100 mile oil spill in Nigeria

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Big Oil doing what Big Oil does. The track record in Nigeria is already bad, but this one stands out. Oil from an offshore spill has spread roughly 100 nautical miles after a leak occurred ...

Nigerian Senate passes bill banning gay everything

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Pathetic. From the Washington Post: … “Such elements in society should be killed,” said Sen. Baba-Ahmed Yusuf Datti … Other additions to the bill include making ...

Nigeria wants to ban, criminalize gay marriage

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Because gay marriage is the biggest challenge Nigeria faces.

Terrorist attacks claim at least 65 in Nigeria

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Even in a country that is familiar with violence, this is enormous. The Guardian: At least 65 people were killed in a spate of coordinated gun and bomb attacks in the Nigerian city ...

Nigeria’s deal to drop Cheney bribery charges ‘illegal’

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Sounds like more deal-making could be ahead in Nigeria. In a letter to Nigeria’s anti-corruption watchdog, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, a prominent lawyer in Abuja, said the withdrawal of charges ...

WikiLeaks: Pfizer ‘used dirty tricks’ against Nigerian AG to avoid lawsuit

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Nothing is too shocking with the Big Pharma industry but exposing it is helpful. Who is Washington finds this offensive? Hmmm, probably those politicians who receive campaign contributions ...

WikiLeaks: Shell has deep connections into Nigerian government

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Again, this is not much of a surprise, but it’s still interesting to see what many suspected confirmed. The part that was somewhat of a surprise was the alleged links between ...

Nigeria to file bribery charges against Dick Cheney

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Now this is shocking. Not the charges, but that someone is serious about pressing charges against Cheney and that Interpol will issue a warrant. Nigeria will file charges against former ...

Rocket attacks hit Nigerian capital

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This is probably not the way many in Nigeria expected to celebrate the anniversary. The Guardian: At least eight people were killed in Nigeria today when suspected militants from the ...

Big Oil’s other spill zone disaster: Nigeria

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Being outside of the media spotlight for the rich countries, Nigeria doesn’t receive the same media attention. That’s not to say the problem doesn’t exist though. ...

Big Oil and the gas flares of Nigeria

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How is it possibly fair that such practices are illegal elsewhere in the world yet uses in Nigeria? As we watch the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, it’s hard to have very much ...

Shell settles on Nigerian human rights case

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The payout is small by American standards but it is still encouraging news for human rights. The process was slow but it’s amazing to think it even came to this point. The Independent: ...

Nigerian Christians are killing children as “witches”

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Ah, Nigerian Christians. These are the same wonderful people who are trying to lecture churches in developed countries about how we should (mis)treat gay people. Yes, let’s aspire ...
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