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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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thisdaylive.com …Tournament Will Generate Excitement for Premier League, Says Glo 01/27
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dailytrust.com.ng Why N16bn Delta gas city project was stalled – Jonathan 01/27
thisdaylive.com FG to Resist Plans by Opposition to Form Alternative Govt 01/26
dailytrust.com.ng War threats: Call ex-militants to order, Buhari tells Jonathan 01/26
thisdaylive.com Gas City Project: Jonathan Mandates Uduaghan, Presidency to Fix New Date for Ground Breaking 01/26
thisdaylive.com Call Niger Delta Ex-militants to Order, APC Tells Jonathan 01/26
dailytrust.com.ng Pillars, Flying Eagles show class at Super 4 01/26
dailytrust.com.ng Sponsors urge clubs to re-ignite excitement at Super 4 01/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills More People in Captured Adamawa Territories 01/26
bbc.co.uk Nigeria repels new attack on key city 01/26
vanguardngr.com Bishop Okah to Buhari: ‘Sit down, you’re too old’ 01/26
allafrica.com Nigeria Committed to Lake Chad Basin Commission 01/26
turkishweekly.net Kerry urges 'credible' Nigerian polls, warns violators 01/26
allafrica.com Africa: African Press Review 26 January 2015 01/26
sputniknews.com Boko Haram Publishes Photos of Children in Military Training 01/26
punchng.com Militants raid Akwa Ibom villages, rape housewives 01/26
punchng.com Fighter jets pound B’Haram locations in Monguno 01/26
vanguardngr.com EPZ: Perform ground-breaking before Feb 14 or forget Itsekiri votes, DCC tells Jonathan 01/26
reuters.com Nigerian military fights to recapture town from Boko Haram 01/26
vanguardngr.com $16bn EPZ Project: Jonathan seeks new date for ground breaking 01/26
myaccount.nytimes.com A Nigerian City, Long Under Siege, Survives an Audacious Militant Assault 01/26
thisdaylive.com FUPRE Students Protest Increased Fees, Barricade East-West Road 01/26
france24.com Boko Haram repelled from key Nigerian city of Maiduguri 01/26
thisdaylive.com Egwuekwe 'Too Slow and Clumsy' for West Ham 01/25
bbc.co.uk Boko Haram attacks key Nigeria city 01/25
thisdaylive.com Orubebe: APC Campaign Based on False Promises 01/25
dailytrust.com.ng 2015 presidential elections: Ex-Militants meet, Threaten War 01/25
foxnews.com Boko Haram reportedly attacks key Nigerian city 01/25
reuters.com Suspected Boko Haram militants attack major Nigeria northern city 01/25
turkishweekly.net Boko Haram militants attack Maiduguri 01/25
allafrica.com Attacks On Jonathan in Katsina, Bauchi - This Nonsense Must Stop, Says Presidency 01/25
punchng.com 20 die in Bayelsa cholera outbreak 01/25
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punchng.com FG alleges APC’s plan for post-election violence 01/25
punchng.com Players’ exodus good for Nigeria – Erico 01/25
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punchng.com Super 4 will help Nigerian league – Glo 01/25
vanguardngr.com I won’t disappoint you, Ogboru assures Itsekiri nation 01/25
allafrica.com Centre Seeks Peaceful Elections in Delta 01/25
bbc.co.uk Why is Boko Haram so strong? 01/25
punchng.com Cholera kills 20 in Bayelsa 01/25
thisdaylive.com Enyimba, Warri Wolves Kick off Match Day Two 01/25
news2.onlinenigeria.com We will declare war on Nigeria if Jonathan loses presidential election - Asari Dokubo, Tompolo, others 01/24
thisdaylive.com Attacks on Jonathan in Katsina, Bauchi: This Nonsense Must Stop, Says Presidency 01/24
dailytimes.com.pk Boko Haram gunmen kill 15 in Nigeria’s northeast: security sources : January 24, 2015, 4:34 pm 01/24
allafrica.com Kano Pillars, Enyimba Take Rivalry to Abuja 01/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Jonathan Should Check Utterances of Militants - Sagay 01/24
allafrica.com Urhobo Leaders, Youths Seek Jonathan, Okowa Victory 01/24
vanguardngr.com PDP sponsors attacks on Jonathan, says APC 01/24
sputniknews.com Boko Haram Kills 15 Ahead of Jonathan Campaign Rally 01/24
punchng.com I dress to show off my legs –Miss Globe Nigeria 2014 01/24
punchng.com Niger Delta militants threaten war if Jonathan loses 01/24
punchng.com PDP behind Katsina, Bauchi attacks on Jonathan — APC 01/24
thisdaylive.com Emerhor Pledges to Create Employment for 1m Youths in Delta State 01/24
news2.onlinenigeria.com PDP sponsoring attacks on President Jonathan to find excuse to force postponement of the elections - APC 01/24
news2.onlinenigeria.com PDP sponsoring attacks to shift polls -APC 01/24
vanguardngr.com February Poll: The grave mistake Nigeria cannot afford – Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader 01/24
punchng.com PDP sponsoring attacks on Jonathan to shift elections -APC 01/24
punchng.com Oditah, Ogaga, others support Ambode 01/24
voanews.com Boko Haram Frees About 190 Captives, Nigerian Officials Say 01/24
csmonitor.com Nigeria considers possible 'troop surge' to fight Boko Haram 01/23
voanews.com Thousands Flee Boko Haram Threats 01/23
vanguardngr.com Jonathan deserves second term —N-Delta youth group 01/23
vanguardngr.com Delta poll: How I will reclaim my mandate through SDP 01/23
dailytrust.com.ng Ijaw youths threaten to retaliate attack on Jonathan’s convoy 01/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: Kerry to Visit Nigeria, Meet Presidential Candidates 01/23
voanews.com Activists: Nigeria Elections Should Be Postponed 01/23
globalsecurity.org Security Issues Dominate AU Summit 01/23
vanguardngr.com Armed groups are back to creeks in Niger Delta — Asuni 01/23
reuters.com Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia 01/23
vanguardngr.com EPZ Crisis: Jonathan sues for calm 01/23
punchng.com Israeli club grab Egwuekwe 01/23
turkishpress.com Nigeria to recall peacekeepers to fight Boko Haram 01/22
allafrica.com Katsina Stoning - Niger Delta "Ll Retaliate, Says Dokubo Asari 01/22
punchng.com Jonathan’s security adviser, Dasuki, wants polls postponed 01/22
punchng.com We’ll retaliate Jonathan’s convoy attack in Katsina – IYC 01/22
thisdaylive.com Labour Party Solidly Behind Jonathan, Says Ogboru 01/22
allafrica.com Tompolo Now a Political Stabilizer - Group 01/22
vanguardngr.com Withdrawal of PhD certificates: ASUU leaders blast LASU VC 01/22
vanguardngr.com Egwuekwe lands in London 01/22
punchng.com Stop oppressing lecturers, ASUU tells LASU VC 01/22
thisdaylive.com Assessment of Jonathan 01/22
scmp.com Nigerian military officers face trial for Boko Haram 'sabotage' as 10,000 Cameroonians flee attacks 01/21
aljazeera.com Boko Haram leader claims Baga attack 01/21
thisdaylive.com Ambode Meets Business Leaders, Promises 24-hour Economy 01/21
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vanguardngr.com Katsina stoning: Niger Delta'll retaliate —Dokubo 01/21
stripes.com Boko Haram leader says God ordered him to carry out massacre 01/21
vanguardngr.com Katsina Stoning: Niger Delta “ll retaliate, says Dokubo Asari 01/21
punchng.com Katsina stoning: Niger-Delta youths vow to respond 01/21
livewire.amnesty.org Corporations have rights. Now we need a global treaty on their responsibilities 01/21
vanguardngr.com Delta community petitions Conoil over employment slot 01/21
stripes.com Nigeria's Boko Haram leader claims Baga massacre 01/21
turkishweekly.net Obama, Hollande discuss investigation into Paris terror shootings 01/21
allafrica.com Nigeria: Suspected Ex-Militants Warn First Lady Against Attending Presidential Rally in Bayelsa 01/21
punchng.com Ex-militants back Buhari, flay Jonathan 01/21
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