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PostSubject: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:51 pm

I'm creating this topic to discuss the oil reform problems that are going on in Nigeria. Oil is currently causing a lot of trouble to the country. Oil spills are destroying the environment, and people are fighting for political power, and because of religion in the area that these reforms are happening. All the money that is being donated to help the situation is being taken by corrupt Nigerian politicians.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:00 am

Shameful situation, let's work to solve it.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:31 pm

One of the main companies drilling oil in the Niger Delta is Shell. They drill oil in 28 other countries, however, most of their oil spill worldwide have been occurring in Nigeria. There have been 2,976 oil spills only between the years 1976 and 1991. Ogoniland, a small village in Nigeria, has been suffering quite a bit from these oil spills causes by oil companies, including water contamination and loss and many animals and plants.

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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:11 pm

the resolution of my delegation proposes a radical political reformation, giving the government more power and the oil industries less power.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:01 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/30/oil-spills-nigeria-niger-delta-shell

This article expresses some details of an oil spill that happened in may of this year, and how US and European oil companies have been ignoring the problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:10 pm

"With 606 oilfields, the Niger delta supplies 40% of all the crude the United States imports and is the world capital of oil pollution. Life expectancy in its rural communities, half of which have no access to clean water, has fallen to little more than 40 years over the past two generations. Locals blame the oil that pollutes their land and can scarcely believe the contrast with the steps taken by BP and the US government to try to stop the Gulf oil leak and to protect the Louisiana shoreline from pollution."
nigeria's delegation is wanting to put an end on this awfully desgracing situation, that causes many nigerians to be killed every year.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:13 pm

delegates,
this week in nigeria 3 terrorist attacks happened which killed and hurt several nigerians, the group of people respondible for those are the MOVEMENT FOR EMANCIPATION OF NIGER DELTA, and thismovement is spreading not only in nigeria but troughout africa, if we dont take extremes measures , soon enough we will have to deal with an international crisis!
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:15 pm

Since your country depends on the extraction of oil internationally, its not like it can get rid of them, but Nigeria could suggest to create a commitee for these spills or provide yearly check-ups on the operations. Companies don't have as many resources as most people think, making it harder for a company to immediately fix a spill, but your government could cover the expenses of such accidents and then, the company could repay the country (this would be in case a spill occurs, which is not THAT often).
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:45 pm

Delegate of Germany, yes, maybe creating comitee's for a yearly check-up on the oil spills going on in Nigeria could solve part of the problem, however, as the delegates of Nigeria have alreays stated, the whole oil conflict is leading to a series of terrorist attacks, caused by the need for people to have power of these oil companies. On October 1st of this year, the independence day of Nigeria, people were killed because of a bomb that was put off during a celebration. Many people are having their lives destroyed because of this conflict.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:14 am

Nigeria┬┤s goverment has been fighting to gain peace again in the country. The Mend (Movement for the Emacipation of the Niger Delta) is a terrorist group in Nigeria that is comletely against the oil spills and destruction the oil companies such as Shell are causing on the enviorment. With this thousands of innocent people are suffering because of the violent acts that they perform to try to get the companies out of Nigeria. Since Nigeria is the main exporter of oil in Africa, it is important that they continue having the oil companies in the Niger Delta to allow the oil to be exported. Exporting oil is a main part of the countries economy. However, over the past few years the oil exportation of the country has gone down because of these rebel activities.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:36 am

Many small conflict between the Nigerian goverment and the rebel groups gave taken thousands of live of innocent people in the past few years. Different ethnic and religious groups have also begun fighting and claiming innocent lives, all because they want political power over the oil revenues. The delegate of Nigeria stongly believes hat something must be done to stop all of these harmful acts coming from something that should be helpuing the country.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:14 pm

"When crude oil touches the leaf of a yam or cassava, or whatever economic trees we have, it dries immediately, it's so dangerous and somebody who was coming from, say, Shell was arguing with me so I told him that you're an engineer, you have been trained, you went to the university, I did not go to the university, but I know that what you have been saying in the university sleeps with me here so you cannot be more qualified in crude oil than myself who sleeps with crude oil. "
-Chief GNK Gininwa of Korokoro, "The Drilling Fields", Glenn Ellis (Director),
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:43 am

Nigeria's sweeping oil reform bill should resolve the Opec member's chronic funding shortfalls which have stalled expansion in the country's energy sector.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:08 am

South Africa supports Nigeria's efforts to dimish the oil spills in the country. South Africa proposes a solution wich is to lower the number of international drillers in the drilling sites, mostly Shell which is the largest, and place some more national drilling componies.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:36 am

Very sad and complicated situation at Nigeria. The Israel delegation supports Nigeria in the cause, delcaring that the oil spills are unhuman and a disrespect to life laws.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:36 pm

The Republic of Chad believes that in order to solve this complication, the Government of Nigeria, several international environmental groups, and the companies responsible for the shipping of the oil, should take responsibility and immediate actions due to the oil spills.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:18 pm

The delegate of Nigeria completely agrees, and believes that something must be done immediatly to stop the thousands of lives being lost because of such a stupid cause. The problems that are occuring in Nigeria, show no fairness towards the people or the environment in Nigeria.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:22 pm

http://www.mg.co.za/article/2009-07-16-will-nigeria-oil-truce-end-conflict

This article presents a truce that may occur to help the situation between the government and terrorist groups in Nigeria.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:27 pm

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1971010,00.html

This article shows how violent some of the killings are getting in Nigeria, and how all of this is happening because of the need for political power in these oil companies. Christians killed over 300 muslims in this particular massacre.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:38 am

Because of Oil Spills in the country, Nigeria's Niger Delta has becme one of the most polluted places on earth. There has been more than 6,800 oil spills, with from 9 million to 13 million barrels of oil spilled. This has been going on for more than 50 years since the oil comapanies came to the Niger Delta, yet this disater has never received attention, similar to the attention that the oil spill in the U.S. Gulf coast is receiving. This isn't fair delegates, Nigeria should be treated the same way as any other country on this planet, and it deserves attention.




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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:41 am


"It's very, very bad because Nigeria is the fifth largest exporter of oil to the U.S., and the fact that Nigeria has been going through such issues for the past 50 years with little or no concern even from the U.S. government goes a long way to show you that they look at the Niger Delta as an oil field that people don't need to live in."


said Ken Tebe -- a local environmental activist on the issue going on in the Niger Delta
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:44 am

http://www.waado.org/Environment/OilCompanies/States/Rivers/OgbuduSpill/TerisaTurner.html

this article expresses the disater going on in the Niger Delta in the eyes of a human rights worker.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:04 pm

http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Analysis_Nigeria_seeking_reform_for_oil_999.html

This article analysis the proposition of reforming the country's oil and gas sector. "We must improve the capacity of the industry to attract investments. We believe that deregulation would provide the required stimulus to move the industry forward," said Ajumogobia.
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:49 pm

Delegates,

Make and oil reform in Nigeria, since people from the MEND are killing innocent people every day, in favor of this chance. The delegation of Israel is in favor of doing oil reforms, however, totally against the actions took by MEND, killing innocent people to achieve their goals!
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PostSubject: Re: Oil Reforms - Nigeria   Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:17 am

These frequent oil spills have affected the Democratic Congolese coasts as well, and it would be a pleasure for the delegation of the Democratic Republic of Congo to help adress this issue and solve it properly.
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