Current Institutional Affiliation
University of Ibadan

Chibuzor Mirian Azubike is the author of the best-selling book The Girl Who Found Water and a public speaker. Chibuzor has over ten years of experience as a seminar facilitator and involvement in community development. She is also the founder of Haske Water Aid and Empowerment Foundation with the mission of providing portable water for rural communities and youth orientation. Azubike is an associate fellow of Royal Commonwealth Society. She is also a recipient of the Young African Scholar Award of Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation for 2017, and the Mandela Washington Fellow 2017 amongst others.
Azubike has been invited to present papers in the US, China, UK, South Africa amongst others. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2019
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
University of Ibadan
Politics of Identity and the Political Economy of Refugee Status in New Bakassi Cross River State.

The fight for the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsular which lies in the boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon made 300,000 indigenes give up their ancestral home to currently reside in Nigeria as refugees after the International Court of Justice ceded the area to Cameroon. Hence, this study will focus on researching the impact of the displacement on the Bakassi indigenes' and political coping strategies which they employ to ensure their privileges as Nigerians are not stripped off to prevent them from being stateless. My finding would be valid when I see how much of a political refugee issue, because I found out from previous research about refugees, that refugee i problem is political.