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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 Ijaw youths sign peace pact with North, deny war threats 03/02
dailytrust.com.ng Siasia hands Obiozor, Omofonma, others deadline 03/02
vanguardngr.com Buhari vs Jonathan: On the road to Czech? 03/02
reuters.com Insight: Why Nigeria's restive oil region will only accept Jonathan 03/02
vanguardngr.com Ambode: An old school perspective 03/02
punchng.com Niger Delta ministry workers protest unpaid wages 03/02
crisisgroup.org CrisisWatch N°139 03/02
voanews.com Boko Haram Beheads Two Accused Spies in Video 03/02
punchng.com Pro-Jonathan group hails military operation in N’East 03/02
vanguardngr.com Siasia denies Okpala 03/02
allafrica.com Prison Note - a Search for Justice or Residential Vendetta? 03/02
news2.onlinenigeria.com INEC commissioners shun push to back anti-Jega plot 03/02
news2.onlinenigeria.com I promise to end Boko Haram - APA presidential candidate 03/02
allafrica.com Africa: Sweet Sail for Nigeria's Quartet 03/02
vanguardngr.com General elections ‘ll be peaceful —CLERIC 03/02
vanguardngr.com AF Confed Cup: Dolphins to face Club Africain 03/02
thisdaylive.com Chevron Partners Morgan Foundation 03/01
allafrica.com Buhari May Visit Asaba 03/01
upi.com Nigerian mob kills teenage girl suspected of being suicide bomber 03/01
thisdaylive.com STILL ON KENNETH YELLOWE 03/01
allafrica.com Majongwe Says Not Bothered About CIO Attention 03/01
independent.co.uk Girl beaten to death by Nigerian crowd after she was accused of being a suicide bomber 03/01
vanguardngr.com Confed Cup: Wolves battle Ethiopia’s Dedebit 03/01
vanguardngr.com Institute partners US university on youths and women empowerment 03/01
vanguardngr.com Today’s deadline for U-23 players 03/01
vanguardngr.com Why Jega must go, by Anighoro 03/01
news2.onlinenigeria.com You’ve failed my people, Warri monarch tells Jonathan 02/28
foxnews.com Cameroonians demonstrate to support army's fight against attacks by Boko Haram extremists 02/28
allafrica.com I'm Happy Upu Crisis'll Wake Urhobo From Nightmare 02/28
sputniknews.com UN Chief Condemns Boko Haram's Use of Children as Suicide Bombers 02/28
vanguardngr.com Urhobo youth condemns Asari’s call for Jega’s sack  02/28
vanguardngr.com Jonathan will be re-elected – Olejeme 02/28
nzherald.co.nz Cameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haram 02/28
independent.co.uk Boko Haram: Thousands march in Cameroon to protest against the Islamist terror movement 02/28
punchng.com Presidency not North’s birthright — Briggs 02/28
vanguardngr.com Nigerians will vote for continuity—Dickson 02/28
vanguardngr.com Toddler abandoned in Warri newspaper depot 02/28
vanguardngr.com CONFAB report implementation ‘ll bring change in Nigeria, says Jonathan 02/28
vanguardngr.com FG spent N200bn on roads — Ex-minister 02/28
euronews.com Anti-Boko Haram march in Cameroon 02/28
vanguardngr.com Vanguard Spark Rookie for November gets 0.2m Naira Chisco grant 02/28
allafrica.com Nigeria Opposition Will Not Tolerate More Election Delays - Buhari 02/27
turkishweekly.net Daesh recruiting youths through social media: Nigeria 02/27
news2.onlinenigeria.com Larry Otu, Nigerian Business Man Assaulted By Air Force Men For Not Giving First Lady Right Of Way 02/27
vanguardngr.com Jonathan parleys with Tompolo, Ayiri, others 02/27
punchng.com Dolphins,Wolves set for Confederation Cup ties 02/27
foxnews.com Ransom demand drops for American missionary; gangs, not Boko Haram suspected 02/27
dailytrust.com.ng Pension funds: Only 7 states have funded accrued rights of workers, 11 years aft… 02/27
globalsecurity.org African States Push to Keep Boko Haram Offline 02/27
dailytrust.com.ng Club Cups: Pillars, Wolves, Dolphins to play on Saturday 02/26
turkishweekly.net Nigeria army chief visits Baga, vows to defeat Boko Haram 02/26
dnaindia.com Suicide bombers kill at least 26 across north Nigeria 02/26
turkishweekly.net US pledges support for 'peaceful, transparent' Africa polls 02/26
punchng.com NDLEA arrests undergraduates, mechanic with guns 02/26
voanews.com Buhari: Nigeria Opposition Will not Tolerate More Election Delays 02/26
voanews.com Suicide Attack in Nigeria Kills at Least 17 02/26
reuters.com Nigeria opposition will not tolerate more election delays: Buhari 02/26
vanguardngr.com Air Force men brutalize bizman, as Dame Jonathan visits Delta 02/26
foxnews.com Ransom demand drops for American missionary; gangs, not Boko Haram suspected 02/26
punchng.com Ex-militants carpet defected PDP govs, back Jonathan 02/26
modernghana.com Prayers For The Deaths Of Our Enemies Are Some Of The Greatest Prayers To The True Lord God Almighty In The Holy Bible 02/26
reuters.com Food aid resumes for refugees in Niger after Boko Haram scare 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng Strangers responsible for oil theft in Bayelsa -Traditional ruler 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng Police shoot Ijaw youth council leader 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng We dealt PDP a deadly blow when we left - Kwankwaso 02/25
thisdaylive.com Flay deployment of soldiers to intimidate during polls 02/25
thisdaylive.com Electoral Violence: APC to Submit 150 ‘Sins’ of PDP to UN, Amnesty International 02/25
bbc.co.uk Anti-Boko Haram force takes shape 02/25
news.com.au Chad kills 207 Boko fighters in Nigeria 02/25
reuters.com U.S. military trains African armies ahead of Boko Haram campaign 02/25
punchng.com MTEF: Senate  probes N360bn Service Wide Vote 02/25
modernghana.com Prison Note: A Search For Justice Or Presidential Vendetta? 02/25
reuters.com Suicide bombers kill at least 26 across north Nigeria 02/25
bbc.co.uk 'Tide turned' against Boko Haram 02/25
reuters.com Niger air force bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram 02/25
timeslive.co.za Blasts hit two Nigeria bus stations, at least 27 dead 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng Niger Delta ministry loses staff in auto crash 02/25
thisdaylive.com On The Trail of Oil Thieves 02/25
dailytimes.com.pk States fail to protect civilians from militant violence: Amnesty : February 26, 2015, 3:50 am 02/25
voanews.com Nigeria Denies Hiring Mercenaries to Fight Boko Haram 02/25
punchng.com Senate probes N360bn MDAs’ contingency funds 02/25
vanguardngr.com Military onslaught on B'Haram proves Jonathan’s critics wrong —ex-militant leaders 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng Should FG legalise illegal oil refineries? 02/24
thisdaylive.com Pipeline Vandalism: Oil Companies Seek Alternative Route to Forcados Export Terminal 02/24
allafrica.com Jonathan Commissions Olorunshogo Power Station 02/24
bbc.co.uk Deadly bus bomb explodes in Nigeria 02/24
euronews.com Nigeria rocked by twin suicide attacks, Boko Haram blamed 02/24
voanews.com New Attack in Nigeria's Potiskum Kills 17 02/24
upi.com Female suicide bomber in Nigeria waits until bus is full, detonates 02/24
news2.onlinenigeria.com Bus Bomb Kills More Than A Dozen In Potiskum, North-Eastern Nigeria 02/24
vanguardngr.com Mbak Itam, stronghold of Akwa Ibom hoodlums 02/24
bbc.co.uk US missionary abducted in Nigeria 02/24
reuters.com Boko Haram mine kills two soldiers in southeast Niger: ministry 02/24
panorama.am Nigeria bus bomb kills more than a dozen in Potiskum 02/24
vanguardngr.com Madam Monica Oyomide Buwa: 79-yr-old Mother Teresa of Sapele 02/24
punchng.com Patience Jonathan’s kinsmen, AtekeTom ban rallies in Okrika 02/24
sputniknews.com US Military Denies Special Gear for African Partners is to Fight Boko Haram 02/24
vanguardngr.com Pirates turn Southern Ijaw, Ogbia waterways to battlefield 02/24
punchng.com Obasanjo didn’t inaugurate Olorunsogo ll power plant – NDPHC 02/24
globalvoicesonline.org Cameroon Bloggers Rally Behind #StopBokoHaram Campaign 02/24