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Shell workers evacuated from Bonga field after militant threat: union

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Shell workers at Nigeria's Bonga oil field in the southern Niger Delta are being evacuated following a militant threat, a senior labour...

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...

Nigeria arrests person suspected of bombing ENI pipeline

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Nigeria has arrested a person suspected of having bombed an oil pipeline belonging to Italy's ENI in the southern Delta region, the...

Nigeria to train thousands of unemployed Delta youths

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Nigeria plans to train as many as 10,000 youths a year for skilled work in the Delta region to try to stop...

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...

Tensions build in Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta

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Enjoying a chilled cider in a hotel pool bar, former Nigerian militant leader Ebi John has a simple message for President Muhammadu...

Gunmen kill nine, gas pipeline hit in Nigeria’s oil-rich delta

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Nigeria's delta region was hit by violence on Friday, as gunmen killed nine people and, separately, militants blew up a gas pipeline,...

Pirate gangs in multiple attacks, abductions in Nigeria’s oil delta

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Pirates have launched a spate of attacks in the creeks of Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region since last Thursday, killing three policemen...

Kidnappers snatch three Dutch nationals in Nigeria’s Delta

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Gunmen have snatched three Dutch nationals in Nigeria's volatile Niger Delta region, where armed kidnapping rings frequently operate, police said on Monday. The...

Italian kidnapped in Nigeria

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An Italian man has been kidnapped in the Niger delta in southern Nigeria, the Italian foreign ministry said on Saturday. Marcello Rizzo, 55,...

Benin says frees Nigerian ex-militant after Jonathan intervenes

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Benin freed a former militant leader from Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region on Friday after a personal intervention by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan,...

Nigerian militant arrested over the killing of four soldiers

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The Nigerian Navy has arrested a militant linked to last week's attack on marine police in the Niger Delta that left four...

NNS Thunder detains illegal oil bunkering vessel

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The Nigerian Navy's NNS Thunder, which recently entered service after being transferred from the United States, has recorded its first law enforcement...

E-mail warns of bombs in Nigerian capital

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An email, saying it was sent by a Nigerian militant group based in the oil-producing Niger Delta, said it would bomb the...

Nigerian military offers arms amnesty in oil region

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Nigeria's military said it was beginning a week-long arms amnesty in the oil-producing Niger Delta, a vast wetlands region where violent clashes...

Nigeria to clean up oil delta agency – president

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan pledged to clean up a government agency tasked with developing the oil-rich Niger Delta region after reports commissioned...

Militants escape in Nigerian oil-city jailbreak

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Five militants escaped from a prison in Nigeria's main oil-hub Port Harcour by using their metal beds as ladders to climb over...

Nigeria begins rehab for ex-oil rebels

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Nigeria is expected to begin rehabilitating hundreds of former militants in the Niger Delta this week, raising hopes for improved security in...

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...

Nigeria’s acting leader to meet ex-rebel leaders

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan will meet former rebel leaders from the oil-producing Niger Delta tomorrow, hoping to get a federal amnesty...

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...

Kidnapped SA reporter released in Nigeria

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A South African sound engineer kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil region has been released, his employer television company...

Nigeria rebel faction attack oil facility

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A militant faction in Nigeria's Niger Delta said it had blown up an oil facility operated by Italy's Agip, its second attack...

Three reporters seized in Nigeria: SA media

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A South African sports journalist and two Nigerian colleagues have been kidnapped in Nigeria's restive oil-producing Niger Delta region, South African media...

Nigeria defends oil reforms after industry backlash

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Nigeria launched a robust defence of planned reforms to the oil and gas sector yesterday, dismissing industry claims that the legislation could...

Jonathan hopeful on Niger Delta peace

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Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan expects swift progress reviving an amnesty programme in the oil-producing Niger Delta and recent talks with militants...

Nigeria oil militant group warns of more unrest

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A Nigerian militant group warned of further unrest in the oil-producing Niger Delta, saying that Vice President Goodluck Jonathan's assumption of power...

UN to help educate, employ former Nigerian militants

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The United Nations has offered to take a lead role in educating hundreds of former Nigerian rebels and providing graduates with job...

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...

Nigerians to demand end to political uncertainty

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Nigerian religious leaders, politicians and educators will lead a mass rally today in the capital Abuja to demand the government put an...

Nigeria dismisses corruption case against ex-governor

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A Nigerian court dismissed graft and money laundering charges against a former ex-governor of the oil-producing state of Delta yesterday, dealing a...

Nigerian military destroy illegal oil refineries

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Nigeria has destroyed about 600 illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta and arrested seven oil thieves in the last few months,...

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...

Nigeria police illegally kill hundreds a year: Amnesty

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Amnesty International says hundreds of Nigerians are unlawfully killed by corrupt and ill-trained police officers each year and authorities are ignoring the...

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...

Rebel attacks swell Nigeria-to-Ghana pipeline cost

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Rebel attacks in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta have boosted the cost of a natural gas pipeline to Ghana in which US oil...

Nigeria buys oil security, peacekeeping ‘copters

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Nigeria has agreed to purchase five used Super Puma helicopters from France to assist security forces in the oil-producing Niger Delta and...

Nigerian rebels want clear plans for those who disarm

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Three militant leaders in Nigeria's oil heartland want concrete plans for fighters who disarm and a clearer government commitment to develop the...