Category Archives: Publications and Reports

Preventing 2015 Election Violence in the Niger Delta

Published October 28, 2015 By The Fund for Peace, Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta, and Academic Associates PeaceWorks* In the run-up to the 2015 Nigeria general and state elections, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) deployed the Integrated Peace and Development Unit (IPDU) in three states to undertake a holistic […]

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Renewed Potential for Violence: Bayelsa Gubernatorial Elections

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE AND PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND) Transition of gubernatorial power has historically been fraught with violence in Bayelsa. In 2012, for instance, political tensions were high, with reported explosions at party secretariats, cultist violence targeting political aspirants, a reported assassination attempt, kidnappings, and general political thuggery. Now, in […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – August 2015

This memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for August 2015.

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Quarterly Report 5

BY PATRICIA TAFT* This report summarizes the main findings as detailed in three memos produced during the fifth quarter of data collection and analysis. This quarterly report covers the time period from May to July 2015. The top three themes related to VAWG during this period were insurgency, sexual violence, and domestic abuse. Other themes […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – July 2015

This memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for July 2015.

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Nigeria Conflict Briefings: August 2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT These Conflict Bulletin provide brief snapshots of the trends and patterns of conflict risk factors at the State and LGA levels, drawing on the data available on the P4P Digital Platform for Multi-Stakeholder Engagement. It represents a compilation of the data from the sources listed below, not necessarily the […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Cross River State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Benedict Ayade, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the gubernatorial election in April 2015, to replace outgoing Governor Liyel Imoke (also PDP). For years, Cross River was the stage to a territorial dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula. After a controversial UN-backed ICJ verdict […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Edo State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Edo was one of the Niger Delta’s more violent states on a per-capita basis with Incidents of violence and associated fatalities increasing over the three and a half year period. Issues in Edo ranged from protests, criminality, abductions and domestic violence to clashes between gangs, cults, political groups and […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Ondo State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* While violence in Ondo has historically been relatively low, in the first half of 2015 reported fatalities increased significantly as compared to previous years. This was mainly in connection to a few incidents of criminality (bank robberies in Owo and Akoko North West LGAs) and piracy (Ilaje LGA) that […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Bayelsa State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Although on a per capita basis, violence is relatively high in Bayelsa, the number of fatalities and incidents have dropped since 2010. In February 2012, Henry Seriake Dickson (PDP) was elected as governor after a period of uncertainty in the wake of Governor Timipre Sylva’s termination in January 2012. […]

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