This article interrogates the acts and activities of promoters and profiteers of violent conflicts and how such activities affect development processes in Nigeria. Academic debates on the causes and impacts of violent conflicts have generated divergent stimulating discourses in explaining why violence erupts and how they affect development. Most often, there are consensus among these studies that actors in conflict environments make maximum efforts to prevent further bloodshed. Yet, some nuanced studies view some of the actors in conflict environments as entrepreneurs who act both as economic and political actors by stimulating and escalating violence as way for attaining economic and political power. As such, it became crucial to interrogate conflict as a career – how conflict generation, sustenance and escalation offer status, influence and money and how this in turn undermines development in Nigeria relying on the integration of various secondary sources, political-economy approach and the greed and grievance theory.
BY: Nnabuihe, Onyekachi. E, Enapeh, Oluchi .D and Adebogun, Olayinka.B