n Conflict Trends - Pouring oil on troubled water

Volume 2000, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... 20 The Niger Delta oil and the problem of the Nigerian state BY DR. DOKUBO FEATURE pouring oil on troubled waters The Niger Delta has been a troubled region, both before Nigeria gained independence, and ever since. Beginning with the agitation for separate states in the 1950s and 1960s, which led to the establishment of the Minorities Commission in 1956, right through to attempts by minority group politicians in the second republic to organise and wrest political power from the majority, the Niger Delta people have been at the centre of a struggle for a solution to the 'national question'. The people's major grievance with the Nigerian state is that, although the bulk of crude oil is derived from their lands ..

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