Beyond greed and grievance: investigating the multi-causal factors of the Niger Delta conflicts

My thesis seeks to go beyond the conventional reference points typically advanced in economic analyses of the Niger Delta conflicts, which often centre on natural resources and economic incentives. The thesis highlights other factors that have contributed to conflicts in the oil-rich region. By emphasising grievances stemming from poor governance, ineffective land reforms, and the inadequate provision of state services particularly schools, hospitals, and roads – the research aims to add girth to pre-existing narratives on the Niger Delta.

Olanshile Akintola
Research Student