Senior Lecturer

Historical Background

Dr. Adekola Abdulazeez Alao was born on 17th April, 1963 in Olooru, Moro Local Government Area, Kwara State to the family of late Muhammadu Jamiu Adekola Ayinla and Late Alhaja Khairat Abimbola Adekola Awele. Adekola Abdulazeez Alao was the only surviving child of his father.

Educational History

He started Quranic education at the age of three and completed the recitation of Quran in 1976. He started his primary education in 1975 when he was 12 years old and graduated in 1981. He proceeded to Awon-ga High School Shao and graduated in 1986. After his secondary education, he was in Lagos as Motor conductor. By 1988, he secured admission into Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. Graduated with National Certificate of Education in History and Islamic Studies in 1991. He obtained Higher Diploma in Public Administration at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin in 1995. He also obtained Bachelor Arts and Education (B.A.Ed) Social Studies in University of Ilorin in 2000. He did his Master of Science in Political and Administrative Studies with specialisation in International Relations at University of Port-Harcourt, River State in 2007. Between 2014- 2019, he obtained his Philosophy Degree in Political Science at Kwara State University, Malete.



Research Interest

Election, Public Administration and Governance


        1. a. Thesis:

          (1) Adekola, A.A. (1995). Communal Projects towards Community/Development (A Case Study of Olooru): Unpublished H.D.P.A Thesis, Department of public Administration, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin

          (2) Adekola, A.A. (2000). The Effects of Boarding System in Selected Secondary Schools in Ilorin; Unpublished, B.Sc.Ed.Thesis. Department of Educational Management University of Ilorin.

          (3) Adekola, A.A. (2007). International Human Rights Obligations and National Security in Nigeria (Lessons from Niger Delta):Unpublished M.Sc.Thesis. Department of Political and Administrative Studies,University of Port-Harcourt

          (4) Adekola, A.A. (2019). Election Administration and Perception of Credible Results in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis of 2003-2007 and 2011-2015 Elections, Unpublished Ph.D thesis, Department of Politics and Governance, Kwara State University, Malete

          b. Published Chapter in Edited and Co-edited Book:

          Local on Chapter in Edited Books:

          (i) Adekola, A. A.(2009).Ethnic minorities’ denial as a challenge to national security in nigeria. In I.B. Bello Imam and RazaqDeremiAbubakare (Eds.),Yar’Adua’s seven point agenda: An assessment(pp.192-210). Ibadan: College Press

          (ii) Adekola, A. A. (2010). Democratic development in nigeria sinceindependence: Challenges and prospects. In I.B. Bello-Imam(Ed.),50 Years of the nigeria’s projects: Challenges andprospects(pp.306-331). Ibadan: College Press

          (iii)Opaleye, O.A. and Adekola, A.A. (2012). Politico-economicrationale and trends of fuel subsidy removal in nigeria. In I B Bello-Imam (Ed.), Deregulation of the downstream sectorof the oil industry in Nigeria. (PP. 122-151). Ibadan: College Press

          (iv) Adekola, A. A.& Yahaya, I.I. (2013).The role of civil service in transformation agenda. In Bello-Imam. (Ed.), President jonathan’s transformation agenda: An assessment.(pp.477-508). Ibadan: University College Press

          (v) Nurudeen, S. L. &Adekola, A. A. (2013). International terrorism and national security. In Bello-Imam, I.B. (Ed.), National security and development in contemporary nigeria (Vol. 2,pp. 148-163). Ibadan: College Press; A Publication of the Faculty of Humanities, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

          National on Chapter in Edited Book

          (vi) Adekola, A.A. (2020).Electoral Violence in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: Implication for Democratic Development. In Egbe and Muhammed (Eds.) Democracy and governance in Contemporary Nigeria

          (vii) Adekola, A. A. (2020). The 1999 constitution and the challenges of the development of local government system in nigeria. In Ugwu S.C. and Okibe H.B. (eds.). Contemporary issues and trends in local government administration in nigeria

          International on Chapter in Edited Book:

          (viii) Adekola, (2014). The impact of globalization on contemporary democracy in nigeria’s fourth republic. In Ibrahim Jawondo (Ed.),Africa and other continents since the 19th century, A Festschrift in Honour of Professor R. O.Lasisi (pp.83- 111). Ghana: University of Cape Coast Press.

          c. Published Journal and Articles:

          Local Journals

          (ix) Adekola, A.A. (2011). National security and environmental degradation: Challenges and prospects. Springboard Journal, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, 3(1), 44-64

          (x) Bello-Imam, I.B.&Adekola, A.A. (2011). Democracy as a tool for economic growth and development in nigeria. Springboard Journal, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, 3(1),1-21

          (xi) Adekola, A.A. (2012). The impact of politicization of public bureaucracy on national development in nigeria. Al-Hikmah Journal of the Humanities, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, 1(2), 1-31

          (xii) Adekola, A.A. &Abdulkareem, B. A. (2016). Politics of impeachment of public officers in nigeria’s fourth republic. Al-Hikmah Journal of History and International Relations, Department of History and International Studies, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin,3(1), 97-118

          (xiii) Adekola, A. A. & Raheem, T. K. (2016). Privatization of publicenterprises in nigeria: Challenges and prospects. Entrepreneurial Journal of Management Sciences (EJMS), Faculty of Management Sciences, Al-Hikmah University,Ilorin, 5(1),67-86

          (xiv) Adekola, A.A. &Abdulrauf, A. (2017). A Comparative Assessment of Legal Framework for Election Administration in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. .Al-Hikmah Journal of History and International Relations, 3(1), 97-118

          (xv) Adekola, A. A. (2019). Islam and democratic governance in nigeria: An appraisal. Al-asaalah international journal Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin. Volume 9, December, 2019. 154-174

          National Journals:

          (xvi) Adekola, A.A.& Abdulrauf, A. (2018).Election Administration in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: A Comparative Analysis of 2003-2007 and 2011-2015 Elections. LIJOPOL Journal of Political Science;Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, 5 (2),50-65

          (xvii) Adekola, A.A. &Abdurauf, A. (2018). Election administrationon voter registration in nigeria-2003-2015. Review of Public Administration & Management (ROPAM), Bi-Annual Journal of the Department of Public Administration, Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Nigeria,7 (1), 25-37

          (xviii) Adekola, A. A. (2020). The role of bureaucracy on rural development in Nigeria. HYUKU journal of Politics. Vol.6, N0. 1

          (xix) Adekola, A. A. (2020). A critical policy review on environmental protection in nigeria. Lapai international journal of management and social sciences. Volume 12, Number 2

          (xx). Adekola, A. A. (2020). An assessment of compensation management and job satisfaction in Al-Hikman university. Lapai international journal of administration. Vol. 4. Number 1

          (xxi) Adekola, (2020). Election administration on ballot design, registration and nomination of parties and candidates: A comparative analysis of 2003-2007 and 2011-2015 elections. Edo journal of Arts, Management and social sciences.

          (xxii). Adekola, A. A. (2019). Assessment of the performance of election administration in Nigeria: 2011 and 2015 elections experience. Presented at the 32nd conference of the Nigerian Political Science Association held in Calabar.

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