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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: Buhari begs N/Assembly to speedily pass money laundry bill, others 05/31 Buhari Appeals to National Assembly to Pass Money Laundering, NDDC, FCT,... 05/31 Buhari to visit Niger-Delta 05/31 Buhari to National Assembly - Pass Money Laundering Bill, Others 05/31 Africa: African Press Review 31 May 2016 05/31 Nigeria: Military - Fight Against N'Delta Militants Will Be Rational 05/31 Nigeria: Ethnic Militia 'Takes Over 13 Taraba Villages' 05/31 Nigeria: Unwholesome Silence On Herdsmen's Menace 05/31 Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Says No Member Arrested By Military 05/31 Power sector loses N2bn daily, more turbines pack up 05/31 Nigeria risks losing oil buyers to Iran, S’Arabia 05/31 Buhari to Launch Ogoniland Clean-up June 2, Says Environment Minister 05/31 Partner Delta govt to tackle N-Delta crisis, Reyenieju tells politicians 05/31 Rewane Questions Rise in Militancy after Buhari Stepped up Anti-graft War 05/31 Avenging the avengers 05/31 What has integrity got to do with governance? 05/31 Buhari to National Assembly - Fast-Track Passage of Money Laundering Bill 05/31 Nigeria: Exclusive - Boko Haram Victim Tells Dw of Captivity Near Chibok Girls 05/31 Nigeria's Buhari to visit restive Niger Delta region this week 05/31 Unrepentant Avengers mocks Tompolo, threatens bloody attacks 05/31 Soldiers Take over Tompolo’s Residence, Father Escapes Arrest 05/31   IYC: Nigeria will Continue to Experience Agitation, Militancy Until Buhari... 05/30 N/Delta militancy, plot to cause chaos 05/30 Nigeria: Tompolo Pleads With Niger Delta Avengers to Cease Fire 05/30 Nigeria: Army Arrests Suspected Members of Niger Delta Avengers 05/30 Oil Production Drops to 1.1mbpd After Pipeline Attacks 05/30 Troops Avert Militant Attack On AGIP Oil Pipeline - Spokesperson 05/30 Nigeria, Difficult Country to Govern - Buhari 05/30 Nigeria to publish recoveries of stolen assets: president 05/30 Nigeria: Troops Avert Militant Attacks On Bayelsa Oil Pipelines 05/30 Breaking: Soldiers invade Tompolo’s town Kurutie 05/30 Nigeria: Soldiers Invade Kurutie, Tompolo's Real Town 05/30 Nigeria: Soldiers Invade Tompolo's Town Kurutie 05/30 Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Are Killing Our Soldiers, We'll Crush Them - Army 05/30 Military deploy fighter jets , surveillance aircrafts to track Avengers 05/30 Soldiers invade Kurutie, Tompolo’s real town 05/30 Nigeria: Attacks On Oil Facilities - Tompolo Calls On Militants to Ceasefire 05/30 Africa: African Press Review 30 May 2016 05/30 Nigeria: Military launch offensive in oil-producing south 05/30 Nigeria: Military launch offensive in oil-producing south 05/30 Nigeria: Shootout in Niger Delta Creeks As Troops Kill Militants, Avert Attack On Oil Pipeline 05/30 MASSOB Members Protest in Warri 05/30 FG deploys 5 warships, 100 gunboats, fighter jets to Delta creeks 05/30 Nigeria: Attacks On Oil Pipelines - Tompolo Begs Renegade Militants to Return to Negotiation Table With FG 05/30 A Soldier’s Bullet Shatters a Family’s Joy 05/30 Unrelenting Militants Bomb Agip, Aiteo Facility in Bayelsa 05/29 Niger Delta Avengers bomb Aiteo, Agip pipelines 05/29 Stakeholders Hail INTELS Strides in Onne Port 05/29 Unabating Sleaze in the Oil Sector 05/29 The Niger Delta Militancy Challenge 05/29 Nigeria: New oil pipeline attacks spur military threats 05/29 Press zooms on President Buhari's one year tenure, losses to militants 05/29 Nigeria: Buhari - Niger Delta Militancy, Plot to Cause Chaos, Divisions 05/29 Niger Delta militants step up pipeline attacks 05/29 Military Avert Attacks On Oil Pipelines in Niger Delta, Intensifies Operation Against Militants 05/29 FG, ex-militants resolve to end pipeline vandalism in N-Delta 05/29 Troops Avert Attacks On Oil Pipelines 05/29 IYC condemns military invasion of Delta community 05/29 We've arrested 10 suspected members of Niger Delta Avengers- Army 05/29 Enang Urges Niger Delta Youth to Drop Arms 05/29 Tompolo speaks from hiding, says I’m not in Gbaramatu 05/29 ‘Buhari’s actions fuelling militancy in N/Delta’ 05/29 FG Meets Ex-militants to End Bombing of Oil Facilities 05/29 Has the Nigerian president delivered on his promises? 05/29 Shootout in Niger Delta creeks as troops kill militants, avert attack on oil pipeline 05/29 Deadly blast claims five lives in northeast Nigeria 05/29 Tompolo Pleads With Niger Delta Avengers to Cease Fire  05/29 Anglican Diocese Decries Forced Conversion of Christians to Islam   05/29 Stolen assets: Buhari makes u-turn, says Information Ministry “ll publish details 05/29 Niger says kills 12 Boko Haram fighters in gun battle 05/29 If Only Buhari Would Listen! 05/29 Tompolo to Avengers : I don’t know you, stop blowing up pipelines 05/29 Treat militants, herdsmen as Boko Haram, Junaid Muhammed urges... 05/29 Nigeria: Nigerian Government Announces Agreement With Niger Delta Militants 05/29 Nigeria: Buhari Vows Tough Action Against Militants As Ijaw Youth Give Conditions for Peace 05/29 Nigeria: Militants Attack Major Nembe Pipeline in Nigeria's Delta - Officials 05/29 Fueling Oil's Push to $50: Fear Is Back 05/28 PIPELINE ATTACKS: Ijaw youths give condition for ceasefire 05/28 N’ Delta Avengers to Military, IOCs: ‘Watch out, something big about to happen’ 05/28 NAF Sends 20 Pilots to UK, S’Africa for Training on Counter-Insurgency 05/28 Panic as soldiers shoot at random in Oporoza 05/28 New Militant Group Attacks More Oil LInes 05/28 Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Hit NNPC's Crude, Gas Trunklines in Delta 05/28 Militants Again Blow Up Agip, Shell Trunk Line in Bayelsa 05/28 Militants blow up Shell, Agip pipelines in Nigeria 05/28 Niger Delta Avengers Claim Responsibility for Oil Pipeline Blast in Nigeria 05/28 Former NATO Secretary-General Calls for End to Militancy, Herdsmen Attacks 05/28 Militants strike again in N-Delta, attack Shell, Agip pipelines 05/28 Armed group blows up major pipeline in Nigeria 05/28 Nigeria: 'Military Operation Won't Stop Militancy in Niger Delta' 05/28 Nigeria: 'Military Invasion of Gbaramatu Kingdom Unacceptable ' 05/28 Niger Delta Militants Bomb Agip, Aiteo 600,000bpd Facility 05/28 BREAKING: Niger Delta Avengers blow up Shell, Agip pipelines 05/28 Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up Yet Another Pipeline, Taunt Military Operatives 05/28 Nigeria: Pilots Sent for Training on Counter-Insurgency 05/28 Niger Delta Avengers promise to up pipeline attacks in Nigeria 05/28 Activities of Herdsmen Bigger Threat to Unity of Nigeria - Onuesoke 05/28 Fayose Urges Dialogue in Resolving Niger Delta Crisis 05/28 Nigeria: The Niger Delta Militancy Challenge 05/28 Africa: African Press Review 27 May 2016 05/27