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Chevron Oil Well Fire: Ondo Communities Demand $2.5bn Compensation

Oju-Imole oil well owned by Chevron
The twenty one communities affected by the fire incident at Ojumole Oil Well operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State have demanded compensation to the tune of $2.5 billion from the company. The communities made the demand through their spokesman, Dr. Akin Akinruntan, at a public hearing of major stakeholders conducted by the State...

Axxela Bags SON Integrated Management Systems Certifications

Gas and power firm, Axxela Limited has become the first organisation in the Nigerian oil and gas industry to hold the ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management, ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management, and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications simultaneously. The company made this known in a statement on Thursday, February 21, after the Standards Organisation of Nigeria...

Chevron says Ojumole Well 1 fire has been put out

Fire at Oju-Imole oil well owned by Chevron
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) says it has put out the fire that engulfed its Ojumole Well No 1 located at Ugbo Kingdom, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State. The company, operator of the NNPC and CNL Joint Venture, stated this in a statement in Warri on Monday. The fire commenced on April 18, 2019. According to the statement signed by the...

Ojumole: “Negligence of Chevron led to the fire incident” – Ondo Assembly reacts

Fire at Oju-Imole oil well owned by Chevron
The Ondo State House of Assembly has threatened to take drastic actions against the management of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) if it failed to appear before the House to answer questions on the fire incident at its Ojumole Oil Well in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state. Speaker of the House, Bamidele Oleyelogun issued the warning on Thursday, May 9. He...

Pollution: Health Audit Must Be Carried Out In Niger Delta – CSOs

Bayelsa oil spill
Health audit must be carried out across the various communities in the Niger Delta region as part of efforts to address the menace of environmental pollution and degradation, some civil society organisations (CSOs) have demanded. They made the demand during a roundtable programme with the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) on Tuesday, May 21 in Yenagoa. Safety Record can...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Your Safety As You Use Your Generator

By Funmi Obisesan Electricity is no doubt a very essential necessity in modern life. For artisans and small business owners like barbers, hairdressers and so on, regular electricity supply is actually an important tool required for the smooth running of their businesses. In the same vein, religious organisations rely on the supply of electricity for a comfortable atmosphere during their services. The...

“Plastic waste is constituting a major challenge to the environment”, Sanwo-Olu laments

Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged industrial firms in the state to pay more attention to environmental sustainability by reducing their use of plastic. Sanwo-Olu stated this at an Environment Forum themed, ‘The Earth, Our Business, Our Future’ in Lagos on Wednesday, July 3. The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, noted that plastic...

LASBCA Demolishes 30 Distressed Buildings in Lagos Island

While calling on the professional bodies in the said area to make sure their associations were registered by the government, he also called on residents and all key players to help the Lagos state government in achieving its target of a safer Lagos, by notifying the appropriate authorities whenever they sighted any improper structure or dilapidated building within their environs.

Flooding: Why Lagos Must Revisit Lekki Corridor Master Plan – Expert

Lekki flood
A former Chairman, Nigeria Environment Society (NES), Lagos Island Chapter, Mr Victor Emevbore, has said that the state government would reduce perennial flooding in the state by revisiting the abandoned Lekki Corridor master plan. He said that flooding in Lekki and environs would have been effectively curtailed if the state had fully implemented the master plan. “There is no way you build on non-monitored...

Regulating Environmental Pollution for Human Safety

A mother, Sadiya, as fondly called, cried frenziedly on the aisle of a general hospital in her neighbourhood in Abuja as medical personnel worked to announce the autopsy result of her three children that died. Irrespective of pleas to be patient and wait for the result to ascertain the cause of her children’s death, Sadiya continued to curse, blaming the...