Journal of Conflict and Peace Studies is a biannual interdisciplinary and international journal of the Department of History and International Studies, University of Uyo, Nigeria. The Journal seeks to advance robust historical, empirical, theoretical, conceptual and critical research into the mutating dynamics of conflict and the construction of peace in the international system at the global, regional, subregional and community level over time. The Journal seeks for manuscripts that assist in extending our knowledge curve on conflict studies (Polemology/conflictology) and peace studies (Irenology), but focuses significantly on the cause and effect relationship between conflict and peace using the individual, state, and system levels of analysis. Articles that make original contribution to knowledge in our understanding the problems of conflict and peace stand the best chance of being accepted.
Footprints of Mary Slessor in the Lower Cross River Region Since 1876
Justification for the Book
On April 10, 1846, the first group of Christian missionaries led by the Rev. Hope Waddell arrived Calabar. They were sent by the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland Mission in response to the request of Calabar chiefs. When ill-health forced Hope Waddell to leave the field for good, the most distinguished worker to join the field was Mary Slessor, a Scottish lady who arrived in Calabar on September 11, 1876. Starting as a mill girl in Dundee, she ended up as a magistrate in Calabar. Her work and activities in the Lower Cross River Region arguably opened a significant part of the Lower Cross River Region to Europeans. When Southern Nigeria became a British Protectorate on January 1, 1900, Mary was the first female magistrate in the British Empire and a tactful diplomatic emissary.
Half a Century of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Niger Delta of Nigeria
Insurgency and counterinsurgency (I-COIN) are enduring themes that run through the military history of the Niger Delta. Arguably, the earliest domain of insurgency at the kinetic level in post-independence Nigeria was the Niger Delta. The insurgency found expression in Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro who, on February 23, 1966, formed the Niger Delta Volunteer Service (NDVS) and led a secessionist insurgency that was to last for twelve days. Although Boro took advantage of large ungoverned spaces in the Niger Delta engage in fomenting insurgency (FOIN), he failed to establish an intended “Niger Delta Republic.” Boro’s operations succeeded in Taylor Creek, Kaiama, Yenagoa, Imbiama, Oloibiri, Nembe, Patani, Odi and Sagbama communities in the Niger Delta until a formidable counterinsurgency posture of the Government of Nigeria (GoN) halted it.
Themes in Ibibio History and Historiography: Essays in Honour of Professor Monday Effiong Noah
In recent times, interests and studies on Ibibio history have increased markedly. Monday Effiong Noah was one of the few scholars that gave energy and direction to contemporary interest in Ibibio history. He stands tall among other scholars and historians on Ibibio history. Sieving through the fast weight-gaining Ibibio historiography, Noah’s contribution remains arguably exceptional and intellectually distinctive. Very few will disagree with the assertion that Noah was to Ibibio history what Afigbo was to Igbo history. Indeed, very few scholars ventured into Ibibio history and left a bold imprint like Noah who approached Ibibio history with intellectual capacity and academic stamina. Noah carried out indepth empirical research on the Ibibio under unusually difficult conditions defined by the climate of opinion on Ibibio history during his time.