Elias Courson (PhD, Geography) is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He has carried out extensive research on the oil induced crisis in Nigeria’s Niger Delta and is currently part of a research team that received an APN Collaborative Working Group grant in 2017. He is also a 2012 Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Fellow. Dr. Courson earned his PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016.

Statebuilding & Security | October 19, 2017

A New Political Landscape of Petro-Insurgency in the Niger Delta

The Niger Delta has repeatedly produced natural resources that give the region a significant role in the global economy – from the slave trade in the sixteenth century to the palm oil trade in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and most recently, petroleum extraction since the mid-twentieth century. In Nigeria oil and gas, account for […]

Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan and incoming President Muhammadu Buhari  of the Federal Republic of Nigeria following the inauguration ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria. Taken on May 29th 2015. Photo Credit to Kopano Tlape
Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan and incoming President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria following the inauguration ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria. Taken on May 29th 2015. Photo Credit to Kopano Tlape