Latest Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta Stories

2010-11-04 07:10:00

OCEAN VIEW, Del., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A painting by Ellen Rice created to help U.S. soldiers devastatingly wounded in the wars overseas will be released as an open stock print Nov. 11, Veterans Day, online and at the artist's coastal Delaware gallery to benefit Operation Mend. At Ease is the artist's response to the anguish and helplessness she felt the night the Iraq war began. As the war progressed, she learned about Operation Mend, a UCLA medical program that's helping...

2009-03-25 01:23:46

Last-minute negotiations between Nigerian oil workers unions and government officials headed off a strike, at least temporarily, an official said Tuesday. Bayo Olowoshile, secretary-general of the Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association, told the Voice of America the unions agreed to give the government more time to fulfill its pledge on improving security in the oil fields in the restive Niger Delta. Yes, we will be willing to give the government a little time, Olowoshile said. But a time...

2008-09-05 12:00:35

Gazprom has taken its first substantive step into West Africa by signing a joint venture with Nigerian National Petroleum Corp to work on exploration, production, transportation, gas refining and the construction of electric power infrastructure. Although the move will be of concern to International Oil Companies operating in Nigeria, considerable risks to Gazprom's success remain. Putin does his groundwork Gazprom has increasingly looked to boost its international portfolio, with Africa...

2008-09-01 06:00:10

The main militant group in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta said over the weekend that it had launched a series of reprisal attacks against the army and that 29 soldiers and six of its own members had been killed in the fighting. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said that close combat involving fast attack boats, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank missiles had taken place at three separate locations in the delta. There was no immediate comment from the military....

2008-08-19 09:00:57

SECAUCUS, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To further substantiate the true potential of United Energy's KX-91, we are pleased to announce the successful remediation of Tank 19 at the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Brass facility in Nigeria. For a prolonged period of time Tank 19 has been mostly off line due to excessive sludge build-up. Faced with the time consuming and the environmental issues associated with other methods of sludge treatment, AGIP selected KX-91, which has been...

2008-07-29 21:00:22

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell PLC said today it may not be able to fulfill some oil-export contracts after Nigerian militants sabotaged a pipeline in the Niger Delta. Shell's announcement means less oil will likely be shipped from Africa's biggest oil industry to global markets, a development likely to send crude prices higher. Shell, which operates in Nigeria in a joint venture with the federal government, is the country's largest oil supplier. Militant...

2008-06-20 14:35:00

Royal Dutch Shell announced they would shut down oil production at an offshore Nigerian facility after an armed attack on Thursday by a powerful militant group from the Delta region. The attack was conducted by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, or MEND. Olav Ljosne, a spokesman for Royal Dutch Shell, confirmed an attack, but gave no details. He said production had been stopped from the field. The Bonga oil facility is 65 miles offshore in the Gulf of Guinea and produces...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.