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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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dailytrust.com.ng IGP petitioned over Asari’s threat to APC spokesman 10/22
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thisdaylive.com APC Writes Police IG over Threat By Asari Dokubo 10/22
thisdaylive.com 2015 Elections: Chukwu, Wike, Ishaku Pick Governorship Forms 10/22
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vanguardngr.com Minister ‘optimistic’ Boko Haram will free girls 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
punchng.com Wike, Chukwu, Ishaku pick PDP governorship forms 10/21
voanews.com Nigeria, Boko Haram Appear to Move Toward Talks 10/21
vanguardngr.com Abuja-Kaduna rail line to be delivered by Dec —FG 10/21
vanguardngr.com 2015: Taraba community moves against alleged imposition of candidate 10/21
punchng.com APC writes Jonathan over alleged threat by Dokubo-Asari 10/21
vanguardngr.com LAND DISPUTE: Man sues Christ Embassy for exhuming mum’s remains 10/21
allafrica.com 2015 - Urhobo Move to Stop Delta North 10/20
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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
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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
thisdaylive.com Orubebe: We Are Building a New Niger Delta 10/19
allafrica.com Fresh Violence Clouds Reported Boko Haram Truce 10/19
khaleejtimes.com Nigeria claims deal with Boko Haram on truce and seized girls 10/18
allafrica.com Doubts Emerge After Purported Boko Haram Deal 10/18
allafrica.com Boko Haram Agrees to Ceasefire - Officials 10/18
vanguardngr.com Book Haram fighters cut my neighbours’ throats – Cameroonian 10/18
thisdaylive.com Niger Delta Groups Accuse Shell of Unfair Practices, Threaten Action 10/18
vanguardngr.com 2015: Urhobo move to stop Delta North 10/18
csmonitor.com Boko Haram suspected in two fresh Nigerian attacks 10/18
tamilguardian.com Militants storm Nigerian villages after government ceasefire with Boko Haram 10/18
vanguardngr.com How they used Jonathan’s name to dupe us — UNIPORT students 10/18
vanguardngr.com I am a born-again Christian but not stereotypical one – Uti Nwachukwu 10/18
cnn.com Boko Haram attacks reported 10/18
en.ria.ru Boko Haram Kills Several People in Village Attacks Despite Ceasefire Agreement: Reports 10/18
dw.de Fresh violence clouds reported Boko Haram truce 10/18
en.ria.ru Nigerian Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram to be Released by Tuesday: Government Source 10/18
voanews.com Nigeria, Boko Haram to Discuss Terms to Free Schoolgirls 10/18
sky.com Nigeria Schoolgirls Could Be Free 'By Tuesday' 10/18
grnlive.com Hopes rise for return of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram 10/18
sify.com UN agency reports growing number of refugees as Nigeria insurgency continues 10/17
dailytrust.com.ng Navy impounds 65,000 litres of petrol in Kogi 10/17
reuters.com Nigeria says reaches deal with Boko Haram over abducted girls 10/17
voanews.com Exclusive: Boko Haram Negotiating Kidnapped Girls' Release 10/17
dailytrust.com.ng Wolves keep up pressure on Pillars 10/17
dnaindia.com Nigeria says reaches deal with Boko Haram to free abducted girls 10/17
voanews.com Nigerian Agreement Enhances Rebel Group’s Stature, says Analyst 10/17
euronews.com Nigeria 'agree truce' with Boko Haram to release kidnapped schoolgirls 10/17
globalsecurity.org Boko Haram to Release Girls as Part of Deal 10/17
punchng.com N’Delta youths to buy PDP form for Jonathan 10/17
cnn.com Boko Haram deal would free girls 10/17
allafrica.com Nigeria: Govt, Boko Haram Agree on Ceasefire 10/17
turkishweekly.net Nigeria declares cease-fire with Boko Haram 10/17
usatoday.com Nigeria announces deal with boko haram to free abducted girls 10/17
ndtv.com Nigeria Claims Deal With Boko Haram on Ceasefire, Kidnapped Girls 10/17
vanguardngr.com 2015: Niger Delta Youths to pick N22m forms for Jonathan 10/17
vanguardngr.com Uduaghan @ 60: from private clinic to Govt House 10/17
vanguardngr.com FG, Boko Haram may reached cease-fire deal – Tukur 10/17
dailytrust.com.ng Gambo, two others shortlisted for Wonder Goal award 10/17
turkishweekly.net Nigeria orders army to observe cease-fire with Boko Haram 10/17
stripes.com Nigeria announces truce with Boko Haram; fate of schoolgirls unclear 10/17
pbs.org Nigerian government and Boko Haram reach cease-fire deal 10/17
vanguardngr.com Goodbye to Abuja: Jonathan’s men on governorship prowl 10/17
modernghana.com Cameroon kills 107 Boko Haram fighters accused of mass murder 10/17
voanews.com Nigeria Agrees to Cease-Fire With Boko Haram 10/17
punchng.com B’Haram ceasefire: Sect to release 218 Chibok girls on Monday 10/17
punchng.com Fed Cup final: Enyimba meet Dolphins Nov. 23 10/17
dw.de Doubts emerge after purported Boko Haram deal 10/17
vanguardngr.com Court orders Navy to pay Effurun hotelier N.9m 10/16
thisdaylive.com Gambo, Omofoman Daniel Listed for 6th Wonder Goals Award 10/16
dailytrust.com.ng Group honours Oshiomhole 10/16
thisdaylive.com Chukwu, Maku, Five Other Ministers Quit Cabinet 10/16
allafrica.com Seven Ministers Quit Jonathan's Cabinet 10/16
dailytrust.com.ng FCT minister’s ambition and the bird in hand option 10/16
bbc.co.uk Nigerian troops charged with mutiny 10/16
dailytrust.com.ng Bala drops out of guber race, as 7 ministers resign 10/16
punchng.com Elumelu floats N1.5bn fund for Plateau, N’ Delta communities 10/16
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vanguardngr.com Jonathan gives N250m Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund 10/16
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