Three Nigerian states fight over a newly-developed oil field

By | September 6, 2012

On August 30, president Goodluck Jonathan flew by helicopter to Aguleri Otu in Anambra state, in south-east Nigeria, to commission the construction of the country’s first privately-owned refinery and declare Anambra Nigeria’s tenth oil-producing state.

Hours into the festivities, two bordering states, Kogi and Enugu, issued public statements claiming that the oilfields, OPL 915 and OPL916, are on their turf.

FT’s beyondbrics blog.


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