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DPR, NOSDRA Investigate Alleged Seplat Oil Leaks in Delta Communities

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DPR, NOSDRA Investigate Oil leakage in Delta Communities

The oil industry regulator, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), is investigating incidents of oil leaks allegedly linked to Seplat Petroleum operations in two communities in Delta State.

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This investigation is being conducted together with the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), and Delta State Ministry of Environment, with the assistance of the company.

Seplat is a leading indigenous energy company operating in the Niger Delta region.

Recently, a few households in Okpe and Sapele communities in the state complained over the alleged presence of hydrocarbons in their shallow water wells.

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According to Seplat Petroleum, after receiving the protest letters from the two communities, activated its emergency response mechanism to unravel the details about the incident.

The company said the mechanism included the constitution of an investigation team to probe the reported incident and ascertain its authenticity, while proffering solutions.

The team comprised the DPR, NOSDRA, and Delta State Ministry of Environment, which conducted a joint investigation visit to the affected communities, alongside the Seplat emergency response team.

Apart from the investigation team, Seplat said it has continued to take particular interest in the safety and welfare of residents of the two affected communities.

“Seplat has prioritized the safety of the residents of the affected area by providing potable water and secured the water wells from access,” the company said.

“None of the wells has any signs of hydrocarbon in the water. No oil leaks or seepages have been traced back to the Seplat operated facilities,” it added.

The company promised to continue supporting the investigation and provide palliatives to the households in line with its health, safety and environment culture in all areas of its operations.

Apart from carrying out regular checks of other water boreholes in the adjoining vicinity, the company said it has drilled additional test boreholes for the people.

While acknowledging the cooperation of the affected households and communities for their peaceful handling of the issue, the company reassured them of efforts to expedite the investigation to unravel the root cause of the incident.

Seplat said it has built strong partnerships with its vital local communities, promoting trust and confidence amongst its various stakeholders, ultimately resulting in a stable operating environment that facilitates the creation of shared value.

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Kim Kardashian wants to give 1000 people $500 each

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Kim Kardashian wants to give 1000 people $500 each

Reality television star, Kim Kardashian has announced that she wants to send $500 each to a thousand people in recognition of a tough year caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

Kim, who was bashed last month for posting receipts of $1m she spent on holiday, said the monetary relief she’ll be sending will be disbursed on a first come, first served basis.

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She wrote on Twitter;

“Hey guys! 2020 has been hard and many are worried about paying rent or putting food on their table,” the reality star tweeted to her 68 million followers on Monday afternoon. “I want to spread the love by sending $500 to 1000 people.”

She followed with instructions on how to get their tweet noticed and the money paid.

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Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

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Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

The management of the airline disclosed this in a statement released today Friday, December 4. The management hinged its decision to sack the workers on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations.

The press statement titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”, reads in part

“Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.

“The leadership of the impacted unions has been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”

Gistflash gathered that Passengers are already stranded the airport with the flight fully booked and no one to attend to them

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Gov. Sule Orders DPMs, DFS To Proceed on Compulsory 3-Month Suspension over Alleged Fraud of 600m

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Gov. Sule Orders DPMs, DFS to Proceed on Compulsory 3-Month Suspension over Alleged Fraud of 600m

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Sunday directed the Local Government Service Com­mission (LGSC) to send all the Directors of Personal Management (DPMs) and Directors of Finance and Supplies (DFS) in the 13 local governments and 18 development areas to go on compulsory suspension for three months.

Sule said the suspension was to monitor the pay­ment of salaries of local government workers by the state auditor general, which was lingering for three months.

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The directive was contained in a statement signed by Public Relations Officer in the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ibrahim Adamu Shigafar­ta, and made available to newsmen in Lafia, the state capital.

Gistflash gathered that the council officials were suspended because they refused to work with directive of the a committee set up by government to investigate the discrepancies and high wage bills incurred by local governments.

 

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