Is a Senior Research Fellow and Head, Division of International Economic Relations at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos. He holds a B.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Calabar; M.Sc. in International Relations and Strategic Studies (IRSS) from the University of Jos; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Contemporary International Relations from Jilin University, China. He also holds Certificate(s) in Conflict Analysis and Interfaith Conflict Resolution from the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). Ubi is both an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Nigerian Studies (CNS), and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of African Studies (IAS); Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China. He is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer with the Graduate School, Department of History and International Studies at Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State. Furthermore, Ubi is an Alumnus of the U.S. International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) and an Authorized and Commissioned Ambassador of Goodwill from the State of Arkansas (USA). His research interests spans, International Relations, International Economic Relations, China-Africa, Development Studies, Security Studies and International Territorial Conflict Management. He has published several Articles in reputable journals, Book Chapters, and Books. His publications includes: The Management of African Boundary Disputes: a Case Study of Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Conflict (Book). LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010; Nigeria in Global Governance, Peace and Security: Essays in Honor of Prof. Joseph Habila Golwa (Edited Book) (with Paul Andrew Gwaza). Lagos: Okoye Honey Bees Ltd, 2017; Is Liberal Democracy Failing In Africa or Is Africa Failing Under Liberal Democracy? (Article) Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Volume 15, No. 2: 137-164, (2019); China and Africa’s peace and security: Examining China’s role in Nigeria’s insecurity (Book Chapter).in Hartman, Christof and Noesselt, Nele (Eds), 2020, China’s New Role in African Politics. DOI https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429422393. London: Routledge; Perspectives on Contemporary Nigerian Politics and International Relations: Essays in Honour of Professor Warisu Oyesina Alli (Book) (with Usman Tar and Sharkdam Wapmuk). Kaduna: NDA Press, 2020. In 2015, Ubi consulted for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Humanitarian Dialogue (hd), the outcome is the Nigeria National Report: Nationhood Crisis and Violent Extremism as a Poverty Issue, A Report published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Humanitarian Dialogue (hd) in 2017.