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6 July 2010

[PDF] Revenue transparency to mitigate the resource curse in the Niger Delta? - Potential and Reality of NEITI

Author: Marie Müller, Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

…Nigeria can serve as an interesting test case for inquiring to what extent revenue transparency can actually contribute to greater accountability…The paper is therefore guided by the question: To what extent can the Nigeria Extractive Industries...

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2 August 2010

Nigeria Oil Producers Agree to Set Up Fund to Cover Costs of Oil Spills

Author: Elisha Bala-Gbogbo, Bloomberg

International oil companies operating in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region agreed to set up a fund to cover the costs of oil spills, the country’s environment minister said. There were about 3,000 reported cases of spills between 2006 and 2010 in the delta...

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28 September 2010

[PDF] press release: "Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches online hub: 'Human rights impacts of oil pollution: U.S. Gulf Coast, Ecuador, Nigeria'"

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The new portal impartially presents reports, articles and videos from all sides. What are the victims, advocates, companies and commentators saying? Are the abuses continuing? Are past abuses being addressed? Are steps being taken to prevent further...

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7 October 2010

Nigeria at 50

Author: Roger Bate, Legatum Fellow in Global Prosperity at the American Enterprise Institute, in Wall Street Journal

This month Nigeria celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain, but it was not a happy occasion...[F]ew locals have yet to gain the basic rights to private property and due process that would have let them benefit from the country...

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9 December 2010

WikiLeaks cables: Shell's grip on Nigerian state revealed

Author: David Smith, Guardian [UK]

The oil giant Shell claimed it had inserted staff into all the main ministries of the Nigerian government, giving it access to politicians' every move in the oil-rich Niger Delta, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable...Campaigners tonight said...

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16 December 2010

Ten Killed in Lagos Pipeline Explosion [Nigeria]

Author: Daily Independent [Nigeria]

Lagos witnessed another pipeline explosion…in which about 10 people were feared dead and about 17 declared missing...Eyewitnesses said large quantities of petroleum products that were not properly cleaned up from the breach caught fire. Pipeline...

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18 January 2011

N’ Delta: FG, NNPC can be sued but not Shell, ELF, Chevron, & Total, rules ECOWAS Court [Nigeria]

Author: Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project (SERAP)

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja has held that it has jurisdiction to entertain a case brought by the Registered Trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Federal Government and six oil...

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8 February 2011

NOSDRA drags PPMC to court over oil spill [Nigeria]

Author: Emma Arubi, Vanguard [Nigeria]

THE lead federal government agency in charge of oil spill management in the Nigerian Petroleum Sector, the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, has dragged the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company Limited, PPMC, a subsidiary of...

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10 February 2011

New briefing on business & human rights in Anglophone Africa, by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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10 February 2011

[PDF] Business & human rights in Anglophone Africa – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Anglophone Africa over the past year... [Headings:] Examples of the “resource curse” ...HIV/AIDS and TB...Dams:...

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