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Made in Nigeria

Duress and Upwardly Mobile Youth in the Biography of a Young Entrepreneur in Enugu

Inge Ligtvoet

president of Nigeria and becoming the richest man in the world so that he “can reach out to the people who have no livelihood” (interview, 11 December 2014). He is a self-taught designer of shoes and bags and manufactures his colorful products in his

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Democracy, Development and Industrial Policy in Nigeria

A Historical Contextualisation

Abel B.S. Gaiya

Nigeria is one of the most problematic countries in the world. Even before independence, all regions threatened to secede at some point during constitutional negotiations. The country has tried both parliamentary and presidential systems of

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Masculinity and Neighborhood Bullying among Adolescents in Ibadan, Nigeria

A Research Note

Mofeyisara Oluwatoyin Omobowale, Offiong Esop Akpabio, and Olukemi Kehinde Amodu

, Nigeria, to illustrate how both factors promote bullying among adolescents will serve as a prototype for other similar cultures. Masculinity among the Yorubas of Southwestern Nigeria is hegemonic in nature. It allows for the dominance of one

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Tracking Skilled Diasporas

Globalization, Brain Drain, and the Postcolonial Condition in Nigeria

Nduka Otiono

This essay examines the trajectories of skilled labor migrants within a global South-North migration matrix using an interdisciplinary framework. Focusing on Nigeria's huge brain drain phenomenon, the essay draws from the limited available data on the field, interpreting those data through theoretical perspectives from postcolonial studies, Marxism, cultural studies, and human geography. The study spotlights the example of the United States of America as a receptacle of skilled migrants and raises questions of social justice along the North-South divide. The research demonstrates that contrary to the dominant image promoted by some elements in the Western media of migrants as irritants or criminals who disturb well-cultivated, advanced World economies and social spaces, 1 those nations benefit highly from Africa's (and other migrant countries') labor diasporas, especially the highly skilled professionals.

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All for a Container! Return Migration, Transport Technologies, and Love Affairs

Alessandro Jedlowski

individual social practices to the macro level of social and anthropological theory. 13 The case this article focuses on is the story of a Nigerian couple’s (attempted) itinerary of return migration from Italy to Nigeria, and the analysis of the role played

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A culture of corruption. Everyday deception and popular discontent in Nigeria by Smith, Daniel Jordan


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Signal and noise: media, infrastructure, and urban culture in Nigeria by Larkin, Brian


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Things fall apart? The political ecology of forest governance in southern Nigeria by Von Hellermann, Pauline

Raquel Machaqueiro

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Regional integration from “below” in West Africa

A study of transboundary town-twinning of Idiroko (Nigeria) and Igolo (Benin)

Olukayode A. Faleye

This study examines the nexus between space and society in West Africa using the Nigeria–Benin borderlands as a case study. Indeed, governmental institutions in the region have used the state as the major unit of policy formulation thereby

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As Knowers and Narrators

A Case Study of African Girlhood

Sharon Adetutu Omotoso and Ejemen Ogbebor

, advocacy, and activism have focused largely on women of all classes across Nigeria and, by extension, Africa ( WORDOC Newsletter 1987 ). Having recorded astounding success in identifying and addressing challenges facing women across spheres including