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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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timeslive.co.za Boko Haram attack on Nigeria's Maiduguri city kills 11 05/30
telegraph.co.uk Nigerian army repels Boko Haram as new president starts term 05/30
vanguardngr.com Jonathan arrives Bayelsa to a rousing welcome 05/30
thisdaylive.com Re-engineering the Niger Delta Youths Mind 05/30
dailytrust.com.ng Buhari sworn in as president 05/30
independent.co.uk Nigeria mosque suicide bomb kills 10 in Maiduguri city 05/30
thisdaylive.com Sam Okpodu: I Was Drafted into Super Eagles While Still in Secondary School 05/30
vanguardngr.com Uduaghan fulfills last wish, exits power without crisis 05/30
reuters.com Troops repel Boko Haram attack on Nigeria's Maiduguri city 05/30
voanews.com Boko Haram Attack on Maiduguri Kills 7 05/30
news2.onlinenigeria.com Boko Haram is a typical example of small fires causing large fires - Buhari 05/29
dailytrust.com.ng Spain judge opens terrorism case against B/Haram 05/29
allafrica.com Soldiers Harass, Detain Punch Reporter Taking Pictures of Jonathan's Bayelsa Home 05/29
thisdaylive.com Onne Oil and Gas FTZ Attracts $6.7bn Investments 05/29
allafrica.com Zimbabwe: AFZ Dismisses Social Media Recruitment Hoax 05/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: Agwai - I Was Sacked for Calling for Change 05/29
cnn.com Muhammadu Buhari's swearing-in a first for Nigeria 05/29
dailytimes.com.pk New Nigerian president vows to crush ‘godless’ Boko Haram 05/29
allafrica.com MSF Pulls Staff From Dadaab Refugee Camp, Citing Al Shabab Concerns 05/29
allafrica.com Mali: Thousands Flee Violent Upsurge in Northern Mali 05/29
allafrica.com Mali: Fighting in North Forces Tens of Thousands to Flee - UN 05/29
stripes.com New Nigerian president takes office vowing to fight graft, militants 05/29
news2.onlinenigeria.com New Music: I 2 D G – Its Allowed (Freestyle) Ft. Swankey & Janiel 05/29
reuters.com Spain charges Boko Haram militant chief with crimes against humanity 05/28
thisdaylive.com CAF Bans Warri Wolves Goalkeeper for Spitting on Referee 05/28
foxnews.com Spain investigates leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram militants on charges of terrorism 05/28
dailytrust.com.ng Spain judge opens terrorism case against Boko Haram 05/28
allafrica.com I've Never Killed Anybody - Wike 05/28
allafrica.com Kenya: Shabaab Now Marry and Kidnap Kilifi Girls 05/28
vanguardngr.com No ethnicity, Delta State for us all, Okowa assures 05/27
thisdaylive.com 43 Persons Killed in Boko Haram Attack on Borno 05/27
punchng.com Nobody advised Jonathan to concede defeat – Aide 05/27
allafrica.com South Africa: Numbers At Xenophobia Refugee Camp in Durban On the Rise 05/27
allafrica.com Boko Haram Kills Dozens in Borno Village 05/27
vanguardngr.com Regard Asari’s utterance as mere threat —Urhobo youths 05/27
allafrica.com Libya: PM Survives Assassination Attempt 05/27
vanguardngr.com CAF suspends Warri Wolves goalkeeper for one year for spitting at match official 05/27
allafrica.com South Sudan: A Man-Made Catastrophe? 05/27
news2.onlinenigeria.com See Photos Of What Nigerian Celebrities Wore To Oshomole's Wedding 05/27
vanguardngr.com Don’t prosecute Jonathan, Bayelsa PDP chieftain begs Buhari 05/27
punchng.com Kuku asks Niger Delta youths to support Buhari 05/27
thisdaylive.com Kuku: Nigeria Cannot Afford Simultaneous Boko Haram, Niger-Delta Conflicts 05/27
vanguardngr.com Clerics to Buhari: Assent to PIB in first 100 days 05/27
voanews.com Nigeria Army Launches Initiative to Purge Misfits 05/27
punchng.com N’Delta groups shut Agip’s facilities 05/27
punchng.com Politicians and campaign attire 05/27
news2.onlinenigeria.com Petrol crisis to ease as govt, marketers settle 05/26
aljazeera.com S Sudan gains 'full control' of oil town from rebels 05/26
reuters.com Exclusive: Captured video appears to show foreign fighters in Nigeria's Boko Haram 05/26
bbc.co.uk 'Spike' in Nigeria suicide attacks 05/26
vanguardngr.com Alile’s wife becomes first female apostle of SJCCG 05/26
vanguardngr.com Look beyond oil, Orubebe tells South South 05/26
cnn.com Boko Haram hacks 10 to death 05/25
thisdaylive.com Economic Growth Depends on Peace, Harmony, Says Onyema 05/25
allafrica.com Sudan: SPLM-N Says It Killed Troops When Repulsing Army in Blue Nile 05/25
allafrica.com Nigeria: Military Training, Security Top Agenda As Buhari Meets Cameron 05/25
allafrica.com Mogadishu Drive-By Shooting Claims MP's Life 05/25
vanguardngr.com PIB: RIP –‘Rest in Pieces 05/25
thisdaylive.com Bishop Kattey Calls for Amaechi, Wike's Reconciliation 05/25
punchng.com Settle your differences, Kattey tells Amaechi, Wike 05/25
allafrica.com Nigerian Teenager Bags UK Imperial College Scholarship for PHD 05/25
allafrica.com South Sudan: Surge in Fighting Sparks Fears of Catastrophe 05/25
nation.co.ke Calm in Ethiopian capital after landmark elections 05/25
news2.onlinenigeria.com REVEALED: Thousands of foreign currency found on Boko Haram leader – Nigerian Military 05/25
vanguardngr.com Ex-militant leaders assure Buhari of relative peace 05/24
thisdaylive.com Don’t Treat South-south as Conquered Region, Groups Advise Buhari 05/24
vanguardngr.com Delta community awards N85.4 million contracts 05/24
edition.cnn.com Rescued Boko Haram hostages moved to new location 05/24
punchng.com Niger Delta cleric asks Amaechi, Wike to reconcile 05/24
vanguardngr.com Niger Delta stands behind Jonathan even in defeat — Evah 05/24
thisdaylive.com Showing a Lion Heart for Children 05/24
thisdaylive.com How Has the Presidential Amnesty Programme Fared? 05/23
news2.onlinenigeria.com Prices Of Food Stuff Rise In Warri 05/23
punchng.com Fight corruption without bias, Cleric tells Buhari 05/23
vanguardngr.com ‘Some ex-militant leaders are instigating crisis in Amnesty Programme’ 05/23
allafrica.com Survivors of Boko Haram Abduction Begin Healing Process 05/22
vanguardngr.com Ateke Tom to Buhari: Treat anyone who goes back to the creeks as a common criminal 05/22
vanguardngr.com Nigerian teenager bags UK Imperial College Scholarship for Ph.D 05/22
news2.onlinenigeria.com Arewa Youths Warn Asari Dokubo Against Unguarded Utterances 05/22
news2.onlinenigeria.com Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram, Northern Elders Tell Buhari 05/22
cnn.com Rescued Boko Haram hostages moved to new location 05/22
allafrica.com Mauritania: The Growth of Militant Islamism - Should Western Allies Worry? 05/22
panorama.am Nigerian army 'relocates' 260 Boko Haram survivors 05/22
bbc.co.uk Nigeria 'moves' Boko Haram survivors 05/21
allafrica.com Egypt: 8 Suspected Militants Killed in Arish - Military Source 05/21
allafrica.com South Sudan: Civilians Killed As Fighting Intensifies 05/21
voanews.com Partisan Dispute Undermines Election Violence Inquiry in Nigeria Oil Capital 05/21
turkishweekly.net 'Routed' Boko Haram deploying underage bombers: Nigeria 05/21
vanguardngr.com Egbema youths urge DTHA to pass DESOPADEC bill before May 29 05/21
vanguardngr.com Open letter to General Muhammadu Buhari 05/21
punchng.com ‘Our target is to improve pupils’ reading culture’ 05/21
punchng.com IFAD builds N6m classroom blocks in C’River community 05/21
thisdaylive.com With Three More Plants NIPP’s Capacity Could Hit 4,700MW, But No Gas 05/21
allafrica.com Successful Youths to Be Coloured 05/21
dailytrust.com.ng Nigerian and Turkey’s forthcoming elections 05/20
vanguardngr.com S-South group urges Buhari to sign new agreement with oil firms 05/20
allafrica.com Somali Refugees Arrive Back Home From Yemen 05/20
allafrica.com Gatsibo Commemorates Women and Children Genocide Victims 05/20
allafrica.com Algeria: Troops Kill 22 Suspected Islamist Militants 05/20
vanguardngr.com Obuoforibo remains INC president – Scribe 05/20