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Dutch Court Finds Shell Liable for Nigeria Oil Damages

Monday, 05 November 2012 03:10
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THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, January 30, 2013 – A Dutch court ruled today that Shell is responsible for not preventing the pollution of farmlands at Ikot Ada Udo in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom State and ordered the company to pay compensation for the damage.

The case was brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands and four Nigerian farmers in 2008 against the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. and its parent company Royal Dutch Shell.

Heavy rainfall which may result in flooding is expected in 14 states from July 30 to Aug. 6, in the northern part of the country, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency announced in Abuja on Monday.

According to a statement, the affected states are Benue, Kebbi, Gombe, Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Borno, Katsina, Bauchi, Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Taraba and Adamawa.