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Nigeria won't pay ransom for hostages

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 18 (UPI) -- Nigeria won't pay a ransom to the militant group Boko Haram to release seven kidnapped members of a French family, four of them children, an official said.

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NDPF leader doubts government can stop Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- NDPF leader is doubtful of the government's ability to contain Boku Haram.

Analysis: Nigeria losing 650,000 bpd

Increased violence has caused Nigerian oil output to decline by 650,000 barrels per day, according to the West African country's vice president.

Analysis: Nigeria busts oil-stealing ring

Nigerian security officials said they discovered a complex oil-stealing scheme involving a secret oil pipeline through a militant camp and onto a private jetty.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: Nigeria, China boost energy ties

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua is visiting energy-hungry China this week to talk ways of broadening their already extensive oil and gas ties.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Nigeria remains tough on gas flaring

Foreign oil firms in Nigeria are lobbying for the government to extend its deadline for an end to the wasteful practice of gas flaring, a request the government appears disinclined to grant.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: Nigeria's resource curse

Nigerian Vice President Jonathan Goodluck shocked his colleagues and countrymen this week when he referred to his country's oil wealth as an economic curse to his country over the last 50 years.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

GAIL to buy LNG plant in Nigeria

NEW DELHI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- State-run Gas Authority of India Ltd. said it plans to buy a stake in a liquefied natural gas plant in Nigeria.

Analysis: Nigeria looks for outside help?

Nigeria’s vice president has asked the United Nations to assist the government’s efforts to stop the flow of illegal arms to the oil-rich Niger Delta, though he stressed Abuja did not want to internationalize the issue.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: Hostages freed in Nigeria

Six Russian hostages, held prisoner by militants in the Niger Delta, were freed after more than two months amid gang violence in Port Harcourt that left at least 15 dead.

Nigeria seeks foreign help in Niger Delta

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 1 (UPI) -- Nigeria's new president is looking to foreign consulting firms to help with persistent violence plaguing the Niger Delta.
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