Niger Delta

  • Pirates take 5 Indian sailors hostage off Nigeria 19-12-2012 06:55 PM

    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 29-05-2011 08:07 PM

    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 oil-rich country returned to democracy in 1999. This is the second time he has has been sworn into office...
  • 15 killed in bombing at Nigerian I-day parade 01-10-2010 09:33 PM

    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 e-mail alert, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) earlier said...
  • US oil giant Chevron’s oil pipeline in Nigeria attacked 22-06-2008 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: Deccan Chargers, the champions of second edition of Indian Premier League, is unlikely to feature in the next edition of the cash-rich league which may force the BCCI to lookout for a prospective buyer in the next few days. The IPL governing council members will be meeting on...