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Shell in Nigeria shuts in 25,000 bpd of oil

Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell said Monday it has shut in 25,000 barrels per day of crude in a southern Nigerian oil field due to spills caused by sabotage and theft. “The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has shut in production from Imo River Field due to a…

British dignitaries warned away from car-bombed Nigerian independence parade

British dignitaries due to attend Nigerian independence celebrations stayed away from the event marred by two nearby car bombs, a spokesman said Saturday, amid a report there were warnings of attacks. The confirmation that the Duke of Gloucester and the rest of the British delegation did not attend came after…