Royal Dutch Shell Group .com Rotating Header Image

Posts on ‘March 27th, 2011’

Oil firms showcase giving ahead of Nigeria poll, but many blame them for environmental damage

  • JON GAMBRELL  Associated Press
  • First Posted: March 27, 2011 – 10:49 am

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria — Posters show smiling students posing after receiving university scholarships. New roads appear on formerly potholed mud tracts. Millions of dollars are promised to improve the lives of the desperate poor.

These campaigns by oil company Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other foreign firms make it seem they are running for office in crude-rich Nigeria, which will hold crucial presidential, federal and local elections in the coming weeks. The multinational firms have spent hundred of millions of dollars toward projects they advertise as improving the life of those living in the country’s troubled Niger Delta. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
%d bloggers like this: