Acts of violence between or within political parties in Nigeria are usually associated with general elections and their spectacular death toll. This research uses statistical tools to analyse this violence during the 2006–2014 period. Patterns of political violence between the 2007 and 2011 general elections differ strongly.
IFRA-Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, will welcome Professor Rufus Akinyele on Thursday, 23th of April 2015 at 12:00 pm – 14:00 pm, at Drapers Hall, Institute of African Studies, to give a Distinguished Personality Lecture entitled “Spaces of Insurgent Citizenship”.
BiblioNigeria is a watchtower for all articles and books published about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. N°1/2015 has been released. Dowload pdf bulletin and check latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
FRA is pleased to announce the publication of new E-Papers from the Nigeria Watch Project. Following the serie of e-papers from the Nigeria Watch Project and the Invisible Violence Project, three new e-papers are now available online: 1 (Ichite), and 12 (Bello) deal with data from the Nigeria Watch database, while 22 (Munir & Olojo) treat about LGAs where no violent deaths have been recorded in the database since 2006. ICHITE Christian (2015) Land conflicts, population pressure and (...)
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First International Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) October 13-17, 2015 Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria Theme: African studies in the twenty-first century: past, present, and future
IFRA is pleased to announce the publication of new E-Papers from the Nigeria Watch Project. Earlier this year, 23 research grants were awarded to academics to carry out research on selected topics from the Nigeria Watch database that monitors and compiles violent deaths occurring in Nigeria since 1 June 2006 (see www.ifra-nigeria.org/research-programmes/nigeria-watch/). The E-Papers 4 (Akinpelu), 7(Temilola), and 14 (Okolie-Osemene) represent the following outcomes of this project. The (...)
IFRA is pleased to announce the publication of new E-Papers from the Nigeria Watch Project. Earlier this year, 23 research grants were awarded to academics to carry out research on selected topics from the Nigeria Watch database that monitors and compiles violent deaths occurring in Nigeria since 1 June 2006 (see www.ifra-nigeria.org/research-programmes/nigeria-watch/). The E-Papers 33 (Olojo), 34 (Olayoku), 35 (Ukoji), 36 (Adams), 37 (Afeno), 38 (Conroy), and represent the first outcomes (...)
IFRA is pleased to announce the publication of new E-Paper. This issue n° 32 was written by Professor Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos and concerns the “oil curse theory” and its correlations with state stability and the oil industry in developing countries . PEROUSE DE MONTCLOS, Marc-Antoine (2014) Oil curse, state instability, and violence in developing countries: theoretical lessons for (...)
On 30 June 2014, Dr. Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos and Dr. Elodie Apard presented IFRA’s recent publication on Boko Haram (Edited by Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the state in Nigeria, West African Politics and Society Series, Vol. 2, IFRA-Nigeria, Africa Studies Centre, Leiden, 2014) as well as part of their research work on the security situation in northern Nigeria. The Conference, co-organised by the Nigérien Ministry of Foreign Affairs (...)
After the Presentation meeting that took place in Niamey between 17th and 19th of March 2014, the team members conducted individual documentary research. They met again in Niamey on 1 July 2014, to participate in the methodological workshop, dedicated to the fieldwork preparation...
The second opus of the West African Politics and Society series (WAPOSO) focuses on the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria. This book is the first attempt to understand Boko Haram in a comprehensive and consistent way. It examines the early history of the sect and its transformation into a radical armed group. It analyses the causes of the uprising against the Nigerian state and evaluates the consequences of the on-going conflict from a religious, social and political point of view.
Nigeria Watch (NW) is a database that monitors and compiles violent deaths, including accidents, crimes, conflicts, natural disasters, occurring in Nigeria since 1 June 2006. It relies principally on ten Nigerian daily newspapers, which are analysed by information retrieval specialists on a daily basis. Other sources of information, such as human rights organisations and Federal security agencies, are used to cross-check data and mitigate methodological biases.
TransIslam is a two-year research program (2014–15) initiated by IFRA-Nigeria, funded by CSFRS, and led by a team of seven researchers from Niger, Nigeria, France and the UK. Purpose of the Project The area that today encompasses northern Nigeria and southern Niger has been particularly dynamic since the late-18th century: