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19 August 2012

Shell spending millions of dollars on security in Nigeria, leaked data shows

Author: Afua Hirsch and John Vidal, Guardian [UK]

Activists expressed concern that the escalating cost of Shell's security operation in the [Niger] delta was further destabilising the oil rich region and helping to fuel rampant corruption and criminality [including human rights abuses by soldiers and...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] Security services code of conduct on human rights [Nigeria]

Author: Chevron Nigeria-Mid Africa SBU

- We will ensure that all private and government security personnel deployed to our operations are made aware of our commitment to and expectations on human rights......

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17 May 2010

[PDF] Digging Deeper: Can NEITI contribute to conflict management in the Niger Delta region?

Author: Uche Igwe, Bonn International Centre for Conversion Bulletin

…NEITI (Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) may contribute positively to the reduction...

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16 February 2010

Shell in the Niger Delta: A Framework for Change - five case-studies from civil society [Nigeria]

Author: Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility [UK]

ECCR's most recent report…provides an update on, the social and environmental impacts of the operations of Royal Dutch Shell's Nigerian subsidiary, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), and explores what needs to change. At the report's core...

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6 January 2010

2 workers shot dead at Chevron plant in Nigeria

Author: Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

Nigerian soldiers shot two contract workers dead and injured four others at an under-construction Chevron Corp. plant, causing a riot that left several buildings destroyed and halted operations, officials said Wednesday. .. Scott Walker, a spokesman...

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9 June 2009

Some release from the torments of the past

Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, in Guardian, Comment is Free

In the end we collectively agreed to settle because the terms and conditions of the offer from Shell enabled us to gain some measure of psychological or financial relief, provided for a contribution towards the future development of our community. ...

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8 June 2009

Shell settles human rights suit for $15.5M

Author: Chris Kahn, Associated Press

Royal Dutch Shell agreed to a $15.5 million settlement Monday to end a lawsuit alleging that the oil giant was complicit in the executions of activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and other civilians by Nigeria's former military regime. Shell…said it agreed to...

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7 January 2009

Fighting for Nigeria's oil wealth

Author: Sue Lloyd-Roberts, BBC Newsnight

The Niger Delta, a region the size of England, is littered with violence and gas flares...The flares have become symbols of the region and the paradox that exists in an area where you find one of the world's richest oil regions alongside some of the...

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2 December 2008
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Author: AFP

...Chevron a salué lundi la décision d'un tribunal fédéral de San Francisco...qui l'a acquitté d'une accusation de complicité d'atteinte aux droits de l'Homme dans une affaire de prise d'otages sanglante au Nigeria...Le pétrolier avait réclamé l'aide...

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19 June 2007

Nigeria: Another Approach to Resolving Resource Conflicts

Author: Godwin Haruna, This Day [Nigeria]

With a theme: "Resolving Resource Conflicts in Nigeria", participants were drawn from all strata of the society and communities in the Niger Delta. The one-day parley was organised by ERA with support from Oxfam/Novib as part of its democracy outreach...

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