• Fourteen kidnapped Nigerian oil workers freed – police

    Fourteen kidnapped Nigerian oil workers freed – police

    Nigerian police have freed 14 kidnapped oil workers in the restive southern Niger Delta region, which has been hit by a series of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities, police said on Sunday.

    Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in some parts of Nigeria and the southern Delta energy hub has seen an increase in crime since the start of attacks by militants calling for more oil wealth to go to the impoverished region.

    Gunmen seized the 14 workers at […]

  • Five kidnapped Rivers oil workers escape

    Five kidnapped Rivers oil workers escape

    Five out of the 14 kidnapped oil workers have escaped from their captors after spending two weeks in captivity.

    Gunmen had on September 2, 2016, seized 14 oil workers, who are employees of Port Harcourt-based Nestoil Plc.

    It was gathered that two of the oil workers escaped from their captors on Thursday before three others regained their freedom at about 9am on Saturday.

    The kidnappers had earlier demanded a N100m ransom from close relatives of some of their victims.

    It was gathered that the […]

  • NUPENG calls for adequate protection of oil workers from kidnappers

    NUPENG calls for adequate protection of oil workers from kidnappers

    The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has urged the Federal Government to give adequate protection to oil workers returning from the field to prevent being kidnapped.

    The President of NUPENG, Mr Igwe Achese, made the plea on Monday in Lagos.

    He condemned the kidnapping of 14 oil workers of Nestoil returning from Egbema-Ohaji field to Port Harcourt, Rivers, by yet-to-be identified kidnappers.

    Achese expressed shock at the act and called on security agencies to spread their dragnet to rescue […]

  • Abductors demand N100m ransom for kidnapped oil workers

    Abductors demand N100m ransom for kidnapped oil workers

    Kidnappers of 14 oil workers in Rivers State have demanded the sum of N100m for the release of their victims.

    It was gathered that the kidnappers had established contact with some families of those held captive for the past four days, asking them to make the sum available if they wanted their loved ones to regain freedom.

    Gunmen had hijacked a Toyota Coaster bus conveying the oil workers, who are employees of Nestoil Plc.

    The vehicle was travelling from Omoku to Port Harcourt […]

  • We’ll soon arrest abductors of Rivers oil workers – Police

    We’ll soon arrest abductors of Rivers oil workers – Police

    The Rivers State Police Command said on Saturday that its men were closing in on the kidnappers of 14 oil workers in the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state.

    The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, explained that the men of the Rivers Police Command had been combing different parts of the areas in Omoku, where the victims were suspected to have been held hostage.

    On Friday, a group of armed men suspected to be kidnappers at about 12.20pm […]

  • We will resolve oil workers’ issues – Kachikwu assures

    We will resolve oil workers’ issues – Kachikwu assures

    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has assured Nigerians that all issues raised by oil workers’ unions would be addressed to ensure sanity in the industry.

    Kachikwu gave the assurance while fielding questions from newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

    The unions are the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers.

    Kachikwu said: “We have listened to all their items of concerns and we will address them.

    “We […]

  • Unidentified Gunmen kill Shell Oil Worker earlier today at ….

    Unidentified Gunmen kill Shell Oil Worker earlier today at ….

    Report gathered that Unidentified gunmen on Friday killed an oil worker at the Kolo Creek Oilfields operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa.

    It was gathered that the sound of the gunshots fired by the gunmen alerted armed security team stationed to guard the oil installation whose reaction repelled the gunmen to beat a retreat.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the remains of the victim of the attack, identified as Mr Austin […]

  • Gunmen kidnap 4 Nigerian Oil Workers in Niger Delta

    Gunmen kidnap 4 Nigerian Oil Workers in Niger Delta

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    Gunmen riding in a speedboat kidnapped four Nigerian oil workers, that are employees of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NOAC), in the crude-producing Niger Delta, the military said Wednesday, as fears rise of growing unrest in the region 10 days before national polls.

    It has been reported that Kidnappings, including attacks targeting foreigners seem to be common in the region’s creeks and swamps. The Oil workers were taken on Tuesday in the […]

  • Oil Workers, PENGASSAN may Call-off industrial action soon

    Oil Workers, PENGASSAN may Call-off industrial action soon

     

    There seems to be a positive sign coming our way where Oil workers and FG may be on same-page by suspending the ongoing nationwide strike which has started since Monday.

    The indefinite strike started by the Nigerian Oil workers since Monday was due to protest against unfair labour treatments and non-implementation of the agreement between the two sides.

    Report says the National Public Relations Officer of PENGASSAN, Emmanuel Ojugbana addressed Journalists at the avenue in Abuja few hours back after their meeting […]

  • Petrol & Gas, PENGASSAN embarking on a 3-day warning Strike

    Petrol & Gas, PENGASSAN embarking on a 3-day warning Strike

     

    A statement issued by PENGASSAN national secretariat on Sunday read, “Plans are at the final stage with its sister union, Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), to mobilise members for a nationwide industrial action that will disrupt operations in the oil and gas sector until the Federal Government shows genuine intention to earnestly attend and resolve the enumerated issues at stake.”

    If their plans go as planned, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) will […]