Charles Quaker Dokubo Biography, age, Cause of death and facts about Ex-Niger Delta Amnesty Boss

Charles Quaker Biography

Charles Quaker Dokubo : served in the capacity of Research Professor at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in Lagos until his death in 2022.

Dokubo was an author, who had authored and edited a variety of scholarly books and journal articles, some of which are: Nigeria’s Security Interest in Africa, Nuclear Proliferation and the Probability of Nuclear War: the effectiveness of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime.

He has published a significant amount of work in his field of interest.


Full Profile

Name: Charles Quaker Dokubo

Date of Birth: 23rd of March 1952


Age: (as at 2022) 70 years old

Country of Birth: Nigeria


Nationality: Nigerian

Education:Yorkshire’s Huddersfield Technical College, BA[Hons] from Bradford University,

Occupation: Research Professor


Death date: 24th August, 2022

Charles Quaker Dokubo Biography

Early Life


Dokubo was born on March 23, 1952, in Abonnema, Akuku Toru Local Government, Rivers State.

Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo: Education

His entire elementary and secondary education was completed in Abonnema.


He received his “A” levels from West Yorkshire’s Huddersfield Technical College. From 1978 to 1980, Dokubo attended the University of Teesside in Middlesbrough, where he majored in modern history and politics and graduated with a BA[Hons] from Bradford University.


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He obtained his master’s in peace studies before pursuing his doctorate in the control of nuclear weapon proliferation.


The same University of Bradford is where he earned his doctorate in 1985. He was later appointed a temporary lecturer in the department before departing for Nigeria in 1993.


He was a Research Professor at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in Lagos.

Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo: Career

Charles Quaker-Dokubo has been working for the Institute’s Department of Research and Studies ever since it was established in August 1994.


Dokubo was the person in charge of voter registration during the special elections that took place in Liberia in 1997. He was a member of the technical assistance team that was provided by the Economic Community of West Africa.

The Ex- Niger Delta Amnesty Boss has participated in the formulation of policies regarding AFRICOM and the Gulf of Guinea while serving as a member of several inter-ministerial committees within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

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He is an expert in the fields of nuclear proliferation and conflict resolution, in addition to other aspects of strategic analysis. Dokubo’s current position is that of Associate Research Professor.


Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo’s Works

Professor Charles has authored and edited various scholarly books and journal articles amongst which are:

  • Nigeria’s Security Interest in Africa.
  • Nuclear Proliferation and the Probability of Nuclear War: the effectiveness of the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Regime.
  • Defence Policy of Nigeria: Capability and Contest (His latest publication).

Facts about Ex-Niger Delta Amnesty Boss, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo

Charles Dokubo was given the role of Special Adviser to the President on the Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in March of 2018, by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.

The ambitious and resolute pursuit of the federal government’s ‘New Vision for Niger Delta’ initiative was Professor Charles Dokubo’s objective.


His appointment as Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) was part of the overall effort by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to reassure the people of the oil-rich region of his commitment to the development of the area as encapsulated in the “New Vision for Niger Delta” initiative. In addition to the task of rebooting the amnesty programme, this appointment was part of the overall effort.

One hundred days after being appointed on March 13, 2018, and taking over the mantle of leadership, Dokubo pursued with uncommon vigour the assignment that had been entrusted to him by the president. This assignment was to give a new lease of life to and completely recalibrate the programme for ex-agitators.

Dokubo, however, did not experience the usual backslapping and messages of congratulations that ought to have accompanied his announcement as the PAP coordinator and special adviser to the president. This is in contrast to other recently appointed chief executives who were taking on such key offices.

Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo – Cause of Death

After a relatively short battle with illness, Dokubo, who was 70 years old, passed away in the late hours of Wednesday August 24th, 2022.


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