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(I) FULL NAME: OLUKOJU, Ayodeji Oladimeji (Professor)

(II) PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH: Oka-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria; 9 June 1959

Married, with four children- Oluwadamilola (F); Omolola (F); Oreoluwa (F) and Oluwaseyi (M)

  • B.A. History and Archaeology, First Class Honours, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1980

  • M.A. History, University of Ibadan, 1982

  • Ph.D, History, University of Ibadan, 1991




(a) University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, 1987 till date:

    • Professor of History, 1998 till date

    • Senior Lecturer, 1991-98

    • Lecturer I, 1989-91

    • Lecturer II, 1987-89

(b) Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria, 1984-87

    • Lecturer II, 1986/87

    • Assistant Lecturer, 1984-86.

Undergraduate Courses Taught:

University of Lagos: HSS 413: Transformation of Japan from the Meiji Restoration to 1945; HSS 416: Nationalism and Colonialism in India; HIS 406: Theories and Concepts of International Relations; HIS 408: History of International Relations, 1914-60; HIS 318: Political History of Nigeria, 1914-66; HIS 309: East and Central Africa in the 19thC; HSS 309: Shipping and Maritime Trade in the Age of Steam; HIS 207: Southern Africa, 1500-1800; HIS 203: East Africa, 1500-1800; HSS 202: Introduction to Maritime History; HIS 112: Introduction to Economic History. Ogun State University: HIS 302: History of Nigeria since 1800; HIS 206: History of Southern Africa, 1500-1800; HIS 202: History of West Africa, 1500-1800
Postgraduate Courses Taught: University of Lagos: HIS 801: Historiography; HIS 812: Economic History of Japan, 1868-1952; HIS 814: Economic History of West Africa in the 20thC


PhD thesis Supervision:

  • Dr. Obichere.C. Iwuagwu, “A Socio-Economic History of Food Crop Production in Igboland, 1900-1980: A Study of Yam, Cocoyam and Cassava.” (PhD thesis, 1999)

  • Dr. Uche Igwe, “The Impact of Migrant Labour from Owerri Province on the Economy of Eastern Nigeria, 1915-1965.” (PhD thesis, 2003)

  • Dr. Paul Osifodunrin, “Violent Crimes in Lagos, 1861-2000: Nature, Responses and Impact.” (PhD thesis, 2008)

  • Dr. Ganiyu Olanrewaju Davies, “The Interconnectedness of Urbanization and Colonial Land Policies in Lagos, 1914-60”(PhD thesis, 2009)

Mr. Anthony Ali – on Inland Water Transport in the Lower Niger Region, ready for title defence.

MA Supervision:

  • Felix Aladetohun, “A History of the Lagos Town Council, 1917-1967” (1994)

  • Olabisi A. Kareem, “Agricultural Development in Egbaland, 1900-1960” (1996)

  • Paul A. Osifodunrin, “Agricultural and Social Changes in Obafemi-Owode, 1950-1995” (1997)

  • Ngozi T. Ezeigwe, “Port Development in Nigeria: A Study of Post-Independence Port Policies” (2001)

  • Valentine E. Madubuko, “A History of the National Maritime Authority (NMA), 1987-2002” (2002)

  • Wilfred F. Akemu, “A History of the Evolution and Development of Government Reservation Areas in Lagos State: Ikoyi as a Case Study” (2004)


(1) Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Grants (all disbursed and utilized in the respective countries):

    • DAAD, Germany (2005)

    • WARA, USA (2005)

    • British Academy, UK (1999)

    • Leventis Foundation, UK (1998)

    • Chapman Foundation, UK (1997)

    • Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, Japan (1993/94)

    • Japan Foundation (1993/94)

  1. Individual Grants (utilized in Nigeria and France):

    • Central Research Committee, University of Lagos (1989)

    • CODESRIA, Dakar (1990)

    • IFRA, Ibadan/Paris (2001)

    • PRUD, France (2003)

    • Guaranty Trust Bank, Lagos (2004-2005)

  1. Group/Network Grants:

  • GDRI Governing Cities in Africa Project (French and South African funders)

  • Commodities of Empire Research Network (British Academy Grant), 2007

  • ISTED/GEMDEV, France for water supply and markets in Lagos, (2006)

  • PRUD Grant for Urban Research from French Government (2003)


  • Member, Ghana Universities Accreditation Board Panel on History and Political Studies, 2008.

  • Chair, Panel on Arts Disciplines, Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) for Postgraduate Programmes in Nigerian Universities, National Universities Commission, Abuja, 2008.

  • Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, August 2005-July 2009 (two terms).

  • Head, Department of History, University of Lagos, May 2001-July 2004.

  • External Examiner, University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Lagos State University, Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University), Redeemer’s University, Mowe, various years, 1997 till date.

  • Professorial Assessor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; University of Ghana, Legon; University of Benin, Nigeria; Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos; Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria; Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria; Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria; Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria; Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

  • Member, University of Lagos Development Committee, 2005-2009.

  • Member, Committee of Provost and Deans, University of Lagos, 2005-2009.

  • Member-in-attendance, University of Lagos Appointments and Promotions Committee (as Dean of Arts), 2005-2009.

  • Member, University of Lagos Foundations (pre-Degree Diploma) Management Board, 2005-2009.

  • Member, University of Lagos Academic Planning Committee, 2004-06.

  • Member, University of Lagos Central Research Committee, 2002 till date.

  • Member, University of Lagos Publications Committee, 1997-99.

  • Member, University of Lagos COSIT/Distance Learning Institute Management Committee, 1997/98.

  • Member, University of Lagos Senate, 1997-99, 2001 till date.

  • Chair and Member, Senate Panels on Senior Staff Misconduct, 2004, 2008.

  • Chair, Faculty of Business Administration Examination Misconduct Panel, 2003-2004.

  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Screening of Student Ex-Cult Members, 2001/2002.

  • Departmental Representative, Board of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos, 1993.

  • Member, University of Lagos Faculty of Arts and Department of History Committees on Research, Publications, Appointments and Promotions (Professorial and Non-Professorial) and Examinations, 1987 till date.

  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Anchor University (sponsored by faith-based organization), 2009-

  • Chair, Local Organizing Committee, IAABD Conference, Lagos 2010.

  • Ex-Officio Member, Parent-Teacher Association Executive Committee, International School, University of Lagos, 2009-

  • Rapporteur, Conferences of Deans of Social Sciences and Humanities in African Universities, Dakar, June 2007 and November 2007; Yaounde, December 2008.

  • Chair, Local Organizing Committee, Nigerian Academy of Letters, August 2008.

  • Nwafor Orizu Foundation Lecturer, 2008

  • Co-Rapporteur, Conference of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, University of Lagos, 2007.

  • Distinguished Speaker, Prize-Giving and Graduation Ceremonies, Jextoban, Good Shepherd and Bright Future Secondary Schools, Lagos, 2007-2009.

  • Oka Day Annual Lecturer, 2004.

  • Manuscript assessor, International Journal of African Historical Studies (US), International Journal of Maritime History (Canada), Journal of Contemporary African Studies (South Africa), Oye: Ogun Journal of Arts; Lagos Historical Review; Lagos Notes and Records; ITAN: Ekpoma Journal of History (Nigeria), 1996-

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of History and Diplomatic Studies, 2004-

  • Member (Co-Rapporteur for 2000 only), Infrastructure Work Group/Policy Commission, Nigerian Economic Summit, 2000-2003.

  • Member, Editorial Board, Ayebaye: Babcock Journal of History and International Studies, 2002-

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Cultural Studies, 1999-

  • Member, Electoral Commission, Student Union Elections, University of Lagos, 1988.

  • Member (representing Old Students), Board of Governors, African Church Grammar School, Oka-Akoko-1984-87.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Lagos Notes and Records, 2005-2009.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Annals of the Faculty of Arts, 2005-2007; 2007-2009.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Faculty Monographs Series, 2005-2009.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Faculty Distinguished Lectures Series, 2007-2009.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Faculty Valedictory Lectures Series, 2006-2009.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Lagos Historical Review, 2002-2004.

  • Consultant (Energy Policy), Nigerian Labour Congress, 2008.

  • Consultant, Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, Nigeria, 2004/5.

  • Consultant, Ministry of Justice, Lagos State (Expert Witness at Supreme Court)

  • Consultant, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Lagos State, Nigeria, 2004.

  • Editorial Consultant, Routledge Press, UK; Thomson Gale Publishers, US.

  • Consultant, WOTRO: Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research.

  • Pioneer Chair, Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP) Selection

Committee for Nigeria and Member of West African Selection Committee,

2000/2001; Chair, IFP Selection Committee for Nigeria, 2007/08, 2008/09,


  • Chair, Nigerian and West African IFP Selection Committees, 2001/2002.

  • Resource Person, SEPHIS (Amsterdam) and CODESRIA (Dakar) Workshop on Social History (Southern Hemisphere), 2002.



  • Member, UCL Urban Laboratory Board, University College London, 2009.

  • Executive Member (Treasurer), International Maritime Economic History Association (IMEHA), 2008-2012 (first-ever African member).

  • Member, Editorial Board, Afrika Zamani, Journal of Association of African Historians, 2000-2007.

  • Member, Editorial Board, African Economic History (Madison, Wisconsin), 1998-


  • University of Lagos Best Researcher in the Arts/Humanities, 2006.

  • DAAD Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 2005.

  • Scholar-in-Residence/West African Research Association (WARA) Travel Grant, Institute of African Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, 2005.

  • British Academy Visiting Research Fellow, 1999.

  • Leventis Research Co-operation Visiting Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1998.

  • Henry Charles Chapman Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies,

University of London, 1997.

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, 1993/94.

  • Japan Foundation Fellow, 1993/94.


  • Federal Government of Nigeria Postgraduate Scholarship (Merit), 1983/84.

  • University of Ibadan Postgraduate Scholarship, 1981/82.

  • Best Graduating Student Prize, Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1980.

  • Best Graduating Student Prize, Department of History and Archaeology, 1980.

  • Nnaoke Arunsi Prize for Best Graduating Student in History and Archaeology, 1980.

  • Nigerian Federal Merit Award, 1978-80.


  • Member, International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD).

  • Member, Euro-African Association for the Study of the Anthropology of Social Change (APAD).

  • Member, Commodities of Empire Research Network.

  • Member, GDRI Urban Research Network on African Cities.

  • Executive Committee Member (Treasurer), International Maritime Economic History Association (IMEHA).

  • Member, Association of African Historians.

  • Member, African Studies Association (ASA), USA.

  • Member, Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

  • Member, SEPHIS (South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development)

  • Associate Member, Maritime Studies Research Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada.

  • Member, Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL).

  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences.

  • Member, Historical Society of Nigeria

  • Member, American Studies Association of Nigeria (ASAN)


  • “Fifty Years to European Decolonization in Africa,” Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 28-29 December 2009.

  • GDRI Final Conference, “Governing Cities in Africa,” University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 30 November-2 December 2009.

  • African Union/UNESCO Workshop on the Review of the General History of Africa, CELHTO, Niamey, 2-3 November 2009.

  • “Revisiting Modernisation,” University of Ghana, Legon, 27-31 July 2009.

  • CODESRIA 12th General Assembly, Hotel Mont Phebe, Yaounde, Cameroun, 7-11 December 2008.

  • Third Conference of Deans of Social Sciences and Humanities in African Universities, Hotel Luxtral, Yaounde, Cameroun, 4-6 December 2008. (Also served as Conference Rapporteur).

  • On the Waterfront” International Conference, Liverpool, 19-21 November 2008. (Plenary Speaker),

  • Ports of the Atlantic Sessions, XVIIIth Canary-American Colloquium, Casa Colon, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain, 13-18 October 2008 (Keynote Speaker).

  • European Association for Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) Conference, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 24-28 June 2008.

  • International Maritime Economic History Association Congress, University of Greenwich, London, 23-27 June 2008.

  • International Academy of African Business and Development 2008 Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, 20-23 May 2008

  • “Flammable Cities: Fire, Urban Environment and Culture in History,” German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, 15-17 May 2008

  • “Ports across Empires,” Second Commodities of Empire Research Network Workshop, The British Academy, London, 27 March 2008.

  • “Jugurta: Territorialisation and Spatial Justice in Cities of the South,” University of Paris X, Nanterre, 17-18 March 2008.

  • Second Conference of Deans of Social Science and Humanities in African Universities, CODESRIA, Dakar, 28-30 November 2007. (Also served as Conference Rapporteur).

  • International Conference on “Belonging in Europe: The African Diaspora and Work, c. 1400-1945,” University College, London/Docklands Museum, 8-9 November 2007.

  • International Conference on “Afro-Japanese Relations in Historical Perspective,” Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 October - 4 November 2007

  • “Commodities of Empire”, Ferguson Centre for Asian and African Studies, The Open University, Camden Town, London, 13-14 July 2007.

  • Inaugural Conference of Deans of Social Science and Humanities in African Universities, CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal, 21-23 June 2007. (Also served as Conference Rapporteur).

  • “Money in Africa,” The British Museum, London, 9-11 March 2007

  • Inaugural Conference, International Research Group on African Cities, Institute of Political Studies, Bordeaux, France, 31 January-2 March 2007

  • African Studies Association (ASA), San Francisco, USA, 16-19 November 2006

  • Institute of Ethnology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 13 July 2005

  • Twentieth International Congress of Historical Sciences, Sydney, Australia, 3-9 July 2005

  • Commonwealth History Seminar Series, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 20 June 2005.

  • US-West Africa Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, 28-30 April 2005.

  • Baraza Seminar Series, Centre of African Studies, University of Florida at Gainesville, 22 April 2005.

  • Department of Economics Seminar, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, 20 April 2005.

  • African and African American Studies Seminar, Arizona State University, Tempe, 13 April 2005.

  • Institute of African Studies and Department of History Joint Seminar, Emory University, Atlanta, 4 April 2005.

  • Global History Program Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 24

March 2005.

  • ISTED/GEMDEV Programme on Urban Development (PRUD) Conference, UNESCO, Paris, 4-6 May 2004.

  • XIth Annual Conference, Latin American Association of African and Asian Studies, Mexico City, 12-15 November 2003 (Keynote Speaker).

  • Programme on Urban Development (PRUD) Workshop, Dakar, Senegal, 7-12 April 2003.

  • Joint Seminar, Institute of African Studies/Department of History, Emory University, Atlanta, USA, 5 April 2003.

  • “African Urban Spaces: History and Culture,” University of Texas, Austin, 28-30

March 2003.

  • “Emergent Actors in African Political Economy and Society”, Institute of Developing Economies, Makuhari (near Tokyo), Japan, February 2003.

  • Extended Workshop on Social History, CODESRIA, Dakar, September/October 2002.

  • Workshop on Urban Facilities and Infrastructure, University of Paris VII, 24 June 2002.

  • “Globalization and Its Discontents, Revisited,” Kuala Lumpur, 14-16 June 2002

  • “The Governance of Daily Life in Africa”, African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands, 24-26 May 2002.

  • “African Universities in the 21st Century,” CODESRIA, Dakar, 25-27 April 2002.

  • Third Congress of the Association of African Historians, Bamako, Mali, 10-14 September 2001.

  • “Seascapes: Social and Economic Exchanges in Coastal Regions,” NIAS, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, January 2000

  • “Black Business in Africa and the United States of America,” University of Texas, Arlington, 4-6 November 1999

  • West Africa Seminar, University College, London, November 1998

  • Twelfth International Economic History Congress, Madrid, Spain, 26-28 August 1998

  • Africa’s Urban Past, SOAS, University of London, June 1996


  • Nigerian and West African Maritime, Urban, Business, Economic and Social History

  • Comparative History: Nigeria /Japan/Britain/Global

  • Biographies



(i) FOREIGN (3):
2006 - Culture and Customs of Liberia, Westport, CT (USA): Greenwood Press (xix, 154pp.)
2004 -The ‘Liverpool’ of West Africa: The Dynamics and Impact of Maritime Trade in Lagos, 1900-1950, Trenton, NJ (USA): Africa World Press (xiv, 274pp).
1996 - Maritime Trade, Port Development and Administration: The Japanese Experience and Lessons for Nigeria, Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies (No. 268; xiii, 302pp).

(ii) LOCAL (5):

2007 - The Fourteenth Commissar of Works: The Life and Labour of Rauf Aregbesola, Lagos and Winnipeg: Bluesign Publications and Canadian Centre for Global Studies (viii, 200pp).
2006 - Ports, Hinterlands and Forelands, Inaugural Lectures Series, Lagos: University

of Lagos Press (ii, 40pp).

2003a -A Plan for the ‘Re-organization’ of Nigeria, Distinguished Faculty Lectures Series, Akungba-Akoko: Faculty of Arts and Education, Adekunle Ajasin University (No.1; vi, 32pp).
2003b - Infrastructure Development and Urban Facilities in Lagos, 1861-2000, Ibadan: Institut Française de Rechèrche en Afrique (xiv, 155pp).
2002 - Positive Leadership in Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa, Positive Leadership Monograph Series, No.3, Ikorodu, Nigeria: Centre for Social Science Research and Development (vi, 40pp).
2. CO-EDITED (4):

2008 - Global Understanding in the Age of Terrorism, Lagos: University of Lagos Press (xii, 268pp). (With Muyiwa Falaiye).
2003a - Fundamentals of Economic History, Lagos: First Academic Publishers (vii, 394 pp) (With Adebayo Lawal and Kehinde Faluyi)
2003b -Northeast Yorubaland: Studies in the History and Culture of a Frontier Zone, Ibadan: Rex Charles (iv, 229pp). (With Z.O. Apata and O. Akinwumi).
1997 -Nigerian Peoples and Cultures, Ibadan: Davidson Press, 1997 (ii, 365pp). (With Akinjide Osuntokun).


(i) FOREIGN (28):

2010a – “Local and Global Dynamics in the Transformation of the Port-City of Lagos Since the Nineteenth Century,” in Robert Lee (ed.), On the Waterfront: Culture, Heritage and Regeneration of Port Cities, Liverpool: English Heritage (in press).
2010b – “Port Development and Modernization on the West African Atlantic Coast during the Twentieth Century,” in Miguel Suarez Bosa (ed.), Ports of the Atlantic, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain: Casa de Colon (in press).
2010c – ‘Imperial Business Umpire: The Colonial Office, United Africa Company, Elder Dempster and the “Great Shipping War” of 1929-30,’ in Toyin Falola (ed.), Imperial Business: Essays in Honour of A.G. Hopkins, Durham: Carolina Academic Press.
2010d - “Toyin Falola: New Directions in African History,” in Niyi Afolabi (ed.), Toyin Falola: The Man, The Mask, The Muse, Durham: Carolina Academic Press, pp. 147-158.
2009a – “Desertion, Dereliction and Destitution: The Travails of Stranded West African Seamen in the United Kingdom, ca. 1921-1934,” in Jeremy Rich and Carina Ray (eds.), Navigating African Maritime History, Research in Maritime History Series, No.41, St. John’s, Canada: Memorial University Press, pp.139-162.
2009b - “The Adisi Case: Currency Counterfeiting in Inter-War Colonial Gold Coast,” in Catherine Eagleton and Harcourt Fuller (eds.), Money in Africa, London: The British Museum, pp.68-74.
2009c – “Liberalisation, Deregulation and Privatisation in Nigeria Since the 1980s,” in Toyin Falola (ed.), Emergent Themes and Methods in African Studies: Essays in Honor of Adiele Eberechukwu Afigbo, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, pp.457-474.
2008a – “Towards Integrated Infrastructure Development in Greater Lagos,” in Simon P. Sigue (ed.), Global and Local Dynamics in African Business and Development (Conference Proceedings), Gainesville, FL: IAABD (e-book).
2008b - “Economic Relations Between Nigeria and the United States of America in the Era of British Colonial Rule, ca.1900-1950,” in Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola (eds.), The United States and West Africa: Interactions and Relations, Rochester, NY: Rochester University Press, pp. 90-111.
2007 - (with Laurent Fourchard) “State and Local Governments, and the Management of Markets in Lagos and Ibadan Since the 1950s,” in Laurent Fourchard (ed.), Gouverner Les Villes d’Afrique: État, Gouvernement Local et Acteurs Privés, Paris: Karthala, pp.107-123.
2006a - “Power Relations in Ward-Level Governance in An Urban Setting: Ajegunle-Lagos (Nigeria) Since the 1950s,” in Odile Goerg (ed.), Pouvoirs Locaux et Gestion Foncière en Afrique de L’Ouest, Paris: L’Harmattan, pp. 179-208.
2006b -“Provision and Management of Water Services in Lagos, 1915-2000,” in

Petri S. Juuti, Tapio S. Katko & Heikki S. Vuorinen (eds.), Environmental History of Water: Global Views on Community Water Supply and Sanitation, London: I.W.A. Publishing, pp. 343-354.

2005a - “Lagos: Birth of a City,” in Juerg Schneider, Ute Roeschenthaler and Bernhard Gardi (eds.), Between Basel and Angola: The Travels and Explorations of the Basel Citizen Carl Passavant to West and Central Africa from 1883 to 1885 (published in German as Zwischen Basel und Angola: Die Forschungsreisen des Basler Bürgers Carl Passavant nach West- und Zentralafrika in den Jahren 1883-85), Basel: Christoph Merian Verlag, pp. 177-188.
2005b -“(Re)Reading Afigbo’s Work on Nigeria,” in Toyin Falola (ed.), Nigerian

History, Politics and Affairs: The Collected Essays of Adiele Afigbo, Trenton, NJ:

Africa World Press, pp. 15-29.

2005c -“Electricity and Water Supply in Lagos (1861-2000),” in Chantal Chanson-Jabeur, Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch and Odile Goerg (eds.), Politiques d’Équipement et Services Urbains dans les Villes du Sud: Etudes Comparée, Paris: Editions Harmattan, pp. 327-361.
2004 -“The Crisis of Academic Research and Publishing in Nigerian Universities,” in Adebayo Olukoshi and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (eds.), African Universities in the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Knowledge and Society, Dakar: CODESRIA, pp. 363-375.
2003a - "Emergent Business Actors in Nigeria in the Post-Structural Adjustment Era," in Katsuya Mochizuki (ed.), Emergent Actors in African Political Economy and Society, International Workshop Proceedings No. 5, Makuhari/Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, pp. 3-28.
2003b - “Nigerian Civil Rights Organisations Since the 1980s,” in Katsuya Mochizuki (ed.), Emergent Actors in African Political Economy, African Research Series No. 9, Makuhari/Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, pp. 73-90.
2003c - “Nigeria and the World Market, 1890-1960: Local and Global Economic Dynamics in the Colonial Context,” in Jomo, K.S. and K. J. Khoo (eds.), Globalization and Its Discontents, Revisited, Delhi: Tulika Books, pp.141-156.
2003d - “Nigerian Cities in Historical Perspective,” in Toyin Falola and Steven J. Salm (eds.), Nigerian Cities, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, pp. 11-46.
2003e - “Urban Transport in Metropolitan Lagos,” in Falola and Salm (eds.), Nigerian Cities, pp. 211-236.
2003f - ‘The Faulkner “Blueprint” and the Evolution of Agricultural Policy in Inter-War Colonial Nigeria,’ in Adebayo Oyebade (ed.), The Foundations of Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, pp. 403-422.
2003g - “The Segregation of Europeans and Africans in Colonial Nigeria,” in Laurent Fourchard and Isaac Olawale Albert (eds.), Security, Crime and Segregation in West African Cities Since the 19th Century, Paris: Karthala, pp. 263-286.
2002a - “The Colonial Monetary System in Northern Nigeria, 1903-1939,” in Toyin Falola (ed.), Nigeria in the Twentieth Century, Durham: Carolina Academic Press, pp. 183-199.
2002b - “The Impact of British Colonialism on the Development of African Business in Colonial Nigeria,” in Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola (eds.), Black Business and Economic Power, Rochester, NY: Rochester University Press, pp. 176-198.
2000 - “The Cost of Living in Lagos, 1914-45,” in Richard Rathbone and David Anderson (eds.), Africa’s Urban Past, Oxford: James Currey, pp. 126-143.
1998 - “Economy and Politics in Nigeria During the Nineteenth Century,” in Toyin Falola and Ann O’Hear (eds.), Studies in the Nineteenth-Century Economic History of Nigeria, Madison: African Studies Program, pp.11-26.
1992 - “The Siege of Oka, ca.1878-84: A Study in the Resistance to Nupe Militarism in Northeast Yorubaland,” in Toyin Falola and Robin Law (eds.), Warfare and Diplomacy in Precolonial Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Robert Smith, Madison: African Studies Program, pp.102-110.
(ii) LOCAL (21):

2010 – “Sit-Tight Sydrome and Tenure Elongation in African Politics,” in R.A. Olaniyan (ed.), Contemporary Issues in Africa (forthcoming).
2008a - “Maritime Terrorism: Dimensions, Scenarios and Countermeasures,” in Ayodeji Olukoju & Muyiwa Falaiye (eds.), Global Understanding in the Age of Terrorism, Lagos: University of Lagos Press, pp.137-150.
2008b – “Black on Black: Xenophobic Attacks and Inter-State Relations in Post-Independence Africa,” Akinsola A. Olowu (ed.), Xenophobia: A Contemporary Issue in Psychology, Lagos: Integrity Press Ltd., pp. 39-51.
2007 - “Rethinking Historical Scholarship in Africa,” in Sola Akinrinade, Dipo Fashina, David. O. Ogungbile and J.O. Famakinwa (eds.), Rethinking the Humanities in Africa, Ile-Ife: Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, pp.167-182.
2003a - “Economic History: Its Emergence, Relevance and Relationship with Cognate Disciplines,” in Ayodeji Olukoju, Adebayo Lawal and Kehinde Faluyi (eds.), Fundamentals of Economic History, Lagos: First Academic Publishers, pp.1-24.
2003b - “Oka” in G.O. Oguntomisin (ed.), Yoruba Towns and Cities, Ibadan: Bookshelf Resources Limited, pp. 77-88.
2003c - “Economic Thought in History: Mercantilism, Physiocracy and Laissez-Faire,” in Olukoju et.al (eds.), Fundamentals of Economic History, pp. 176-203.
2003d - “The Western Region Local Government Law of 1952: A Study in Its Application to Akokoland, 1952-62,” in Olukoju et al. (eds.), Northeast Yorubaland, pp. 200-222.
2003e - “Colonial Taxation and Its Socio-Economic Impact in Akokoland, 1900-1930,” in Olukoju et al. (eds.), Northeast Yorubaland, pp. 143-167.
2002 - “The Business Lobby and the Sustenance of Democratic Governance: The Nigerian and American Experiences,” in S.O.O. Amali et al. (eds.), Consolidation and Sustenance of Democracy: Nigeria and the United States, Ibadan: Hope Publications/ASAN, pp.103-115.
2001a - “The Pluralisms of Urban Waste Management: A Comparative Study of Lagos (Nigeria) and Tokyo (Japan),” in Agwonorobo Eruvbetine (ed.), The Humanistic Management of Pluralism: A Formula For Development in Nigeria, Lagos: Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, pp.508-525.
2001b - “Challenges Before the Twenty-First Century Nigerian Historian,” in O.O. Olubomehin (ed.), Issues in Historiography, Ibadan: College Press, pp.126-141.
2000 - “The American Civil Rights Movement and the Nigerian Civil Rights Organizations: Lessons in the Empowerment of Civil Society,” in Oyin Ogunba (ed.), The Empowerment of the Civil Society in a Democracy: Nigeria and the United States of America, Ile-Ife: American Studies Association of Nigeria/Anchor Prints, pp. 68-88.
1997a - “Nigeria’s Coastal Zone: Environmental Problems, Responses, and Suggested Remedies,” in Akinjide Osuntokun (ed.), Dimensions of Environmental Problems in Nigeria, Ibadan: Davidson Press, pp.69-84.
1997b - “Nigeria: A Historical Review,” in F.U. Okafor (ed.), New Strategies For Curbing Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Nigeria, Enugu: Fourth Dimension Press, pp. 12-40.
1997c - “The Dynamics of Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Nigeria,” in Osuntokun and Olukoju (eds.), Nigerian Peoples and Cultures, pp. 298-309.
1997d - “Christianity and the Development of the Nigerian State,” in Osuntokun and Olukoju (eds.), Nigerian Peoples and Cultures, pp. 136-156.
1997e - “Organized Labour, Governance and the Electoral Process: Insights From the Nigerian and American Experiences,” in O. Ogunba (ed.), Governance and the Electoral Process: Nigeria and the United States of America, Lagos: American Studies Association of Nigeria, pp. 337-366.
1996 - “Transportation in Colonial West Africa,” in G.O. Ogunremi and E.K. Faluyi (eds.), Economic History of West Africa Since 1750, Ibadan: Rex Charles, pp. 144-156.
1994 - “Ecology and Economic Underdevelopment: Agriculture, Trade and Transport in Badagry, c.1880-1950,” in G.O. Ogunremi, M. Opeloye and Siyan Oyeweso (eds.), Badagry: A Study in the History, Culture and Traditions of an Ancient City, Ibadan: Rex Charles, pp. 72-89.
1987 - “The Politics of Free Trade Between Lagos and the Hinterland, 1861-1907,” in Ade Adefuye, Babatunde Agiri and Jide Osuntokun (eds.), History of the Peoples of Lagos State, Lagos: Literamed, pp. 85-103.
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2010 – “Economic Nationalism and Decolonization: West Africa in Comparative Perspective,” Hagar: Culture, Polity and Identities, Special Issue on “Decolonization Reconsidered: Rebirths, Enclosures and Erasures,” (Beersheva, Israel), July (forthcoming).
2009 – “The United Kingdom and the Political Economy of the Global Oils and Fats Business in the 1930s,” Journal of Global History (Cambridge/London, UK), vol. 4, no. 1 (Special issue on “Commodities of Empire”), pp. 105-125.
2006a - “The ‘Liverpool’ of West Africa: A Roundtable Response,” International Journal of Maritime History (St. John’s, Canada), vol. XVIII, no. 2 (December), pp.473-478.
2006b - ‘“King of West Africa”? Bernard Bourdillon and the Politics of the West African Governors’ Conference, 1940-42,’ ITINERARIO: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction (Leiden, Holland), vol. 30, no.1, pp.17-38.
2005-2006 – “Actors and Institutions in Urban Politics in Nigeria: Agege (Lagos) Since the 1950s,” Afrika Zamani: Journal of the Association of African Historians (Dakar, Senegal), nos. 13 & 14, pp. 153-178.
2004a - “Ports as Growth Poles: The Japanese ‘Developer Port’ Concept in Comparative Perspective,” International Journal of Maritime History, vol. XVI, no. 1 (June), pp.43-57.
2004b - ‘“Never Expect Power Always:” Electricity Consumers’ Response to Monopoly, Corruption and Inefficient Services in Nigeria,’ African Affairs (London), vol. 103, no. 410 (Jan.), pp.51-71.
2003-2004 -“Maritime Policy and Economic Development: A Comparison of Nigerian and Japanese Experiences Since the Second World War,” Afrika Zamani: Journal of the Association of African Historians, special issue on “African History in Comparative Perspective,” nos. 11 and 12, pp.160-182.
2003 - “A ‘Truly Nigerian Project’?: The Politics of the Establishment of the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL), 1957-59,” International Journal of Maritime History, vol. XV, no.1 (June), pp. 69-90.
2002a - ‘“Buy British, Sell Foreign:” External Trade Control Policies in Nigeria During the Second World War and Its Aftermath, 1939-50,’ International Journal of African Historical Studies (Boston, USA), vol. 35, nos. 2 & 3, pp.363-384.
2002b - ‘“Nigeria or Lever-ia?”: Nationalist Reactions to Economic Depression and the “Menace of Mergers” in Colonial Nigeria,’ Journal of Third World Studies (Americus, GA, USA), vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring), pp.173-194.
2001-2002 - ‘“Getting Too Great A Grip:” European Shipping Lines and British West African Lighterage Services in the 1930s,’ Afrika Zamani: Journal of the Association of African Historians, nos. 9 & 10, pp. 19-40.
2000a - “Self-Help Criminality as Resistance?: Currency Counterfeiting in Colonial Nigeria,” International Review of Social History (Cambridge/Amsterdam), vol. 45, Part 3, pp. 385-407.
2000b - “Fishing, Migrations and Inter-Group Relations in the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Coast of West Africa) in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” ITINERARIO: European Journal of Overseas History, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 69-85.
2000c - “Confronting the Combines: Producers’ and Traders’ Militancy in Western Nigeria, 1934-1939,” Nordic Journal of African Studies (Helsinki, Finland), vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 49-69.
1999a - “‘Subsidizing the Merchants at the Expense of the Administration:’ Railway Tariffs and Nigerian Maritime Trade in the 1920s,” Indian Journal of African Studies (New Delhi), vol. X, nos.1 & 2 (April-Oct.), pp. 61-77. [reprinted in Oyebade (ed.), The Foundations of Nigeria…, pp. 373-388]
1999b - ‘Slamming the “Open Door”: British Protectionist Fiscal Policy in Inter-War Nigeria,’ ITINERARIO: European Journal of Overseas History, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 13-28.
1999c - ‘“Helping Our Own Shipping”: Official Passages to Nigeria, 1914-45,’ The Journal of Transport History (Manchester), vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 30-45.
1998 - “Government, the Business Community and Quality Control Schemes in the Agricultural Export Trade of Nigeria, 1889-1929,” African Economic History (Madison, Wisconsin, USA), vol. 26, pp. 99-118.
1997a -“Nigeria’s Colonial Government, Commercial Banks and the Currency Crisis of 1916-1920,” International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 277-298.
1997b - “Government and Port Administration in Japan in the Aftermath of the Port and Harbour Law of 1950,” The Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord (St. John’s, Canada), vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 65-80.
1997c - “Rotgut and Revenue: Fiscal Aspects of the Liquor Trade in Southern Nigeria, 1890-1919,” ITINERARIO: European Journal of Overseas History, vol. 21, no.2, pp. 66-81.
1996a - “Playing the Second Fiddle: The Development of Port Harcourt and Its Role in the Nigerian Economy, 1917-1950,” International Journal of Maritime History, vol. VIII, no.1, pp.105-131.
1996b - “The Travails of Migrant and Wage Labour in the Lagos Metropolitan Area in the Inter-War Years,” Labour History Review (Edinburgh), vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 49-70.
1996c - “Race and Access to Liquor: Prohibition as Colonial Policy in Northern Nigeria, 1919-45,” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (London), vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 218-243.
1996d - “Spatial Analysis and Interport Competition: Lagos, the Niger and the ‘Capture’ of the Kano-Tripoli Trade, 1890-1914,” The Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History (Melbourne), vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 30-47.
1995 - “Anatomy of Business-Government Relations: Fiscal Policy and Mercantile Pressure Group Activity in Nigeria, 1916-1933,” African Studies Review (Atlanta, US), vol. 38, no.1, pp. 23-50.
1994 - ‘The Making of an “Expensive Port”: Shipping Lines, Government and Port Tariffs in Lagos, 1917-1949,’ International Journal of Maritime History, vol. VI, no.1, pp. 141-159.
1993a - “Oral Traditions and the Political History of Oka-Akoko,” History in Africa: A Journal of Method (Madison, Wisconsin, USA), vol. 20, pp.249-262.
1993b - “Population Pressure, Housing and Sanitation in West Africa’s Premier Port-City: Lagos, 1900-1939,” The Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, vol. 15, no.2, pp.91-106.
1992a - “Background to the Establishment of the Nigerian Ports Authority: The Politics of Port Administration in Nigeria, c.1920-1954,” International Journal of Maritime History, vol. IV, no.2, pp. 155-173.
1992b - “Maritime Trade in Lagos in the Aftermath of the First World War,” African Economic History, vol. 20, pp.119-135.
1992c - “Elder Dempster and the Shipping Trade of Nigeria During the First World War,” Journal of African History (Cambridge, UK), vol. 33, no.2, pp. 255-271.
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1991 - “Prohibition and Paternalism: The State and the Clandestine Liquor Traffic in Northern Nigeria, c.1898-1918,” International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 24, no.2, pp. 349-368.
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2004 - “Economic History at the University of Lagos Since the 1970s,” Lagos Historical Review (Lagos), vol. 4, pp. 77-94. (Abstracted on www.ajol.info)
2001 - “Tropical Terminus: The Distress and Disposal of the American Schooner, Allanwilde, in Lagos, 1920-22,” Lagos Historical Review, vol. 1, pp.114-126. (Abstracted on www.ajol.info)
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1995 - “Local Government and Inter-Communal Relations in Akokoland, 1900-52,” Nigerian Journal of Inter-Group Relations (Lagos/Ilorin), vol. 1, pp. 11-21.
1989 - (With Adesola Afolabi) “Women in the Agricultural Economy of Ogun State: Case Study of the Remo Kolanut Industry, c.1920-1987,” OYE: Ogun Journal of Arts (Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria), vol. 2, pp. 71-85.
1988 - ‘The Lugardian Concept of “Class Taxation” in Nigeria, c.1900-1916,’ OYE: Ogun Journal of Arts, vol.1, pp. 111-123.


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German as “Zum Thema Infrastruktur”), Stadtbauwelt (Berlin), no.164 (special

issue on Lagos, December), pp.54-59.
2003 - “Prioritising Infrastructure Development in Nigeria: Challenges, Constraints and

Prospects,” NESG Economic Indicators (Lagos), vol. 9, no. 3 (July-September),

2001 -“Nigerian Ports: The Imperatives of Radical Reforms,” NESG Economic

Indicators, vol. 7, no. 3 (July –September), pp.11-15.


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