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Why Niger Delta Avengers Refuse To Tow The Path Of Peace

The Niger Delta militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers(NDA) said on Sunday the continued presence of the Nigerian military in the Niger Delta region was the immediate trigger for the recent  attacks on oil and gas facilities. The Avengers spoke out days after the oil minister, Dr Ike Kachikwu, urged militants …

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Militancy And National Security: The Negotiation Option

The recent release of 21 of well  over 200 abducted Chibok school girls has dramatically brought home the value of negotiation as a strategic option  for nations such as ours dealing with conflicts. Reports suggest that this release is product of painstaking and patient negotiations, a process which encountered numerous …

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Feel Free To Leave Nigeria If You Have Another Country – Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday, “If anybody has a country to go to, let him go, we will stay here and salvage our country.” The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement, quoted Buhari as saying this yesterday while meeting with …

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Nigerian Navy Impounds Stolen Diesel

Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder in Port Harcourt on Tuesday impounded 253,000 litres of illegally refined diesel loaded in two vessels and one wooden badge. Cdr. Raphael Ekuma, the NNS Pathfinder Base Operation Officer, paraded four  suspects and the vessels before newsmen in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers. The …

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President Buhari asks Germany for help to curb oil theft

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sought the assistance of Germany in the provision of equipment, training and sharing of intelligence with the Nigerian Navy to help curb oil theft in the Niger Delta. Buhari, receiving Germany’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Frank-Walters Steinmeier, at State House in Abuja, said: “Nigeria’s oil is stolen …

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Nigerian Army kill 23 Niger Delta terrorists in Operation Crocodile Smile

The Nigerian Army killed 23 militants in the “Operation Crocodile Smile”, staged  to flush out criminals in oil-producing Niger Delta. The soldiers also recovered 55 assorted weapons from suspected criminals in the region, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahitu, said on Saturday. He told newsmen …

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Nigerian Navy builds 30 High Speed Gunboats to fight Niger Delta Terrorists

The Nigerian Navy has inaugurated 39 gun boats, out of which thirty were built in Nigeria, and 45 operational vehicles in Lagos to assist the fight against criminals and vandals in parts of the country. At the inauguration, Minister of State for Defence, Mohammad Dan-Ali, represented by the Permanent Secretary, …

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