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With two machine guns on board, the speed boat raced up and down the palm-fringed creek of Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta as several enthusiastic soldiers whooped with excitement...These Nigerian soldiers have good reason to be on high alert. Gunmen
Pirates stormed a cargo ship off Nigeria's southern coast and kidnapped five foreign sailors, including three Sri Lankans, taking the total number of those abducted from the region within the last four days to 14, a military spokesman said today.
Calabar Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe has rekindled hope that gas flaring in the region will soon end. This was contained in a 15-point communique he read to journalists when President Goodluck Jonathan inaugurated a
Yenagoa Nine oil workers, attached to the Nigerian Oil Servicing Companies of the Octopus Clan Nigerian Limited and the Deck Oil Services, have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be renegade militants along the Ilebiri Creek in the
Yenagoa The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, otherwise known as Operation Pulo Shield, yesterday, said its operatives have impounded a vessel over alleged involvement in crude oil theft along Otokomabie creek near Oloma community in Rivers State.
Benin Over four thousand ex-militants from Edo State on Tuesday took to the streets protesting non inclusion in the amnesty programme for Niger Delta ex-militants. They threatened to blow-up oil facilities in the state if the situation is not
Delta State, weekend, raided Kokori, an Urhobo community in Ethiope East Local Government Area, alleged to be the headquarters of the flourishing kidnap industry in the state and demolished the country home of the "commander-in-chief", one Mr. Kelvin.
Nigeria (AP) Experts say that the growing piracy off the coast of West Africa takes root in the oil-slicked creeks of Nigeria's southern delta. Speaking Saturday at a conference on piracy, the experts say the majority of the attacks happening across
The Supreme Court has limited the ability of foreign victims of human rights abuses to use American courts to seek accountability and money damages for their suffering. The justices unanimously agreed Wednesday to shut down a lawsuit filed by
Billboards have been erected around town and a committee has been named. Current Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has opted for a 13-member committee, called the public information management committee. While it may seem odd that the state, located in