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PETROLEUM, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE ECONOMICS OF NATIONALISM IN THE NIGER DELTA

Folarin, S. F. and Okodua, Henry (2010) PETROLEUM, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE ECONOMICS OF NATIONALISM IN THE NIGER DELTA. In: Marginality and Crisis Globalization and Identity in Contemporary Africa. Lexington Books.

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Abstract

The Niger Delta conflict has come into global limelight for some time. The indigenes of the area have agitated over the sordid acts of ecocide and the absence of physical development. In recent months, several factors have added a dangerous twi st to the crisis. They include organized militia formations, the most notorious of which is the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND); expanding nature militia o perations, including their attacks of Niger Delta and non-Delta targets of national strategic importance such as the oil install ations; the July 2009 attack of the Lagos Atlas Cove; and kidnapping of expatriates working in the oil fields. This chapter reviews the various dimensions and manifestations of the crisis and makes a number of recommendations

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 09:32
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 09:32
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8518

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