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Chinese Ambassador in Nigeria pledges support for IPCR programmes

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution has been assured of the support of  the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in Nigeria. This was made known by the Chinese  Ambassador to Nigeria , Ambassador Gu Xiaojie, when the Director General of the Institute Prof Oshita O. Oshita paid him a courtesy visit at the Chinese Embassy on Tuesday, September 23 ,2014. Read

Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution to partner with National Orientation Agency

As part of his first official engagement, the Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Prof. Oshita O. Oshita paid a courtesy visit on the Director General of National Orientation Agency  (NOA) Mr. Mike Omeri in his office today, 4th September, 2014.
Prof. Oshita leading a team of some Directors stated that he considered the NOA a strategic partner to work in the discharge of the mandate of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), which why he considered it the first point of call in his assignment, as the Director–General of IPCR. Read

IPCR Inaugurates standing committees

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution has reconstituted the various standing committees aimed at enhancing the output opf the organization.

The Director General, Prof. Oshita O. Oshita, while inaugurating the committees on Friday, September 5, 2014 said the committees were designed as a platform for devolving responsibilities from the Chief Executive of the Institute, adding that this will enable him concentrate on the core mandate of the Institute. Read


Visit of the Deputy Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Zhang Bin to the Institute on Thursday September 9, 2014.

The visit was to congratulate the Director General of IPCR, Prof. Oshita Oshita on his appointment and to express the willingness of the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China to continue its collaboration and partnership with the Institute.



Salem University Students Visit IPCR

As part of their Educational tour the students of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, Salem University, Lokoja. Kogi State were at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Salem University Students

The students numbering over eighty were led by Mr. Ike Cyriacus. They were received on behalf of the Director –General Prof. Oshita O. Oshita  by the Director, Directorate of Finance and Administration, Mr. Jonathan Yisa,  who briefed the students on the activities of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution since inception in year 2000.

The students were led on a guided tour of the Institute and asked questions which were responded to by the IPCR staff. The students have since proceeded to visit other relevant strategic institutions, including the ECOWAS Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

students of Salem University in IPCR


The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution IPCR, on Wednesday November 19, 2014 played host to one of the heroes of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, the a renowned Rv. Fr. Michael Lapsley of the Institute for Healing of Memories based in South Africa. Fr. Lapsley was in Nigeria to attended the National Retreat on Human Security organized by National Orientation Agency NOA, Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation OSGF, and the Peacebuilding Development Foundation PBDF

.Rv. Fr. Lapsley in IPCR

Fr. Lapsley who lost both hands and an eye in a letter bomb attack in Zimbabwe in 1990 addressed the Research Staff of the Institute on a number of issues relating to healing and restorative justice. Read

Fr. Lapsley & IPCR Staff




The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution on Monday, November 17, 2014 organized, a one day National Workshop on “Emerging Trends in Trans-National Organized Crimes and the Implications for Human Security”.
The Institute noted that the changing trends of Trans-National Organized Crimes have continued to pose a serious challenge to both global, regional and National development. These new trends and their threats are not only real but also expanding despite the various measures that have been put in place to curtail them at the national and regional levels. The IPCR lamented the huge implications that trans-national organized crimes have been on human security.
The Director General of the Institute Prof. Oshita O. Oshita stated at the workshop that the West African sub-region and Nigeria in particular faced real threat from Trans-national organized Crimes such as terrorism, trafficking in persons, piracy, drug trafficking, and the proliferation of small arm light weapon among others. Read



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