Niger Delta

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

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allafrica.com I'm Happy Upu Crisis'll Wake Urhobo From Nightmare 02/28
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allafrica.com Nigeria Opposition Will Not Tolerate More Election Delays - Buhari 02/27
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globalsecurity.org African States Push to Keep Boko Haram Offline 02/27
vanguardngr.com Jonathan parleys with Tompolo, Ayiri, others 02/27
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turkishweekly.net Nigeria army chief visits Baga, vows to defeat Boko Haram 02/26
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punchng.com NDLEA arrests undergraduates, mechanic with guns 02/26
voanews.com Buhari: Nigeria Opposition Will not Tolerate More Election Delays 02/26
voanews.com Suicide Attack in Nigeria Kills at Least 17 02/26
reuters.com Nigeria opposition will not tolerate more election delays: Buhari 02/26
vanguardngr.com Air Force men brutalize bizman, as Dame Jonathan visits Delta 02/26
foxnews.com Ransom demand drops for American missionary; gangs, not Boko Haram suspected 02/26
punchng.com Ex-militants carpet defected PDP govs, back Jonathan 02/26
modernghana.com Prayers For The Deaths Of Our Enemies Are Some Of The Greatest Prayers To The True Lord God Almighty In The Holy Bible 02/26
reuters.com Food aid resumes for refugees in Niger after Boko Haram scare 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng Strangers responsible for oil theft in Bayelsa -Traditional ruler 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng Police shoot Ijaw youth council leader 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng We dealt PDP a deadly blow when we left - Kwankwaso 02/25
thisdaylive.com Flay deployment of soldiers to intimidate during polls 02/25
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bbc.co.uk Anti-Boko Haram force takes shape 02/25
news.com.au Chad kills 207 Boko fighters in Nigeria 02/25
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reuters.com Suicide bombers kill at least 26 across north Nigeria 02/25
bbc.co.uk 'Tide turned' against Boko Haram 02/25
reuters.com Niger air force bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram 02/25
timeslive.co.za Blasts hit two Nigeria bus stations, at least 27 dead 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng Niger Delta ministry loses staff in auto crash 02/25
thisdaylive.com On The Trail of Oil Thieves 02/25
dailytimes.com.pk States fail to protect civilians from militant violence: Amnesty : February 26, 2015, 3:50 am 02/25
voanews.com Nigeria Denies Hiring Mercenaries to Fight Boko Haram 02/25
punchng.com Senate probes N360bn MDAs’ contingency funds 02/25
vanguardngr.com Military onslaught on B'Haram proves Jonathan’s critics wrong —ex-militant leaders 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng Should FG legalise illegal oil refineries? 02/24
thisdaylive.com Pipeline Vandalism: Oil Companies Seek Alternative Route to Forcados Export Terminal 02/24
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bbc.co.uk Deadly bus bomb explodes in Nigeria 02/24
euronews.com Nigeria rocked by twin suicide attacks, Boko Haram blamed 02/24
voanews.com New Attack in Nigeria's Potiskum Kills 17 02/24
upi.com Female suicide bomber in Nigeria waits until bus is full, detonates 02/24
news2.onlinenigeria.com Bus Bomb Kills More Than A Dozen In Potiskum, North-Eastern Nigeria 02/24
vanguardngr.com Mbak Itam, stronghold of Akwa Ibom hoodlums 02/24
bbc.co.uk US missionary abducted in Nigeria 02/24
reuters.com Boko Haram mine kills two soldiers in southeast Niger: ministry 02/24
panorama.am Nigeria bus bomb kills more than a dozen in Potiskum 02/24
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punchng.com Patience Jonathan’s kinsmen, AtekeTom ban rallies in Okrika 02/24
sputniknews.com US Military Denies Special Gear for African Partners is to Fight Boko Haram 02/24
vanguardngr.com Pirates turn Southern Ijaw, Ogbia waterways to battlefield 02/24
punchng.com Obasanjo didn’t inaugurate Olorunsogo ll power plant – NDPHC 02/24
globalvoicesonline.org Cameroon Bloggers Rally Behind #StopBokoHaram Campaign 02/24
ibnlive.in.com Blasts hit two Nigeria bus stations, at least 27 dead 02/24
france24.com Suicide bombers kill dozens across northern Nigeria 02/24
punchng.com Ethnic wars killed night life in Warri – Tony Grey 02/24
globalsecurity.org At Least 27 Killed in Nigeria Blasts 02/24
reuters.com States fail to protect civilians from militant violence: Amnesty 02/24
thisdaylive.com Warri Wolves Boycott Training 02/24
reuters.com Suicide bombers kill at least 26 across north Nigeria 02/24
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Nigeria suicide bus blasts kill 27 02/24
dw.de "Shameful" global response to human rights violations: Amnesty International report 02/24
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Nigeria's richest asset under pressure 02/24
vanguardngr.com Nigeria’ll regret if Buhari wins — Fasehun 02/24
news2.onlinenigeria.com 150 Sins Of Peoples Democratic Party To Be Submitted To UN And Amnesty International - All Progressives Congress 02/24
allafrica.com Niger: French Foreign Minister in Niger to Present Anti-Boko Haram Strategy 02/23
gmanetwork.com France to press for UN support for Africa force to fight Boko Haram 02/23
allafrica.com Young Girl Suicide Bomber Kills Several in Northeastern Nigeria 02/23
allafrica.com Gunmen Abduct Monarch in Bayelsa 02/23
thisdaylive.com Clark, Aggrieved PDP Aspirants Berate APC, Say Opposition Has Nothing to Offer 02/23
vanguardngr.com Urhobo youths preach peace, issue-based campaigns 02/23
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thisdaylive.com Ijaw Youths Vow to Close Down Oil Facilities 02/23
punchng.com Egypt advocates strong coalition against Boko Haram 02/23
allafrica.com Gordon Brown Renews Plea for Release of Nigerian Schoolgirls 02/23
allafrica.com 80 Percent Nigeria's Stolen Oil Is Exported Abroad - Uduaghan 02/23
turkishweekly.net Boko Haram says Baga still under its control 02/23
news2.onlinenigeria.com Ex Militants Urges Youths In Niger Delta To Vote Goodluck Jonathan 02/23
voanews.com Humanitarian Crisis Looms at Cameroon Refugee Camp 02/23
news2.onlinenigeria.com Nigerians Prepare For Nightmare If Goodluck Jonathan Is Re-Elected - Frederick Fasehun 02/23
dailytrust.com.ng Gunmen kidnap traditional ruler in Bayelsa 02/23
sputniknews.com Nigerian President Claims He Underrated Boko Haram 02/22
reuters.com Girl bomber kills five, wounds dozens in northeast Nigeria 02/22
punchng.com Reject cease-fire with Boko Haram, IYC tells military 02/22
punchng.com Party leaders working for PDP’s failure – Clark 02/22
huffingtonpost.com Young Girl Bomber Kills At Least 5, Wounds Dozens In Nigeria 02/22

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).