9 Killed in census clashes

Six gangsters and three police officers were killed in southern Nigeria when security forces tried to search a house ahead of a controversial census, police said today. A gunbattle broke out in the southern Nigerian market town of Nnewi when … read more

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