AN URGENT APPEAL TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR DOUYE DIRI FOR SWIFT INTERVENTION BETWEEN NIGERIAN AGIP OIL COMPANY (NAOC) LIMITED AND IKEBIRI KINGDOM OVER THE RECENT  OIL SPILL.

URGENT APPEAL TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR DOUYE DIRI FOR SWIFT INTERVENTION

Piriye Kiyaramo Your Excellency, we are members of Ikebiri Development Foundation, IDF, an umbrella elite group out to champion development for Ikebiri kingdom, comprising, Ikebiri 1, 2, 3 and 4 communities in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. We represent a platform for meaningful dialogue and partnership with critical stakeholders in government, the private sector and civil…

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AS FTSE4GOOD NAMES ENI FOR 14 CONSECUTIVE YEARS; GROUP LAMENTS ENI’S INSENSITIVITY TO HOST COMMUNITIES IN NIGERIA

By Piriye Kiyaramo Eni has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the fourteenth consecutive year, gaining an overall position in the top 5% of the oil & gas companies evaluated, following the Agency’s latest half-year interim review. Additionally, Eni has joined the Leadership band of Vigeo Eiris’ ESG Assessment, which raised Eni’s evaluation to “Advanced” from “Robust” in its…

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REMARK BY CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF IKEBIRI DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (IDF) DURING THE INAUGURATION OF OIL AND GAS, SECURITY COMMITTEES OF IDF AT KINGDOM GRACE MISSION, OXBOW LAKE ON JANUARY .12, 2020 BY 4PM

Glory Edoni It gives me joy that Ikebiri Kingdom has been able to muster the courage to foster peace and unity under the platform of Ikebiri Development Foundation (IDF). Today’s event, which marks the official inauguration of key committees, namely; oil and gas and security, will certainly go down in history as a bold attempt by the people of…

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Nigerian Village Sues Eni for $2.2 Million Tied To 2010 Pipeline Explosion

By Zainab Calcuttawala – May 04, 2017. Italian Eni is facing a lawsuit from a Nigerian village that demands financial compensation from damages caused by a pipeline explosion in 2010, according to the Italian lawyer representing the village in the Milan case. Ikebiri, located in the Niger Delta, demands a payout of $2.2 million in addition to a commitment to clean up the…

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THE AUDACIOUS LAUNCH Of ONE MILLION YOUTH VOLUNTEERS’ NETWORK ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION, NIGER DELTA CULTURAL PARK INITIATIVE.

THE AUDACIOUS LAUNCH Of ONE MILLION YOUTH VOLUNTEERS’ NETWORK ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION, NIGER DELTA CULTURAL PARK INITIATIVE.

By Piriye Kiyaramo The 2019 International Human Rights Day has come and gone but the significance of this year’s International Human Rights Day remains the audacious launch of a One Million Youth Volunteers’ Network on Anti-corruption and a proposed Niger Delta Cultural Park initiative, spearheaded by a non-governmental organization, Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) in Port Harcourt, in…

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LOCAL CRUDE OIL REFINING AS ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF LIVELIHOOD, JOB CREATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE NIGER DELTA.

By Piriye Kiyaramo Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo during his maiden tour of Niger Delta states in the capacity of Acting President of the federal republic of Nigeria in 2017 promised to build modular refineries in oil producing communities an alternative source of livelihood, job creation and environmental sustainability in the Niger Delta region as part the federal…

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Boat Mishaps: Who Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria’s Inland Waterways of Death?

Boat Mishaps: Who Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria’s Inland Waterways of Death?

In 2018, cases of fatal boat mishaps were numerous. Despite this, the masses are still being encouraged to travel by water to reduce the gridlock and strain on the roads. But the recent ugly experience involving no less a personality than the managing director of NIWA must serve as the spur government needs to put things right and ensure…

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