Nigeria News

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 …

Nigeria: Shell Fixing Pipeline Hit by Oil Thieves

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it is repairing a trunkline after detecting a leak blamed on oil thieves in Nigeria’s oil-stained southern delta. A Shell spokesman said in a statement Tuesday evening its Nigerian subsidiary has cut production by 70,000 …

Royal Dutch Shell Says Nigeria Spill Contained

The worst Nigeria offshore oil spill in more than a decade has been contained before reaching the West African nation’s coast, officials with Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Monday, less than a week after one of its lines bled crude …

16 Killed as Buses Crash Head-on in Nigeria

Authorities say 16 people are dead in Nigeria after two buses crashed head-on into each other on a highway. Sunday Maku of the Federal Road Safety Commission told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the collision happened after one of …

Shell Uses Internet to Show Nigeria Oil Spill Data

Royal Dutch Shell PLC long has argued that thieves are to blame for most of the oil spills coming from pipelines in Nigeria’s crude-producing southern delta. Now the company is trying to prove that claim in real time on the …

West African Countries Consider Regional Force to Fight Pirates

West African countries are discussing the creation of a regional force to tackle growing piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, a senior Nigerian government official said on Wednesday. Piracy is a growing threat to shipping in West Africa’s Gulf of …