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Oil Rivers

 (oil)
A large delta region of the Niger River in southern Nigeria. The Oil Rivers Protectorate was administered by the British Royal Niger Company from 1885 to 1893.

Oil Rivers

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(Placename) the delta of the Niger River in S Nigeria
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THE Senate Committee on Niger Delta has warned contractors handling some flagship projects of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to desist from the acts capable of aggravating the challenges confronting the Niger Delta Region and Nigeria.
The Federal Government has secured a $10 billion private sector investment plan designed to fast-track the development of infrastructure and social wellbeing of the people of the Niger Delta region.
The amnesty programme began in June 2006 and its targets were armed youths in the Niger Delta encouraging them to surrender their weapons in return for training and re-habilitation by the federal government.
He is even more visible within the corpus of writing we today label Niger Delta literature--a literature not only combative but gradually becoming programmatic and ritualistic.
His thesis on oil as an 'ancestral promise of wealth' grounds this work in the discipline of anthropology, and takes the discussion of conflict and insurgency in the Niger Delta well beyond conventional explanations that dwell majorly on environmental degradation, economic deprivation and local resource control.
Summary: A ceasefire with Niger Delta rebels could help to end the attacks on oil installations that are devastating the Nigerian economy.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Nigerian army accompanied ground offensives with aerial bombardment of suspected Boko Haram sites in the Sambisa forest and illegal oil refineries in the Niger Delta region.
A spokesperson for the group announced: "We are going to continue the observation of our unannounced cessation of hostilities in the Niger Delta against all interests of the multinational oil corporations.
Chemex Modular LLC, a supplier of modular refinery and gas processing equipment, has reached terms in principle with its long-time client and business partner, Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd, to expand Niger Delta's present refining capacity.
WARRI, Nigeria: A splinter group of Nigerian oil militants accuses former President Goodluck Jonathan and other politicians in the oil-rich Niger Delta of sponsoring attacks on oil installations that have slashed the West African nation's petroleum production.
Jonathan said Sunday the militants known as the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta have threatened his life.
On Friday, the oil militants, the Niger Delta Avengers, claimed responsibility for the attacks.