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ANNOUNCEMENT: IFRA-Nigeria is recruiting 1 Junior Researcher/Information Retrieval Specialist

IFRA-Nigeria is offering a full-time position to a Junior Researcher/Information Retrieval Specialist to update the Nigeria Watch database on fatalities in Nigeria (see http://www.nigeriawatch.org). Nigeria Watch database aims at compiling and monitoring the number of homicides and violent deaths in Nigeria to provide quantitative data and assist in the analysis of trends of violence. Requirements A Master’s Degree in Arts, Social Sciences, or a related discipline. Applicants must have (...)

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Call for proposal : African studies in the twenty-first century: past, present, and future

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

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Naija Chronicle: Mi Aan mai frends-dem fo telifon tok (1)

Mi: Gud monin o! Mai Frend: Hai! Woz op? Mi: Wich won bi hai fo dis kain korekt moni? Wetin bi woz op? Na wen dis won stat? Na oyibo land yu de? Mai Frend: Abeg o! No vex. Na Lagos a jos de o! As yu si mi so, a de fain wel-wel. Gud monin. Sori. Hop se yu no vex? Mi: Na nau yu tok laik Naija pesin. Vex no de fo mai dikshonari. Ivun if pesin wan vex no bi eli mo-mo laik dis na. Abi? Mai Frend: Ok, hau fa? Hop se evritin na korekt-korekt? Hau Abuja? Mi: A jos de manej mai laif smol-smol. (...)

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Nigeria Watch, Invisible Violence Project: new e-papers available

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 (...)

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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°6/2014 has been released. Dowload pdf bulletin and check latest publications about Nigeria in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

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Nigeria Watch : new e-papers available

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 (...)

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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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