Monday, July 23, 2012

Wikileaks: U.S. cables show Shell controls Nigeria government "The oil giant Shell claimed it had inserted staff into all the main ministries of the Nigerian government, giving it access to politicians' every move in the oil-rich Niger Delta, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable."

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Nigeria: the wages of oil -- death

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At least 95 killed in Nigeria tanker truck fire - SFGate: People gather next to a burnt minibus after a Nigerian petrol tanker tipped over and pools of spilled oil caught fire in Okogbe on July 12, 2012. More than 100 people who rushed to scoop up fuel after a Nigerian petrol tanker tipped over on July 12 were killed. Children were among those killed, while dozens more were badly burned, despite a warning from troops who arrived at the crash site that a blaze could ignite at any moment. The tanker driving in the southern Rivers state swerved as it was trying to avoid a collision with three oncoming vehicles including a bus, said Kayode Olagunju, head of the state's Federal Road Safety Commission.

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