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Vol 47 No 15

Published 21st July 2006


Nigeria

The governor's dues

Oil shut downs and political violence are escalating despite record budgets in the Delta

Despite a record budget of US$1.2 billion for 2006, Rivers State government isn't helping those worst hit by the violence and oil shut downs in the Niger Delta. And there is no visible benefit from various grandiose schemes and organisations set up to channel money to the region. Instead, violence against oil installations has escalated further over the past month.

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