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Double Talk on Hill Areas

it is stated, is anxious not to disrupt essential jobs, but it may not be within the Commission's powers to prevent it.
The fact of the matter is that BP-Shell itself is under heavy pressure both from Lagos and Enugu to pay oil royalties, rents, taxes on profits, etc, to the respective governments. Under existing arrangements, oil revenues are payable to the Federal Government but Col Ojukwu last month signed a decree that in future further payments are to be made to Biafra alone. BP-Shell is in a real dilemma: if it pays the revenue to Biafra, it may have to face a blockade from the Lagos government; a blockade, in fact, has already been imposed and is in full operation. If it does not, then Biafra may enforce a penalty

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