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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.
Nigeria Watch website: http://www.nigeriawatch.org/
Based in the premises of IFRA-Nigeria on the campus of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria Watch is a database project that has monitored fatal incidents and human security in Nigeria since 1 June 2006. The database compiles violent deaths on a daily basis, including fatalities resulting from accidents. It relies on a thorough reading of the Nigerian press (15 dailies & weeklies) and reports from human rights organisations. The two main objectives are to identify dangerous areas and assess the evolution of violence in the country.
This Eighth Annual Report on lethal violence in Nigeria covers the period between 1 January and 31 December 2018.
The study has been conducted by Vitus Nwankwo Ukoji with the help of Abiola Victoria Ayodokun and Victor Chinedu Eze at the University of Ibadan.
NigeriaWatch, IFRA, and the Institute of African Studies have teamed to conduct a 5- days training (13-17 March 2023) workshop on the methodological challenges of violence studies in Nigeria.
Examples include: Writing a paper on conflicts with Vitus Ukoji Nwankwo (Nigeria Watch Coordinator) and Dr. Victor Chinedu Eze (Nigeria Watch Information retrieval Specialist); and Dr. Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos' Five Golden Rules to Study Conflicts presentation (Scientific Director).
Participants (20 max.) will get a deeper understanding of Nigeria's security concerns as well as new methodological skills, such as how to generate statistics, interpret data, and write articles.