Nigeria’s 2019 Elections: Preparations, Politics and Prospects In February 2019, Nigerians will vote in the country’s sixth election since the return to democracy in 1999

In February 2019, Nigerians will vote in the country’s sixth election since the return to democracy in 1999. The stakes will be high, as immediate security and economic pressures combine with longer-term policy challenges such as population growth and employment provision, and environmental degradation and land management, in a context in which patronage, political settlements, […]

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Nigeria: Coup rumours reflect rising distrust in Buhari’s absence

Coup? Don’t even dare. Nigerian military forces on international duty. Credit: AU-UN ST PHOTO / STUART PRICE Last week, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, issued a stern warning to soldiers to stay out of politics, raising alarm of a potential coup plot. His statement claimed that individuals had been approaching army officers for […]

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Boko Haram: Down but far from out

The Nigerian government has declared victory over the Boko Haram insurgency. The capture at the end of December of Camp Zero in Sambisa Forest, the last stronghold of the jihadists, seemed to herald the formal beginning of the post-insurgency phase in northeastern Nigeria. The negotiated return last month of 82 of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls […]

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Postponement of Biafra at 50 Symposium

We Sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of the postponement of the Biafra at 50 Symposium which was schedule for 6th July, 2017. A new date will be communicated soon. Thank you very much for your Understanding.    

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