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Oloibiri rues the day the oil men came

…sees little benefit from first oil; pollution, spills devastate community When foreign oil explorers first arrived in his remote village, Sunday Inengite Ikpesu welcomed them with open arms thinking they were here to expand the community’s palm oil trade. More than 50 years later, the frail 75-year-old chief of Oloibiri still regrets his naivety. “They told the elders they were looking for oil. We were excited because we thought it was palm oil,” Ikpesu said sitting on his porch in his simple ...
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Added June 17, 2010
from Businessday Nigeria