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Nigerian oil militants declare ceasefire, ready to negotiate

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WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s leading oil militants have declared a conditional ceasefire in attacks that are losing the West African nation a million barrels of oil a day. The Niger Delta Avengers also say they are willing to negotiate a peace deal. A statement posted on the group’s website and dated Saturday says they will continue an undeclared “cessation ...

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Nigeria using power, persuasion to curb oil militant attacks

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s government has resumed paying stipends to former militants even as security forces’ air and ground assaults have reportedly killed scores of fighters disrupting petroleum production in the oil-rich Niger Delta. President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is using power and persuasion in a bid to halt attacks on oil installations that have cut production from 2.2 million ...

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Nigerian oil militants claim attack on Agip pipeline

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian oil militants say they have blown up a crude oil pipeline belonging to Italian oil company Agip in Bayelsa state. The Niger Delta Avengers made the claim on their website Friday. Such attacks targeting the oil industry in the Niger Delta have caused Nigeria to lose its position as Africa’s largest oil producer. Desmond Agu, ...

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