Economic And Social History, Crime And Security Studies, And Cultural Studies
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Topic: PLANTS AND SOCIO-CULTURAL HERITAGE AMONG THE IJEBU COMMUNITIES OF LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA
An examination of the history of African communities would reveal some of the importance attached to plants. Apart from serving as food supplements and herbal properties, some plants are important elements for preserving socio-cultural heritage among Africans. The Ijebu communities of Lagos State are not exception to this tradition, though urbanisation has affected the pre-existing ways of interacting with these plants. Through the lens of ethnography, the study seeks to examine the place of selected plants in the preservation of the socio-cultural heritage of identified Ijebu communities in Lagos. It further appraises the impact of urbanisation on the socio-cultural interactions with the plants.
|1.||Ph.D (History and International Studies)||Department of History and International Studies, University of Ilorin||2022|
STREET CULTISM, YOUTH VIOLENCE, AND SECURITY IN LAGOS, 1999-2021
This essay examines the street cultism phenomenon as a scourge and criminality in Lagos through the lens of historical scholarship. It explores the emergence, modes of operation, and manifestations of two major street cultist groups (i.e., the “Awawa Boys” and the “One Million Boys”) as forms of organised criminality in selected areas of Lagos. It also establishes the nexus between street cultism and the persistent youth violence in various parts of Lagos. In addition, the work examines the peculiarity of the factors that promote street cultism, the socio-economic consequences, and the impact on the security architecture of Lagos. Extant literatures on organised criminality and urbanity (particularly among the youths) in contemporary Lagos have explored some themes such as areas boys, agbero, male juvenile delinquents, youth securo-commerce, and urban violence among others. This article argues that street cultism has become the most notorious form of youth criminality in contemporary times with grave impact on the socio-economic existentiality of Lagos State.
BOGE FARUQ is a Lecturer II at the Department of History and International Relations
BOGE has a Ph.D in History and International Studies from Department of History and International Studies, University of Ilorin