• Niger Delta: Attacks on oil export facilities, damaging our economy – Buhari laments

    Niger Delta: Attacks on oil export facilities, damaging our economy – Buhari laments

    President Muhammadu Buhari has again lamented that attacks on pipelines and export facilities in the Niger Delta has become a huge security challenge which has far reaching consequences for the national economy.

    The president warned that these criminal conducts would no longer be tolerated in any form, stressing that every criminal act must be punished according to the laws of the land.

    Buhari, who stated this at the graduation ceremony of the Senior Executive Course 38 of the National Institute for Policy […]

  • Air traffic controllers declare state of emergency on airspace communication facilities

    Air traffic controllers declare state of emergency on airspace communication facilities

    Air traffic controllers have declared a state of emergency on the communication facilities at the nation’s airports “in view of their epileptic conditions and the danger posed to air travel”.

    The controllers said: “We are heavily disturbed by the deplorable state of the communication facilities; in view of their relevance to airspace travel, we want urgent steps to upgrade them if we indeed care for safety on our airways.”

    The controllers’ stance was contained in a communiqué issued after their 45th Annual […]

  • Rampaging Avengers blow up 3 more oil facilities

    Rampaging Avengers blow up 3 more oil facilities

    Militants continued their onslaught, Monday night, blowing up a crude oil pipeline, wellhead and manifold belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and Chevron Nigeria Limited, in Makarava and other parts of Delta State.

    The manifold, suspected to be operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, was also bombed, Monday night.

    Meanwhile, the Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for the Monday night attack on an NPDC manifold, close to Batan and two PPMC/NNPC crude oil trunk lines in Delta […]

  • Oil facilities in Imo not bombed – Army

    Oil facilities in Imo not bombed – Army

    The Brigade Commander of 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri West local council area of Imo State, Brigadier-General Kay Ishiaku, has dismissed the recent claim by Niger Delta Red Squad, NDRS, a new militant group that it bombed facilities of oil companies operating in Imo State.

    Ishiaku, who debunked the report, while fielding questions in Owerri, however, warned that his Command would not take kindly to any group with satanic intents.

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    “A new militant group recently claimed that it bombed […]

  • New militant group threatens attack on government and oil facilities in Imo

    New militant group threatens attack on government and oil facilities in Imo

    A new militant group that operates on the platform of Niger Delta Red Squad, NDRS, has threatened to attack some government and oil facilities in Imo State.

    The fresh threat is coming barely few days after it hit a facility operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company in Awarra, Ohaji/Egbema local council area of Imo State.

    Confirming the initial attack on the Shell facility, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the State Police Command, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a deputy superintendent of police, […]