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Nigeria: Long-awaited victory as Shell finally pays out £55 million over Niger Delta oil spills

Headline Title:  Nigeria: Long-awaited victory small comfort as Shell pays out over Niger Delta oil spills 07 January 2015 Oil giant Shell’s long-overdue compensation pay out to a community devastated by oil spills in the Niger Delta is an important victory for the victims of corporate negligence, said Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development today. Six years after two oil spills destroyed thousands of livelihoods in the Bodo area, legal action in the UK has driven Shell to make an out-of-court settlement of £55m to compensate the affected…

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