Niger Delta militants
Of illegal arms in circulation
No doubt, the proliferation of arms and ammunitions in Nigeria is real and it is a scourge that the Federal Government must fight to pull the country from the precipice of danger.
Niger Delta militants threaten fresh hostilities, accuse FG of neglect
A coalition of militant groups in Niger Delta, the Joint Revolutionary Council, has threatened to resume hostilities, if the Federal Government fails to address the problems in the region.
Two injured as fire engulfs oil field
At least two oil workers were injured in an early morning fire outbreak at an oil rig operated by an indigenous oil firm at Akassa, Brass Council of Bayelsa State.
Militants attack vessel, kill three security escorts in Bayelsa creeks
An oil services vessel with a combined team of security escort on board and civilians was attacked on Friday by suspected sea pirates at Ekebiri Waterways in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
The hate-speech bill
The fiendish spirit of divisiveness is on the prowl in the Nigerian nation-space. Everywhere you go, you can hear deprecatory protests against marginalisation...
Militants set October 1 deadline to declare Niger Delta republic
Niger Delta militants under the aegis of the Niger Delta Volunteers (NDV) have stated that arrangements have reached an advance stage with other agitators to declare a Sovereign Republic of Niger Delta (SRND) on October 1, 2017.
Time to rein in these ethnic irredentists
Three popular sayings (idioms) in Esanland, Edo State, herald this analysis on the hot-button issue of ultimatum by the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups for the Igbo, indigenes of the Southeast zone of the country...
Re-inventing Nigeria’s warped federalism
The ongoing polemic vis-à-vis the quit notice by the Arewa youths to the south eastern residents in the northern parts of the country to relocate to their home base shortly has brought to the fore, once again, the convoluting character of Nigeria’s federal arrangement.
Suspected oil militants attack Niger Delta pipeline
Suspected oil rebels attacked a gas pipeline in Nigeria's restive south, breaking a fragile truce between them and the government, an oil company spokesman told AFP Tuesday. The attack on a pipeline operated by the Nigerian Gas Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), took place on Saturday near Sanomi creek,…