African Affairs / Events / General / Nigerian Affairs

EVENT: How to Fix Nigeria: The 2015 Elections and Beyond

I’ve been invited by the Royal African Society to participate in a panel discussing the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria, and the underlying political, economic, social and global issues around it.  Details of the event are available on the Royal African Society’s website. I have reproduced it below: Date & Time: Wednesday 28 January, 6:30-8:30PM Venue: Brunei … Continue reading

African Affairs / Events / General / Nigerian Affairs

Speaking at Chatham House Event on Elections, Boko Haram and Security in Nigeria

I will be participating in a panel, at an event organised by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, aka Chatham House. The title is: Elections, Boko Haram and Security: Assessing and Addressing Nigeria’s Complex Challenges. It is taking place at Chatham House offices in London, on 9 December 2014, from 9.30 am to 12 noon GMT. … Continue reading

Nigerian Affairs / Northern Nigeria

Appeal Fund & Collection Drive for IDPs from North-East Nigeria

A consortium of local NGOs in Nigeria is launching an appeal fund to support the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East. According to the UN (as indicated in the flyer below) about 470,000 have fled their homes since 2013. Please donate and assist, where you can. Details in the flyer attached. By the way, there … Continue reading

African Affairs / General / Global / Nigerian Affairs / Northern Nigeria

‘What Does Boko Haram Want?’ ~ Insights from Ahmad Salkida

Ahmad Salkida, Nigerian journalist with access to the leadership of Jama’atul Ahlus Sunna Liddawati Wal Jihad or Boko Haram, gives rare insights into the group’s ideology, modus operandi and gives his recommendations on how this intractable insurgency can be contained, in a Twitter chat. The session was moderated by Akin Akintayo and Dr. Jibrin Ibrahim. … Continue reading

African Affairs / Events / General / Nigerian Affairs / Northern Nigeria

Speaking at ARI Event on Urban Violence in Africa

On Wednesday 08 October, I will be participating in a panel discussing Urban Violence in Africa. This is an event organised by the Africa Research Institute, a think-tank in London. Specifically, I will be speaking on political cohesion  and the capacity of the Nigerian state to contain Boko Haram. My co-panelists are Dr. Paula Meth, Senior Lecturer, Town and … Continue reading