Vitus Nwankwo Ukoji,
Nigeria Watch Project Coordinator
Ukoji Vitus is the Project Coordinator with Nigeria Watch and a PhD Fellow in the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan where he also bagged his Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Government/Public Administration and professional certificates in Data Demand and Use, Measurement and Evaluation, Urban Crime and Violence Prevention, Frontiers in Development Policy, Urban and City Management: Safe and Resilient Cities.
He spent most of his career life in Lagos where he served as Operations Manager (2006/2011), Customer Relations Officer (2005) and Administrative Manager (2003/2004) with Afro Euro Consult LTD. Currently, he belongs to different research and international networks including IFRA-Nigeria Research Fellow, Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Peace and Security Working Group and International Practitioner Network - Every Casualty.
Vitus Ukoji consulted for Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) between 2016-2016 as part of the team that provided data and analyzed trends of violence in selected states of interest as well as consulted for Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, United Kingdom as part of the team that collected and analyzed data on ‘The Rise of Boko Haram: A History and Violence of Nigeria’s Islamist Insurgency’ in 2016. He is currently a team member that produces bi-weekly and quarterly security briefs for Risk & Co Nigeria, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, and Managing Conflict in Nigeria, MCN, under the British Council.
Vitus Ukoji has authored and co-authored different publications include the following:
- Trends and patterns of fatal road accidents in Nigeria (2006 – 2014)
- Boat Accidents in Nigeria: General Trends and Risk Factors (June 2006-May, 2014)
- Prevalence of Lethal and Non-lethal Crimes in Nigeria
- Collaborative Information Retrieval: The Case of Nigeria Watch
- Patterns and Determinants of Ritual killings in Nigeria (2006-2018), forthcoming
- Dynamics of Fatalities in the 2015 General
- The Japan International Cooperation Agency