Niger Delta

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

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dailytrust.com.ng Niger delta ministry takes over East-west road 09/29
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allafrica.com UN Urged to Help Fight Boko Haram 09/28
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vanguardngr.com Egbema: Oil community in search of devt 09/27
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thestar.com First kidnapped 'Chibok girl' released by Boko Haram still traumatized 09/26
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punchng.com US, Nigeria’s relations under threat over arms purchase 09/26
thisdaylive.com Race to Succeed Maigari Opens with Seven Candidates 09/26
reuters.com One of the girls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria's Chibok freed -police 09/25
thisdaylive.com Uduaghan at UN, Says Persisting Crude Oil Theft is Threat to International Peace 09/25
dailytrust.com.ng Again, Reps summon N/Delta minister over stalled projects 09/25
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vanguardngr.com Oil worker killed, 2 others kidnapped 09/25
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vanguardngr.com Navy intensifies war against oil theft 09/25
dailytrust.com.ng Oil theft threat to security, democracy –Uduaghan 09/25
dailytrust.com.ng Army rescues Rivers commissioner’s mother 09/25
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timesofindia.indiatimes.com Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau dead, Nigerian military claims 09/24
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punchng.com JTF rescues Rivers commissioner’s kidnapped mother 09/24
punchng.com Police arrest driver for killing Cadet ASP 09/24
stripes.com Nigeria president says Boko Haram devastating country's northeast 09/24
bbc.co.uk Boko Haram fighters 'surrender' 09/24
vanguardngr.com Eagles job: I didn’t give NFF deadline – Keshi 09/24
huffingtonpost.com How Nigeria Plans To Protect Schoolgirls From Boko Haram 09/24
voanews.com Nigerian Forces Drive Back Islamic Extremists 09/24
vanguardngr.com Amaju ‘ll add value to Nigerian football – Dein 09/24
reuters.com Nigeria's president says still working to free abducted girls 09/24
nzherald.co.nz Claims Boko Haram leader dead, 'lookalike' killed in battle 09/24

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).