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Nigeria militant amnesty programme faces cash crunch, says official

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Nigeria's amnesty programme which provides vocational training and stipends to former militants who attacked oil facilities in its Niger Delta energy hub...

Nigerian militant group MEND claims attack on Trans-Forcados pipeline

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A commander of a Nigerian militant group has attacked the Trans Forcados oil pipeline in the Niger Delta without authorisation, a local...

Avenger militants spurn call from ex-Niger Delta cohorts to join in...

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The Niger Delta Avengers, a group that has claimed responsibility for a recent spate of attacks on oil and gas facilities in...

Former Niger Delta militants urge Avengers to join in government talks

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A group of Nigerian former militants have urged the Niger Delta Avengers, who have claimed responsibility for a recent string of attacks...

Militants attack Chevron platform in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta

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Militants attacked a Chevron platform in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region late on Wednesday, the U.S. energy company said on Thursday, amid...

Nigeria pipeline saboteurs vow further Niger Delta attacks

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A group that claimed responsibility for a major attack on a pipeline in Nigeria's oil-producing Delta region said it will carry out...

Nigeria arrests six over pipeline attacks, destroys two mini refineries

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Nigeria has arrested six people alleged to have attacked oil pipelines and has also destroyed two illegal refineries in the oil-producing southern...

Arrest warrant issued for former Niger Delta militant Tompolo

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Nigerian authorities issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for a former militant leader from the oil-producing Niger Delta region after he failed...

Nigeria’s Delta amnesty programme to continue for at least 1 year

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Nigeria's amnesty programme for former Niger Delta militants will continue for at least another year contrary to expectations that it was due...

Nigerian militants dismiss renewed peace drive

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Nigeria's main militant group dismissed government pledges to revive a post-amnesty programme in the Niger Delta, saying it failed to address their...

Fresh oil war threat for new Nigerian leader

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Militants in the Niger Delta have threatened a fresh wave of potentially crippling attacks on Nigeria's oil industry, giving the African country's...

Kidnaps, oil theft, plague Nigeria as amnesty falters

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Former militants fed up with a Nigerian government amnesty programme are regrouping and are behind a renewed wave of kidnappings, robberies and...

Nigeria militant faction claims attack on oil site

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A splinter militant faction in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta said it had blown up an oil manifold in the southern state of...

Nigeria bombing will not stop amnesty programme

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Bombing by Nigeria's biggest militant group in its oil delta this week will not derail an amnesty deal meant to restore security...

Nigeria committed to amnesty in oil delta: Jonathan

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan says his government is committed to a post-amnesty programme to develop the oil-producing Niger Delta, hours after...

Nigeria’s $6 bln fuel subsidy bill a “huge waste”

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Nigeria's fuel importers claim the government owes 880 billion naira ($6 billion) in subsidies accrued over the past five years, highlighting the...

Nigeria pipeline attack forces Shell to cut output

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Royal Dutch Shell says it has shut down three pumping stations in Nigeria's Niger Delta after a key crude oil pipeline was...

Ex-Nigeria rebels rethink amnesty with Yar’Adua away

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The prolonged absence of Nigeria's president, who is in hospital overseas, has stalled a federal amnesty programme and forced former rebels to...

Nigeria oil reform must benefit communities: governor

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Nigeria's plans to overhaul its energy sector must result in a fairer deal for communities in the Niger Delta if there is...

The day Venezuela taught Nigeria a hard lesson

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The Nigerian minister of information and communication, Professor Dora Akunyili, was given a good lecture by the Venezuelan ambassador to Nigeria, Enerique...

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