Author Archives: Chief Oyibo

Militants threaten tankers

Militants responsible for a string of attacks and kidnappings that have cut Nigerian oil exports by 20 percent threatened for the first time Today to target international oil tankers coming into this West African nation’s waters to load crude oil. … read more

9 oil workers abducted

Nigerian militants launched a string of attacks on the world’s eighth largest oil exporter on Saturday, abducting nine foreign workers from an offshore barge and attacking at least two other facilities. Militants from the Movement for the Emancipation of the … read more


Armed militants launched a wave of attacks across Nigeria’s troubled Niger delta Saturday, blowing up oil and gas pipelines and seizing nine foreign oil workers in the latest violence to strike the troubled region. In an e-mail to The Associated … read more


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


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