Competition for land, scarce resources and political influence has lead to acts of extremisms and violence that threaten the stability of Nigeria and its 150 million population.

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Conflict Background


GCCT members from Nigeria

Advocates for Youth and Health Development

Alfattah Youth Development Academy
Mediation Center International
Peace Initiative Network (PIN)
Society for Peace Studies and Practice
Youth for Peace Building and Development in Africa (YOUPEDA)

Participants sing and dance during the Eyo festival in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, April 25, 2009. The Eyo festival is the foremost cultural event in Lagos and it is a play of pageantry, grace and beauty in honour of a prominent citizen or a deceased monarch (photograph by festivals gallery, published under a Creative Commons license).