Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Shell ordered to pay out N5.4bn for one of its oil spills

Here. Terrible quality of journalism in the article, which appears to include adding 10 billion to the damages the judge actually awarded. Court reporting often exposes Nigerian journalism at its worst, with torturously anachronistic judicio-speak mingling with a poor grasp of the basics of grammar and spelling...


Arabica Robusta 1:33 pm  

The main issue with poor proofreading is that it generates confusion. Did Shell pay 15b or 5b, and what is the best reference for this?

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