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    Metro 10 Killed as Militants Invade Imo Communities

    No fewer than 10 persons have been reported dead after some unidentified hoodlums raided two communities, Umuokeduru and Imeni in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State. It was gathered that the armed hoodlums stormed the two communities at night when people were fast asleep...
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    Metro We Are Not Sure of When Niger Delta Militancy Will End - FG

    The Federal Government is not sure of when the militancy in the Niger Delta will come to an end, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said. He also stated that Nigeria would be comfortable with the price of crude oil at mid-$50 per barrel considering the...
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    Metro Niger Delta: Tompolo Speaks on Alleged Involvement in Recent Bombings

    Embattled for Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, otherwise known as Tompolo, has denied links with militants who are threatening more attacks on oil installations in the oil-rich region. Tompolo said in a statement by his media consultant, Mr. Paul Bebenimibo, on...
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    Metro Niger Delta Militants Demand Apology For Tompolo; Amnesty For Jonathan and Patience

    A Niger Delta militant group, Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, has warned the Federal Government to leave former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo and any indigene from the oil-rich region alone. DAILY POST reports that leader of the militant group, General Playboy said, “You...
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    Metro Nigeria: New Commander Appointed for War Against Niger Delta Militancy

    The Nigerian military has appointed Apochi Suleiman as the new commander for Operation Delta Safe, a military operation in the Niger Delta region. Mr. Suleiman, a rear admiral, was Director of Development at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja. He had also served as the flag officer commanding...
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    Metro Nigeria: Military Troops Kill Niger Delta Militant Leader

    The Joint Task Force, JTF, Operation Delta Safe, ODS, have killed a Niger Delta militant leader in an operation to stem the recent attacks by the insurgents on oil pipelines. Reports say the troops were ordered to find and dismantle all the active militant camps used as operational bases by the...
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    Metro Niger Delta Militant Group Beg for Amnesty After Nigeria Army Raid

    The Bakassi Strike Force, a militant group in the Niger Delta region has begged Nigerian authorities for amnesty, Punch reports. Members of the group, which operates in Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States, said they're ready to stop further hostilities on oil facilities and accept amnesty...
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    2 Simple Things Niger Delta Leaders Should Have Demanded From Buhari

    On November 1, 2016 , Niger Delta leaders threw away a fine chance of righting the wrongs committed against the region by Nigeria. They allowed their greed get in the way of regional development. The leaders presented a list of 16 demands to President Muhammadu Buhari. READ: FULL LIST of...
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    Politics FULL LIST of 16 Demands Niger Delta Leaders Presented to Buhari

    Leaders of the Niger Delta region on Tuesday presented 16 demands to President Muhammadu Buhari. See list of demands below: The presidential amnesty Programme: the decry that out of the five components of the disarmament and retrieval of weapons from the ex-militants, only the disarmament...
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    Metro Avengers Pull Out of Dialogue, List 6 People in Buhari’s Govt Causing Problem in N/Delta

    Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) yesterday dissociated itself from the proposed dialogue between the Federal Government and some prominent politicians and traditional rulers from the Niger Delta. In a statement, signed by one Col. Rightman Hudson Opukurowari, the group accused the Federal...
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    Metro Nigerian Troops Nab Top Militant Leader

    A top commander of the Urhobo/Isoko militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), has been arrested by the operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF). The militant leader was apprehended on Sunday after days of surveillance by JTF operatives. The acting JTF spokesman...
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    Metro MEND, Avengers Are Armed Robbers – Niger Delta Youths Disown Militant Groups

    The Supreme Niger Delta Youth Council WorldWide, SNDYCW, has disowned the Niger Delta Avengers and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, describing their activities as “pure armed robbery.” The President General of the Council, Prince Michael Newgent Eaton, stated this...
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    Metro Crocodile Smile: Army Destroys 143 Illegal Refineries In Niger Delta

    The Nigerian Army has destroyed 143 illegal refineries during its Operation Crocodile Smile in the Niger Delta region. Brig-General Hassan Hamisu, the Brigade Commander, 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, made the disclosure while fielding questions from newsmen after a Jumat service at the barracks...
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    Metro We Are Now Having Problem Breathing – Delta Community Cries Out To Pres. Buhari

    Residents of 10 communities in Warri South West local Government Area of Delta State have raised the alarm over the health challenges facing them following the PPMC/NNPC Escravos to Warri trunk line crude oil spillage in their communities. One of the residents told journalists on Saturday...
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    Metro One Dead, Several Injured as Militants, Vigilantes Clash in Imo

    A bloody clash between alleged repented militants from the oil producing Ohaji /Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas of Imo state and operatives of Imo security watch, left the state capital, Owerri, in turmoil on Thursday as scores were badly wounded. The militants and the security men...
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    Metro Nigerian Navy Issues Statement on Fake Naval Agencies in Niger Delta

    The Nigerian Navy says its attention has been drawn to the reoccurring incidences of impersonation of service personnel by criminal elements and illegal groups, particularly in the coastal states. Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, said while the service had taken measures...
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    Metro Why We Won’t Stop Bombing Facilities - Niger Delta Greenland Justice

    A militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, on Monday said it would not join in the ceasefire declared by other militant groups in the Niger Delta owing to the alleged insincerity of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. The militant group also alleged that...
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    Metro MEND Blasts ‘Immature’ Avengers For Blowing Up Bonny Export Pipeline

    Defunct militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has lambasted Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, over its resumed attacks on pipeline installations in the Niger Delta region. Avengers which had in August announced a ceasefire to allow window of negotiation with...
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    Metro Protest in Rivers Over EFCC Probe of Patience Jonathan [SEE PHOTOS]

    Niger Delta Youths in conjunction with Civil Liberties Organizations and other Voluntary Youths Bodies are currently protesting in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. Protesters are against the victimization of former first lady Dame Patience Jonathan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...
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    Metro What President Buhari Told Obama About Niger Delta Region

    Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday assured Barack Obama, the American President, that Nigeria was making steady progress towards resolving the Niger Delta region problem, which had led to economic sabotage on a grand scale. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi...
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