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Niger Delta

Militant groups battling the Nigerian Government over control of oil.

Summary

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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Stats:

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
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dailytrust.com.ng Pro-Jonathan groups call off solidarity rally at last minute 08/01
punchng.com Asari-Dokubo’s comments over attack on Buhari reckless – CNPP 08/01
dailytrust.com.ng Buhari: Dokubo-Asari petitions DSS 08/01
vanguardngr.com Ijaw musical maestro, King Ebizimor, driver die in Warri crash 08/01
vanguardngr.com Ugborodo peace treaty under threat 08/01
dailytrust.com.ng ACF: Abuja pro-Jonathan rally ill-timed 07/31
vanguardngr.com Alleged non-empowerment: Ex-militants vow to disrupt Shell operations 07/31
dailytrust.com.ng First lady: I’m not related to dead Ijaw youth 07/31
punchng.com Police recover part of robbery victim’s stolen cash 07/31
allafrica.com Two Cars Burnt, As Ugborodo Crisis Deepens 07/31
punchng.com Don’t sell your votes for rice, cash gifts -Delta Senator 07/31
vanguardngr.com MOU: NPDC gets 14 days ultimatum on OML 30 07/31
allafrica.com Kano Blast - Boko Haram Blamed for Six Deaths 07/31
allafrica.com Environment Minister Demands End to Bonga Oil Spill Crises 07/31
allafrica.com Tunisia: Libyan Militants Seize Benghazi Special Forces Base 07/31
dailytrust.com.ng Gunmen kidnap senator’s mother in Bayelsa 07/31
voanews.com Nigeria Ex-VP Unhappy With Security Situation 07/31
punchng.com Youths suspend Abuja pro-Jonathan rally over insecurity 07/31
punchng.com Delta cops recover stolen money 07/31
punchng.com Youths, contractor clash over compensation, poor work 07/31
vanguardngr.com Ex-militants warn against termination of amnesty programme 07/31
vanguardngr.com Dolphins, Enyimba for Federation Cup final 07/31
punchng.com Pro-Jonathan campaigners bow to ACF, suspend Abuja rally 07/31
dailytrust.com.ng Jonathan shoudn’t have condemned attack on Buhari, Dokubo says 07/30
bbc.co.uk Cameroon army officers sacked 07/30
online.wsj.com Eni Hit by Nigeria Pipeline Sabotage 07/30
france24.com Fourth female suicide bomber targets Nigerian city 07/30
vanguardngr.com Burutu group seeks Jonathan’s intervention in EPZ crisis 07/30
thenational.ae Female suicide bomber in Nigeria kills six 07/30
reuters.com Fourth female suicide bomber hits Nigeria's Kano, kills six 07/30
punchng.com I’m not related to dead Ijaw youth -Patience Jonathan 07/30
dailytrust.com.ng Cameroon fires two army officers after Boko Haram raids 07/30
punchng.com JTF storms port, apprehends oil thieves, intercepts vessels 07/30
aljazeera.com Female suicide bomber kills six in Nigeria 07/30
bbc.co.uk Six dead in Nigeria college blast 07/30
vanguardngr.com First lady disowns drowned Christopher Awai 07/30
punchng.com Groups hold pro-Jonathan rally today, ACF kicks 07/30
dailytrust.com.ng 2015: Pro-Jonathan groups plans mass rally in Abuja 07/30
dailytrust.com.ng Dokubo attacking Buhari on Jonathan’s behalf - Kawu 07/29
dailytrust.com.ng CNPP: Dokubo’s comment on Buhari height of recklessness 07/29
dailytrust.com.ng ‘Oil thieves tempting JTF with heavy offers’ 07/29
punchng.com Police parade female cult member, armed robbers in Delta 07/29
vanguardngr.com NDN lauds Jonathan, Mu’azu 07/29
voanews.com Cholera Kills Over 200 in Northern Cameroon 07/29
grnlive.com Nigeria to Cameroon Wracked by Islamist Militant Attacks 07/29
news2.onlinenigeria.com Suspects Claim Asari Dokubo Hired Them To Kill Buhari 07/29
vanguardngr.com For eight challenged Deltans, it’s time to walk 07/29
news2.onlinenigeria.com Cameroon army officers sacked after Boko Haram attacks 07/29
news2.onlinenigeria.com "The life of Buhari is not important" - Asari Dokubo blasts Jonathan over statement on Buhari 07/29
punchng.com Dokubo-Asari faults Jonathan’s comments on Buhari 07/29
punchng.com Police nab female cult member, robbers 07/29
allafrica.com Nigeria Can Explode Anytime, Warns Ex-Ohanaeze Leader 07/29
dailytrust.com.ng ‘Nothern leaders have solution to insurgency in North’ 07/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: Five Feared Dead As Nigerian Troops, Shiite Muslims Clash in Zaria Over Gaza Conflict 07/28
allafrica.com Nigeria: Oil Theft - JTF Commander Pleads for More Gunboats 07/28
dawn.com Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s deputy PM 07/28
allafrica.com Dokubo Blasts Buhari Over Kaduna Bomb Attack 07/28
tamilguardian.com Cameroon politician’s wife abducted by Boko Haram 07/28
voanews.com Female Suicide Bomber Targets Nigeria Gas Station 07/28
punchng.com Group urges Atiku to declare presidential ambition 07/28
vanguardngr.com N’Delta leaders committed to region’s devt— MINISTER 07/28
vanguardngr.com Bokoh Haram: Jonathan should exchange prisoners for Chibok girls — Evah 07/28
vanguardngr.com Nigeria can explode anytime, warns ex-Ohanaeze leader 07/28
grnlive.com 'Boko Haram' abducts Cameroon politician's wife 07/28
allafrica.com Delta Group Passes Vote of Confidence in Jonathan, Mu'azu 07/28
punchng.com Boko Haram sponsors will soon be exposed – Ex-militants 07/27
ndtv.com Boko Haram Militants Seize Cameroon Vice PM's Wife: Military Commander 07/27
dailytrust.com.ng LMC gives 10 clubs clean bill of health 07/27
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister, kills at least three 07/27
vanguardngr.com Buhari masterminded his own convoy bombing- Dokubo-Asari 07/27
punchng.com JTF winning war against oil theft – Commander 07/27
bbc.co.uk 'Boko Haram abductions' in Cameroon 07/27
dailytrust.com.ng My parents opposed my career as a model — Madonna Nduji 07/27
ndtv.com Ready for Negotiations to Free Abducted Girls, Says Nigeria 07/27
dw.de Cameroonian minister's wife kidnapped in suspected Boko Haram attack 07/27
scmp.com Boko Haram abducts wife of Cameroon's vice-prime minister 07/27
punchng.com ‘JTF winning war against oil theft, illegal refining’ 07/27
allafrica.com Nigeria: Delta Police Arrest Robbers, Police Impersonator 07/27
reuters.com Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM, kills at least three 07/27
cnn.com Source: At least 5 killed in Nigeria suicide blast 07/27
reuters.com Boko Haram clashes with Cameroon soldiers in cross-border attacks 07/26
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Crooks make money out of breaking news on social media 07/26
vanguardngr.com JTF Commander begs for more gunboats to battle oil thieves 07/26
vanguardngr.com Attack on Buhari’s convoy: PDP, APC clash 07/26
vanguardngr.com Delta $16bn Gas City project: Gbaramatu Ijaws demand own EPZ c’ttee 07/25
vanguardngr.com Don’t pay for medicare, Uduaghan tells pregnant women 07/25
dailytrust.com.ng Azeez excited at Wolves’ switch 07/25
news2.onlinenigeria.com LMC clears Rangers, Enyimba, five others 07/25
vanguardngr.com Ijaw Ex-militants demand creation of Toru-Ebe, Oil River states 07/25
vanguardngr.com Delta 2015: Politicians rubbish power rotation 07/25
news2.onlinenigeria.com JTF Commander begs for more gunboats to battle oil thieves 07/25
ndtv.com Cameroon Sends 14 Boko Haram Members to Prison: Report 07/25
vanguardngr.com Bombing: Onuesoke commends Jonathan statesmanship over Buhari’s attack 07/25
allafrica.com Sea Pirates Engage JTF in Gun Duel 07/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Bomb Attack in Kaduna 'Leaves 25 Dead' 07/24
bbc.co.uk New force to fight Nigeria Islamists 07/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Deadly Bomb Blasts Hit Nigeria's Kaduna 07/24
vanguardngr.com 3,000 DPP members decamp to Apc in Delta council 07/24
allafrica.com Iraq, Nigeria Record Most Attacks, Fatalities By Extremists - Report 07/24
pmnewsnigeria.com JTF, Police repel pirates’ attack in Bayelsa 07/24