Niger Delta

‘New’ oil rebels spring from the old

The Avengers are not superheroes, but rather militants left in the cold by Nigeria’s amnesty programme.

Rebel factions in Niger Delta divided over attacks

President Buhari’s initial announcement to wind down an earlier amnesty deal by 2018 is said to have contributed to the re-emergence of militancy.

Big bucks drive oil pipe sabotage in Niger Delta

Petroleum companies in the Niger Delta seek alternatives to the destructive and costly business.

‘We all stand before history’

Ken Saro-Wiwa spoke out against the devastation of Niger Delta by oil companies and the corrupt Nigerian government. He was executed on a school day.

Niger Delta leeches threaten anarchy if their man loses

Niger Delta insurgents say they're ready to take up arms again if President Goodluck Jonathan doesn't win Saturday's elections.

Oil spill victims reject Shell’s compensation offer

Niger Delta community members walked out during talks, saying the company's offer did not equate to the amount of income they lost.

Shell debates Nigeria oil spill compensation – five years later

Shell has begun talks with Nigeria's Bodo community on compensation and a cleanup after the largest loss of a mangrove habitat caused by oil spills.

Nigerian authorities ‘knew about planned terror attack’

Nigerian security authorities were informed of an imminent attack before the 2010 terrorist bombings in Abuja that left 12 people dead and 36 injured.

Shell ‘lied’ about oil spill

Amnesty International has reported that Shell lied about the magnitude of an oil spill in the Niger Delta.

Militants claim attack on Nigeria oil pipeline

Nigeria's Movement for the Emancipaton of the Niger Delta has claimed responsibility for the attack on an oil pipeline owned by Italian firm Eni.

Nigeria coast braces for worst oil spill in 13 years

Latest Shell oil spill is comparable to the Exxon Mobil spill of 1998, say authorities as emergency measures are put in place to protect the coast.

Nigeria’s oil-tainted Ogoni weary of blame game

The landscape of banana trees and a pineapple farm where some Ogoni live looks bleak, stained with oil, in air filled with dark smoke.

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