Niger Delta

Militant groups battling the Nigerian Government over control of oil. See summary

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allafrica.com Heavy Clashes Between Soldiers, Militants in N. Nigeria 09/01
vanguardngr.com Jonathan’s re-election a must — INC 09/01
dailytrust.com.ng Taraba acting gov turbaned Sardaunan Mambilla 09/01
allafrica.com Dokubo Has No Link With Boko Haram - Activist 09/01
dailytrust.com.ng Will the real ‘Nigerian’ president please stand up? 09/01
bbc.co.uk Nigeria militants 'suffer losses' 09/01
punchng.com Ijaw summit to educate youths –Eradiri 09/01
vanguardngr.com 2015: Rivers Ijaws stake their claim 09/01
punchng.com Declare second term bid now, Ijaw tell Jonathan 09/01
punchng.com No Ebola in Bayelsa – Official 09/01
punchng.com No virus in Bayelsa, says govt 09/01
punchng.com Jostle for Presidency divides Nigerians 08/31
vanguardngr.com Hurry, Jonathan is angry 08/31
dailytrust.com.ng 2015: Jonathan gets 4.5m signatures from South-South 08/31
modernghana.com Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria for Cameroon 08/31
allafrica.com Nigerians Threaten to Burn Ebola Isolation Units 08/30
punchng.com I would have been a gospel artiste — Akpeyi 08/30
telegraph.co.uk Nearly 60 wounded in Guinea Ebola riots, local government says 08/30
modernghana.com Rivers 2015: Over 20 Groups Drum Support For Ijaw Governor 08/30
vanguardngr.com Aginighan, ex-NDDC boss, tasks Nigerians on voter’s card 08/30
allafrica.com Delta APC Accuses PDP of Looting Treasury 08/29
dailytrust.com.ng Jonathan: How to prevent youths from carrying arms 08/29
allafrica.com NUPENG Resumes Strike, Accuses Chevron of Dishonuoring Agreement 08/29
vanguardngr.com South South All Comers meet thrills all 08/29
vanguardngr.com Ja Rule, Ashanti to spice up ‘Warri Again’ 08/29
impunitywatch.com Boko Haram Leader Claims Control Of Nigerian Town 08/29
globalsecurity.org Cameroon Retakes Land from Boko Haram 08/29
globalsecurity.org Nigerians Threaten to Burn Ebola Units 08/29
ndtv.com Cameroonian Troops Shell Boko Haram Camp Inside Nigeria 08/28
allafrica.com Shell to Sell Four More Oil Fields in Nigeria 08/28
dawn.com Islam & modernism 08/28
voanews.com Africa's Militants May Be Inspired by Islamic State, Officials Told 08/28
reuters.com Africa's militants may be inspired by Islamic State gains, officials told 08/28
dailytrust.com.ng Breaking: FG lifts suspension of residency training, recalls 16,000 Doctors 08/28
online.wsj.com Shell Agrees to Sell Some Nigeria Blocks 08/27
modernghana.com Nigeria After Jonathan 08/27
voanews.com Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Soldiers in Cameroon 08/27
allafrica.com Cameroon: Cameroon 'Redoubles' Efforts to Combat Boko Haram 08/27
reuters.com Cameroon says kills 27 Boko Haram militants in border clashes 08/27
modernghana.com UN asks Sahel countries to set up border patrols 08/27
vanguardngr.com 2015: Uduaghan is Delta South sole senatorial candidate — Ukori 08/27
punchng.com MENA cautions NIMASA on Warri shipyard project 08/27
dailytrust.com.ng Cross River wins Niger Delta Athletics championship 08/26
turkishweekly.net 500 Nigerian troops reportedly flee to Cameroon 08/26
allafrica.com Residents 'Threatened' By Boko Haram Caliphate 08/26
turkishweekly.net Nigeria denies Boko Haram's Islamic caliphate 08/26
allafrica.com Military Launches 'Operation' Against Boko Haram 08/26
allafrica.com Somali Military Court Sentences the Killer of Journalist 08/26
allafrica.com AMISON Says Will Embark On New Offensive Against Al Shabaab 08/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: Insurgency - FG Should Tell Nigerians the Truth - - BBOG Group 08/26
rferl.org Pakistan Launches New Polio Vaccination Campaign 08/26
allafrica.com Jonathan Returns From Germany 08/26
vanguardngr.com New Fed Poly will enrich knowledge on oil and gas — Rector 08/26
globalsecurity.org Cameroon ‘Redoubles’ Efforts to Combat Boko Haram 08/26
vanguardngr.com Govt has taken positive steps to rebuild projects across Nigeria — Monye 08/26
bbc.co.uk Boko Haram declares 'Islamic state' 08/25
turkishweekly.net 500 Nigerian troops reportedly flee to Cameroon 08/25
vanguardngr.com Community alleges gradual extinction by oil coy’s activities 08/25
allafrica.com Shekau Proclaims 'Islamic Caliphate' 08/25
allafrica.com Egypt: Army Spokesman - 14 'Terrorists' Killed in North Sinai 08/25
turkishweekly.net Boko Haram declares Islamic caliphate 08/25
reuters.com Boko Haram leader says ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law 08/25
dailytrust.com.ng ‘Army soon to launch offensive in North-East’ 08/25
punchng.com NFF congress moved to Abuja, no elections 08/25
allafrica.com Nigeria: Boko Haram Invade Adamawa , Mounts Flags 08/25
allafrica.com Somali Counter-Terrorism Expert Killed By Roadside Bomb in Mogadishu 08/25
vanguardngr.com Evil youths kill, bury 22 year old crane operator 08/25
dailytrust.com.ng FG insists on August 26 NFF election 08/25
tribune.com.pk Pakistan launches fresh polio drive for tribal regions 08/25
allafrica.com Nigeria Denies Boko Haram 'Caliphate' Claim 08/25
dw.de Nigeria’s military denies Boko Haram’s 'caliphate' claim 08/25
mg.co.za Boko Haram: We rule Nigerian town by Islamic law 08/25
aljazeera.com Pakistan restarts polio drive in tribal areas 08/25
vanguardngr.com Ikot – Ekpene – Aba – Umuahia bad roads: Residents blast FG over patch-up directive to FERMA 08/25
vanguardngr.com CR tops medal table in NDDC athletics championship 08/25
voanews.com Nigeria Military Launches ‘Operation’ Against Boko Haram 08/25
vanguardngr.com Awankere festival’ll continue for another 500yrs —Esisi 08/25
punchng.com Navy nabs seven with N28m stolen diesel 08/25
ndtv.com Nigeria Says 35 Policemen Missing After Attack 08/24
dailytrust.com.ng ‘Failure to get a visa spurred my billion-naira entrepreneurship’ 08/24
vanguardngr.com Nigerian Economy: Driving furiously into sunset 08/24
allafrica.com 35 Police Officers Missing After Boko Haram Attack 08/24
vanguardngr.com JAMB bars candidates without ICT knowledge 08/24
allafrica.com Doctors Join NDDC On Free Health Mission 08/24
dailytrust.com.ng NFF factions agree on postponement of elections 08/24
vanguardngr.com NFF: Abuja to host congress 08/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Dickson, Eris's Feud Gets Messier 08/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Monarchs Appeal for Sustenance of Peace in N'delta 08/24
sify.com Boko Haram declares 'Islamic State' in besieged Nigerian towns 08/24
punchng.com Sena Anthony glows 08/23
punchng.com Gunmen collect ransom, hold negotiator hostage 08/23
vanguardngr.com NFF Congress: Minister, delegates disagree over venue 08/23
dailytrust.com.ng Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom skills centers’ contracts under threat 08/22
vanguardngr.com Read More → 08/22
huffingtonpost.com On Islam, Violence, and the Execution of James Foley 08/22
vanguardngr.com No going back on elections — Minister 08/22
vanguardngr.com 2015: Jonathan will contest - Clark 08/22
vanguardngr.com Ex-militant leaders set to reconcile aggrieved ex-MEND boss, Gov. Dickson 08/22
allafrica.com Mark, Jega, Others for Editors' Conference 08/22
allafrica.com IYC Insists On Creation of Oil Rivers State 08/22

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).