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Abubakar Oladeji

Political and Governance Policy Research Department (PGPRD)

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Dr. Oladeji Abubakar is an Associate Research Professor in the Political and Governance Policy Department (PGPD) of NISER. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Degree (First Class) in Political Science at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1992, while both his Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctorate (Ph.D.) Degrees were obtained at the Premier University, Ibadan, respectively in 1997, and 2014. Dr Oladeji was a recipient of several academic distinctions and awards, including University Scholarship Award for Outstanding Students, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1989; Best Undergraduate in Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1989-1992; and J. Olanipekun Akintunde Prize for the Best Overall Graduating Students in Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1992.

Dr. Oladeji’s consultancy activities span a range national and international organisations, including MacArthur Foundation, ActionAid International, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND), New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) and several State Governments.  Dr Oladeji is an active member of National Political Science Association (NPSA) of Nigeria.

Dr. Oladeji’s areas of research interest includes Comparative politics, political economy, Nigerian politics and government, Public Policies, Governance, Conflicts and Development. His over fifty publications are in the aforementioned areas.

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Recent Publications

  • Oladeji, (2022) Imperial Executive, Cost of Governance, and the Challenge of Development in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, in jurnal Administrasi Publik (Public Administration Journal, 12 (2) 245-257, https://doi.org/10.31289/jap.v12i2.8312;
  • Oladeji, (2022) The Place of the Local Government in Nigeria’s Federal Arrangement, in Journal of Governance and Political  Social  Science UMA, 10 (2), 244-255, https://doi.org/10.31289/jppuma.v10i2.8210;
  • Adebukola Daramola, Bola Akanji and Oladeji A. (2022) Does Research Influence Policies in Favor of Gender-Responsive Budgeting? Evidence From Nigeria’s Education Sector in Bola Akanji and Funmi Soetan (eds.) Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Practice: Lessons From Nigeria and Selected Developing Countries, London: The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc;
  • Oladeji, (2020) “Overview of the Nigerian Economy” in Folarin Gbadebo-Smith and Godwin Akpokodje (eds.) Managing Nigeria’s Post COVID-19 Economy, Ibadan: NISER;
  • Oladeji, and Godwin Akpokodje (2018) “Findings, Recommendations and Conclusion” in Folarin Gbadebo-Smith and Godwin Akpokodje (eds.) Sustaining the Growth of Nigerian Economy Post 2016 Recession, Ibadan: NISER;
  • Oladeji, (2018) “Establishing Independent Institutions for Sustainable Development in Nigeria” in Adeyeye, V.A, F.O. Nyemutu Roberts and Folarin Gbadebo-Smith (eds.) Change and Sustainable Development in Nigeria, Ibadan: NISER;
  • Roberts, F.O.N and Oladeji, (2017) Nigeria’s Economic Recession: Governance and Political Imperative in Adeyeye, V.A and Godwin Akpokodje (eds.) Pulling the Nigerian Economy out of Recession, Ibadan: NISER;
  • Oladeji, (2016) “Commentary” A discussant Remark on Sub-national Governments’ Contributions to development process in Nigeria in Ladipo Adamolekun edited Essays on Public Management, Gender and Sub-National Governments, Ibadan: Caligata Publishing Company Limited;
  • Simbine, A. T. with Attoh Franca and Oladeji A. (2014) “Taming the Menace of Human Trafficking: NAPTIP as a Pocket of Effectiveness in Nigeria” in Michael Roll (ed.) The Politics of Public Sector Performance: Pockets of Effectiveness in Developing Countries, Routledge, United States of America, and
  • Roberts, FON; Adeyeye, V.A.; Ogundele, O.; Oladeji, A.; Evans N. Meren; Carin-Sanni, A.; Patrick A. Offiong; Ekaette, M.N. and Tijani, H.O (2013) Oil Exploration and the Socio-Economic Development of the South-south Zone of Nigeria, ISBN 978-978-181-456-3



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