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Oil & Poverty in the Niger Delta
16 Mar
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Oil & Poverty in the Niger Delta

...the oil boom has become, to the people of the Niger Delta region, a doom, and years of official neglect has resulted in the Niger Delta Region of today being the epitome of hunger, poverty and injustice.Rural & Remote Health Online - 2004 Today, as you read this, the Nigerian government and the oil companies operating in the Niger Delta will gross over US$120 million from pumping oil and gas in the Niger Delta. Tomorrow will be around the same. Every day, around 2 million barrels of oil are pumped from the Niger Delta. At $60 a barrel, that's $120…
Menace of Oil Spill In Niger Delta (By Innocent I. Edemhanria)
16 Mar
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Menace of Oil Spill In Niger Delta (By Innocent I. Edemhanria)

Oil spill is a common sight in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria and several communities have suffered the devastating effect of such spills. At the end it is the local communities located around such oil installations that bear the brunt. The spills are sometimes caused by several factors including poorly maintained infrastructure located around high pressure oil pipeline. When accidents occur, these pipelines get damaged and spill off its content. Activities of oil bunkers where local people break into pipelines and wells to steal the content have resulted to damaged pipelines there by leaving them to leak. In many…