Glad this made the NY Times:

The Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface, has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some estimates. The oil pours out nearly every week, and some swamps are long since lifeless.

Previously in the Guardian: Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it