Nigerian villagers reject Shell spill compensation
ReutersPORT HARCOURT, Nigeria--Nigerian villagers on Friday rejected an offer of compensation from Royal Dutch Shell for damage done to their livelihoods by oil spills from pipelines operated by the company, their lawyers said.
September 15, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
Failure to reach a settlement means the Anglo-Dutch oil major and around 15,000 members of the Bodo fishing communities in southeastern Nigeria remain locked in litigation.
Their lawyers said they will now go back to a British court to request a trial timetable.