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Oil Rivers

 (oil)
A large delta region of the Niger River in southern Nigeria. The Oil Rivers Protectorate was administered by the British Royal Niger Company from 1885 to 1893.
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Oil Rivers

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(Placename) the delta of the Niger River in S Nigeria
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A major military operation has been launched to rescue a Scottish oil worker kidnapped by gunmen in the restive, oil-rich Niger Delta region.
Institutional approach to the environmental problems of the Niger Delta. In Akinjide Osuntokun (Ed.), Current issues in Nigerian environment (pp.
A spokesman for Nigerian security forces in the oil-producing Niger Delta said they were having successes against oil thieves.
Nigeria is enjoying from a period of relative peace and stability, particularly in the oil-rich Niger Delta in the south.
The Niger Delta has an areal extent of 75,000[km.sup.2] and is located between latitude 4030' and 50 20' N and longitude 30 and 90E (Fig.1).
THE people of the Niger-Delta under the aegis of Niger Delta People Confederation (NDPC) have declared total support for Dr.
Even Cyril Obi's (2009) and Henning Melber's (2009) penetrating discourses on the new scramble by international state actors for African resources and markets fired by "the need for raw materials to fuel industrialisation" and its militarisation did not capture the accompanying 'arms race' involving both state and non-state actors in the Niger Delta, a classic African periphery.
Between these massifs, sedimentary basins are strung out along a north-east/south-west axis from Lake Chad to the Niger Delta, i.e.
The theme of that meeting, "Moving the Niger Delta Environmental Agenda Forward", was focused on achieving the sustainable development of the region.
There are hundreds of leaks every year from pipelines that pass through the creeks and swamplands of the Niger Delta, damaging the environment and the profits of oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell and Italy's Eni, Reuters reported.
This article locates the armed conflict in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria within the context of unrealized expectations and consequent frustration and aggression.