Gulf of Guinea

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Apr 30th, 2013
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Abuja – Nigeria is currently going through “a trying moment”, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday while unveiling seven new police helicopters. “This is quite a trying moment for this country in terms of security,” Jonathan said during the unveiling of the helicopters as well as 17 armou...
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Mar 19th, 2013
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At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people from southeastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said on Tuesday. The boat left on Friday from the remote town of Oron, in Cross Rivers state, and was heading across the Gulf of Guinea to Gabon, in central Africa, when it capsiz...
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Feb 20th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Pirates who kidnapped six foreign sailors from an oil servicing vessel off the Nigerian coast on Sunday are demanding 200 million naira ($1.3 million) for their release, police said on Wednesday. One Russian, three Ukrainian and two Indian sailors were taken when gunmen stormed the ...
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Feb 14th, 2013
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ABBA MAHMOOD, leadership.ng On February 13, 1976, one of Nigeria’s most dynamic heads of state to date, General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, was assassinated by a dissident section of the Nigeria Army. He was head of state for only 200 days but his impact has been with the country since then; Nigeria’s hi...
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Sep 4th, 2012
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strategypage A major reason for the support Islamic terror group Boko Haram receives in the north is the widespread belief that the Moslem north is not getting its fair share of the oil income. This has always been a contentious issue that has long been kept under control with an informal agreement. ...
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Mar 1st, 2012
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Kuala Lumpur – Heavily armed gunmen fired on an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria in the latest in a spate of pirate attacks in the increasingly treacherous Gulf of Guinea, a maritime watchdog said on Thursday. The Panamanian-flagged, Nigerian-owned vessel thwarted an attempted boarding by ta...
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Feb 29th, 2012
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Kuala Lumpur – Armed pirates opened fire on a cargo ship in an attack off the Nigerian coast, kidnapping the captain and chief engineer and robbing the crew before escaping, a maritime watchdog said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s attack also left one crew member missing and another injured, the ...
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Feb 23rd, 2012
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Abuja – Nigeria’s top military chief said on Thursday that the radical Islamist Boko Haram sect, which has been blamed for gun and bomb attacks that have killed hundreds of people, has ties to al-Qaeda. “We have been able to link the activities of the Boko Haram sect to the support ...
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Feb 15th, 2012
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Lagos – The waters off West Africa’s coast are now a constant danger for those shipping goods and crude oil in the region, analysts said, a day after pirates killed two sailors near Nigeria’s coast. Despite pledges by nations to patrol the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, pirates kille...
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Jan 31st, 2012
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Interest in West African oil acreage has steadily increased in recent years and governments along the Gulf of Guinea have sought to benefit. Sierra Leone is no exception in that regard. On 29 December 2011, authorities announced the launch of a new oil licensing round covering nine blocks across 21,2...