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Victor Agboga


Where do your loyalties lie? Party Switching and Voters' Response in Nigeria


BA Philosophy (IMSU, Nigeria)

MSc African Development (LSE, UK)

MA Development and Governance (Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

PhD Politics and International Studies (Ongoing, University of Warwick, UK)


Victor Agboga has worked as a student missionary, an editor and a news writer in several media outlets in Lagos, Nigeria. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the Imo State University, Nigeria, an MSc in African Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and an MA in Global Governance and Development from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. His research interest revolves around African politics, African political economy, human security and international development. He is presently a PhD student at PAIS and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department.

Research Interests:

African Politics, International Development, Elections and Voters' Behaviour


PAIS PhD Studentship (2020), University of Warwick

DAAD Helmut Schmidt Good Governance Scholarship (2018) at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Standard Bank of Africa Chairman Scholarship (2017) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)


Victor Agboga, (Forthcoming). Beyond Decentralising the Nigeria Police: How Lagos Circumvented Debates on Police Reforms, Journal of Contemporary African Studies.

Victor Agboga, (2020). From Grievance to Greed: How Political Elites Escalated the Niger Delta Crisis in Nigeria, Democracy & Development: Journal of West African Affairs.