Professor claude Ake was born on February 18, 1939 at Omoku Ogba-Egbema, Ndoni Local Government area of Rivers State. He attended King’s College, Lagos, the University College, Ibadan and the Columbia University, New York, United State of America, where he obtained a Phd in 1966. Since then, Professor Claude Ake has pursued an outstanding career in University teaching both at home and abroad. He has taught political economy in the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria; Columbia university, New York, USA; Carleton University, Ottawa Canada; the University of Da-es-Salam, Tanzania and the university of Nairobi, Kenya.
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