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2009: Oil battles on the Niger Delta region

27 September 2010 Last updated at 13:26 BST

Nigeria is Africa's leading oil producer but the trade in stolen oil has fuelled violence and corruption in the Niger delta - the home of the industry.

Few Nigerians, including those in oil-producing areas, have benefited from the oil wealth.

Watch an excerpt from Sue Lloyd-Roberts' Newsnight report from January 2009.

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