Militants threaten to take more hostages

Nigerian militants holding nine foreign oil workers hostage threatened on Wednesday to take more Western captives from cities in the southern Niger Delta and warned of more attacks on the oil industry. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger … read more

Militants, soldiers in fresh clash

A FRESH clash between militants and soldiers erupted in the Niger Delta yesterday leading to the death of some of the youths. A military source confirmed that the fierce exchange of gun fire led to the capture of some of … read more

Shell Closes Operation in Western Division

The threat action of the Niger Delta militants yesterday took a heavy toll on the nation’s oil sector as Shell Petroleum Development Company shut down its entire operation in the western division and declared “force majeure”. The action means that … read more


Militants holding nine foreign oil-worker hostages called Tuesday for independent negotiators to mediate among the hostage-takers and a Nigerian federal government they deem illegitimate. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said there have been no negotiations so … read more

MEND issue new deadline

BARELY 48 hours after kidnapping nine expatriates, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta on Sunday gave a fresh seven-day notice to multinational oil firms in the country to vacate their offices. The movement also said that it … read more

Police Strike fails to take off

A planned nationwide strike by junior police officers in crime-ridden Nigeria to press for wage hikes, better work conditions and promotions failed to take off on Monday, a spokesman said. “There is no strike. Everybody is at his duty post. … read more