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Corporate Social Responsibility/Human Rights Considerations Among MNCs in Nigeria

Corporate Social Responsibility/Human Rights Considerations Among MNCs in Nigeria

Corporate social responsibility strategies lack credibility and are viewed with suspicion because of lack of transparency. By taking a proactive approach, the multinational corporations can demonstrate a genuine commitment to CSR.

Resource Control in the Niger Delta: Conceptual Issues and Legal Realities

Resource Control in the Niger Delta: Conceptual Issues and Legal Realities

Resource control in the Niger Delta must be reconceptualised to recognize and give priority to its ‘local’ variant for the benefit of ordinary citizens while providing the basis to promote peaceful resolution of ‘resource control’ issues.

MEND: The Nature of an Insurgency

MEND: The Nature of an Insurgency

The rebellion in the Niger Delta is an attempt to address social injustice (a strategy) as well as a mode of production and a way of make a living (a tactic).

The Threat of Boko Haram and the Continuing Crisis in Nigeria

The Threat of Boko Haram and the Continuing Crisis in Nigeria

The twin events of the Boko Haram bombings and the Petrol Protest have put the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan on notice: the government needs to address the systemic problems that inhibit progress in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Boko Haram: the Anatomy of a Crisis

Nigeria’s Boko Haram: the Anatomy of a Crisis

Nigerians will doubtless find ways to overcome this crisis, but the solution may not lie in counter-violence. It will take remarkable acts of statesmanship to achieve an honourable peace with Boko Haram – it was achieved in 1970 after Nigeria’s bloody civil (‘Biafran’) war. It can be done again.

Boko Haram and the Threat to the Secular Nigerian State

Boko Haram and the Threat to the Secular Nigerian State

Boko Haram has morphed from a local radical Muslim group to one that is more broadly Nigeria-focused. Its goals cannot be reconciled with the existence of the secular Nigerian state.

The Politics of Oil in the Niger Delta

The Politics of Oil in the Niger Delta

For centuries, the people of the Niger Delta were content to engage in farming, fishing and other endeavours, unaware that underneath their soil was one of nature’s most prized minerals, Petroleum. With the discovery of oil by Shell D’Archy, the forerunner of Shell Petroleum Development Corporation in 1956 at Oloibiri, Bayelsa State and its consequent exportation two years later, oil production has remained a mixed bag of fortune and misfortune

The Nigerian State and Peace Building Mechanics in the Niger Delta Region

The Nigerian State and Peace Building Mechanics in the Niger Delta Region

The Niger Delta featured perpetuated human insecurity, lack of infrastructure, wanton ecological damage, and perceived apathy on the part of government and the multinational oil companies in spite of the significant contribution of its crude oil to the Nigerian and global economy. The core thrust of this paper is to examine the amnesty policy as a peace building framework for addressing the lingering crisis

Islam and politics In Nigeria

Islam and politics In Nigeria

Many will exclaim: religious violence in Nigeria again! And the Western media has dubbed the current outbreaks as something new, with a label, “Taliban style” to connect it with its global narrative on terrorism. There was major religious violence in Jos last year, and indeed many cases before then. There will be new cases in the future. This brief piece will supply the context to understand the current, previous and future cases of violence.

Nigeria’s Post-Military Transition: “Democracy is not a Day’s Job”

Nigeria’s Post-Military Transition: “Democracy is not a Day’s Job”

Despite Nigeria’s transition to democracy there are trends towards identity-driven political agitation by well-armed youth militia or vigilante groups engaged in acts of violence as responses to alienation from the state, economic decline, unemployment, and the militarization of society by decades of military rule. This underscores the persistence of militarism within some sections of civil society in a ‘democracy-from-above’ which has in practice largely favoured vested interests, and all but closed the prospects for political participation, dialogue and grassroots democratization.

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