Prpfessor Olakunle Abdul-Rasheed LAWAL


 

 

 

 

 

Olakunle Abdul-Rasheed LAWAL

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.A.(Hons), M.A, Ph.D (Ibadan)

 

PROFESSOR

 

Area of Specialisation

History

 

Office

Department of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

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Research Projects/Activities

  1. Decolonization/Transfer of Power in the British Commonwealth since 1945.
  2. Urbanization Process in Africa. (with Special Emphasis on Lagos)
  3. The Foreign Policy of the U.S. toward Sub-Saharan Africa since 1945.

 

 

Dissertation and Thesis

  1. 1991 “Britain and Decolonization in Nigeria: 1945-1960” Doctoral dissertation Department of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  2. 1984 The League of Nations and the Problem of Minorities in Europe, 1919-1939 Futility or Achievement?” M.A. Thesis Department of History, University of  Ibadan, Nigeria.  
  3. 1982 The O.A.U. and the Namibian Question: 1963-1980” B.A. Thesis, Department of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

Publications

  1. Olakunle Lawal (2005) (Editor) Urban Transition in Africa: Aspects of Urbanization and Change in Lagos, 2nd Edition. Lagos, Longmans.
  2. Olakunle Lawal (2001) Britain and the Transfer of Power in Nigeria: 1945-1960 Lagos, Lagos State University Press.
  3. Olakunle Lawal (1996) The United States and the Decolonization Process in Nigeria: 1945-1960 Lagos, Lagos State University Press.
  4. Olakunle Lawal (1995) (Lead Co-Editor) A History of the Lagos State University, 1984-1994 Lagos, Lagos State University Press (with I.A. Ogunbiyi).
  5. Olakunle Lawal (1994) (Editor) Urban Transition in Africa: Aspects of Urbanization and Change in Lagos Lagos, Pumark Educational Publishers. Olakunle Lawal,(1998) “The Constitutional and Political Future of Nigeria: The Colonial Roots of Contemporary Problems” Faculty of Arts (LASU) Occasional Publications Series.
  6. Kunle Lawal (2002) “Britain’s Foreign Policy Legacies for Nigeria on the Eve of Independence.” In Yomi Akinyeye (Ed), Nigeria and the Wider World in the 20th Century (Book in Honour of Professor Jide Osuntokun) (pp. 18 – 38)). Ibadan, Davidson Press.
  7. Kunle Lawal (2001) “Constitution-Making in Nigeria, 1945-1999: A Critique of Approaches.” Constitutionalism and the National Question in Nigeria). Lagos: Centre for Constitutional Democracy (CENCOD).
  8. Kunle Lawal (1999) “Lagos on the Eve of Colonel Marwa’s Assumption of Office.” In P.A. Okebukola (Ed), Piercing the Armour of Development: The Marwa Touch in Lagos State (pp. 1-33). Lagos: Academy Press.
  9. Kunle Lawal (1998) “Ecology and Culture: Reflections on Environmental Law and Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.” In Struan Simpson and Lanre Fagbohun (Eds), Environmental Law and Policy (pp. 28-39). Lagos: The Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Lagos State University.
  10. Kunle Lawal (1997) “The United States and the Entrenchment of  Democracy in Nigeria on the Eve of Independence.” In Oyin Ogunba (Ed.), Governance and the Electoral Process: Nigeria and the United States of America (pp. 165-215). Lagos, American Studies Association.
  11. Kunle Lawal (1996) “Culture and the Development of Democracy in Nigeria” in Yemi Osibajo, et al (Eds) The Development of the Democratic Culture in Nigeria (pp. 144 – 156, Lagos, Legal Research and resource Development Centre.
  12. Kunle Lawal and I.A. Ogunbiyi (1995). “Introduction: A Survey of the University System in Nigeria” In (Olakunle Lawal and I.A. Ogunbiyi Eds) A History of the Lagos State University, 1984-1994 (pp 1-20). Lagos: Lagos State University Press.
  13. Kunle Lawal (1995). “ Background to the Creation of LASU” In (Olakunle Lawal and I.A. Ogunbiyi Eds) A History of the Lagos State University, 1984-1994 (pp 21-38). Lagos: Lagos State University Press.
  14. Kunle Lawal (1995). “The Formative Years, 1984-1988In (Olakunle Lawal and I.A. Ogunbiyi Eds) A History of the Lagos State University, 1984-1994 (pp 39-60). Lagos: Lagos State University Press.
  15. Kunle Lawal and Adenike Fatogun (1995). “Staff  Welfare, Training and Development” (with Adenike Fatogun) In (Olakunle Lawal and I.A. Ogunbiyi Eds) A History of the Lagos State University, 1984-1994 (pp 101-120). Lagos: Lagos State university Press.
  16. Kunle Lawal and Saidi Ologunro (1995). “A Roll of Honour: Personalities Connected with the LASU Story, 1984-1994” In (Olakunle Lawal and I.A. Ogunbiyi Eds) A History of the Lagos State University, 1984-1994 (pp 215-230). Lagos: Lagos State University Press. 
  17. Kunle Lawal (1995) “Lagos: An Overview of Political, Economic and Social Developments” in A.O.K. Noah (Ed), Fundamentals of General Studies (pp. 136
  18. -146). Ibadan: Rex Charles (For the General Studies Program of the Lagos State University).
  19. Kunle Lawal (1994). “Background to Urbanization” In Olakunle Lawal (Ed). Urban Transition in Africa: Aspects of Urbanization and Change in Lagos (pp. 1-24). Lagos: Pumark Educational Publishers.
  20. Kunle Lawal (1994). “Politics in an Emergent Urban Settlement: The Eleko Affairs, 1915-1950” In Olakunle Lawal (Ed). Urban Transition in Africa: Aspects of Urbanization and Change in Lagos (pp. 50-65). Lagos: Pumark Educational Publishers.
  21. Kunle Lawal and I.H. Tijani (1994) “A Viable System of Urban Administration: The Era of Mayorality in Colonial Lagos, 1950-1953.” In Olakunle Lawal (Ed). Urban Transition in Africa: Aspects of Urbanization and Change in Lagos (pp. 79-87). Lagos: Pumark Educational Publishers.
  22. Kunle Lawal (1990). “Decolonization and After: Britain’s Legacies on the Eve of Nigeria’s Independence.” In Segun Johnson (Ed). Readings in Selected Nigerian Problems (pp. 9-26). Lagos: Okanlawon Publishers.
  23. Kunle Lawal (1990). “The Ogu-Awori Peoples of Badagry Before 1950: A General Historical Ssurvey” in G.O. Ogunremi, M.O. Opeloye and Siyan Oyeweso (Eds). Badagry: A Study in the History, Culture and Tradition of an Ancient City (pp. 15-36). Ibadan: Rex Charles.
  24. K. Faluyi and Kunle Lawal (1987). “The Awori Factor in the History of Lagos.” In A.A. Adefuye, B.A. Agiri & Jide Osuntokun (Eds), A History of the Peoples of Lagos State. Lagos: Lantern Books (Literamed).
  25. Kunle Lawal (2012) “Britain, Decolonization and the Construction of Foreign Policy for Nigeria in the era of the Transfer of Power, 1958-1960” in Revue Francaise de Civilisation Britannique (RFCB) Autumn, 2012.
  26. Kunle Lawal (2012)  Anglo-French Rapprochement and the Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism in Nigeria in the 1950s” in Intellectual Discourse, Autumn, 2012.
  27. Kunle Lawal (2011) “From Colonial Reforms to Decolonization: Britain’s Transfer of Power in Nigeria, 1947-1960” in Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria (JHSN)
  28. Kunle Lawal (1995) “Reflections on Written [Archival] Materials” in Bassey W. Andah (Ed), Rethinking the African Cultural Script (African Peoples and Their Cultural Resources, series no.3). Special Book Edition of the West African Journal of Archaeology, Vol.25, No.2, pp. 46-57.
  29. Kunle Lawal (2000) “Britain and Constitutional Tinkering in Nigeria: The Lyttelton Constitution and Its Aftermath.” The Constitution: The Journal of the Centre for Constitutionalism and Democracy.
  30. Olakunle Lawal (1995) “Islam and Colonial Rule in Lagos” in The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) Vol. 12, Spring, pp. 66-80.
  31. Olakunle Lawal (1994) “British Commercial Interests and the Decolonization Process in Nigeria, 1950-1960.” African Economic History, Vol. 22, pp. 93-110.
  32. Kunle Lawal (1993) “Britain’s Attitude towards Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa on the Eve of the Transfer of Power in Nigeria.” Nigerian Forum (Publication of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs) September – October, pp.231-239.
  33. Kunle Lawal (1992) “On the Eve of Devolution: Britain’s Attitude towards Two Scholarship Awards in Nigeria in 1951.” Journal of Religions and History (Journal of the Department of Religions and History of the Lagos State University), Vol. 1 Nos. 1 & 2: 103-112.
  34. Kunle Lawal (1991) “Mahin and Early Lagos.” Odu: Journal of West African Studies [New series] No. 38, Jan – July, pp. 98-111.
  35. Kunle Lawal (1991) “The Oloru Institution of Ojo, Lagos State: A Traditional Institution for Social Security.” LASU Journal of Humanities (Journal of the Lagos State University Faculty of Humanities), Vol.2, Nos 1 & 2, pp.10-20.
  36. Kunle Lawal (1989) “The Role of the Ilu Committee in the Politics of Lagos Society: 1900-1950” Odu: Journal of West African Studies (New Series), No.4
  37. Kunle Lawal (1989) “Dr. John Randle: Medical Practitioner and Controversial Political Activist.” The Historian: Journal of the Historical Society of the Lagos State College of Education, Vol.1, No.1, pp.41-50.
  38. Kunle Lawal, (2005)“Allada and Slave Trade” in Encyclopedia of African History(Ed. Kevin Shillington), London and New York, Fitzroy Dearborn  p.28;
  39. Kunle Lawal  (2005) “Alhaji (Sir) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa” in Encyclopedia of African History (Ed. Kevin Shillington), London and New York, Fitzroy Dearborn. p.121
  40. Kunle Lawal (2005)  “Alhaji (Sir) Ahmadu Bello” in Encyclopedia of African History, (Ed. Kevin Shillington) London and New York, Fitzroy Dearborn.  p.131
  41. Kunle Lawal (2005) “Hailey: An African Survey” in Encyclopedia of African History (Ed. Kevin Shillington) London ans New York, Fitzroy Dearborn. p.613
  42. Kunle Lawal (2005) “Ife, Oyo, Yoruba, Ancient Kinship and Art” in Encyclopedia of African History (Ed. Kevin Shillington) London and New York, Fitzroy Dearborn. P.672