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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 Bayelsa business community commends FG on integration of illegal refineries 03/26
vanguardngr.com Don’t return stolen Egbesu sword anymore — Gbaramatu monarch 03/26
allafrica.com Amnesty Office to Train 800 Ex-Agitators in Akwa Ibom 03/25
vanguardngr.com Video: Fantastic Jay-Jay Okocha at it again 03/25
vanguardngr.com Those who murdered my mother will never have peace —Comrade Ofehe 03/25
modernghana.com Nigeria's vice-president and a fragile peace in the delta 03/25
vanguardngr.com NPFL: Matchday 15 fixtures 03/25
vanguardngr.com Four principals die in road accident 03/25
vanguardngr.com Bayelsa govt to partner Legal Educ Council for NDU Law Faculty’s accreditation 03/24
rt.com 7mn people face starvation as Yemen heads towards man-made famine – Oxfam 03/24
foxnews.com Geologist: Shell concealing hazards from Nigerian oil spills 03/24
allafrica.com $12 Billion Trans-Sahara Gas Pipeline On Track - NNPC 03/24
voanews.com Geologist for Shell Says Company Hid Nigeria Spill Dangers 03/24
af.reuters.com Former Niger Delta militants call on Nigeria to pay stipends or face protests 03/23
vanguardngr.com Super Eagles XI vs Senegal 03/23
vanguardngr.com OMPALAN lauds FG over relocation order to oil firms 03/23
vanguardngr.com ‘Only NUT can call off teachers’ strike’ 03/23
vanguardngr.com Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 03/23
vanguardngr.com Edo group lauds Buhari over renewal of pipeline protection contracts 03/23
af.reuters.com Nigeria orders developers in Niger Delta to resume work within 30 days 03/22
allafrica.com Nigeria: Soldiers Nab N'Delta Community Leader for Shutting Down 11 Oil Wells 03/22
voanews.com Nigerian Police: Blasts Kill 4, Injure 18 03/22
dnaindia.com U.N. agency worried about forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon 03/22
allafrica.com Jonathan Was Not Sectional President, Kinsman Tells Kpodoh 03/22
allafrica.com Lower Oil Prices, Sabotage Reduce Revenue Shared By Federal, States, Local Govt By N36 Billion 03/22
vanguardngr.com Delta govt trains 1,700 caterers for school feeding 03/22
punchng.com NDDC to establish Niger Delta bank 03/22
vanguardngr.com Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 03/22
vanguardngr.com Osinbajo to NDDC contractors: Return to site within 30 days or face prosecution 03/22
vanguardngr.com Breaking: Body of doctor who jumped into Lagoon recovered 03/21
nzherald.co.nz Attack in central Nigeria kills at least 17, official says 03/21
vanguardngr.com Anyama-Ijaw villagers ecstatic, as Bayelsa govt opens up riverside community 03/21
vanguardngr.com My administration has started fight against poverty – Okorocha 03/21
dnaindia.com Nigeria's Buhari condemns spate of killings, orders investigation 03/21
dailytrust.com.ng Youths want under-performing ministers sacked 03/21
vanguardngr.com Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 03/21
vanguardngr.com LEDAP, SERAP, others condemn attack on Amnesty Int’l office 03/21
vanguardngr.com Breaking: Atedo Peterside resigns as Stanbic IBTC Chairman 03/21
vanguardngr.com Suleman: Retrace your steps or face God’s wrath, Nigerian Bishops warn Otobo 03/21
punchng.com Tragedy as three siblings electrocuted in Delta 03/21
vanguardngr.com CMTOADS officials plot to kill me, Ikimi, lawyer/activist raises alarm 03/21
vanguardngr.com Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 03/20
dailytrust.com.ng Nigeria to unveil roadmap for Niger Delta development 03/20
vanguardngr.com R&B Singer Praiz Adejo bags plots of land in Abuja 03/20
vanguardngr.com Respect 13% derivation law, oil-producing communities tell govs 03/20
telegraph.co.uk The 13 things you might have missed this weekend 03/20
allafrica.com Govt Okays New Package for Niger-Delta 03/20
vanguardngr.com Photos: Igbo students protest at Presidential Villa, Abuja 03/20
vanguardngr.com Family demands justice over alleged murder of son in Warri 03/20
punchng.com Family demands justice over son’s murder in Warri 03/20
vanguardngr.com N-DELTA TRUCE SHUTTLE: Natives beg Osinbajo to visit Ndokwa 03/19
voanews.com Nigerian Suicide Bombers Kill 4 03/19
vanguardngr.com ‘We must support Olu of Warri to succeed’ 03/19
punchng.com Relocation order: Oil majors keep mum, experts differ 03/19
vanguardngr.com Youths want appointment of Imo representative in NDDC board 03/19
vanguardngr.com Obasanjo is the worst example of a military general – Brigadier-General Ikponmwen 03/19
vanguardngr.com Decision to call off strike rests on NUT, ANCOPSS tells Okowa 03/19
stripes.com 3 suicide bombers kill 4 in northeastern Nigeria 03/19
khaleejtimes.com Watch: In this country, 'Michael Jackson' directs traffic 03/19
dailytrust.com.ng Expert says 100,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Nigeria yearly 03/19
vanguardngr.com FG okays new package for Niger-Delta 03/19
vanguardngr.com Bumper peace package for Niger Delta as Presidency approves Maritime University takeoff 03/19
vanguardngr.com NPFL: Match Day 14 results 03/19
vanguardngr.com IOCs HQ relocation directive: A vindication 03/18
vanguardngr.com ‘We must support Olu of Warri to succeed’ 03/18
dailytrust.com.ng Niger Delta deserves fair deal - Osinbajo 03/18
vanguardngr.com Video: In Maiduguri traffic cop thrills motorist with Michael Jackson moves 03/18
bbc.co.uk Don't forget us, says Chibok schoolgirl as third year of captivity approaches 03/18
vanguardngr.com Ex-militants laud Usani over N-Delta devt 03/17
dnaindia.com Man purporting to be Boko Haram leader denies 5,000 hostages freed 03/17
vanguardngr.com Four ex-militants employed as varsity lecturers 03/17
vanguardngr.com Osinbajo says Buhari committed to fair deal in Niger Delta 03/17
vanguardngr.com Niger Delta people deserve a better deal: Osinbajo 03/17
vanguardngr.com W.House not accusing Britain of tapping his phones – Trump 03/17
vanguardngr.com 2017 Budget: FG, N/Delta dialogue must be in good faith – Onyekpere 03/17
allafrica.com Aero Airline Sacks 1000 Workers 'Temporarily' 03/17
vanguardngr.com A new approach for Niger Delta – Timi Alaibe’s Perspective 03/17
vanguardngr.com New order on Osinbajo’ll delay policy implementation on N-Delta —IPDI 03/16
punchng.com Delta declares Koko toxic waste harmless 03/16
vanguardngr.com Warri South LG targets N876m IGR in 2017 03/16
vanguardngr.com Enforce directive on relocation of oil firms to N-Delta, lawmaker urges FG 03/16
vanguardngr.com NNPC, subsidiaries face litigation over gruesome murder of father of twin 03/16
vanguardngr.com Breaking: Ahmad Ahmad is new CAF President 03/16
vanguardngr.com Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 03/16
vanguardngr.com NDDC releases funds to overseas scholarship students 03/15
punchng.com EFCC arrests Jonathan’s godson over N2bn payment 03/15
allafrica.com Cameroon: Govt Claims to Have Freed 5,000 Boko Haram Captives 03/15
dailytrust.com.ng Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over budget 03/15
vanguardngr.com Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 03/15
allafrica.com Nigeria: Buhari Directs Osinbajo to Head Delegation On Niger Delta Crisis 03/14
vanguardngr.com Boko Haram, militancy challenge Army’s capacity, says Buratai 03/14
vanguardngr.com Circumcision Tragedy: 9-month-old baby’s mother cries for help 03/14
punchng.com EFCC arrests Jonathan’s godson for allegedly stealing N2bn 03/14
reuters.com Purported Boko Haram video shows execution of alleged Nigerian spies 03/14
dailytrust.com.ng FG urged to consolidate on gains of Osinbajo’s Niger Delta tour 03/14
dailytrust.com.ng Buhari meets Saraki, Dogara over budget, others 03/14
vanguardngr.com Buhari, Saraki, Dogara discuss ambassadorial nominee list, CJN, Niger Delta, others 03/14
allafrica.com What We Discussed With Buhari - Saraki, Dogara 03/14
dailytrust.com.ng National Assembly to pass 2017 budget this month - Saraki 03/14
vanguardngr.com I’m here to take over the music scene- Maze 03/14