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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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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 Air Force destroys illegal refineries in Rivers state

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed illegal refineries and barges in the Niger Delta, its spokesman Ayodele Famuyiwa, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday “In its concerted efforts to stop illegal bunkering and criminal activities in the Niger Delta region, NAF today destroyed illegal oil refineries and …

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Nigerian Army Weekend of Attacks, Ambush, Repels and IED

Militants Attack Troops At Bakassi The busy weekend for Nigerian army started at Bakassi, where at the early hours of the morning, suspected militants led by the declared wanted criminal kingpin, Benjamin Simplee (AKA G1) leader of the Bakassi Strike Force, in several speed boats attacked troops deployed at Efut …

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Nigerian troops arrest notorious militant, ‘Abuja Daddy’, three others in Calabar

The troops of 13 Brigade, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, have arrested a suspected notorious militant kingpin, Mr. Victory Benjamin, famously known as Abuja Daddy or G3. The breakthrough came one week after the troops of Two Brigade Nigerian Army in the ongoing Crocodile Smile operation in the Niger Delta region, …

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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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Nigeria is losing 1 million barrels of oil daily

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria has been losing one million barrels of crude oil daily in the last six months due to the activities of pipeline vandals. Osinbajo, who is the head of President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic team, disclosed this on Tuesday while receiving a delegation of the Northern States …

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