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The Boko Haram Uprising: how should Nigeria respond?
Abstract Since the execution of Osama bin Laden and a few other al-Qaeda kingpins, the incidence of international terrorism seems to be on the decline and the ‘war on terror’ has been applauded as aExpand
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Winning the War, Losing the Peace: Amnesty and the Challenges of Post-Conflict Peace-Building in the Niger Delta, Nigeria
The amnesty granted to the Niger Delta militants by the Nigerian state has stopped active and sustained physical combat in the oil-rich but volatile region. Yet, peace remains elusive in the area.Expand
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Insurgency in Nigeria: A Comparative Study of Niger Delta and Boko Haram Uprisings
The Niger Delta militancy and Boko Haram insurgency pose the greatest security threat to Nigeria since the end of the civil war in 1970. This article places both rebellions in comparativeExpand
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Sowing Peace, Reaping Violence: Understanding the Resurgence of Kidnapping in Post-amnesty Niger Delta, Nigeria
Kidnapping for ransom has resurfaced in the oil-producing Niger Delta region of Nigeria where the state has since 2009 launched the most comprehensive and expensive peace-building policy in theExpand
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Image Re-branding in a Fragile State: The Case of Nigeria*
In today`s globalized world, nations are increasingly concerned about how they are perceived by their publics, often carefully planning and executing policies to maintain a positive identity or shedExpand
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Articles : From Alms to Arms: The Almajiri Phenomenon and Internal Security in Northern Nigeria
State and multinational efforts aimed at containing jihadist terrorism in northern Nigeria have only yielded modest results despite the repressive nature of these efforts. The ranks of the footExpand
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The Ubiquity of Violent Conflicts in Nigeria
Nigeria has been entrapped in cyclical violent conflicts since it re-democratised in 1999 after over 15 years of military authoritarianism. Military disengagement from power has largely coincidedExpand
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Who wants to be a millionaire? Nigerian youths and the commodification of kidnapping
Kidnapping has become so pervasive in Nigeria that there is now a palpable apprehension among the people who are unsure of whom the next victim will be. The crime has become a veritable commodity inExpand
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GREED AND GRIEVANCE: THE CHANGING CONTOURS OF
The protracted conflict in the Niger Delta communities is currently being diagnosed with a view to understanding the nature of the resource struggle. From the 1980s, the region's cry ofExpand
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Old Wine in a New Bottle: Ideological and Operational Linkages Between Maitatsine and Boko Haram Revolts in Nigeria
ABSTRACT In recent years, local and foreign analysts have made tremendous efforts in trying to come to grips with the Boko Haram insurgency that has undermined northern Nigeria in both human andExpand
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