Nigeria

Oil pipeline blast in Nigeria

A layer of grease that has covered the river has affected fishing and navigation by local communities.

Nigerian presidential election 2019

The voter turnout of 35.7% is less than the 44% in 2015; incumbent president doubles his electoral support in five states in southeastern Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar & Muhammadu Buhari

To understand what this election means for labor rights, women rights and healthcare in the country, Peoples Dispatch interviewed Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian author, poet and environmental activist.

The outcome of the election, now scheduled on February 23, has a lot on stakes, including the state’s control over Nigeria’s oil.

Through the early 90s, the Anglo-Dutch Shell petroleum company egged the Nigerian state to crack down violently on members of the Ogoni community and activists who were protesting the ecological destruction of their homeland by its pipelines and factories

He also talks about how international financial institutions paved way for the corporations to grab people’s land and resources.

    To Subscribe