ACAS Bulletin

The Warri Crisis, the Niger Delta, and the Nigerian State
(No. 68)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Meredeth Turshen, Ben Naanen, Daniel A. Omoweh, Okechukwu Ibeanu, Kayode Soremekun, Ike Okonta, Environmental Rights Action Nigeria, Terisa E. Turner, Leigh S. Brownhill, Ogaga Ifowodo, Peter P. Ekeh
Fall 2004
36 pages
Contents: Editorial Introduction: The Warri Crisis, the Niger Delta, and the Nigerian State • The Political Economy of Oil and Violence in the Niger Delta • Is it the Warri Crisis or the Crisis of the Nigerian State? • The Rhetoric of Rights: Understanding the Changing Discourses of Rights in the Niger Delta • The Warri Crisis – A Case of Three in One • Death-Agony of a Malformed Political Order • Violence Used Against Unarmed Women in Peaceful Protests Against Oil Companies • African Women, Oil and Resistance • The Agonist (for Ken Saro-Wiwa & the Ogoni 9) • Report on the Peace Summit on the Warri Crisis Washington, DC, July 24, 1999 • The newsletter discusses Port Harcourt, oil companies, ethnic groups, Human Rights Watch, Chevron, Texaco, the Itsekiri, the Urhobo, ethnic militias, environmental justice, elections, Michael Watts, Okey Ibeanu, Our Niger Delta and Environmental Rights Action, Ben Nannen, MOSOP (Mobilisation for the Survival of Ogoni People), the Gulf of Guinea, the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), self-determination, Rivers State, the palm oil business, British gun boat diplomacy, the Ogoni Bill of Rights, the Kaiama Declaration, Ijaw National congress (INC), the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC), the Ikwerre Youth Congress, the National Youth Council of Ogoni People (NYCOP), transnational oil companies, village chiefs, Oil bunkering (theft of crude oil), Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Chief Moshood Abiola, the military, General Ibrahim Babangida, the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), the All Peoples Party (APP), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the EU (European Union), the U.S. State Department, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigerian Limited (SPDC), Dr. Peter Odili, Chief of Defence Staff General Alexander Ogomudia, the Commander of U.S. Air Force in Europe General Robert Foglesong, the Nigerian Armed Forces, Equatorial Guinea, the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, a Joint Development Zone (JDZ), the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS), President Olusegun Obasanjo, the U.S. Defense Department, the Ateke Tom group, the Niger Delta Volunteer Force, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, the Methodist Church of Britain, Thomas Imobighe, BP (British Petroleum, McDermott, Niger Cat, Mother Cat, imperialism, construction companies, workers, natural resources struggles, armed security personnel, double-barrel guns, pistols, assault rifles like AK-47, automatic sub-machine and heavy machine guns, ammunitions, explosives, mercenaries, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the Land Use Act of 1978, women, civil society, NGOs, military rule, the Federal Government, Minister of State in the Federal Ministry of Finance Mrs. Nenadi Usman, Transparency International, the World Bank, the Petroleum Revenue Transparency Initiative, GDP, GNP, Dey Well, Dey Gbam, Chelsea Dry Gin, Squadron Dry Gin, Bori Camp, the Swedish-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Adaka Boro, Ken Saro Wiwa, Olayinka Ogunkoya, Louis Turner, ExxonMobil, Texaco, and Total, Bayelsa State, Agip of Italy, Lionel Jonathan, P. Barigha-Amange, Isongufuro, African Pride, Terry Lynn Karl, the Bush White House, OPEC, the Inspector General of Police, the Carter Center, fishing, oil spills, Patrick Chabal, Jean-Pascal Daloz, the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ogoniland, dispossessing peasants of land, oil revenue, nakedness, the International Oil Working Group (IOWG), Halliburton, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), Environmental Rights Action, the Urhobo Historical Society, Dr. Mobolaji Aluko of Howard University, Dr. Philip Ikomi of George Mason University, the Peace Summit, Chief Anthony Enahoro, the Itsekiri King, Chief Benjamin Okumagba, Dr. Mobolaji Aluko, the King of Nembe, and vigilantes.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections