Wherein I Avoid The Base Controversy
The base controversy is that Shell Oil was sued by a bunch of Nigerians (I was tempted to say "gang of Nigerians" but decided against such inflammatory language) because the Nigerian government, sorry, "former Nigerian government," hung six people in 1995. Shell, you see was "complicit" in those deaths. And Shell decided to pay $15.5 million while admitting no wrong-doing but hoping to aid the "process of reconciliation." Yeah, that'll work.
As much as I hope every first world company takes the lesson that investing in crapholes like Africa generally and criminal states like Nigeria specifically will ultimately cause more grief than can be imagined prior to the investment, the real point of all this (here on PoW) is to get the names of those killed by the Nigerian government: Ken Saro-Wiwa, John Kpuinen, Felix Nuate, Daniel Gbokoo, Dr. Barinem Kiobel and finally, a name we must add to the collection of great names in human history: Saturday Doobee.
I'm sorry but with a name like "Saturday Doobee," that life is not going to end well no matter what.