Dr. Patrick Oloko will deliver a lecture entitled: “Peju Layiwola’s Dialoguing SARAHS: Multiple and Hyperlinked (Post) Colonial Narratives” on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Time: 11 am (Nigeria Time)

Two Principal Investigators of the Lagos African Cluster Centre, Institute of African and Diaspora Studies have been offered the Catalyst Non-Residential Fellowship by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. They are: Prof. Dr. Taibat Lawanson, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, who is working on the topic “Gender differentials and public transportation in Lagos”, and Dr. Anthony Okeregbe, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, who is working on “Psycho trauma healing as agency for peace: A study of Lux Terra Leadership Foundation’s Peace Initiative.”

IADS-Rahamon Bello Award for Best Ph.D Thesis in African and Diaspora Studies-2020

The Institute announced the winner of the Rahamon Bello award on November 30, 2020. A cash prize of $1,000 was presented to the winner at a grand ceremony  on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

The winner is Oluwatoyin K. ADEBAYO.

Certificates were issued to the 2nd and 3rd position.

1st Runner Up is Abiodun M. BELLO.

2nd Runner Up is Nonzuzo MBAKAZI. Click here for more details

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Institute of African and Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos & Nigeria Institute of Medical Research: Preliminary Response to COVID-19.


Pictures taken between February 11 and 13, 2020 during the Black History Month activities organised by the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) in conjunction with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC).

2020 Black History month

Ifunanya of Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos is the winner of the essay competition “What Black History means to me”.

Click to read essay


History and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts paid a visit to IADS at the commencement of their 4-day Black History Month on Feb 26,2020. The team visited schools and was also at Makoko (a slum in Lagos) to show love to the people on Feb 29, 2020.


Migration and Cross-Border Relations

Diaspora and Global Africa

Governance and Financial Integrity

Environment, Urbanization and Population Studies

Gender, Culture and Identity

Peace and Conflict