Niger Delta

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

Recent articles:

allafrica.com One Killed, Three Missing in Delta Communal Clash 08/21
allafrica.com Church Honours Araraume, Ihedioha, Others 08/21
allafrica.com Teams Prepare for Group Phase 08/21
vanguardngr.com Aspirants give Utuama, PDP 48-hr ultimatum on Ughelli South primaries 08/20
vanguardngr.com Group slams ex-MEND leader over comments on Dickson 08/20
turkishweekly.net Melbourne found most 'liveable city;' Damascus finishes last 08/20
huffingtonpost.com Health Care Workers Need Security in Northern Nigeria 08/20
huffingtonpost.com Q&A: The Bravery of Those Who Toiled to Expose Injustice 08/20
punchng.com JTF arrests trucks siphoning NNPC product 08/20
punchng.com Skill centre: FG threatens to revoke Bayelsa contract 08/20
allafrica.com Nigeria: Witness Recounts How Vandals Killed Nine Policemen At Arepo 08/20
allafrica.com NFF Congress to Hold in Warri - Official 08/20
turkishweekly.net 3 killed, 15 captured in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon 08/19
allafrica.com Nigeria: Chibok Girls Politics, Boko Haram, Can't Stop Jonathan- - Ex-Militants 08/19
turkishweekly.net 11 Cameroon boys 'escape' Nigeria's Boko Haram 08/19
vanguardngr.com FG, Huawei invest over N100m to train 41 Niger Delta youths 08/19
punchng.com Groups flay northern elders over ultimatum to Jonathan 08/19
allafrica.com Nigeria: Onyekakeyah - Hypocrisy in Seeking Global Peace 08/19
voanews.com Melbourne Found Most 'Liveable City;' Damascus Finishes Last 08/19
dailytimes.com.pk Melbourne found most ‘liveable city’; Damascus comes last 08/19
punchng.com Ogude sees red in Russia 08/19
punchng.com Umeh begs FIFA for NFF Aug 26 elections 08/19
dailytrust.com.ng Voters’ card: N/Delta minister commends INEC 08/18
dailytrust.com.ng Mark, Oru mourn Aziza’s death 08/18
vanguardngr.com Chibok girls politics, Boko Haram, can't stop Jonathan— ex-militants 08/18
voanews.com Cameroon Villagers Flee Boko Haram Cross-Border Attacks 08/18
vanguardngr.com JTF’s fumbling formations 08/18
bbc.co.uk Maigari reinstated as NFF president 08/18
vanguardngr.com Nigerian content, LADOL, and the Transformation Agenda 08/18
allafrica.com Ebola Virus - Delta Announces Four Special Cremation Centres 08/18
allafrica.com Nigeria: Chadian Soldiers Tackle Boko Haram, Free Some Abducted 100 Persons 08/18
vanguardngr.com IMG sets guidelines for Dickson’s loan 08/18
dailytrust.com.ng Customs’ CG drags Asu Beks to Court 08/17
allafrica.com Chadian Troops Rescue Boko Haram Hostages 08/17
allafrica.com Jtf Raids Kidnappers Den in Bayelsa Creeks, Recover Arms 08/17
allafrica.com Boko Haram Hostages 'Freed By Chadian Troops' 08/17
vanguardngr.com Aziza, at 67, dies of cancer 08/17
allafrica.com It Will Be Unfair to Sideline Ijaw in EPZ Project - Mulade 08/17
punchng.com Enyimba, Abia Warriors end Abia Classico 3-3 08/17
vanguardngr.com 2015: North more developed under Jonathan —Kuku 08/17
edition.cnn.com 85 Boko Haram hostages rescued 08/17
vanguardngr.com Mark, Oru, Ibori, Utuama, Aguariavwodo, Omo-Agege, Onuesoke, others mourn Aziza 08/17
dailytrust.com.ng Delegates who shook the National Conference 08/17
punchng.com N5bn Akwa Ibom skills centre project a disaster – Minister 08/16
vanguardngr.com Aziza dies at 67 08/16
punchng.com Kuku advocates intra-state consultations to end insurgency 08/16
vanguardngr.com Northern leaders insincere about Chibok school girls – Kuku 08/16
en.ria.ru Chadian Troops Free 85 Boko Haram Hostages – Reports 08/16
vanguardngr.com ‘Ijaw are no tenants in N-Delta’ 08/16
cnn.com Boko Haram kidnaps 97, kills 28 08/16
allafrica.com Low Gas, LPFO Supply Killing Industries, Power Sector - -Dangote 08/15
dailytrust.com.ng JTF raids kidnappers den in Bayelsa creeks, recovers arms 08/15
dailytrust.com.ng Ali dreams more goals for Pillars 08/15
ndtv.com Boko Haram Kidnaps Scores in Nigeria: Witnesses 08/15
vanguardngr.com Orubebe donates Bible, food to widows 08/15
vanguardngr.com Boko Haram kidnaps scores of villagers in Borno 08/15
ndtv.com Boko Haram Kidnaps 100 People, Most of Them Freed 08/15
modernghana.com Boko Haram kidnaps scores of villagers in Nigeria: witnesses 08/15
dw.de Boko Haram 'carries out mass abduction' 08/15
allafrica.com Group Vows to Ensure Obuh Succeeds Uduaghan 08/15
punchng.com East-West road 77% completed -Minister 08/15
dailytrust.com.ng FG deploys 9 permanent secretaries 08/14
dailytrust.com.ng My fear for Borno State (2) 08/14
dailytrust.com.ng Military gives ultimatum over Ugborodo crisis 08/14
news2.onlinenigeria.com Kcee Being Questioned About Chibok Girls In America 08/14
vanguardngr.com N’Delta Ministry a failure without East-West Road completion – ORU 08/14
vanguardngr.com Edebvbie to Delta youths : I’m your David 08/14
vanguardngr.com EBOLA: Activist urges tighter security 08/14
vanguardngr.com Low gas, LPFO supply killing industries, power sector —Dangote 08/14
dailytrust.com.ng Kwara United blame LMC for top flight ouster 08/13
turkishweekly.net Nigeria records third Ebola death‏ 08/13
allafrica.com Egypt: Armed Forces Kill 9 "Terrorists" in North Sinai 08/13
vanguardngr.com Jonathan redeploys 9 permsecs 08/13
turkishweekly.net Rights group opposes 'blanket' Boko Haram amnesty 08/12
dailytrust.com.ng Ikhana tips Enyimba for league title 08/12
voanews.com Cameroon Fears Ebola Spread from Nigeria 08/12
vanguardngr.com Opuama alleges marginalisation 08/12
punchng.com IYC leaders disown anti-Jonathan campaigners 08/12
vanguardngr.com How to tame the monster called corruption 08/12
punchng.com IYC, past leaders disown anti-Jonathan group 08/12
vanguardngr.com Dickson appoints ex-MEND leader to head task force on piracy 08/12
vanguardngr.com How Uduaghan is achieving Delta Beyond Oil agenda — aide 08/11
punchng.com Bayelsa creeks now unsafe for oil thieves – NSCDC 08/11
vanguardngr.com Ex-militants protest exclusion from amnesty programme 08/11
vanguardngr.com Ijaws have no claim to Ogidigben EPZ – Eyengho 08/11
allafrica.com USA Today and Abati - Two Views On the Chibok Abduction 08/11
bbc.co.uk Nigeria soldiers' wives protest 08/11
vanguardngr.com Warri South 1 APC candidate promises consultative representation 08/11
vanguardngr.com ‘Gbaramatu Ijaws anger on Ogidigben EPZ now beyond renaming project’ 08/11
vanguardngr.com Ijaw, Itsekiri reach agreement on Warri North chairmanship slot 08/11
vanguardngr.com Jonathan assures on environmental practice law 08/11
punchng.com Bayelsa creeks not safe for oil criminals – NSCDC 08/11
allafrica.com Nigeria: Nigeria Youth Leader Denies Assassination Plot 08/11
allafrica.com Jonathan Felicitates With Ishaku At 60 08/11
voanews.com Nigeria Youth Leader Denies Assassination Plot 08/10
vanguardngr.com Tears for Delta Ijaw Congress 08/10
punchng.com Four rail lines’ll be completed this year –FG 08/10
punchng.com Five die of gas emission, residents claim 08/10
allafrica.com Nigeria: Nigeria's Military Launched Strikes in Gwoza, Damboa to Push Boko Haram Out 08/10
allafrica.com Warri Bubbles As Night Life Returns 08/10

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).