Nigeria News

No Mourners at Burial of 50 Victims of Nigeria Refinery Fire

OWERRI, Nigeria (AP) — Mourners were nowhere to be seen as gravediggers in Nigeria’s southeast town of Ohaji-Egbema used shovels to place the unidentifiable charred remains of dozens who died in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery into three …

2 Suspects Sought as 100 Die in Nigeria Oil Refinery Blast

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — At least 100 people may have died in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in southeast Nigeria, a local oil official said Sunday as the search intensified for bodies at the site and for two …

Denver Art Museum Mulls Fate of Plundered African Art

DENVER (AP) — British troops in 1897 mounted a violent, retaliatory raid on the Kingdom of Benin, in what’s now southern Nigeria, looting and burning the royal palace and sending the oba, or king, into exile. The British confiscated all …

Oil Spews From Aiteo Well in Nigeria’s Delta 2 Weeks After Spill, Locals Say

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 Building Collapse Deaths Climb to 36, Dozens Missing

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The number of bodies recovered from a collapsed high-rise apartment building in Nigeria’s most populous city has risen to 36, an emergency official told The Associated Press Thursday. Ibrahim Farinloye of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency …

Shell to Negotiate with Nigerians Over Oil Spill

Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria’s southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria’s history. Some experts say two oil …

Oil Thefts Threaten Nigeria’s Economy, Environment

The first drops of crude float in the languid muddy currents of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta, then slowly grow into the splatter of a massive crime scene. Oil thefts, long a problem in the Niger Delta, are growing at an …

Shell: Nigeria Pipeline Spills Caused by Thieves

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says a major pipeline it has in Nigeria has come under repeated attack by thieves wanting to steal the crude oil it transports. In a statement Monday, Shell says its Nigerian subsidiary lost some 150,000 barrels …

Massive Fire Rips Through Slum in Nigeria Megacity

A massive fire tore through a waterfront slum in Nigeria’s megacity of Lagos on Tuesday, burning down dozens of shack workshops and homes. When firefighters didn’t turn up, locals tried in vain to stop the blaze with buckets of water. …

At Least 1 Dead After Storm Hits Nigerian City

Hurricane-strength winds and rain tore through the islands of Nigeria’s commercial capital on Monday, killing at least one person and downing trees across major roadways. The storm brought torrential rains through Ikoyi, Lagos and Victoria islands, the centers of commerce …