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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: More N-Delta groups stand on referendum 06/27 We’re agitators, not terrorists, N-Delta militants blast Mohammed 06/27 Niger Delta Emergency Security Summit postponed 06/27 Federal Republic of Inequality 06/27 Explosives kill 2 suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria 06/27 Killings: Ijaw leaders, Afenifere to hold emergency peace summit 06/27 N/Delta Avengers instrument by S-South politicians to intimidate leaders – Junaid 06/27 Police begins manhunt for Ikorodu attackers 06/27 Nigeria: Call for Niger Delta Avengers to be Treated Same as Boko Haram Militants 06/27 Gunmen release expatriate contractors kidnapped in Niger Delta: police 06/27 Officials say 7 mine workers kidnapped in Nigeria freed 06/27 Gunmen Release Expatriate Contractors Kidnapped in Niger Delta - Police 06/27 Nigeria: Group Faults Move to Redeploy Police Officers to N'Delta 06/27 Nigeria: Stop Begging, Start Dialogue, Militants Tell Buhari 06/27 CSOs Back Buratai Over Coup Rumour, Dubai Assets 06/27 Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers - Violence Not Way Forward - Dickson 06/27 Nigerians Split Over Negotiating With Oil Militants 06/27 Crisis Rocking the Ijaw Youth Council Worsens 06/26 2 escape in Kuje prison break 06/26 Avengers reply Buhari, demand referendum 06/26 ‘Crude Oil Production May Hit 2.3mbpd in Two Weeks’ 06/26 NPS confirms jailbreak in Kuje Prisons 06/26 Nigeria: Lagos/Ogun Massacre - How Militants Took Over Our Communities - Survivors 06/26 Kidnapped three Australians, South African freed 06/26 Nigerian army says it freed over 5,000 people held by Boko Haram 06/26 Oil militants call for referendum on breaking up Nigeria 06/26 Kidnapped Foreigners Released 06/26 Nigeria: Govt Deploys Army to Restore Peace in Ikorodu 06/26 IYC begs Buhari to act on his appeals to end militancy 06/26 Nigeria: Remove Me From the National Grid 06/26 Prisons Service Confirms Jailbreak in Kuje 06/26 Police begin manhunt for Ikorodu attackers 06/26 Treat Niger Delta avengers as B’H terrorists, Junaid Mohammed tells Buhari 06/26 Gunmen release Australian expatriates, others kidnapped in Niger Delta 06/26 OPC to Militants, Fulani Herdsmen: Enough is Enough 06/26 Back peace appeals with action, IYC tells Buhari 06/26 Niger Delta Emergency Security Summit postponed 06/26 Gunmen release expatriate contractors kidnapped in Niger Delta: police 06/26 Niger Delta Avengers urge Nigeria's Buhari to visit southern oil hub 06/26 Kuje Jail Break: Prisons Boss Confirms Escape of Two Prisoners 06/26 Biafra: IPOB disowns anti Niger-Delta Avengers group 06/25 My testimonies as Miss Nigeria– Lessi Peter-Vigboro 06/25 Shell spends $195.5m on social investments 06/25 FG: Ogoni clean-up will take decades 06/25 Buhari: Militants deploying high-tech weapons 06/25   Commends exploits of Civilian JTF 06/25 Jong Craves for Ikorodu Utd NPFL Stay 06/25 Militants group sets date for bombing of Bonga field, Onitsha -Asaba, 3rd Mainland bridges 06/25 'Story on Okah's escape not true' 06/25 ‘Coup Rumour, Ploy to Pitch Military against President’ 06/25 Cumbersome Legal Process Delaying Return of Loot, Says US Diplomat 06/25 Varsity crisis: Dickson approves 50% salaries for lecturers, others 06/25 Nigeria: Militants Group Sets Date for Bombing of Bonga Field 06/25 NPS Confirms Jailbreak at Kuje Prisons, Investigation Ordered 06/25 UPDATED: NPS confirms jailbreak, says Okah is safe and secure 06/25 Prisons Service confirms jailbreak in Kuje Prisons 06/25 Our people are suffering, Avengers tell Buhari 06/25 LAGOS/OGUN MASSACRE: How militants took over our communities — Survivors 06/25 Dickson Moves to Pacify Varsity Lecturers, Approves One-month Salary 06/25 Freeing NDDC withheld funds from NLNG obnoxious law 06/25 Avengers invite Buhari to Niger Delta 06/25 Nigerian Army to Investigate Allegation of Coup d’Etat 06/24 Nigeria: NIS to Partner Ministry to Step Up Security in Niger Delta 06/24 Army probes coup claim 06/24 Senate reduces NDDC’s budget by N19bn 06/24 Nigeria: Army to Probe Coup Rumours 06/24 N’Assembly Passes NDDC Budget 06/24 Breaking news: Fresh militants’ attack in Ikorodu communities 06/24 Nigeria: Buhari Assures of Safe Return of IDPs 06/24 Nigeria: DHQ - Military Not Planning to Overthrow Govt 06/24 Nigeria: N-Delta - New Militant Group Emerges, Demands Sovereign State 06/24 Fitch Downgrades Nigeria's Credit Rating to 'B+' 06/24 Nigeria: DHQ Appoints New Commander for Operation Delta Safe, Denies Coup Plot 06/24 Nigeria: New Militant Group Blows Up Oil Pipeline 06/24 Ex-militants ask FG to pay backlog of stipends 06/24 Peace essential for Ogoni clean-up – Osinbajo 06/24 Okojie takes over as Operation Delta Safe commander 06/24 Ignore coup story, Niger Delta youths tell Buhari 06/24 Armed Ijaw Youths Invade Radio Station in Yenagoa, Injure Many 06/24 Fitch Downgrades Nigeria to 'B+', With Stable Outlook 06/24 Nigeria: Ex-Militants Ask FG to Pay Backlog of Stipends 06/24 Alleged Coup Plot: Army chief summons commanders to Abuja 06/24 Army chief summons top commanders to emergency meeting 06/24 Buratai Summons Emergency Meeting Over Coup Threat, N/Delta, Others 06/24 Coup allegation: Buratai summons GOCs, PSOs 06/24 Pipeline bombing: I beg you in God’s name, Buhari tells militants 06/24 First Navy Commander Takes Over Headship of Security Operations in N’Delta 06/24 Kachikwu has one leg in Amaechi’st rousers 06/24 Pipeline bombing: In God's Name, I plead with with you to take it easy, Buhari tells Niger Delta militants 06/24 Locals await Niger Delta oil spill clean-up 06/24 'New' oil rebels spring from the old 06/23 Soldiers Kill Boat Operator in Bayelsa, Military Scraps Operation Pulo Shield 06/23 Fitch downgrades Nigeria’s credit rating to ‘B+’ 06/23 Adopting a win-win solution to the Niger Delta crisis 06/23 Nigeria: Top Army Officers Planning to Overthrow Buhari - Militants 06/23 Nigeria: Military Scraps Niger Delta 'Operation Pulo Shield' 06/23 Nigeria: DHQ End Operation Pulo-Shield in Niger Delta 06/23 Drop threat to bomb Abia, Ohanaeze youths tell NDA 06/23 Nigeria: Army Denies Coup Plot, Warns Mischief-Makers 06/23 Gunmen Kidnap Australian Firm's Workers In Nigeria 06/23