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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 More N-Delta groups stand on referendum 06/27
vanguardngr.com We’re agitators, not terrorists, N-Delta militants blast Mohammed 06/27
vanguardngr.com Niger Delta Emergency Security Summit postponed 06/27
thisdaylive.com Federal Republic of Inequality 06/27
foxnews.com Explosives kill 2 suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria 06/27
punchng.com Killings: Ijaw leaders, Afenifere to hold emergency peace summit 06/27
vanguardngr.com N/Delta Avengers instrument by S-South politicians to intimidate leaders – Junaid 06/27
vanguardngr.com Police begins manhunt for Ikorodu attackers 06/27
allafrica.com Nigeria: Call for Niger Delta Avengers to be Treated Same as Boko Haram Militants 06/27
af.reuters.com Gunmen release expatriate contractors kidnapped in Niger Delta: police 06/27
stripes.com Officials say 7 mine workers kidnapped in Nigeria freed 06/27
allafrica.com Gunmen Release Expatriate Contractors Kidnapped in Niger Delta - Police 06/27
allafrica.com Nigeria: Group Faults Move to Redeploy Police Officers to N'Delta 06/27
allafrica.com Nigeria: Stop Begging, Start Dialogue, Militants Tell Buhari 06/27
allafrica.com CSOs Back Buratai Over Coup Rumour, Dubai Assets 06/27
allafrica.com Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers - Violence Not Way Forward - Dickson 06/27
voanews.com Nigerians Split Over Negotiating With Oil Militants 06/27
thisdaylive.com Crisis Rocking the Ijaw Youth Council Worsens 06/26
dailytrust.com.ng 2 escape in Kuje prison break 06/26
vanguardngr.com Avengers reply Buhari, demand referendum 06/26
thisdaylive.com ‘Crude Oil Production May Hit 2.3mbpd in Two Weeks’ 06/26
vanguardngr.com NPS confirms jailbreak in Kuje Prisons 06/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: Lagos/Ogun Massacre - How Militants Took Over Our Communities - Survivors 06/26
vanguardngr.com Kidnapped three Australians, South African freed 06/26
reuters.com Nigerian army says it freed over 5,000 people held by Boko Haram 06/26
nzherald.co.nz Oil militants call for referendum on breaking up Nigeria 06/26
allafrica.com Kidnapped Foreigners Released 06/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: Govt Deploys Army to Restore Peace in Ikorodu 06/26
punchng.com IYC begs Buhari to act on his appeals to end militancy 06/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: Remove Me From the National Grid 06/26
allafrica.com Prisons Service Confirms Jailbreak in Kuje 06/26
vanguardngr.com Police begin manhunt for Ikorodu attackers 06/26
vanguardngr.com Treat Niger Delta avengers as B’H terrorists, Junaid Mohammed tells Buhari 06/26
vanguardngr.com Gunmen release Australian expatriates, others kidnapped in Niger Delta 06/26
thisdaylive.com OPC to Militants, Fulani Herdsmen: Enough is Enough 06/26
punchng.com Back peace appeals with action, IYC tells Buhari 06/26
vanguardngr.com Niger Delta Emergency Security Summit postponed 06/26
reuters.com Gunmen release expatriate contractors kidnapped in Niger Delta: police 06/26
af.reuters.com Niger Delta Avengers urge Nigeria's Buhari to visit southern oil hub 06/26
thisdaylive.com Kuje Jail Break: Prisons Boss Confirms Escape of Two Prisoners 06/26
vanguardngr.com Biafra: IPOB disowns anti Niger-Delta Avengers group 06/25
vanguardngr.com My testimonies as Miss Nigeria– Lessi Peter-Vigboro 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng Shell spends $195.5m on social investments 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng FG: Ogoni clean-up will take decades 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng Buhari: Militants deploying high-tech weapons 06/25
thisdaylive.com   Commends exploits of Civilian JTF 06/25
thisdaylive.com Jong Craves for Ikorodu Utd NPFL Stay 06/25
vanguardngr.com Militants group sets date for bombing of Bonga field, Onitsha -Asaba, 3rd Mainland bridges 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng 'Story on Okah's escape not true' 06/25
thisdaylive.com ‘Coup Rumour, Ploy to Pitch Military against President’ 06/25
thisdaylive.com Cumbersome Legal Process Delaying Return of Loot, Says US Diplomat 06/25
punchng.com Varsity crisis: Dickson approves 50% salaries for lecturers, others 06/25
allafrica.com Nigeria: Militants Group Sets Date for Bombing of Bonga Field 06/25
thisdaylive.com NPS Confirms Jailbreak at Kuje Prisons, Investigation Ordered 06/25
punchng.com UPDATED: NPS confirms jailbreak, says Okah is safe and secure 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng Prisons Service confirms jailbreak in Kuje Prisons 06/25
punchng.com Our people are suffering, Avengers tell Buhari 06/25
vanguardngr.com LAGOS/OGUN MASSACRE: How militants took over our communities — Survivors 06/25
thisdaylive.com Dickson Moves to Pacify Varsity Lecturers, Approves One-month Salary 06/25
vanguardngr.com Freeing NDDC withheld funds from NLNG obnoxious law 06/25
punchng.com Avengers invite Buhari to Niger Delta 06/25
thisdaylive.com Nigerian Army to Investigate Allegation of Coup d’Etat 06/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: NIS to Partner Ministry to Step Up Security in Niger Delta 06/24
dailytrust.com.ng Army probes coup claim 06/24
vanguardngr.com Senate reduces NDDC’s budget by N19bn 06/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Army to Probe Coup Rumours 06/24
thisdaylive.com N’Assembly Passes NDDC Budget 06/24
vanguardngr.com Breaking news: Fresh militants’ attack in Ikorodu communities 06/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Buhari Assures of Safe Return of IDPs 06/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: DHQ - Military Not Planning to Overthrow Govt 06/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: N-Delta - New Militant Group Emerges, Demands Sovereign State 06/24
allafrica.com Fitch Downgrades Nigeria's Credit Rating to 'B+' 06/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: DHQ Appoints New Commander for Operation Delta Safe, Denies Coup Plot 06/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: New Militant Group Blows Up Oil Pipeline 06/24
vanguardngr.com Ex-militants ask FG to pay backlog of stipends 06/24
punchng.com Peace essential for Ogoni clean-up – Osinbajo 06/24
punchng.com Okojie takes over as Operation Delta Safe commander 06/24
vanguardngr.com Ignore coup story, Niger Delta youths tell Buhari 06/24
allafrica.com Armed Ijaw Youths Invade Radio Station in Yenagoa, Injure Many 06/24
allafrica.com Fitch Downgrades Nigeria to 'B+', With Stable Outlook 06/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Ex-Militants Ask FG to Pay Backlog of Stipends 06/24
vanguardngr.com Alleged Coup Plot: Army chief summons commanders to Abuja 06/24
punchng.com Army chief summons top commanders to emergency meeting 06/24
thisdaylive.com Buratai Summons Emergency Meeting Over Coup Threat, N/Delta, Others 06/24
vanguardngr.com Coup allegation: Buratai summons GOCs, PSOs 06/24
vanguardngr.com Pipeline bombing: I beg you in God’s name, Buhari tells militants 06/24
thisdaylive.com First Navy Commander Takes Over Headship of Security Operations in N’Delta 06/24
vanguardngr.com Kachikwu has one leg in Amaechi’st rousers 06/24
vanguardngr.com Pipeline bombing: In God's Name, I plead with with you to take it easy, Buhari tells Niger Delta militants 06/24
video.aljazeera.com Locals await Niger Delta oil spill clean-up 06/24
mg.co.za 'New' oil rebels spring from the old 06/23
thisdaylive.com Soldiers Kill Boat Operator in Bayelsa, Military Scraps Operation Pulo Shield 06/23
vanguardngr.com Fitch downgrades Nigeria’s credit rating to ‘B+’ 06/23
dailytrust.com.ng Adopting a win-win solution to the Niger Delta crisis 06/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: Top Army Officers Planning to Overthrow Buhari - Militants 06/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: Military Scraps Niger Delta 'Operation Pulo Shield' 06/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: DHQ End Operation Pulo-Shield in Niger Delta 06/23
vanguardngr.com Drop threat to bomb Abia, Ohanaeze youths tell NDA 06/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: Army Denies Coup Plot, Warns Mischief-Makers 06/23
huffingtonpost.com Gunmen Kidnap Australian Firm's Workers In Nigeria 06/23