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Shell Oil Infiltrated and Controlled Nigeria Government

Shell Oil Infiltrated and Controlled Nigeria Government

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Shell Oil controlled and managed the Nigerian Government during it's brutal regime where protesters were stomped into the dust and silenced for speaking out against oil company corruption in the impoverished country. While the oil company got richer the people continued to live in extreme poverty.
Shell Oil controlled and managed the Nigerian Government during it's brutal regime where protesters were stomped into the dust and silenced for speaking out against oil company corruption in the impoverished country. While the oil company got richer the people continued to live in extreme poverty.

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The Shell logo is seen on a flag outside a Shell gas station in Fleet,England, July 29, 2010.
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WikiLeaks: Shell Oil InfiltratedNigerian Gov't
 A high-ranking executive forthe international Shell oilcompany once bragged to U.S.diplomats that the company'semployees had so wellinfiltrated the Nigeriangovernment that officials had"forgotten" the level of thecompany's access.Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant, couldaccess Nigerian politicians'every movement from theemployees it placed in thegovernment, the Guardiannewspaper of Londonreportedon its website Wednesday evening.Special Report: WikiLeaksThe disclosure comes from the trove of secret State Department cables released toa number of news outlets by the document-dumping website WikiLeaks.Royal Dutch Shell, which owns more than half of the stock in the Houston-basedShell Oil Co., inserted so many employees into the Nigerian government becauseof the country's access to the oil rich Niger Delta, the Guardian reported.Nigeria ranks as No. 8 on the list of oil exporting countries and produces the mostoil among African nations, the Guardian reported. Shell has been blamed forextensive pollution and damaging the environment in the delta, the Guardian
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