In this seminar (14.00 - 16.00) Dr Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran will explore how the promoters of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria have been able to outwit the Nigerian government in making funds and logistics available for the prosecution of the sect’s basic goal of destabilising the Nigerian polity.

In his presentation, Dr Adeniran puts particular emphasis on examining the ways in which Boko Haram utilises both pre-colonial cross-border (and family) relationships and, indeed, the prevalent plantation system of subsistence in Central Sudan of which present day Northern Nigeria and the Republic of Niger were parts of.

Dr Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran is a visiting researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden and a Lecturer/Researcher in migration and development studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He received his PhD in Development Sociology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Certificate in Research Methods from the University of Oxford. He has published extensively on socio-economic issues in Africa. He is the author of Migration and Regional Integration in West Africa: A Borderless ECOWAS (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Dr Adeniran is a recipient of University of Oxford Grant (2014) and CODESRIA’s Comparative Research Network Grant (2012-2015)