Niger Delta

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

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dailytrust.com.ng Mounting challenges against Giwa’s NFF ambition 04/30
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dailytrust.com.ng Abuja Ijaw women offer Hep B screening, vaccination 04/30
vanguardngr.com Ijaw Hostcom to DESOPADEC: Don’t build modular refinery with our money 04/29
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vanguardngr.com Delta Ijaw opens ethnic tone to contentious 2016 DESOPADEC budget bill 04/29
voanews.com Marine General Picked to Lead US Africa Command 04/29
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dw.com Inquiry hearings into Nigerian military over Shiite killings finish 04/29
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vanguardngr.com NDDC boss Semenitari, staff on fitness walk in Port Harcourt 04/29
allafrica.com Boko Haram, Islamic State, and Underlying Concerns for the Region 04/29
vanguardngr.com Sponsored terrorists behind Fulani herdsmen attacks —IYC 04/28
punchng.com Military plans joint operations against herdsmen 04/28
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allafrica.com Nigeria: Navy Arrests 32 Nigerians, Eight Camerounians for Piracy, Crude Oil Theft 04/27
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thisdaylive.com Tompolo: NIMASA, Navy Joint Committee to Review MoU on Maritime Security 04/26
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thisdaylive.com Navy Arrests 32 Nigerians, 8 Camerounians for Piracy, Crude Oil Theft 04/26
scmp.com Mixed messages swirl around the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram, as contradictory videos emerge 04/26
vanguardngr.com Flood menace: Fear grips Akwa Ibom community, mgt, staff of police children’s school 04/26
vanguardngr.com Failure to share data hampers war on Boko Haram in Africa —US, others 04/25
dailytrust.com.ng Local refineries pump 7m litres/d 04/25
dailytrust.com.ng All ex-governors in Senate have issues with EFCC — Bukar Abba 04/25
allafrica.com Major Pipeline Back On Track, Fuel Scarcity Ending - Minister 04/25
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allafrica.com Nigeria: Defence Chiefs Identify 10 Security Threats in Niger Delta 04/25
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dailytrust.com.ng Abuja Ijaw women offer Hep B screening, vaccination 04/25
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vanguardngr.com ILOT, HOSTCOM reject 2016 DESOPADEC bill 04/25
thisdaylive.com Kachikwu Recommissions 46km Escravos-Warri Crude Pipeline 04/24
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punchng.com IYC demands paternity test on Ese’s baby 04/24
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vanguardngr.com PIB: Need for even handedness 04/24
vanguardngr.com UPU lauds Ijaw youths over Ese Oruru’s release 04/24
vanguardngr.com Port Harcourt, Warri refineries producing 7m litres/per day of PMS – Kachikwu 04/24
allafrica.com Lagos Assembly Set to Criminalise Forceful Possession of Land 04/23
dailytrust.com.ng Chief of Defence Staff pledges improved capacity for military 04/23
thisdaylive.com Militancy: Service Chiefs Storm Niger Delta on President’s Directive 04/23
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vanguardngr.com Establish special courts to try looters, proxies, ex-agitator tells Buhari 04/23
allafrica.com Nigeria: Niger Delta Ex-Militants Threaten Destruction in Imo 04/22
dailytrust.com.ng Gov Shettima and N/East devt commission agenda 04/22
vanguardngr.com Joint military force warns`militants’ against attacks on oil facilities 04/22
thisdaylive.com Giwa’s NFF Appoints Dead Referee to Officiate NPFL Game 04/21
allafrica.com Nigeria: Navy Impounds 26 Boats in Warri 04/21
allafrica.com Workers Protest Against Planned Mass Sack in Siemens 04/21
vanguardngr.com Niger Delta Oil piracy and the worm in the Kolanut 04/21
bbc.co.uk Deceased referee 'appointed' for match 04/21
vanguardngr.com Amnesty scheme for ex-oil rebels to end by 2018 04/21
punchng.com Giwa’s NFF appoints dead ref for a game 04/21
pambazuka.org Ecocide in the Niger delta 04/21
voanews.com US Diplomat: US Stands with Allies in Fight Against Boko Haram 04/21
thisdaylive.com Police Declare Ex-Niger Delta Agitator, Ndigbara, Wanted 04/21
vanguardngr.com Oloibiri at 60: MPI plans Oil, Gas Research Centre 04/21
voanews.com US Ambassador to UN Pledges $40 Million to Aid Lake Chad Region 04/20
thisdaylive.com Nigerian Workers Protest Planned Mass Sack in Siemens 04/20
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dailytrust.com.ng 83 teams to compete for 2016 Fed Cups 04/20
allafrica.com Cameroon: U.S. Vows to Back Anti-Boko Haram Fight While Bishops Call for Talks 04/20
vanguardngr.com PIB: Hostcom warns against removal of 10% equity 04/20
thisdaylive.com N47.7bn NIMASA Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Tompolo, Seven Others in Absentia 04/19
vanguardngr.com Akwa Ibom communities angry with NDDC over abandoned projects 04/19
vanguardngr.com Ijaws in U.S. pledge support for 60-yr-old JSS 2 student 04/19
thisdaylive.com Controversy Trails FG’s Planned Special Task Force on Vandalism 04/19
allafrica.com 'Terrain No Excuse for the Slow Pace of Devt in Bayelsa' 04/19
upi.com Stephen Curry will miss Game 2 due to ankle injury 04/19
dailytrust.com.ng FG calls for investors to manage refineries 04/19
vanguardngr.com N-Delta lawmakers urged to resist proposed PIB 04/19
allafrica.com Nigeria: Govt, Military Our Biggest Debtors - Discos 04/19
vanguardngr.com NGO returns to Ugborodo with free health, food charity 04/19
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vanguardngr.com 2016 Budget Impasse: 'Buhari is running Nigeria like republic of renegades' 04/19
thisdaylive.com Experts: Nigeria Risks Delayed Return as Africa’s Top Oil Producer 04/19
vanguardngr.com Ogoni killings: Reps C’ttee to summon Army 04/19
vanguardngr.com Re: ‘The amnesty programme benefits all’ 04/19
punchng.com ‎Cleric drugged, killed my wife − husband of singer found dead... 04/18
vanguardngr.com Probe explosion at Agip’s oil field —Bayelsa community 04/18
dailytrust.com.ng Pipeline vandals vow further attacks 04/18
allafrica.com Worsened Power Outage Across Nigeria May Continue Till May 04/18
allafrica.com Terrible Electricity Supply May Persist Across Nigeria Till May 04/18
allafrica.com Nigeria: Maritime Crime - Navy Launches Operation 'Tsare Teku' 04/18
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vanguardngr.com Natural resources and wealth creation 04/18
worldpoliticsreview.com Nigeria’s Amnesty, Handouts Stave Off Wider Unrest in Niger Delta—For Now 04/18
vanguardngr.com EFCC arraigns Tompolo in absentia 04/18

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).