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October 9, 2018

The Stage Is Set for Nigeria's February 2019 Presidential Election

Nigeria’s presidential election is scheduled for February 16, 2019. The two largest parties, the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) completed their primaries last weekend. The APC unanimously selected President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate. The PDP primary included a number of candidates, but the party chose former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.


May 11, 2018

Boko Haram’s Violence Against Women and Girls Demands Justice

To date, not one member of Boko Haram has been prosecuted for sexual violence. Yet, as President Buhari mulls granting amnesty to repentant members of Boko Haram, justice requires accountability for their crimes, including those that are gender-based. 


June 21, 2018

Divinely Divided: How Christianity and Islam Coexist in Nigeria

Alexander J. Thurston, Olufemi O. Vaughan, and John Campbell discuss how Christianity and Islam coexist in Nigeria.

Podcast REUTERS / Gaia Squarci

February 3, 2017

Caught in the Crossfire: What Future for Women and Children in Nigeria’s Forgotten Crisis

This is a guest post by Sherrie Russell-Brown. Sherrie is an international lawyer, who writes about issues of gender, security, international justice and humanitarian law, with a regional focus on su…

Caught in the Crossfire

October 13, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
21 Nigerian Kidnapped Chibok Girls Freed

In the past, there have been numerous false reports that negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram would result in the freeing of some or all of the more than two hundred girls kidn…


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January 23, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa as a Frontier Market

Obiageli Ezekwesili discusses the rise of Africa as a frontier market, the prospects for growth in coming years, the emergence of new players in African economies, and the World Bank's most innovativ…

August 6, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Chibok School Girls as Suicide Bombers?

It has been nearly four months since Boko Haram kidnapped up to three hundred school girls from a school in Chibok, Borno state. Thus far, there has been little public evidence that the government ha…

Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, former minister of education and a "Bring Back Our Girls" campaigner, addresses supporters at the Unity Fountain, on the 100th day of the abductions of more than two hundred school girls by Boko Haram, in Abuja, July 23, 2014 (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters).

October 14, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Chibok School Girl Kidnapping Six Months Later

On the night of April 14-15, 2014 up to three hundred girls from different schools in northeastern Nigeria gathered for their final examinations in the town of Chibok. Instead of taking their tests, …

Chibok Oct 14

May 12, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian Fecklessness Over the Kidnapped School Girls

Examples of the political ineptitude of Goodluck Jonathan’s administration over the kidnapping of the Chibok school girls keep piling up. The latest is a Leadership report of the police forcefully di…

A man holds a placard as youths protest the release of abducted school girls in the remote village of Chibok, in Lagos May 10, 2014.