Nigeria on brink of more energy attacks

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, is on the brink of another cycle of energy industry attacks Tom DiChristopher Analysts are warning that militants could soon wreak havoc on Nigeria’s oil industry, plunging the African petrostate back into a cycle of sabotage. Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, has seen a period of relative calm in its […]

Militants suspend attacks in N’Delta

By Emma Amaize WARRI—REFORMED Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, and a coalition of nine militant groups, yesterday, temporarily suspended their threat to restart attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region. Leader of RNDA, self-styled “Major General” Johnmark Ezonbi, in a statement, said: “RNDA and a coalition of nine militants have temporarily suspended […]

Niger Delta threatens to end peace talks with FG

Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has threatened to pull out of negotiations with the Federal Government if the 16-point agenda it submitted last year are not addressed by November 1, 2017. Leaders of the group, led by Edwin Clark, stated this position at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday. This is coming after the Presidency announced a possible meeting between […]

Militant group withdraws threat to attack Niger Delta oil industry

YENAGOA, Nigeria – A militant group in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern Niger Delta on Wednesday withdrew its threat to launch attacks on oil facilities from 30 June. The New Delta Avengers are apparently named in a nod to the Niger Delta Avengers who last year crippled the OPEC member’s oil production. Crude oil sales account for […]

Nigeria’s Crude Oil Exports to Surpass One-year High in August

Ejiofor Alike with agency report Nigeria’s crude oil exports are set to surpass two million barrels per day (bpd) in August, the highest in 17 months, as the country’s oil and gas industry nears a full recovery from attacks by the Niger Delta militants that crippled production in 2016. It is expected that if the […]

New militant group threatens Niger Delta oil war – in Latin

BY TIFE OWOLABI YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Striking self-assurance, a penchant for hyperbole and a working knowledge of Latin – these are the hallmarks of the latest group of militants to emerge in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta. The New Delta Avengers are named in a nod to the Niger Delta Avengers who last year crippled […]

Nigeria almost triples budget for Niger Delta amnesty – presidency

ABUJA: Nigeria has almost tripled the budget for an amnesty programme for militants in its oil-producing heartland, the presidency said on Saturday, a key factor in maintaining a tenuous peace in the Niger Delta and supporting crude production. An additional 30 billion naira (US$98.47 million) would be released for the former militants and an extra […]

Niger Delta militants threaten to resume bombing of pipelines

By Seun Opejobi A Niger Delta militant group, Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC, has threatened to resume hostilities in 14 days if the Federal Government disregarded its five-point demand, including inauguration of a panel to negotiate with the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF. NDRC in a statement made available to the media by its spokesperson, […]

Unknown militants attack NPDC pipeline in Niger Delta

Unknown militants have attacked an oil pipeline operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company in Nigeria’s restive Niger Delta region. The Sunday attack, which occurred at about 6:40am, caused serious fire outbreak in the area. The attacked pipeline is one of the major trunk-lines that supplies crude to the Otu-Jeremi Flow Station and the Otorogu […]

Nigeria: Niger Delta Militancy Pushes Recession to Third Quarter

By Isiaka Wakili The Federal Government of Nigeria said on Monday that vandalism and sabotage of critical oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta were the immediate causes of the persistence of the recession in the third quarter. The National Economic Management Team (NEMT), headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said this in a […]