PENGASSAN, NUPENG Accuse FG Of Complicity

Two oil workers´┐Ż unions have accused Abuja and some state governments of aiding the criminal acts in the Niger Delta. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) … read more

Shell Shuts Down Operations

Making good their threat, militant Ijaw youths yesterday, claimed they attacked another oil facility and blew up a military vessel in a sustained onslaught on the oil industry. The claim came as oil giants, Shell announced the shut down of … read more

Shell extends force majeure on oil, gas

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) yesterday said it had extended its period of non-liability in honouring contractual obligations to its partners. Called force majeure, the period of grace was occasioned by attacks and subsequent kidnap of oil workers by militants … read more

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