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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: Niger Delta Avengers Claim Responsibility for Oil Pipeline Blast in Nigeria 05/28 Niger Delta Militants Bomb Agip, Aiteo 600,000bpd Facility 05/28 BREAKING: Niger Delta Avengers blow up Shell, Agip pipelines 05/28 Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up Yet Another Pipeline, Taunt Military Operatives 05/28 Nigeria: Pilots Sent for Training on Counter-Insurgency 05/28 N’ Delta Avengers to Military, IOCs: ‘Watch out, something big about to happen’ 05/28 PIPELINE ATTACKS: Ijaw youths give condition for ceasefire 05/28 Niger Delta Avengers Hit NNPC’s Crude, Gas Trunklines in Delta 05/28 Militants again blow up Agip, Shell trunk line in Bayelsa 05/28 NAF Sends 20 Pilots to UK, S’Africa for Training on Counter-Insurgency 05/28 Former NATO Secretary-General Calls for End to Militancy, Herdsmen Attacks 05/28 Niger Delta Avengers promise to up pipeline attacks in Nigeria 05/28 Panic as soldiers shoot at random in Oporoza 05/28 New Militant Group Attacks More Oil LInes 05/28 Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Attacks NNPC Facility, Vows to "Shock the Whole World" 05/27 Nigeria: Uduaghan Urges FG to Engage Militants 05/27 EFCC to arraign Akpobolokemi on sixth fraud charge 05/27 Niger Delta Avengers blow up NNPC pipelines in Warri 05/27 Ex-militants divided over calls for Boroh’s removal 05/27 Video: I will give my all to win trophies at Manchester — Mourinho 05/27 Militants attack on NNPC oil, gas pipeline confirmed 05/27 Militants group mock Nigerian govt on children's day 05/27 Fresh militant attack deals a blow to Nigeria's oil production 05/27 Parents of ‘abandoned’ students in US laud FG’s intervention 05/27 What we need is a sovereign state, not pipeline contracts - militants 05/27 Nigeria: Local leaders back militants hitting oil production 05/27 We need to know what happened to our murdered son –... 05/27 Militants attack oil, gas pipelines in southern Nigeria 05/27 Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up Yet Another Pipeline, Taunt Military Operatives 05/27 Africa: African Press Review 27 May 2016 05/27 Nigeria: Nigeria Bleeds As Militants Blow Up More Pipelines 05/27 West Africa: Climate Change Citied Among Factors Impacting Stability in Sahel 05/27 Alleged Pipeline Bombing, Kidnapping - JTF Raids Sandfield II Community, Warri 05/27 Real Reason Amaechi Turned Against Jonathan - Ibim Semenitari 05/27 Nigeria: Again, Militants Bomb Chevron Crude Pipeline in Warri 05/27 Nigeria: Ex-Militants to Return for Pipeline Protection - FG 05/27 Nigeria: Again, Militants Blow Up Chevron Gas Pipeline 05/27 N’Delta: INC begins consultations with youth bodies, Ijaw leaders 05/27 Niger Delta Avengers are killing our soldiers, we’ll crush them —Army 05/27 NAF Sends 20 Pilots to UK, S/Africa for Training on Counter-Insurgency 05/27 Niger Delta Militant Attack Shuts Down Chevron Facility 05/27 Militant group purportedly claims new attack in Nigeria's Delta 05/26 Niger Delta youth group leader confirms attack at Chevron facilities 05/26 Nigeria Misses Out in Revenue As Oil Hits 2016 High 05/26 Nigeria: Army Acquires Vehicles to Enhance Communication 05/26 Nigeria: Niger Delta Ex-Militants Divided Over Calls for Boroh's Removal 05/26 Nigeria: AGIP Halts Production in Bayelsa Over Incessant Militants' Attacks 05/26 Re: No Need for NEDC 05/26 Private jetty operators flout FG directives on mid-stream discharge 05/26 Nigeria: Boroh Relocates to Niger Delta Creeks to Meet With Militants 05/26 Nigeria: Military Declares War On Militancy 05/26 Nigeria: U.S. Ready to Help Nigeria Tackle Militants 05/26 Calls for Amnesty boss removal split ex-militants 05/26 Oil price hits $50 for first time this year 05/26 BREAKING: Niger Delta Avengers blow up oil pipeline again 05/26 Nigerian civil rights leader confirms attack at Chevron oil facility 05/26 Stop Outsourcing of Refineries, Reps tell NNPC 05/26 Breaking: Avengers bomb Chevron’s Escravos tank farm in Delta 05/26 Federation Cup - Warri Wolves, Crown FC Move Into Round of 32 05/26 NNPC: FG, Stakeholders Work Out Solutions to End Pipeline Breaks 05/26 Dead Persons Found in Bayelsa Education Board Payroll 05/26 Nigeria bleeds as militants blow up more pipelines 05/26 Militants shut down Chevron's Escravos, onshore in Nigeria 05/26 Buhari’s first year: Five ways Nigeria has changed 05/26 Winning Trust of Communities Vital to Security Efforts, Says Okowa 05/26 Pipeline Bombings: NSA, two Niger Delta ministers meet militants 05/26 ‘N/Delta Avengers should steer clear of Urhoboland’ 05/26 Militants shut down Chevron's Escravos, onshore in Nigeria 05/26 ‘Ogoniland Clean-up Needs Planning, Professionalism’ 05/26 We have no mandate to privatise refineries – Kachikwu 05/26 Militants claim Nigerian oil pipeline blast 05/26 Bombings: Chevron suspends operations as oil rises above $50/barrel 05/26 Nigeria: FG to Formulate Strategic Plans to Curb Niger Delta Militancy 05/25 Nigeria: Renewed Bombing - Boroh Relocates to N/D Creeks, to Meet With Militants 05/25 Nigeria claws back oil output under the shadow of militant threats 05/25 Nigeria: FG to Formulate Strategic Plan to Curb Niger Delta Militancy 05/25 Tompolo of Niger Delta: Between Dialogue and Confrontation 05/25 Gas Supplies Up, Profits Down At Seven Energy 05/25 Reps stop NNPC’s bid to sell 3 refineries 05/25 Nigeria: Military Presence in Gbaramatu Is for Security of Citizens 05/25 Nigeria: Niger Delta Scavengers 05/25 Tension in N-Delta as ultimatum to Danjuma, Atiku, others expires today 05/25 Surveillance Contracts Fuelling N’Delta Crisis – Police 05/25 Military Declares War on Militancy 05/25 Leave our land, Itsekiri leaders warn Niger Delta Avengers 05/25 Leave Our Land, Itsekiri Leaders Warn Niger Delta Avengers 05/25 On Niger Delta Avengers 05/25 FG strategises against attacks on pipelines 05/25 Buhari’s Lagos No-show Dismays Nigerian Business 05/25 CCT orders Orubebe to open defence May 31 05/25 Your action tantamounts to corruption, Reps chide Dalung 05/25 What are they avenging? (2) 05/24 Kachikwu Calls for Dialogue with Niger Delta Militants 05/24 Nigeria: Frustration Leads to Niger Delta Militancy - Ooni of Ife 05/24 Nigeria: Ooni Ties Niger Delta Militancy to Frustration 05/24 Nigeria: We Will Not Shield Any Militant, Wike Assures Military 05/24 Nigeria: We'll Go After Niger Delta Avengers - CDS 05/24 Renewed bombing: Boroh relocates to N/D creeks, to meet with militants 05/24 Nigeria: Attacks On Oil Facilities - We Won't Reward Criminality With Medals - Presidency 05/24 Niger Delta scavengers 05/24