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Niger Delta Avengers Unleash Fresh Attack On Pipelines

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The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group leading the attacks on oil installations, has blown up pipelines belonging to Chevron and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Mudoch Agbinibo, spokesman of the group, disclosed this in a brief statement.“At 10pm Niger Delta Avengers blew up Chevron Well 10 close to Otunana flow station,” he said. “Other attacks were carried out at 11:15pm. Nigerdelta Avengers blow up NPDC Manifold close to Banta and two PPMC/NNPC crude oil trunk Lines.”

The military confirmed the attacks happened at about 10:00 pm (2100 GMT) on Monday in the Batan and Makarava areas of Delta State. “The Monday night attack was an oil well head located at Makarava community, which is being operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited,” he said, asking for his name to be withheld.

The chairman of the Batan community, Ogugu Dickson, added: “We heard three blasts at about 10:00 pm last night and this morning (Tuesday) we sent out the pipeline surveillance team to go and confirm details of the incident. “From findings by the team, an NPDC (Nigerian Petroleum Development Company) manifold was blown up while an NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) pipeline, which is about 800 metres from the manifold, was also blown up.” The NPDC is a subsidiary of Nigeria’s state-run oil firm the NNPC and is involved in oil and gas exploration and production. Militants from the Niger Delta Avengers have previously used Twitter to claim responsibility but their account @NDAvengers was marked as suspended. The group said on Sunday it had sabotaged an NNPC pipeline, two belonging to the NPDC and two Chevron-operated oil wells in Delta state over the weekend. The attacks broke a relative lull in violence in the delta region that has hit production, exacerbating a wider financial crisis in Nigeria caused by low global oil prices.

Nigeria’s government has made moves to end the attacks, including a reported ceasefire, although the rebels denied being party to it. The resumption of violence has been prompted by a combination of factors, including dire poverty in the region and the end of a government amnesty programme for former militants active in the 2000s.

 

 

Source: vanguard.ng, www.cable.ng

Photo Credit: deltabreed.com

 

 

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Banky W Elated After Undergoing 4th Successful Surgery For Skin Cancer

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Nigerian singer and politician Banky W is celebrating a victory! After successfully battling skin cancer for over 10 years, he recently underwent his fourth surgery for the disease.

On May 23rd, 2024, Banky W shared a heartfelt message on his Instagram.

The singer posted a video showing glimpses of his recovery journey. His wife, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, was like a pillar of support by his side. In a lengthy message alongside the video, Banky W encouraged anyone facing challenges. He expressed his faith that things would ultimately work out.

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Kanayo O. Kanayo Reacts To Ban On Ritual Scenes In Nollywood

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Nigeria’s entertainment industry is buzzing with criticism over the government’s new rules for movies, music videos, and comedy skits. The government puts limitations on what can be shown in these forms of entertainment. This includes things like “money rituals,” “ritual killings,” and the use of tobacco products.

Big names in Nigerian entertainment are not happy about these rules. Renowned actor Kanayo O. Kanayo slammed the move as “arrant nonsense.” He questioned why the Minister of Arts and Culture, Barrister Hannatu Musa Musawa, would support such restrictions on creative freedom for filmmakers.

Veteran musician Mike Okri even suggested the government might be trying to hold back the entire film industry with these new regulations.

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I Was Collecting N4000 For A Lead Role – Lateef Adedimeji

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Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji recently appeared on comedian Teju Babyface’s podcast, “Deep Dive.” He reminisced about his early days in the Nigerian film industry. He openly shared some of the financial realities he faced as a budding actor.

Lateef Adedimeji revealed that early on, in 2014, he was offered a lead role for a mere N4,000. This low payment reflected his position as a newcomer still trying to establish himself. However, things started to look up for him the following year.

By 2015, Adedimeji’s experience and talent began to be recognised, and his pay rose significantly. He mentioned roles in that timeframe that commanded fees between N100,000 and N200,000—a substantial increase from his initial starting point.

This discussion on the podcast highlights the challenges faced by many aspiring actors, who often have to accept lower pay until their talent and experience are recognised by the industry. Adedimeji’s story offers a glimpse into the perseverance and dedication it takes to navigate the early stages of an acting career.

“If I tell people that I wasn’t collecting N100,000, N200,000 until 2015/16, a lot of people would not believe me. Before then, the highest I collected for a lead role was either N4,000, N5,000, or N10,000. I was paid that low back in 2014 because it was more like a learning process.”

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