Niger Delta

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

Recent articles:

dailytrust.com.ng Niger Delta: Time for salvation? 06/30
dailytrust.com.ng I supply arms to robbery gangs, police corporal confesses 06/30
vanguardngr.com Cleric slams EFCC over Fayose’s account freezing 06/30
punchng.com Power: FG eyes offshore, inland basin gas reserves 06/30
thisdaylive.com Nigerians Split over Negotiating with Niger Delta Militants 06/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: U.S. Cautions Against Militancy in Niger-Delta 06/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: New Militant Group Threatens to Attack Imo Govt 06/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: Tompolo Asks Military to Return Monarch's Golden Sword 06/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: Maritime University to Commence Academic Activities Soon - Naval Chief 06/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: Dialogue With FG, Don't Carry Arms, Ex-Minister Tells Avengers 06/29
allafrica.com Nigeria: OPC Condemns Attacks On Yorubaland 06/29
upi.com Nigerian army: Boko Haram militants disguising themselves as hunters 06/29
punchng.com Iduoriyekemwen wins pro-Sheriff Edo PDP guber primary 06/29
punchng.com Mob sets suspected serial rapist ablaze in Delta 06/29
thisdaylive.com Semenitari: Access to Credit Critical to Niger Delta Development 06/29
thisdaylive.com Federation Cup: Rivers Utd to Battle 3SC in Kaduna 06/29
vanguardngr.com IPOB elders disown alliance with Niger Delta Avengers 06/29
vanguardngr.com Gbaramatu Kingdom begs Buhari to commence EPZ, Seaport projects 06/29
dailytrust.com.ng FG to counter illegal radio broadcast by B/Haram, militants 06/29
thisdaylive.com Usani: Buhari Not Marginalising Niger Delta 06/29
vanguardngr.com Boko Haram, Niger Delta militants stretching Army to limits, says Buratai 06/29
punchng.com IPOB elders disown Niger Delta Avengers, MASSOB 06/29
dailytrust.com.ng Oil production rises as unions meet FG over strike threat 06/28
dailytrust.com.ng CSO urges military to resist distraction 06/28
dailytrust.com.ng Menders and Avengers of Niger Delta (2) 06/28
globalsecurity.org Nigerians Split Over Negotiating with Oil Militants 06/28
allafrica.com Nigeria: Itsekiri May Fight Back, Newuwumi Warns Avengers 06/28
dailytrust.com.ng Earthquake alert: FG, states urged on redemptive measures 06/28
thisdaylive.com Oil Firms, Others Sued for Failing to Pay Net Profit Interest 06/28
allafrica.com Oil Production Rises As Nigeria Eyes China for U.S.$50 Billion Oil Projects Fund 06/28
allafrica.com Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Armed Group Calls for Brexit-Style Referendum 06/28
allafrica.com As Pipeline Breaks Threaten Nigeria's Energy Security 06/28
vanguardngr.com Ikorodu attacks: We’re not ready to return home — Victims 06/28
vanguardngr.com Ogun dep gov escapes death as militants attack convoy 06/28
vanguardngr.com One-year in office: Delta govt’s neglected riverine communities – Ijaw leader 06/28
vanguardngr.com Dialogue with FG, don’t carry arms, ex-Minister tells Avengers 06/28
vanguardngr.com Egbesu : Return my symbol of authority, Tompolo begs Buhari 06/28
vanguardngr.com US cautions against militancy in Niger-Delta 06/28
vanguardngr.com New militant group threatens attack on govt, oil facilities in Imo 06/28
vanguardngr.com New militant group threatens govt, oil facilities in Imo 06/28
bbc.co.uk Dirty money 06/27
vanguardngr.com N/Delta Avengers instrument by S-South politicians to intimidate leaders – Junaid 06/27
vanguardngr.com Stop begging, start dialogue, militants tell Buhari 06/27
allafrica.com CSOs Back Buratai Over Coup Rumour, Dubai Assets 06/27
stripes.com Officials say 7 mine workers kidnapped in Nigeria freed 06/27
allafrica.com Gunmen Release Expatriate Contractors Kidnapped in Niger Delta - Police 06/27
af.reuters.com Gunmen release expatriate contractors kidnapped in Niger Delta: police 06/27
allafrica.com Nigeria: Call for Niger Delta Avengers to be Treated Same as Boko Haram Militants 06/27
vanguardngr.com Police begins manhunt for Ikorodu attackers 06/27
allafrica.com Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers - Violence Not Way Forward - Dickson 06/27
allafrica.com Nigeria: Group Faults Move to Redeploy Police Officers to N'Delta 06/27
voanews.com Nigerians Split Over Negotiating With Oil Militants 06/27
punchng.com Killings: Ijaw leaders, Afenifere to hold emergency peace summit 06/27
foxnews.com Explosives kill 2 suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria 06/27
thisdaylive.com Federal Republic of Inequality 06/27
vanguardngr.com Niger Delta Emergency Security Summit postponed 06/27
vanguardngr.com More N-Delta groups stand on referendum 06/27
vanguardngr.com We’re agitators, not terrorists, N-Delta militants blast Mohammed 06/27
thisdaylive.com Crisis Rocking the Ijaw Youth Council Worsens 06/26
vanguardngr.com Avengers reply Buhari, demand referendum 06/26
thisdaylive.com ‘Crude Oil Production May Hit 2.3mbpd in Two Weeks’ 06/26
dailytrust.com.ng 2 escape in Kuje prison break 06/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: Lagos/Ogun Massacre - How Militants Took Over Our Communities - Survivors 06/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: Remove Me From the National Grid 06/26
af.reuters.com Niger Delta Avengers urge Nigeria's Buhari to visit southern oil hub 06/26
thisdaylive.com Kuje Jail Break: Prisons Boss Confirms Escape of Two Prisoners 06/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: Govt Deploys Army to Restore Peace in Ikorodu 06/26
allafrica.com Kidnapped Foreigners Released 06/26
reuters.com Nigerian army says it freed over 5,000 people held by Boko Haram 06/26
vanguardngr.com NPS confirms jailbreak in Kuje Prisons 06/26
nzherald.co.nz Oil militants call for referendum on breaking up Nigeria 06/26
vanguardngr.com Treat Niger Delta avengers as B’H terrorists, Junaid Mohammed tells Buhari 06/26
punchng.com IYC begs Buhari to act on his appeals to end militancy 06/26
vanguardngr.com Police begin manhunt for Ikorodu attackers 06/26
punchng.com Back peace appeals with action, IYC tells Buhari 06/26
allafrica.com Nigeria: Gunmen Release Australian Expatriates, Others Kidnapped in Niger Delta 06/26
thisdaylive.com OPC to Militants, Fulani Herdsmen: Enough is Enough 06/26
allafrica.com Prisons Service Confirms Jailbreak in Kuje 06/26
vanguardngr.com Niger Delta Emergency Security Summit postponed 06/26
reuters.com Gunmen release expatriate contractors kidnapped in Niger Delta: police 06/26
vanguardngr.com Kidnapped three Australians, South African freed 06/26
vanguardngr.com Biafra: IPOB disowns anti Niger-Delta Avengers group 06/25
vanguardngr.com My testimonies as Miss Nigeria– Lessi Peter-Vigboro 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng Shell spends $195.5m on social investments 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng FG: Ogoni clean-up will take decades 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng Buhari: Militants deploying high-tech weapons 06/25
thisdaylive.com   Commends exploits of Civilian JTF 06/25
thisdaylive.com Jong Craves for Ikorodu Utd NPFL Stay 06/25
vanguardngr.com Militants group sets date for bombing of Bonga field, Onitsha -Asaba, 3rd Mainland bridges 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng 'Story on Okah's escape not true' 06/25
thisdaylive.com ‘Coup Rumour, Ploy to Pitch Military against President’ 06/25
thisdaylive.com Cumbersome Legal Process Delaying Return of Loot, Says US Diplomat 06/25
punchng.com Varsity crisis: Dickson approves 50% salaries for lecturers, others 06/25
allafrica.com Nigeria: Militants Group Sets Date for Bombing of Bonga Field 06/25
thisdaylive.com NPS Confirms Jailbreak at Kuje Prisons, Investigation Ordered 06/25
punchng.com UPDATED: NPS confirms jailbreak, says Okah is safe and secure 06/25
dailytrust.com.ng Prisons Service confirms jailbreak in Kuje Prisons 06/25
punchng.com Our people are suffering, Avengers tell Buhari 06/25
vanguardngr.com LAGOS/OGUN MASSACRE: How militants took over our communities — Survivors 06/25
thisdaylive.com Dickson Moves to Pacify Varsity Lecturers, Approves One-month Salary 06/25

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).