Militants threaten new attacks

Nigerian militants threatened on Sunday to halve the country’s current oil output by cutting another 1 million barrels a day this month in their campaign to gain more autonomy for the southern delta region. The militants from the Movement for … read more

FG warns on political riots

The Nigeria government says it will take tough action against politicians stirring up violence, after more than 100 deaths in religious riots. Information Minister Frank Nweke said the authorities had heard of plans to provoke student demonstrations during the forthcoming … read more

Diplomats shun Niger Delta

Western diplomats yesterday boycotted the Akwa Ibom State Economic and Investment Summit in Uyo, citing security concerns arising from the Niger Delta insurrection. Prominent among those who stayed away from the event were the High Commissioner of Britain and the … read more

MEND threaten further mayhem

Niger Delta insurgents on Wednesday freed six of the nine foreign oil workers they abducted on February 18, but warned of more misery on the horizon if their demands are not met. They did as Abuja confirmed the loss of … read more