Nigeria’s Ogonis Divided Over Resuming Oil Productioni
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March 06, 2015 5:24 AM
More than two decades ago, Nigeria’s Ogoni people forced Shell oil company to cease drilling on their land, saying it was polluting the environment. Now, some Ogonis say it’s time for the oil to flow once again. Chris Stein reports from Kegbara Dere, Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Ogonis Divided Over Resuming Oil Production

Published March 06, 2015

More than two decades ago, Nigeria’s Ogoni people forced Shell oil company to cease drilling on their land, saying it was polluting the environment. Now, some Ogonis say it’s time for the oil to flow once again. Chris Stein reports from Kegbara Dere, Nigeria.


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by: Josie Megg from: Any Town
March 06, 2015 5:35 AM
About 100,000 barrels of oil spills by Shell BP is quite an alarming calamities to the Ogoni land and devaluation for the rights of Ogoni people beyond just a human being. Shell BP oil spills destroyed the lives and livelihood of the Ogoni people. Homes went on fire, people were either burnt to death or disfigured for life, Killed the fishes and sea mammals in the river, destroyed farm crops and produce, destroyed animals in the forest. Shell BP and Abacha teamed up to have Ken Saro Wiwa sent to the gallow and be hanged to death for advocating against Shell BP destruction of the Ogoni land and people. The land and lives of the Ogoni people matters, and Shell BP settlement to pay a token of only $83.5 million plus clean up for the worst oil spill in Southern Delta region is a slap in the wrist. Shell BP should have been made to pay quad-trillion, trillion dollars plus clean up.