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Nigeria MEND militants claim Niger Delta attack

(featured image courtesy of politico.com) YENAGOA, Nigeria, March 2 (Reuters) - A Nigerian militant group based in the oil-producing Niger Delta claimed an attack on a police checkpoint that killed four people on Thursday, its second such claim after it said it blew up an oil pipeline last month. view full text

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Nigerian Militants Attack Eni Oil Pipeline in Delta

(featured image courtesy ofnigeriannewsonline.com) YENAGOA, Nigeria, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A Nigerian militant group based in the oil-producing Niger Delta said it attacked an oil pipeline owned by Italian firm Eni on Sunday, a strike the military said was the work of criminal gangs. view full text

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N/Delta: No Amnesty for ‘Forgotten’ Militants – Give us Back our Arms, Ex-militants Tell FG

(image courtesy of PMnews) Two years after the proclamation of Amnesty programme to end the militancy in the Niger Delta region by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua, some of the ex militants who said they were excluded from the exercise are threatening to return to the trenches. view full text here  

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Niger/Delta: Militancy or Criminality – A Genuine Cause for Agitation?

(featured image courtesy of circleofblue.org) When the word militancy is mentioned in the Nigerian context, the South–South zone readily comes to mind. It has become an ineluctable attribute associated with the oil rich region and has continued unabated. Even with the presence of the Joint Task Force (JTF), act of hostage taking, destruction of oil installations and oil bunkering are still going on in the Niger Delta. view full text

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Face of New War in Niger Delta – Villagers Flee Military Raids

(image courtesy of leadershipnigeria) Written by Isa Umar Gusau, Port Harcourt Saturday, 04 December 2010 04:28 Recently, militants in the Niger Delta and members of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) have been accusing each other of telling lies over arrests, killings, kidnappings, oil rig attacks and others, leaving many puzzled on which group to trust. Weekly Trust sheds light on the situation. view full text

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Nigeria: Soldiers, Militants in Shoot-Out in Delta, Bayelsa

Booming sounds of guns and artillery rent the air in the creeks of the Niger Delta yesterday, as soldiers and militants engaged in a duel in Delta and Bayelsa states. view full text  featured image culled from www.upstream.com

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Nigeria: Mend Plans Serial Attacks on Oil Rigs

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), said plans are underway to launch series of attacks on oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta region soon.It also said that it was holding several expatraites hostage including three French nationals and a Thai national seized off Nigeria's coast in recent weeks, Jomo Gbomo, a spokesman for the group, said in an e-mailed statement to the media. view full text featured image courtesy of http://nigeriamasterweb.com

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Nigeria: Two French Among Hostages Taken From Oil Rig

Five people were taken hostage on Monday from an oil rig off the coast of Nigeria.Two of them are believed to be French, according to a French Foreign Ministry spokesperson. The rig in the Delta region was attacked early Monday morning, according to the company that overseas it. view full text featured image culled from reutersmedia.net

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Nigeria: Oil Firms Panic as Militants Issue New Threat

featured image courtesy of PMnews.com It was a mixture of good and bad news for Nigeria yesterday as oil prices reached a two-year high point before the celebration was tempered by the report of yet another kidnap saga in the Niger Delta.view full text

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From Militancy to Amnesty: Some Thoughts on President Yar’adua’s Apparoach to the Niger Delta Crisis (V. Egwemi)

This study examines the amnesty programme of the Yar’Adua administration for militants in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It argues that against the background of many years of militant activity in the Niger Delta the amnesty programme was a last ditch effort in view of the failure of the many institutional approaches to solving the Niger Delta problem. read full paper featured image courtesy of http://thewillnigeria.com

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