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Conference: Fieldwork, Statistics and the Body-Count of Violence in Nigeria

IFRA Nigeria (project Nigeria Watch) is pleased to invite the general public to attend a conference titled “Fieldwork, Statistics and the Body-Count of Violence in Nigeria”.

This conference will take place on the 6th of October 2016, at the Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan, and will discuss in detail the book, Violence in Nigeria: A qualitative and quantitative analysis, published by IFRA Nigeria with ASC Leiden (WAPOSO collection) and edited by Dr Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos (Senior Researcher at IRD).

You can download this publication for free following this link.

This book will form the basis for a debate.

A number of senior academics will attend and participate in the conference (e.g.: Vice-Chancellor Osaghae, Igbinedion University Okada, Benin-City, Vice-Chancellor Kyari, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Professor Oshita, Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution, Abuja, Professor Albert, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, Ibadan).


  • Registration: 9am – 10am

  • Welcome Address by the Director of IFRA: Mr. Arnaud Dornon, French Embassy

  • Opening remarks by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan

  • Keynote Speaker: Eghosa Osaghae, Vice-Chancellor of the Igbinedion University Okada, Benin City

  • Good will messages: 10:20am – 10:40am

    • Marc-Antoine de Montclos, Senior Researcher, IRD – Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris

    • Prof. Ukoha Ukiwo, Nigerian Stability & Reconciliation Program, Abuja

    • Prof. Dele Layiwola, Director of Institute of African Studies, Ibadan

    • Representative Department for International Development, the UK

    • Prof. Oshita Oshita, Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution, Nigeria Foreign Affairs Ministry, Abuja

    • Prof. Isaac Albert, Institute for Peace & Strategic Studies, Ibadan

  • Tea Break: 10:40am – 11:10am


Panel 1: 11:10am-12:20pm

  • Vitus Nwanko Ukoji (Nigeria Watch, Ibadan): “Trends and Patterns of Fatal Road Accident in Nigeria (2006-2014)”

  • Hammed Abodunrin (Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan): “A survey of Violence-Related Deaths in Egbedore and Ifedayo LGAs of Osun”

Discussants: Hassan Idayat (Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja) and Prof. Isaac Albert (Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Ibadan)

Panel 2: 12:30pm-1:30pm

  • Adeola Adams (Nigeria Watch, Ibadan): “Patterns and Trend Analysis of Violence in Oil Production and oil Distribution in Nigeria (2006-2014)”

  • Super Odomovo Afeno (PIND, Niger Delta): “Security Forces and Violence in Nigeria: Mapping and Trend Analysis (2006-2014)”

Discussants: Nate Haken (Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta, Port Harcourt) and James Hentz (Virginia Military Institute, USA)

Lunch: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Panel 3: 2:30pm-3:30pm

  • Philip Ademola Olayoku (Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan): “Trend and Patterns of cattle Grazing and Rural Violence in Nigeria (2006- 2014)”

  • Akinpelu Babajide Adedotun (NSCDC): “Trends and Pattern of Fatalities Resulting from Cult societies and Belief in Witchcraft in Nigeria (2006- 2014)”

Discussants: Adam Higazi (Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge) and Kyari Mohammed (Vice-Chancellor, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola)

Panel 4: 3:30pm-4:30pm

  • Joachin Uche Okanume (CENTECS, University of Port Harcourt): “A Survey of Violence-Related Deaths in Aninri and Isi-Uzo LGAs of Enugu State (2006-2014)”

  • Adams Alqali (freelance), “A Study of Violence- Related Death in Baure, Ingawa, Kurfi, Mani, and Matazu LGAs of Kastina State (2006-2014)”

Discussants: Ukoha Ukiwo (NSRP, Abuja) and Tanwa Ashiru (Bulwark Intelligence, Lagos)

  • Closing Remark: 4:30pm – 5pm

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