Akinola Ejodame Olojo - PhD Viva

Akinola Ejodame Olojo successfully defended his doctoral thesis on 7th November 2016. His thesis is titled The Boko Haram crisis and the narratives of resistance in northern Nigeria: the case of Sokoto state. The jury awarded his thesis a très honorable, a superior academic distinction at the Université Paris Descartes. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in places such as Sokoto and Borno states, Akinola’s study sheds light on the agency of local societal actors against Boko Haram’s violence. His thesis opens up understanding to the linkages between jihadi narratives, insurgency, the potency of history and the experience of resistance (and resilience) against Boko Haram. 

His plans now that he has finished include mentoring students specifically at the undergraduate level in Nigerian universities. He also hopes to solidify existing affiliation with the Institut d’études politiques (SciencesPo) in France and to contribute to partnerships between anglophone and francophone African (academic) institutions.

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African Community of Practice Outstanding Achievement Award

African Community of Practice Outstanding Achievement Award

14 August 2017

    Zekarias being congratulated by Prof Abiodun Alao, Programme Director at ALC and Chair of the African Community of Practice, King's College London.   The African Leadership Centre (ALC) at King's College London is pleased to announce that our current student Zekarias Beshah has recently been awarded the African Community of Practice Outstanding Achievement Award. Zekarias has received £1000, to be spent on...

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