Posts in Niger Delta
- Rick Perry tells an African Oil Conference: "it’s in fossil fuels that you will see real growth"
- The decades’ long struggle for social and environmental justice in the Niger Delta continues, largely unseen by the wider world.
- 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.
- Nigerian activist Nnimmi Bassey on the state's efforts to crush memory of the struggle against Shell
- Sometimes the best protests are the most simple and symbolic. Yesterday, Shell’s shareholders and senior management at the company’s AGM in the Hague were presented with an “erratum” to the company’s recent Annual Report. The spoof report by Friends of the Earth looks like a real Shell report, until you start to read it. For...
Continue reading 'And for Shell We Present an “Erratum”'.
- This is bad news, which could have serious ramifications for holding companies legally accountable in the US for their operations abroad. And it has virtually received no press attention at all. Last Friday the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a suit brought by the Ogoni, who alleged that Shell was complicit in human...
Continue reading 'Court rules companies can’t be sued under Alien Tort'.
- If a tobacco company gave the World Health Organisation a $10 million grant to examine the health effects of smoking, health campaigners would be outraged. They would also treat the results with great suspicion. And the fact that Shell gave UNEP $10 million dollars to examine the cause of oil spills in Ogoni means that...
Continue reading 'Nigeria: Independent Figures Dispute UN’s Findings'.
- BP may be paying out money faster than its going out of fashion for the Gulf of Mexico spill, but its arch-rival Shell is still not ready to part with its cash. Yesterday, the oil giant’s Nigerian subsidiary, SPDC, announced that it was going to appeal against the judgment of a Federal High Court, which...
Continue reading 'Back In the Other Gulf, Shell Appeals Landmark Ruling'.
- Five years ago, I co-authored a book called “The Next Gulf- London, Washington and Oil Conflict in Nigeria”, that – as the title suggested – looked at the interlinked nature of oil politics from America, the UK and West Africa. In part the book details the grievances of the people of the Niger Delta –...
Continue reading 'From One Gulf to Another'.
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