Tag Archives: Zainab Usman

The Successes and Failures of Economic Reform in Africa

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Zainab Usman shares with us her new paper on political settlements in Nigeria. Zainab is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. Her research assesses the oil economy, economic reform and political institutions in Nigeria since the transition to democracy in 1999. Zainab is also the co-convener of the Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN). She tweets […]

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Fuelling progress in Nigeria: Buhari and the petrol subsidy

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Zainab Usman tells us why Buhari must phase out Nigeria’s petrol subsidy. Zainab is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. She tweets via @msszeeusman.

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Incumbency and opportunity: forecasting trends in Nigeria’s 2015 elections

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In this blog, Olly Owen and Zainab Usman explore the course that Nigeria’s 2015 elections could take. Their analysis highlights the possibility of a run-off election for the first time under Nigeria’s current electoral system. Olly is a Junior Research Fellow and Zainab is a DPhil candidate. Both are based in the Oxford Department of […]

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Discussing women in government and politics in Africa

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In this post, Zainab Usman reflects on the first Women in Government and Politics Conference for Africa, held at Central Hall in Westminster, London, which was put together by the Winihin Jemide Series. Zainab was a facilitator at the event and is also a DPhil student reading International Development in the Department of International Development, at the University of Oxford.

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Premature election fever and security challenges in Nigeria

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In this blog, Zainab Usman highlights the importance of looking at the political context in which militia groups in Nigeria operate. As political contestation around the 2015 elections starts to grow, she asks what impact these various groups will have on the polls, and what the post-election environment might have in store for them. Zainab […]

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