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Nigeria petrol tanker fire kills 95

12 Jul 2012

NIGER DELTA At least 95 men, women and children were killed on Thursday in Nigeria after a petrol tanker crashed and caught fire as people crowded around it to try and scoop up fuel, officials said.

Nigerian fuel tanker fire kills 92 - witness

12 Jul 2012

NIGER DELTA At least 92 people including women and children were killed on Thursday after a gasoline tanker crashed on the east-west road in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta and caught fire as people tried to scoop up fuel, a Reuters witness said.

Nigerian fuel tanker fire kills 92: witness

12 Jul 2012

NIGER DELTA At least 92 people including women and children were killed on Thursday after a gasoline tanker crashed on the east-west road in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta and caught fire as people tried to scoop up fuel, a Reuters witness said.

Nigerian fuel tanker fire kills 92 - witness

12 Jul 2012

NIGER DELTA At least 92 people including women and children were killed on Thursday after a gasoline tanker crashed on the east-west road in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta and caught fire as people tried to scoop up fuel, a Reuters witness said.

Nigeria ruling party wins in president's home state

12 Feb 2012

YENAGOA, Nigeria Nigeria's ruling party candidate has been elected governor of President Goodluck Jonathan's home state, election officials said on Sunday, ending months of political uncertainty over who is in charge of the oil-producing state.

Nigerian president's state votes amid tight security

11 Feb 2012

YENAGOA, Nigeria Nigerians voted amid tight security in a governorship election on Saturday in President Goodluck Jonathan's restive and oil-rich home state of Bayelsa, where last week militants attacked a major oil pipeline.

Nigerian president's state votes amid tight security

11 Feb 2012

YENAGOA, Nigeria Nigerians voted amid tight security in a governorship election on Saturday in President Goodluck Jonathan's restive and oil-rich home state of Bayelsa, where last week militants attacked a major oil pipeline.

Nigeria names seven behind Eni pipeline blast

06 Feb 2012

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria Nigeria's military has named seven people it says were behind an attack on an oil pipeline belonging to Italy's Eni on Saturday, and denied a claim that a former separatist militia in the Niger Delta was responsible.

Gunmen kidnap American in Nigeria's delta region

20 Jan 2012

PORT HARCOURT Gunmen kidnapped an American working for Marubeni Corp in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region on Friday, killing his driver and demanding a 50 million naira ($310,300) ransom, a security source said.

Nigerian oil union threatens to shut down crude output

11 Jan 2012

PORT HARCOURT/LAGOS Nigerian oil workers threatened on Wednesday to shut down output in Africa's top crude producer, deepening a national strike over a more than doubling of petrol prices.

World News

Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.