Searching with a thematic focus on Fragile states, Governance, Drivers of conflict, Conflict and security in Nigeria
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- DocumentNigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2016Ipastoralists and farmers in Nigeria have been on the rise. This social conflict has traditionally consisted of disputes over natural resources and is often presented as a conflict between settlers and nomadic people.Document
The response of the Kano state government to violent conflict since 2009: Lessons learned and policy implicationsNigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2014Kano State, created in 1967, is the most populous state in Nigeria, with 9.4 million inhabitants, as recorded in the 2006 census. Its capital, Kano City, is an ancient commercial and religious hub, and the commercial, industrial and political centre of the North.DocumentNigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2014Plateau State, in Nigeria’s North Central zone, has a population of some 3.5 million people and is an important mining and commercial centre. It has long been considered a melting pot because of its position between the north and south of the country and its ethnic composition. Plateau has suffered recurrent bouts of violent conflict, generally along religious and ethnic lines.DocumentNorwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2012Nigeria has experienced military coups, a civil war and very poor economic development, and its population is more impoverished today than at independence. Behind this lies the “oil curse”. The ruling elite has captured the rents generated from oil for personal enrichment and power purposes. Nigeria’s elite formation has three distinct characteristics.