Friday, December 21, 2012

In Nigeria, capitalist greed wastes petrol, impoverishes people

Burning Pipeline Fire Sign of Nigeria's Woes - ABC News: "The pipeline explosion here in Ije Ododo shows the ongoing problems oil-rich Nigeria faces. While the nation's politicians and businessmen have long profited from the country's production of roughly 2 million barrels of oil a day, many Nigerians remain desperately poor and take dangerous risks to try and earn a living.

Meanwhile, nothing ever seems to change, locals say.

"That sort of thing always happens every year," resident Samuel Otor said with a shrug."

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