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African king sues Shell over Niger Delta oil spills

Royal Dutch Shell is being sued by an African king in a second case related to two oil spills at Bodo in the Niger Delta.

Shell is already facing a class action on behalf of 69,000 people in Bodo over the spills in 2008. Photo: GETTY

Rowena Mason

By 9:00PM BST 06 Aug 2011

The suit was filed at London’s High Court less than two weeks ago on behalf of King Felix Sunday Berebon of Bodo and 18 other parties.

Shell and its joint venture with the Nigerian government, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), were already facing a class action on behalf of 69,000 people in Bodo over the spills in 2008.

In this first case, SPDC said it will take responsibility and pay compensation. It is currently in negotiations over a settlement and the claim against Shell, the parent company, has ceased. read more

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Niger Delta villagers go to the Hague to fight against oil gant Shell

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A man walks on slippery spilled crude oil on the shores of the Niger Delta swamps of Bodo, a village in Niger’s oil-producing Ogoniland. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Goi is now a dead village. The two fish ponds, bakery and chicken farm that used to be the pride and joy of its chief deacon, Barrisa Tete Dooh, lie abandoned, covered in a thick black layer. The village’s fishing creek is contaminated; the school has been looted; the mangrove forests are coated in bitumen and everyone has left, refugees from a place blighted by the exploitation of the region’s most valuable asset: crude oil. read more

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Shell Defends Self Over Oil Pollution in Ogoniland

By  Chuks Okocha  and Omon-Julius Onabu

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria has absolved itself of any wrongdoing in respect of the widely reported 2008 oil spills in Ogoni communities in the Niger-Delta.

Apparently reacting to the recent report by the United Nations Environmental Programme on the pollution of Ogoniland, which indicted Shell, SPDC Managing Director, Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu, said “oil spills in the Niger-Delta are a tragedy,” adding, also, that the company “takes them very seriously”. read more

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