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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: Oil a curse to N/Delta – Mulade 08/03 Shekau missing again, as Boko Haram releases new video 08/03 Beware of sychophants, ex-militant cautions Amnesty coordinator 08/03 Sub-Saharan Africa's Two Deadliest Military Groups 08/03 Boko Haram leader absent from video 08/03 Nigeria: Army says it has freed 178 Boko Haram captives 08/03 Nigeria: Scores Rescued From Boko Haram, Says Nigerian Army 08/03 180 Boko Haram hostages 'freed' 08/03 Why I wasn’t moved by Orubebe’s outburst – Jega 08/03 Nigerian army ‘frees nearly 180 Boko Haram hostages’ 08/03 Nigeria's army says rescued 178 captives of Boko Haram - Reuters 08/03 Nigeria says military has freed 178 captives of Boko Haram 08/02 Niger Delta Group Hails Boroh’s Appointment 08/02 Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Two Policemen in Bayelsa 08/02 Nigerian army frees Boko captives 08/02 Warri shooting: Group seeks prosecution of NURTW members, sponsors 08/02 N’Delta JTF destroys 31 illegal refineries, arrests 18 08/02 Itsekiri Progress Club Lauds Nass 08/02 Ex-N-Delta minister, 2 accountants in trouble over missing N1.5bn cash 08/02 Nigeria appoints new head of regional anti-terror force 08/02 PICOMSS: How Feuding Govt Depts Scuttled Anti-Maritime Crimes Agency 08/02 Nigeria army rescues scores of people from Boko Haram 08/02 Nigeria army rescues scores of people from Boko Haram 08/02 Nigeria's army says rescued 178 captives of Boko Haram 08/02 Nigerian Army confirms rescuing 178 from Boko Haram clutches 08/02 Ichull: Why I didn’t celebrate goal against Kwara Utd 08/01 Tiwa Savage Dancing So Hard On Stage With Her Heavy Pregnancy 08/01 Cameroon: Cameroon, Nigeria Pushes Fight Against Boko Haram 08/01 Somalia: Hundreds Flee Town After Heavy Fighting 08/01 Athletics - Ogunlewe Dethrones Egwero to Emerge National Champion 08/01 Egypt: 20 Suspected Militants Killed in North Sinai Shelling - Military Sources 08/01 Okowa Swears in Three Special Advisers 08/01 NURTW Crisis: Police Arrest 44 in Delta 08/01 Asumnu writes off Warri tracks, travel arrangement 08/01 Police arrest suspected mastermind of failed kidnap of Bayelsa LG chairman 08/01 How Agip Shortchanged Nigeria’s Arco Over Plant Maintenance 08/01 Boroh’s appointment has averted crisis in N/Delta – Clark 08/01 Kuku: I Did Not Flee Nigeria 07/31 NEWS HAPPENING NOW: New Amnesty Programme Coordinator Assumes Duty 07/31 Nigeria Army Rescues Civilian Boko Haram Victims 07/31 Nigeria: How Fifth Columnists in Nigerian Military Leaked Operational Plans to Boko Haram - Ex-Defence Chief 07/31 Suicide bomber kills six, injures 11 in Nigeria market: NEMA 07/31 East Africa: Rwanda and Burundi - Who's 'Promoting Instability Through Violence'? 07/31 117 Boko Haram fighters killed in two-week campaign: Chad 07/31 Igbele: Evil forest where Itsekiris dump corpses of witches, wizards 07/31 Nigeria’s Port Harcourt and Warri Refinery Company Begins Preliminary Production 07/31 Asumnu emerges new women 100m national champion 07/31 Reps want commission for Northeast 07/31 Army redeploys GOCs, 329 officers 07/31 Itsekiri Progress group lauds NASS over resolution of crisis 07/31 Chad army kills over 100 militants in anti-Boko Haram operation : July 31, 2015, 4:51 pm 07/31 To Your Tents O South East? 07/31 Rangers eye revenge against Enyimba 07/31 All Nigeria Championships: Ogunlewe shocks Egwero to national 100m title 07/31 Gunmen kill two policemen in failed kidnap attempt 07/31 Okowa harps on transparency, good governance 07/31 EU Offers 80 Million Euro Grant to Niger Delta States 07/31 Nigerian athletes battle to meet IAAF standards 07/30 Obasanjo: Yar’Adua Regrettably Reversed Sale of Refineries 07/30 P/Harcourt, Warri refineries begin production 07/30 Nigeria names head of multinational force to battle Boko Haram 07/30 Chinese Embassy Security Officer Killed in Mogadishu Hotel Attack 07/30 Africa: To Eat or Not to Eat - That Is the Big Question Corrupt Africa Faces Today 07/30 Kenyan Stars Declare War on Ethiopian Foes 07/30 P/H, Warri Refineries Begin Daily Production of 8.5 Million Litres of Petrol 07/30 Buhari’s U.S. visit: ‘Ex-minister, others stole $9b, not $6b’ 07/30 Boko Haram slits throats of 10 fishermen in northeast Nigeria 07/30 Chad says killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in two-week campaign 07/30 B’ Haram: Borno Reps seek reopening of schools 07/30 Okagbare eyes World Championship, All Africa Games tickets 07/30 In Okagbare’s Absence, Asumnu Wins All Nigeria Championship Sprint 07/30 Nigerian General to Lead West African Coalition Against Boko Haram 07/30 Ex-Minister, Others Stole $9.3b, Not $6b - Akasoba Of Kalabari 07/30 Gunmen kill two policemen, abduct 80-year-old in Bayelsa 07/30 Anti-Boko Haram force delayed by political divisions 07/30 Nigeria Army Rescues Civilian Boko Haram Victims 07/30 Nigeria names head of regional force to fight Boko Haram 07/30 Retirees sue SPDC for N800m over entitlements  07/30 6 dead, several hospitalised as cholera ravages Delta community 07/30 All Nigeria Championships: Okagbare docks trials 07/30 Buhari Appoints Boroh as New Coordinator of Amnesty Programme 07/29 Niger-Delta Amnesty Programme coordinator sacked 07/29 Burundi: Hundred 'Rebels' Captured 07/29 Obasanjo very cunning, Tinubu very clever – Alamieyeseigha 07/29 Controversy in NDDC Over Tenure of Executive Directors Accused of Carting Away Sensitive Files 07/29 IYC, others hail Buhari on Boroh’s appointment 07/29 Nigeria's president visits Cameroon in continued efforts against Boko Haram 07/29 Egypt: Amid Sisi's "War On Terrorism" ... Sinai's Displaced Residents Speak 07/29 Nigeria's Buhari in Cameroon seeks closer partnership against Boko Haram 07/29 NUPENG threatens strike over non-payment of severance entitlements by Chevron 07/29 Tompolo hails Buhari on Amnesty programme boss appointment 07/29 Boroh promises to strengthen Amnesty programme 07/29 P’Harcourt, Warri refineries begin crude production – NNPC 07/29 Tompolo hails Buhari over new Amnesty boss 07/29 P-Harcourt, Warri refineries to produce 8.5m litres of petrol per day - NNPC 07/29 I’m man enough to succeed Oshiomhole — Omon-Irabor 07/29 All Nigeria Championships: Egwero craves for strong opposition 07/29 P’Harcourt, Warri refineries commence preliminary operations – NNPC 07/29 Nigeria President Visits Cameroon to Discuss Militant Threat 07/29 Muhammadu Buhari in Cameroon seeks closer partnership against Boko Haram 07/29