Nigeria Forum: IDPs, Boko Haram and elections likely to be settled by the courts – By Idayat Hassan

It is no longer news that Nigeria is heading, with breakneck speed towards elections on Feb 14 and 28. Beyond the familiar issues of analysis, such as the country’s bifurcation along religious or regional  lines and the newly identified “˜Buhari tsunami,’ the likelihood of elections being held in the three north eastern states of Adamawa, […]

READMORE

Transitional justice and the insurgency in the North-East

  • by admin
  • Sep 08, 2017
  • 7
  • Category:

Transitional justice, simply put, is a form of judicial and/or non-judicial mechanism used to redress situations in which massive human rights abuses have occurred and the justice system might be unable to cope with the large number of people involved. The mechanism, which was developed in the later part of the last century, became necessary […]

READMORE

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

  The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort to anyone. Instead, this is the reality. – Since January, there have been at least 83 suicide bombings by children – a figure […]

READMORE

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

  • by admin
  • Aug 31, 2017
  • 1
  • Category:

The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort to anyone. Instead, this is the reality. – Since January, there have been at least 83 suicide bombings by children – a […]

READMORE