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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: Osinbajo’s Delta Visit Raises Hope 01/24 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 01/24 N-Delta leaders move to reconcile S-South govs 01/24 Govt to Launch Free Healthcare Programme in Niger Delta 01/24 Ogbeifun tasks FG on resolution of N-Delta crisis 01/24 Nigeria: Air Force Vows to Ensure Calm in Niger Delta 01/24 Probe shooting of Big Brother Naija in South Africa – Lai Mohammed 01/24 Report: Suicide bombers are using babies to avoid detection 01/24 GE Proposes Investment in Nigeria’s Three Refineries 01/24 Military task force kills 2 suspected militants in Bayelsa 01/24 Military task force kills notorious militant, Labista, another in Bayelsa 01/24 GE offers to fix Warri, Kaduna, P/H refineries in 11 months 01/24 FG to launch free Healthcare Programme in Niger Delta 01/23 Nigeria: Boko Haram Must Not Regroup - UN 01/23 Why completion of East-West Road was stalled, by N-Delta Ministry 01/23 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 01/23 Herdsmen abduct ex-Delta council boss, 2 others 01/23 UK Court to Deliver Ruling on Shell, Niger Delta Communities’ Feud 01/23 Maritime varsity: Community, others, disagree with Warri monarch 01/23 Nigeria: Prevent Boko Haram From Regrouping, UN Tells Military Task Force 01/23 Air Force Vows to Ensure Calm in N’Delta 01/23 Commander in Cameroon's fight with Boko Haram dies in helicopter crash 01/23 Maritime University’s Site at Okerenkoko Belongs to Us, 01/22 N323bn Road Contract: House C’tee Queries N’Delta Ministry for Withholding Documentation 01/22 TURKISH COLLEGE: Hope rises for the release of kidnapped staff, students 01/22 Osinbajo’s truce shuttle: FG adopts 16-point demand on Niger Delta 01/22 NPFL matchday 3 results 01/22 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 01/22 We’re excited over Osinbajo’s visit to N-Delta —Delta govt, NDPC 01/22 NiMet predicts sunny, hazy weather for Monday 01/22 Osinbajo’s visit to Warri: INYC flays Gbagi 01/22 NDDC to complete 23.5km Bayelsa-Rivers link road soon – official 01/22 Rewarding Nigeria’s Fallen Heroes 01/22 Osinbajo’s Tour of the Niger Delta and Matters Arising 01/21 Premier League week 22 fixtures 01/21 Counterpart fund: Rivers, Akwa Ibom to lose over 200m Euros EU-Water Sanitation project 01/21 Nigeria group: 20 die, many missing after pro-Trump rally 01/21 Video: Watch Jammeh himself say he steps down for Barrow, Gambians 01/21 Some N-Delta leaders want to be worshipped, appeased for peace to reign – Loyibo, Ijaw chief 01/21 Ex-militant leader laments delay in payment of amnesty stipends 01/21 The Niger Delta and the presidency: Of craven vandalism and pyro-terrorism 01/21 Niger Delta: Time for confidence building 01/21 Group: 11 killed at Nigeria pro-Trump rally; police deny it 01/20 Itsekiri doesn’t own Okerenkoko —WIPMG 01/20 Video: Watch Senegalese ground troops enter The Gambia to oust Jammeh 01/20 How policeman allegedly shot man to death after telephone call 01/20 TURKISH COLLEGE KIDNAP: Disagreement among abductors delay victims’ release 01/19 Pipeline fire: Army absolves Delta militants 01/19 Delta women shut down East-West Road over rape by herdsmen 01/19 NNPC Denies Increasing Petrol Price, Warns Against Panic Buying 01/19 Nigeria: Militants Didn't Blowup Pipeline in Ughelli, Says Military 01/19 #DailyTrustDialogue: CBN forex allocation has no logic— Peterside 01/19 CBN gov, Stanbic IBTC chairman differ on forex policy 01/19 Petrol Price Stands At N145, Says NNPC 01/19 Activist appeals to FG to open Maritime varsity, Okerenkoko 01/19 Gbaramatu communities urge FG to expedite N-Delta devt plan 01/19 Pa Sandys Uvwoh assassinated, Itsekiri, Urhobo mourn 01/19 Nigeria: Army Dismiss Militant's Claims of Pipeline Attack in Niger Delta 01/19 Grab FG’s Devt, Peace Package with Both Hands, Boroh Tells N’Deltans 01/19 Video: Adama Barrow takes oath of office as Gambia’s president 01/19 Video: Gambia’s Adama Barrow gives first speech as president 01/19 HOSTCOM demands release of arrested Odimodi leaders 01/19 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 01/19 Aladja didn’t attack Ogbe-Ijoh —Etakubo 01/19 NNPC dismisses petrol price increase, scarcity rumour 01/19 Nigerian police raid investigative news website's office 01/19 Workers oppose proposed NLNG Act amendment 01/19 Abuja Ijaw community elects new executives 01/19 Maritime Varsity: FG, Delta govts acquired land from impostors —Olu of Warri 01/18 Army places N500,000 bounty on insurgents 01/18 Turkish college kidnap: Fears over victim’s health 01/18 Cartoon: Mr & Mrs 01/18 Police boss confirms kidnap of Director of Finance, 3 others in Sokoto 01/18 Three Refineries Produce 4.6 Million Litres of Kerosene - NNPC 01/18 Senate Approves President Buhari's Fiscal Plans It Once Rejected As 'Empty' 01/18 Russia rules the world despite many problems 01/18 Red Cross: 70 Civilians Killed in Nigeria Bombing Mistake 01/18 Military dismiss militant’s claims of pipeline attack in Niger Delta 01/18 No plan to hike fuel price – NNPC 01/18 Protesting Delta women accuse herdsmen of raping three pregnant women 01/18 Ijaw not in secession struggle —IYC presidential aspirant 01/18 No Attack on NPDC Pipeline By Militants in Delta, Says JTF 01/18 Manager urges N-Delta leaders to embrace Buhari’s peace offer 01/18 Niger Delta Deserve to be Treated as Special Development Zone - Osibajo 01/17 State of Development in Niger Delta Scandalous, Says Osinbajo 01/17 Nigeria: Osinbajo in N-Delta - Ijaw, Itsekiri Differ On Maritime Varsity Site 01/17 Buhari, Ayade in closed-door meeting at Aso Villa 01/17 Islamist militant group Boko Haram claims responsibility for Nigerian University attack 01/17 Police confirm murder of septuagenarian in Delta 01/17 POLL: Which countries do you think will qualify for AFCON quarter finals ? 01/17 Murder of 77-year-old Itsekiri Community Leader Sparks Tension in Warri 01/17 Nigeria’s External Reserves Hit $27.2bn 01/17 It’s in APC’s interest not to kill PDP – Gov Dickson 01/17 Oil will not dry in Niger Delta, it will be available for the next 100 years, Gbagi carpets Osinbajo 01/17 Boko Haram claims Nigeria university attack 01/17 Boko Haram Claims Varsity Attack 01/17 Osinbajo’s Peace Visit to Niger Delta Positive Move, Says Group 01/17 Osinbajo in the Niger Delta 01/17 Why Nigerians will become poorer with rising oil prices 01/16 Amid progress in West Africa and the Sahel, UN envoy warns of region’s political challenges 01/16