Boeing Co.’s decision to slow output of the new 747-8 model is complicating Cargolux Airlines International SA’s fleet-renewal plans as Europe’s biggest freight-only carrier standardizes around the upgraded jumbo.
Nigerian troops freed 19 hostages held by militants in the oil-rich Niger River delta yesterday and handed them over to their employers at a military base in the port city of Port Harcourt, a military commander said.
A state government’s plan to tear down waterfront slums in Nigeria’s southern oil-industry hub of Port Harcourt may leave more than 200,000 people homeless, Amnesty International said in a report released today.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, the main armed group in Nigeria’s southern oil region, blamed the government for the death of one of its former commanders, Soboma George, shot dead by unknown gunmen in the oil hub of Port Harcourt .
An alliance of Nigerian opposition groups and splits in the ruling People’s Democratic Party are threatening to leave Goodluck Jonathan as a lame-duck president with fading chances of winning re-election in 2015.