Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

SHELL EVACUATES OIL FIELD

The Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell has been forced to evacuate an offshore oil field following attacks on its facilties by Niger Delta militants, a statement said Saturday. The company said that following an attack on its Forcados export terminal in … read more

Shell Well On Fire

An oil well owned by the energy giant Shell caught fire in the Niger Delta on today, one day after separatist militants threatened revenge against the firm for supporting a government air strike. Fire-fighters were battling the blaze on a … read more

Police strike threat

If the National Union of Policemen makes good its threat, the nation will be faced with an avoidable Police strike scheduled to begin next Monday, February 20, 2006. Specifically, the NUP states that its stand on the proposed strike is … read more

SHELL PUTS OUT OIL WELL FIRE

The energy giant Shell has put out a fire that broke out on one of its oil wells in the Niger Delta but a nearby plant remains closed with a production loss of 37,800 barrels per day, the firm said … read more

Nigeria oil ‘total war’ warning

A Nigerian militant commander in the oil-rich southern Niger Delta has told the BBC his group is declaring “total war” on all foreign oil interests. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta has given oil companies and their … read more

Military in oil attack

The Nigerian military says an army helicopter has attacked barges used in oil-smuggling in the Niger Delta. The militant group the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta however condemned the raid and accused the military of targeting civilians. … read more

Bird flu spreading South

IN what appears to be the first sign that the outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in Nigeria is spreading South, the Federal Ministry of Health has commenced investigation into suspected cases of the disease in an … read more