Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

Militants Warn Mantu, Odili, Others

Rebels in the Niger Delta have threatened a guerilla war against Abuja if it fails to back down on the third term. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) warned Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, and Rivers … read more

IYC threatens to deal with pipeline vandals

Niger Delta youths under the Umbrella of Ikwerre Youth Congress (IYC) have threatened to deal decisively with pipeline vandals in the Niger Delta region should the perpetrators refuse to refrain from their actions. The leader of the group, Prince Charles … read more

6 die in another census clash

Less than 24 hours to the 2006 census, a bloody boundary dispute has erupted between the Irele community and the Ijaw of Taribo in Ondo State, Nigeria, leaving at least six people dead. The Idoma of Benue State have also … read more

Census May Stall Release Of Hostages

Hope is rather thin that the three foreign oil workers, two Americans and one Briton, held by insurgents could be released soon. Feelers from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said the captives may not savour … read more

Personal Safety during Census

The National Census Exercise commences tomorrow across the entire country. For the security of yourselves and your families during this exercise, we advise you to remember the following: 1. Establish the identification of the census officials visiting your homes before … read more

Census Update

We promise this is absolutely, positively the last Census Update before the kick off of the big event. If you’re still confused then welcome to the club Concerning national census, be on notice that the present situation is as follows: … read more

Census enumerators burn down offices

Hundreds of recruits for Nigeria’s upcoming census went on the rampage over wages and burnt down local council offices in thecountry’s north, police said Saturday. Katsina state police spokesman said local census officials in Dutsin-Ma town, about 70 kilometres (40 … read more

Ringing in changes in Nigeria

In 1979 Elizabeth Blunt was sent to Nigeria by the BBC to cover the country’s elections, as the then military head of state, General Olusegun Obasanjo, prepared to hand over to an elected civilian government. She recently returned to the … read more

Agip says 65,000 bbl a day shut-in

Italian oil company Agip SpA (AGI.YY) said Sunday 65,000 barrels a day is shut-in after a weekend attack on one of its pipelines in the southern Niger Delta. “It’s about 65,000 barrels (a day) that is shut,” an Agip official … read more