• Niger Delta Avengers claim attack on Nembe creek pipeline

    Niger Delta Avengers claim attack on Nembe creek pipeline

    Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) said on Tuesday it had attacked the Nembe Creek Trunk Line pipeline in the southern Niger Delta.

    The group, which in August said it would halt hostilities to pursue talks with the government, said on Sunday it had resumed attacks because of the continued presence of the army in the region. Earlier this month, the president met local community leader to hear their grievances.

    The NDA, which wants more energy wealth to go to the […]

  • Niger Delta militants blow up Shell oil export pipeline

    Niger Delta militants blow up Shell oil export pipeline

    Nigerian militants say they have again blown up an oil pipeline carrying crude for export from Shell’s Forcados terminal in the country’s south.

    It’s the third attack in eight days on the Trans Forcados pipeline network.

    The first came just hours after President Muhammadu Buhari held inconclusive talks with stakeholders aimed at halting the sabotage.

    Militants and community leaders want development and a bigger share of revenues from oil that has massively polluted the southern Niger Delta.

    The Niger Delta Avengers said the Tuesday […]

  • Nigeria’s pipeline breaks drop to 221 points in August

    Nigeria’s pipeline breaks drop to 221 points in August

    It was gathered that the Federal Government’s efforts in tackling the issue of pipelines vandalism have shown remarkable progress, as disruption of oil flow dropped to 221 in August, down from 311 points in July, according to the latest data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

    It disclosed that in August 2016, there was 28.94 per cent drop in the number of pipeline vandalised points relative to July, 2016.

    The Corporation stated in its August Monthly Financial Report (MFR), released, that […]

  • Niger Delta militants blow up another Forcados pipeline

    Niger Delta militants blow up another Forcados pipeline

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Avengers on Wednesday claimed it has blown up another Trans Forcados Export Pipeline in the creeks of Warri South West Council Area of Delta State.

    This is coming barely 24 hours after operatives of the Operations Delta Safe around Batan community repelled them from carrying out a similar attack on another pipeline that fields the Forcados Export Terminal operated by Shell/ Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) with crude on Tuesday.

    The attack occurred 10:45pm on Tuesday […]

  • Niger Delta militants bomb PPMC pipeline again

    Niger Delta militants bomb PPMC pipeline again

    Nigerian militants on Tuesday bombed a state-run oil pipeline near the southern port city of Warri, the second attack within a week, a community leader and army officer said.

    “The line which was undergoing repair after the previous attack … was billed for commissioning either today or tomorrow,” before the latest attack, chairman of Batan community Dickson Ogugu told AFP.

    He said four surveillance guards deployed to protect the Trans Forcados export line narrowly escaped death after the militants opened fire on […]

  • Why we bombed Forcados pipeline – Militant group explains

    Why we bombed Forcados pipeline – Militant group explains

    A militant group, Niger Delta Defence Corps (NDDC) has threatened to continue the bombing of oil pipelines unless its members were represented in the on-going peace meeting between the Pan Niger Delta group, headed by Chief Edwin Clark and the Federal Government.

    NDDC, led by one General John Egbe, had threatened to blow up two pipelines in Delta and Rivers states, noting that the failure to invite the group would have dire consequences as the group would carry out attacks on […]

  • Pipeline vandalism dropped by 28 per cent in August – NNPC

    Pipeline vandalism dropped by 28 per cent in August – NNPC

    According to reports, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says pipeline vandalism across the country reduced by 28 per cent in August.

    The corporation made this known in its 13th publication of Monthly Financial and Operations Report released on its website on Thursday.

    According to the report, the spate of pipeline vandalism has reduced following the Federal Government and NNPC’s sustained engagements with Niger Delta militants.

    “In August, 2016, there was 28.94 per cent drop in the number of pipelines vandalised points relative […]

  • Suspected militants blow up pipeline in Edo

    Suspected militants blow up pipeline in Edo

    It was gathered the people of Azaka, Iguiye and neighbouring communities around the Ovia River in Edo state were thrown into confusion on Friday night as loud explosion erupted at a facility of the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) in the area.

    It was suspected that a valve station located around a power line was damaged by the explosion.

    Although what caused the explosion was not clear at the time of this report on Saturday morning, some locals told our reporter that they […]

  • Nigeria lost N2 Trillion to militancy, pipeline vandalism – NNPC

    Nigeria lost N2 Trillion to militancy, pipeline vandalism – NNPC

    Renewed militancy in the Niger Delta and oil pipe vandalism have cost Nigeria about $7bn, ( equivalent of N2.1tn) this year alone, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

    NNPC Group Managing Director Maikanti Baru speaking at the 2016 Fiscal Liquidity Assessment Committee Retreat in Abuja put the total volume of crude oil thus lost to vandalism at 7000kpd.

    “Over 7000kpd of crude oil has been lost due to vandalism this year. A bulk of the loss is from JV assets,” […]

  • You are end losers of pipeline bombings – Osinbajo tells militants

    You are end losers of pipeline bombings – Osinbajo tells militants

    According to reports, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the people of the Niger Delta region will be the end losers of the pipelines bombings and vandalism going on in the region.

    Osinbajo on Wednesday night, spoke during the Dinner organized in honour of outstanding graduants of the Presidential Amnesty Programme at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    According to him, there is no reason to continue the vandalism in the area.

    He said: “It is like […]

  • President Buhari threatens military action against pipeline vandals in Niger Delta

    President Buhari threatens military action against pipeline vandals in Niger Delta

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government will resort to military action if the bombing of oil installations in the Niger Delta region persists.

    Buhari stated this on Saturday during the Passing out Parade of Officer cadets of the 63 regular course at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

    Buhari said the priority of his administration is to engage constructively with stakeholders for peace, but the option of military action will not be ruled out if the bombing continues.

    He said, “Recently, we flagged […]