Posts Tagged ‘oil’

VOA News – Nigerian Opposition Criticizes Sale of Oil Blocks

Written on May 12th, 2007 by
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The outgoing Nigerian government is entertaining bids in a last-minute auction on Friday of 45 oil exploration licenses. For VOA, Gilbert da Costa in Abuja reports that the plan is going ahead despite a court order not to sell two of them and... Read More | Share

UK oil worker seized in Nigeria

Written on March 31st, 2007 by
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A British oil worker has been kidnapped in Nigeria, the Foreign Office said. The man was kidnapped in the early hours of Saturday off the coast of the Bayelsa state, in southern Nigeria. A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are in contact with... Read More | Share

Kidnapped Croats Freed In Nigeria

Written on March 13th, 2007 by
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The Nigerian military rescued two Croats and one Montenegrin man on Monday who were being held by suspected ransom-seekers in Nigeria. The Nigerian military rescued two Croats and one Montenegrin man on Monday who were being held by suspected... Read More | Share

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Written on January 24th, 2007 by
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Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has barred Philippine workers from going to Nigeria until six seamen who were abducted at the weekend are released. The sailors were snatched from a merchant ship heading to the southern city of Warri. Nigerian... Read More | Share

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Curse of the Black Gold – Hope and Betrayal in the Niger-Delta

Written on January 20th, 2007 by
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The Niger Delta holds some of the world's richest oil deposits, yet Nigerians living there are poorer than ever, violence is rampant, and the land and water are fouled. What went wrong?Read More:http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0702/feature3/... Read More | Share

VANITY FAIR: Blood Oil – Politics and Power in Nigeria

Written on January 20th, 2007 by
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Could a bunch of Nigerian militants in speedboats bring about a U.S. recession? Blowing up facilities and taking hostages, they are wreaking havoc on the oil production of America's fifth-largest supplier. Deep in the Niger-delta swamps, the author... Read More | Share

VOA News – Nigeria Rules Out Military Option for Hostages Release

Written on December 28th, 2006 by
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Oil company officials in Nigeria Thursday confirmed that armed attackers have retreated from two oil facilities in the Niger Delta. But, as Gilbert da Costa in Abuja reports, the negotiations leading to the release of four foreign workers seized three... Read More | Share

Hundreds killed in Lagos fuel blast

Written on December 26th, 2006 by
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Read More:http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/12/27/worldupdates/2006-12-26T222916Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_-281487-8&sec=Worldupdates... Read More | Share

Gas Pipeline Blast Kills 260 in Nigeria – Forbes.com

Written on December 26th, 2006 by
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A gasoline pipeline ruptured by thieves exploded into a blazing inferno Tuesday as scavengers collected the fuel in a poor neighborhood, killing at least 260 peopleRead More:http://www.forbes.com/technology/ebusiness/feeds/ap/2006/12/26/ap3282435.html... Read More | Share

FIN24 : Empowering Financial Decisions

Written on December 11th, 2006 by
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Read More:http://www.fin24.co.za/articles/markets/display_article.aspx?Nav=ns&lvl2=markets&ArticleID=1518-21_2042067... Read More | Share

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