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24 June 2017

Nigeria: NGOs and communities protest alleged refusal by Okomu Oil to vacate 14,000 hectares of land; company accused of displacing 60,000 rural farmers & destroying forests

Author: Banji Aluko, Nigerian Tribune (Nigeria)

"Environmentalists, groups protest acquisition of 14,000 hectares of land by Okomu Oil", 23 June 2017...

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14 June 2017

Nigeria: Ken Saro-Wiwa Associates & other NGOs say they are disappointed with the slow implementation of remedial action in Ogoni

Author: Davies Iheamnachor, Vanguard (Nigeria)

"Nigeria: Ogoni Cleanup - We're Disappointed, Nothing's Happening - Ken Saro-Wiwa Associates", ...

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12 June 2017

Eni lawsuit (re oil spill in Nigeria)

In May 2017, the Ikebiri community of Nigeria filed a lawsuit against Eni in Italy for clean-up and compensation of nearly 690 million naira (around 2 million euros) following an oil spill in the Niger Delta on 5 April 2010.  The community alleges...

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7 June 2017

Nigeria: Cleanup of pollution from oil production would cost over US$50 billion, says academic study

Author: Udeme Akpan, Ediri Ejoh & Prince Okafor, Vanguard (Nigeria)

Nigeria: Cleanup of Oil Producing Areas to Cost $50 Billion, 6 Jun 2017...

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  • Related companies: Shell
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6 June 2017

Nigeria: Environmental activist writes protest letter to governor over state govt.'s alleged silence and inaction on oil spill incident in Bayelsa

Author: The Guardian (Nigeria)

"Oil Spill: Environmentalist writes Bayelsa governor, seeks help for impacted community", 4 June 2017...

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  • Related companies: Shell
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16 May 2017
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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des Multinationales

Multinationales pétrolières et pollution au Nigeria : un nouveau front juridique s'ouvre en Italie, 10 mai 2017...

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15 May 2017

Eni response

Author: Eni (Italy)

A family from Egebekiri community affirmed being the owner of an area where, in the past, NAOC had stipulated agreements with a different family.  A meeting with the community was held and it was decided to include the new family among the...

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15 May 2017

Nigeria: Bayelsa community protests at Eni's facility; says company has "not paid any royalties since the beginning of oil exploration there over 40 years ago" - Includes company response

 The community of Egebekiri in Bayelsa State in April protested alleged neglect by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), a subsidiary of Italian company, Eni. Community members protested at Agip’s Obama Flow Station, disrupting production. Chief...

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11 May 2017

Nigeria: Workers in the oil industry embark on protest action against "anti-labour practices in Mobil" following the sacking of 83 employees

Author: Segun Adebowale, The Eagle Online (Nigeria)

"Anti-labour practices in Mobil: Workers to cut 660,000bpd oil production in Nigeria", 11 May 2017...

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9 May 2017

Africa: Columnist says political will necessary for successful implementation of proposed policy on business & human rights

Author: Romola Adeola, in The Conversation (So. Africa)

"Why the African Union must press ahead with a business and human rights policy"...

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