http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8369974.stm Hmm. Now, from where does this money come? Well, obviously from the good taxpayers of the countries in the EU. Now I have spent several years in the corrupt and disfunctional cesspit that is Nigeria, and I cannot imagine what tangible and positive effect this will have on the tragedy that is the Niger Delta. But I am a bit late in identifying this: I'm bloody glad I don't pay taxes in Europe, but this splurge of money to a country that will siphon it off to the already rich is a disgrace. Remember Nigeria's debts being cancelled by the UK two years ago? (They took a 3bn loan from the Chinese the week after.) Outraged? Yes. It is like feeding a spoiled child sweets in the hope it will ask for no more.