Tag Archives: Nigeria

Nigeria, a Russian website and Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)

I think it was on a Russian website a few years ago. I am not so sure. I knew I wanted to study Nigeria and I didn’t know where to start. I googled “Nigeria” and found a series of texts … Continue reading

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Perspectivesonafrica at the Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism

On 27-29 March 2012, two co-authors of this blog, Aidan Stonehouse and Vincent Hiribarren gave a paper at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism. Aidan Stonehouse: ‘All this is Buganda Kingdom’: Secession, Conflict … Continue reading

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The “Nigeria Project” according to Wole Soyinka

To see what the Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka thinks about the current political and religious climate in Nigeria, listen to him on the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16482216

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Nigeria: Statement of Solidarity

Cited below is the full text of a statement of solidarity released by 39 Nigerian writers including Chinua Achebe in response to recent terrorist attacks and unrest over fuel duties within Nigeria: Statement of Solidarity with the Nigerian People  We … Continue reading

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Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities goes on strike

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) have gone on a nationwide strike. This followed a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Union held at the University of Port-Harcourt on Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st … Continue reading

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Ex-Biafra leader dies aged 78

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, ex-Biafra leader, has died. This man will be remembered for his pivotal role in the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970).

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Political violence in Nigeria: the case of Boko Haram

I have already quickly explained in this blog the objectives of the terrorist organisation of Boko Haram. Many Nigerian newspapers try to analyse the changing nature of Boko Haram. From blind fundamentalists a few years ago, they have become terrorists … Continue reading

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