Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies



2018: Claude E. Ake: the making of an organic intellectual. Pretoria: University of South Africa Press.



2021: Academic freedom, decolonization and the state in Africa. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 22(3):275-297.

2021: COVID-19 and political modernity in Africa: citizens' engagements and States' Responses. African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 24(1):113-122.

2021: Territoriality and violent conflicts in Tivland. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 28(3):436-465.

2020: Academics and election administration in Nigeria. Journal of International Development 32(7):1009-1032.

2019: Hausa-Fulani pastoralists and resource conflicts in Yorubaland. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 21(8):1157-1187.

2017: Corruption and profligacy as governance failure in Nigeria. Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria 26:122-153.

2016: African scholars, African studies and knowledge production on Africa. Africa: A Journal of the International African Institute 86(2):324-338.

2016: Citizenship and resource competition in Nigeria. Anthropological Forum: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Comparative Sociology 26(1):54-73.

2016: Endogenous knowledge and the development question in Africa. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 29(2):611-635.

2016: Ethnic minorities and the land question in Nigeria. Review of African Political Economy 43(148):260-276.

2014: Introduction: African studies and the universities in post-colonial Africa. Social Dynamics: Journal of African Studies 40(2):243-254.

2014: African studies and the bias of Eurocentricism. Social Dynamics: Journal of African Studies 40(2):308-321.

2012: The making of an organic intellectual: Claude Ake, biographical and theoretical orientations. African and Asian Studies 11(1):123-143.

2011: Claude E. Ake: political integration and the challenges of nationhood in Africa. Development and Change 42(1):349-365.

2011: State reconstruction in Africa: the relevance of Claude Ake's political thought. International Affairs 87(3):651-670.

2009: Violence and national development in Nigeria: the political economy of youth restiveness in the Niger Delta. Review of African Political Economy 36(122):575-594.

2008: The social sciences and knowledge production in Africa: the contribution of Claude Ake. Africa Spectrum 43(3):333-351.


Chapters in Conference Proceedings: 

2005: Elections and the politics of democratic transitions in Nigeria: lessons from the 2003 exercises and the Anambra saga. In Godwin Onu and Abubakar Momoh eds. Elections and democratic consolidation in Nigeria. Lagos: Nigerian Political Science Association. pp. 248-271.

2005: Oil and the national question in Nigeria: the case of the ethnic minorities in the Niger Delta. In Warisu O. Alli ed. Political reform conference, federalism and the national question in Nigeria. Lagos: Nigerian Political Science Association. pp. 334-361.


Chapters in Edited Books: 

2011: Claude Ake: the political economy of Africa, an intellectual legacy. In Prabir K. Basu ed. Avenel companion to modern social theorists. Calcutta and New Delhi: Avenel Press. pp. 206-219.


Discussion Papers: 

2011: Reflections on the challenges of reconstructing post-conflict states in West Africa: insights from Claude Ake's political writings. Discussion Paper 54. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute.


Guest Edited Journals: 

African studies and knowledge production in the universities in post-colonial Africa. Social Dynamics: Journal of African Studies 40(2):243-352. A Special Section.


Working Papers:

2017: Ethnic minorities and land conflicts in south-western Nigeria. African Peacebuilding Network. Working Paper 14. New York: Social Science Research Council.


2008: Decolonizing the social sciences in the global south: Claude Ake and the praxis of knowledge production in Africa. Working Paper 79. Leiden: African Studies Centre. as well as