12:00am

Mon February 6, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: The future of Nigeria

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the State and Society in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and its largest oil producer. Religious violence cost 500 lives in 2011 and recently the removal of subsidies has led to political unrest. What explains the rise of religious extremism in Nigeria? Join us live at 10 or send an email to feecback@yourcallradio.org. Who is benefiting from Nigeria’s natural resources? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Michael Watts, professor of Geography and Development Studies at the University of California. He is the author of Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in The Niger Delta

Omoyele Sowore, a human rights activist and the founder and publisher of the SaharaReporters.com, website of citizen journalism, supplying videos, photos, news stories and commentaries that expose official corruption and abuse in Nigeria's government

Kole Ade Odutola, a Yoruba lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures& Cultures at the University of Florida. He is the author of Diaspora and Imagined Nationality USA-Africa Dialogue and Cyberframing Nigerian Nationhood

Web resources:

Michael Watts: The Curse of Black Gold

Sahara Reporters

Koleade Odutola: Diaspora and Imagined Nationality

USA-Africa Dialogue and Cyberframing Nigerian Nationhood

Remi Adekoya, the Guardian: Nigeria's Islamists have the government dancing to their tune

National Geographic: Nigerian Oil

 

 

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