Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

Militants free diabetic Texan captive

Militants holding foreign oil workers hostage in Nigeria released one in the presence of reporters on Wednesday, handing over a diabetic 69-year-old American after nearly two weeks in captivity. Macon Hawkins, of Kosciusko, Texas, was handed over to the Nigerian … read more


Nigerian separatist guerrillas released six of their nine foreign hostages on today but warned that they would step up attacks aimed at shutting down the country’s oil industry. The militants also stated they would not hand over the remaining captives … read more

Militants shun peace talks

Freedom could still be a long way for the nine expatriate oil workers held hostage by Ijaw militants. Reason: Their captors have allegedly told the Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori, not to dissipate his energy on seeking negotiation with … read more

Army hopeful of hostage release

The head of the Nigerian military unit seeking the release of nine kidnapped foreign oil workers says there is no military solution to the crisis. Brigadier Gen Elias Zamani told the BBC that the government hoped mediation efforts would see … read more

Security Report – Week 8

GENERAL � Sequel to sectarian violence that erupted in the Northern part of Nigeria, over a hundred and thirty eight (138) persons lost their lives and properties worth several millions of naira destroyed at Onitsha, a commercial nerve centre in … read more

Militants threaten to kill 9 hostages

SOME Ijaw militant youths yesterday threatened to kill the nine expatriate oil workers kidnapped penultimate Saturday if the Federal Government fails to meet their conditions very soon. National Vice President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Comrade David Reje said in … read more

Bird Flu Update

H5N1 Avian flu in chickens has been confirmed in 8 States in Nigeria. No bird flu has been confirmed south of the Benue and Niger rivers. A report from Kwara is under investigation. Yesterday 6 dead, and several ill vultures … read more