Niger Delta

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

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sky.com Scores Dead After Nigeria Mosque Bomb Attack 11/28
nzherald.co.nz Nigeria camps struggle with aid for the displaced 11/28
independent.co.uk Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram bombing and shooting attack on mosque 11/28
cnn.com Explosions hit mosque in Nigeria 11/28
foxnews.com In Nigeria, camps struggle to provide aid for those displaced by militant attacks 11/28
reuters.com Gunmen bomb and shoot at mosque worshippers in north Nigeria's Kano 11/28
bbc.co.uk Nigeria mosque targeted in blasts 11/28
sify.com At least 64 dead, 126 injured in Nigeria mosque bombings: official 11/27
thisdaylive.com S’Africa’s Supreme Court Adjourns Okah’s Case Indefinitely 11/27
dailytrust.com.ng Road travels diminish quality league matches –Azubuike 11/27
edition.cnn.com Female suicide bombers kill 78 in Nigeria 11/27
voanews.com Satellite Tracker Throws Light on Gas Flaring in Nigeria 11/27
economist.com Europe, Islamism and Tunisia : Carthage, Rome and beyond 11/27
nzherald.co.nz Nigeria parliament: Shell should pay $3.6 billion 11/27
thisdaylive.com NIMASA Reads Riot Act to Boat Operators 11/27
vanguardngr.com Bayelsa moves to preserve Ijaw language 11/27
vanguardngr.com Benue: I’m the Idoma bridge to the governorship — Ode 11/27
dw.de Nigeria bus station bombing kills dozens 11/27
allafrica.com Furore Lingers Over Kidnap of Ijaw Monarch in Kokori Community 11/27
voanews.com Blast Kills More Than 30 in Nigeria 11/27
vanguardngr.com Copa Lagos: Enyimba’s participation excites Ibenegbu 11/27
dailytrust.com.ng Police arrest Dangote impersonator for kidnap 11/27
vanguardngr.com Daughter of governor’s aide, bizman rescued from kidnappers 11/27
vanguardngr.com EPZ controversy: Itsekiri, Ijaw talks end in deadlock 11/27
thisdaylive.com Gunmen Kill Mobile Policeman, Passenger in Bayelsa 11/27
vanguardngr.com Council of Elders faults Ijaw claim on Delta community 11/26
allafrica.com U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko Haram 11/26
modernghana.com Nigerian 'terror mastermind' challenges S.Africa conviction 11/26
dailytrust.com.ng PDP governorship tickets: Jonathan’s ex-ministers face hard times 11/26
punchng.com Be creative, professional, JTF boss, FOC tell promoted officers 11/26
vanguardngr.com Poor turnout of states at 2014 Abuja National Carnival 11/26
vanguardngr.com N-Delta ex-militants blame Boko Haram insurgency on Northern leaders 11/26
punchng.com Be creative, JTF boss, FOC tell promoted officers 11/26
punchng.com Gunmen in Pakistan kill four anti-polio workers 11/26
vanguardngr.com IYC lauds re-appointment of NIMASA boss 11/26
modernghana.com Anas On Al Jazeera Tonight 11/26
globalsecurity.org Boko Haram Continues Campaign of Violence Across Nigeria's North 11/26
allafrica.com NFF Electoral Appeals Verdict Out Next Week 11/26
allafrica.com African Press Review 26 November 2014 11/26
dailytrust.com.ng Schneider Electric graduates 30 students 11/25
allafrica.com Oil Export Suffers Setback As Shell Shuts Facility 11/25
thisdaylive.com Shell Shuts down 200,000bpd Crude Oil Pipeline 11/25
bbc.co.uk 'Many dead' in twin Nigeria blasts 11/25
voanews.com Dozens Hurt or Killed in Maiduguri Blasts 11/25
mg.co.za Twin bombs rock northeastern Nigerian city 11/25
voanews.com Boko Haram Continues Campaign of Violence Across Nigeria’s North 11/25
dawn.com Two female bombers kill 30 in Nigeria 11/25
euronews.com Twin suicide blasts kill at least 45 in Maiduguri, Nigeria 11/25
vanguardngr.com JTF, DSS rescue kidnapped Bayelsa monarch 11/25
csmonitor.com Teen girl suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected 11/25
thisdaylive.com JTF, Kidnappers in Shootout in Delta Community 11/25
sify.com Deadly suicide attack kills 78 in Nigeria 11/25
news.com.au Female bomber hits packed market 11/25
vanguardngr.com JTF rescue kidnapped Ijaw monarch 11/25
dw.de Twin bomb attacks kill dozens in Nigerian market 11/25
reuters.com Female suicide bombers kill at least 10 in Nigeria's northeast 11/25
voanews.com Cameroon: 130 Schools Closed Due to Boko Haram Fears 11/25
allafrica.com Tarabans Applaud Supreme Court Ruling 11/24
modernghana.com New African Names The Most Influential Africans Of 2014 11/24
punchng.com Police arrest hoodlums in Ibadan 11/24
allafrica.com Niger: 'Real TV' Fights Violence with Glitz & Glamor - Nollywood's Jeta Amata 11/24
dailytrust.com.ng Boko Haram product of leadership failure –Kukah 11/24
thisdaylive.com UNDEDSS Declares Support for President Jonathan 11/24
bbc.co.uk 'Militant traders' raid Nigeria town 11/24
dailytrust.com.ng Keyamo hails lawmakers for scaling assembly gate 11/24
punchng.com Don’t allow amnesty programme hijacked, group tells Jonathan 11/24
punchng.com JTF, DSS rescue abducted Bayelsa monarch 11/24
punchng.com Local refineries output drops to 16% 11/24
thisdaylive.com Schneider’s Isaac Boro Centre in France Graduates Nigerian Students 11/24
vanguardngr.com Delta 2015: I am the best man for the job — Tony Prest 11/24
allafrica.com Presidency - Will the Ijaw Ever Support Ndigbo? 11/23
punchng.com PDP okays Orubebe for Delta gov primaries 11/23
dailytrust.com.ng We will lift Federation Cup - Ikhana 11/23
vanguardngr.com 2015: Screening committee clears Orubebe 11/23
vanguardngr.com Odibo commends Pinnick 11/23
euronews.com As many as 50 killed in new attack by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria 11/23
vanguardngr.com EPZ: ‘Jonathan’ll resolve Ijaw, Itsekiri dispute’ 11/23
vanguardngr.com Ijaw leader faults Uduaghan on handling of EPZ affair 11/23
allafrica.com Delta Gas Park - Inside Story of Botched Ground Breaking Ceremony 11/23
tamilguardian.com Almost 50 killed in attack in northern Nigerian state 11/23
thisdaylive.com Ugochukwu: Nigeria Has Adjusted Federalism, Presidential System Out of Order 11/23
voanews.com Attack in Northeastern Nigeria Kills 25 11/23
thisdaylive.com NPC: SEEFOR Employs 7,004 in Niger Delta 11/23
thisdaylive.com Sam Okpodu: How Westerhof, Chukwu Stopped Me from Returning to Super Eagles 11/22
vanguardngr.com Ex-militant commanders warn against alleged move to impeach Jonathan 11/22
punchng.com JTF demolishes stolen crude depot, sets trucks ablaze 11/22
vanguardngr.com JTF demolishes stolen crude depot, sets 2 tucks ablaze in River 11/22
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thisdaylive.com Ex-militants Warn Lawmakers against Moves to Impeach Jonathan 11/22
vanguardngr.com We want the Cup for our fans – Enyimba 11/22
vanguardngr.com EPZ controversy: FG gives Itsekiri, Ijaw one week to resolve differences or lose project 11/22
punchng.com Ono Bello moves up 11/22
allafrica.com Boko Haram Kills Dozens in Nigerian Village 11/21
voanews.com Nigerian House Fails To Reauthorize State of Emergency 11/21
allafrica.com EPZ - It's Not in Jonathan's Interest to Delay Groundbreaking - -Ijaw 11/21
allafrica.com Nigeria: Arewa Elders Fault Request for Extension of Emergency Rule 11/21
online.wsj.com Boko Haram Kills 45 Villagers 11/21
allafrica.com Nigeria: Nigeria Faces Volatile Polls 11/21
punchng.com SEEFOR creates over 7000 jobs for N’ Delta youths 11/20
online.wsj.com Royal Dutch Shell Sells Some Nigeria Units 11/20

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).