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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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vanguardngr.com Giwa-led NFA board takes charge, nullifies all Pinnick-led board decisions 10/24
punchng.com Giwa takes over NFF office 10/24
dailytrust.com.ng Giwa-led NFA board takes charge, nullifies all Pinnick-led board decisions 10/24
scmp.com The martyrs of Pakistan’s fight against the crippling disease of polio 10/24
vanguardngr.com Court sacks Pinnick’s NFF 10/24
dailytrust.com.ng JTF mediates in face-off between oil firm, host communities 10/24
allafrica.com Stakeholders Impressed As DNL Unveils 2,700 Tons Made-in Nigeria CPF Modules 10/24
dailytrust.com.ng Jika heads Ishaku campaign organisation 10/24
grnlive.com Sixty more women and girls reported kidnapped in Nigeria 10/24
vanguardngr.com Delta: Who settles for the crumbs 10/24
punchng.com JTF partners Bayelsa LG to tackle oil theft 10/24
dailytrust.com.ng ‘PDP, bank stopped us from buying nomination forms for Jonathan’ 10/24
allafrica.com Nigeria in Danger of Another Fifa Ban 10/24
dailytrust.com.ng FEC Okays N165bn for East-West road project 10/23
thisdaylive.com Jonathan Reshuffles Cabinet as FEC Approves $21.459m for Aviation 10/23
dailytrust.com.ng Jonathan undertakes minor cabinet reshuffle 10/23
thisdaylive.com God Lifted Me from Grass to Grace, Says Uduaghan at 60 10/23
dnaindia.com Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release 10/23
thisdaylive.com Eduok Threatens All-time League Record after Six-goal Thriller 10/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: Ex-Justice Akanbi Slams FG Over Ceasefire With Boko Haram 10/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: Chibok Community Cautions FG Over Ceasefire Deal 10/23
cnn.com Explosion kills 5 near bus station 10/23
voanews.com Bomb Kills 5 in Northern Nigeria 10/23
punchng.com Hoodlums attack Guardian reporter in Benue 10/23
reuters.com Bomb blast kills five at bus station in north Nigeria: police 10/23
voanews.com Chibok Girls Not Only Kidnap Victims of Boko Haram 10/23
vanguardngr.com Jonathan set to pick PDP nomination form 10/23
ynetnews.com Nigerian president to return to Israel 10/23
ndtv.com Suspected Boko Haram Fighters Kidnap 25 Girls in Northeast Nigeria 10/23
vanguardngr.com Imo sets up c’ttee to identify projects by NDDC, FERMA, others 10/23
vanguardngr.com Pinnick’s sacks;: NFA board asks Jos court for stay of execution 10/23
punchng.com NFF sacking: Board files suit for stay of execution 10/23
thisdaylive.com Court Nullifies Pinnick's Election 10/23
tamilguardian.com Boko Haram reportedly abducts at least 25 girls 10/23
modernghana.com Nigeria risks new FIFA ban after court voids FA vote 10/23
modernghana.com Nigeria president set to announce re-election bid: source 10/23
vanguardngr.com Uduaghan’s led Delta to promised land — LG chairman 10/23
thisdaylive.com Nigeria Risks FIFA Ban as Jos Court Annuls NFF Elections 10/23
sify.com Boko Haram militants abduct dozens more women, girls in Nigeria 10/23
vanguardngr.com Stakeholders impressed as DNL unveils 2,700 tons made-in Nigeria Cpf Modules 10/23
nzherald.co.nz Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls 10/22
thisdaylive.com Taraba 2015: My Opponents Are Afraid of Me, Says Umar 10/22
timeslive.co.za 'Pact' with Boko is shaky 10/22
dailytrust.com.ng Cabinet reshuffle: Onwuliri now Minister of Education (State) 10/22
voanews.com Chibok Girls Only Tip of Iceberg in Boko Haram Abductions 10/22
punchng.com Jonathan, others must buy form – PDP 10/22
cnn.com Boko Haram victim: I cried for help 10/22
allafrica.com Minister 'Optimistic' Boko Haram Will Free Girls 10/22
punchng.com FG reviews construction costs of East-West Road 10/22
vanguardngr.com Jonathan carries out minor cabinet reshuffle 10/22
vanguardngr.com FG approves N165bn for construction of section 5 of East-West Road 10/22
reuters.com Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release 10/22
thisdaylive.com 2015 Elections: Chukwu, Wike, Ishaku Pick Governorship Forms 10/22
thisdaylive.com APC Writes Police IG over Threat By Asari Dokubo 10/22
foxnews.com Nigeria: Fighting with Islamic extremists continues, no news of kidnapped schoolgirls 10/22
punchng.com FG reviews costs of East-West Road 10/22
vanguardngr.com Clamour for Delta North governorship slot upsets group 10/22
dailytrust.com.ng 2015: Aziz, Ishaku join Kaduna, Taraba guber races 10/22
vanguardngr.com 2015: Orubebe joins Delta gov race 10/22
vanguardngr.com UNIDO, PIND sign pact on poverty reduction in the Niger Delta 10/22
dailytrust.com.ng IGP petitioned over Asari’s threat to APC spokesman 10/22
punchng.com Jonathan, others must buy form by Oct. 30 –PDP 10/22
punchng.com Eduok hits six as Dolphins beat Nembe 10/22
vanguardngr.com Minister ‘optimistic’ Boko Haram will free girls 10/21
vanguardngr.com 2015: Taraba community moves against alleged imposition of candidate 10/21
voanews.com Nigeria, Boko Haram Appear to Move Toward Talks 10/21
punchng.com Wike, Chukwu, Ishaku pick PDP governorship forms 10/21
vanguardngr.com Abuja-Kaduna rail line to be delivered by Dec —FG 10/21
sify.com Nigeria minister optimistic over release of abducted schoolgirls 10/21
vanguardngr.com LAND DISPUTE: Man sues Christ Embassy for exhuming mum’s remains 10/21
punchng.com APC writes Jonathan over alleged threat by Dokubo-Asari 10/21
huffingtonpost.com Nigeria Says It Struck A Cease-Fire With Boko Haram, But Are They Talking To The Right Guy? 10/21
punchng.com Three ex-ministers pick PDP governorship form 10/21
allafrica.com 2015 - Urhobo Move to Stop Delta North 10/20
allafrica.com ISIS Eyes Sahel 10/20
allafrica.com Elumelu Launches N2.75 Billion Post Conflict Support Fund 10/20
allafrica.com 2015 - Niger Delta Youths to Pick N22 Million Forms for Jonathan 10/20
globalsecurity.org Boko Haram raids villages despite truce, Nigeria sources say 10/20
voanews.com Official: Talks on Kidnapped Nigerian Girls to Start Tuesday 10/20
bbc.co.uk 'Boko Haram raids' despite truce 10/20
modernghana.com Who Leads Delta State In 2015? 10/20
vanguardngr.com Jonathan’s adoption by PDP, a shame – Balewa 10/20
pbs.org News Wrap: Libyan militant pleads not guilty to Benghazi attack charges 10/20
vanguardngr.com Onokpasa tasks Deltans on credible LG polls 10/20
punchng.com Jonathan not ambitious – Clark 10/20
allafrica.com Fate of Chibok Girls Still Uncertain 10/20
upi.com Boko Haram violates cease-fire amid skepticism over promised release of kidnapped schoolgirls 10/20
nzherald.co.nz Nigerians await news on missing girls 10/20
vanguardngr.com Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa, account for 30% global oil discoveries 10/20
punchng.com N’Delta ex-militants threaten to destroy oil installations 10/20
allafrica.com Uduaghan @ 60 - From Private Clinic to Govt House 10/20
vanguardngr.com 2015: Ijaw youths reject zoning of elective positions in Bayelsa 10/20
voanews.com Nigeria Agrees to Cease-Fire With Boko Haram 10/20
punchng.com East-West road completion to cost N70bn -Reps committee 10/19
thisdaylive.com Ijaw Accuses Itsekiri of “Hijacking” All Elective Positions in Warri 10/19
impunitywatch.com Nigeria and Boko Haram Agree to Cease-fire Deal 10/19
scmp.com Dozens killed in Nigeria 'ceasefire' with Boko Haram militants 10/19
realclearworld.com Islam's Clash with Islam 10/19
edition.cnn.com Fresh Boko Haram attacks reported 10/19
thisdaylive.com Nigerian Joint Tax Board Moves against Multiple Taxation 10/19