Worsening insecurity in the land

The nation is experiencing serious threats to peace and national stability. Renewed youth violence in the Niger Delta has led to the death of about 30 persons and the kidnap of four expatriate oil workers. Reports said most of the … read more

FG, Militants Seal Agreement

There were strong indications last night that four oil workers in the Niger Delta taken hostage about two weeks ago, by a group called Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), would be released to the Bayelsa Government. … read more


I am pleased to inform you that the four hostages have been released. Their release occurred in the early hours of today in Yenagoa. Further detail will be provided later in the day. read more


Four foreign oil workers held hostage by a militia in southern Nigeria for more than two weeks were released today, a regional government spokesman said. “They have been released,” said Ekiyor Welson, spokesman for the regional Bayelsa state government. “They … read more

Militants say oil attacks to continue

Nigerian militants who released four foreign hostages on Monday said they would continue their attacks on the oil industry with the aim of reducing 30 percent of Nigeria’s exports in February. The group, whose six-week campaign of violence crippled a … read more

Uncertainty over hostages!

EIGHTEEN days after they were taken hostage by militants in the Niger-Delta, the fate of the four expatriate oil workers appeared uncertain, yesterday, as their captors said they had no intention of releasing them and threatened more could be captured … read more