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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 22:16:34 GMT
Militants attack NNPC pipeline in Niger Delta: military  -  TODAYonline
YENAGOA, Nigeria - Militants in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta oil hub attacked a pipeline operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the state oil company said on Wednesday, a day after regional leaders put a series of demands to ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:34:00 GMT
Militants attack oil pipeline in Niger Delta  -  Reuters UK
Community leaders from the Niger Delta, which is the source of most of the OPEC member's oil, met President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday and asked him to pull the army out of the oil hub, order oil firms to move headquarters there and spend more on ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:18:06 GMT

Check out 16 POWERFUL things Niger Delta leaders want Buhari to do for peace  -  NAIJ.COM
As part of efforts to stop the lingering crisis in the Niger Dekta region, President Muhammadu Buhari met leaders and traditional rulers from the region on Tuesday, November 1. The meeting was held to discuss the issue of militancy and security in the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:09:24 GMT
18 killed, 43 injured in Niger clashes  -  SBS
Eighteen people have been killed in fighting between farmers and herders in Niger. A government statement says another 43 people were injured and homes were burned in Tuesday's fighting in the community of Bangui in the Tahoua region. The statement ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:03:57 GMT

'We welcome Buhari's declaration that any Nigerian can leave'  -  The Punch
The Indigenous People of Biafra, on Wednesday, reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari's declaration that any Nigerian who has another country to relocate to should do so. Buhari made the statement at a meeting with Niger Delta leaders in the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:59:07 GMT

Despite Buhari, Niger Delta leaders meeting, militants blow up major pipeline  -  Premium Times
A day after President Muhammadu Buhari met with leaders of the Niger Delta to resolve the crisis in the region, a major oil pipeline was sabotaged. No group has, however, claimed responsibility for the explosion at the oil field operated by the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:36:16 GMT

Governor Bello to feed Nigerians with RICE, but what's the price?  -  NAIJ.COM
Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, the governor of Niger state, has reported about the local government plans to produce one million metric tonnes of rice during dry season. According to Chief Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development, the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:04:53 GMT
Group lauds Buhari's peaceful resolution to Niger delta crisis  -  The Nation Newspaper
The Middle Belt Youth Leaders Forum has commended President Muhammadu Buhari's move to restore peace in the Niger Delta following his meeting with leaders in the region. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Secretary General of the group, Kuanum ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:23:43 GMT

Niger arrests 38 after deadly farmer-herder clashes  -  eNCA
NIAMEY - Niger has arrested 38 suspects over the killing of 18 people in clashes between cattle herders and farmers, a police source said on Wednesday. The clashes near Bangui, a community in the western Tahoua region, were sparked on Tuesday ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:57:46 GMT

Cheta Nwanze: Dear Niger Delta, you have no leaders  -  YNaija
So many watched the meeting between President Buhari and the “leaders” of the Niger Delta yesterday with keen interest. Like many, I was gobsmacked by the outcome. One of the demands by the stakeholders, including traditional rulers, is inclusive ...