Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi

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I am currently a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD), University of Leuven, Belgium. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Lagos State University and two Masters’ Degrees in Public and International Affairs (MPIA) and in Political Science from the University of Lagos and University of Ibadan respectively; all in Nigeria. I am also a trained journalist with over five-year experience at Vanguard newspapers in Nigeria, and I taught undergraduate courses in the Department of Political Science at Lagos State University for six years. My overarching research interest, broadly defined, encapsulates the ‘development question’ as it relates to Africa in general and Nigeria in particular. Having interrogated aspects of Sino-Africa political and economic relations in this regard, my current research speaks to the (dis)connections between national youth service and nation/peace building in Nigeria and Ghana. I am a fellow of the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Next Generation of Social Sciences in Africa program.


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