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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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bbc.co.uk Boko Haram raids 'heinous' - Buhari 07/03
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dailytrust.com.ng Badaru appoints Daily Trust manager as spokesman 07/02
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allafrica.com Tunisia: Tunisia Arrests 12 Suspects Linked to Sousse Attack 07/02
edition.cnn.com Slaughter in Nigeria fishing village 07/02
vanguardngr.com Sandra Bassey is Most Beautiful Model In Nigeria Int’l 07/02
voanews.com For Nigeria's Criminals, Kidnapping Remains Lucrative Trade 07/02
turkishweekly.net French president visits Benin for 1st time in 30 years 07/02
thisdaylive.com LMC Announces New Dates for Match Day 17 and 18 07/02
sify.com Boko Haram slaughters 150 in Nigeria 07/02
monitor.co.ug Ministry lists 17 firms eyeing Uganda oil 07/01
dailytrust.com.ng Ijaws seek Buhari’s intervention on amnesty 07/01
allafrica.com Nigeria: Militants Invade Customs Base in Akwa Ibom - Kill One, Seize Rifles 07/01
allafrica.com Egypt: Egypt's Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis Claims Responsibility for Sinai Attacks - Twitter Statement 07/01
reuters.com Bombers attack Nigeria's Maiduguri while vice president visits camps 07/01
globalsecurity.org UN Report Exposes Widespread Boko Haram Atrocities 07/01
punchng.com Youths threaten to sue Dickson over failed rehabilitation 07/01
punchng.com Rangers beat Kano Pillars 2-1 07/01
voanews.com UN Report Exposes Widespread Boko Haram Atrocities 07/01
voanews.com Bombers Attack Nigeria's Maiduguri While VP Visits Camps 07/01
vanguardngr.com Why we seek amendment to DESOPADEC laws, by Okowa 07/01
thisdaylive.com NNPC Says there’s Enough Petrol 07/01
bbc.co.uk Nigeria's Sunday Mba moves to Turkey 07/01
ww4report.com Boko Haram war spills into Chad 07/01
punchng.com Foreign varsities delisting N’Delta students – IYC 06/30
allafrica.com Sudan: UN Extends Darfur Peacekeeping Mission 06/30
vanguardngr.com In Itsekiri land, a new dawn in commercial fishing, courtesy FG 06/30
vanguardngr.com Fuel queues resurface in Abuja 06/30
thisdaylive.com Okowa Commends Ijaw Nation, Assures Deltans of Equity and Fairness 06/29
allafrica.com Police Arrest Fake Officer in Warri 06/29
allafrica.com Okowa Lauds Ijaw Nation, Assures Deltans of Equity, Fairness 06/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: The Heroic Story of Um Haleema 06/29
bbc.co.uk Chad police killed in militant raid 06/29
bbc.co.uk Chibok girls 'fighting for Boko Haram' 06/29
tamilguardian.com Chad violence killls police 06/29
modernghana.com Chad ambush on Boko Haram 'leaves 11 dead' 06/29
news2.onlinenigeria.com Foreign Univarsities Delisting Niger Delta Students - Ijaw Youth Council 06/29
vanguardngr.com Ex-militants demand SA on amnesty programme 06/29
punchng.com We need good governance, not subsidy removal – NLC 06/28
punchng.com Allow illegal refineries to operate, stakeholders urge FG 06/28
allafrica.com Somalia: Deadly Battle Near Somalia-Kenya Border 06/28
allafrica.com Kuwait Arrests Mosque Bombing Suspects 06/28
punchng.com Militants won’t return to creeks over cancelled contracts –Boyloaf 06/28
news2.onlinenigeria.com Refineries: How price regulation, PIB clip investors’ wings 06/28
thisdaylive.com Emmanuel Directs Contractor Back to ExxonMobil Road 06/27
reuters.com Suicide bombers kill at least three in northeast Nigeria 06/27
vanguardngr.com Ex-militants rally support for Buhari 06/27
thisdaylive.com UK Firm to Invest $250m in Nigeria's Satellite Programme 06/27
allafrica.com Delta Police Battle Warri Vigilante Group 06/26
vanguardngr.com Sunshine seek consolidation at Rangers 06/26
thisdaylive.com Shell, Onobrakpeya Foundation Empower 60 Niger Delta Youths, Artists 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng LMC reschedules Warri Wolves matches 06/25
upi.com Niger military kills 15 Boko Haram militants, captures 20 06/25
punchng.com Obama, Buhari meet July 20 to discuss B’Haram 06/25
news2.onlinenigeria.com Buhari for talks with Obama 06/25
thisdaylive.com LMC Reschedules Wolves’ Matches 06/25
vanguardngr.com Saraki’s emergence, betrayal to APC —Okpozo 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng Okah: How I designed car for bombing- witness 06/25
voanews.com Obama to Host Buhari for Talks on Boko Haram 06/25
news2.onlinenigeria.com New Music: Dr. Flezzy – Uche Face Ft. Erigga 06/25
thisdaylive.com Princewill: God’s Justice Will Prevail in Rivers 06/25
allafrica.com North Africa: Last Week in Maghreb and Sahel Security 06/25
allafrica.com Intelligence Bombs Militant Leaders' Meeting 06/25
punchng.com IYC condemns military’s random bombings of N’Delta 06/24
tribune.com.pk Over 40 killed in ‘Boko Haram’ attacks in Nigeria: police 06/24
allafrica.com Uganda: How Goes the Hunt for Joseph Kony and the LRA? 06/24
thisdaylive.com 2015: Sokoto, Niger, Benue, Anambra to Experience High Flood 06/24
modernghana.com Propagated States Ethnic Champions & Ministers Empty Treasury 06/24
globalsecurity.org Boko Haram slaughter over 40 villagers in northeast Nigeria 06/24
punchng.com Chevron to sell stakes in two oil blocks 06/24
vanguardngr.com Itsekiri oil producing communities in Edo allege marginalisation 06/24
punchng.com Hydrological agency says 12 states prone to flooding 06/24
dailytrust.com.ng Amapakabo unhappy with Matthew dismissal 06/23
vanguardngr.com MEND threatens renewed hostilities over jumbo pay for lawmakers 06/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: MEND Threatens Attacks If National Assembly Retains 'Jumbo Pay' 06/23
allafrica.com Mali: Peace Deal Raises Hopes of Stability 06/23
reuters.com Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Nigeria 06/23
bbc.co.uk Nigeria town hit by 'girl bomber' 06/23
allafrica.com Sudan: Rebel Killed in Sudanese Air Strike in East Jebel Marra 06/22
thisdaylive.com Ifeanyi Ubah Pound El-Kanemi as Sunshine Stars Blow out Pillars 06/22
allafrica.com South Sudan: Why IGAD's New Peace Proposal Is Problematic 06/22
allafrica.com IYC Scribe Escape Assassination, Loses Aide 06/22
vanguardngr.com Bringing the refineries back to life 06/22
bbc.co.uk Deadly bomb hits Nigeria fish market 06/22
news2.onlinenigeria.com Unidentified Gunmen Kill IYC Official In Rivers 06/22
thisdaylive.com Rangers Tame Wolves in Warri 06/22
dailytrust.com.ng Sunshine retain top spot, Rangers, Ifeanyi Ubah win away 06/22
news2.onlinenigeria.com MEND Threatens To Resume Attacks If Lawmakers Fail To Cut Salaries 06/22
thisdaylive.com Harvard University Honours Kuku 06/22
allafrica.com Egypt: 15 Suspected Militants Killed in North Sinai - Military Sources 06/21
modernghana.com Chad's ban on Islamic veil after attacks divides Muslims 06/21
allafrica.com Niger Delta - JTF Inaugurates Headquarters to Curb N100 Million Rent 06/21
punchng.com Electricity: Overcoming gas-to-power issues 06/21
globalvoicesonline.org This Nigerian Singer Has a Message for Boko Haram 06/21
punchng.com Gunmen kill IYC official in Rivers 06/21
thisdaylive.com How Communities, Institutions Hinder NIPP Transmission Projects 06/21
allafrica.com Unknown Persons Set Oil Site On Fire in Bayelsa 06/21