Niger Delta

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

Recent articles:

thisdaylive.com Militant Herdsmen, Kidnappers and Oil Thieves as Our Next Monsters after BHs 11/01
dailytrust.com.ng ‘Why JTF is defeating criminals in Niger Delta’ 11/01
dw.de Boko Haram claims to have German hostage, denies ceasefire 10/31
allafrica.com Delta LG Polls Fallout - Tompolo Is Threatening My Life - Keyamo 10/31
thisdaylive.com ‘Man of God’ Returns as LG Chairman in Warri 10/31
dailytrust.com.ng 2015: PDP may lose Akwa Ibom over imposition - Attah 10/31
huffingtonpost.com It's Been 200 Days Since Boko Haram Kidnapped 200 Girls. Nigerians Have Not Stopped Protesting 10/31
dailytrust.com.ng Keshi calls Ike Uche, 24 others for Congo, South Africa matches 10/31
thisdaylive.com ‘Man of God’ Returns as LG Chairman in Warri 10/31
ndtv.com Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Schoolgirls 'Married Off' 10/31
thisdaylive.com Haters Turn Heat on NDDC Boss 10/31
thisdaylive.com Militant Herdsmen, Kidnappers and Oil Thieves as Our Next Monsters after BHs 10/31
vanguardngr.com Delta LG Polls Fallout: Tompolo is threatening my life - Keyamo 10/30
thisdaylive.com Warri Wolves’ Etebo Clinches Wonder Goal 7 Award 10/30
allafrica.com Nigeria: Boko Haram Captures Mubi, Goes on Killing Spree 10/30
allafrica.com Nigeria: Residents Flee Mubi As Insurgents Take Over 10/30
allafrica.com UAE Cautions About a Relationship Between Al-Shabaab and ISIS 10/30
punchng.com Ex- DIG, Udah joins Abia North senatorial race 10/30
vanguardngr.com NFF electoral appeals committee to meet Nov 11 10/30
punchng.com Ijaw Breed hunts for talents 10/30
vanguardngr.com Enyimba take back seat for Aba traders 10/30
vanguardngr.com Shell loses N23bn over insecurity in Nigeria, others 10/30
reuters.com Boko Haram seize northeast Nigerian town, dozens killed: witnesses 10/30
dailytrust.com.ng Coalition to govt: Step up action against gas flaring, oil spill 10/29
allafrica.com No Election Held in Warri North LG, Says APC 10/29
vanguardngr.com $9.3m arms deal: Panel clears Oritsejafor, Dokubo Asari 10/29
allafrica.com Life After Escaping Boko Haram's Clutches 10/29
vanguardngr.com Warri North boss swears in lawmakers 10/29
allafrica.com U.S.$9.3 Million Deal - Presidential Panel Clears Oritsejafor, Dokubo-Asari of Involvement 10/29
nzherald.co.nz Rebels chase troops from northeast Nigerian towns 10/29
punchng.com Wolves Etebo wins Wonder Goal 7 award 10/29
vanguardngr.com Court decides on NFF case today 10/29
ndtv.com Boko Haram Attacks Commercial Hub in Nigeria's Adamawa State 10/29
punchng.com Billions in flame as locals cook oil in Bayelsa 10/29
punchng.com Jonathan can’t win Lagos for PDP –APGA 10/29
dailytrust.com.ng Violence doesn’t threaten talks to free Chibok girls – FG 10/28
timeslive.co.za Boko Haram harem of hell 10/28
allafrica.com Eagles to Train in Warri for Congo Clash 10/28
dailytrust.com.ng Eagles move camp to Warri for Congo 10/28
bbc.co.uk Nigeria 'in talks with Boko Haram' 10/28
theguardian.com African cinema: the five best political films 10/28
allafrica.com German Killed By Gunmen 10/28
nzherald.co.nz Nigeria: Pirates hijack gunboat, kidnap workers 10/28
foxnews.com Nigerian military: Pirates hijack police gunboat, kill 3 officers, kidnap 6 oil workers 10/28
timeslive.co.za Pirates hijack gunboat, kidnap workers in Niger Delta 10/28
allafrica.com Nigerian Independents Complete Pipeline for Oil Export 10/28
thisdaylive.com BREAKING NEWS…. FIFA Postpones Verdict on NFF Crisis till Friday, October 31 10/28
punchng.com Police arrest three for robbery, cultism in Delta 10/28
hosted.ap.org Nigeria: Pirates hijack gunboat, German killed 10/28
punchng.com ‘Ugborodo communal crisis has nothing to do with EPZ project’ 10/28
vanguardngr.com No election held in Warri North LG, says APC 10/28
punchng.com Cops arrest three for armed robbery, cultism 10/28
thisdaylive.com $9.3m Deal: Presidential Panel Clears Oritsejafor, Dokubo-Asari of Involvement 10/28
thisdaylive.com FIFA Postpones Verdict on NFF Crisis till October 31 10/28
allafrica.com Non-Indigenes in Lagos Endorse Ambode 10/27
vanguardngr.com APC calls for cancellation of Delta LG polls 10/27
allafrica.com NFF Appeals, as Jos Court Sacks Pinnick's Board 10/27
dailytrust.com.ng ‘Northern leaders did better for South-South’ 10/27
vanguardngr.com ‘Threatened with death until she converted to Islam’ 10/27
punchng.com FIFA gives Nigeria Monday deadline 10/27
thisdaylive.com A Failed Ceasefire? 10/27
cnn.com Boko Haram 10/27
dailytimes.com.pk 30 adolescents abducted in northeast Nigeria: local chief : October 27, 2014, 11:35 am 10/27
dw.de German killed by gunmen in Nigeria 10/27
voanews.com Pirates Conduct Multiple Attacks, Abductions in Nigeria's Oil Delta 10/27
allafrica.com Steinmeier to Nigeria for Talks With West African Leaders 10/27
reuters.com Nigeria's Jonathan brushes off scandals to lead 2015 election race 10/27
dailytrust.com.ng Eagles to converge on Warri for Congo 10/27
vanguardngr.com Super Eagles to train in Warri ahead of Congo match 10/27
reuters.com Nigeria says violence does not threaten Boko Haram talks to free girls 10/27
punchng.com NFF crisis: Jonathan invites Pinnick to Villa 10/27
punchng.com 2015: Jonathan picks nomination form Wednesday 10/27
thisdaylive.com Staff Desert NFF as Giwa Storms Glass House to Inaugurate Committees 10/27
thisdaylive.com Eagles to Train in Warri for Congo Clash 10/27
allafrica.com Confusion Lingers in NFF As Giwa Resumes, Recalls Keshi 10/27
stripes.com Report sheds light on misery of kidnapped Nigerian girls 10/27
allafrica.com 2700-Tonne Made-in-Nigeria CPF Modules Unveiled 10/27
thisdaylive.com Orubebe: We Are Building a New Niger Delta 10/26
thisdaylive.com Six Kidnapped Policemen Killed in Bayelsa 10/26
ndtv.com Thirty Adolescents Abducted in Northeast Nigeria: Local Chief 10/26
thisdaylive.com Gas Flaring Impeding Socio-economic Development’ 10/26
thisdaylive.com Deltans Defy Heavy Downpour to Vote in LG Elections 10/26
reuters.com At least 17 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria 10/26
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: 'How we escaped from Boko Haram' 10/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: JTF, Ijaw Council Collaborate Against Oil Theft in Bayelsa 10/26
gmanetwork.com French general sees reduced regional threat from Boko Haram 10/26
thisdaylive.com 'Delta Council Polls Justifies Call for Scrapping of State Electoral Agency' 10/26
thisdaylive.com Pirates Again Attack AGIP Tugboat 10/26
nzherald.co.nz Thirty young boys and girls snatched in Nigeria 10/26
punchng.com World Bank trains 524 on refuse disposal 10/26
punchng.com Gumi’s letter to Jonathan inciting, says IYC 10/26
bbc.co.uk Escape from Boko Haram 10/26
vanguardngr.com Why Giwa turned down Pinnick’s olive branch 10/26
vanguardngr.com Pillars still top but Enyimba stay close 10/26
vanguardngr.com Thirty adolescents abducted in Maiduguri 10/26
vanguardngr.com Cameroon army kills 39 Boko Haram fighters 10/26
punchng.com Stop acting as agent of destabilisation, IYC tells Gumi 10/26
vanguardngr.com Apathy, violence mar Delta council polls 10/25
vanguardngr.com Ambode: I’ll take sport to next level in Lagos 10/25
punchng.com AIG pledges to support JTF to fight oil thieves 10/25

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).