• Buhari begs Niger Delta militants – Stop destroying oil pipelines

    Buhari begs Niger Delta militants – Stop destroying oil pipelines

    President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the people of the Niger Delta to embrace peace and focus on agriculture for sustainable economic development and wealth creation.

    Buhari urged them to take advantage of the huge potential in agriculture and stop the destruction of oil and gas pipelines which only served to destroy the country’s ecosystem and economy.

    The President, represented by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, made the appeal on Saturday at the 20th anniversary […]

  • Why we intensified bombing of pipelines – Niger Delta militants explain

    Why we intensified bombing of pipelines – Niger Delta militants explain

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) yesterday explained why it did not listen to the Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Forum’s (PANDEF) plea to end the destruction of oil facilities in the region.

    According to the spokesman of the upland-based NDGJM’s spokesman, ‘General’ Aldo Agbalaja, they clearly understood the psyche of the present Federal Government which core belief is to intimidate the people of the region with the military and not sincere about peaceful dialogue […]

  • Militants warn oil companies against repairing bombed pipelines

    Militants warn oil companies against repairing bombed pipelines

    According to reports, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has warned multinational oil companies not to resume work on some damaged pipelines especially the Trans-loading Forcardos Pipelines (TFP) or be prepared to face dire consequences.

    The group which threatened more devastating attacks on multinational facilities in the region should its warning be discountenanced, reiterated its determination on the regional struggle, even as it discredited the dialogue team with the federal government that would be headed by the foremost Ijaw leader, […]

  • Stop destroying oil pipelines – Bishop warns Avengers

    Stop destroying oil pipelines – Bishop warns Avengers

    According to reports, the Bishop of Calabar Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Tunde Adeleye, has warned members of the Niger Delta Avengers to stop destroying oil facilities in the region because of its adverse effect on the environment.

    The Bishop also took a swipe at the Federal Government for paying little or no attention to the violence perpetuated by Fulani herdsmen across the country.

    Adeleye said this in Calabar, Cross River State during a press briefing on the second session of the […]

  • Police arrest four NNPC workers for vandalising pipelines

    Police arrest four NNPC workers for vandalising pipelines

    According to reports, the police have arrested four security personnel of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, and some workers of the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company, Warri, for illegally siphoning fuel from a vandalised pipeline at the WRPC jetty in Warri, Delta State.

    The Naval Chief of Administration at the Warri jetty, was also identified as one of the suspected vandals by the operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Pipelines Vandalism and Illegal Bunkering, who carried out […]

  • Vandals Blowing Up Pipelines Are Wicked, Evil – IPMAN

    Vandals Blowing Up Pipelines Are Wicked, Evil – IPMAN

    President of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Chief Obasi Lawson yesterday described militants in the Niger Delta blowing up crude oil pipelines as wicked and evil.

    The IPMAN president who spoke at a press briefing in Abuja, warned the Niger Delta terrorists to come to the dialogue table or risk military action to curtail their activities in the creeks.

    “The continous destruction of pipelines by these militants, is an act of wickedness. It is evil. They are trying to shut […]

  • Pipeline vandalism: We have laid down our arms— Avengers

    Pipeline vandalism: We have laid down our arms— Avengers

    Following its recent cease fire from breaking pipelines in the creeks, the Niger Delta Avengers have declared their readiness to engage federal government in a meaningful dialogue that would return peace in the oil region.

    They however demanded that government must also be ready to show commitment towards the proposed dialogue by withdrawing the military from carrying out further actions within the region.

    One of the stakeholders of the Amnesty Programme and leader from the region, Elder Timi Ogoriba made the decision […]

  • BREAKING: Militants blow up oil pipeline in Delta

    BREAKING: Militants blow up oil pipeline in Delta

    At a time when Niger Delta Avengers are declaring end to attacks in the region, an Urhobo militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Movement, NDGJM, has blown up a pipeline operated by Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, and Shorelines Petroleum Nigeria in Delta State.

    The pipeline, which is a major delivery line for NPDC, was blown up at 3.am on Tuesday despite the ongoing military drill in the Niger Delta region code-named, “Operation Crocodile Smile.”

    A statement by the group’s leader, “Gen” […]

  • We will continue to bomb pipelines until oil companies vacate Niger Delta – New militant group warns

    We will continue to bomb pipelines until oil companies vacate Niger Delta – New militant group warns

    A new militant group, the Niger Delta Searchlight, NDS, has threatened to continue attacks on pipeline installations in the Niger Delta until oil companies vacate the region.

    NDS in a statement by one General Igbede N. Igbede, on Monday, disclosed that not all pipeline attacks were carried out by Avengers but they have allowed the separatist group which it claimed is now “compromised” to take the glory.

    The group swore that it will not be part of any negotiation with the Federal […]

  • Three fighter jets deployed to flush out vandals on Lagos, Ogun pipelines

    Three fighter jets deployed to flush out vandals on Lagos, Ogun pipelines

    According to reports, more facts have emerged on how the joint military operation to flush out vandals from the creeks in some Lagos and Ogun States communities is being carried out.

    It was reported that following the decision of the vandals, who are suspected to be Ijaw militants, to move into the inner parts of the creeks, the military also opted to deploy fighter aircrafts to “smoke” them out.

    It was reported to the Newsmen on Sunday morning that aside from the […]

  • Niger Delta Avengers destroys three pipelines in Bayelsa and Rivers

    Niger Delta Avengers destroys three pipelines in Bayelsa and Rivers

    The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, says it blew up three crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa and Rivers states in the early hours of Friday.

    The Avengers announced on its website through its spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, that “At about the (hour) of 3am to 5am the Niger Delta Avengers blow up Nembe 1, 2, and 3 trunk-line in Bayelsa/River States.”

    “We still using this medium to warn the general public of impostors Facebook accounts. Niger Delta Avenger is not in Social network anymore,” […]