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The force of the community in the Niger Delta of Nigeria: propositions for new oil and gas legal and contractual arrangements

Egede, Edwin and Egede, Hephzibah 2016. The force of the community in the Niger Delta of Nigeria: propositions for new oil and gas legal and contractual arrangements. Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 25 (1) , pp. 45-88.

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Abstract

The exploitation of oil and gas in the Niger Delta is considered the foremost source of revenue of Nigeria, providing 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 95% of foreign exchange earnings, and about 65% of budgetary revenues. With the strategic position o f this area and the tensions between the Federal Government of Nigeria and multinational corporations (MNCs), directly exploiting these resources on one hand and the ethnic communities that these resources are derived from on the other, there is a need to take various steps to de-escalate the situation in this region. To minimize resource conflicts within the region, this Article canvasses for the formulation of new tripartite oil and gas arrangements, both legal and contractual, that provide oil-producing communities with stake-holding in oil and gas operations in the region. It further examines some of the potential complexities that may arise if the MNCs directly negotiate contracts with the communities without due involvement of the Federal Government of Nigeria as the host state government.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Publisher: Tulane University School of Law
ISSN: 1069-4455
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 June 2016
Date of Acceptance: 16 May 2016
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2019 23:18
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/91882

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