Newspaper names hostages

Barely 10 hours after helicopter gunship of the Nigeria Air Force launched the second in the series of planned raids on oil bunkerers in the Niger Delta at the Ijaw community of Okerenkoko, Ijaw militants in retaliation yesterday hit four … read more

Authorities seek release of hostages

Nigerian authorities were seeking to negotiate the safe release Sunday of nine foreign workers who were taken hostage during the latest wave of violence to rock Africa’s biggest oil industry. Heavily armed separatist militants carried out a series of attacks … read more

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