Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

Delta, IYC Raise Hope On Hostages

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Dr. Festus Gozien Okubor says negotiators with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), have achieved major breakthrough and that soon the remaining three hostages would be released. Okubor however called on … read more

Security Report – Week 10

GENERAL � Nigerian militants killed five (05) soldiers on March 08 2006 in a firefight during an attack by the army in the southern Niger Delta, and threatened reprisals against the military and oil company Royal Dutch Shell. It was … read more

Shell warns staff of fresh threat

Shell Petroleum Development Company on Monday raised the alarm over a fresh threat to oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region. The alarm came barely two days after the expiration of the ultimatum by the Movement for the … read more

Group renews ultimatum to oil firms

An Itsekiri group, Iwere Development Association, on Monday asked oil multinationals and service companies to leave its area in Delta State latest by March 23. The IDA, which last week issued a 21-day ultimatum asking the oil firms to leave … read more

militants highlight woes amid wealth

“We ARE not terrorists,” screamed a black-masked militant brandishing an assault rifle. “We are freedom fighters!” He had arrived minutes earlier in a motorboat bristling with machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades held by fighters in camouflage body armour and balaclavas. White … read more

US lists human rights abuses by Nigerian forces

(Reuters) – Nigerian security forces carried out political murders and other extra-judicial killings in 2005 and used excessive force in their actions against criminals or protesters, the U.S. Department of State said in a report. Six years after military dictatorship … read more

Nigeria lawyers strike for rights

Lawyers in Nigeria have begun a two-day boycott of court proceedings. The Nigerian Bar Association says the protest is over the “failure of the government to comply with court orders and the violation of human rights”. Association President Lanke Odogiyon … read more

Bird Flu Update

Following our last Bird Flu Notification authorities have confirmed positive cases of Bird Flu in the Bori Camp Area in Port-Harcourt. The Federal authorities in conjunction with the State Government have taken steps to prevent further spread by culling all … read more

Militants Dare ExxonMobil Again

Militants in the Niger Delta at the weekend vowed to inflict serious damage on the operations of ExxonMobil if the company fails to compensate victims of the 1998 devastating oil spill after the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum. The renewed … read more