- Working within Nigeria's Sharia Courts (Worksheet)
Since the end of military rule in 1999, some of Nigeria's states have extended Sharia laws to criminal matters. How did this system of law enter certain states, how is it enforced, and how does it effect women? This activity works well in a comparative government or political science class.
- Nigeria and the Horror of Boko Haram (Worksheet)
What is Boko Haram and how did it originate? How did it turn into a violent movement? Why is it in Nigeria and who is its leader? How much does Boko Haram have in common with ISIS and other jihadist movements? This activity works well in a comparative government or world history course.
- How Should a Transitional Democracy Ensure Law and Order? (Worksheet)
Since the transition from military dictatorship to democracy in 1999, Nigeria has had a problem maintaining security within the country. Should vigilante groups fill the void of ineffective police forces? This activity works well in a comparative government or political science class.
- Is Authoritarianism and Corruption Endemic in Nigeria? (Worksheet)
Is authoritarianism and corruption endemic in Nigeria? Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka answers this question about his home country in this 2006 talk. This activity works well in a comparative government, global, or world history class.