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