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Why Oil Production in Ogoniland is Still Impossible

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Why Oil Production in Ogoniland is Still Impossible

By Fegalo Nsuke: 

Shortly after the hangings on 10 November 1995, Shell Oil Company set up an Ogoni Re-entry department to help the company break the Ogoni resistance and pave the way for the resumption of oil mining in the area. That was Shell’s immediate response to the plight of the Ogoni people after the brutal killings of 9 leaders by the Nigerian government in 1995.

The government and Shell had thought that Saro-Wiwa’s killing would frustrate the Ogoni and ease the resumption of oil mining in Ogoniland. That was not to be as the people have consistently and persistently held on to the oil till date except in cases where agents of Shell have been reported to be stealing the Ogoni oil. read more

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Human right groups ask Shell to leave Nigeria

Two human right groups staged a peaceful protest rally yesterday in remembrance of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni people who were killed on November 10, 1995. The members of the Ogoni Solidarity Forum and the United Action for Democracy protested in front of the Shell headquarters in Marina, Lagos.

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Shell pays out $15.5m over Saro-Wiwa killing

Among the documents lodged with the New York court was a 1994 letter from Shell in which it agreed to pay a unit of the Nigerian army for services rendered. The unit had retrieved one of the company's fire trucks from the village of Korokoro – an action that according to reports at the time left one Ogoni man dead and two wounded. Shell wrote it was making the payment "as a show of gratitude and motivation for a sustained favourable disposition in future assignments".

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Nigerians get their day in court to fight oil companies

Shell spokesperson Robin Lebovitz said via email, "The allegations made in the complaints against Royal Dutch/Shell concerning the 1995 executions of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his eight fellow Ogonis are false and without merit. Shell in no way encouraged or advocated any act of violence against them or their fellow Ogonis."

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Security Thwart Shell Protest

The demonstration marked the 13th anniversary of the death of Saro-Wiwa. As reported in Student Direct, Shell has recently joined forces with the University of Manchester to develop biofuels.

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Shell to Sea Campaign protest plans for this weekend

This week saw the anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others by the Shell-backed Nigerian dictatorship in 1995, and business people from Mayo would be better served by inviting someone from the Niger Delta to tell them what sort of company Shell is

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Son takes on Shell to avenge dad’s death

Lawyers for the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights accuse the company of conspiring to torture and murder opponents in a pattern of human rights abuses.

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Chevron faces suit over Nigerian violence

A suit similar to Bowoto's, filed against Royal Dutch Shell by Nigerians including relatives of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a writer and activist hanged by the military regime in 1995, is scheduled to go to trial in New York in February.

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Shell to Go to Trial for Complicity in Death of Former UNPO Vice President Ken Saro Wiwa

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood set 9 February 2009 as the date for a trial stemming from two lawsuits accusing Shell of being complicit in decisions by Nigeria's military government to hang oil industry opponents.

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Saro-Wiwa’s Family: Shell’s Trial, a Relief

THIS DAY ONLINE
http://www.thisdayonline.com/

By Kingsley Nwezeh, 10.10.2008

The family of the slain writer and Ogoni rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, has said the impending trial of oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum, in the United States over the 1995 hanging of Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists is a big relief.

THISDAY had reported yesterday that after several years of litigation, the trial of Royal Dutch Shell for alleged complicity in the murder of Saro-Wiwa and eight Ogoni activists will be held next year.

The case entitled Wiwa v. Royal Dutch Shell and Wiwa v. Anderson concerns the November 10, 1995 hangings of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other members of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) known as “Ogoni Nine” and the shooting of a woman protesting the bulldozing of her farm by Shell in preparation for a pipeline project. read more

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NYC trial date for claims against Shell

International Herald Tribune

The Associated Press

Published: October 9, 2008

NEW YORK: A February date has been set for a trial of claims that Royal Dutch Shell PLC was complicit in decisions by Nigeria’s military government to hang oil industry opponents. Playwright Ken Sara-Wiwa and eight other oil industry opponents were executed in November 1995, after a military tribunal convicted them of murdering four political rivals. Their heirs filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan the next year.

Shell was once a major driller in Nigeria’s oil-rich Ogoni region. The lawsuit alleged Shell made payments and provided arms to security forces that it knew was abusive to local communities.

A Shell lawyer said at a hearing Tuesday that the plaintiffs have never identified anyone with personal knowledge of the allegations in the lawsuit.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/08/business/NA-US-Shell-Nigeria.php

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