A Compromised Call To Unity? 90% Of Boko Haram Victims Are Muslim, Says President Buhari

In a eulogy published on 3 February, Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari stirringly expressed the country’s need for religious unity in the face of the threat posed by Boko Haram, before he controversially claimed that 90% of the Islamist terror group’s victims are Muslim. He was writing to commemorate the death […]

New Western Nigeria Security Network And Shifting Geographies Of Security In Nigeria: Opportunity for Change?

The current situation in Nigeria, with the Boko Haram insurgency, a resurgence of nomadic herders-rural farmers violence, rural banditry and kidnapping, has become more problematic than in previous years. Despite a host of peace and crime prevention efforts undertaken by the Federal Government, insecurity and criminal activities are ubiquitous and […]

Tensions Between South Africa And Nigeria Impede Regional Economic Cooperation 1

From 4-6 September, leaders from governments, businesses, and civil society met in Cape Town, South Africa for the 28th World Economic Forum. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded the Forum on an uplifting note by remarking that “this is Africa’s century” and that “the future is great”. However, underlying the […]