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[Summary]The roots of Nigeria's religious and ethnic conflict Analysis: A British colonial decision brought the northern and southern halves of modern Nigeria together. One hundred years later, they still don't get along. Ethnic and religious crises in Nigeri

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The roots of Nigeria's religious and ethnic conflict

Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

Analysis: A British colonial decision brought the northern and southern halves of modern Nigeria together. One hundred years later, they still don't get along.

Ethnic and religious crises in Nigeria

Today, Africa is laced with some of the most obstinate conflicts, most of them constructed from differences in religious and ethnic identities. Religious and ethnic nationalism has led to conflicts about control of state power, unequal allocation of resources, citizenship issues, state collapse, economic decline and ethno-religious clashes. Nigeria has been pushed hither and thither by recurrent crises of regional or state illegitimacy, often impairing efforts at economic transformation, democratisation, national cohesion and stability (Osaghae and Suberu 2005:4). With this continental background in mind, this research paper seeks to examine the relationship between religion, ethnicity and conflict in Nigeria, focusing mainly on issues in the North of the country. The question is: To what extent are conflicts emerging from ethnic or religious sources? This paper also looks at the notion of Identity and how it explains the crisis of development and complexities in modern Nigeria.

Ethnic conflict

A Chechen man praying during the battle of Grozny in 1995 (photography by Mikhail Evstafiev).

A refugee camp for displaced Tutsi in Zaire following the Rwandan Genocide of 1994.

An ethnic conflict is a conflict between two or more contending ethnic groups. While the source of the conflict may be political, social, or economic, the individuals in conflict must expressly fight for their ethnic group's position within society. This final criterion differentiates ethnic conflict from other forms of struggle.[1][2]

GRIN - A Historical Analysis of Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

Federalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

In this compelling new work, Suberu examines the profound political contradictions that make up Nigeria, a nation whose leaders have constantly tinkered with a colonial federal legacy that sought to balance the country’s three major ethnic groups. He explores the evolution of Nigerian federalism through its various constitutional experiments and administrative redesigns, including those in the periods of military rule.

On Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict Management in Nigeria - ACCORD

Abstract From Angola to Armenia and from Kosovo to Kenya the world is witnessing the rise of virulent ethnic nationalisms. This article has three main objectives. First, it aims to provide a broad overview of the theoretical quagmire of notions of ethnic conflict. Second, by means of examining Nigeria as a case study it examines …

Ethno-Religious Conflict in Nigeria | ICERM

Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

By Basil Ugorji Copyright 2016 International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation All rights reserved. (May 15, 2016) Download "Ethno-Religious Conflict in Nigeria by Basil Ugorji" to read the full paper in PDF. Abstract Since the 1914 amalgamation of the northern and southern regions of Nigeria by the British colonial government, Nigerians have continued to debate the issues of peaceful coexistence among the various ethnic groups on the one hand, and between Christians and Muslims on the other. The question about living together in peace emerged in the Nigerian national debate as a result of the violent confrontation that has been occurring among “ethnic groups in conflict” (Horowitz, 2000), including the 1967 civil war – a three-year bloody war that was fought primarily by the Igbo people from the Southeast representing the Christian population and the Hausa–Fulani people from the North representing the Muslim population -, the post-civil war ethno-religious massacres, and the

Religious conflicts in Nigeria

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Religious conflicts in Nigeria

By Barry Mason and Chris Talbot
28 February 2000

Violent religious clashes broke out in the city of Kaduna in northern Nigeria on February 21 and have continued throughout the week. Kaduna is the second largest city in the north. The clashes followed a march by tens of thousands of Christians to protest the proposal to introduce Muslim sharia law as the criminal code throughout Kaduna state.

ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN NIGERIA: A CASE OF IFE-MODAKEKE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE | Asiyanbola | ASSET: An International Journal (Series C)}

Aguda, A.S. 2001. The effect of communal conflict and violence on urban residential

segregation A paper presented at the International Conference on Security, Segregation and Social Networks in West African Cities 19th to 20th centuries Organised by the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) and Institute of African studies and Centre for Urban and Regional Planning, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria 29th to 31st October 2001.

Ethnicity in Nigeria

Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

Despite being home to somewhere between 250 and 400 ethnic groups, Nigeria is primarily made up of four main ethnic groups -- Hausa, Fulani, Igbo and Yoruba -- that comprise about 60 percent of the population.

Theories and Practice of Ethnic Conflict Management in Nigeria

Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

Theories and Practice of Ethnic Conflict Management in Nigeria

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