On Wednesday, the 3rd of February, IFRA organized the launch of Dr Michka Sachnine’s book Grammaire du Youruba standard. The event took place from 1 pm to 3 pm in Lady Anthony Banks Hall, a location graciously shared with IFRA by the Institute of African Studies. It was attended by a motivated and expert public, among whom was former presidential candidate and personal long-time friend of Dr Sachnine, Professor Remi Sonaiya, with her husband, Professor Sonaiya, both from Ile-Ife (...)
BiblioNigeria is a watchtower for all articles and books published about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. N°6/2015 has been released. Dowload pdf bulletin and check latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
The project held his preliminary meeting in September 2015 at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. The meeting gathered together the junior researchers involved in the project. The presentation of the project and the researchers was followed by a brainstorming session which permitted to define the different research axes. The project team is now looking forward to meet again for the mid-term methodology workshop that will be held in early (...)
IFRA is pleased to announce the publication of the last E-paper from the Invisible Violence Project
Following the serie of e-papers from the Nigeria Watch Project and the Invisible Violence Project, this paper WP24 by Aduku explores violence-related deaths in four LGAs of Yobe State, north-eastern Nigeria.
Julia Binter, a doctoral candidate in social anthropology at the University of Oxford working on precolonial trade and cultural exchange in the Niger Delta who stays in Ibadan in IFRA guest house for some days, made a presentation which was organized and facilitated by IFRA in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Ibadan. On the 28th of October 2015, at the Lecture room in the department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Miss Binter presented (...)
"As a Doctor in Social Anthropology (University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), I study the relationship between urban African societies and their environments. My PhD research was conducted between 2007 and 2011 with public authorities and city-dwellers of two North Cameroonian, middle-size cities (Garoua and Maroua); it focused on the perceptions and the institutional and popular practices of waste management, linked to power relations (http://www.theses.fr/2014PA100142). In keeping (...)
Dr Chux Iwu was the guest of our last IFRA Research Fellowship meeting. Dr Chux teaches Management and Entrepreneurial Studies in Cape Peninsula University (South Africa). During this meeting, he adressed the issue of " Writing Articles for Journal Publications from Theses / Dissertation” and empowered the fellows with practical tips. Dr Chux Iwu (Cape Peninsula University, SA) and the IFRA Research (...)
In this paper Wassouni F. raises the issue of patrimony legacy, tourism potentialities and developement in north-western Cameroon : http://www.ifra-nigeria.org/publications/ifra-e-papers/ifra-e-papers-108/article/wassouni-francois-2015-patrimoine
IFRA is pleased to announce the publication of two new E-Papers from the Nigeria Watch - Invisible Violence Project. Following the serie of e-papers from the Nigeria Watch Project and the Invisible Violence Project, two new e-papers are now available online: 15 (Abodurin & Babajide ’Dotun), and 19 (Titus) treat about LGAs where no violent deaths have been recorded in the database since 2006. Learn more: TITUS Olusegun Stephen (2015). A Study of Violence-Related Deaths in Mopa-Muro (...)
Tuesday, 14th of July 2015 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Venue: Drapper’s Hall IFRA-Nigeria and the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, will welcome Dr Spiesse-Fourchard, Dr Leslie James and Professor Brian Larkin to a Distinguished Personality Lecture entitled “Encounters in Nigeria”. This title derives from the fact the all the communications are addressing more or less directly the issue of Encounter: Encounter between local and global art market, encounter between Nigerian and (...)
JIMOH Akinsola (2015) "Maritime Piracy and Lethal Violence Offshore in Nigeria" The Nigeria Watch (NW) dataset recorded 18,009 fatalities caused by violence in Nigeria’s coastal states from 2006 to 2014. During the same period, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) dataset reported less than 20 deaths resulting directly from piracy attacks...
On 20 May 2015 IFRA-Nigeria organized the Public Presentation of a book entitled When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1958, by Saheed Aderinto. The event took place at the Lady Bank-Anthony Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. Dr Saheed Aderinto, Assistant Professor of History at Western Carolina University, USA, said he is one of IFRA-Nigeria’s biggest beneficiaries. During his undergraduate days at the (...)
IFRA-Nigeria held its second Distinguished Personality Lecture for the year on 6 May 2015 at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan. The venue was Drapper’s Hall. It was an inspiring lecture and drew the attention of academics at the University of Ibadan as well as professionals from outside the academic circles of the university campus. Among the attendees were Prof. S.A. Ajayi (Department of History), Prof. Oyeleye (Department of English), Prof. Francis Egbokhare (...)
Wednesday, 6th of May 2015 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at Lady Bank-Anthony Hall. This a critique of the Nigerian university experience over time. It takes a close reading of the intellectual and cultural forces that dominated Nigerian universities in the twentieth century and beyond, while at the same time paying significant attention to particularities...
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”.
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 (...)
Mai Frend: Afta wi yan finish di oda taim, somtin jos de ron-ron fo mai hed. A stil de tink wetin fit kari mi komot kom Abuja. A neva si enitin at ol. Laif tu kost fo Abuja. Hau una tek de manej fo dia sef? Pesin go rent won chikini haus wen bi laik bois-kwota fo 500 tausand naira. Won smol kona-kona haus fo 300 tausand. Evritin na tau-tau, tau, tau.
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: