Nigerian agencies seek $11.5 billion oil spill payout from Shell

(Reuters) – Two Nigerian government agencies told a parliamentary hearing on Thursday that Royal Dutch Shell should pay a total of $11.5 billion in compensation for damage caused by an oil spill at its offshore Bonga field in December 2011. Shell has said that there is no legal basis for the proposed fines and the […]

Delta leaders congratulate Dafinone

Delta leaders on Tuesday congratulated Senator David Dafinone on his attainment of 86, praising the renowned accountant and astute politician for making Nigeria, particularly Delta State proud by his achievements in the accounting profession and politics. A statement by the Chairman of Delta Politicians, Businessmen and Professional Forum, Mr. Abel Minna described Senator Dafinone as […]

Dutch court to deliver judgment on Shell-Nigerian Farmer’s case today

A Dutch court is set to deliver ruling on the Shell/ Nigeria pollution case tomorrow, January 30, as analysts believe the case could open the door to more compensation claims against international companies. This is the first time a host community has pursued a civil liability claim in the country, Shell has its headquarters in […]

Balkans, Singapore top buyers of stolen Nigerian oil: expert

By Tim Cocks, Reuters LAGOS (Reuters) – The main buyers of the 180,000 barrels of oil that thieves steal from Nigeria each day are organised criminal networks in the Balkans and refiners in Singapore, according to a former presidential advisor who launched a campaign against the practice on Monday. Dele Cole, a politician from the […]

Shell attacked over four-year delay in Niger delta oil spill clean-up

Energy firm’s attempts to clear pollution resulting from two large spills in 2008 described as ‘amateurish’ by assessors  Two large crude oil spills from Shell pipelines in the Niger delta four years ago have still not been cleaned up by the company despite an outcry by the UN, Amnesty International and the Nigerian government […]

Rampant oil theft ravages Nigeria’s Delta

(Reuters) – The sound of fleeing feet rustles from the undergrowth in this swampy enclave in Nigeria’s Delta, where a fire burns beneath an open tank of crude oil and black smoke fills the sky. Criminal gangs are quick to run when boats approach the illegal refineries all over the Niger Delta, a region of […]


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