Nigeria's Resource Wars

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February 26, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Communication, Demographic History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Human Rights

Resource-related conflicts have raged in Nigeria for decades. Notable ones include the Niger Delta crises, the Boko Haram insurgency, agitations for an Independent Republic of Biafra, breakaway calls from other sections of the country, and Fulani Herdsmen troubles. Thousands of lives have been lost in these conflicts in the last two decades, vast territories devastated and depopulated, infrastructures destroyed, and millions of Nigerians displaced. Different groups and sectors in the country seem to be on a collision course over resources, their allocation, and right of access to them. The troubles thus engendered have touched on Nigeria's political experience, economic engagements, social relations, religious ideas, among others. The conference seeks to bring together scholars, experts, students and others to deliberate on Nigeria's Resource Wars and their implications for individual, group and national wellbeing of Nigerians. Intending participants can draw inspiration from other nations' experiences with their resource conflicts. Papers are expected to deal with the foreseeable consequences of Nigeria's resource wars as well as articulate proposals for effective containment.

  • Conference Date: 10-14 September 2018                  
  • Venue: University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Abstract Deadline: 15 March 2018
  • Completed paper: 31 July 2018

Registration Details:

  • Nigeria-based Scholars      N12,000.00                          Nigeria-based Graduate Students             N6,000.00
  • Non-Nigerians    USD150   (on-sight payment)                    Foreign Graduate Students                       USD75


Account Details: African Humanities Research & Development Circle (AHRDC), Fidelity Bank, 6060137833

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