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Gunmen kidnap three Chinese, kill two locals at Nigerian power project

Jan 06 2022

YENAGOA, Nigeria Armed men kidnapped three Chinese nationals and killed two local staff working on a power project in Nigeria's central state of Niger, police said on Thursday.

Gunmen kill four at pipeline works in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta

Nov 28 2021

YENAGOA, Nigeria Gunmen have killed four men who were involved in the maintenance on a pipeline owned by the Nigerian subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni, a local security spokesman told Reuters.

Oil gushing from Nigerian wellhead blasts hopes of those living nearby

Nov 26 2021

NEMBE, Nigeria Three weeks after the Santa Barbara wellhead failed, it is still blasting water, gas and oil across Nembe in Nigeria's Delta, littering the shoreline and water with yellow-brown clumps of waste as cleanup crews and booms struggle to contain it. | Video

Oil spews from Aiteo well in Nigeria's Delta two weeks after spill, locals say

Nov 19 2021

YENAGOA, Nigeria Oil has been spilling from a well owned by Nigeria's Aiteo Eastern E&P and state-run NNPC for two weeks in southern Nigeria, local residents and politicians said on Friday, saying it threatened the environment and local economy.

Nigeria's Aiteo reports 'extremely high order' oil spill from well

Nov 10 2021

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) -Nigeria's Aiteo Eastern E&P has reported an "extremely high order" oil spill from a jointly-owned well in the Niger Delta and has had to abort immediate efforts to control the leak due to the pressure emanating from the well head.

At least 25, including minors, died in illegal refinery blast in Nigeria

Oct 24 2021

YENAGOA, Nigeria At least 25 people, including some minors, were killed in an explosion and fire at an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria's Rivers state on Friday, a local leader and a resident told Reuters on Sunday.

Nigerians offer artworks to British Museum in new take on looted bronzes

Sep 22 2021

BENIN CITY, Nigeria A new guild of artists from Nigeria's Benin City has offered to donate artworks to the British Museum in London as a way to encourage it to return the priceless Benin Bronzes that were looted from the city's royal court by British troops in 1897. | Video

Lawyer for Biafran separatist alleges abuse, Kenya denies involvement

Jul 02 2021

YENAGOA, Nigeria A Nigerian separatist leader arrested after years on the run was badly mistreated in detention in Kenya before being returned to Nigeria, his lawyer said on Friday, while the Kenyan high commissioner flatly denied his country's involvement.

Gunmen free more than 1,800 inmates in attack on Nigerian prison

Apr 06 2021

YENAGOA, Nigeria More than 1,800 prisoners are on the run in southeast Nigeria after escaping when heavily armed gunmen attacked their prison using explosives and rocket-propelled grenades, the authorities said.

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