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Shell: new report on Nigeria unlikely to offer refuge from controversy

Media reports are claiming that the UN's ongoing study of oil pollution in Nigeria will find Shell responsible for only 10% of the oil spilled into the Niger Delta in the last 40 years. However, even if the final report favors Shell, the media backlash caused by the BP spill, coupled with the Nigerian government's continuing intervention, will make its future in the Delta far from straightforward.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Aug 2010
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Shell: leaving Nigeria would have even greater repercussions for sustainability

In October 2010, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell was dropped from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index because of growing concerns over its operations in Nigeria, and the firm has now responded by scrapping its policy of linking executive bonuses to the index. However, it is hard to say how Shell should proceed in Nigeria, as pulling out of the country could mean even worse news for the environment.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2011
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Nitel: into foreign hands

The Nigerian government has handed over control of its notoriously inefficient and corrupt state-run telecom operator to a Dutch telecoms consultancy, with a view to a later IPO. The consultancy, Pentascope International, may have to ensure heavy investment in the network to meet its contractual obligations.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2003
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Nigeria to experience the fastest growth in savings and investments in the Middle East and Africa

The Nigerian savings and investments market experienced tremendous growth in the years prior to the financial crisis, thanks to the country's rapidly growing oil industry and strong GDP growth. In the years to 2016, the recovering oil prices are expected to sustain growth to make Nigeria the fastest growing savings and investments market in the Middle East and Africa region.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Oct 2012
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Mobile banking boom expected in Nigeria

A number of recent announcements suggest that Nigeria is set for a mobile banking boom, with several banks looking to secure a share of previously unbanked or underbanked consumers. The latest announcements from First Bank and Standard Chartered suggest that the popularity of mobile banking in Africa is spreading beyond Kenya.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2012
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Gazprom makes a strong move into Nigeria, but risks remain to realizing production

Gazprom has taken its first substantive step into West Africa by signing a joint venture with Nigerian National Petroleum Corp to work on exploration, production, transportation, gas refining and the construction of electric power infrastructure. Although the move will be of concern to International Oil Companies operating in Nigeria, considerable risks to Gazprom's success remain.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2008
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Africa: a great hope for oil producers but a forgotten continent for global media

Recent media coverage of the social unrest in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya has referred to a "Middle Eastern crisis." However, these important oil producing nations are firmly African. The oversight is indicative of a broader media tendency to ignore similar problems taking place across Africa, where a number of elections throughout 2011 could further threaten the continent's oil and gas production.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2011

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