Dr. Collins Okonkwo is a researcher with interests in good governance, development, federalism and political violence. He has published peer-reviewed research papers in both national and international academic journals. He has demonstrable experience in academic administration, evaluation and verification.


Okonkwo had his undergraduate education at Babcock University, Nigeria where he became the first student to graduate with a First Class in Political Science. He got a scholarship from Coventry University, United Kingdom towards his Master’s degree in International Relations with a specialization in African Governance and Security. Collins has a PhD in Comparative Politics from Igbinedion University Okada.

Okonkwo served as a research assistant for his undergraduate project supervisor, Professor Emeritus Bayo Adekanye. He has also served as the Lead Researcher for the St. Peter’s Centre Coventry, UK on a project tagged “Engaging the Roma Community”. The project has helped to inform the St Peter’s Centre about how best to engage with the Roma community from 2013 onwards. He is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Igbinedion University.


Ever since our undergraduate days as Political Science Students, Collins has consistently demonstrated exceptional qualities. He is a hardworking, intelligent and focused Academic with a genuine interest in research.
Sonsare Zabadi
Civil Servant, United Kingdom
Collins is a bright and sound mind! Proud to call him a Nigerian. His dedication to his craft, his ambition, his intellectual prowess, his work ethics are second to none and his drive to push forth for a better Nigeria is resounding! We need more minds like Collins!
Chioma Orakwue
Manager - Nigerian Young Professional Forum


Okonkwo has a history of volunteering and community organizing. He also runs a passion project called ‘Hustler Diary’ where he interviews and shares the stories of small-scale Nigerian entrepreneurs.

Learn more about this initiative on the Hustler Diary page or social media links below.