This is to invite all in the ALC family to congratulate Jimam Lar on the completion of his doctoral studies. Jimam, who is also a member of ALC Alumni Association and serves on its Executive Committee, successfully defended his PhD thesis on 17th November 2015. The thesis which is titled Vigilantism, State, and Society in Plateau State Nigeria: A History of Plural Policing (1950 to the Present) was awarded Summa Cum Laude – the highest honours at University of Bayreuth, Germany. During his PhD studies, Jimam Lar was a Junior Fellow at the prestigious Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) of the University of Bayreuth. The African Leadership Centre celebrates Jimam’s momentous achievement and we wish him well in his future endeavours. We obviously look forward to reading the book that will come out of this thesis.