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Ruptured pipeline behind Delta oil spill

A ruptured pipeline in Nigeria’s Delta state spilled oil, but has been contained, the head of state oil company NNPC said. NNPC initially said...

Nigeria’s Buhari sacks head of Niger Delta amnesty programme

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the head of an amnesty programme for former militants in the country's oil and gas-producing heartland, amid...

Anger on the margins of historic clean-up in Nigeria’s Delta

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Nearly a decade after two catastrophic oil spills in the Niger Delta, a comprehensive clean-up has been launched in the southern Nigerian...

More oil cash needed to avoid conflict in Niger Delta

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Nigeria's oil minister will visit the Niger Delta this week in a bid to stave off a threat of more insurgent attacks...

No going back to Delta insecurity – Buhari

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari said the country "cannot afford to go back to dark days of insecurity" in the oil-producing Niger Delta...

Niger Delta military exercise unnecessary

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A military exercise in Nigeria's restive southern Niger Delta oil production hub is unnecessary and government should focus on economic development, an...

Protesters storm Shell crude flow station in Nigeria’s Niger Delta

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Hundreds of Nigerian protesters stormed a crude oil flow station owned by Shell in the restive Niger Delta on Friday, demanding jobs...

Niger Delta leaders threaten to pull out of peace talks

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Prominent community leaders in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil hub threatened to pull out of peace talks with government unless their demands...

Nigeria’s acting president to return to restive oil heartlands

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Nigeria's acting president will meet again with community leaders from the Niger Delta oil heartlands next week, his spokesman said on Tuesday,...

Peace at risk in Nigeria’s oil heartland

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The Nigerian government's efforts to secure peace in the Niger Delta oil heartlands are empty promises, community leaders say, threatening a return...

Soldiers killed in Nigeria oil hub clash

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At least six Nigerian soldiers were killed in a new military campaign against militants in the country's restive Niger Delta oil hub,...

Nigeria’s military destroys 13 illegal oil refineries

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Nigeria's military said on Thursday that it had destroyed 13 illegal refineries in the restive Niger Delta oil hub, in an operation...

Turks kidnapped in Nigeria

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Two Turkish men were kidnapped from a hotel room in south-east Nigeria, police said on Tuesday. The pair, who worked for a...

Nigeria to probe lack of funds for Delta militant amnesty

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Nigeria's lower house of parliament launched a probe into a lack of funding for an amnesty programme for militants in the country's...

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...

Eight sailors kidnapped by Nigerian pirates

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Eight sailors, seven from Russia and one from Ukraine, have been kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria. They were taken from their cargo vessel...

Nigerian militants readying fighters to hit ‘enemy’ in Niger Delta

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A Nigerian militant group, which claimed a wave of attacks on oil pipelines in the Niger Delta, said on it has asked...

Nigeria resumes payments to former Niger Delta militants

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Nigeria resumed payments of cash stipends to former militants agreed under a 2009 amnesty in the country's Niger Delta oil hub, an...

Protests see Shell shut flow station on Nigerian Escravos oil line

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Royal Dutch Shell has shut down an Escravos crude oil flow station in Nigeria's Niger Delta after villagers demanding aid staged a...

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...

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