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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CODESRIA appoints Dr Godwin Murunga as its 7th Executive Secretary

CODESRIA appoints Dr Godwin Murunga as its 7th Executive Secretary

29 March 2017

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) congratulates former Director and mentor, Dr. Godwin Murunga, on his appointment as the new Executive Secretary of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). Dr Murunga was recently appointed as the 7th Executive Secretary to follow on from Dr Ebrima Sall. Dr Murunga takes on this post at a critical...

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