Team Members

Dr. Bell Ihua

Executive Director

Dr. Bell IHUA is currently Executive Director at Africa Polling Institute (API). Read more

Olugbenga A. OGUNMEFUN

Associate Director

A highly experienced Social and Market Researcher with over 20 years of professional more

Prof. Lawrence O. OBOKOH

Visiting Research Fellow

A University Professor, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ... read more

Dr. Temidayo AKENROYE

Research Fellow (Non-Resident)

A well-groomed social researcher with over 15 years of experience in survey methods, techniques & sampling, as well as questionnaire design, ... read more

Dr. Chimaobi Valentine OKOLO

Senior Research Consultant

A seasoned economist and research professional with over 12 years of experience working in economic development, financial consulting, more

Dr. Ebeide, Tarila Marclint

Non-Resident Research Fellow

Dr Ebiede is a Non-Resident Research Fellow (Peacebuilding, Security and Conflict) with Africa Polling Institute (API). He is more


Non-Resident Policy Fellow

Ada is a Non-Resident Policy Fellow with Africa Polling Institute (API). She currently serves as Associate Director with the African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. With over 15 years in public policy and international development, Ada has worked on several development projects more

Dr Festus Osagu

Research Fellow

Dr. OSAGU is currently a Research Fellow (Economy & Markets) at Africa Polling Institute (API). more

OGBU, Collins

Assistant Research Fellow

Collins is currently an Assistant Research Fellow at the Africa Polling Institute (API). A Political Economist from the University of Abuja, He has to his credit, local and international academic publications some of which are abstracted on more


Senior Research Manager

Segun is currently Senior Research Manager in charge of Field Operations & Data Analytics at Africa Polling Institute (API). A very experienced researcher and data analyst with about a decade of professional experience in socio-economic and more

Amarachi Nelly CHARLES

Corporate Communications Manager

Amarachi Nelly CHARLES is Corporate Communications Manager at Africa Polling Institute (API). She is a Communications and Research professional with over 7 years experience cutting across more

Godwin Ukachukwu

Head, Finance and Administration

He is currently the Head, Finance and Administration at Africa Polling Institute (API). He is an experienced Accountant with over five years work experience and two years professional experience, with expertise in Accounting, Auditing, Taxation more

OLANIYI, Olumayowa Joseph

Senior Research Associate and Programs Lead

Olumayowa is a Senior Research Associate and Programs Lead at Africa Polling Institute (API). His past experience includes working as a Project Assistant with CLEEN Foundation, where he had the opportunity to monitor more

Ekene Okonkwo

Research Associate

An enthusiastic and ambitious Economist with expertise in research, monitoring & evaluation and data analysis. He is proficient in the use of statistical tools and has completed courses in research techniques and econometrics.

Mariam BOLKI


Mariam earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Ogun State Nigeria. She regularly participates in conducting public opinion polls, interviewing respondents in Hausa language. She is passionate about research, self-motivated and possesses strong administrative skills. She enjoys travelling and meeting new people.

Anointing Momoh

Non-Resident Scholar

Anointing is a Non-Resident Scholar at Africa Polling Institute (API). He is an Economist, Public Policy Analyst and Social Researcher with 3years of working experience in supporting, developing and implementing policy research projects both in developing and developed country contexts.

Derick Msafiri

Non-Resident Scholar

Derick is an economist with diverse experience in research, data and policy analysis, he is an innovative, dynamic and multi-talented researcher with expertise in governance, development economics, social and political matters with strong analytical capacity in both qualitative and quantitative data. He has been previously engaged in the analysis of data for Policy Making and Public Engagement and achieved rapid progression in major projects from the planning stage through to implementation and completion and have successfully published several policy briefs in reputable platforms.

Yannick Ngongang Mbunang

Non-Resident Scholar

Yannick Ngongang Mbunang is a Research Associate at African School of Economics (ASE) / IREEP and also an independent contract researcher with Africa Polling Institute . He holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics with specialization in Econometric from the African School of Economics in Benin, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from University of Yaounde I in Cameroon. His research interests cut across development economics, Impact Evaluation, finance, Health, Conflict and policy analysis. He has conducted many projects such Afrobaromete, USAID, JPAL, 3ie all Benin