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Shell loses Nigeria Bonny Terminal land dispute

The Niger Delta has few major roads and many villages lack electricity and clean water

6 May 2011 Last updated at 16:02

The oil giant Shell has lost its appeal against a ruling that it is not the rightful owner of land where it runs Nigeria’s biggest oil export terminal.

Three years ago, a lower court said the oil firm should pay rent to the local community for Bonny Terminal, but Shell says it bought the land outright.

Shell says it will appeal to the Supreme Court against the judgement. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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