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Professor of Development Studies, University of Port Harcourt

Holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Professor of Development Studies, former head of Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt. Author of Decolonizing African Development Models: A New Post-Colonial Critique and numerous peer-reviewed articles.

Head, Centre for Conflict and Gender Studies, University of Port Harcourt, 2015-2019.

Visiting fellow Institute of Environmental Futures, University of Leicester, UK.

Held visiting fellow position at the Institute of Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg in 2022.

Held a two-term Non-Residential Fellowship position at the African Polling Institute (API) 2021-2022.

Served as a visiting fellow at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College, Durban, South Africa, in 2011/2012.


  • –present
    Professor of Development Studies University of Port Harcourt and Visiting Fellow Institute of Pan- African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg, University of Port Harcourt


  • 2010 
    University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Doctor of Philosophy, Politics
  • 1998 
    University of Port Harcourt, Master of Science, Political and Administrative Studies