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  Earth Rights Institute - Niger Delta Fund Initiative: Political definition of N-Delta
Although the Niger Delta happens to fall into oil and gas producing states, she has her own peculiar perennial problems and terrain, which had been highlighted before oil and gas exploration in Nigeria.
This is a thoroughly satisfactory explanation of the Niger Delta by non-Nigerians and renowned scholars who wrote prior to the Nigerian Civil War and pre-crude oil era.
The issue of population distribution or density, and the pattern of settlement in the Niger Delta are largely determined by the availability of dry land as well as the nature of the physical landscape of the region.
www.earthrights.net /nigeria/news/definition.html   (2920 words)

  
  Niger Delta province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Niger Delta province is a geologic province in the Niger Delta of West Africa also known as the Niger Delta Basin.
The province contains one petroleum system, the "Tertiary Niger Delta (Akata-Agbada) Petroleum System" (classified as number 701901), the majority of which lies within the borders of Nigeria, with suspected or proven access to Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and São Tomé and Príncipe.
Oil fields in Niger Delta are not large but are plentiful, with 574 fields discovered (481 oil and 93 natural gas fields).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Niger_Delta_Field   (309 words)

  
 Nigeria: Conservation and Development of The Niger Delta - OnlineNigeria.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The NDES placed the limits of the Niger Delta at Aboh to the north, the Imo River estuary to the east, the Benin River lo the west, and down to Akassa and Nun River Estuary to the south.
The term "Niger Delta Oil Province" was intro duced at the 7th World Petroleum Congress in 1967 by Franki and Cordry for the region southward from Onitsha, Benin and Umuahia, where oil and gas occur in commercial quantities.
The Niger Delta has to be meaningfully and compre hensively defined to be useful to the people that live there, who are exposed to oil pollution and environ mental degradation, and have suffered from neglect and poor infrastructural development.
www.onlinenigeria.com /links/adv.asp?blurb=497   (3567 words)

  
 Niger Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Niger Delta, the delta of the Niger River in Nigeria, is a densely populated region sometimes called the Oil Rivers because it was once a major producer of palm oil.
Much of the natural gas extracted in oil wells in the Delta is immediately burned, or flared, into the air at a rate of approximately 2.5 billion cubic feet per day.
The environmental devastation associated with the industry and the lack of distribution of oil wealth have been the source and/or key aggravating factors of numerous environmental movements and inter-ethnic conflicts in the region, including recent guerilla activity by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Niger_Delta   (369 words)

  
 NIGER DELTA AS PARADIGM OF DEVELOPMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Niger Delta is an area of more than 28000 square kilometers of mangrove swamps and meandering waterways which stretches for over 300 miles from the Benin River in the West to the Cross River in the East.
It is not part of Niger Delta as a geographical and political concept nor is the neighbouring country Niger entitled to lay claim that River Niger connection is part of Niger Delta.
Niger Delta: is a special area in the southern part of Nigeria where oil wealth is produced.
www.obasanjo-atiku-2003.com /dividends-of-democracy-NDDC.htm   (732 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/River delta
A delta is the mouth of a river where it flows into an ocean, sea, or lake, building outwards (as a deltaic deposit) from sediment carried by the river and deposited as the water current is dissipated.
Deltaic deposits of larger, heavily-laden rivers are characterised by the river channel dividing into multiple streams (distributaries), these divide and come together again to form a maze of active and inactive channels.
Where delta formation is river-dominated and less subject to tidal or wave action, a delta may take on a multi-lobed shape which resembles a bird's foot.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/River_delta   (388 words)

  
 Earth Rights Institute - Niger Delta Fund Initiative: Additional Information on the Current Situation in the Niger Delta
The Niger Delta region of Nigeria is characterized by deep poverty.
The gross underdevelopment and environmental devastation prevalent in the Niger Delta oil bearing communities is the direct result of decades of neglect by successive governments and calls for a serious restoration and revilatization initiative in the area.
The proposed conference which is part of the Niger Delta Fund Initiative is being designed as an instrument to institute a transparent and equitable distribution of resource rents and royalties for sustainable development for Nigeria's oil bearing communities.
www.earthrights.net /nigeria/moreinfo.html   (1771 words)

  
 Niger Delta (Akata-Agbada) Petroleum System OF99-50H, Chapter A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Niger Delta is situated in the Gulf of Guinea (fig.
The onshore portion of the Niger Delta Province is delineated by the geology of southern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon (fig.
Edwards and Santogrossi (1990) describe the primary Niger Delta reservoirs as Miocene paralic sandstones with 40% porosity, 2 darcys permeability, and a thickness of 100 meters.
greenwood.cr.usgs.gov /energy/WorldEnergy/OF99-50H/ChapterA.html   (7467 words)

  
 Earth Rights Institute - Niger Delta Fund Initiative: Niger Delta deserves understanding
REMINISCENT of the military era, and its oppressive attitude to Niger Deltans, vandalisation of Oil and Gas pipe lines, have taken the front seat of government and the benefiting elite from oil for the economic problems faced by Nigeria - even when caused by the endemic corruption prevalent both in civilian and military governments.
In Delta State for example, two federal ministers were appointed to serve in the Police and Defence - both representing warring factions in Warri.
I once wrote that the negligence and the plight of the people of the Niger Delta has often raised fundamental questions about why the people from the area should co-exist with the other parts of the country if their God given wealth is only meant to develop and enrich the others at their own expense.
www.earthrights.net /nigeria/news/understanding.html   (1197 words)

  
 Niger
Niger, in West Africa's Sahara region, is four-fifths the size of Alaska.
Niger found itself a pawn in the war against Iraq when both the U.S. and Britain claimed that Iraq sought to buy uranium from Niger, citing this as evidence that Saddam Hussein was reconstituting his country's nuclear weapons program.
The scorpion's sting: youth, marriage and the struggle for social maturity in Niger.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107843.html   (951 words)

  
 Remember Ken Saro-Wiwa - The Niger Delta Today
Ten years since the death of Saro-Wiwa and the Niger Delta is today on the brink of disaster.
The people of the Delta endure poverty, pollution and conflict despite the billions in oil revenues that have been extracted from their land.
lluted, impoverished and conflict-torn villages and towns of the Niger Delta.
www.remembersarowiwa.com /delta.htm   (761 words)

  
 Niger Delta Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Analysts and commentators on the present crisis in the Niger Delta tend to assume that the violent confrontation between the local communities, the oil companies and the government began only in the early nineties, and that before then the area was an oasis of peace and tranquillity, inhabited by a contented and law-abiding people.
The new politics in the Niger Delta is a struggle for 'generational' supremacy as much is it is a struggle for responsible and accountable government in the Delta communities.
At the core of the crisis in the Niger Delta is the failure of politics to allocate authority, legitimise it, and use it to achieve the social and economic ends that conduce to communal wellbeing.
www.cdd.org.uk /resources/workingpapers/niger_delta_eng.htm   (7391 words)

  
 Niger Delta: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A delta is the mouth of a river where it flows into an ocean, sea, or lake, building outwards (as a deltaic deposit) from sediment carried...
The niger river is the principal river of western africa, extending over 2500 miles (about 4000 km)....
The niger coast protectorate was a british protectorate in the oil rivers area of present-day nigeria, originally established as the oil rivers protectorate...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/ni/niger_delta.htm   (246 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Niger Delta swamp forests (AT0122)
The Niger Delta Swamp Forests ecoregion [5] is contained in a triangle with the town of Aboh on the Niger River being the northernmost tip.
Although the Niger Delta is wedged between two of Africa's most densely populated areas, for a while it escaped some of the habitat destruction associated with these areas due to its relative inaccessibility.
At the same time the human population of the Niger Delta is growing rapidly, with the result that most of the natural resources (e.g., fish, timber) there have either been reduced to a level where they are insufficient to meet the local needs, or, as in the case of abura, have been depleted altogether.
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/at/at0122_full.html   (2967 words)

  
 CorpWatch : Environmental Justice from the Niger Delta to the World Conference Against Racism
NIGER DELTA -- Erovie, a community in the Niger Delta, is thousands of miles from Durban, South Africa where delegates from around the globe are gathering this week for the World Conference Against Racism.
But the tragedy that befell the citizens of Erovie, who were poisoned by toxic waste from Shell Oil's operations, is a graphic example of what the Conference's NGO Forum refers to as environmental racism: the disproportionate impacts of pollution borne by communities of color around the world.
She observes that environmental racism in the Niger Delta persists due to propaganda "devised by corporate public relations conmen, blinding oil consumers in the west from knowing or caring about the blood that is mixed with the oil they consume."
www.corpwatch.org /article.php?id=18   (1179 words)

  
 Black Looks: Niger Delta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta is demanding the release of Asara Dokubu and the removal of the Joint Task Force which has been occupying Delta and Bayelsa States for the past 4 years.
Communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria are suing the Nigerian government and multinational oil companies, (Shell, Exxon, Agip, Chevron and Total), over the continuous flaring of gas for over 40 years.
Of particular note during the 2002 protests was the mobilisation of Niger Delta women with all the different nationalities coming together in a fight back from the commons.
okrasoup.typepad.com /black_looks/niger_delta   (11737 words)

  
 NDDC:The Niger Delta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Yet, the Niger Delta remains the least developed area of the country in physical, socio-economic terms.
Niger Delta is perhaps the only oil province in the entire world where the inhabitants are compelled to cope with a spill after spill situation.
To date, there have been no mechanisms in place to ensure accountable expenditure and transparency of the use of Government and oil company development funds within the communities and, the general understanding is that the benefits of funded projects hardly reach the communities for which they are intended.
www.nddconline.org /The_Niger_Delta   (2610 words)

  
 Niger River Delta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Yet the delta is enormously rich in biological and cultural diversity and has become one of Africa's highest conservation priorities.
Most are minorities that historically found safe haven in the delta; they now struggle to maintain their identities and livelihoods as part of its ecosystem.
Decades of dictatorship, a breakdown of civil society, and a near complete lack of attention to environmental concerns have turned the Niger delta into one of the world's most endangered ecosystems; an epicenter of human rights abuses and environmental injustice.
www.aaas.org /international/ssd/nigerdelta   (468 words)

  
 The Niger Delta Project
In June 1999, the newly elected civilian government initiated a master planning process for physical and social development to achieve "the speedy and global transformation of the Niger Delta Region into a zone of equity, prosperity and tranquility." The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was formally established in December 2000 to carry forward that program.
IAIA-Nigeria with its partners embarked in October 2000 on the Niger Delta Project (Emerhi, Kotschoubey, and Wolf 2001), an ambitious program of regional and community development in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria (there is an inland delta far upstream in Mali).
Since the governments of those two states are on record in opposition to the proposed dredging, it would also be appropriate to request the assistance of their respective ministries of transport, environment, and health to provide technical assistance, as well as IAIA colleagues and other international NGOs.
nigerdelta.aaas2.org /impact.shtml   (3814 words)

  
 Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force / Egbesu Boys / Ijaw National Congress
The Ijaws are a nation of more than fourteen million people in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, the most populous indigenous inhabitants of the Niger Delta and constitute the fourth largest ethnicity within the borders of Nigeria.
Moujahid Dokubo-Asari, who heads the Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force, is seen as a folk hero by many poor residents who complain they've never shared in the country's oil wealth.
These are greater autonomy for the Niger Delta and more control over the region's oil wealth for the people who live there.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/ijaw.htm   (1017 words)

  
 Niger Delta - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Niger Delta
Term formerly used to describe the numerous mouths of the Niger River in Nigeria.
The name is derived from the importance of the trade in palm oil in the 18th and 19th centuries.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Niger+Delta   (94 words)

  
 Guest Commentaries: Niger Delta Independence?
Evidence emerging from the Niger Delta suggests that such a declaration may be weeks or months away, as opposed to if.
First, the Delta activists are split on how to solve the issue, with the younger activists increasingly radicalized by the evidence of limited success in negotiations with Nigeria.
Delta forces are counting on their intimate knowledge of the waterways, corruption and low morale in Nigeria security forces, as well as the force of their own moral case to win any potential conflict.
www.nigeriavillagesquare1.com /Articles/Guest/2005/09/niger-delta-independence.html   (2414 words)

  
 Declaration of Niger Delta Bill of Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That, the Niger Delta People comprised of independent nationalities with their own traditions, customs and forms of government before the Berlin Conference of 1884, in which the continent of Africa was partitioned into spheres of influence by European imperialists.
That exploration and exploitation of crude oil from the lands and seas of the Niger Delta people commenced in 1937 by Shell D’Arcy, and commercial quantities of oil for export was struck at Oloibiri [Bayelsa State] in 1956; Ogoni [Rivers State] in 1958, and from various oilfields of the Niger Delta Region.
That the people of the Niger Delta are faced with unbridled destitution, generational poverty, oil spillages, oil pipeline fire disasters, ecological degradation of human habitat and illiteracy but no equitable remedy.
nigerdeltacongress.com /darticles/declaration_of_niger_delta_bill_.htm   (690 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: niger delta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Militants from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), whose attacks have cut Nigerian oil exports by a quarter, threatened this...
Niger Delta and Obasanjo's package By Bobson Gbinije Niger Delta's present need is not Heroics, but healing, Not Nostrums but Normalcy, Not...
Car bomb in the Niger delta May 1st, 2006 by Editor A car bomb attack occured in the Niger delta region of Nigeria on Sunday near the port town of...
technorati.com /tag/niger+delta   (632 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Niger Delta swamp forests (AT0122)
This process has formed the Niger River Delta, a large forested wetland in Nigeria that is home to a diversity of species.
The Niger River Delta is a vast, flat region.
Large areas of swamp forest remain in the Niger Delta, with heavy fragmentation occurring on the fringes due to oil palm plantations, commercial rice farming, and wood gathering.
nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/at/at0122.html   (392 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Africa | Arrests over Niger Delta killing
The man was shot dead overnight near the southern city in the heart of Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region.
The regional police commissioner said the man's Nigerian girlfriend and his driver had been arrested on suspicion of involvement in his death.
Many Niger Delta residents live in poverty, and taking hostages for ransom has become increasingly common.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/6307375.stm   (211 words)

  
 Nigeria - Oil - Niger Delta - Women - Worldpress.org
Now, in 2002, women in the Niger Delta have shunted their male youths aside, marched onto the frontlines, and become the hostage-takers of oil workers in the region.
The radicalization of the Delta women is a phenomenon that presages the future color of agitation, not just in oil-producing states but eventually throughout the country if the status quo does not change.
The rise of the Niger Delta women is a portent, and future historians will record how stirrings in the Delta coalesced into a force that may yet reorder Nigeria.
www.worldpress.org /Africa/725.cfm   (1191 words)

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