Nigeria: October 28, 2004

Archives

Increased police activity in the oil rich Delta area has made public the degree of connivance by political, police and military officials with some of the oil stealing gangs. A World Bank report shows that in the last two decades, more and more of  Nigeria's oil wealth is being stolen. Currently, about one percent of Nigeria's population gets 80 percent of the oil revenue. The people at the top make payoffs as far down as neccessary to keep themselves out of prison, and their money safe in local or foreign banks. Attempts to reverse these trends have failed, including quite recent ones backed by democratically elected reformers. 

 

Article Archive

Nigeria: Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad

Help Keep Us Alive!

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close