Niger Delta

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

Recent articles:

vanguardngr.com Boko Haram killed our youths, took away our wives, daughters – Residents 12/18
vanguardngr.com 2015: PDP group canvasses support for Jonathan, Okowa 12/18
foxnews.com Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 100 in Nigeria, witnesses say 12/18
turkishweekly.net 54 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny 12/18
dailytrust.com.ng Ex-militants protest over non-payment of allowances 12/18
punchng.com Ex-militants protest non-payment of allowances in Bayelsa 12/18
monitor.co.ug Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers' 12/18
sputniknews.com Nigerian Soldiers Face Death Penalty for Not Fighting Against Boko Haram 12/18
turkishweekly.net Boko Haram abducts 200 Nigerian women, men 12/18
turkishweekly.net Boko Haram abducts 200 Nigerian women, men 12/18
sputniknews.com Cameroon Military Forces Kill 116 Boko Haram Fighters 12/18
rferl.org Boko Haram Kidnaps At Least 185 In Nigeria 12/18
thisdaylive.com House Worried over Tompolo's Procurement of Warships 12/18
voanews.com 54 Nigerian Soldiers Sentenced to Death for Mutiny 12/17
allafrica.com Igbokwe Tells Fifa to Withdraw NFF's Recognition 12/17
dailytrust.com.ng Pillars, Enyimba, others warned against late CAF registration 12/17
dailytrust.com.ng Tompolo bought no warships—NIMASA DG 12/17
allafrica.com Boko Haram - Barrage Against Western Values 12/17
thisdaylive.com France Urges Closer Regional Collaboration against Boko Haram 12/17
thisdaylive.com NIMASA Denies Acquisition of Warships by Tompolo 12/17
punchng.com Ex-militants protest over unpaid arrears, block East-West Road 12/17
punchng.com Pass PIB now 12/17
punchng.com Gunboats belong to NIMASA, not Tompolo -Navy 12/17
punchng.com NDDC begins training of 150 teachers on ICT 12/17
vanguardngr.com Workers shut ports operations nationwide 12/17
punchng.com Tompolo’s alleged gunboats belong to NIMASA – Navy 12/17
dailytrust.com.ng France urges regional collaboration against Boko Haram 12/16
allafrica.com Banks Stake U.S.$2.5 Billion in Shell's Oil Field Divestment 12/16
dailytrust.com.ng Security operatives silent on Tompolo’s warships 12/16
punchng.com Bill to recognise Anambra oil status fails in Senate 12/16
punchng.com JTF arrests four oil thieves, eight cultists in Bayelsa 12/16
vanguardngr.com Niger Delta youths honour Okitiakpe 12/16
thisdaylive.com Kano Pillars, Enyimba, Others Warned over Late Registration 12/16
vanguardngr.com Warri Wolves retain 23 players 12/16
vanguardngr.com Tompolo purchased war ships on behalf of NIMASA —DG 12/16
vanguardngr.com Buhari, the legend at 72 12/16
punchng.com 65% of Niger Delta teachers ICT deficient -NDDC 12/16
punchng.com Tompolo’s warships dangerous to national security –Sagay 12/16
vanguardngr.com EPZ crisis, insecurity: Our disappointment with Jonathan — Prof Afejuku 12/16
vanguardngr.com NFF warns Enyimba, Kano Pillars 12/16
vanguardngr.com Changing tide for the Niger Delta 12/15
thisdaylive.com Groups Drum Support for Clark’s Wife 12/15
dailytrust.com.ng Security sources flay Tompolo over warships 12/15
dailytrust.com.ng 11 Nigeriens killed in crash after fleeing Boko Haram 12/15
allafrica.com East-West Road Ready in 2015, Contractors Paid N275.3 Billion 12/15
allafrica.com Rashes of Jail Breaks 12/15
allafrica.com Obasanjo Lays Into Jonathan As Autobiography Faces Ban 12/15
csmonitor.com Why #I'llRideWithYou worked, and other Muslim hashtags didn't 12/15
allafrica.com Niger Delta Youth Want Shell to Compensate Victims of Oil Spill 12/15
vanguardngr.com NCDMB charges oil servicing companies on employee motivation 12/15
thisdaylive.com Real Estate Firm to Invest N10bn in Delta State 12/15
reuters.com France urges closer regional collaboration against Nigeria's Boko Haram 12/15
globalsecurity.org Nigerian President Jonathan Determined to Win War on Terror 12/14
vanguardngr.com CBC to deliver N10bn worth of housing unit in WIBP 12/14
allafrica.com Nigeria: Norway Sells Warships, Combat Boats to Ex-Militant Leader 12/14
dailytrust.com.ng Wike is next Rivers governor – Patience Jonathan 12/14
thisdaylive.com Princewill Secures Labour Party Ticket, Seeks Ijaw/Ogoni Ticket 12/14
vanguardngr.com Delta 2015: Nobody can blackmail Tompolo —Ijaw leader 12/14
euronews.com 11 Niger refugees killed in bus crash after fleeing Boko Haram 12/14
allafrica.com PDP in Dilemma Over Defeated Ex-Ministers 12/14
punchng.com Tompolo’s newly acquired warships 12/14
allafrica.com There Is No Insurgency in Nigeria - Uranta 12/14
punchng.com Jonathan’s removal threat 12/13
sputniknews.com Islamic State Has Spread its Influence to Nigeria's Boko Haram Terrorists 12/13
punchng.com APGA compels PDP defectors to sign undertaking 12/13
euronews.com Niger PM asks for help to deal with Boko Haram refugee crisis 12/13
vanguardngr.com Unease in Niger Delta: Group kicks as Tompolo allegedly acquires battleships 12/13
vanguardngr.com ‘Islamic State is paying attention to Boko Haram’ 12/13
vanguardngr.com Copa Lagos: Sand Eagles suffer first defeat 12/13
punchng.com Nigeria’s security challenges 12/13
dailytrust.com.ng Nigeria’s bumper year of jailbreaks 12/13
thisdaylive.com Ishaku Wins PDP Ticket in Taraba 12/12
voanews.com Boko Haram Behind Nigeria Bombings, Official Says 12/12
punchng.com FG shifts East-West road completion to 2015 12/12
punchng.com Ex-militant, Tompolo, buys six warships 12/12
strategypage.com WINNING: Friendly Fire In The Name Of God 12/12
punchng.com Ex-minister Ishaku emerges PDP gov candidate in Taraba 12/12
allafrica.com Court Jails Two Pastors Seven Years for Stealing N32 Million in Delta 12/12
vanguardngr.com Chibok girls, Putin top AFP’s choice of 2014’s most influential figures 12/12
modernghana.com Islamic State influence spreads to African jihadists 12/12
dailytrust.com.ng Ortom joins APC 12/12
allafrica.com Pastors Jailed for Theft 12/12
allafrica.com West Africa: As Sahel Faces Mounting Threats, UN Envoy Urges Security Council to Remain Engaged in Region 12/12
allafrica.com Nigeria: Churches Beef Security Against Boko Haram Attacks 12/12
thisdaylive.com NFF Crisis: Amadu Denies Forging FIFA Letter 12/11
france24.com Deadly double bombing strikes Nigeria’s Jos 12/11
punchng.com 11 die in Edo auto crash 12/11
punchng.com Auto crash claims 11 in Edo 12/11
voanews.com Two Blasts Kill 31 in Central Nigerian City 12/11
punchng.com I’m not being imposed on other aspirants —Clark’s wife 12/11
vanguardngr.com I didn’t forge Fifa letter – Amadu 12/11
thisdaylive.com SuperSand Eagles’ Captain Turns to Copa Lagos for Succour 12/11
vanguardngr.com ‘Why Confab report should not be forgotten’ 12/11
bbc.co.uk Dozens killed in Nigeria bombings 12/11
dailytrust.com.ng Security and safety operators honour army, naval chiefs 12/11
punchng.com Niger Delta Stakeholders target agric 12/11
un.org As Sahel faces mounting threats, UN envoy urges Security Council to remain engaged in region 12/11
vanguardngr.com WONDER BANK: 2 pastors get 7 years in jail over N32m theft 12/11
dailytrust.com.ng Taraba guber: Jonathan, Umar in closed door meeting 12/10
vanguardngr.com Solving the N/Delta, South-East menace: The Jonathan example 12/10

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).