Category Archives: Gulf of Guinea

Defence and Security in an Election Year: Nigeria’s Security Environment

With less than a year to go before Nigeria’s general elections, it is pertinent to think about the defence and security issues that should be troubling the Federations leadership. As the most populous African nation and the continents biggest economy … Continue reading

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Avengers Assemble: Renewed Conflict in the Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have in a short space of time wrought havoc on the Nigerian oil industry with a series of well targeted and executed attacks that have reduced Nigeria’s production from 2.2m barrels per day to 1.4m … Continue reading

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When at break of day at a riverside: Niger Delta Militancy in 2016

Recent attacks in the Niger Delta would indicate that security will once more become a national and international strategic issue. Timeline of events: 14th January: The Federal High Court, Lagos issued an arrest warrant for Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) a … Continue reading

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28 January Gunmen attacked a 24 inch Agip Manifold carrying gas and crude oil in KPONGBOKIRI, BRASS LGA, BAYELSA State with small arms and explosives causing a large oil spill, leading to a drop in production of 16,000 barrels according … Continue reading

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