Azeez O. Olaniyan

Journal Articles


Olaniyan, A. O & Ufo Okeke-Uzodike (2020). When two elephants’ fight: Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and environmental sufferings in northeastern Nigeria, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 38 (3): 1-18  

Olaniyan, A. O. (2020): ‘A bad child has his own day’: Gwama Boys and post-conflict peace-building dilemma in oil-bearing communities of Ondo state, Nigeria, African Identities, 18 (4): 1-14. 
Olaniyan, A. O (2020): Election sophistication and the changing contours of vote buying in Nigeria’s 2019 general elections, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 109: (4): 386-395, DOI: 10.1080/00358533.2020.1788762 

Olaniyan, A. O (2019): The curse of a size: Socio-cultural conception of dwarfism and effects on political participation in Southwestern Nigeria, Indonesia Journal of Disability Studies, 6(2): 250-258. 

Olaniyan, A. O (2018): Beyond the mantra of ‘stomach infrastructure’: Ekiti politics and the sociology of voting in the 2015 general elections, Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, 2(1): 10-42

Olaniyan, A. O (2018): Rebellious sons, grieving fathers: tempestuous godfather-godson relations and violent conflicts in Nigeria, UNIOSUN Journal of Law, Development and the Humanities, 1(2): 155-165.

Dare Arowolo & Olaniyan, A (2018): Innovative anti-corruption measures and institution building in Nigeria, Journal of African Political Economy and Development, 3(1): 3-25, online at: 

Olaniyan, A. O. (2018): Foliage and violence: Interrogating forests as a security threat in Nigeria, African Security Review, 27 (1): 88-107. DOI: 10.1080/10246029.2017.1369135 .

Idowu Johnson & Olaniyan, A. O. (2017): The politics of renewed quest for Biafra republic in Nigeria, Defense and Security Analysis, 33(3): 1-13

Akinyemi, T. E. & Olaniyan, A. O (2017): Climate war: Migration, adaptation, and farmer-herder conflicts in Nigeria, Conflict Studies Quarterly, 21(1): 3-21.

Olaniyan, A. O & Aliyu Yahaya (2016): Cows, bandits, and violent conflicts: understanding cattle rustling in northern Nigeria, Africa Spectrum, 51(3): 93-105, 

Olaniyan, A. O (2016): What about the followers? Leadership-development deficits and the place of followership in Nigeria, in Ubuntu: Journal of Conflicts and Social Transformation, 5(1): 61-78, online at: 

Olaniyan, A. O & Adetoye D (2016): Nigeria and vision 20:2020: Building castle in the air? Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, 15(2): 1-8, 

Olaniyan, A. O & Omilusi, M. O (2015): Nigeria’s 2015 general elections and the limits of bad party/good candidate narratives, Journal of Contemporary Politics, 3(2): 25-36

Olaniyan, A. O (2015): Proxy border wars and conflict resolution strategies in Mano River and Darfur regions of Africa, Afrika, 5(1&2): 63-82, 

Olaniyan, A. O & J S Omotola (2015): Ethnic Crises and national security in Nigeria, Defense and Security Analysis, 31(4): 1-16, 

Olaniyan, A. O (2015): Fulani-Konkomba conflict and management strategies in Gushiegu, Ghana, Journal of Applied Security Research, 10(3): 1-11 

Olaniyan, A. O (2015): Boko Haram and the challenges of securing the Nigerian state, African Renaissance, 12(1): 151-176, 

Olaniyan, A. O (2015): Africa’s great green wall and the lessons of history, UNILAG Journal of Politics, 7(1): 56-72, 

Olaniyan, A. O, Michael Francis and Ufo Okeke-Uzodike (2015): The cattle are Ghanaians but the herders are strangers: Farmer-herder conflicts, expulsion policy and pastoralist question in Agogo, Ghana, African Studies Quarterly, 15(2), pp53-67

Olaniyan, A. O & Amao O. B (2015): Election as warfare: militarization of elections and the challenges of democratic consolidation in Nigeria, International Affairs Forum 6(1): 71-82.

Olaniyan, A. O & Ufo Okeke-Uzodike (2015): Desperate guests, unwilling hosts: climate change-induced migration and farmer-herder conflicts in south-western Nigeria, Conflict Studies Quarterly, 10 (1): 23-40

Adetoye D & Olaniyan, A. O (2014): Minorization of the majority: the politics of Ekiti state creation and the limits of homogeneity thesis in Nigeria, Journal of Social Sciences, 40(3): 315-321, 

Olaniyan, A. O & L. Asuelime (2014): Boko Haram insurgency and the widening of cleavages in Nigeria, African Security, 7(2): 1-19, 

Olaniyan, A. O & Dele Adetoye (2014): Emergent religious elites and socio-economic development in Nigeria, Advances in Political Science, 2 (2): 24-32.

Olaniyan A. O. and A. Aladegbola (2012): The political economy of new slave trade in Africa, International Journal of Peace and Development Studies, 3(5): 92-97

Olaniyan, A. O (2010): Political Skepticism and Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of the Social Sciences, 4 (2): 91-104.

Olaniyan, A. O (2009): Ethical Foundations of Nigeria’s Politico-development Failures and the Search for A Normative Order, Journal of the Black and African Arts and Civilization, 3(1): 123-136

Olaniyan, A. O (2009): From Accommodation to Discrimination and Exclusion: The changing Contour of Inter-Group Relations in Nigeria, African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 3(11): 521-525,

Olaniyan, A. O (2008): External Pressures, Socio-Economic Reforms and Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria, Journal of Contemporary Politics, 2(1): 144-137.

Olaniyan, A. O (2007): Citizenship in Nigeria: A Conceptual Analysis, in Nigerian Journal of Policy and Development, 5(6):77-93

Olaniyan, A. O (2007): Ethno-Separatist Movements, the Nigerian State and Hobessian Theory, Journal of Political Behaviour, 2(1): 111-123.

Olaniyan, A. O. (2007): Beyond Militarism: The Case of Oodua Peoples’ Congress of Southwestern Nigeria, Political Science Review, 4(1): 15-28