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

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