By Tife Owolabi

Nigerian militant group says agrees on ceasefire, ready for dialogue with government

By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A Nigerian militant group, which has claimed a wave of attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta, said it was ready for a ceasefire and a dialogue with the government. The restive southern swampland region...

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 4:29 PM

Militants blow up oil pipelines in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta

By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Militants launched a fresh round of attacks on oil pipelines in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta energy hub belonging to Italy's Eni and Aiteo, Nigerian security forces, Eni and a militant group said. The...

Friday, July 8, 2016, 2:10 PM

Former Niger Delta militants urge Avengers to join in government talks

By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A group of Nigerian former militants have urged the Niger Delta Avengers, who have claimed responsibility for a recent string of attacks on oil and gas facilities, to join in discussions with the government, a...

Monday, June 13, 2016, 2:18 AM

Military sweep in Nigeria's Delta risks fuelling more dissent

By Tife Owolabi OPOROZA, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Nigerian army has swept into villages in the southern swamplands in an operation to crush the Niger Delta Avengers group, but allegations by residents of brutal tactics and rapes by some of...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 5:16 PM