• We will strike soon, leave oil fields now – Niger Delta Avengers warn NUPENG, PENGASSAN, foreigners

    We will strike soon, leave oil fields now – Niger Delta Avengers warn NUPENG, PENGASSAN, foreigners

    Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has lambasted the Nigeria Military for usually claiming ignorance of attacks on oil installations.

    A statement yesterday by Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, its spokesperson recalled that “first was the NNPC pipeline that was blown, second the 48-inches Exxonmobil pipeline that was blown by NDA”.

    “Mobil and the Government denied it. Only for Exxonmobil to declare false majeure few days after the attack.

    “We want the general public to know the Qua Iboe export pipeline is down right now.”

    NDA […]

  • Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarters, customers, including foreigners taken hostage

    Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarters, customers, including foreigners taken hostage

    Several foreigners are said to be among a number of hostages taken by gunmen who attacked a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka yesterday. Eight or nine attackers were said to have stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery, located in the city’s diplomatic quarter.

    One kitchen staffer said that the gunmen were armed with firearms and bombs, entering the bakery at around 9:20pm local time and taking customers and staff hostage at gunpoint.

    Bangladesh’s police chief has confirmed that […]

  • Police move to rescue Nigerians, foreigners abducted in Cross River

    Police move to rescue Nigerians, foreigners abducted in Cross River

    The Cross River Police Command said on Thursday that it had launched an operation to rescue five construction workers kidnapped on Wednesday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two Australians, one South African and two Nigerians, all staff of Machmahon Construction Company, were seized at Edundun bridge in Akpabuyo Local Government Area.

    NAN also reports that Macmahon Construction Company is one of the contracting firms to Lafarge Holcim Cement Company in Calabar.

    The police spokesperson in the state, ASP Irene Ugbo, […]

  • It is not a crime for foreigners to graze cattle in Nigeria, says Ogbeh

    It is not a crime for foreigners to graze cattle in Nigeria, says Ogbeh

    The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said the Economic State of West African States, ECOWAS treaty on Transhumance Protocol allows for herders to move across borders in search of pasture.

    Ogbeh made this comment at the ‘Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum on Grazing Reserves and Stock Routes’.

    According to him, people should not see a Malian, Burkinabe or Nigerien pastoralist grazing his cows, sheep or goats in Nigeria or a Nigerian pastoralist grazing in other ECOWAS countries as a […]

  • We have no proof that Fulani herdsmen killing farmers are foreigners – says Immigration

    We have no proof that Fulani herdsmen killing farmers are foreigners – says Immigration

    The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has said there is no evidence to show that the suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly killing members of their host communities across Nigeria are foreigners.

    The Public Relations Officer of NIS, Ekpedeme King, while disclosing this, explained that foreigners coming into the country are never profiled on the basis of their ethnicity.

    According to him, “There is no evidence that the herdsmen are foreigners and the immigration service doesn’t profile immigrants based on their ethnicity. So, the NIS […]