Natufe O. Igho
A specialist on Soviet and Russian foreign policy, is a Professor of Political Science at the Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
He was educated at the People’s Friendship University of Russia, Moscow; Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada where he obtained his Doctorate degree. He taught Political Science and International Relations at Canadian, Ghanaian, and Nigeria universities. He is a retired Senior Policy Advisor with the Government of Canada where he served for almost 30 years between 1970–1978 and 1989–2011. During his tenure with the Government of Canada, his portfolios included Soviet Circumpolar Policies, International Relations, International Trade and the Environment, in three different departments of the Government of Canada.
He has published extensively on Soviet/Russian politics, African politics, international relations, and governance. He is the author of “Soviet Policy in Africa: From Lenin to Brezhnev”, and co-editor (with Khristina Turyinskaya) of “Federalism in Africa: Problems and Perspectives”. Igho is an avid sportsman and has coached football at different levels in Nigeria and Canada for the past four decades.