Category: Publications

Though tribe and tongue may differ: Managing diversity in Nigeria

By Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Convocation lecture, delivered at the 21st Convocation Ceremony at the University of Abuja, February 24th, 2017) On January 20th, 2017, the world literally stood still as the Americans re-enacted their ritual of swearing in a new President. Against the backdrop of a giant American flag draping […]

Tackling Boko Haram: some policy ideas for Nigeria

By Fr. Atta Barkindo Boko Haram’s activities in the Lake Chad basin have blighted the lives of millions of Nigerians since 2009. The indifference which for years exemplified the government’s response to the insurgency is increasingly being challenged. Amid proclamations of military victory, federal, state and religious authorities need to do far more if they […]

Boko Haram: Some reflections on causes and effects

For two weeks in July, members of the Nigeria police force battled members of a sect within Islam known asBoko Haram. The violence first started after the members of the so called sect allegedly attacked a police station in Bauchi metropolis. Suddenly, similar violence was unleashed on the public by members of the sect in […]