ASHINDORBE Kelvin Ashindorbe 

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Kelvin Ashindorbe hails from Obudu in Cross River State, was born on the 13th of February 1975 in Kaduna State. He had both his primary, secondary and tertiary education in the city of Ibadan. He holds a bachelors and a master’s degree in political science and a master’s and PhD degrees in Peace and Conflicts Studies from the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan. He also earned a post graduate diploma in Federalism, Decentralization and Conflict Resolution from the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg Switzerland.

His experience span working as a parliamentary assistant and then as a programme officer in a consulting firm engaged in peace building activism in volatile and conflict prone communities in the Niger Delta. He currently holds a faculty position at department of Communication and General Studies, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. He previously taught at department of Political Science and International Relations, Chrisland University Abeokuta, where he also served as the Coordinator of the department and the General Studies Unit of the University. Since 2015, Dr. Ashindorbe has served as an external examiner, with the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN. His research interest focuses on Political Parties, multilevel government/state organisation, Governance/Development issues, conflict transformation and democracy; an area where he has published book chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals

He is passionate about knowledge acquisition and dissemination, that resolve has fired the determination in him to pursue a career in academics. Dr. Ashindorbe believes he is not in this world to merely make a living, he is here to enrich the world and he impoverishes himself if he forgets this mission.

  • University of Ibadan PhD. Peace and Conflict Studies: 2016
  • University of Fribourg (Switzerland) Postgraduate Diploma in Federalism, Decentralisation and Conflict Resolution 2014
  • University of Ibadan: M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies 2009/2010
  • University of Ibadan: M.Sc. Political Science:  2002/2003
  • University of Ibadan: B.Sc. Political Science: 1995/2000
  • United States Institute for Peace Certificate Course in Conflict Analysis
  • United State Institute for Peace Certificate Course in Interfaith Conflict Resolution
  • United State Institute for Peace Certificate Course in Negotiation and Conflict Management

Research in Progress

  1. Ashindorbe Kelvin & Afaktapa Fortune & Owonikoko Saheed. Civilian Joint Task Force and Nigeria’s Counter-Terrorism Operation: A Critique of the Community Based Approach to Insecurity.
  2. Ashindorbe Kelvin & Owonikoko Saheed. Between Continuity and Change: Mapping Election Related Violence in Nigeria 1999-2019
  3. Nnabuihe, Ernest & Ashindorbe Kelvin. Challenges to Sustainable Democratic Governance, National Security and Regional Integration in West Africa.
  4. Ashindorbe Kelvin. Two Decades of Democracy in Nigeria: Between Consolidation and Regression.
  5. Ashindorbe Kelvin. The Context of Inconclusive Elections and the Implications for Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria.
  6. Femi Otubanjo & Ashindorbe Kelvin. Military Transition under Abdulsalam Abubakar: An Assessment
  7. Ashindorbe Kelvin. Vaccine Nationalism and the Quest for Indigenous Covid-19 vaccine in Nigeria
  8. Nnabuihe, Ernest, Ashindorbe Kelvin. Politics of Security Sector Reform: Violence and the Emergence of Regional Security Outfits in Nigeria
  9. Nnabuihe Ernest, Ashindorbe Kelvin. Exit and Voice: Diaspora Population and National Development in Post-Military Nigeria
  10. Ashindorbe Kelvin & Victor Ita. Federalism in Switzerland. Book Project Title: Federalism: Theory and Comparative Perspectives.
  11. Ashindorbe Kelvin. Constitutional Arrangement in Federal Systems. Book Project Title: Federalism: Theory and Comparative Perspectives.
  • Society for Peace Studies and Practice (S.P.S.P)
  • Research fellow, French Institute for Research in Africa, (IFRA) Nigeria
  1. Electoral process in Africa: Management and resolution of the 2007 Kenya and 2008 Zimbabwe post-election conflicts and lessons for Nigeria. “A paper presented at the 2008 National Conference of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (S.P.S.P) at the National Institute of Pace and Conflict Resolution (NIPCR) Abuja 16-18 June 2008”.
  2. Good governance, intra party conflicts and challenge of Democratic Governance in post-independence Nigeria. Conference paper delivered at the first Faculty of Art International Conference on African culture in the making of the modern world at University of Ibadan Conference Centre 6th – 9th of June, 2011.
  3. Federalism and Democracy: The Nigerian Experience. A paper presented at the 26th Summer University on Federalism, Decentralization and Conflict Resolution. University of Fribourg, Switzerland. 18th August to 5th September 2014.
  4. Governance in Nigeria: Between Intelligence and Politics, by Ashindorbe Kelvin and Nnabuihe Ernest. A joint paper presented at a Conference on Leadership and Peace in Nigeria. Organized by the Institute of African Studies University of Ibadan in collaboration with The Centre for Human Security, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. 9th June to 11th June 2014.
  5. Between Greed and Grievance: Interrogating the Implication of the Resurgence of Violence in Nigeria’s Niger-Delta Region. A Joint presentation at an International Conference with the theme: Nigeria’s New Security Threats: Patterns, Implications and Management. University of Ibadan, 11-13 October, 2016.

Published Papers

  1. Michael Oko & Ashindorbe Kelvin 2014. Securing Critical Infrastructure: The Role of Private Security Services in Nigeria. By Journal of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Vol.1 No.3, March 2014.
  2. Nathaniel Danjibo & Ashindorbe Kelvin 2018. The pattern of political party formation and the search for national integration in Nigeria. Brazilian Journal of African Studies e-ISSN 2448-3923 | ISSN 2448-3907 | Porto Alegre | v.3, n.5 |
  3. Ashindorbe Kelvin and Owoniko Babajide 2017 .Religion, Radicalisation and Terrorism in Nigeria by in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism War in Nigeria. A publication of the Department of Sociology University of Lagos.
  4. Ashindorbe Kelvin 2018. Electoral Violence and the Challenge of Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria. India Quarterly, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) SAGE Publication Vol. 74(1) 1–14
  5. Ashindorbe kelvin & Owoniko Babajide 2019. History of Nigerian Prisons and the Challenge of Internal Security Management. Book chapter with the title: Internal Security Management in Nigeria- Perspectives, Challenges and Lessons. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.
  6. Ashindorbe Kelvin & Nathaniel Danjibo 2019. Intra-elite Factionalism and the Quest for Sustainable Platforms in Nigeria. Journal of Asian and African Studies. Vol. 54 (5) 746–762
  7. Ashindorbe Kelvin 2019. Contending Issues in the Practice of Democracy and Federalism in Nigeria. Sabinet African Journal of Management and Administration, South Africa.
  8. Book Review: Kelvin Ashindorbe (2020). “Too Much and Never Enough: How my Family Created the World’s most Dangerous Man”. By Mary L Trump, SIMON & SCHUSTER, London-New York- Sydney- Toronto- New Delhi, 2020, 206pp., US$19.60 (eBook) ISBN:978-1-4711-9015-5 Published by Caleb University Journal of Social and Management Sciences Volume 5 issue 1 &2.

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