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Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election looms

Oct 07 2018

PORT HARCOURT Atiku Abubakar won on Sunday almost half the votes cast in a primary race to become the main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's elections, party officials said.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election looms

Oct 07 2018

PORT HARCOURT, Oct 7 Atiku Abubakar won on Sunday almost half the votes cast in a primary race to become the main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's elections, party officials said.

Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election

Oct 07 2018

PORT HARCOURT Atiku Abubakar won on Sunday almost half the votes cast in a primary race to become the main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's elections, party officials said.

Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England

Feb 14 2018

LONDON/YENAGOA, Nigeria The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria's Delta region.

Nigerian militants threaten oil rig attacks within days

Jan 17 2018

YENAGOA/LAGOS, Nigeria Nigerian militants threatened on Wednesday to attack off-shore oil facilities within days, raising fears of a repeat of a 2016 wave of violence that helped push Africa's biggest economy into recession.

Four Britons kidnapped in Nigeria's Delta state: police

Oct 18 2017

YENAGOA, Nigeria Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday.

Hundreds of protesters storm Shell oil facility in Niger Delta

Aug 11 2017

AKUKU-TORU, Nigeria Hundreds of Nigerians stormed a crude oil facility and gas plant owned by Shell in the Niger Delta on Friday demanding jobs and infrastructure development, a Reuters witness said.

Peace at risk in Nigeria's oil heartlands as locals' patience wears thin

Jul 09 2017

KINGDOM OF GBARAMATU, Nigeria The Nigerian government's efforts to secure peace in the oil heartlands of the Niger Delta are empty promises, community leaders say, threatening a return to violence that would derail any broader recovery in the crude-dependent economy.

New militant group threatens Niger Delta oil war - in Latin

Jun 14 2017

YENAGOA, Nigeria Striking self-assurance, a penchant for hyperbole and a working knowledge of Latin - these are the hallmarks of the latest group of militants to emerge in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta.

New militant group threatens Niger Delta oil war - in Latin

Jun 14 2017

YENAGOA, Nigeria, June 14 Striking self-assurance, a penchant for hyperbole and a working knowledge of Latin - these are the hallmarks of the latest group of militants to emerge in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta.

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