Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

MPs back third term move

An influential group of Nigerian MPs has voted in favour of changing the constitution to allow presidents to run for a third term in office. The recommendation by a committee of both houses of parliament is a major step towards … read more


The Nationwide Census will take place during period 21-25 March 2006. Whilst there are lots of rumours making the rounds about what restrictions will apply; other than the dates of the Census nothing has been issued officially. We are making … read more

Youths storm SUN office

Ijaw militant youths, after the bloodbath in Delta State on Thursday, stormed the SUN office in Warri, threatening that they are ready to lay down their lives instead of allowing the three foreign nationals to go home alive. The youths … read more

‘Hostages going nowhere’

Nigerian separatist rebels rejected Saturday an appeal from tribal elders for them to release three Western oil workers and warned: “The hostages are going nowhere”. Earlier, the senior traditional monarch among the Niger Delta’s14 million ethnic Ijaws had urged the … read more

Itsekiri community gives Shell quit notice

THE people of Adaka, an Itsekiri community in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, yesterday, gave the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) a seven-day ultimatum to remove all its oil facilities and evacuate its staff from the Ovorh field … read more

6 Killed in Port Harcourt Cult Attack

Not less than six persons lost their lives in the Rivers State capital, Port- Harcourt after what was suspected to be a cult attack in Ojoto axis of Diobu, Mile One. Eyewitnesses told THISDAY yesterday that trouble started when armed … read more

Militants Report Fight With Army

A Nigerian militant group holding three foreign oil workers hostage said its fighters clashed Wednesday with army troops in this West African nation’s oil-rich delta region. The militants said in an e-mailed statement that one of their vessels was attacked … read more