Oil Politics, Environmental Apocalypse and Rising Tension in the Niger Delta - by Shola Omotola
Occasional Paper Series: Issue 3, 2006
The study is divided into five sections. The first substantive part of the paper attempts a theoretical exposition on the Nigerian state upon which the paper’s analyses are anchored. The second reflects on Nigeria’s political economy of oil, underscoring how oil has, since the 1970s, become the mainstay of the economy and led to the mishandling of its proceeds.