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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: Boko Haram denies Nigeria cease-fire, says abducted girls married off 11/01 Boko Haram Claims to Have German Hostage, Denies Ceasefire 11/01 ‘Why JTF is defeating criminals in Niger Delta’ 11/01 Militant Herdsmen, Kidnappers and Oil Thieves as Our Next Monsters after BHs 11/01 2015: PDP may lose Akwa Ibom over imposition - Attah 10/31 Delta LG Polls Fallout - Tompolo Is Threatening My Life - Keyamo 10/31 ‘Man of God’ Returns as LG Chairman in Warri 10/31 Haters Turn Heat on NDDC Boss 10/31 Militant Herdsmen, Kidnappers and Oil Thieves as Our Next Monsters after BHs 10/31 Boko Haram claims to have German hostage, denies ceasefire 10/31 It's Been 200 Days Since Boko Haram Kidnapped 200 Girls. Nigerians Have Not Stopped Protesting 10/31 Keshi calls Ike Uche, 24 others for Congo, South Africa matches 10/31 Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Schoolgirls 'Married Off' 10/31 ‘Man of God’ Returns as LG Chairman in Warri 10/31 Delta LG Polls Fallout: Tompolo is threatening my life - Keyamo 10/30 Warri Wolves’ Etebo Clinches Wonder Goal 7 Award 10/30 Nigeria: Boko Haram Captures Mubi, Goes on Killing Spree 10/30 Nigeria: Residents Flee Mubi As Insurgents Take Over 10/30 UAE Cautions About a Relationship Between Al-Shabaab and ISIS 10/30 Ex- DIG, Udah joins Abia North senatorial race 10/30 NFF electoral appeals committee to meet Nov 11 10/30 Ijaw Breed hunts for talents 10/30 Enyimba take back seat for Aba traders 10/30 Shell loses N23bn over insecurity in Nigeria, others 10/30 Boko Haram seize northeast Nigerian town, dozens killed: witnesses 10/30 Coalition to govt: Step up action against gas flaring, oil spill 10/29 No Election Held in Warri North LG, Says APC 10/29 $9.3m arms deal: Panel clears Oritsejafor, Dokubo Asari 10/29 Life After Escaping Boko Haram's Clutches 10/29 Warri North boss swears in lawmakers 10/29 U.S.$9.3 Million Deal - Presidential Panel Clears Oritsejafor, Dokubo-Asari of Involvement 10/29 Rebels chase troops from northeast Nigerian towns 10/29 Wolves Etebo wins Wonder Goal 7 award 10/29 Court decides on NFF case today 10/29 Boko Haram Attacks Commercial Hub in Nigeria's Adamawa State 10/29 Billions in flame as locals cook oil in Bayelsa 10/29 Jonathan can’t win Lagos for PDP –APGA 10/29 Violence doesn’t threaten talks to free Chibok girls – FG 10/28 Boko Haram harem of hell 10/28 Eagles to Train in Warri for Congo Clash 10/28 Eagles move camp to Warri for Congo 10/28 Nigeria 'in talks with Boko Haram' 10/28 African cinema: the five best political films 10/28 German Killed By Gunmen 10/28 Nigeria: Pirates hijack gunboat, kidnap workers 10/28 Nigerian military: Pirates hijack police gunboat, kill 3 officers, kidnap 6 oil workers 10/28 Pirates hijack gunboat, kidnap workers in Niger Delta 10/28 Nigerian Independents Complete Pipeline for Oil Export 10/28 BREAKING NEWS…. FIFA Postpones Verdict on NFF Crisis till Friday, October 31 10/28 Police arrest three for robbery, cultism in Delta 10/28 Nigeria: Pirates hijack gunboat, German killed 10/28 ‘Ugborodo communal crisis has nothing to do with EPZ project’ 10/28 No election held in Warri North LG, says APC 10/28 Cops arrest three for armed robbery, cultism 10/28 $9.3m Deal: Presidential Panel Clears Oritsejafor, Dokubo-Asari of Involvement 10/28 FIFA Postpones Verdict on NFF Crisis till October 31 10/28 Non-Indigenes in Lagos Endorse Ambode 10/27 APC calls for cancellation of Delta LG polls 10/27 NFF Appeals, as Jos Court Sacks Pinnick's Board 10/27 ‘Northern leaders did better for South-South’ 10/27 ‘Threatened with death until she converted to Islam’ 10/27 FIFA gives Nigeria Monday deadline 10/27 A Failed Ceasefire? 10/27 Boko Haram 10/27 30 adolescents abducted in northeast Nigeria: local chief : October 27, 2014, 11:35 am 10/27 German killed by gunmen in Nigeria 10/27 Pirates Conduct Multiple Attacks, Abductions in Nigeria's Oil Delta 10/27 Steinmeier to Nigeria for Talks With West African Leaders 10/27 Nigeria's Jonathan brushes off scandals to lead 2015 election race 10/27 Eagles to converge on Warri for Congo 10/27 Super Eagles to train in Warri ahead of Congo match 10/27 Nigeria says violence does not threaten Boko Haram talks to free girls 10/27 NFF crisis: Jonathan invites Pinnick to Villa 10/27 2015: Jonathan picks nomination form Wednesday 10/27 Staff Desert NFF as Giwa Storms Glass House to Inaugurate Committees 10/27 Eagles to Train in Warri for Congo Clash 10/27 Confusion Lingers in NFF As Giwa Resumes, Recalls Keshi 10/27 Report sheds light on misery of kidnapped Nigerian girls 10/27 2700-Tonne Made-in-Nigeria CPF Modules Unveiled 10/27 Orubebe: We Are Building a New Niger Delta 10/26 Six Kidnapped Policemen Killed in Bayelsa 10/26 Thirty Adolescents Abducted in Northeast Nigeria: Local Chief 10/26 Gas Flaring Impeding Socio-economic Development’ 10/26 Deltans Defy Heavy Downpour to Vote in LG Elections 10/26 At least 17 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria 10/26 VIDEO: 'How we escaped from Boko Haram' 10/26 Nigeria: JTF, Ijaw Council Collaborate Against Oil Theft in Bayelsa 10/26 French general sees reduced regional threat from Boko Haram 10/26 'Delta Council Polls Justifies Call for Scrapping of State Electoral Agency' 10/26 Pirates Again Attack AGIP Tugboat 10/26 Thirty young boys and girls snatched in Nigeria 10/26 World Bank trains 524 on refuse disposal 10/26 Gumi’s letter to Jonathan inciting, says IYC 10/26 Escape from Boko Haram 10/26 Why Giwa turned down Pinnick’s olive branch 10/26 Pillars still top but Enyimba stay close 10/26 Thirty adolescents abducted in Maiduguri 10/26 Cameroon army kills 39 Boko Haram fighters 10/26 Stop acting as agent of destabilisation, IYC tells Gumi 10/26 Apathy, violence mar Delta council polls 10/25