Prof. Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani

Prof. Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani

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The Distinguished Asante Research Award recipient, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Professor Tijani was the pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor, dean of arts and Education, and the director of  research, grants and linkages atAdeleke University before joining National Open University of Nigeria. During the last twenty-nine years of teaching, research and mentoring, he taught in Nigeria and the United States of America at all levels of tertiary institution. He is the author of many scholarly works including Britain, leftist nationalists and the transfer of power in Nigeria. A Commonwealth Scholar, Bernadotte Schmidt and Harry S. Truman Research recipient, Professor Tijani currently serve as the Vice President of the Historical Society of Nigeria. His research interests are: history of international organisations, the Cold War, decolonisation and nationalism, labour education and security, constitutional development, foreign policy of Nigeria, migrations and regional integration.

  • Teaching and Research
  • Course Developing
  • Grants and Linkages
  • Cold War Politics and Africa
  • International Organisations
  • Foreign Policy
  • Constitutional Development
  • Nigeria Labour and Security
  • Diaspora and International History
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution





  • Tijani, H. I. (2015). Towards a Sustainable Pedagogy for Liberal Arts (Humanities) Education in Africa: A Policy Paper. Dakar, Senegal: TrustAfrica Higher Education Publication
  • Tijani, H. I. (2014). The Rots in Nigerian Education System. Abuja: Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities Commission Monograph Publication
  • Tijani, H. I. (2013). Developing World Class Universities in Nigeria: Challenges, Prospects, and Implications. Ebonyi: Federal University Leadership Monograph Series
  • Tijani, H. I. (2012). Union Education in Nigeria: Labor, Empire and Decolonization since 1945. New York/London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Tijani, H. I. (2011). The African Diaspora: Historical Analyses, Poetic Verses, and Pedagogy. California: University Readers/Cengage
  • Tijani, H. I. et. al. (2010). Africa and the Wider World. Boston: Pearson Publishing
  • Tijani, H. I. (2006). Nigeria Urban History: Past and Present. Oxford/Lanham: University Press of America
  • Tijani, H. I. (2006). Britain, Leftist Nationalists and the Transfer of Power in Nigeria, 1945-1965. New York/London: Routledge
  • Tijani, H. I. “Building “Sound” Industrial Relations in Nigeria: The British and Organised Labour, 1940s-1960,” Lagos Historical Review, Vol. 11 (2011): 21-36
  • Tijani, H. I. “Poetic Verses and Historical Analyses as a Pathway to Students’ Learning of the African Diaspora,” in Notes and Records: An International Journal of African and African Diaspora Studies, volume 1, no. 1 (2011): 17-34
  • Tijani, H. I. “Britain and the foundation of anti-Communist policies in Nigeria, 1945-1960,” African and Asian Studies, Volume 8, (2009): 47-66
  • Tijani, H. I. “Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and Nigeria’s Foundation of a Non-Neutralist Foreign Policy,” in Olayiwola Abegunrin. ed. (2006).  Nigeria and Global Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century. New York: Nova Publishers: 129-140
  • Vice President, Historical Society of Nigeria
  • Sub-Committee chairman, ICT University, Nigeria
  • Chairman/Member, National Universities Commission Accreditation
  • Member, General Labour History of Africa
  • Visiting Professor/External Examiner for Postgraduate Studies