niger delta

Shell admits funding Niger Delta "warlords"

Posted by BenAmunwa — 2 May 2012 at 12:46pm - Comments
Mother and child in Oru Sangama following military raid
All rights reserved. Credit: George Osodi
Mother and child in Oru Sangama following military raid

A guest blog from Ben Amunwa, campaigner with oil industry watchdog Platform. 

A recent video published online shows a Shell executive admitting that the oil giant could easily be funding what he describes as “warlords” and militants in Nigeria. You can watch the video here, (see 57mins - 1hr). The admission comes soon after the announcement that 11,000 Nigerians are due to take Shell to court in London over two major oil spills in the town of Bodo in 2008 to 2009. Shell has refused to pay adequate compensation for the destruction caused to the environment and livelihoods of local residents.

The price of oil: Shell in the Niger Delta

Posted by jamess — 7 October 2011 at 3:00pm - Comments
UN confirmed that Shell's oil spills could take 30 years to clean up
All rights reserved. Credit: George Osodi
UN confirmed that Shell's oil spills could take 30 years to clean up

A guest blog from Ben Amunwa, campaigner with oil industry watchdog Platform

This time last year I was standing in a vast pool of oily water. It used to be a fish pond for local villagers, but now everywhere was coated with oil and the stench of petroleum was overpowering. A light rain was falling.

UN confirmed that Shell's oil spills could take 30 years to clean up

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