Shell’s oil spill dispute with Nigeria’s Bodo villagers back in UK court

Lawyers for the Bodo community in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta, which was devastated by two major oil spills a decade ago, went to court in London on Tuesday to fend off what they said was an attempt by Shell to kill off their litigation. The Bodo oil spills have been the subject of years of legal wrangling. In 2015, Shell accepted liability for the spills, agreeing to pay £55-million ($83-million at the time) to Bodo villagers and to clean up their lands and waterways.