Category: Nigeria in the News

Why Nigeria Matters to the US

This week the blog is going to take a look at a different type of article, an opinion piece from The Hill about the U.S.-Nigeria relationship. The article “Problem or Partner? Why Nigeria matters to the U.S.,” was published on February 18, 2017, and was written by two employees at the organization Search for Common Ground. The Hill...

Tomorrow is a New Day

Search for Common Ground, an organization dedicated to ending violent conflict and building sustainable peace for generations to come, is an NGO headquartered in Washington, DC. The organization works with all actors in a conflict situation and provides the tools needed for all stakeholders to work together, build dialogue and find...

The Niger Delta Avengers

Newsweek Europe recently published an article that highlights the financial losses incurred by the Nigerian government because of militant activity in the Niger Delta region.  Militant groups attacking oil facilities cost Nigeria $4.8 billion in 2016, according to the article, which offers a holistic picture of the militants' impact....

A source of useful information on Nigeria

The Fund for Peace is an organization best known for its Fragile States Index, an index released annually which compiles data from multiple sources in order to assess risk and stability in countries. However, the organization also publishes a quarterly Niger Delta Conflict Tracker, a report that examines trends of conflict risk factors...