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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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allafrica.com Boko Haram Kills Dozens in Nigerian Village 11/21
voanews.com Nigerian House Fails To Reauthorize State of Emergency 11/21
allafrica.com EPZ - It's Not in Jonathan's Interest to Delay Groundbreaking - -Ijaw 11/21
modernghana.com Boko Haram steps up attacks in Cameroon 11/20
punchng.com EPZ project: Ijaw communities demand recognition 11/20
punchng.com SEEFOR creates over 7000 jobs for N’ Delta youths 11/20
bbc.co.uk Boko Haram in 'despicable' attack 11/20
vanguardngr.com EPZ: It's not in Jonathan's interest to delay groundbreaking —IJAW 11/20
thisdaylive.com Ajulo Thaws at the Sound of the Organ 11/20
online.wsj.com Royal Dutch Shell Sells Some Nigeria Units 11/20
vanguardngr.com Jonathan at 57: His name, luck and rise 11/20
dw.de Boko Haram kills dozens in Nigerian village 11/20
thisdaylive.com Taraba Crisis: PDP Aspirant Accuses Umar of Security Negligence 11/20
punchng.com APC ticket: Senator asks Buhari, Atiku to withdraw 11/20
cfr.org U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko Haram 11/19
dailytrust.com.ng ‘Kidnap of monarch may re-ignite Ijaw/Itsekiri hostilities’ 11/19
thisdaylive.com Boko Haram: South-south Group Accuses North of Destabilisation 11/19
allafrica.com Shell Nigeria Denies It Lied to Dutch Court 11/19
vanguardngr.com INSURGENCY: GEJ should do something now or step aside (2) 11/19
punchng.com Osun accuses FG of secretly funding PDP states  11/19
punchng.com Jonathan’s desperation responsible for Nigeria’s losses -APC 11/19
allafrica.com Untold Story of How 14 Journalists Were Abducted 11/19
vanguardngr.com Is D’banj in love with former Miss World, Agbani Darego? 11/19
vanguardngr.com 2015: Dents and intents on Jonathan’s way 11/19
vanguardngr.com NDYC calls for evacuation of Deltans in North-East 11/19
vanguardngr.com Kpokpo is Itsekiri town —Council of Elders 11/19
dailytrust.com.ng Jonathan warns Itsekiris over gas project 11/18
tolonews.com Lives Lost to Terrorism Up by 61 Percent Globally: IEP Findings 11/18
allafrica.com U.S.$16 Billion Processing Zone - Stop Abusing Me, Jonathan Tells Itsekiris, Others 11/18
allafrica.com Leadership Regional Editor, Others Abducted in Warri 11/18
reuters.com Militant attack deaths soar to all-time high: report 11/18
allafrica.com Woman Who Put Faces to Chibok Girls 11/18
thisdaylive.com Boko Haram: South South Group Accuses North of Destabilisation 11/18
rferl.org Study: Terror Attacks Up In 2013, Iraq The Biggest Victim 11/18
grnlive.com Emir of Kano calls Nigerians to arms over Boko Haram 11/18
dnaindia.com Death from militant attacks increasing starkly, figures may get grimmer- Reports 11/18
vanguardngr.com Ijaw youths threaten to invade Kokori over spiritual leader’s kidnap 11/18
punchng.com Gunmen abducts Bayelsa monarch 11/18
vanguardngr.com Read More → 11/18
vanguardngr.com EPZ crisis: Ugborodo urges Jonathan to fix new date for ground-breaking 11/18
bbc.co.uk Cameroon under pressure from Boko Haram 11/18
thisdaylive.com Jonathan Calls for Resolution of Delta Industrial Park Dispute 11/18
thisdaylive.com Rivers: Four Feared Dead, Many Injured after Clashes at Onne, Abonnema 11/18
vanguardngr.com Uduaghan condemns kidnap of Vanguard regional editor, 13 others by ex-militants 11/18
allafrica.com Warri Gas Plant - I'm Not Anti-Itsekiri, Says Jonathan 11/18
thisdaylive.com Uduaghan: Why I am Going to Senate 11/17
vanguardngr.com EPZ crisis: Jonathan’s aborted visit averted bloodshed, says Ijaw leader 11/17
thisdaylive.com Delta EPZ Crisis: Itsekiri, Ijaw Blame Game Continues Over Jonathan's Visit 11/17
allafrica.com Nigeria: Defeating Boko Haram Is a Global Imperative 11/17
punchng.com Jonathan justifies postponement of Ogidigben gas park 11/17
allafrica.com Zappa Mixed School Wins Delta Beyond Oil Essay Competition 11/17
thisdaylive.com NEITI Rates Ondo High in 2007-2011 Audit Report on Revenue Application 11/17
vanguardngr.com She doesn’t like condoms 11/17
vanguardngr.com I am not anti-Itsekiri — Jonathan 11/17
scmp.com Nigerian army retakes Chibok, town where Boko Haram seized 200 schoolgirls 11/17
bbc.co.uk Call to arms over Boko Haram attacks 11/17
vanguardngr.com Ijaws of Gbaramatu are Itsekiri tenants — ILT 11/17
scmp.com Powerful Nigerian emir calls on vigilantes to take on Boko Haram 11/17
timeslive.co.za 58 Boko Haram militants detained by Cameroon army 11/17
vanguardngr.com Multi-billion GRIP: I’m not against Itsekiri — Jonathan 11/17
dailytrust.com.ng JTF arrests 10 suspected oil thieves, impounds vessel 11/17
allafrica.com Delta Govt. Lauds SOGON for Free Surgeries 11/17
vanguardngr.com Shell accepts responsibility for Bodo spill 11/16
allafrica.com Amnesty Insists Shell to Blame for 2008 Ogoni Spills 11/16
thisdaylive.com NCF President Chess Cup Debuts 11/16
allafrica.com Protest Over Delta EPZ Groundbreaking Ceremony - Itsekiri Accuse Jonathan of Ethnic Bigotry 11/16
thisdaylive.com JOY: Why We Endorsed Jonathan for Second Term 11/16
punchng.com JTF arrests 10 suspected oil thieves in Bayelsa 11/16
foxnews.com Nigerian army says it has regained town of Chibok 11/16
vanguardngr.com Boko Haram: “I am literally happy with Islamic caliphate” 11/16
aljazeera.com Nigeria army says back in control of Chibok 11/16
punchng.com UK agency partners NSRP over Bayelsa oil spills 11/16
edition.cnn.com Boko Haram seizes two towns in northeast Nigeria 11/16
allafrica.com Nigeria: The African Islamic State 11/16
thisdaylive.com King Robert Ebizimo Cannot Die 11/16
thisdaylive.com Taraba: The Race to Succeed Suntai 11/16
online.wsj.com Nigerian Army Recaptures Chibok 11/16
vanguardngr.com Warri conflict, bloodshed changed my writings —Efemena, UK-based writer 11/16
modernghana.com Nigeria's Boko Haram sets new tone in control areas 11/16
vanguardngr.com EPZ: Postponement of groundbreaking ceremony uncalled for —Itsekiri graduates 11/16
tamilguardian.com Nigerian military recaptures Chibok from Boko Haram 11/16
csmonitor.com Nigerian army says it has regained town from Boko Haram (+video) 11/16
grnlive.com Boko Haram seizes Chibok town 11/15
vanguardngr.com Failure to attend Jonathan’s declaration: My emotion would have failed me — Clark 11/15
allafrica.com Nigeria: Militants Ready to Defend Jonathan - Asari-Dokubo 11/15
allafrica.com Again, Boko Haram Overruns Chibok, Bombs Maiduguri 11/15
thisdaylive.com Itsekiri Protest Alleged Marginalization By Presidency 11/15
turkishweekly.net Boko Haram seizes Chibok, Nigeria home of kidnapped girls 11/15
thisdaylive.com 'Navy Will Continue Destroying Local Refineries' 11/15
vanguardngr.com Orubebe keeps guber hope alive in Asaba 11/15
impunitywatch.com Pirate attacks in the Niger Delta; Government left to pay over $131 million in ransoms 11/15
vanguardngr.com EPZ controversy: NNPC invites Itsekiri, Ijaw leaders for talks in Abuja 11/15
vanguardngr.com Boko Haram: CAN directs churches to collect special offering for the persecuted Church 11/15
vanguardngr.com Boko Haram attack, counter-attack in Yola as chopper crashes 11/14
upi.com Shell challenges Amnesty International oil spill report 11/14
voanews.com Boko Haram Seizes Chibok, Nigeria Home of Kidnapped Girls 11/14
allafrica.com The Potency of Secret Diplomacy 11/14
allafrica.com How Shell Short-Changed Nigerian Oil Communities By Underestimating Oil Spills 11/14
voanews.com Amnesty: Documents Show Nigeria Oil Spill Larger Than Reported 11/14
modernghana.com Three dead in Nigeria air crash as Boko Haram attack 11/14