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Niger Delta

Militant groups battling the Nigerian Government over control of oil.


From Wikipedia: Conflict in the Niger Delta:
The current conflict in the Niger Delta arose in the early 1990s over tensions between the foreign oil corporations and a number of the Niger Delta's minority ethnic groups who felt they were being exploited, particularly the Ogoni and the Ijaw... Competition for oil wealth has fueled violence between innumerable ethnic groups, causing the militarization of nearly the entire region by ethnic militia groups as well as Nigerian military and police forces (notably the Nigerian Mobile Police).
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Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 95.7 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 4
WFP Hunger Map: 9 % undernourished
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BB
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
News up to: Fire razes Warri roundabout market 02/19 FG seeks communities’ synergy to complete Sapele-Agbor-Ewu road 02/19 Cattle grazing: Ijaw elders condemn attack on protesters in Bayelsa 02/19 Osinbajo’s visit to the Niger Delta has brought peace – Loyibo 02/19 Niger Delta: stakeholders commend FG on proposed modular refineries 02/19 Searching for a partner? 02/18 Nigeria’s dying languages, Warri carry last 02/18 A tale of two maritime universities 02/18 How yet unknown assassins killed my mother ten years ago – Ofene, N-Delta environmentalist 02/18 Okorocha-Obiano tirade: Good for Ndigbo 02/17 Luxury bus plunges into Owode river in Ikorodu 02/17 State Records 58% Decrease in Pipeline Vandalism in Niger Delta 02/17 ICYMI: N8.5bn fraud: Atewe gave N35m to Winners’ Chapel – Witness 02/17 NNPC Reports N197 Billion Trading Loss for 2016 02/17 OML 30 - Delta Govt Parleys Host Communities, Sets Up 36-Man Committee 02/16 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 02/16 Ogoni clean-up: FG launches soil mgt centre, engages 1,200 women 02/16 Nigeria court: Forfeit $110 million linked to oil minister 02/16 Lawyer Seeks Expulsion of Erue As Delta APC Chairman 02/16 Host community to oil firm: Give us 40% of contracts or forget new drilling project 02/16 Delta govt urged to audit DESOPADEC’s account 02/16 Kwankwaso cannot reconcile with Ganduje – Garkuwa 02/15 Nigeria Loses $100 Billion Revenue to Pipelines Sabotage - Kachikwu 02/15 No Need for Panic Buying of Fuel - State Oil Firm 02/15 Govt Orders Contractors of Abandoned Projects in Niger Delta Back to Site 02/15 Osinbajo Blames Current Hardship On Corruption 02/15 Pipeline vandalism: NSCDC seek cooperation of host communities 02/15 Kachikwu Unveils 20-Point Plan On Ending Militancy in the N'Delta 02/15 Oil attacks in 2016 cost Nigeria up to $100 bn: minister 02/15 Lawyer seeks expulsion of Erue as Delta APC chairman 02/15 Oil production now two million barrels daily – Kachikwu 02/15 Breaking: Ex-militant leader, hoodlums attack, wound protesters in Bayelsa 02/14 Barber shoots police officer dead in Delta 02/14 UEFA Champions League: Week 1 Round of 16 fixtures 02/14 Govt to Pursue Fresh Devt Vision in N-Delta - Osinbajo 02/14 Woman Who Allegedly Drugged, Robbed Medical Doctor Has Multiple Identities On Social Media 02/14 FG to work with illegal oil refiners – Osinbajo 02/14 Nigeria declares pollution in southern city an emergency, closes plant 02/14 Ogoni Clean-up will cost $1b, Niger Delta needs a new vision says Osinbajo 02/14 Nigeria: Nigeria Secures $1 Billion From SPDC to Develop Niger Delta - Osinbajo 02/14 Grazing: Hoodlums attack, wound protesters in Bayelsa 02/14 Decision to provide grazing land taken at security council meeting —Dickson 02/14 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 02/14 NPA, Intels trade tackles over N403bn debt 02/14 Nigeria loses $100b revenue to pipelines sabotage —Kachikwu 02/14 Nigeria: Up to $100 billion lost from oil militant attacks 02/14 20 Points agenda to end militancy, vandalism in Niger Delta — Kachikwu (VIDEO INCLUDED) 02/14 No party can defeat PDP in Bayelsa –Dickson 02/14 Doctor Drugged By Lady - Car, Laptop, Phone Stolen 02/13 Oiling Amnesty Programme - Stamping Out Any Form of Unrest in the Niger Delta 02/13 Nigeria: Heroes Sparkle Amid Gloom in Nigeria's Refugee Camps 02/13 Bayelsa’s allocation of land to herdsmen: No going back on protest —Ijaw mothers 02/13 N'Delta Stakeholders Warn Against Open Destruction of Illegal Refineries 02/13 Group wants Kachikwu made Petroleum minister 02/13 Niger Delta Activist Calls for Expedient Trial of Corrupt Public Officers 02/13 Boko Haram ambush kills seven Nigerian soldiers 02/13 GE proposes investment in Nigerian refineries 02/13 Group knocks NIMASA boss over Maritime varsity funding 02/13 Okowa confirms Niger Delta Voice’s exclusive on S-South govs 02/13 FG to pursue fresh devt vision in N-Delta —Osinbajo 02/13 ATEKE to Reps: Warn PH Refinery to stop polluting our community 02/13 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 02/13 N/Delta must not continue to be backward — Osinbajo 02/13 Bayelsa govt alleges plot to disrupt Dickson’s re-election anniversary 02/13 NNPC to import more petrol 02/13 How I Was Drugged, Robbed By Lady I Met On Social Media - Medical Doctor 02/13 BREAKING: Traditional rulers, Uduaghan, others attend Ibori’s thanksgiving service 02/12 Oiling Amnesty Programme: Stamping out any form of unrest in the Niger Delta 02/12 Prioritise your projects, House of Representative advises Niger Delta Ministry 02/12 Doctor drugged by lady; car, laptop, phone stolen 02/12 I’m not a thief, claims Ibori 02/12 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 02/12 Insurance companies fared well compared to other sectors – Adeduro 02/12 I’m not opposed to Maritime Varsity —Peterside 02/12 Biafra: The greatest strength, weakness Igbo have, by Sir Chukwu 02/11 Osinbajo in Bayelsa, Proposes New Vision for Niger Delta 02/11 FG ready to develop Niger Delta – Acting President Osinbajo 02/11 ‘Niger Delta will have a better deal under President Muhammadu Buhari.’ 02/11 Word of Life hosts special Sunday Service 02/11 Nigeria and its interaction with religious forces 02/11 IYC, INC, Others Endorse Bayelsa Cattle Ranch, Flay Critics 02/10 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 02/10 Osinbajo visits Yenagoa amidst tight security 02/10 Security beefed up as Ag President Osinbajo visits Bayelsa 02/10 Why pipeline vandalism persists in N-Delta, by ex-militant leader 02/10 Herdsmen barricade Delta road, rob passengers 02/10 Osinbajo Resumes Peace Talks in N’Delta, to Meet Bayelsa Leaders Today 02/10 PHOTOS: Osinbajo visits Bayelsa 02/10 Nigeria: Suspected Vandals Invade Bayelsa Speaker's Community, Kill One, Raze Houses 02/09 Alleged diversion of N3bn Amnesty cash: EFCC seizes 6 N-Delta militants’ property 02/09 What Jonathan did in first 100 days that Buhari’s APC did not do – Reno 02/09 Nigerian soldiers filmed beating up disabled man 02/09 RMAFC Okays New Tax Policy 02/09 Osinbajo to visit Niger Delta for peace talks 02/09 Peter’s Mission offers free medical treatment to Warri prison inmates 02/09 Ijaw celebrate J. P. Clark 02/09 Do they know? 02/08 7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters 02/08 To end Kaduna crisis, punish perpetrators – Sanusi 02/08 RMAFC endorses new national tax policy 02/08