AFOLABI Oladiran

AFOLABI Oladiran, PhD


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Dr. Oladiran Afolabi is a lecturer in the Political Science and International Relations Programmes, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria; where he resumed official duty on the 3rd of October, 2017. Afolabi started his career in the academia on 13th of March, 2007, when he was appointed a fulltime lecturer in the kwame Nkrumah School of International Affairs, Political Science and Public Administration, Houdegbe North American University, Benin Republic. He served in many capacities in the institution and was the first Nigerian to be appointed Head of the Department of Political Science. Afolabi had his education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; graduating with second class upper division in Political Science. He also obtained his in International Relations and Ph.D in Political Science at the same premier University of Ibadan, Nigeria.  Dr. Afolabi has published learned articles in  local and international journals, including: African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, Journal of Advances in Political Science,  Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. He served as the examinations officer and a member of the Curriculum Review Committee of political science programme at Bowen University, Iwo. He is presently the Programme Coordinator for Political science in the Modified Collegiate System, College of Social and Management Sciences, Bowen University, Iwo, Nigeria.


  • Ph.D, Political Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2019.
  • M.Sc. Political Science (International Relations), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2005
  • B.Sc. Political Science,University of Ibadan, Ibadan. 2004.


  • Afolabi, O. (2020), The Peace Education Approach to the Challenges of Violent Extremism in Nigeria, The Nigerian Army Quarterly Journal, Volume 20 No 2, June.
  • Afolabi,O. and Seriki, K.O.(2020), Theories of Regional Economic Integration and the Applicability Questions In West Africa, IUP Journal of international Relations, Vol. XIV, No.3.
  • Afolabi, O. Tanimola, F.A. and Ojomo F. (2020), Money Politics, Vote Trading and Democratic Governance in Nigeria, Cross-Current:An International Peer Reviewed Journal on Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol. 6 Issue 6.
  • Badmus, B.G, O. Afolabi and Badmus A. T. (2020), Modernisation or Modern Slavery: The Concept of Casual/Contract Labour and the Dilemma of Economic Growth in Nigeria. ARC Journal of Addiction, 4(2): 17-33.
  • Afolabi, O.(2020), Global-Local Actors and the Political Economy of Food Policy in Nigeria, Cross-Current: An International Peer Reviewed Journal on Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol.6, Issue 6.
  • Afolabi, O. and Badmus, G.B. (2019), Oil Wealth, Democratic Governance and Development in Nigeria: The Predicaments of a Rentier State, Sumerianz Journal of Social Science, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 61-67
  • Afolabi, O. and Asumu, L.O. ( 2019 ), The Niger Delta Crisis and National Integration in Nigeria, Cross-Current: An International Peer Reviewed Journal on Humanities & Social Sciences, Vol.5, Issue 7, July. 232-240.
  • Afolabi, O and Olayinka-Saliu, K.J.(2019), French Language as an Instrument for Political and Economic Gains for Nigeria in the West African Sub-Region, AKOKA Journal of Education: The Official Journal of School of Education, vol.8, No. 2, July.
  • Afolabi, O.(2017), Recurring Issues in the Concept and Process of Globalisation: A literature Review. Journal of Advances in Political Science, vol.3. No 1. 76-80.
  • Afolabi, O. (2017) Achieving Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria: The Imperative of Peace Education. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (SJAHSS). Volume 5, Issues 6.
  • Badmus, B.G. and Afolabi, O. (2017), The Surge of Terrorism and American Intervention in Africa: Experience from the Gulf of Guinea. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (SJAHSS). Volume 5, issue 5.
  • Badmus, B.G., O. Afolabi and, Okunola, A. (2017), Fighting Terrorists with Bare Hands. Arms Fraud and Terrorism in Nigeria, International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies, (IJIRAS). Volume 4, Issue 3, March.
  • Afolabi, O. (2016) Migration and Citizenship Question in Nigeria: A study of the Berom and Hausa/Fulani crisis in Jos. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations. Vol.10. No.2.
  • Afolabi, O. (2008), Beyond the Orthodoxy of Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa: The Institutionalization of Global Civil Society. Annie Chikwanha, (Ed.) Peace and Security in Africa :Beyond the African Union Charter, Peace, Security and Justice. Addis Ababa: Institute for Security Studies. Pg 12
  • Borisade, M O. and Afolabi, O. (2015), Civilian JTF and Counter Insurgency in North Eastern Nigeria: A case for the Transposition of Warrior Tradition into Vigilante Culture in Modern Africa, paper presented at the first International Conference on Democracy, Terrorism and Development, Department of History and International Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. November 25-27.
  • Afolabi, O. (2011), Domesticating the Millennium Development Goals in Africa: An Agenda for Sustainable Food Sovereignty, A Paper Presented at the conference on Millennium Development Goals as Instrument for Development in Africa. Valley View University, Ghana, July 31-August 4.


Business Planning90%
Business Law70%
Lecture Skill100%