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One of our sources: Joe McGinniss, the famed ‘journalist provocateur’

Extract from a Joe McGinniss email to a PR officer for one of the organizations supporting the plaintiffs in the Wiwa v Shell case, in which Joe (right) criticised the $15.5 million settlement:  But I can’t help sensing that after finally reaching the point where you were about to show the world the evidence of […]

Nigerian Federal Government, Shell and the Ogoni: Treachery all round?

Extract from an article by Ifeanyi Izeze published 21 July 2014 by ngex.com Without doubt, treachery has continued to be the defining attribute in the tripartite relationship between Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and the Federal Government on one side and the Ogoni people of Rivers state with the Rivers state government on […]

Respond To Shell Allegation Of Non-Release Of Ogoni Remediation Funds

ARTICLE BY LARA ADEJORO PUBLISHED 8 JULY 2014 BY THE DAILY TIMES OF NIGERIA  The disclosure by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) that the Nigerian government was frustrating the release of funds for the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Assessment on Ogoniland has come as a rude shock and the Ogoni people […]

Shell signs surveillance deal with Ogoni, denies plot to resume oil production

Extracts from TheGuardian (Nigeria) article by Kelvin Ebiri published 19 June 2014 SHELL Petroleum Development Company has said its signing of multimillion dollar pipeline surveillance contract with some Ogoni communities in Rivers State, is not a plot to resume oil production there. The company which was forced to shut its operational activities in Ogoni in […]

Esther Kiobel castigates UK and Dutch joint intervention in U.S. Supreme Court Case

Esther Kiobel of Kiobel-v-Shell fame speaking at an Amnesty International Event By John Donovan Amnesty International published an article in April 2014 revealing that the British government had intervened on the side of Royal Dutch Shell in the Kiobel-v-Shell case before the U.S. Supreme Court  and had done so after being lobbied by Shell. A related […]

Shell chief to visit Nigeria in effort to clean up oil spills

Extract from a Guardian article by Terry Macalister published Sunday 1 June 2014 Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of Shell, will go to Nigeria this week to try to restore his firm’s tarnished reputation by winning local support for a clean-up strategy to tackle old oil spills in the Delta. FULL ARTICLE (c) Guardian […]

Ogonis charge Nigerian Federal Government and Shell on UNEP report

Extract from a Daily Post article by Victor Azubuike published 28 May 2014 The people of Ogoni are calling on the Federal Government to set up a structure to help facilitate the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, report following a new revelation by Shell. “Following last week’s surprise announcement by Shell’s new CEO, […]

‘Cleaned’ Nigerian sites still blighted by oil as Shell’s efforts to contain spills makes slow progress, says report

Swathes of land and waterways in the Niger Delta are once again blighted with oil only months on from Shell’s clean-up efforts… Extracts from a This is Money article by Rob Davies published 26 May 2014 Shell’s efforts to contain spills in Nigeria are making stuttering progress, with supposedly restored sites still mired in oil, […]

Royal Dutch Shell shameful record of appeasement

By John Donovan For nearly a hundred years the Royal Dutch Shell Group has appeased and collaborated with evil regimes including Nazi Germany, Nigeria, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Apartheid South Africa and with Putin of Russia, despite his annexation of Sakhalin2 and Crimea. Anything to earn a buck irrespective of ethics, […]

Seething review of Mark Moody-Stuart book: Responsible Leadership

Extracts from a review by Danny Chivers of the recently published book by retired Royal Dutch Shell Group Chairman Sir Mark Moody-Stuart: “RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP: Lessons from the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics” Article originally published under the headline: “If this is responsible leadership, then I’m an Ogoni” Reading this book was a strange experience. […]

Did Vince Cable recuse himself from Kiobel v Shell controversy?

Vince Cable Described As ‘Minister For Shell’ In Letter From Oil Giant By John Donovan Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills was formerly a senior Royal Dutch Shell executive. It has recently come to light that Shell successfully lobbied his department to intervene on Shell’s behalf in a case being […]