Premature Election Fever and Security Challenges in Nigeria

This piece below was written for Democracy in Africa. Find the original HERE. ‘…These actions amount to a declaration of war and a deliberate attempt to undermine the authority of the Nigerian state… As a responsible government, we will not tolerate this’, declared Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. This was during his recent imposition of a … More Premature Election Fever and Security Challenges in Nigeria

“What’s Next for Security in the Niger-Delta?” ~ A Report by USIP

When Nigeria is mentioned, one of the first things that comes to mind is the notorious oil sector. Once the Nigerian oil sector is mentioned, the oil-producing- and until recently, restive Niger-Delta region comes to mind. Once the Niger-Delta region is mentioned, the Nigerian federal government’s Amnesty Programme initiated in 2009 to quench the fire … More “What’s Next for Security in the Niger-Delta?” ~ A Report by USIP

Niger Delta Villagers vs. Shell: Seeking Justice Abroad | Think Africa Press

Legal action against Shell failed in Nigerian courts. So now villagers from the Niger delta are bringing the fight to Shell in their home country of the Netherlands. What are the implications? Will it be another instance of Nigerians seeking and finding justice abroad? Read more from my piece on the Think Africa Press website … More Niger Delta Villagers vs. Shell: Seeking Justice Abroad | Think Africa Press