Political Sciences

About The Department

The Department of the Political Science of this University started as a unit of the school of Business and Social Studies in 1962, the year the University of Lagos was established. The unit offered courses which were integrated into the parent school of Business and Social Studies. In 1966, the Unit acquired a departmental status within the school of Business and Social Studies before the establishment of the faculty of Social Sciences in the 1967/68 academic session.

With the establishment of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Political Science became a full-fledged undergraduate programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Political Science after four years. In 1970, the Department began a post graduate Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Political Science. In the 1978/79 academic session, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree was introduced, and in 1980/81, the Department commenced the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree programmes. As the demand for intellectual and manpower needs of the country increased, another postgraduate programme known as Master of Public and International Affairs (M.P.I.A) was introduced by the faculty in conjunction with other departments. Masters of International Relations (MISS) was introduced in the 2012/13 session, with another postgraduate programme, Master of Research and Public Policy which was introduced in the 2013/14 session. The department also had an occasional Masters Degree programme in Political Science which commenced in 2009/2010 session but was discontinued in 2015/2016 session.

The Department had the late Professor Eme O. Awa as its pioneer Professor and Head of Department. Other distinguished academics who have headed the department include Professor Babs Williams, Associate Professor Opeyemi Ola, Professor Oyeleye Oyediran, Professor John Amoda, late Professor Stephen Olugbemi, Professor Alaba Ogunsanwo, Professor Remi Anifowoshe, Professor Solomon Akinboye and currently Professor Browne Onuoha. The Department today boasts of highly qualified and dedicated academic members of staff comprising three Professors, an adjunct Professor, two associate Professors, and other lecturers in the different areas of specialization in Political Science.

The Department through the assistance and grant from Ford Foundation publishes the Unilag Journal of Politics with Professor Browne Onuoha as the Editor-in-Chief and Dr. Adelaja Odukoya as the Managing Editor.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The philosophy of the Department is derived for the overall philosophy of the University, which is; “To be a top-class institution for the pursuit of excellence in knowledge, character and service to humanity”.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

In specific terms, the objectives of the Department are:

  • To be the foremost Department in teaching and research in Political Science locally and internationally.
  • To provide qualitative education and training to Nigerian youths in the field of Political Science
  • To excel in research and contribute to the manpower needs of the national
  • To be a pivot upon which the intellectual, social, economic and political development of our nation revolves.

Academic Staff

ODUKOYA, ADELAJA
Associate Professor & Ag. HOD


ODUKOYA, ADELAJA
Associate Professor & Ag. HOD

ONUOHA, BROWNE
Professor & Head of Department


ONUOHA, BROWNE
Professor & Head of Department

Akinboye, Solomon Oladele
Professor


Akinboye, Solomon Oladele
Professor

BABAWALE, GABRIEL O.
Professor


BABAWALE, GABRIEL O.
Professor

OLOGBENLA, DERIN K.
Professor


OLOGBENLA, DERIN K.
Professor

MADUABUM C.P
Professor (Adjunct)


MADUABUM C.P
Professor (Adjunct)

UGOH SAMUEL C
Senior Lecturer


UGOH SAMUEL C
Senior Lecturer

AKINYEMI, R
Senior Lecturer (Contract)


AKINYEMI, R
Senior Lecturer (Contract)

OKEKE, GODWIN S. M
Senior Lecturer


OKEKE, GODWIN S. M
Senior Lecturer

AWOSIKA FELIX, O
Senior Lecturer


AWOSIKA FELIX, O
Senior Lecturer

ONAH EMMANUEL, I.
Senior Lecturer


ONAH EMMANUEL, I.
Senior Lecturer

QUADRI, MARYAM, O.
Senior Lecturer


QUADRI, MARYAM, O.
Senior Lecturer

ENEANYA AUGUSTINE, N
Senior Lecturer


ENEANYA AUGUSTINE, N
Senior Lecturer

EESUOLA SEGUN, O
Senior Lecturer


EESUOLA SEGUN, O
Senior Lecturer

OTTOH FERDINAND, O
Senior Lecturer


OTTOH FERDINAND, O
Senior Lecturer

ASHIRU DELE, N
Senior Lecturer


ASHIRU DELE, N
Senior Lecturer

MAJEKODUNMI ADERONKE
Lecturer I


MAJEKODUNMI ADERONKE
Lecturer I

ODUBAJO, Festus Adetola
Lecturer I


ODUBAJO, Festus Adetola
Lecturer I

FADAKINTE MOJIBAYO, M
Lecturer I


FADAKINTE MOJIBAYO, M
Lecturer I

OLORUNTOBA, SAMUEL O.
Lecturer II


OLORUNTOBA, SAMUEL O.
Lecturer II

BAMIDELE OLAJIDE
Assistant Lecturer


BAMIDELE OLAJIDE
Assistant Lecturer

ADAMS ISIAKA, A
Lecturer II


ADAMS ISIAKA, A
Lecturer II

Ishola, Ebenezer B.
Graduate Assistant


Ishola, Ebenezer B.
Graduate Assistant

AMAECHI VERA, U
Graduate Assistant


AMAECHI VERA, U
Graduate Assistant

OLANREWAJU HAMMED
Graduate Assistant


OLANREWAJU HAMMED
Graduate Assistant

DUNMADE BUSOLA, E
Graduate Assistant


DUNMADE BUSOLA, E
Graduate Assistant

Administrative Staff

MRS. A. O. FARORE
Principal Data Processing Officer


MRS. A. O. FARORE
Principal Data Processing Officer

CHUKWUMA, EMMANUEL IZUOBA
Data Processing Officer


CHUKWUMA, EMMANUEL IZUOBA
Data Processing Officer

MRS OBADAN ADETUTU ABIOLA
Principal Data Entry Operator


MRS OBADAN ADETUTU ABIOLA
Principal Data Entry Operator

MRS ABIODUN MOJISOLA
Chief Clerical Officer


MRS ABIODUN MOJISOLA
Chief Clerical Officer

MR ADEBISI OPEYEMI, L.
Administrative Assistant II


MR ADEBISI OPEYEMI, L.
Administrative Assistant II

MISS BALOGUN MARIAM, O
Administrative Assistant III


MISS BALOGUN MARIAM, O
Administrative Assistant III

MRS BLESSING ARIWAJOYE
Contract Staff


MRS BLESSING ARIWAJOYE
Contract Staff

MRS AKINDELE BOLANLE, H
Contract Staff


MRS AKINDELE BOLANLE, H
Contract Staff