Nigeria's ruling party declares incumbent Goodluck Jonathan its presidential candidate, reports CNN's Christian Purefoy.
The Nigerian military acknowledged Sunday that civilians may have been "caught in the crossfire" last week during an operation to root out criminal gangs in the country's Delta State.
Oil and gas entrepreneur Wale Tinubu says the continent is evolving and that good governance is spreading.
As the chief executive of oil and gas giant Oando, Wale Tinubu is one of Nigeria's most powerful business leaders.
An armed militant group is claiming that it has attacked an oil pipeline in the Niger Delta region.
The Nigerian army has arrested a militant gang leader believed to be behind the kidnapping of 19 people, authorities said Saturday.
Rebels in the oil-rich Niger Delta region said Friday they will launch new raids on oil installations to seize more hostages after Nigerian authorities freed 19 who had been seized.
Nigerian authorities have freed 19 hostages seized by rebels in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, a military spokesman said Thursday.
Nigeria's military has ordered an incursion into militant camps in the oil-rich Niger Delta region after violence flared up again with attacks against oil companies and foreign workers, a military spokesman said Saturday.
Five more people will face criminal charges this week in Nigeria, suspected of being linked to deadly car bombings earlier this month in the oil-rich nation's capital, a spokeswoman for Nigeria's secret service told CNN Tuesday.
A Niger Delta leader arrested in South Africa after a bombing in Nigeria will be held separately from other prisoners until a bail hearing next week, his lawyer said Tuesday.
A militant group claims responsibility for a pair of car bombs that rocked celebrations in Nigeria.
The court date of a man held after deadly bombings in Nigeria has been postponed because of fears about his safety in custody, his lawyer said Monday.
CNN's Christian Purefoy explains MEND, the group that claimed responsibility for Nigeria's recent bombings.
Three people have been arrested in Nigeria and are being questioned in connection with the Friday blasts that killed 12 and injured 50 in the nation's capital, a spokesman for President Goodluck Jonathan said Saturday.
A militant group said it carried out the car bombing that rippled through Nigeria's capital Abuja Friday, a blast that killed eight people and wounded 21 others.
Independence day celebrations are marred by a deadly blast in Abuja, Nigeria. CNN's Isha Sesay reports.
It is a long journey from the Niger Delta to the concert halls of the United States, but it is one that Nneka is taking in her stride.
Nigerian singer-songwriter Nneka talks about love and injustice in Africa.
The young man, his body glistening with black oil and sweat, poured more oil onto the fire. The flames roared, heating two barrels of oil to explosive temperatures. He escaped to a safer distance, a slight smile breaking his grim face -- he had survived.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on the dangers of Nigeria's illegal oil refineries.
Nigeria's Niger Delta is one of the most oil-polluted places on the planet with more than 6,800 recorded oil spills, accounting for anywhere from 9 million to 13 million barrels of oil spilled, according to activist groups.
Nigeria's Niger Delta has suffered from 50 years of oil spills. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Nigeria's acting president took the oath of office Thursday morning, hours after Africa's most populous nation woke up to news its elected leader Umaru Yar'Adua had died after a long illness.
CNN's Christian Purefoy looks back at the life of Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua.
Nigeria's ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua, who gave amnesty to armed militants in the troubled oil-rich Niger Delta region, died Wednesday, the country's information minister said. He was 58.
Rebels in oil-rich Nigeria say they have set off an explosion at a pipeline in the southern part of the country.
Two blasts shook a Nigerian government office Monday shortly after a rebel group sent out a message that it had planted bombs around the building, according to officials.
A previously unknown armed group said Friday it attacked a Nigerian oil pipeline this week on the first full day in office for Nigeria's new acting president.
Nigeria's Port Harcourt International Airport is buzzing with unusual activity. And perhaps for the first time it's not the departure hall that is attracting all of the attention.
Last year's inaugural Prix Pictet photography award for environmental sustainability produced a stunning shortlist of photos.
Nigeria offers amnesty to militants in the Niger Delta but many are still skeptical. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
The crowd of young men gathered around as police officers unloaded a small arsenal from the bed of a truck: buckets of bullets, boxes and boxes of machine guns and rocket launchers.
Nigeria's Central Bank governor has injected more than $2.5 billion into five Nigerian banks and fired their managing directors and has vowed to hold bank officers to high professional and ethical standards.
Nigeria's government is shaking up the country's banking sector to avoid a meltdown. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Nigerian rebels call for a cease-fire after the government releases one of its leaders. CNN's Christian Purefoy reports.
Nigerian militants threatened to end their cease-fire not long after it began Wednesday because they claimed the government was threatening one of their camps.
The imprisoned leader of the Nigerian militant group MEND has accepted an unconditional amnesty offer from the government, his lawyer said Friday.
A Nigerian militant group claimed Wednesday it sabotaged oil pipelines in the country's oil-rich southern Niger Delta, but the country's military denies the assertion.
Nigerian militants said Monday they had blown up an oil pipeline and captured six crew members of a chemical tanker.
Nigeria's state oil company rejected criticism from a leading human rights group Wednesday, calling an Amnesty International report "inaccurate."
Nigeria's main militant group said Friday it destroyed another oil pipeline owned and operated by a foreign company in the Niger Delta region.
Nigeria's main militant group issued a veiled threat Monday against an upcoming world football tournament that is tentatively scheduled to take place in the west African nation later this year.
A Nigerian militant group said Friday that it has freed a British hostage.
A militant group operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria said Monday that it had destroyed several major oil pipelines in response to a military offensive.
Nigeria's military has rescued 18 hostages held by militants in its oil-rich Niger Delta region, a military spokesman said Monday.
Fighting erupted Wednesday between Nigerian soldiers and armed militants in the country's oil-rich southern Niger Delta, both sides said.
The head of a shipping company describes the experience of being hijacked. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Incident details: "Armed pirates chased, boarded and hijacked a fishing trawler underway" southeast of Mogadishu, Somalia. "Several persons armed with machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and machetes attempting to climb onboard with use of rope" at Lagos anchorage, Nigeria.
Residents of this small town in Nigeria's oil-rich delta region fled after fighting over scant resources reduced their homes to rubble and turned their neighbors into foes.
Lisa Ling travels to the Niger Delta, where the thirst for oil has created a deadly situation.
Trash litters its cities. Electricity is sporadic at best. There is no clean water. Medical and educational services are limited. Basic infrastructure is severely lacking.
A rebel group in Nigeria said it sabotaged two oil pipelines in southern Nigeria on Monday.
A Nigerian militant group issued a statement Wednesday saying it will destroy major oil pipelines "within the next 30 days" to disassociate itself from a government pipeline protection deal.
Leaders in a volatile region of Nigeria have agreed to participate in government-backed talks intended to stop attacks on the country's oil industry, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
A Nigerian rebel movement blamed for an number of recent attacks on the African country's oil industry announced a unilateral truce Sunday after an appeal for negotiations by tribal leaders.
Christian Purefoy reports on rebel activity in Nigeria that helps drive up the price of gas.
Violence in oil-rich southern Nigeria is having a ripple effect thousands of miles away -- at gas stations in the United States.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on rebel activity in Nigeria that is contributing to higher gas prices .
Oil traders awaited an inventory report early Thursday that could push crude prices back to the $100 mark and continue a six-year, five-fold spike in oil prices driven by surging demand and limited supply.
Authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew Friday in the heart of Nigeria's oil region, where security forces and gang members have clashed in battles that left dozens feared dead.
Three-year-old British girl Margaret Hill is recovering in Nigeria after she was released by kidnappers who had held her for four days.
3 year old girl set free
Gunmen who kidnapped a 3-year-old British girl in Nigeria have demanded money and talks to secure her release are about to start, the girl's mother said on Friday.
Oil edged higher Wednesday, supported by low U.S. fuel inventories and expectations of strong gasoline demand in the world's top consumer.
Oil prices were flat Tuesday, hovering near a 10-month high posted in the previous session on concerns that a strike call in Nigeria could further cut crude output in the world's eighth-biggest oil exporter.
Four Americans working off the coast of southern Nigeria were abducted by unknown kidnappers overnight, an oil company official said Wednesday.
Just days after a presidential election marred by accusations of violence, fraud and voter intimidation, CNN's Isha Sesay sat down with Nigerian ruler Olusegun Obasanjo. In the exclusive interview, the former general defended the election and his administration's record on battling corruption. With just weeks remaining in office he reflects on his eight-year rule and looks forward to returning to his family farm.
Blesso Amakiri, a logistics manager at Smit Nigeria in Port Harcourt, canceled an order for a new SUV in early March. Amakiri, 42, whose company operates tugboats in the oil-rich Niger River delta, reckoned he might be laid off, now that more than a fifth of Nigeria's oil production has been shut down by unrest in the region. Late last month he lost his job.
Twenty-four recently freed Filipino hostages safely arrived home to Manila Saturday after militants held them captive for 25 days in a clandestine jungle camp in Nigeria.
A group of 24 Filipino hostages kidnapped more than three weeks ago have been freed, a spokesman for Baco-Liner, their employer, said Tuesday.
A Nigerian government spokesman on Monday accused CNN of paying for and staging a report that showed 24 Filipino hostages being held by masked gunmen in the remote mangrove swamps of southern Nigeria.
Splashing across the murky waters of southern Nigeria in a speedboat, I suddenly found myself in one of the scariest positions of my journalistic career: masked militants firing machine guns at me and my crew.
In the remote mangrove swamps of southern Nigeria, 24 Filipino hostages appeared frightened and disheveled. Around them, dozens of militants, dressed in black and wearing black ski masks, danced wildly and fired their automatic weapons into the air.
Oil prices climbed back above $64 barrel, then settled below that level after a government report revealed a bigger than forecast drop in crude stocks along with a jump in inventories of other products.
A German oil contractor was kidnapped Thursday in the Nigerian oil city of Port Harcourt in the southeast Niger Delta region, police said.
On April 29, a call from a mobile phone detonated a car bomb near an oil refinery in the southern Nigerian city of Warri. No one was killed, but the effects of the blast were felt as far away as Be...
Nigerian militants on Wednesday staged a bloody attack on an oil facility in the Port Harcourt area, abducting five South Korean oil workers to be held until two imprisoned local leaders are freed from jail, militants told CNN.
Three foreign oil workers kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt have been freed, the Italian oil and gas company Eni SPA said Friday, according to Italian media.
Nigerian militants claimed Saturday that they detonated a car bomb outside an oil refinery in Warri.
A Nigerian group has claimed responsibility for the abduction of nine foreign workers during its attack on an oil facility Saturday.
Oil prices held steady before climbing further above $58 a barrel Wednesday after the Energy Information Administration reported that crude stockpiles rose, but that the supply of distillates used for heating fell.
The Nigerian government has signed a cease-fire with three rebel groups that had been targeting foreign oil companies and their workers in the Niger Delta region, government officials said Friday.
Oil prices closed at record highs for a third straight session on Tuesday, despite a pledge to increase production by Saudi Arabia, a top exporter in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Royal Dutch/Shell has taken responsibility for contributing to the fighting and corruption in oil-rich Nigeria.
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