Shell to pay €15M to Nigerian farmers in compensation over oil leaks but accepts no liability
26 December 2022 | 5:57 am
Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) yesterday announced that it would pay €15 million to farmers in three Niger Delta communities as compensation for damages to their farms from pipeline leaks between 2004 and 2007.
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Energy giants Eni and Shell were accused of corruption in the 2011 purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria. The $1.3 billion sale was the biggest corruption scandal to hit the industry.
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The Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on SARS-related matters has begun hearing the petition of Titi Egbaiyeyomi over the detention and alleged extra judicial killing of her son Taiwo by SARS officers in November 2006.
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A South Korean court rejected a lawsuit calling for Japan to compensate victims forced to work in wartime brothels. Activists and plaintiffs denounced the decision, calling it a "major disappointment."
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Family of deceased PDP woman leader wants justice, adequate compensation from FG
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The Lagos State Government has paid 38 million naira as crop compensation to 16 land owning families of Igbodu in Epe area of the state.
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Six months after the massive #ENDSARS protest, a victim of police brutality, Ndukwe Ekekwe is demanding more compensation and prosecution of the officers who hurt him. Ekekwe is rejecting the sum of N7.5 million he was awarded by the Lagos Judicial Panel after it was revealed members of a notorious Nigerian police unit tortured him.
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A Dutch court has ordered Shell to bring its emissions in line with the Paris climate targets. Claimants had argued that Shell had violated human rights by fueling the climate crisis.
19 Jun 2021
Germany officially acknowledges that it committed genocide during its colonial-era occupation of Namibia, and pledged €1.1 billion, to be spent on projects benefiting the Herero and Nama communities. But some are unhappy with the offer.
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Owners of VW cars in the Netherlands will be entitled to compensation of between €1,500 and €3,000 over the diesel emissions scandal, an Amsterdam court ruled.
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A Dutch court in January ruled that Shell had polluted the Niger Delta and ordered the energy giant to pay compensation. But many are now questioning whether it is enough to put right the misery suffered by the people.
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Relatives of the Afghan family killed after their father was falsely identified by the US military as a terrorist say they want a face-to-face apology and reparations.
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