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Niger Delta Avengers: Amaechi says Nigerians can’t be intimidated by militants

Following series of pipelines vandalism, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said people of Niger Delta can not intimidate the entire country (Nigeria). According to the minister, Nigerians can’t be intimidated by militants’ persistent wrong doings. “It is part of a nation called Nigeria. You cannot continue to shoot against yourselves and think you will survive. “You cannot continue to ...

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Niger Delta Avengers: Militants to use dialogue, calls for ceasefire

The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has agreed to dialogue with the Federal Government. The group has, therefore, suspended its “Operation Red Economy,” which has crippled the oil industry since February. A statement issued Monday by its spokesman, Brig. Gen Mudoch Agbinibo called on its members to ceasefire pending the outcome of the dialogue with the federal government. The statement reads in ...

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Rivers State governor, Wike urges militants group to embrace dialogue

Speaking at the government house in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged militants intensifying attacks on oil installations to embrace dialogue. According to him, their actions are negatively affecting the nation’s economy. He said: “If oil production continues to drop, this country will be in crisis. Blowing up oil facilities also has negative effect on our environment. ...

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Niger Delta Avengers seeks Britain, US, others support

The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, yesterday, said that the people of Niger Delta want to assume ownership of their resources, and urged the international community to support the quest. In the last two weeks, the Avengers had bombed pipelines in both Delta and Bayelsa states, forcing Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, ...

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Niger Delta bombs Chevron oil well, denies meeting with FG

Barely twenty-four hours after the federal government issued a two-week ceasefire talks with the violent Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group has blown up another Chevron oil well, saying they were not ready to dialogue with the federal government. The facility identified as Dibi Flow Station, is operated by Chevron around Usor village in Warri North local government area of ...

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Three key suspects of oil facilities attacks paraded

Yesterday, a man who was believed to be the suspected  coordinator of the multiple attacks on oil and gas facilities in Delta State has been arrested. At a press conference held at the base of the command in Warri, the Commander of the NNS Delta, Commodore Raimi Mohammed, also described the arrest of the suspected coordinator of the attacks on Nigerian ...

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Military to ceasefire in Niger Delta for two weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military to suspend operations in the Niger Delta for two weeks to create a window for dialogue with militants. Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday. According to him, the Federal Government is determined to explore the dialogue option, with a view to restoring genuine peace in the ...

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Niger Delta Avengers: APC accuses PDP of working with militants

In a communiqué issued by the party’s stakeholders at the end of a meeting in Benin city, the  All Progressives Congress, APC, South-South Chapter, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of collaborating with a militant group, Niger Delta Avengers to destabilise the nation. According to the ruling party’s stakeholders, they described the resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta ...

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Niger Delta: Militants launches new website

Barely 24 hours after its old website, was shutdown, Niger Delta Avengers, a new militant group operating in the South-South region of Nigeria, has launched a new website, www.nigerdeltaavengers.org. The militant group had, in the last one month, pro­moted attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta, using its website, Facebook page and Twitter handle, @NDAvengers. At the weekend, the ...

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Buhari to deal with NDA in Yar’Adua’s way

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently studying the gazette signed by late President Umaru Yar’Adua on the Niger Delta crisis as one of the possible ways of tackling the renewed violence being orchestrated by the Niger Delta Avengers in the region. The purpose of revisiting the gazette, it was further learnt, was to ensure that all the agreements contained in the ...

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