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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.
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.
By Anonymous Environment West African leaders, meeting at a summit convened in the Nigerien capital Niamey, have endorsed a 20-year rescue plan to save the Niger River.
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.
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.
PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Four foreign oil workers were kidnapped by armed men from a bar in Nigeria's southern oil city of Port Harcourt, bar workers said on Monday.
By Tom Ashby KEGBARA-DERE, Nigeria (Reuters) - Crude oil seeping from a gnarled steel wellhead forms a lake the size of a soccer field near the Nigerian village of Kegbara-Dere, but these oil fields have not exported a drop in 13 years.
LAGOS (Reuters) - The Nigerian navy has detained an American journalist for taking photographs of an oil facility operated by the local unit of Italy's Agip, a rights group said on Sunday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Five South Korean workers who had been taken hostage by militants in Nigeria returned to Seoul in good health on Sunday following their release on Thursday. The five men, employed by Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co.
By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Kidnappers in Nigeria have freed the six remaining foreign oil workers they were holding captive after earlier releasing two of the men, a spokesman for the British embassy said on Sunday.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).