NIGER DELTA

  • Pirates take 5 Indian sailors hostage off Nigeria December 19, 2012

    Abuja: Five Indian sailors aboard a German oil tanker were kidnapped by heavily armed pirates who attacked the ship in waters off Nigeria's southern coast which have become a hotbed of pirate activity. The ship's operators, Medallion Marine said on Thursday the ship SP Brussels was attacked roughly 65 kilometres...
  • Goodluck Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's Prez May 29, 2011

    Abuja: Goodluck Jonathan was on Sunday sworn in for a full four year term as Nigerian President after winning an election regarded as the fairest amongst the four held since the oilrich country returned to democracy in 1999. This is the second time he has has been sworn into office in...
  • 15 killed in bombing at Nigerian Iday parade October 1, 2010

    Nairobi/Abuja: At least 15 people died on Friday in twin car bomb blasts in the Nigerian capital Abuja as the West African nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain, witnesses said. In an email alert, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) earlier said it...
  • US oil giant Chevrons oil pipeline in Nigeria attacked June 22, 2008

    Warri, Nigeria: Chevron Corp said Saturday that a breached Nigerian pipeline has prompted the company to shut down its onshore oil production. Nigerian media reported that militants had sabotaged the pipeline in the southern Niger Delta late Thursday. But the region's mostpotent armed group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger...