Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

Police Strike fails to take off

A planned nationwide strike by junior police officers in crime-ridden Nigeria to press for wage hikes, better work conditions and promotions failed to take off on Monday, a spokesman said. “There is no strike. Everybody is at his duty post. … read more

Newspaper names hostages

Barely 10 hours after helicopter gunship of the Nigeria Air Force launched the second in the series of planned raids on oil bunkerers in the Niger Delta at the Ijaw community of Okerenkoko, Ijaw militants in retaliation yesterday hit four … read more

Authorities seek release of hostages

Nigerian authorities were seeking to negotiate the safe release Sunday of nine foreign workers who were taken hostage during the latest wave of violence to rock Africa’s biggest oil industry. Heavily armed separatist militants carried out a series of attacks … read more

Militants threaten tankers

Militants responsible for a string of attacks and kidnappings that have cut Nigerian oil exports by 20 percent threatened for the first time Today to target international oil tankers coming into this West African nation’s waters to load crude oil. … read more

9 oil workers abducted

Nigerian militants launched a string of attacks on the world’s eighth largest oil exporter on Saturday, abducting nine foreign workers from an offshore barge and attacking at least two other facilities. Militants from the Movement for the Emancipation of the … read more

MILITANTS LAUNCH WAVE OF ATTACKS,

Armed militants launched a wave of attacks across Nigeria’s troubled Niger delta Saturday, blowing up oil and gas pipelines and seizing nine foreign oil workers in the latest violence to strike the troubled region. In an e-mail to The Associated … read more