Nigeria rebels claim attack in oil-rich delta

2014-01-27 13:37

Rebels are claiming responsibility for an attack on a security patrol boat on a waterway in Nigeria’s southern Bayelsa state.

Life sentence for Abuja bomber

2013-01-26 08:12

A Nigerian court has sentenced to life in prison a man convicted in connection with the twin bombings in the capital Abuja near independence day commemorations in 2010 that killed 12 people.

Nigerian militants threaten SA investments

2012-04-15 11:28

Militant group MEND is threatening to attack SA's Niger Delta investments - including MTN - because of the terror trial of its leader in Johannesburg.

Mend claims attack on ENI installations

2012-04-13 11:02

The main militant group in Nigeria’s oil-producing region has claimed in a statement to have attacked installations belonging to Italian firm ENI.

Mend claims attack on oil pipeline

2012-02-06 11:51

Militants in southern Nigeria have claimed to have blown up a pipeline belonging to the Agip Oil Company, and threatened more attacks.

Nigeria blast - more suspects arrested

2011-10-11 22:47

Three additional suspects, including a banker, have been arrested over two car bombings on last year's Independence Day in Abuja, which killed at least 12 people.

Okah to get treatment before trial

2011-08-24 12:04

Nigerian terror-accused Henry Okah will receive medical treatment before he goes on trial next year, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has ruled.

Okah to face additional charges

2011-04-18 14:20

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has appeared in court, where it emerged that additional charges of terrorism and terror financing are being added to his charge sheet.

Mend threatens attacks ahead of vote

2011-03-14 11:45

Nigerian militant group Mend has threatened simultaneous bomb blasts and attacks on oil facilities ahead of April general elections in the oil-rich west African country.

Mend warns of attacks on oil sector

2011-01-18 15:24

A Nigerian militant group has warned of attacks on fuel depots and vehicles transporting petroleum products, saying it would launch the strikes in response to the arrest of its members.

Henry Okah's bail appeal dismissed

2011-01-07 12:20

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah's appeal against a decision to deny him bail has been dismissed, the NPA says.

Mend denies Nigeria bomb responsibility

2011-01-02 14:34

Nigeria's main militant group, Mend, which claimed responsibility for car bombings in Abuja, has said it was not behind the recent blast in the capital.

Mend destroys oil pipeline

2010-11-23 11:02

Nigeria’s most prominent armed group Mend says it has attacked and destroyed an oil pipeline feeding a refinery in the restive oil-rich Niger Delta region.

Nigeria: Mend issues threat

2010-11-19 21:02

The main militant group in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta says it will launch new attacks, despite a recent military crackdown.

Mend warns of more kidnappings

2010-11-19 12:19

Militants in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta have warned that they would carry out more kidnappings from oil installations after the military rescued 19 hostages from one of their camps this week.

Nigeria finds third 'car bomb'

2010-11-18 22:22

Nigeria's intelligence agency says it has recovered a vehicle that was wired to explode and which is linked to twin car bombings on October 1.

Mend prepares to hand over hostages

2010-11-18 13:41

Officials from foreign and local oil and construction firms have gathered at an air force base in the Nigerian oil hub Port Harcourt for the handover of 19 hostages freed by the security forces.

Troops mop up in restive Niger Delta

2010-11-17 08:57

A Nigerian military task force says it is hunting down “criminals” who have been raiding oil facilities in the restive Niger Delta.

Gunmen attack oil facility off Nigeria

2010-11-15 16:12

Gunmen have attacked an oil facility off the southern coast of Nigeria operated by US energy firm Exxon Mobil, the company says.

Mend: Hostages in good health

2010-11-12 12:50

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta says the seven foreign hostages taken from an offshore oil rig are in good health.

Okah bail application postponed

2010-11-09 11:26

The bail application of Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has been postponed because the magistrate hasn't had enough time to listen to court recordings.

Okah loses bid to view evidence

2010-10-22 23:04

The bid by a suspected Nigerian bombing conspirator to view evidence used by the prosecution to link him to the attack has been dealt a blow.

Okah denies being Mend leader

2010-10-18 11:37

Terror accused Henry Okah has denied being the leader of Mend, telling the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court he is an "accepted" leader of the people in the region.

Okah thought cops were assassins

2010-10-15 22:25

Nigerian Former militant leader Henry Okah says he thought police raiding his house were assassins sent by the Nigerian government, as he defended himself in court.

Okah 'a dangerous man'

2010-10-15 14:08

Nigerian ex-militant leader Henry Okah is a dangerous man and can compromise public safety, claim prosecutors in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.


Okah will work for peace, court hears

2013-01-31 21:50

Convicted Nigerian terrorist Henry Okah will work with the country's government to bring peace to the region, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Henry Okah trial starts in SA

2012-10-01 12:39

The trial of a presumed militant leader, Henry Okah, accused of masterminding two deadly bombings at Nigeria's independence celebrations two years ago is set to open.

Mend threatens to attack SA investments

2012-04-14 14:54

Nigeria's militant group Mend has threatened to attack South Africa's investments in the Niger Delta.

Sailors seized off Nigeria in 'good health'

2012-03-02 13:50

Three sailors abducted after their cargo was attacked by pirates off the Nigerian coast this week are in "good health", an armed militant group says.

Henry Okah trial to resume in October

2012-01-30 14:04

Nigerian terror-accused Henry Okah's trial has been adjournment until October 1 - exactly two years after the Abuja car bombings he is accused of orchestrating.

Nigeria's Mend plans to repeat bombings

2011-09-29 13:09

A Nigerian militia group has pledged to repeat an attack it carried out last year which left 12 people dead during the country’s independence day celebrations, a report says.

Terror-accused Okah asks for sunlight

2011-06-21 16:49

Nigerian terror-accused Henry Okah, in solitary confinement in jail, has apparently asked his lawyer to prolong court proceedings so he could see some sunlight.

Mend claims attack on Agip oil facility

2011-03-17 11:23

A Nigerian militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Agip facility in the oil-producing Niger Delta, calling it the start of a new concerted campaign of sabotage targeting the oil industry.

Mend denies fuel depots threat

2011-01-19 14:46

A Nigerian militant group has denied issuing a threat of attacks on fuel depots and transporters, saying it is investigating how the warning has been sent from its email address.

Okah's brother collapses in court

2011-01-18 13:21

The brother of a notorious militant charged with treason over Independence Day twin car bombings in Nigeria’s capital has collapsed in court as his trial was about to start.

Henry Okah to appeal bail decision

2011-01-04 11:47

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah is appealing against a decision to deny him bail in a Randburg court, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Activist: Nigerian military kills up to 150

2010-12-03 14:24

A Nigerian military attack using armed soldiers and aerial bombing runs has killed as many as 150 people in the oil-rich southern delta, an activist says.

Mend denies kidnap gang arrest

2010-11-22 12:44

A Nigerian militant group has denied claims the army has seized dozens of gunmen responsible for a spate of oil-worker kidnappings.

Damning evidence keeps Okah in jail

2010-11-19 13:15

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has failed to convince the court that he is not the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta.

Henry Okah denied bail

2010-11-19 11:40

Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah has been denied bail after failing to convince the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court that he is not the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta.

Nigerian hostage ordeal like prison - American

2010-11-18 18:46

An American oil worker freed along with 18 other hostages by the Nigerian military says the experience was "like being in a prison".

Nigeria’s Mend frees 19 hostages

2010-11-18 11:05

Nigeria’s military has freed 19 hostages in an operation in the country’s main oil-producing region, including Nigerians and foreigners, security sources say.

Mend: 7 oil workers seized

2010-11-16 11:57

Nigeria’s main militant group says it has seized seven oil workers in a raid on an ExxonMobil facility and threatened a major attack.

Nigerian militants release hostage list

2010-11-13 14:28

Nigeria's main militant group in the oil-rich southern delta has released a list of hostages it has taken from an attack on an offshore oil rig.

Okah blamed for oil delta bombs

2010-11-11 09:13

The main suspect behind twin car bombings in Nigeria’s capital Abuja last month was also responsible for bomb attacks in the southern city of Warri in March, the secret service says.

Nigeria intercepts arms shipment

2010-10-26 22:23

Nigeria's secret service says it has intercepted a container holding rocket launchers, grenades and other explosives at the main port of Lagos, mere weeks after deadly car bomb attacks in the capital.

Nigeria to charge Okah's brother

2010-10-20 09:01

Nigeria’s intelligence agency says the brother of an ex-militant leader implicated in this month’s deadly car bombings along with four other would soon be charged over the attacks.

Okah's brother held in Nigeria

2010-10-17 22:04

Nigerian authorities have arrested the brother of ex-militant leader Henry Okah, who have both been implicated in recent deadly car bombings.

Nigeria warned of imminent attack

2010-10-15 18:30

Nigerian militant group Mend has warned of an "imminent" attack in the country's capital, after having claimed responsibility for twin car bombings on Independence Day two weeks ago.

I'm innocent - Okah

2010-10-15 12:23

Former Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah is expected to appear in court for the second day of his bail hearing as he denies any involvement in the October 1 dual car bombing that claimed 12 lives in Nigeria's capital Abuja.

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