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How Much Do You Know About The Niger Delta Crisis?

there's so much news flying all over the place about Nigeria's Oil rich Niger-Delta, but i dont always buy some of them knowing that some might be mere propaganda.

Hence i want those who know the true story behind the region's problems to share their the truth they know with us here.

Please be objective and not sentimental.

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If the article that Rasputinn posted proves to be true. Then I for one will welcome the break up of this arrangement into 5 to 10 different nations.

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@ topic - I know a whole damn lot, FIRST HAND

Momsy from port harcourt.

Warri bred,

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Do you think otherwise?

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if they blow uo everytin, naija is doomed at the short run

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if they blow uo everytin, naija is doomed at the short run

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if they blow uo everytin, naija is doomed at the short run

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@largerwhenindoubt,

If we keep looking back, we will never move forward. You can never justify a wrong,  and by that i mean the enviromental degradation as well as the militant activities.

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these so-called militants r enjoyin the money, fame and power they r gettin from this regular abduction of top oil officials, I believe dat even if they get what they had been askin for, they would not want to leave dis act.

What do y'all think

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the problems are 1,the federal govt that has neglected the region,2,the niger delta leaders.tha federal govt uses oil money to develop abuja and the north in neglect of the area.their leaders preferred northern domination to igbo domination,now,they have compared,so,let them decide.

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The same people who say all sort of rubbish about the topic out there are here to feed you with the same jargon. They have access to the internet and so will feed you with the same thing you are running for.

Getting the true story will cost you research from media houses and the internet. In fact it will be difficult to get the fact from Niger Deltans cos if you were the one too, you might be sentimental.

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There're many things to note about the crisis in the niger delta region, though to appreciate it in full u need to delve into history. What I'll attempt to do is provide u with key areas to research on, thereby enabling you to start grasping the full extent of the region's woes.

1 The mistake of 1914- amalgamation of incompatible social formations forcefully lumped together by Lugard for purely administrative ease.

2 Dubious legislations- Land use decree 1978, Petroleum decrees of 1969 & 1991, Land titles vesting decree 52 of 1993 & National inland waterways authority decree 13 of 1977.

3. Principle of derivation in revenue allocation- 100% 1953, 50% 1960, 45% 1970, 20% 1975, 2% 1982 1.5% 1984 3% 1992 etc etc.

It is also instructive to note that the exclusive federal jurisdiction over natural resources apply to only oil & gas.

4. Insensitivity of the federal government & state governments both past & present to development of the region since oil prospecting & exploration commenced since 1938.

Any objective individual would realise that the continued neglect & disregard of the rights of the region's peoples over the years could only culminate in the present day crises. In the words of Robert Nester Marley aka Bob Marley :

"you can fool some people sometime, but you cant fool all the people all the time, now you see the light, stand up <& fight> for your right" (emphasis mine)

If you ask me on any given sunday, I'd readily sacrifice peace & rather be content with equal rights and justice,

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naigeria na my countryo, bayelsa na my state oh, 1999 i swear i nogo 4getam, , dem don kill dem mama, i think Timaya can help u out

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Obasanjo Kill Niger Delta back in 2003 What did the world say about it? Obasanjo make Niger delta peoples carry gun in Nigeria because they cant sit back and wait while those slowpoke kills them all and the war is just the beginning. I need real terrorist to destroy Aso Rock

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And again please, I need a giud line cos i want to post a topic

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The truth is 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 , 6 ,,,,,,, clicks away or you can also go there to see with your korokoro eyes.

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