Brief Profile:

 Professor Bolade  M. Eyinla. His area of specialization is Diplomatic History with emphasis on Africa's International Relations. Prof eyinla He holds a B.A (Honours) and M.A in History from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; M.Sc in International Relations from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; Ph.D in History from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and Post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Professor Eyinla is a recipient of several fellowships, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. He has worked as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of African Affairs, Hamburg, Germany; the Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, Japan; and the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden. Prof. Eyinla has also been a Visiting/Guest Lecturer in the Faculty of International Studies of the Meiji Gakuin University, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama, Japan, the Department of History/Centre for Transformation Studies, University of Hannover, Germany and the Institute for African Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany.

Professor Eyinla's research interest is in the area of international politics with particular emphasis on Africa International Relations. He is an expert in foreign and development aid policy analysis and has about 40 publications to his credit.

Professor Eyinla teaches International Development Strategies (PDS615) and he is the Co-ordinator of the CPSS Democracy and Governance Programme


His Publications are:


  1. Eyinla, Bolade M. (1999) "The ODA Charter and Changing Objectives of Japan's aid policy in Sub-Saharan Africa", Journal of Modern African Studies, 37(3): 409-430.
  2. Eyinla, Bolade M. (1999) "The European Union and the Application of Political Conditionality in Sub-Sahara Africa", Journal of Africa, 54(4): 581-598.
  3. Eyinla, Bolade M. (2004) "Beyond Cairo: Emerging Pattern of Euro-African Relationship", Journal of Africa, 59(2): 159-178.8
  4. Eyinla, Bolade M. "Between Partnership and Patronage: International Responses to the NEPAD", 158-189.
  5. Eyinla, Bolade M. (2001) "Political Transition and the Future of Democracy in Nigeria", 41(1-2): 61-89.
  6. EYINLA, Bolade M. (1999) Aid as an Instrument of Political Reform. A Study of Japan’s Development Aid Policy in Sub Sahara Africa. 1990 - 1996 (Tokyo: Institute for Developing Economies – Japan External Trade Organisation)
  7. EYINLA, Bolade M. (1996) The Foreign Policy of West Germany towards Africa (Ibadan: Ibadan University Press) 206pp. › ... › Economics › Development economics
  8. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2010) European Union's Aid Programme and Nigeria's National Development in O.C. Eze & A. Sesay (eds.) The Africa-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement: Implications for Nigeria (Lagos, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs) Pp. 127–  
  9. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2007) Democratisation and Governance in Africa in A. Mohamoud (ed.) Shaping a Better Africa: the Way Forward (Amsterdam, KIT Publishers) Pp.61 – 93.
  10. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2005) Japan: The Tenor and Terrain of Foreign Policy towards Africa in, U. Engel & R. Gorm-Olsen  (eds.) Africa and the North: Between Globalization and Marginalization (New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis) Pp.92 – 107.
  11. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2003) Between Jaja and Saro-Wiwa: Contestation over Resource Control in the Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria in, J.K. Sundaram & K.K. Jin (eds.) Globalisation and its Discontents Revisited (New Delhi, SEPHIS/TULIKA Books) Pp.121 – 140. › Economics/Dev Studies
  12. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2000) From Lagos to Abuja. The Domestic Politics and International Implications of Relocating Nigeria’s Capital City, in A. Sohn & H. Weber (eds.) Hauptstadte und Global Cities an der Schwelle zum 21 Jahrehundert (Capitals and Global Cities on the threshold of the 21st Century) (Bochum: Verlag Dr. Dieter Winkler) Pp.239 – 266.
  13. EYINLA, Bolade M. (1998) Prognosis for the Organisation of the Executive Arm of Government in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic, in K. Amuwo, A. Agbaje (Eds.) Federalism and Political Restructuring in Nigeria (Ibadan: Spectrum Books) Pp.316 – 328.
  14. AGHALINO, S.O. & B. EYINLA (2009) Oil Exploitation and Marine Pollution: Evidence from the Niger Delta, Nigeria, Journal of Human Ecology, Vol.28 No.3 Pp.177 – 182.  
  15. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2008) In Pursuit of National Interest: An assessment of American Democratic Assistance to Nigeria, Ife Journal of History, Vol.4 No.3 Pp. 93 – 115. 
  16. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2004) Beyond Cairo: Emerging Patterns in Euro-African Relationship, Africa, Vol.LIX No.2 Pp. 159 – 178.
  17. EYINLA, Bolade (2001) Political Transition and the Future of Democracy in Nigeria, Africa Quarterly, Vol.41 Nos.1&2. Pp.61 – 89.
  18. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2001) The Cairo Summit and the Future of Euro–Africa Relations, Quarterly Journal of Administration, Vol.32 Nos.1&2. Pp.1 –
  19. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2000) The Tokyo Agenda for Action: A Review of Japan’s New Strategy on African Development, Afrika Spectrum, Vol.35 Nos.2 Pp.217 – 229.
  20. EYINLA, Bolade M. (2000) Resource Diplomacy as an Instrument for Africa's Development in a Globalising World, Centrepoint, Vol.9 No.1 Pp. 101 – 117.
    EYINLA, Bolade M. (1999) The European Union and the Application of Political Conditionality in Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Vol.LIV, No.4 Pp.581 – 598.
  21. EYINLA, Bolade M. (1999) The ODA Charter and Changing Objectives of Japan’s Aid Policy in Sub Sahara Africa, Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol.37 No.3. Sept. 1999. Pp.409 – 430.
    EYINLA, Bolade (1996) Geier im Niger Delta. Billiges Öl mit teurem Preis (Vultures in the Niger-Delta: Cheap Oil at Great Cost) Blätter des Iz3w, No.211. Pp.4 – 5.
  22. EYINLA, Bolade M. (1996) An Examination of the Activities of the German Political Foundations in Sub-Sahara Africa, Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 22 Nos.1. Pp.55 – 72. -in-sub-saharan-U9QY7lU1dF
  23. EYINLA, Bolade (1991) The Nationalisation of the Suez Canal Company in Retrospect, Journal of International Studies. Vol.28 No.3. Pp.291 – 305.