Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta

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  • The Conflict Of The Niger Delta

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    CONFLICT IN THE NIGER DELTA Nigeria is the 7th world largest oil producer and is a major player in the world energy market. Oil and gas is Nigeria’s main source of revenue. It accounts for about 40% of the Gross Domestic Product and 70% of government revenues (Lawal 2004). Crude oil was first discovered in 1956 by Shell British Petroleum in a small village called Oloibiri present day Bayelsa State. Two years later oil in larger quantities was discovered in Ogoni. The Niger delta region has a population

  • The Niger Delta Struggles: Its Implications for Resource Control.

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    TOPIC: THE NIGER DELTA STRUGGLES: ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR RESOURCE CONTROL. A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY The Niger Delta region, Nigeria 's oil belt has been the site of a generalized ethnic and regional struggle for self-determination since 1998, the location of often-violent confrontations between local ethnic communities and agents of the Nigerian state and oil companies involved in the extraction and exploitation of oil in the area. What began as community agitation

  • The Oil Has Been A Hot Commodity Essay

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    like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, and other countries have become economic stars in the global economy. Up until recently, Africa had had few major producers of this precious liquid, until the twentieth century, specifically in Nigeria. In the small delta region of Nigeria exist over 40 ethnic groups with 250 distinct dialects, specific traditional religious and cultural practices, and, being first contacted by the Portuguese in the late 1400’s, a long history of western contact (Lagassé 2000). The

  • Socio-Economic and Demographic Features of Kidnapping in Nigeria: an Analytical Study

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    Kidnapping has of recent assumed alarming dimension in the states in Niger Delta region opening up opportunities and avenues for dangerous socio-political degeneration. This has implication on the social, economic and political development for not only the Niger Delta region in particular but also for the Nigerian state in general. The degree of deprivation suffered by the Niger Delta people and the complexities that characterize their problems made them adopt the various strategies

  • A Brief Note On Justice And Environmental Cleanup

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    Sordum Deeyaa ENG 1020 Ms. Campbell 29 November 2016 Research Paper Justice Through Environmental Cleanup I belong to a proud people called the Ogoni people. The Ogoni people are a minority tribe that’s in the Southeast of Nigeria and they happen to own most of the vast oil reserves in Nigeria. Why does this matter you ask? Well because they’ve been economically exploited, suffered environmental degradation and political marginalization in Nigeria for fighting for the right to self determine

  • Essay About Blues Music

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    depression, loneliness and anger. After the emancipation movement, Blues expanded to lots of states. Each states blended their own culture with the blues and then they created their own specific blues genres. Some of them Mississippi Delta Blues and Urban (Chicago) Blues. The Beginning of the Blues Music When we talk about the blues music, the first thing that comes

  • Risk Analysis for Terrorist Targets

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    Terrorist's targets Terrorist organizations do not randomly choose their targets. Before they settle on a specific target, they have to do a lot risk analysis. In the recent past, it was so unlikely for terrorists to strike military targets. Terrorist activities are presently politically motivated. These organizations have presently taken to striking high profile political targets that draw much media attention. It is now very common to see terrorists shelling commercial centers. Factors that

  • Emergence of Terrorism in Nigeria and its Impacts on the Citizens

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    is not in sight yet. Every terrorist group that have had brutal impacts on the country have been established based on tribal or religious dissatisfaction: the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is one of such which fomented troubles aimed at securing recognition for the South-South from the Federal Government; Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has also staged series of attacks to facilitate the secession of the South-East towards achieving

  • The Effects Of Social Media On Boko Haram Insurgency Essay

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    THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON BOKO-HARAM INSURGENCY IN NIGERIA AUGUST, 2015 CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Terrorism is globally becoming a household word as there is no nation that is completely absolved from its effect. Globalization has significantly influenced the spate of terrorism as the event in one part of the globe has direct or an indirect effect on others. This explains why Horne (2002) in Rourke (2008) observes that war, terrorism and other forms of transnational political

  • Economic Performance Of Nigeria 's Poor Oil Management

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    (Amnesty Report, 2005; UNDP, 2005; ICG, 2006a, 2006b). Another factor contributing to the political instability is that local militias directly aimed their attacks to oil facilities. In 2006, MEND (the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta) sought to cut Nigeria’s oil output by 30 per cent achieving its goal by costing the economy more than $2.180 billion lost in oil revenues. Moreover, between 1999 and 2005 the Nigerian government estimated the losses or revenues