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By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 13th, 2013
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businessdayonline Amidst the controversy over the north-south shifting balance in the control of Nigeria’s oil resources, a clearer picture is emerging from the shadowy oil world of the major players, as well as the source and extent of their amazing oil wealth. Senator Ita Enang fired the first salv...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 19th, 2011
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A Nigerian militant group on Wednesday denied issuing a threat of attacks on fuel depots and transporters and said it was investigating how the warning had been sent from its email address. The threat on Tuesday of a “ferocious attack” led the military to urge companies in the downstream ...
By benim
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Dec 1st, 2010
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Police in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta have charged 65 people with kidnapping, robbery and oil theft, some of them believed to have been behind the abduction of 19 oil and construction workers. The hostages, including seven expatriates and 12 Nigerians working for U.S. energy giant Exxon...
By benim
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Nov 23rd, 2010
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Nigeria’s main militant group said on Tuesday it had attacked a pipeline feeding the Warri oil refinery in the Niger Delta at the weekend, the latest in a string of attacks on Africa’s biggest oil and gas industry. “On Sunday, November 21, 2010, at about 0200, fighters of the Moveme...
By benim
In Nigeria
Nov 17th, 2010
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Nigeria’s military freed 19 hostages including foreigners being held by militants in the Niger Delta oil region in a land, air and sea operation on Wednesday, security sources said. The freed hostages included two Americans, two Frenchmen, two Indonesians and a Canadian kidnapped this month from an A...
By benim
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Nov 17th, 2010
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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, (MEND), said on Tuesday it was behind an attack on an Exxon Mobil oil platform and it had kidnapped seven Nigerian workers, the second of such raids in a week. Armed men reportedly boarded the offshore facility, operated by its Mobil Producing Nig...
By benim
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Nov 14th, 2010
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Gunmen burst into a burial vigil outside Nigeria’s oil city of Port Harcourt, firing shots and kidnapping four people, police spokesman Akin Fakorede said on Sunday. “The incident occurred at 01:00 am on Saturday in Ihuaba community (outside Port Harcourt, capital of southern Rivers State...
By benim
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Nov 9th, 2010
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Hostages from America, France, Canada and Indonesia comprise the group of seven people kidnapped by armed attackers who raided an oil rig off the Nigerian coast, a spokesman for the rig’s owner said Tuesday. London, England-based Afren PLC said two Indonesians, two Americans, two French and one...
By benim
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Nov 9th, 2010
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The Movement for the Manicipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Tuesday morning claimed responsibility for the attack of an offshore oil rig operated by exploration firm Afren in which five crew members kidnapped including foreigners and two injured. The attack took place on Sunday in the shallow-wate...
By benim
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Nov 8th, 2010
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Eket, Nigeria – Gunmen attacked an oil rig off Nigeria’s coast on Monday, taking two Americans, two French and one Canadian hostage while wounding two other people, company and security sources said. The pre-dawn attack occurred in the country’s turbulent Niger Delta region, the hea...