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Nigeria Watch Project - Invisible Violence Project : new e-papers online

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 (...)

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New publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

BiblioNigeria is a watchtower for all articles and books published about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. N°3/2015 has been released. Dowload pdf bulletin and check latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

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Distinguished public Lectures: Encounters in Nigeria

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 (...)

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Nigeria Watch new e-paper available

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...

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The Public Presentation of When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1958

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 (...)

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The Distinguished Personality Lecture of Professor Olutayo Adesina at Drapper’s Hall

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 (...)

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IFRA-Nigeria/IAS Distinguished Personality Lecture: Nigerian Universities and the Shifting Sense of Belonging by Prof. Adesina

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...

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Nigeria Watch Project: New publication - Violence between and within political parties in Nigeria: statistics, structures and patterns (2006 - 2014)

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.

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IFRA-Nigeria/IAS Distinguished Personality Lecture: Spaces of Insurgent Citizenship

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”.

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Nigeria Watch project: new epapers online

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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New Naija Chronicle: Mi Aan mai frends-dem fo telifon tok (2)

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.

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E-Paper : Oil curse, state instability, and violence in developing countries: theoretical lessons for Nigeria

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 (...)

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Conference on Boko Haram and security issues between Nigeria and Niger

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 (...)

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Trans-Islam Project: latest news

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...

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New publication IFRA/ASC Leiden: Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the state in Nigeria

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.

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Nigeria Watch Project

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.

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TransIslam

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:

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