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Buhari Warns off Separatists & Takes Back Control after Treatment
8/21/2017 - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said he would stop separatist activists spreading unrest, seeking to reassert his hold on power after returning from his second stint of medical leave this year. B...
Hundreds of Protesters Storm Shell Oil Facility in Niger Delta
8/11/2017 - Hundreds of Nigerians stormed a crude oil facility and gas plant owned by Shell in the Niger Delta demanding jobs and infrastructure development, a Reuters witness said. Echoing a common complaint in ...
Boko Haram Wing Tied to IS Marks Resurgence by Kidnapping Oil Workers
8/2/2017 - A Boko Haram faction with ties to Islamic State and responsible for the kidnapping of a Nigerian oil prospecting team which led to at least 37 people being killed has become a deadly force capable of ...
Ambush on Nigeria Oil Team to Hamper Buhari's Recovery Plan
8/1/2017 - An attack by Islamist militants on an oil exploration team in Nigeria’s northeast has hurt the government’s ambition to find new crude reserves and quashed hopes of a quick recovery of the West Africa...
Boko Haram Attack on Oil Team Killed 48
7/28/2017 - An attack on a Nigerian oil exploration team by Boko Haram Islamist militants killed at least 48 people, hospital and military officials in the northeast city of Maiduguri said. Those who died in the ...
Nigeria Rescues Oil Firm Staff Kidnapped by Suspected Boko Haram
7/26/2017 - Nigeria's military has rescued all members of an oil survey team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants, it said in a statement, after they were taken in the country's conflict-ridden northeast. ...
Nigeria's Acting President to Return to Restive Oil Heartlands
7/25/2017 - Nigeria's acting president will meet again with community leaders from the Niger Delta oil heartlands next week, his spokesman said, in a bid to shore up a fragile truce between militants and the gove...
Nigeria Oil Thieves Keep a Lid on Output Even as Bombs Abate
7/20/2017 - The Agbada 2 flow station should have been buzzing with activity, pumping crude to one of Nigeria’s largest export terminals. Instead it was idle in the muggy, mid-morning heat as Wilcox Emmanuel, the...
Nigerian Oil Workers Extend ExxonMobil Strike to Chevron, Agip & Shell
5/16/2017 - Nigerian workers from an oil labor union have extended a strike to oil majors Chevron, Shell and Eni subsidiary Agip in protest over the sacking of members from Exxon Mobil Corp, the union's general s...
Unpaid Wages, Sackings Stir New Tension in Nigeria's Oil Hub
3/16/2017 - The moment a group of Nigerian contractors met executives from Italian oil major ENI to discuss unpaid wages they started shouting, calling them fraudsters and liars until a police commander restored ...
Gas Pipeline Explosion Kills Four in Nigeria
2/25/2017 - At least four people were killed following a gas pipeline explosion in Nigeria's oil-producing south, a local official said. "We have lost three people" to the explosion in Rivers state on Wednesday a...
Nigeria to Offer Work for Illegal Refiners in Quest for Peace
2/14/2017 - Nigeria needs to offer work to people who make a living from illegally refining oil in the Niger Delta in order to achieve peace there, the African oil-producing nation's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ...
Court Rules Shell Can't Be Sued in London for Nigeria Oil Spills
1/26/2017 - Royal Dutch Shell cannot be sued in London over oil spills in Nigeria, the High Court ruled, in a setback to attempts to hold British multinationals liable at home for their subsidiaries' actions abro...
Oil Workers Go on Strike at Crude Flow Station in Niger Delta
1/11/2017 - Nigerian oil workers have gone on strike at the Oleh crude oil flow station in the Niger Delta oil hub because they have not been paid recently, a labour union official said. "The striking workers at ...
Nigerian Oil Union Threatens Three-day Strike at Exxon Mobil, Chevron
1/9/2017 - A Nigerian oil labor union will stage a three-day strike at Chevron and Exxon Mobil fuel depots from Wednesday in a protest over sackings if talks with the government fail, union officials said. The N...
Nigeria Resumes Payments to Former Niger Delta Militants
1/5/2017 - Nigeria has resumed payments of cash stipends to former militants agreed under a 2009 amnesty in the country's Niger Delta oil hub, a government official said. The government has been holding talks wi...
Nigerian Ex-Militants Lose Confidence in Buhari over Restive Delta
1/1/2017 - A group of former Nigerian militants had lost confidence in the president's efforts to end attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta, a major goal in efforts to reach a lasting peace settlement. In...
Niger Delta Militants Claim Attack on Nembe Creek Pipeline
11/15/2016 - Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) said it had attacked the Nembe Creek Trunk Line pipeline in the southern Niger Delta in a blow to the government's efforts to quell militancy in the ...
Blast Hits Oil Pipeline Feeding Forcados Terminal in Nigeria
11/8/2016 - A blast rocked a pipeline operated by Nigeria's state-run oil firm that feeds the Forcados terminal in the southern Niger Delta energy hub, a spokesman for Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NNPC) said...
Militants Attack Oil Pipeline in Niger Delta
11/2/2016 - Militants in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta oil hub attacked a pipeline operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the state oil company said, a day after regional leaders put a s...

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