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JUST IN: Pirates Kidnap 10 Sailors In Niger Delta

Pirates have kidnapped 10 sailors from a merchant ship off the coast of southern Nigeria in the latest attack in the restive region, the International Maritime Bureau said on Thursday. “A bulk carrier underway was attacked and boarded by six pirates from a small boat. Ten crew members were reported missing. The remaining crew onboard sailed the vessel to a safe port,” the IMB said in a statement. The kidnapping happened around 32 nautical miles south of Brass last week in the Niger Delta, a growing piracy hotspot in…

Breaking: Militants Kidnap Four Britons In Delta

Suspected militants have kidnapped four British nationals in Delta state. Confirming the incident, Chief Theo Fakama, from the local Enukorowa community, said the foreigners had been providing “free medical care and religious activities” in the Burutu area of the state. It was learnt that the Britons had brought succour to residents of the community for the past three years. Spokesman for Delta state police, Andrew Aniamaka, who spoke to newsmen said, “The victims are of British nationality, two of whom are a…

Edwin Clark Making ‘Immoral’ Demands From Buhari After Wasting 6yrs Under Jonathan – N/Delta Groups

A coalition of Niger Delta groups has lampooned Ijaw National leader, Chief Edwin Clark over his November 1 ultimatum to the Federal Government to constitute negotiation team on demands of the Niger Delta. The WHISTLER recalls that Clark had, on the platform of Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), warned government against testing the patience of youths in the region. “Human endurance has a limit beyond which one cannot predict what the outcome will be. We submitted a 16-point demand to Mr. President on November 1, 2016,…

Fani-Kayode, Group Beg Atiku To Return To PDP

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Tuesday, urged former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, to dump the All Progressives Congress, APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Fani Kayode’s call followed Atiku’s criticism of the APC over its failure to organise statutory meetings for the organs of the party. Fani-Kayode, on his Twitter page, described the APC as “divided and dying” and hailed Atiku as “a man of courage”. He wrote: “The @APCNigeria is divided and is dying. I call on @atiku,a man of courage,…