This research project monitors lethal violence, conflicts, and human security in Nigeria. It began in July 2006 and is now based on the campus of the University of Ibadan with the support of the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) since July 2013.
Meet our team
Scientific Director: Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos
A Doctor in Political Science at the University of Paris 8 and a researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP), where he teaches. He lived several years in Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya, where he studied forced migrations and specialized on armed conflicts in English-speaking Africa South of the Sahara. He has written several books, including Le Nigeria (1994), Violence et sécurité urbaines (1997), L'aide humanitaire, aide à la guerre ? (2001), Villes et violences en Afrique subsaharienne (2002), Diaspora et terrorisme (2003), Guerres d’aujourd’hui : les vérités qui dérangent (2007), Etats faibles et sécurité privée en Afrique noire (2008) and Les humanitaires dans la guerre (2013). Most of his published academic works on Nigeria are in French (see the list below).
Nigeria Watch Coordinator: Timothy Adeola Adams
Adeola Adams is the Project Coordinator of Nigeria Watch. He has a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies and a graduate degree in Political Science, both obtained at the University of Ibadan. Adeola studied Decentralization and Conflict Resolution in 2008 at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He taught Public Administration in Imo State University (2004-2008), and HIV in Post Conflict States in University of Ibadan (2008-2010). Dr Adams is the State Coordinator of the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) in Oyo State and State Chairman of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP). He has written and published many academic articles including Cult-Related Violence and the Search for Peace in the Nigerian Universities (2004), and the Significance of Early Warnings in Preventing Electoral Violence in Nigeria (2012).
Nigeria Watch Assistant Coordinator: Vitus Nwankwo Ukoji
Ukoji Vitus is the Assistant Project Coordinator with Nigeria Watch and a PhD Fellow in the Peace and Conflict Studies Department, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan where he also bagged his MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies. He has a BSc in Government/Public Administration and belongs to different research and international networks such as IFRA-Nigeria, Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Peace and Security Working Group and International Practitioner Network - Every Casualty. He spent most of his career life in Lagos where he served as Operations Manager (2006/2011), Customer Relations Officer (2005) and Administrative Manager (2003/2004) with Afro Euro Consult LTD.
Nigeria Watch Information retrieval Specialist: Abiola Victoria Ayodokun
Ayodokun Abiola Victoria is an Information Retrieval Specialist with Nigeria Watch. She holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflicts Studies from the University of Ibadan. She is the co-founder of Tope Consultium, a research consultant and logistics provider firm based in Ibadan. She is a Chartered Mediator and the assistant national coordinator of IFRA-Nigeria Research Fellowship. She specializes in women and environmental insecurity.
Nigeria Watch Information retrieval Specialist: Victor Chinedu Eze
Victor Chinedu Eze is an Information Retrieval Specialist with Nigeria Watch and IFRA research fellow. He holds a Masters degree in Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan and a BA in Philosophy, University of Ibadan. He has worked in the Media and some Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) consultancies at various levels. He is a member of International Communication Association (ICA).
List of references of Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos:
- « le Nigeria », in Balencie, Jean-Marc & La Grange (de), Arnaud , Mondes rebelles. Guerres civiles et violences politiques , Paris, Michalon, pp.721-49.
Some of the articles written for the press include:
- « Le Nigeria du général Abacha, un avenir incertain ». Marchés tropicaux n°2567, 20/1/1995, pp.122-5.