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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ALC’s statement on the Passing Away of Professor Raufu Mustapha

ALC’s statement on the Passing Away of Professor Raufu Mustapha

10 August 2017

It is with great sadness that all staff at the African Leadership Centre at King’s College London, along with those at our sister-centre in Nairobi, Kenya, morns the loss of Dr Abdul Raufu Mustapha. Dr Mustapha, professor of African Politics at Oxford University, died on Tuesday 8th August 2017 after a battle with stomach cancer. Professor Mustapha was a great friend...

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