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SPDC: Esau’s hand and Jacob’s Voice

THE Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, manifests ambivalence in its dealings with the people of the Niger Delta region where it has explored and exploited crude oil for six decades beginning in 1956 when it struck fortune in Oloibiri. Shell (as SPDC) is generally and sometimes fondly called among the people of the Niger Delta region has become a significant index in the consciousness of the people. Shell registered its presence in many communities where it found oil and turned their fortunes around for good or for ill, but more of the later. Shell lubricated the economy of capitalist Europe, but turned our homelands, from Oloibiri to Olomoro, Ogoni to Ugono, Uzere to Evwreni, and many more into empty shells. However, as part of Shell’s ambivalent manifestation of fortune and misfortune, it also had a salutary effect on the region by way of boosting the local economy, creating new jobs and accelerating urbanisation.
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Ogoni clean-up commences in 2 weeks – FG

Ogoni clean-up commences in 2 weeks – FG

“The governance structures that have been put in place, the opening of the Ogoni Trust Fund has been able to mobilise $180 million from the oil companies.” Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Federal Government yesterday announced that 21 firms are to mobilise to site in the next two weeks following the contribution of $180 million by […]
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Flood victims get succour, as SPDC distributes relief materials in Ahoada

‘No Going Back On Arrest Of Ex-DSS DG, Ekpeyong, Ayo Oke – Magu Vows

FLOOD victims from Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State, got succour as the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) distributed relief materials across four Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. Presenting the relief items at […]
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Bonny Terminal: Oil exports, revenue under threat over court order

Bonny Terminal: Oil exports, revenue under threat over court order

Adewale Sanyaolu Except urgent steps are taken, Nigeria may record a major revenue loss in the oil sector following a 2008 Rivers State High Court judgment asking Shell to forfeit the land where the Bonny crude oil terminal is located. Should the 2008 judgment by Justice Margaret Opara of the Rivers State High Court be […]
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SPDC appeals court ruling on MD, others

SPDC appeals court ruling on MD, others

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has appealed a Rivers State High Court order sentencing its Managing Director and two others to three months inprisonment for contempt of court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a Port Harcourt High Court on Tuesday sentenced the company’s managing director, Mr Osagie Okunbor, and two others toRead More …

PANDEF opposes sale of OML 25, vows to resist move

PANDEF opposes sale of OML 25, vows to resist move

Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), led by Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has opposed the planned sale of Belema oil field, OML 25,  by Shell Petroleum Development Company to Chrester Nigeria Ltd. This is even as it accused SPDC of instigating an attack by soldiers on Kula Kingdom, Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers […]
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Jones Abiri: Court delivers judgment in N200m suit against SSS

Jones Abiri: Court delivers judgment in N200m suit against SSS

Agbadua informed the court through a counter affidavits that Abiri was hiding under the Journalism profession
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