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Oil Spill: Supreme Court dismisses Shell’s application to review appeal against N17bn judgment

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The Supreme Court has dismissed an application by Shell Petroleum Development Company, asking it to review its judgment of Jan. 11, 2019 that ordered Shell to pay N17 billion to Ogoni communities in Rivers State. Supreme Court of Nigeria The communities were affected by an oil spill caused by the oil company in 1970. A five-member panel of justices dismissed ...

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Supreme Court declines jurisdiction over Bayelsa Soku oil wells suit

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 refused to hear a suit brought by the Bayelsa State Government seeking to stop the Federal Government from further paying monthly statutory allocation from Soku oil wells to the Rivers State Government. Supreme Court of Nigeria Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who led the seven-man panel of justices of the apex court, declined hearing ...

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