At Shehu Musa Yar'adua Center, Abuja, Nigeria.

On 12th January 2017, there will be a discussion and launch of a landmark book, Religion and the Making of Nigeria, by ‘Femi Vaughan at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja. Published in November 2016 by Duke University Press, the book provides an opportunity for distinguished intellectuals of Nigerian politics and history to lead a discussion on the critical role of religion in the formation of the Nigerian state and society. The organizers of this event hope that the discussion generated from the publication of this book will encourage thoughtful and sustained deliberations on Christian-Muslim reconciliation, accommodation, and peaceful co-existence in Nigerian society.

Prof. 'Femi Vaughan

Olufemi Vaughan received his D.Phil in politics from Oxford University in 1989. He is currently the Geoffery Canada Professor of Africana Studies & History at Bowdoin College, Maine... Read more.

Book Introduction

Nigeria holds political and economic prominence in Africa. A major oil producer with a population of 180 million (in 2015) and more than 250 ethnic groups, Nigeria is home to millions of Christians, Muslims, and adherents of indigenous religions. With complicated relations between Christians and Muslims in the Northern and central regions of the country, Nigeria is one of the world’s major laboratories for the study of religious-based conflict and reconciliation. …Read more

Event Schedule.

Event holds on Thursday, 12th January, 2017 and starts at 10:00am prompt. Guests are expected to be seated by 9:30am.

Special Guests and Distinguished Reviewers.

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
Special Guest of Honour

Prof. Wole Soyinka
Special Guest

Sen. Bassey Ewa-Henshaw
Chief Host

Prof. Ibrahim Gambari

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