SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Khadija Yakubu


Khadija Yakubu
Khadija Yakubu
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Thesis title:
GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY IN AFRICAN CITIES: Structures and Practices in Northern Nigeria for Sustainable Development; A Case Study of Kaduna Metropolis.
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Khadija Nda Yakubu has a bachelor’s degree in urban and Regional Planning and a master’s degree in Urban Management. She is a Mo Ibrahim Foundation scholar, an enthusiastic, well-organized professional and a Development Expert with over 8 years’ experience spanning different fields such as research officer, town planning officer, teaching, and administrative management. She is currently a Doctoral Researcher with the department of Development studies, SOAS.
Her dream is to become part of a global team that helps handle unwanted situations that arise due to bad governance, irresponsible and irresponsive leadership, corruption, insecurity amongst others and make the effects favorable or at least minimal for the affected individuals. Her goal is to excel in her field through hard work, research, skill, perseverance, and to pursue a highly rewarding career in a challenging and healthy work environment where she can utilize her skills and knowledge efficiently for organizational growth and sustainable development.


 Musah, A., Umar, F., Yakubu, K. N., Ahmad, M., Babagana, A., Ahmed, A., ... & Cheshire, J. A. (2020). Assessing the impacts of various street-level characteristics on the burden of urban burglary in Kaduna, Nigeria. Applied Geography, 114, 102126.
 Yakubu K.N., Babagana, A. (2018). An assessment of Household Access to Municipal Water Supply for Sustainable Urban Development in Maiduguri. Journal of Ceramics and Environmental Design (JOECD), Vol 5 No.1 March 2018. Pp 39-50
 Yakubu K.N., (2018). Evaluation of Access to Space for Informal Economic Activities in Zaria Urban Area. Journal of Environmental Design (JED), Vol 12, No 2. Pp 36-44.
 Bello, A. Babagana, A. & Yakubu, K. N. (2018). Assessment of the Interdependencies of Related Municipal Services in Maiduguri City, Borno state, Nigeria. Journal of Contemporary Urbanology. Vol 5 No. 1&2 November 2018. pp 26-36
 Yakubu K.N. and Babagana, A. Ahmad, M. (2019). An Analysis of Inclusiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Book Urban Management Framework of Zaria. In the Book “The Just City: Poverty, Deprivation and Alleviation Strategies” Akinbamijo, O. B., Okoko, E. E., Omole, F. K. and Popoola, O. O. (eds) Pp 347-354
 Babagana, A. and Yakubu K.N., (2019). Assessing Household Access to Information Communication Technology (ICT) Services in Maiduguri Borno State Nigeria. in the Book Urban Management Framework of Zaria. In the Book “Functional Human Settlements in Nigeria: The Urban and Regional Planning Perspective” Alaci, D. S. A., (ed) pp 497-508