Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Niger Delta

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Ever wondered where oil was first discovered in Nigeria, and what year it became commercially available for exportation. Here is a short history of Oloibiri, the site of the first oilfield in Nigeria. Located in Ogbia LGA, a small community ...
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Troops stationed at the Efut Esighi Waterfront in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State, were in the early hours of Saturday attacked by suspected militants. This was disclosed in a statement issued by, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the ...
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Niger Delta Avengers has released a statement claiming the group has succeeded in blowing up the Bonny 48 inches crude oil export pipeline in Rivers State. The attack was carried out on Friday, September 23, 2016. This was disclosed in ...
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In a bid to stamp out criminals and make the Niger Delta region safe again, the Nigeria Army has killed 23 militants in its operation code named, “Operation Crocodile Smile”. Speaking to newsmen in Enugu on Saturday, the General Officer ...
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Incessant attacks by Niger Delta militants on oil and gas pipelines in Delta State, has forced the Government to shutdown the Warri and Kaduna refineries. It will be recalled that the attacks on the oil facilities took place, a few ...
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President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal decisively with the seeming resurgence of oil theft, vandalism of pipelines and insecurity in the Niger Delta. Declaring that the Nigerian Armed Forces had already dealt “deadly blows” on Boko Haram, Mr. Buhari ...
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Due to the increased rate of bombings of oil pipelines by suspected militants and crises currently rocking the Niger Delta, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reiterated its will to deal decisively with all forms of crises, that threaten the security ...

Gunmen suspected to be sea pirates have attacked a ship belonging to a Polish cargo company, off the coast of Nigeria, and abducted five sailors, according to Reuters. The Szafir cargo ship was said to be on its way to Port ...
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Enjoying a chilled cider in a hotel pool bar, former Nigerian militant leader Ebi John has a simple message for President Muhammadu Buhari – keep paying my men or risk a new insurgency in the Niger Delta. Tensions have been ...
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The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, has arrested six suspected pirates who attacked and killed four of its soldiers and a policeman at Nembe in Bayelsa. Mr Asinim Butswat, spokesperson of Bayelsa Police Command on Saturday confirmed ...
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The House of Representatives is about constituting an ad hoc committee that will investigate the duties of the Niger Delta Joint Task Force in relation to illegal refineries operating illegitimately in the region. The committee is also expected to scrutinize ...
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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Brigadier-General Paul.T. Boroh (rtd.), as the Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants. Brig. Boroh, whose appointment takes immediate effect, is to take over the responsibilities of Kingsley Kuku, ...
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Sequel to the invitation sent to, Kingsley Kuku, the special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a letter addressed to the EFCC chairman, brought to the attention of ...

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