In the Media: Nigeria’s oil: Crude Politics

from the Economist
Mar 28th 2015

“DEAD fish wash up on the once-fertile shores of creeks around Bodo, a town in the Niger delta, that are covered with crude oil more than six years after two massive spills. Locals have only now received compensation from Shell, the oil firm responsible for the leaks. For the first time in half a decade, fishermen have cash to start businesses, repair their houses and send children to school. But most other villagers in this Ogoniland region of the delta wish Nigeria had never struck oil at all. “Look,” says the chief of a tiny town called B-Dere, just a few miles from Bodo. He gestures to the deathly-black banks still bearing the marks of the slicks. ‘There is nothing to drink, nowhere to fish. What good has come from it?'”

Read the Whole Article: http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21647361-broken-oil-industry-source-many-woes-crude-politics

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