Of course #ShellKnew too: Nigeria has warned it about climate change for 25 years

Of course #ShellKnew too: Nigeria has warned it about climate change for 25 years

Of course Shell knew about climate change too. As Ken Saro-Wiwa once noted, instead of acting responsibly, Shell chose to inflict “genocide” against the people of the Niger Delta, instead. It has continued that path ever since, by continuing to burn oil and gas. And the rising waters of the Niger Delta are part of that crime.

Oil Giant Shell Sued Again Over Nigerian Pollution

Oil Giant Shell Sued Again Over Nigerian Pollution

The serial offender Shell is being sued. Again. The oil giant finds itself in a court in London today for the second time in five years for its ongoing chronic pollution problems in the Niger Delta.

Why Nigeria Still Fears Ken Saro-Wiwa

Why Nigeria Still Fears Ken Saro-Wiwa

Every year today is the one day that I dread. Even now twenty years on, today does not feel like any other day. It is not a normal day. It was twenty years ago today that the world watched in horror when the Nigerian junta murdered the writer and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni.

Murder is Bad – Even in Nigeria

Murder is Bad – Even in Nigeria

On Monday morning, Shell’s “Grassroots Employee Empowerment Division” emailed 71,900 employees. But that division doesn’t exist.

Nigeria: Shell to Pay $5 Billion Fine?

Nigeria: Shell to Pay $5 Billion Fine?

Finally after fifty years of the Nigerian government playing softly, softly with Shell, is the country about to start playing hard-ball with the oil giant? The country’s oil regulator has asked Shell to pay a whopping $5 billion fine for a spill off the country’s southern coast last December. Late last year there was a … Read More

Nigeria Loses $1 Billion a Month in Oil Theft

Nigeria Loses $1 Billion a Month in Oil Theft

Reports coming out of Nigeria this morning are that the country’s President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked senior oil officials from the state oil company NNPC in the interests of “greater transparency and accountability.” Jonathan has come under intense pressure to clean up the country’s oil industry. We have known for a while that theft and … Read More