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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: Pirates seize Russian captain, 2 crew in waters off Nigeria 12/02 Perish the thought of Biafra, Buhari tells agitators 12/02 Navy arrests four sea pirates in Niger Delta 12/02 Save The Children Warns Of Famine Risk In Nigeria 12/02 We’re unsure of end to militancy in Niger Delta – FG 12/01 Delta Govt Disowns 700 Staff of Tertiary Schools 12/01 Buhari won Ondo guber polls for APC 12/01 Nigeria: Navy Begins Fitness Test With 13 Warships, Others in Niger Delta 12/01 We had information that Arik was bringing in N40m, suspect confesses 12/01 13% Derivation: Withhold fund from N-Delta govs —Reformed Egbesu Assembly 12/01 Okowa to militants: It’s time to sheathe your swords 12/01 Why Nigeria was exempted from OPEC’s output cut — Petroleum Ministry 12/01 Benue to Partner DFID in Agricultural Devt 12/01 Oil Prices Continue Rally on OPEC, Russia Output Deal 12/01 Dickson assures on NDU’s funding 12/01 Breaking: Chief of Naval Staff flags off ‘Exercise Eagle Eye’ in Warri 12/01 Koko gets mosquito nets, free malaria treatment 11/30 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 11/30 Delta Govt. disowns 700 staff of tertiary schools 11/30 Ndoma-Egba, NDDC and environmental justice 11/30 FEC approves 2017 Budget Estimate for submission to NASS – Udoma 11/30 NAAPE president explains why they shut down Bristow Helicopter 11/30 Thousands get free Chevron mosquito nets, malaria treatment in Delta 11/30 Nigeria: NDDC to Engage N-Delta Militants - Ndoma-Egba 11/30 Nigeria: Professionals Behind Bombing of Oil Installations - Buhari 11/30 Our Members Lack the Skillset to Blow Oil Pipelines, NSE Tells... 11/30 Oil Prices Surge as OPEC Okays First Output Cut in Eight Years 11/30 Nigeria Loses 130m Barrels of Crude Oil to 32 Militant Groups This Year 11/29 Nigeria: You're Faceless Criminals, Urhobo Youths to Greenland Militant Group 11/29 Fashola - 11 DISCOs Frustrating Nerc's Regulatory Duties 11/29 Nigeria: Militant Group to Buhari - We're Not Ready for Talks Now 11/29 ProGamesHub Registration: Play soccer to win 5 million Naira 11/29 Famous Warri rapper Erigga signs multi-million Naira deal with Emirate Empire 11/29 FG employs10,000 ex-militants 11/29 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 11/29 Ugborodo youths laud Buhari over Danjuma’s appointment 11/29 PIB is for all Nigerians, not for S-South only – Reyenieju 11/29 Buhari accuses engineers of involvement in pipeline vandalism 11/29 NDDC to engage N-Delta militants —Ndoma-Egba 11/29 Professionals bombing oil installations – Buhari 11/29 Militancy takes toll on Nigerian oil 11/29 Urhobo youths to Greenland militants: You’re faceless criminals 11/29 Osinbajo: Nigeria to Make FX More Flexible, Conclude Eurobond End of Q1 11/29 Nigeria: Kachikwu to Address Niger Delta Security Challenges At HSE 2016 11/28 Nigeria: Niger Delta Bomb Attacks: the Search for Motives 11/28 Wailings of a master planner 11/28 Militants Blow Up NPDC Pipeline in Delta 11/28 N-Delta govs accused of hijacking over N1trn annually 11/28 Confusion As Explosion Rocks NPDC Pipeline in Delta 11/28 Niger Delta militants claim attack on state-owned NNPC's oil pipeline 11/28 We won’t lift siege to Shell, protesting youths tell Okowa 11/28 Flood, erosion threaten to wipe out Rivers kingdom 11/28 NDDC Tasked on Service Delivery 11/28 Nigeria needs $14bn in new investment to raise oil output – Shoreline MD 11/28 NSA: Maitatsine Metamorphosed to Boko Haram Terrorists 11/28 Fashola: 11 Discos Frustrating NERC’s Regulatory Duties 11/28 Nigeria Looks to Untapped Mineral Riches to Revive Its Oil-Dependent Economy 11/28 Igbo want presidency, not Biafra, says Iwuanyanwu 11/27 Nigerian militants blow up oil pipeline: official 11/27 Kachikwu to address Niger delta security challenges at IHSE 2016 11/27 Confusion as Explosion Rocks NPDC Pipeline in Delta 11/27 Man dies in kidnappers’ den after family pays ransom with cash, drum of petrol 11/27 NNPC to Build 1,000km Pipeline from Niger Republic 11/27 Niger Delta Minister Complains Over N420 Disbursed for Projects 11/27 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 11/27 Emami accuses NNPC of abandoning GRIP, electricty projects in Delta 11/26 EPL week 13 fixtures 11/26 Ondo election: A party chairman chased while allegedly trying to buy votes 11/26 Ondo(Video): Jegede briefs newsmen after casting vote, laments card reader malfunctioning 11/26 Buhari Committed To Niger Delta Development, Says Ekere 11/26 Urhobo pay tribute to Okumagba: Late monarch fought for us at his expense 11/26 Nigeria considers importing crude oil from Niger due to militant attacks 11/26 Release Over N900bn Owed NDDC, South South Intellectual Group Tasks FG 11/26 Oil thieves nearly ignited tribal war in Delta 11/26 Suspected Kidnappers Strangle Principal After Collecting Ransom 11/26 Photos: Smooth accreditation, voting ongoing simultaneously in Ondo West LGA 11/26 Delta Govt Restates Commitment to Partner With Private Sector for Effective... 11/25 Nigeria: Govt's Peace Talks With Oil Rebels Deadlocked 11/25 Africa: Shell Tries to Dodge Responsibility for Nigeria Oil Spills... Again 11/25 Confab to Address Niger Delta Security Issues, Others 11/25 Constitution of New Board: Release Over N900bn Owed NDDC Now, Group... 11/25 INC demands withdrawal of quit notice to Ijaw 11/25 Outrage as Navy Shoots, Wounds 10 Ijaw Youths in Warri Claiming... 11/25 Activist Accuses NNPC of Fuelling Niger Delta Crisis 11/25 Use six S/South Govs to dialogue with N/Delta militants, Ogiemwonyi tells FG 11/25 Recession: Can I Be Excused? 11/25 Army, Navy shoot 14 in Delta communities, 3 residents missing 11/25 Why attacks on oil pipelines will continue – Experts 11/24 Nigeria: Ijaw Indigenes Flee Urhoboland As Tension Rises 11/24 Nigeria: Ijaw Leaders, Militants Meet Over Urhobo Ultimatum 11/24 Workers picket Caverton Helicopters over sack of 150 workers 11/24 Ijaw ex-warlords meet today over Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh, Isaba crisis 11/24 Shell Challenges London Trial, Wants Case Transferred to Nigeria 11/24 Nigeria: Militancy - NNPC to Favour Niger Delta Firms in Oil Lifting Contracts 11/24 Group urges Ogbe-Ijoh, Isaba, Udu monarchs to avert Ijaw, Urhobo war 11/24 Steven Gerrard announces retirement 11/24 Alleged kidnappers arrested in Calabar 11/24 JTF raids militants’ camp in Delta 11/24 JTF destroys militants’ camp in Delta 11/24 JTF Bombards Militants’ Camps in Delta 11/24