Bayelsa State opens inquiry on oil spills

Nigeria’s oil-rich Bayelsa state started an inquiry into the human and environmental impact of spills caused by multinational businesses operating in the region, opening a potential new conflict with companies that pump the bulk of the nation’s crude. The Bayelsa … read more

Landmine kills eight in NE Nigeria

Eight people were killed in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon on Monday when a vehicle hit a roadside mine, security sources told AFP. The vehicle, part of a civilian convoy under military escort, veered off the … read more

Gunmen kill 30 in Nigeria: police

At least 30 people were killed by gunmen who attacked a village in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Zamfara, local police confirmed Tuesday. A police spokesman in Zamfara, Mohammed Shehu, told Xinhua that Kware Village in the Shinkafi District was raided … read more