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MEND Accuses Shell of Sponsoring UNEP Ogoniland Report

allAfrica.com

Joy Olekanma: 14 August 2011

Port Harcourt — Government for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has on Thursday accused oil giant, Shell of sponsoring the report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the oil spills in Ogoniland.

MEND frowned at the acceptance of the report by President Goodluck Jonathan, adding that the claim by UNEP that it would take 30 years to clean up Ogoni environment was an attempt to reclaim the area for Shell.

The statement, which was signed by MEND spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo said; “The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) views the Shell Petroleum sponsored, U.N report on the degradation of the environment of the Niger Delta and its inhabitants by the deliberately irresponsible activities of western oil companies as a pathetic attempt at trivializing the wave of destruction wrought on the ecology of the Niger delta, the lifestyle and dignity of its people by criminal oil companies occupying the Niger delta forcibly for the sole purpose of plundering the resources of its people. read more

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Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian Delta operations at risk

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Ongoing political and social strife in Nigeria’s delta region continues to affect Royal Dutch Shell’s oil extraction efforts.

Royal Dutch Shell’s major concern remains the militant armed efforts of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, as MEND attacks over the last several years have repeatedly forced Shell to declare force majeure and suspend production.

Royal Dutch Shell’s latest problems stem from a protest by local women in the Niger Delta’s Warri South-West Local Government Area in Escravos demonstrating over the community being bypassed for development, forcing Shell Petroleum Development Co. to shut down its Otumara-Escravos flow station, the Daily Trust reported Thursday. Last week they blocked access to Chevron Corp.’s new Escravos/Warri natural gas pipeline in the area. read more

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Niger Delta peace process ‘dead’ as militants target Shell facility

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) called off its ceasefire just hours before an attack on three fuel pumping stations operated by Royal Dutch Shell. The company confirmed on Monday it was forced to partially shut down production following the sabotage assault on the facilities, in the south-eastern Bayelsa state.

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Nigeria militants ‘end truce in Delta oil region’

BBC NEWS: Mend has carried out many attacks over several years

Saturday, 30 January 2010

A militant group in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta says it is ending the ceasefire it declared last October.

Jomo Gbomo, who said he was a spokesman for the group Mend, said it did not believe the government would restore control of resources to local people.

Mend has demanded that residents be given a greater share in profits from oil resources and land.

It warned oil companies to prepare for what it called an all-out onslaught against installations and personnel.

Analysts say it is not yet clear if this statement comes from the whole of Mend – the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta – or just a faction that did not accept the offer of an amnesty from President Umaru Yar Adua. read more

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Four Shell kidnapped contractors released in Nigeria

Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta denied involvement in the abduction of the contractors.

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Four Shell contractors — three Britons and a Colombian — have been released after being kidnapped a week ago, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The abductions in the oil-rich Niger Delta happened last Tuesday when attackers ambushed a bus in which the four were traveling, according to Rita Inoma, a police spokeswoman in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

The former hostages were doing well, Inoma said. read more

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Shell Nigeria has no reports of attack on facilities

Reuters UK

Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:51pm GMT

LAGOS, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Saturday it had no reports of attacks on facilities operated by its SPDC joint venture in Nigeria, following a claim by militants to have struck an oil pipeline overnight.

“At this time we don’t have reports of our facility being attacked,” a Shell spokesperson said. (For more Reuters Africa coverage and to have your say on the top issues, visit: af.reuters.com/ )

(Reporting by Nick Tattersall; editing by David Stamp) read more

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MEND to resume attacks on Nigerian oil

RADIO NEDERLAND

16 October 2009

The Nigerian rebel group the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, says it will take up arms again and resume attacks on oil production facilities. The group had called a cease-fire in July after Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua offered an unconditional amnesty and released one of MEND’s main leaders Henry Okah. The government says 8,000 MEND commanders and soldiers have taken advantage of the amnesty and turned in their weapons.

However MEND has dismissed the amnesty as a “charade” and says that the government purchased many of the weapons it said had been turned in by rebels. read more

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Attacks Cripple Shell’s Niger Delta Operations

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: IBADAN, Nigeria--Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Saturday it was operating its many facilities in the Niger Delta with a minimum staff following the frequent attacks on its facilities in the region by militants.

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Nigeria’s Main Rebel Group Declares 60-Day Cease-Fire

Sabotage at Shell’s oil plants in the delta region, where it is the largest international producer, is the main reason behind an increase in worker deaths and oil spills last year, the company said at its annual general meeting at The Hague on May 19.

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Shell Gas Plant in Nigeria Attacked by Militants

Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria’s main militant group said it attacked a gas plant operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s second-largest oil company.

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Nigerian kidnappers release photos of British oil workers

Two British oil workers kidnapped in Nigeria four months ago are alive and well, the militant group holding them has said.

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Gunmen abduct Scottish oil worker in Nigeria

A security contractor said the man was working for an oil services firm when he was seized by unidentified gunmen in the city of Port Harcourt.

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Gunmen attack Nigerian navy near Shell oil facility

Unknown gunmen attacked a navy houseboat in southern Nigeria protecting a Royal Dutch Shell crude oil flow station on Friday, a military spokesman said.

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Nigerian Security Forces Kill Six Attackers in Delta (Update1)

Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Nigerian security forces killed six unidentified gunmen in the oil-rich Niger Delta region and recovered weapons used by the attackers, a military spokesman said.

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Nigeria militants threaten new “oil war” if attacked

In September MEND staged what it called a six-day "oil war," attacking oil installations and forcing Royal Dutch Shell to warn it might not be able to meet all its export commitments from Nigeria.

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Nigeria Militant Group Free Ukrainian Hostage, Hold Two Britons

Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The main militant group in Nigeria's oil region said it freed a Ukrainian and three Nigerian hostages, while still holding two British nationals.

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