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Shell settles Nigeria deaths case

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Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay $15.5m to settle a lawsuit which accused the oil firm of complicity in rights abuses in Nigeria.

One of the country's best known environmental campaigners, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and others were executed by the military government which ruled Nigeria in 1995.

Shell strongly denied any wrongdoing, and the denial was acknowledged in the settlement statement.

Greg Wood reports.

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