R. O. Olaniyi, 2005, Community Vigilantes in Metropolitan Kano (Ibadan: French Institute for Research in Africa, IFRA, University of Ibadan).
R. O. Olaniyi, 2008, Diaspora is Not Like Home: A Social and Economic History of Yoruba in Kano, 1912-1999 (Germany: Lincom Europa – www.lincom-europa.com).
R.O. Olaniyi, 2009, Afro-Asian Relations (Lagos: National Open University- www.nou.edu.ng)
R. O. Olaniyi, Co-edited with A. G. Adebayo and O. C. Adesina, 2010, Marginality and Crisis: Globalisation and Identity in Contemporary Africa (USA: Rowman and Littlefield).
R.O. Olaniyi, 2010, International Relations of Francophone West Africa (Lagos: National Open University- www.nou.edu.ng)
R.O. Olaniyi, 2011, History of Conflicts in Nigeria (Lagos: National Open University- www.nou.edu.ng)
R.O. Olaniyi, Co-edited with C.B.N. Ogbogbo and O.G. Muojama,
2012, The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations in Nigeria Since 1960: Essays in Honour of Obaro Ikime at 70 (Ibadan: Department of History, University of Ibadan).
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012, Arms Control and Demilitarisation (Lagos: National Open University- www.nou.edu.ng)
R.O. Olaniyi, Co-edited with B. Sofela and V.O. Edo, 2013, Nigeria at 50: Politics, Society and Development (Ibadan: John Archers Limited).
R.O. Olaniyi, Co-edited with V.O. Edo, P.K. Ndukwe and M.O. Muritala, 2014, The Living Legend: Sir (Dr) Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion: A Biography (Ibadan: Ibadan University Press).
R.O. Olaniyi, Co-edited with V.O. Edo, P.K. Ndukwe and M.O. Muritala, 2015, Names and Monuments in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (Ibadan: Ibadan University Press).
R.O. Olaniyi, 2017, History for Senior Secondary Schools (Ibadan: Bounty Press).
Chapters in Books Already Published
R. O. Olaniyi, 2001, “Urban Violence, Ethnic Conflicts and Identity: The Travails of the Yoruba Community in Metropolitan Kano,”in E. Eruvebetine, 2001, (ed.), Re-Kindling the Flame of Development through a Humanistic Management of Pluralism (Lagos: Faculty of Arts University of Lagos) pp. 221-231.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2003 “Nationalist Movement in a Multi-Ethnic Community of Sabongari Kano,” in M. Hambolu, 2003, (ed.), Perspectives on Kano – British Relations (Kano: Gidan Makam Museum) pp. 227 – 237.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2003, ‘Ethnic Conflict, Security and Civil Society: Metropolitan Kano in Contemporary Time,’ L. Fourchard and I. O. Albert 2003 (eds), Security, Crime and Segregation in West African Cities since the 19th Century (Paris: Karthala-IFRA) pp. 333-343.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2004, “Yoruba Commercial Diaspora and Settlement Patterns in Pre-Colonia Kano,” in Toyin Falola and Steven J. Salm (eds.), 2004, Nigerian Cities (Trenton: Africa World Press) pp. 79-99.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2005, “Kano: The Development of a Trading City in Central Sudan,” in A. Ogundiran, (ed.), Pre-Colonial Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Toyin Falola (Trenton: Africa World Press), pp. 301-318.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2006, “Approaching the Study of the Yoruba Diaspora in Northern Nigeria,” in T. Falola and A. Genova, Yoruba Identity and Power Politics (Rochester: University of Rochester Press), pp. 231-250.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2006, “Transformation of Sabon-Gari,” in Hakeem Tijani, ed., Nigeria’s Urban History: Past and Present (USA: University Press of America), pp. 129-140.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2006, “From Citizens to Strangers: British Rule and the Transformation of Yoruba Migrants’ Identity in Kano, 1913-1953” in O. Akinwumi, O. O. Okpeh Jr., D. J. Gwamna, eds., Inter-Group Relations in Nigeria During the 19th and 20th Centuries (Makurdi: Aboki Publishers), pp. 387-403.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2008, “Children Abroad: Exploring the Role of Remittance in African Development,” I. M. Zulu and A. Aderemi, Africa and the Diaspora (Los Angeles: The African Diaspora Foundation) pp. 94-142.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2009, “We asked for Workers but Human Beings Came:” A Critical Assessment of Policies on Immigration and Human Trafficking in the European Union,” in A. G. Adebayo and O. C. Adesina, eds, Globalisation and Transnational Migrations: Africa and Africans in the Contemporary Global System, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009, pp. 140-161.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2009, “Economic Crises and Child Trafficking: A Comparative Analysis of the 1930s and 1990s” in Osita Agbu, ed., Children and Youth in the Labour Process in Africa, Senegal: CODESRIA Book Series, pp. 35-62.
R. O. Olaniyi and G. D. John, 2009, “The Mass Media and Conflict in Plateau State, 2001-2002” in J. G. Yoroms and A. Mu’azu, Conflict Management and the Media in Nigeria, Kano: Centre for Research and Documentation, pp. 194-217.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2009, “Political Finance and Brigandage in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic” in A.M. Jega, H. Wakili and I.M. Zango, eds. Consolidation of Democracy in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects, Kano: Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training, Mambayya House, pp. 209-230.
R.O. Olaniyi and E.O. Nnabuihe, 2010, “Community Response to Ethnic Conflicts in Jos Metropolis” in I.O. Albert and I.O. Oloyede, eds., Dynamics of Peace Process, Ilorin: Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies pp. 411-427
R.O. Olaniyi, 2011, “The Political Economy of Hausa and Yoruba Conflicts, 1999-2004” in S.B. Ahmad and I.K. Abdussalam, Resurgent Nigeria: Issues in Nigerian Intellectual History: A Festschrift in Honour of Dahiru Yahaya, Ibadan: University Press PLC, pp. 249-278
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012, “Nigeria is Not a Banana Republic”: Student Unionism and Police Brutality in Nigeria, 1978-1998” in I.O. Albert, ed., A History of Social Conflict and Conflict Management in Nigeria: A Festschrift for Professor Biodun Adediran, Ibadan: Peace and Conflict Studies Programme, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012, “Yoruba Migrants and Politics of Identity in Urban Kano, Nigeria” in D. Khudori and Y. Kamino, eds., City and Environment in a Globalised World: Global Challenges and Responses in Africa and Asia, Malang, Indonesia: Bandung Spirit Book Series, pp. 157-165
R.O. Olaniyi, Jeanne Vivet, Denise Bregand and Amandine Spire, 2012, “Changing Minority Identities in Urban Africa: Cotonou, Kano, Lome and Maputo” in Simon Bekker and Laurent Fourchard, eds., Politics and Policies Governing Cities in Africa, Cape Town: HSRC Press. pp. 67-84
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012, “Human Migration, Conflict, Security and Sustainable Development” in Labode Popoola, Olanrewaju Olaniyan and Olawale Olayide, eds., Building Resilience in Sustainable Development in a Changing World, Ibadan: Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan pp. 83-96.
R.O. Olaniyi and S.A. Adesote, 2015, “Interrogating the Socio-Economic Importance of the Development of Tourism in Nigeria” in Kenneth C. Nwoko and Omon M. Osiki, eds. Dynamics of Culture and Tourism in Africa: Perspectives on Africa’s Development in the 21st Century, Ilishan Remo: Babcock University, pp. 413-438.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2016, “Balogun Chieftaincy in Ogbomoso” in M.O. Jimoh and P. Oloruntola, eds. The Balogun in Yorubaland: The Changing Fortunes of a Military Institution, Ibadan: BookBuilders, pp. 55-79.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2016, “Reconsidering the Tijaniyyah Movement in
Nigerian History” in pp. S. Oyeweso, M.A. Folorunsho and R.I. Adebayo, eds., The Heritage of Islam in Nigeria: Essays in Memory of Dr. Dawood Adekilekun Tijani (1942-2006), Osogbo: College of Humanities and Culture, Osun State University, Nigeria, pp. 222-241.
Articles that have Already Appeared in Learned Journals
R. O. Olaniyi, 2003, “No Way Out: Trafficking of Women in Nigeria.” Feminist Agenda No. 55, 2003, South Africa, pp. 44-52.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2005, “Chief D. O. Sanyaolu 1896-1960: A Yoruba Merchant Prince in Metropolitan Kano,” in Journal of French Institute for Research in Africa, IFRA, University of Ibadan, Vol. I, pp. 131-140.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2005, “Pay Back Time: Ethno-Religious Violence in Nigeria, 1999-2004.” Journal of West African Affairs, London, pp. 95-110
R. O. Olaniyi, 2005, “Child Labour and Nigeria’s Informal Economy since the 1990s,” in The Nigerian Journal of Economic History, Numbers 7 and 8, pp. 205-235.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2006, “Urban Violence in Kano, 1999-2001: The Yoruba Experience” in African Notes, Vol. 30, Nos. 1 &2, pp. 118-133.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2007, “Hausa-Yoruba Relations, 1500-1800.” Journal of Social Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan, pp. 58-98.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2008, “Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, New York: Doubleday, 2008” Book Review in Journal of Global Initiatives, 3 (2), pp. 107-110.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2008, “The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria by Andrew Apter, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005,”Book Review in African Studies Quarterly, University of Florida, USA http://www.africa.ufl.edu/asq/v10
R. O. Olaniyi, 2008, “The Nupe and the Origins and Evolution of the Yoruba, c. 1257-1897 by Idris S. Jimada,” Book Review in Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Vol. 17, 2007/2008, pp. 206-209.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2009, “Nigerian Immigrants and Xenophobic Violence in South Africa,” in Journal of History and Diplomatic Studies, Vol. 6, 2009, pp. 111-138.
O. Odumosu, S. Alonge and R.O. Olaniyi, 2010, “Mapping the Activities of Faith-Based Organisations in Development in Nigeria” Research for Development Vol. 24, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 29-56.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2011, “Global Sex Trade and Women Trafficking in
Nigeria” Journal of Global Initiatives, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 111-131.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2011, “Hisbah and Sharia Law Enforcement in
Metropolitan Kano” Africa Today, Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 71-96
R. O. Olaniyi, 2011, “Idewure Migration and Settlement Patterns
in Yorubaland” Yoruba: Journal of the Yoruba Studies Association
of Nigeria, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 139-169.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2011, “Ordering Urban Space and Migrants’ Protests
in Sabongari, Kano, 1911-1960” Lagos Historical Review, Vol. 11,
E.R. Aiyede, A.T. Simbine, M.A. Fagge and R.O. Olaniyi, 2011,
“Religion, Ethics and Attitudes towards Corruption in Nigeria: A Historiographical Review” Research for Development Vol. 25, No. 1 &2 pp. 205-237
A.T. Simbine, E.R. Aiyede, R.O. Olaniyi and M.A. Fagge, 2011,
“What Has Religion Got to do with it? Ethics and Attitudes
towards Corruption in Nigeria” Research for Development Vol. 25,
No. 1&2, pp. 239-276
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012, “The Role of Security Agencies in the 2011
General Elections” Ibadan Journal of Peace and Development,
Vol. 1, pp. 187-210
R.O. Olaniyi, 2013, “Identity and Solidarity in a Yoruba Diaspora:
The Egbe Omo Oduduwa in Northern Nigeria, 1948-1966” Ife
Journal of History, Vol. 6, No. 1.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2013, “ West African Migrants and Okada
(Commercial Motorcycle) Business in Ibadan Since the 1990s”
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies, Vol. 23, pp. 91-114.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2014, “West African Stone Boys in the Ibadan Mining
Frontiers Since the 1990s” Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences,
Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 212-226
R.O. Olaniyi, 2014, “Landmarks in the Economic History of
Ibadan, 1830-1930” Sokoto Journal of History, Vol. 3, pp. 195-
R.O. Olaniyi, 2014, “Returning to El-Doraldo: Portuguese
Migration and Resettlement in Postcolonial Africa” SAPHA: A
Journal of Historical Studies Vol. 3, No. 1 pp. 331-353
R.O.Olaniyi and O.M. Ajayi, 2014, “The Lebanese in Ibadan,
Nigeria, 1986-2012” Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria,
Vol. 23 pp. 131-149.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2015, “Bororo Fulani Pastoralists and Yoruba
Farmers’ Conflicts in the Upper Ogun River, Oyo State Nigeria, 1986-2004” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 239-252.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2016, “Human Capital Development in Western
Region, Nigeria 1955-68” African Journal of Sustainable
Development, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 113-133
R.O. Olaniyi, 2017, “West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba:
Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World, 1807-1844 by Manuel Barcia.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.” Book Review in
Itinerario, Vol. 41, Issue 3, pp. 632-634.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2007, “Congo River” pp. 116-117
“Credit and Finance”pp. 119-120
“Europe, enslaved Africans” pp. 167-168
“Monopoloy” pp. 275-276
“Price” pp. 311-313
“Profits and Investors” pp. 313-315
“Senegal” pp. 338-339
In Toyin Falola and Amanda Warnock, eds.,
Encyclopaedia of the Middle Passage (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press).
R. O. Olaniyi, 2008, “Livestock Species”in John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller, (eds.), New Encyclopaedia of Africa (Detroit: Thomson Gale) pp. 409-412.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2008, “Children in Zambia” in I. Epstein and L. Arntson, eds., The Greenwood Encyclopaedia of Children’s Issues Worldwide (Westport: Greenword Press), pp. 543-555.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2008, “Azzawi, Dia Al,” pp. 137-139.
“Barnea, Nahum,” pp. 153-156.
“Racim, Muhammad, pp. 644-646.
“Rashid, Uday,” pp. 651-653.
“Sawaris, Onsi,” pp. 715-717.
“Shair, Kamal,” pp. 734-736 in Michael R. Fischbash, ed., Biographical Encyclopaedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (USA: Gale).
R. O. Olaniyi, 2010, “Afro-Cuban Culture,” pp. 61-62; “Ulli Beier,” pp. 146-148, in F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jefiyo, eds., The Oxford Encyclopaedia of African Thought: Volume I – Abolitionism – Imperialsim (Oxford New York: Oxford University Press).
R.O. Olaniyi, 2013, “Mossi,” pp. 62-64; “Shona” pp. 76-78; and “Yombe” pp. 97-98, in Steven Danver, ed., Native Peoples of the World: An Encyclopedia of Groups, Cultures, and Contemporary Issues, Vol. 1, Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference.
Technical Reports and Monographs:
R. O. Olaniyi, 2004, “Reports on Research Training Workshops (Damina School) 1997-2004, Centre for Research and Documentation, Kano.
Nuhu Yaqub and R. O. Olaniyi, 2004, Vigilante and Conflict Prevention in Traditional Kano, Research Report Submitted to the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Presidency, Abuja, June 2004.
Ibrahim Muazzam and R. O. Olaniyi, 2005, Situation Assessment and Analysis of Child Trafficking in Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba States submitted to the UNICEF D’Field Office, Bauchi.
Olakunle Odumosu, Rasheed Olaniyi and Sunday Alonge, 2009, Mapping the Activities of Faith Based Organisations in Development in Nigeria, Religions and Development Working Paper 38 (Birmingham: International Development Department, University of Birmingham).
Major Conference Attended with Papers Read:
R. O. Olaniyi, 2006, “Ethnic Conflicts and the Rise of Militarised Identities,” paper to the 51th Annual Conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria, under the theme: Reflections on Nigeria’s Post-colonial conflicts: The search for Historical Depth and Resolution,’ organised by the Department of History, University of Jos, May 1st to 5th May, 2006.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2006, “The Dilemma of Nationhood: The Nigerian Experience” presented as Guest Speaker at the 2006 History Week organised by the Students’ Historical Society of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 19th July, 2006.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2007, “Political Party Finance and Brigandage in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic’presented at the International Conference on ‘Nigeria’s Democratic Development, 1999-2007: Trends, Problems, Challenges and Prospects.’ Organised by the Centre for Research and Training (CDRT), Kano, February 13th – 14th 2007.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2007, “Hausa-Yoruba Relations, 1500-1800: A Historical Perspective” presented at the National Conference on Culture and Society in Nigeria, organised by the Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in conjunction with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC), 22nd – 23rd March, 2007.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2007, “2007 Elections”What Hope for Future Political Stability in Nigeria,” Guest Lecture presented at the Department of History, Babcock University, 28th March, 2007.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2008, “The 1969 Ghana Exodus: Memory and Reminiscences of the Yoruba Migrants,” paper presented at the African Migrations Workshop: African Migration Research: Methods and Methodology, organised by the International Migration Institute, James Martin 21st Century School, University of Oxford, UK and Faculte des Sciences Humaines, Mohammed V Agdal University, Rabat Morocco at Rabat Morocco, November 26th – 29th, 2008.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2009, “Hisba and Sharia Law Enforcement in Metropolitan Kano” Paper to the Conference on Violence and Conflict in West Africa, organised by IFRA, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 16-19 November, 2009.
R. O. Olaniyi, Denise Bregand, Jeanne Vivet and Amandine Spire, “Construction and Switching Identities,” paper presented at the Conference on Governing African Cities held at University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 26 November – 2 December, 2009.
R. O. Olaniyi, 2010, “Ordering Urban Space in Colonial Kano and
Migrants’Protests in Sabongari” presented at the AEGIS Thematic Conference on “Living the City” organised by the Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland, 7-9 October, 2010
R. O. Olaniyi, 2011, “Yoruba Migrants, Memory and Politics of
Identity in Urban Kano, 1953-2003” paper presented at the Memory and City International Conference, organised by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), 13-16 September, University of Witwatersrand and University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012a, “The 1969 Ghana Exodus: Memory and
Reminiscences of Yoruba Migrants” paper presented at the
Department of History, University of Ghana, Legon, 29 February,
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012b, “Going for Gold: West African “Stone Boys”
in Ibadan Mining Frontiers, 1990s-2000s” paper presented at the
International Institute for the Advanced Study (of Cultures,
Institutions and Economic Enterprise) IIAS, University of Ghana,
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012c, “Returnee Migrants and the Impact of the
Arab Spring in the Sahel Region” paper presented at the Two-Day
Experts Workshop on ‘Exploring the Post-Gaddafi Repercussions in the Sahel’ Joint Collaboration between the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, the Nordic Africa Institute and the Australian Government, 28-29 June, 2012, Accra, Ghana.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012d, “Human Migration, Conflict, Security and
Sustainable Development” paper presented at the 3rd Annual Ibadan
Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS) organised by the Centre
for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), University of Ibadan, 6-
10 August, 2012, Ibadan, Nigeria.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2012e, “Making Money on the Move: West African
Immigrants and Okada (Commercial Motorcycle) Riding in Ibadan
Since the 1990s” paper presented at the French Institute for Research
in Africa (IFRA) Seminar, 20 October, 2012
R.O. Olaniyi, 2015, “Memory and Politics of Colonial Medical
Services in Ogbomoso, 1907-1970” paper presented at Conference
on Dreaming of Health and Science in Africa: Aesthetics, Affects,
Poetics and Politics, University of Cambridge, UK. June 13-15,
R.O. Olaniyi, 2016, “Civil Society and the Struggle for Democracy
in Nigeria” Lead paper presented at the National Conference on “The
Dynamics of Democratic Practice in Nigeria, 1999-2015” organised
by Malam Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and
Training, Bayero University, Kano, 9-10 November, 2016.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2016, “Nigerien Immigrants in Kano, Nigeria, 1970s-
2000s” paper presented at the International Conference on the
Dynamics of Migration in Africa organised by the University of
Agadez, Niger Republic, 11-15 December, 2016.
R.O. Olaniyi, 2017, “Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission: Space of
Security, Mobility and Development” paper presented at the
International Conference on Security, Migration and Behaviour
Change for Development of the Tahoua Region
organised by the University of Tahoua, Niger Republic, 14-15