The rise in oil production in Nigeria is a result of peaceful solutions to conflict in action, though pollution is problematic, a British official said. Harriet Thompson, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, gave both praise and criticism to the Nigerian government in statements made on the occasion of Ogoni Day, named in commemoration of the Ogoni people in the oil-rich Niger Delta. The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People began its struggle against oil operations in the region almost as soon as a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell struck oil in the late 1950s. In a landmark case at the U.S. Supreme Court , Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum , Esther Kiobel filed a case under […]