Before coming to the Department of Politics in 2013, I completed an MA in Governance and Development at the Institute of Development Studies(IDS) here in Sussex, in 2012. I also completed a Chevening Fellowship on Government Relations with NGOs and Civil Society at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Besides my undergraduate training in Microbiology which I completed in 1998, I have undertaken several training programs on Corruption related topics in many parts of the world including the Internet Center for Corruption Research and the Univeristy of Passau, Germany. Between 2005 and 2010, I led the integration of civil society voices in the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative(NEITI) as Civil Society Liaison Officer. I was later appointed as Africa Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Visiting Research Scholar at Africa Studies Program, School of Advanced International Studies,Johns Hopkins University, both in Washington DC between 2010 and 2011.