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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: Unions threaten strike over sack of 3000 oil workers 10/27 Buhari meets Niger Delta leaders next week – Kachikwu 10/27 Remembering Ken Saro Wiwa Jnr 10/27 Nigeria: Probe Amnesty Office, Ex-Militants Urge Buhari, Threaten Protest Over Non-Payment of Stipends 10/27 Senate gives NDDC 7 days to tender evidence of approval on 1,691 contracts 10/27 NUPENG gives FG 21 days to halt sack of workers by oil majors 10/27 Senate C’ttee Uncovers 1,691 Contracts’ Scam, 22 Illegal Accounts Operated by NDDC 10/27 Ijaw Women Besiege Court, Want EFCC to Unfreeze Mrs Jonathan’s Account 10/27 PENGASSAN appeals to restive Niger Delta youths to embrace dialogue 10/26 Nigeria: We'll Return Nigeria to Good Old Days of Accountability - Buhari 10/26 PDP, not APC killed Alamieyeseigha –Late gov’s wife 10/26 I'll Restore Accountability to Nigeria - Buhari 10/26 Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Bomb Chevron Export Pipeline 10/26 Nigeria vows to protect oil facilities 10/26 Breaking: NUPENG gives FG 21 days ultimatum to halt mass workers sack 10/26 Nigeria: Don't Shut Down Oil Facilities, Military Warns Aggrieved Host Communities 10/26 Nigerian Militants Say They Bombed Chevron Oil Export Pipeline 10/26 3,000 sacked as multinational oil companies pull out 10/26 Nigerian leader asks for $30 billion in foreign loans 10/26 English Football League Cup draw 10/26 Remembering Ken Saro Wiwa Jnr 10/26 NUPENG Gives FG 21-day Ultimatum to Halt Mass Sack by Oil... 10/26 Isoko HOSTCOM commends Buhari over appointment 10/26 Nigerian militants bomb Chevron oil export pipeline 10/26 Buhari's Minister Was Charged With Fraud, Then Discharged Under Unclear Circumstances 10/26 Buhari Seeks to Amend 2016 Budget 10/26 FG, World Bank to develop master plan for coastal communities’ devt 10/26 Court to Rule On Tompolo December 12 10/26 Niger Delta Avengers say attacked Nigeria's Chevron Escravos pipeline 10/25 Avengers blow up Chevron export pipeline in Delta 10/25 Nigerian oil export pipeline attacked 10/25 Nigeria: Govt to Meet Niger Delta Leaders 10/25 Niger Delta Avengers claim attack on Chevron Escravos pipeline 10/25 Court to rule in Tompolo’s case against FG Dec 12 10/25 PDP, not APC killed Alamieyeseigha – Wife 10/25 Burutu LG awards contracts for projects in 20 wards 10/25 Amnesty programme: N-Delta yet to benefit from proceeds of oil —Dogara 10/25 Video: Dino Melaye rocking it with economy of dance steps 10/25 I'll restore accountability to Nigeria — Buhari 10/25 I would fix power sector, Niger Delta, infrastructure before I leave office – Buhari 10/25 Bombings: Buhari/Niger Delta leaders’ peace parley shifted again 10/25 Les militants du Delta du Niger rompent le cessez-le-feu avec Abuja 10/25 N’Delta Avengers Resumes Hostilities, Bombs Chevron Export Pipeline 10/25 Again, Avengers blow up pipeline 10/25 N’Delta Governors, Others Demand Review of Amnesty Programme 10/25 Chevron launches cassava projects with 40 graduates 10/24 Nigeria: N-Delta Youth Leaders Task Govt On 500,000 Job Projects 10/24 Nigeria: Don't Provoke Us to Attack Nigeria - Militants 10/24 BREAKING: Delta community holds SSG hostage over herdsmen’s attack 10/24 What New North East Development Commission Must Do to Succeed - Senator 10/24 N-Delta youth leaders task FG on 500,000 job projects 10/24 Nigeria to meet Niger Delta leaders, militants on Oct. 31 -oil sources 10/24 Goodluck Jonathan at Oxford Union Question and Answer Session 10/24 Hungry and Isolated, Women Who Survived Boko Haram Face New Nightmare 10/24 EFCC arrests Jonathan’s spokesman, Reuben Abati 10/24 Nigeria: MEND Accuses FG of Reneging On Agreement, Endorses Buhari, Clark Meeting 10/24 Olare-Aja faults naming of Kpokpo as Gbaramatu community 10/24 FFK: Who funded APC 2015 election, how many have been arrested? - Reno 10/24 Ijaw Nation: Controversy over INC presidency 10/24 Some opposition govs behind attempt to discredit Amaechi —NDITG 10/24 In Pictures: President Buhari receives The Progressive Governor’s Forum 10/24 Fruits of determination: Aso Rock honours the pearls of the Niger Delta 10/23 President Buhari should think like a leader with age advantage – AVENGERS 10/23 Suspected herdsmen attack Delta community 10/23 Nigeria: Mend Sanctions Buhari/Pandef Meeting, Urhobo Group Disagrees 10/23 APC, PDP seek glory in Imo NDDC projects 10/23 Payment Default: Gencos Mull Direct Sale to Heavy Consumers 10/23 Niger Delta Avengers to Buhari: Don’t provoke us to ground Nigeria 10/23 Rumblings in APC over Ambassadorial Nominees  10/23 Itsekiri NYC congratulates new Oba of Benin 10/23 Video: Relieve Amaechi of his appointment; stop playing double standard on anti-corruption war - Reno 10/23 You can’t end recession with a Finance minister having qualifications as Kemi - Reno 10/23 We planned to kidnap Ibeju-Lekki monarch – Abductors of Lagos... 10/22 Buhari’s meeting with N-Delta leaders now October 31 10/22 I don’t believe Chibok girls were kidnapped – Fayose 10/22 FG to provide more support for Armed Forces – Minister 10/22 Buhari Meeting with Niger Delta Leaders May Likely Fail, Says NDA 10/22 Don’t Reopen Trans-Forcados Line or Negotiate with Clark Group’ 10/22 NNPC Offers Its Oil at a Discount to Regain Market Share 10/21 State Loses Another N90 Billion to Attacks in Niger Delta 10/21 How I Legitimately Made U.S.$15 Million - Patience Jonathan 10/21 Serap Vows to Tackle Mrs Jonathan, Others in Court 10/21 Buhari Approves Ecological Projects in 11 States 10/21 I Made U.S.$15 Million in 15 Years Through Gifts and Savings - Patience Jonathan 10/21 Burutu LG Awards Contracts for Projects in 20 Wards 10/21 Gowon to Oloibiri: We’ve all sinned against you 10/21 Nigeria: IPOB Lauds SNPA On Call to Release Agitators 10/21 Aren’t we All Internally Displaced Persons After all? 10/21 NiMet predicts cloudy, rainy, and sunny weather conditions for Saturday 10/21 Match fixtures of football leagues across Europe this weekend 10/21 U.S.$15 Million - Patience Jonathan Sues Nigeria Rights' Group 10/20 Nigeria: Soldiers Kill Seven Suspected Militants, Pirates in Niger Delta 10/20 “Body no be firewood” 10/20 FG, states, LGs share N420bn 10/20 N-Delta summit: S-South group flays zone’s representation 10/20 SERAP vows to tackle Mrs Jonathan, others in court 10/20 Reps move to amend NDDC Act 10/20 Burutu LG awards contracts for projects in  20 wards 10/20 Patience Jonathan Sues SERAP, Details How She Made $15m 10/20 Presidency Treats Graduate Ex-Militants to a Dinner 10/20