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    Metro Army, Navy Invade Warri Creeks With Fighter Jets, Gunboats As Residents Flee - Vanguard News

    THERE was apprehension among riverine dwellers, yesterday, as the Nigerian Navy and Army deployed fighter jets and gunboats to the creeks and other strategic locations in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, in response to last Friday’s threat by the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, to...
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    Metro Ijaw Youth Council Threatens To Burn Down Niger Delta - Daily Post News

    The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has warned that the entire, “Niger Delta region will be engulfed in flames of discord” if the tenure of the present Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Board members are extended. IYC issued the warning while insisting that other states should be appointed...
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    Metro We Will Plunge Nigeria Into Another Recession - Niger Delta Avengers Vow

    The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, in coalition with nine other militant groups, have vowed to plunge the country into another recession if the issues facing the region are not addressed. The militants said they would resume attacks that will further deepen the nation’s woes if the...
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    Politics [Video] Diezani, Orubebe Have Failed Niger Deltans - Asari Dokubo

    Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo has narrated how Diezani Madueke and other Niger Delta leaders have failed the region. He made this revelations while speaking with TVC News. He revealed how under Goodluck Jonathan's regime, Diezani refused Bayelsa's application for an oil bloc...
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    Metro New Niger Delta Group Demands Independence, Makes 20 Declarations

    Like the Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB, a new group from Niger Delta has demanded that it gains independence from Nigeria. The group named 'Region of the Niger Delta' (Rondel) has demanded the sovereignty of the region. In a statement by its spokesman, Efe Edet-Tamuno, the group said its demands are...
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    Metro Militants Kill 6 Soldiers in Ondo

    At least six Nigerian soldiers have been killed in new military campaign against militants in the country’s restive Niger Delta oil hub, security officials said on Friday. The southern swampland has been largely quiet since the start of the year because militants halted attacks against oil...
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    Metro Police Arrests Avengers' Commander, Urban Gorilla

    Men of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris’s Intelligence Response Team, IRT, have arrested a top commander of the Niger Delta Avengers, identified as Anthony Pepple. Pepple, also known as Urban Gorilla, is alleged to be responsible for a long list of kidnap cases in Port...
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    Metro Pirates Kill 2 Soldiers in Bayelsa

    Two soldiers attached to the Joint Military Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, died in a gun duel with sea pirates on Wednesday, an official has confirmed. The soldiers were part of a team dispatched in response to a distress call on an attack by pirates operating in...
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    Politics [VIDEO] VP Osinbajo Arrives Bayelsa for Niger Delta Dialogue

    Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo welcomed by a huge crowd in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. He is there for the second leg of the Niger Delta Dialogue.
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    Politics Osinbajo Visits Niger Delta Today

    Vice president Yemi Osinbajo will visit the oil-producing Niger Delta region on Friday, police said, as the government seeks to broker peace with militants whose attacks have hammered the country's crude production. Nigeria is heavily dependent on oil exports, which bring in as much as 70...
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    Metro FG Visits Ex-militant Leader Ateke Tom

    A fact-finding team of the House of Representatives has visited Rivers State as part of investigation of the Federal Government’s Amnesty Programme for Niger Delta militants. The team was led by the Chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta, Nasir Ali-Ahmed. When the team stopped at...
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    Metro Niger Delta Oil Won’t Dry in Another 100 Years – Ex-Minister Blasts Osinbajo

    A former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has insisted that oil well in the Niger Delta will not dry up in the next 100 years. He made the remark in response to Osinbajo’s call for diversification of the nation’s economy because the value of oil would drop in the next...
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    Metro Niger Delta Militants Blow Up Pipeline After Osinbajo’s Visit

    An unidentified Niger delta militant group have blown up a crude oil trunkline in Ughelli, Delta State, barely 24 hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the region. Prof. Osinbajo had on Monday visited the host communities and held a meeting with traditional rulers in Delta State...
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    Politics Osinbajo Lands In Delta State, Set To Meet Niger Delta Leaders [PHOTOS]

    In a bid to find a lasting solution to issues of militancy in the Niger Delta, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo this morning arrived Delta state where he is to have an interactive session with leaders of the various oil communities in the region. Osinbajo was received by Delta state Governor...
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    Politics Osinbajo To Meet Militants in Niger Delta Creeks on Monday

    Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will Monday lead a high-level federal government's delegation to Niger Delta communities as parts of the ongoing efforts towards ending the crisis in the region. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande...
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    Metro Niger Delta Militants Write Letter to President Buhari

    A militant group, the Niger Delta Freedom Fighters has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. Read full letter below: We respectfully write to remind you of the previous open letter to you Mr. President by NIGER DELTAS Freedom Fighters whose mission is to fight for our...
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    Metro Nigerian Army Releases Statement Over ‘Killing’ of 2000 Pro-Biafra Agitators

    The 82 Division, Nigerian Army on Saturday responded to an allegation by the Campaign for Democracy (CD) over mass killing of Igbo Youths by the military. The allegation, which was contained in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary, CD in Onitsha, Anambra State, claimed that “No...
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    Metro Edwin Clark - Niger Deltans Are Suffering More Than Almajiris

    Ijaw Chieftain, Chief Edwin Clark, claims that the Niger Delta People are facing more hardships than Almajiris in the North. Clark made this statement when he played host to the Ijaw Professionals’ Association, IPA, Homeland chapter. Clark said, “Nobody who lives upland in this country...
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    Politics President Buhari Sends Christmas Message to Niger Delta Militants

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday appealed to the militants vandalising oil installations in the Niger Delta to come and sit down with his government to decide how the nation’s resources can be managed instead of picking up arms against their fatherland. Buhari spoke when residents of the...
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    Metro Nigerian Troops Arrest Notorious Militant ‘General Eagle’

    A suspected notorious militant identified as “General Eagle”, has been arrested by the troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS). The kingpin, who was arrested by troops of ODS after months of being on the wanted list of security agencies in the Niger Delta region, was...
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