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The Neglected Niger Delta: How Politicians Can Help Themselves (and Everyone Else)

The Niger Delta region of Nigeria has emerged from the 2015 election season with a population feeling both politically and materially wounded. Goodluck Jonathan’s electoral defeat produced an almost overnight change in patronage channels, while the continuing slump in oil prices has dramatically slowed the share of revenues to the states in the region.

These losses are keenly felt by those connected to the politically-fueled patronage and contracting chains that reach across Nigeria. Yet for many more, the sense is more of a loss of hope as aspirations tied to the outgoing administration remain unfulfilled.

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Nigeria: ‘Real TV’ Fights Violence with Glitz & Glamor – Nollywood’s Jeta Amata

Washington, DC — Conflict related to Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria captures headlines, but another region of Africa’s most populous nation also grapples with unrest. Since the 1990s, violence has plagued the Niger River Delta, which includes nine southern states, including the three leading oil producers – Rivers, Delta and Baylesa.

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‘Downright False’: Shell Accused of Misreporting Oil Spills in the Niger Delta

A new report from Amnesty International accuses oil companies, in particular Royal Dutch Shell, of failing to report the true nature of oil spills in the resource-rich Niger Delta.

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Shell Case Shows Failure of Nigerian Judiciary

The decision by The Hague over Shell’s liability for polluting in the Niger Delta shows that justice is possible – but it is extremely hard to achieve if you are taking on a massive multinational, says Amnesty International’s Africa programme director Audrey Gaughran.

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Timeline of corporate human rights abuses in Nigeria

Platform have created this excellent Timeline which documents the actions and interactions of all those directly and indirectly involved with the exploration and exploitation of oil in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

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Niger Delta: Shell under fire

Oct14

Another oil spillage in the Niger Delta of Nigeria has sparked further protests among local communities who say their water source and crops have been contaminated.Video byVOXAFRICA

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