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Selected Publications, Interviews and Media coverage

The most comprehensive record of my activities, publications, and work can be found in my   BROOKLYN COLLEGE FACULTY PROFILE PUBLICATIONS BOOKS In 2013  I edited  Contesting the Nigerian State Civil Society and the Contradictions of Self-Organizati an NY and  London: Palgrave-Macmillan, and State Fragility, State Formation, and Human Security in Nigeria  NY and London: Palgrave-Macmillan,  In  2012,  With Olufemi Vaughan, I edited  Transnational Africa and Globalization NY and London: Palgrave-Macmillan, and West African Migrations: Transnational and Global Pathways in a New Century NY and London: Palgrave-Macmillan. All four books are listed at Palgrave-Macmillan's UK website  and all four covers were designed by  Stephen Folaranmi   Also in 2013 I edited a book with Afia Serwaa Zakiya. This is my only book published in Nigeria thus far:  Women's Political Participation in Nigeria 2007 General Elections  Ibadan, Nigeria: Bookbuilders.  I designed

Interviews on 2015 Nigerian Elections and abducted Chibok Girls

Published on Mar 29, 2015 Prof. Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome joins Adeola Fayehun in studio to discuss Nigerians' hopes for the election proceedings. #NIGERIADECIDES 2015 with Prof. Mojubaolu Okome

#BringBackOurGirlsNYC commemorates One year after Chibok Abduction

It is painful and unbelievable that we are approaching the one year mark since Boko Haram abducted our girls from their school in Chibok. Many more fellow Nigerians were abducted before and after. So many have lost their lives, and we have millions of IDPs and refugees. Despite the devastating circumstances, we remain steadfastly hopeful that the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) would collaborate with the governments of Chad, Niger and Cameroon as well as other African states and international partners to rescue our abducted girls and fellow citizens and reunite them with their families. The FGN has a huge responsibility: Besides ensuring that our girls and fellow citizens are rescued, IDPs must be given decent humanitarian assistance according to established best practices. Refugees must also be given thoroughgoing protection, decent conditions and humanitarian assistance according to established best practices. Communities that have been devastated must be rehabilitated. Our

Nigeria's 2005 General elections: Initial Reflections the Day After

I woke up bright and early this morning to find two emails from colleagues who wanted my impression about the Nigerian election. I proceeded to write a long emailed response that got lost in the ether via internet juju. Here's my briefer subsequent response: This bellwether election crashed the "tried and true" incumbent expectations of winning votes through straightforward material inducements for vote-type transactions, which are described as "stomach infrastructure" politics, in Nigeria (we have a sense of humor about everything!).  The president elect had run for all elections since 1999, when Nigeria made its 4th attempt since independence to embrace democracy once again. I think this makes his 4th try.  He's clearly tenacious and purposeful.  He also learned from past mistakes in choice of running mate, pronouncement, organizing grassroots support, seeking support all over the country, and securing financial resources to fund the campaign.