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2006-08-15 16:14:04

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Norwegian and two Ukrainian oil workers being held hostage in Nigeria were freed on Tuesday as the government promised to crack down on a surge in unrest in Africa's largest oil producer.

2006-08-15 04:45:51

By Tom Ashby ABUJA (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Nigeria said on Tuesday that it had received reports that an American citizen was among oil workers kidnapped in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt.

2006-07-06 12:31:16

By Austin Ekeinde YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen abducted a Dutchman who was working on an unfinished Shell gas plant in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta on Thursday following a community protest, police and a local leader said.

2006-07-06 11:39:51

YENEGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian militants have abducted a Dutch oil worker in the southern delta state of Bayelsa, police said on Thursday.

2006-06-08 05:30:58

By Tom Ashby LAGOS (Reuters) - Five South Korean gas workers kidnapped by militants in Nigeria will be released on Thursday after a plea from the jailed militant leader in whose name the men were abducted, the kidnappers said.

2006-06-04 02:24:48

ABUJA (Reuters) - Two out of eight foreign oil workers held hostage in southern Nigeria have been freed and the release of the six others is expected later on Sunday, the information commissioner of Bayelsa state said. Both men released are British, the commissioner and the British embassy said.

2006-06-04 01:52:48

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian police said eight foreign oil workers were freed on Sunday but a British diplomat said only some of the six Britons, one Canadian and one American had been released.

2006-06-04 00:55:13

ABUJA (Reuters) - Eight foreign oil workers were released in Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, police said, two days after they were kidnapped from an offshore oil rig by gunmen demanding jobs and development for their community.

2006-06-04 00:54:35

ABUJA (Reuters) - Eight foreign oil workers were released in Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, police said, two days after they were kidnapped from an offshore oil rig by gunmen demanding jobs and development for their community.

2006-04-29 17:13:16

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian militants said on Saturday they had detonated a car bomb near an oil refinery in the city of Warri in the southern oil-producing Niger Delta. No information was immediately available on whether there were any casualties or damage.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.