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Echoes of Secession:The Hero, the Rebel, and the Rhetoric of Might in Nigerian Civil War Pictorial Propaganda

Published: Nov 14th, 2017

by Etiido Effiong Inyang Abstract This article evaluates the nature of images that negotiated and sustained secession propaganda during the Nigerian Civil war between 1967 and 1970. More specifically, it examines… Read More

Where Do We Go from Here?: Writing Children into African History

Published: Jan 22nd, 2016

by D. Dmitri Hurlbut Books Reviewed Saheed Aderinto, ed. 2015. Children and Childhood in Colonial Nigerian Histories. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 235 pp. Abosede A. George. 2014. Making Modern Girls:… Read More

Nigeria, Afrocentrism, and Conflict Resolution: After Five Decades—How Far, How Well?

Published: Oct 13th, 2015

by Olumuyiwa Babatunde Amao and Ufo Okeke-Uzodike  Abstract This article interrogates Nigeria’s interventionist role in Africa over more than half century of independence by examining the interplay between Nigeria’s Afrocentric foreign… Read More

Oil Corrupts Elections: The Political Economy of Vote-Buying in Nigeria

Published: Mar 28th, 2015

by Hakeem Onapajo, Suzanne Francis, and Ufo Okeke-Uzodike Abstract The extant perspectives on vote-buying have produced three central arguments around its causes, which are the factors of poverty, the electoral/voting system,… Read More

The Challenges Facing Nigeria’s Foreign Policy in the Next Millennium

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by Ebenezer Okpokpo Introduction Since Nigeria became independent in 1960 its foreign policy, like that of most other countries, has witnessed successes and failures. The current debate on President Obasanjo’s… Read More

Africa Versus the West in the Court of Reparations

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by ‘Muyiwa Falaiye Introduction When Alex Haley’s Roots was first serialized on Nigerian television in the 1970’s, I was too young to appreciate it beyond seeing it as the story of slave… Read More

Counterfoil Choices in the Kalabari Life Cycle

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Nimi Wariboko Introduction Kalabari ethnic identity is under enormous pressure as a result of modernization and Western influences. One Kalabari response to their exposure to foreign values, styles, cultural… Read More

“Every Car Or Moving Object Gone” – The ECOMOG Intervention in Liberia

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by Christopher Tuck Abstract This article examines the ECOMOG intervention in Liberia in terms of its usefulness as a model for future African peacekeeping operations. Whilst the holding of elections… Read More

Domestic, Regional and International Protection of Nigerian Women Against Discrimination: Constraints and Possibilities

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Mojbol Olfnk Okome Introduction Discrimination against women is defined by Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women of 1979 (heretofore referred… Read More

Colonialism within Colonialism: The Hausa-Caliphate Imaginary and the British Colonial Administration of the Nigerian Middle Belt

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Moses Ochonu Introduction This paper explores three interrelated issues; the origins and development of a Hausa-Caliphate imaginary in the intertwinements of caliphate and British discourses and its subtle entry… Read More