The paper is an incisive theoretical overview of the continuing conflict between oil companies and host communities in the Niger-Delta of Nigeria. It examine the contending issues around the substantive functions of oil companies and the latent consequences of environmental degradation which has remained a constant source of friction between oil companies and host communities.
Bijoy Kumar Hrankhal was the founder member and vice president of the Tripura National Volunteer, the first militant group in Tripura. He laid down arms in 1989, after a treaty with late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The treaty