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Oil Extraction, Dispossession, Resistance, and Conflict in Nigeria's Oil-Rich Niger Delta
Abstract The article analyzes the ways in which globalized oil extraction results in the dispossession of local people and fuels violent resistance in Nigeria's oil-rich, but impoverished NigerExpand
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Nigeria's Niger Delta: Understanding the Complex Drivers of Violent Oil-related Conflict
This paper explores the complex roots and dimensions of the Niger Delta conflict which has escalated from ethnic minority protests against the federal Nigerian State-Oil Multinationals’ alliance inExpand
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The changing forms of identity politics in Nigeria under economic adjustment : the case of the oil minorities movement of the Niger Delta
  • C. Obi
  • Political Science
  • 9 November 2001
This study attempts to capture the transformations in ethnic minority identity politics in the oil-producing areas of the Niger delta. In doing this, attention is simultaneously drawn to the factorExpand
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The Rise of China and India in Africa : Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions
In recent years, China and India have become the most important economic partners of Africa and their footprints are growing by leaps and bounds, transforming Africa's international relations in a ...
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Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta : Managing the Complex Politics of Petroviolence
The recent escalation in the violent conflict in the Niger Delta has brought the region to the forefront of international energy and security concerns. This book analyses the causes, dynamics and pExpand
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Enter the Dragon? Chinese Oil Companies & Resistance in the Niger Delta
  • C. Obi
  • Economics
  • 1 September 2008
This article explores the ramifications of the entry of Chinese state oil companies into the volatile Niger Delta for the politics of local resistance in the region ‐ until recently, virtually theExpand
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Nigeria’s Niger Delta : Understanding the Complex Drivers of Conflict
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Hypoglycaemic activity of Ocimum gratissimum in rats.
The hypoglycaemic effect of the methanolic extract of Ocimum gratissimum leaves was evaluated in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Intraperitoneal injection of the extract (400 mg/kg)Expand
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Oil, Environmental Conflict and National Security in Nigeria: Ramifications of the Ecology-Security Nexus for Sub-Regional Peace
Oil, Environmental Conflict and National Security in Nigeria: Ramifications of the Ecology-Security Nexus for Sub-Regional Peace
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Oil as the ‘curse’ of conflict in Africa: peering through the smoke and mirrors
  • C. Obi
  • Sociology
  • 1 December 2010
This article interrogates the framing of the resource curse as a central causal mechanism in the resource abundance–conflict nexus in Africa. It is argued that explaining such conflicts on the basisExpand
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