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Conflict In The Niger Delta
Nigerian government
Nigerian government
* Nigerian Armed Forces
Nigerian Armed Forces

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Abayomi Olonisakin
General ABAYOMI GABRIEL OLONISAKIN is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari . EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONGeneral Olonisakin who hails from Ekiti State had his elementary and secondary education in Zaria . The second of four children of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Olonishakin, Gen. Olonisakin grew up in the Odo Ijebu Quarters of Ode Ekiti, Gbonyin local government area, Ekiti State, where his parents were active member of the local CMS church. He enrolled at the Nigerian Military School , Zaria in 1973 and later joined the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of the 25th Regular Combatant Course. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the Nigerian Army Signal Corps in 1981. Gen. Olonisakin holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University , Ife
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Henry Okah
HENRY OKAH (born 1965, Lagos State
Lagos State
, Nigeria
Nigeria
) is the assumed Nigerian guerrilla leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
Niger Delta
(MEND); a title he denies. OVERVIEWMEND has claimed responsibility for attacks on oil companies operating in the Niger Delta
Niger Delta
, often through the use of sabotage, guerilla warfare or kidnapping of foreign oil workers. The rebels' goal is to destabilize the foreign oil interest in the Niger Delta, who they claim have been exploiting the local populace. MEND announced its creation in early 2006 with several attacks on Nigeria's oil infrastructure that have cut daily production by about one quarter, as well as a sophisticated media campaign involving e-mailing press releases to coincide with the attacks
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Prisoner Of War
A PRISONER OF WAR (POW, POW, PW, P/W, WP, PSW, ENEMY PRISONER OF WAR (EPW) or "MISSING-CAPTURED" ) is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant , who is held in custody by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed conflict . The earliest recorded usage of the phrase "prisoner of war" dates to 1660. Belligerents hold prisoners of war in custody for a range of legitimate and illegitimate reasons, such as isolating them from enemy combatants still in the field (releasing and repatriating them in an orderly manner after hostilities), demonstrating military victory, punishing them, prosecuting them for war crimes , exploiting them for their labour, recruiting or even conscripting them as their own combatants, collecting military and political intelligence from them, or indoctrinating them in new political or religious beliefs
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Government Ekpemupolo
GOVERNMENT EKPEMUPOLO ("TOMPOLO" )(born 1971) is a Nigerian militant commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta . For years Ekpemupolo was a commander in various guerrilla groups in the Niger Delta which were all agitating against the insensitivity of the Federal Government and the international oil companies towards to exploitation and degradation of the Niger Delta. Ekpemupolo's wealth, derived mainly from oil bunkering, played a major role in founding both MEND and also his own fighters. Ekpemupolo embraced amnesty on October 4th 2009, in order to allow for peace in the area, and for the government and oil companies to carry out development projects, and provide jobs and training
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Ola Ibrahim
OLA SA\'AD IBRAHIM (born 15 June 1955) is a retired Nigerian Navy admiral and former Chief of the Defence Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces . Educated at Ahmadu Bello University (LLB) and King\'s College London (MA, War Studies), Ibrahim received his military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy and the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji . He served as Chief of the Naval Staff from 2010 to 2012, and as Chief of the Defence Staff from 2012 to 2014. REFERENCES * ^ Akanbi, Tunde. "The Glorious Exit of Admiral Ola Sa\'ad Ibrahim". National Pilot. Retrieved 10 July 2015. * ^ "VICE ADMIRAL OLA SA\'AD IBRAHIM CFR DSS LLB (Hons) MA CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF". Nigerian Navy. Retrieved 13 February 2014. * ^ "The exit of Sa\'ad Ibrahim as CDS". Nigerian Tribune. Retrieved 13 February 2014
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Oluseyi Petinrin
Air Chief Marshal OLUSEYI PETINRIN (born 19 January 1955) is a senior Nigerian Air Force officer and former Chief of the Defence Staff . Prior to his appointment and promotion as Chief of Defence Staff, he had held the position of Chief of Air Staff (Nigeria)
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Alexander Ogomudia
General ALEXANDER ODEAREDUO OGOMUDIA (Rtd) CFR DSS fwc psc(+) MSc FNSE (born 29 December 1949 in Uzere , Isoko South , Delta State ) is a retired Nigerian army officer who served as Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff . The Nigerian Army officially described his career as "Lieutenant General Alexander Odeareduo Ogomudia was born on 29 December 1949, at Uzere in Isoko South Local Government Area in Delta State of Nigeria. After his Primary and Secondary Education he opted to serve in the military. He joined the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) as a cadet on 13 October 1969. At the successful completion of his cadet training, he was commissioned on 11 March 1972 into the Nigerian Army Signal in the rank of Second Lieutenant with effect from 13 October 1969. He is of NDA 7th Regular Course
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Abia State
ABIA is a state in the south eastern part of Nigeria
Nigeria
. The capital is Umuahia and the major commercial city is Aba . The commercial hub, Aba was formerly a British colonial government outpost in the region. Abia state was created in 1991 from part of Imo State
Imo State
. It is one of the constituent states of the Niger Delta region. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Infrastructure and Economy * 2.1 Oil and Gas Exploration * 3 University and Colleges * 4 Travel * 5 History and population * 6 Politics * 7 Local Government Areas * 7.1 Traditional rulers * 8 References * 9 External links GEOGRAPHYAbia State, which occupies about 6,320 square kilometres, is bounded on the north and northeast by the states of Anambra
Anambra
, Enugu
Enugu
, and Ebonyi
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Owoye Andrew Azazi
General OWOYE ANDREW AZAZI (rtd) (1 February 1952 – 15 December 2012) was a senior Nigerian security officer who served as National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan , was Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of Nigeria , and Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Before his first service chief appointment (COAS), he was General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division , Kaduna. CONTENTS * 1 Background & education * 2 Career * 3 Counterterrorism issues * 4 Personal life and death * 5 Honors and Military Decorations * 6 Lectures and participations * 7 Notes * 8 External links BACKGROUND "> Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, right, and Gen. Owoye Andrew Azazi, Chief of Defense Staff for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, walk through an honor cordon into the Pentagon 24 June 2008 to attend a meeting. Azazi was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 14 December 1974
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Paul Dike
Air Chief Marshal PAUL DIKE was the Nigerian Air Force 's Chief of the Air Staff from 2006 to 2008. In August 2008, he was appointed Chief of the Defence Staff. Prior to his appointment as Chief of the Air Staff, Dike was Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command. Appointed Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet in 1997 by military dictator General Sani Abacha , he was appointed Chief of Air Staff by General Olusegun Obasanjo 's civilian government in 2006 PROMOTIONS * Officer Cadet, Nigerian Defence Academy, 22 January 1973. * Commissioned Pilot Officer, Nigerian Air Force, 21 June 1975. * Flying Officer, 22 January 1977 * Flight Lieutenant, 22 January 1981 * Squadron Leader, 22 July 1985 * Wing Commander, 22 January 1991 * Group Captain, 22 January 1996 * Air Commodore, 22 January 2001 * Air Vice Marshal, 22 January 2004 * Air Chief Marshal, 30 May 2006, made CAS the same day
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Ebikabowei Victor-Ben
EBIKABOWEI "BOYLOAF" VICTOR-BEN (born 1971) is former commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta . Boyloaf remains popular in the Niger Delta and is currently working to help president Goodluck Jonathan get re-elected. Boyloaf at one time was one of the highest-ranked commanders in MEND but left the organization after he was granted amnesty in 2009 by president Umaru Musa Yar\'Adua . Since being granted amnesty he has not joined any militant group but still hopes that one day the Niger Delta region will become independent. CONTENTS * 1 Militancy and activism * 2 Personal life * 3 References * 4 External links MILITANCY AND ACTIVISMBoyloaf joined the newly formed Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta in 2006. Boyloaf soon rose to prominence in the ranks of MEND due to his expert commanding skills and was ranked 3rd highest in the ranks of MEND after Dokubo-Asari and Henry Okah
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Killed In Action
KILLED IN ACTION (KIA) is a casualty classification generally used by militaries to describe the deaths of their own combatants at the hands of hostile forces. The United States
United States
Department of Defense , for example, says that those declared KIA need not have fired their weapons but have been killed due to hostile attack. KIAs do not come from incidents such as accidental vehicle crashes and other "non-hostile" events or terrorism. KIA can be applied both to front-line combat troops and to naval, air and support troops. Someone who is killed in action during a particular event is denoted with a † (dagger ) beside their name to signify their death in that event or events. Further, KIA denotes one to have been killed in action on the battlefield whereas DIED OF WOUNDS (DOW) relates to someone who survived to reach a medical treatment facility
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Democracy
DEMOCRACY (Greek : δημοκρατία dēmokratía, literally "rule of the people"), in modern usage, is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament . Democracy
Democracy
is sometimes referred to as "rule of the majority". Democracy
Democracy
is a system of processing conflicts in which outcomes depend on what participants do, but no single force controls what occurs and its outcomes. The uncertainty of outcomes is inherent in democracy, which makes all forces struggle repeatedly for the realization of their interests, being the devolution of power from a group of people to a set of rules
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Obasanjo
Nigerian Civil War
Nigerian Civil War
(6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970) Congo Crisis
Congo Crisis
(5 July 1960 – 25 November 1965) OLUSEGUN MATHEW OKIKIOLA AREMU OBASANJO, GCFR (/oʊˈbɑːsəndʒoʊ/ ; Yoruba : Olúṣẹ́gun Ọbásanjọ́ ; born c. 5 May 1937) is a former Nigerian Army
Nigerian Army
general who was President of Nigeria
President of Nigeria
from 1999 to 2007. Obasanjo was a career soldier before serving twice as his nation's head of state. He served as a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979, and as a democratically elected president from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. From July 2004 to January 2006, Obasanjo also served as Chairperson of the African Union
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Petroleum Politics
PETROLEUM POLITICS have been an increasingly important aspect of diplomacy since the rise of the petroleum industry in the Middle East in the early 20th century. As competition continues for a vital resource, the strategic calculations of major and minor countries alike place prominent emphasis on the pumping, refining, transport, sale and use of petroleum products. CONTENTS * 1 Quota agreements * 2 Oil and international conflict * 3 Peak oil
Peak oil
* 4 Pipeline diplomacy in the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
area * 5 Politics of oil nationalization * 6 Politics of alternative fuels * 7 Geopolitics of oil vs
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