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WikiLeaks exposes Shell’s infiltration of Nigeria’s government

The recent WikiLeaks revelations have exposed the high level of influence, infiltration and intelligence-gathering that global oil companies have in resource-rich nations in Africa, specifically Shell’s role in Nigeria. Shell gained information on all aspects of Nigeria’s oil business.

Leaked US diplomatic cables from last year, carried by a number of international newspapers and magazines, show that Royal Dutch Shell – among the major oil producers in Nigeria – have infiltrated key Nigerian ministries and have been using links to US officials to gain information on rival oil companies in the country, and the movements and objectives of militants in the Niger Delta region.

Shell’s level of penetration into the governmental structure of Nigeria – one of the world’s largest oil exporters – have given the company access to politicians and decision-makers at the highest level, providing it with insider knowledge of all movements and negotiations within those ministries. read more

Shell probes reported kidnap of 3 Nigerian staff

LAGOS, June 5 (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell said on Friday it was investigating reports that three of its Nigerian staff had been kidnapped in separate incidents in the Niger Delta.

Nigerian gunmen kill policeman, kidnap Briton

LAGOS, April 6 (Reuters) - Nigerian gunmen kidnapped a British oil services worker and shot dead one of his police escorts in Port Harcourt late on Sunday, one of a spate of weekend attacks in the oil hub of Africa's biggest producer.

Gunmen abduct Scottish oil worker in Nigeria

A security contractor said the man was working for an oil services firm when he was seized by unidentified gunmen in the city of Port Harcourt.

Nigerian Police Rescue Captured Shell Employee in Niger Delta

Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Nigerian police rescued an employee of Royal Dutch Shell Plc hours after he was abducted by unidentified gunmen, a military spokesman said.

Wife of Shell Official, 2 Others Kidnapped: Nigerian Navy sinks militants’ boats

The kidnappers are demanding N150 million ransom.

Nigeria: Shell Stops Producing 200,000 Barrels – After Militants’ Attack

A devastating attack on the huge Bonga offshore oil platform yesterday forced the country's leading oil producing company, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), to suspend all production and export activities at the field.

Nigeria: The Risk Premium

He had to be careful when he spoke to the press. According to the list, he wasn’t supposed to mention the client, Shell (“They are very sensitive about the situation and want to have absolute control over any mention of the company on this deal”).

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