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Nigeria’s Fourth Republic and the Challenge of a Faltering Democratization

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

by Dhikru Adewale Yagboyaju Abstract Nigeria’s present democratization, which culminated in the country’s Fourth Republic on May 29, 1999, started amidst great hope and expectations. Although the military regime that… Read More

Coal Sector Revitalization, Community Memory, and the Land Question in Nigeria: A Paradox of Economic Diversification?

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

by Ikechukwu Umejesi Abstract In 1999, the Nigerian government unveiled new policies aimed at revitalizing the mining, agricultural, tourism, financial services, and manufacturing sectors in a broader effort to diversify… Read More

Combating Corruption in Nigeria: The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

by Emmanuel Obuah Abstract Corruption is a persistent cancerous phenomenon which bedevils Nigeria. Misappropriation, bribery, embezzlement, nepotism, and money laundering by public officials have permeated the fabric of the society.… Read More

Umpiring Federalism in Africa: Institutional Mosaic and Innovations

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Adem Kassie Adebe Abstract Federalism institutionalizes the division of powers and creates the circumstances that render inter-governmental disputes almost inevitable. It is therefore necessary that federal constitutions establish mechanisms… Read More

The Nation State, Resource Conflict, and the Challenges of “Former Sovereignties” in Nigeria

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Ikechukwu Umejesi Abstract Opinion leaders in Europe have often expressed penitence over Europe’s colonial legacies. While these leaders rethink the roles of their nations in colonialism, human rights abuses arising… Read More

Sons of the Soil and Conquerors Who Came on Foot: The Historical Construction of a West African Border Region

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Olivier Walther Abstract This article discusses the historical evolution of Dendi, a border region now located across Niger, Benin, and Nigeria. Drawing on colonial literature and mythological accounts collected in… Read More