Niger Delta

 
'New' oil rebels spring from the old
'New' oil rebels spring from the old
The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group that has been attacking Nigeria’s oil infrastructure since early this year, is anything but new,...
Rebel factions in Niger Delta divided over attacks
Rebel factions in Niger Delta divided over attacks
This week, a new rebel group vowed to attack strategic targets across Nigeria, despite calls for a united front and no life-threatening actions from...
Big bucks drive oil pipe sabotage in Niger Delta
Big bucks drive oil pipe sabotage in Niger Delta
Pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta cost the state and oil companies $14-billion a year and devastated up to 52?000 hectares of land in 2014,...
'We all stand before history'
'We all stand before history'
That Friday morning of November 10 1995, in my birthplace of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta, I was seated in class when the news arrived that...
Niger Delta leeches threaten anarchy if their man loses
Niger Delta leeches threaten anarchy if their man loses
Reuben Wilson's militant days of stalking Nigeria's swamps in search of oil pipelines to blow up are well behind him.
Oil spill victims reject Shell's compensation offer
Oil spill victims reject Shell's compensation offer
Niger delta communities devastated by giant oil spills from rusting Shell pipelines have unanimously rejected a compensation offer from the...
Shell debates Nigeria oil spill compensation - five years later
Shell debates Nigeria oil spill compensation - five years later
Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation...
Nigerian authorities 'knew about planned terror attack'
Nigerian authorities 'knew about planned terror attack'
Victor Ben Selekaye, a former spokesperson of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) – a militant group that claimed...
Shell 'lied' about oil spill
Shell 'lied' about oil spill
A Shell oil spill in the Niger Delta was at least 60 times greater than the company reported at the time, according to unpublished documents...
Militants claim attack on Nigeria oil pipeline
Militants claim attack on Nigeria oil pipeline
A Nigerian militant group based in the oil-producing Niger Delta said on Sunday it had attacked an oil pipeline owned by Italian firm Eni where...
Nigeria coast braces for worst oil spill in 13 years
Nigeria coast braces for worst oil spill in 13 years
Nigerian authorities were putting emergency measures in place on Thursday to prevent an oil spill from a Royal Dutch Shell facility, the biggest...
Nigeria's oil-tainted Ogoni weary of blame game
Nigeria's oil-tainted Ogoni weary of blame game
Skillfully scooping water from beneath a thick black carpet of crude, veteran Nigerian fisherman Suagelo Kpalap gives a shrug of resignation at the...

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