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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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vanguardngr.com ‘What N-Delta wants from President Buhari’ 04/26
vanguardngr.com Don’t merge NDDC with ministry, N/Delta youths warn Buhari 04/26
thisdaylive.com Niger Delta Youths Threaten to Resist Merger of NDDC, Ministry 04/26
vanguardngr.com Itsekiri: One Nation, One King 04/26
thisdaylive.com Auto Crash Claims 3 Lives, Others Seriously Injured in Edo 04/26
thisdaylive.com OLU AKENGBUWA GOES ON STAGE 04/26
allafrica.com Ofoyenu Wins Parallel Delta NLC Election 04/26
stripes.com Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says 04/26
modernghana.com Islamic State or Al-Qaeda? Somalia's Shebab mulls future 04/26
sputniknews.com Boko Haram Changes Name to 'Islamic State's West Africa Province' - Reports 04/26
thisdaylive.com UNVEILING NIGERIAN IDOL TOP 12 CONTESTANTS 04/26
vanguardngr.com I didn’t collapse after Jonathan lost election – Clark 04/25
vanguardngr.com This weekend’s fixtures 04/25
punchng.com Three die in Edo auto crash 04/25
vanguardngr.com Omatsola Morgan marathon mum with a big heart 04/25
vanguardngr.com Delta cannot be excluded from wind of change – Emetitiri 04/25
allafrica.com Rwanda: Voluntary Repatriation of Ex-M23 Rebels Starts 04/24
punchng.com Military must document campaign against insurgency – Ex-Gen 04/24
thisdaylive.com Hyundai Motors Appoints Enebros Motors Authorised Dealer in Uyo 04/24
vanguardngr.com Bassey Dan Abia celebrates change in NDDC 04/24
vanguardngr.com Olu of Warri coronation anniversary holds May 1 04/24
punchng.com I won’t die because Jonathan lost election –Clark 04/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Bakut the Soldier, the Humble Man 04/24
bbc.co.uk Africa blog: Islamic State strengthens ties with Boko Haram 04/24
news2.onlinenigeria.com New Music: Face Of NDU Cypher 2015 Ft. Gudkush, Mainzey Switch, Zephyr, Mr Hood, Mr Money, Infallible, Nexus P & El Vidal 04/24
news2.onlinenigeria.com Three die in Edo auto crash 04/24
vanguardngr.com October 1 bombing: Court admits evidence against Charles Okah 04/24
punchng.com Speakership: S’South wants to succeed Tambuwal 04/23
punchng.com Ijaw congress asks Buhari to complete East-West road 04/23
vanguardngr.com Woman dies in kidnappers’ custody, another escapes 04/23
thisdaylive.com Oronto Douglas and the Frenemies of Jonathan 04/23
punchng.com Don’t abandon amnesty programmes, ex-militants urge Buhari 04/23
thisdaylive.com America Declares Orubebe, Dokubo, Others Persona Non Grata 04/22
vanguardngr.com Obanikoro summons S/Africa’s High Commissioner Lulu Mnguni over Xenophobic attacks 04/22
allafrica.com Fishermen Want Buhari to Compensate Victims of Bonga Oil Spill 04/22
allafrica.com Xenophobia - OPC, IYC Want Attacks Stopped Within 48 Hours 04/22
vanguardngr.com Uduaghan’s kinsmen battle Seplat over damage to new Abigborodo-Sapele Road 04/21
allafrica.com U.S. Likely to Sanction Nigerians Over Poll Rigging 04/21
vanguardngr.com Madam Okorie’s Ukodo joint, a melting pot 04/21
vanguardngr.com UNIPORT host communities land dispute claims 2 04/21
allafrica.com Oil Spill - Delta Community Gives NPDC 14-Day Ultimatum 04/21
vanguardngr.com ‘Hausa, Yoruba conspiracy against Jonathan must be addressed before May 29' 04/21
vanguardngr.com Accept defeat, Uduaghan tells Emerhor 04/21
vanguardngr.com AYAC: NSC disappoints Nigerian junior athletes 04/21
vanguardngr.com Grant presidential pardon to Ibori, Ijaw group urges Jonathan 04/20
vanguardngr.com Nigeria shuns World Bank-backed zero gas flaring summit 04/20
thisdaylive.com Nigeria’s AYC Title Defence in Jeopardy 04/20
allafrica.com Al-Shabaab Intensifies Guerrilla Warfare Despite Being Weakened 04/20
allafrica.com Group Urges Niger Delta People to Support Buhari's Administration 04/20
isn.ethz.ch Oil-rich Delta Poses First Big Test for Nigeria's New Leader 04/20
news2.onlinenigeria.com Female Cult Group Attack Student, Inject Her With Strange Substance 04/20
news2.onlinenigeria.com Set Ibori Free Before You Leave Office - IPDI 04/20
news2.onlinenigeria.com First Lady Patience Jonathan Others Face US Visa Ban 04/20
huffingtonpost.com The Rebel, Oronto Douglas: Memorial for a Friend 04/20
thisdaylive.com Kuku Denies Contributing Funds for APC Presidential Election 04/19
vanguardngr.com “Buhari can’t end corruption with one stroke” 04/19
vanguardngr.com Fire razes over 300 shops at Ogbe-Ijoh market 04/19
sify.com Boko Haram using IS' strategy of religious cleansing in Nigeria 04/19
allafrica.com Fishermen Affected By Bonga Oil Spill Dismiss Claim of Pending Litigation 04/19
thisdaylive.com Oronto Douglas: A Messenger of Justice 04/19
thisdaylive.com We now Generate 5,500 Megawatts of Power, Says FG 04/18
thisdaylive.com Rivers Governorship: APC Sure of Victory at Tribunal 04/18
dailytrust.com.ng FG loses N1.5bn to pipeline vandals yearly 04/18
thisdaylive.com Ughelli NBA Chairman Assassinated 04/18
dailytrust.com.ng Ex-militants to Buhari: Restructure amnesty, Niger Delta ministry 04/18
vancouversun.com Islamic State takes credit for suicide bomb that killed dozens in Afghanistan, expanding group’s reach 04/18
vanguardngr.com Confederations Cup: Warri Wolves walk tight rope 04/18
vanguardngr.com S/South APC youths want Reps Deputy Speaker zoned to Edo 04/18
thisdaylive.com Uduaghan Inaugurates N4bn Warri-Effurun Flyover 04/18
punchng.com My husband is stubborn — Joseph Evah’s wife 04/18
tamilguardian.com Al-Qaeda affiliated groups claim responsibility for attacks on Mali peacekeeping mission 04/18
news2.onlinenigeria.com FG Approves Forensic Audit Of Niger Delta Holding Company Accounts 04/17
stripes.com Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror' 04/17
huffingtonpost.com UNICEF And Snapchat Join Together To Protect Children Affected By Boko Haram 04/17
allafrica.com Presidential Poll - How Orubebe Plotted to Abduct Jega 04/17
vanguardngr.com APC, DPP candidates demand cancellation of Assembly polls in Delta 04/17
vanguardngr.com Olu of Warri, Uduaghan, Okowa, others for Olu Akengbuwa play 04/17
thisdaylive.com N4bn Warri-Effurun Flyover Commissioned By Uduaghan 04/17
thisdaylive.com Power: FG Says it Generates 5,500 Megawatts 04/17
punchng.com Drop your ambitions, ex-Ijaw youth leader tells Alamieyeseigha, others 04/17
vanguardngr.com Akwa Ibom professionals congratulate Udom 04/17
vanguardngr.com Uduaghan commissions N4.1B Effurun flyover 04/17
thisdaylive.com N4bn Warri-Effurun Flyover Commissioned By Uduaghan 04/17
punchng.com 13 political parties boycott Bayelsa Assembly poll today 04/17
thisdaylive.com Ali Baba: If I Were Not a Comedian, I Would Have Been A Race Car Driver 04/17
punchng.com Communities where residents use same river for cooking, drinking, bathing and defecating 04/17
reuters.com Exclusive: How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong 04/16
yahoo.com The terror of Boko Haram 04/16
npr.org 'To My Brave Sisters': Malala Speaks To Missing Nigerian Girls 04/16
huffingtonpost.com Capitol Hill Lawmakers Meet The 'Malala Of Africa' 04/16
thisdaylive.com Do Not Stop Amnesty Programme, Ex-War Lord Advises Buhari 04/16
thisdaylive.com Ogboru Heads for Election Tribunal Again 04/16
modernghana.com AWDF holds vigil for missing Chibok girls 04/16
allafrica.com Mali: Civilians Killed in Suicide Attack On UN Peacekeepers 04/16
thisdaylive.com Odiche, Ogharanduku Win LBA for March 04/16
mg.co.za SA mercenaries are 'giving Boko Haram a hiding' 04/16
nzherald.co.nz Obama nominates ambassador for Central African Republic 04/16
thisdaylive.com Domestic Observers Fault Calls for Cancellation of Rivers, A’Ibom Guber Elections 04/15
allafrica.com Boastful Warri Wolves' Opponents Arrive From Congo Dr 04/15
allafrica.com Nigeria: Amnesty - Boko Haram 'Still a Deadly Force' 04/15