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2013-05-16 23:00:19

Author announces new marketing campaign for ℠The Coastal Niger Delta´ Les Mureaux, France (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 In the 2012 book, “The Coastal Niger Delta: Environmental Development and Planning” (published by Trafford Publishing) — which is getting a revived marketing push — Dr. Michael Amaitari Niger, a scholar of the ecology and area of the Niger Delta, reveals the details of his study regarding environmental issues affecting his homeland. For several...

2011-01-27 15:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning Director Jeta Amata has collaborated with thirty year veteran and award winning filmmaker Suzanne DeLaurentiis to produce a feature film called Black Gold: Struggle for the Niger Delta. This is a powerful story of murder, greed and corruption in the unsettled Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. The film speaks of environmental injustice and the fight over control of the oil resources and its revenue largely generated from this region....

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...

2008-09-01 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....

2008-07-29 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...

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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...

2008-06-19 12:00:20

An attack Thursday by a militant group on an offshore oil facility in Nigeria has resulted in the site being shut down, Shell Oil Co. officials said. Credit for the attack on the Bonga oil facility, which produces nearly 200,000 barrels of crude oil each day, was claimed by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, CNN reported. A Shell spokesman said while the militants were unable to board the oil platform, they did attack a nearby related vessel. The militant group also...

2006-09-03 03:04:41

By Estelle Shirbon OPOROZA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Masked rebels from Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta vowed revenge against the government and oil companies during the weekend funerals in remote mangrove forests of nine militants killed by troops. Near Oporoza, a village of thatched wooden huts accessible only by boat through a maze of creeks, a dozen gunmen in black balaclavas watched from their speedboats while three white coffins were buried in a freshly cleared patch of jungle....

2006-08-23 19:16:40

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Six foreign oil workers, kidnapped from a nightclub in Nigeria, were released on Wednesday night after 10 days in captivity, authorities said. The six men -- two Britons, an American, German, Irish and Pole -- were abducted at gunpoint from a nightclub in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt on Aug 13. "The hostages were released. All six of them. They are looking well," said Magnus Abe, a spokesman for Rivers State government,...

2006-08-23 18:17:03

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Six foreign oil workers, kidnapped from a nightclub in Nigeria, were released on Wednesday night after 10 days in captivity, authorities said. The six men -- two Britons, an American, German, Irish and Pole -- were abducted at gunpoint from a nightclub in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt on Aug 13.


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