About Us

Our Brief

Crawford University Alumni UK is a Not-For-Profit Alumni organisation, established in 2018 to support and promote Crawford University and its alumni. We provide a network where alumni and friends can join us to create awareness about Crawford University, network and support our alma mater.

Crawford University received the operating license from the Federal Government of Nigeria on 9th June 2005.

Through the help of God, the University was opened to the first batch of students on 30th September 2005. After one week of orientation, lectures commenced on Monday, 10th October 2005.

An impressive Matriculation Ceremony was held for the two hundred and thirty-five pioneer students on 20th December 2005. Our Vision is to be a Centre of Excellence; producing graduates with a well-balanced education.

Our Mission is to be an International Institution of Higher Learning with enviable standards of teaching and research.

Our Philosophy is to develop individuals to the point of self-actualization, thereby equipping them intellectually and morally to contribute meaningfully to the development of Nigeria and by proxy, the world at large.

Our overriding aim is to translate Crawford University into a world-class tertiary educational institution in the shortest time.


The caretakers are individuals who have volunteered to help set up the alumni and to achieve her goals.

Opeyemi Ibukun

Geomechanics Specialist/Technical Manager

Opeyemi graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Mineral Sciences from Crawford University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Geosciences from Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

He is an Entrepreneur and lives in Edinburgh with his wife, who is also an Alumnus of Crawford University.


Dr. Moses Akazue

Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction

Moses received a BSc in Computer Science from Crawford University (2009). After a brief period of working as a System Analyst at Ecobank, and as a Technical Trainer at ExxonMobil, he went on to pursue a Masters degree in Advanced Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, Scotland (2011). While studying at the University of St Andrews, Moses had the opportunity to work with the St Andrews HCI Research group (SACHI) on a project titled ‘Typographic Information Visualisations’.

After his MSc degree, Moses returned briefly to work at ExxonMobil as a Technical System Analyst, before deciding to pursue a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction. Moses received his PhD degree in 2018 from Glasgow Caledonian University. His research training straddles the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Data Science and Computing Science Education. Moses has had the opportunity to lead multiple research projects and collaborate with multidisciplinary stakeholders across multiple institutions including the University of Glasgow, University of Maryland (College Park), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of St Andrews and Heriot-watt University.

Moses currently works as a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow and a Lecturer at the University of Ghana.


Dr. Chidozie Mgbemena

Data | Analytics | Problem Solver
Dr Chidozie Mgbemena is one of the founding members of Crawford university alumni UK caretaker committee. He attended Crawford University from 2005 to 2009 as one of Crawford university’s pioneering students. He is an AI and tech enthusiast and currently runs a data and AI consultancy. Before starting his consultancy, Chidozie worked at SAS Institute, a leading analytics and software solution provider and Dun & Bradstreet, a leader in providing commercial data, analytics, and insights for businesses. Through his consultancy, he has provided consulting services to Rolls Royce, an aero-engine manufacturing business through Deloitte, one of the Big 4 consultancy firms in the UK.

Chidozie has a PhD in Computer Science and an MSc in Information Systems from Brunel University London. He currently lives with his wife in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and runs a data and tech enthusiast meet-up group in the same area.


Julius O. Aroba

Research & T/A Manager
Engr. Julius Oluwasegun Aroba is the President/CEO of Aroseglinks Services Limited, he has extensive knowledge in IT & Business Development Management, he served as a Project manager, Group Business Development Manager for Vertmance Resource & Engineering Construction Limited, Global Strategic Director of KurePay, Global Director of Expansion for Lifestyle Asset Hub Limited, Executive Director for Treelike Shield Foundation, Partner of World Student Advisor.

In his career advancement acquired several certificates from prestigious training programs such as: Certified Global Leadership Program, SAP/ SCJP, Certified International Coach /Mentoring by Coaching Academy London, HSE Certified, MSc.IT Coventry University UK, BSc. Computer Science at Crawford University


Samuel Osifeso

Academic | Entrepreneur
Samuel Osifeso is currently undergoing his PhD studies at the University of Aberdeen. He previously worked as a lecturer at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Nigeria. Sam, an alumnus of Crawford University, studied Physics with Electronics at the institution. He has two Master degrees in Information Technology and Applied Physics from the University of Education Winneba, Ghana and the University of Strathclyde, UK respectively. Sam is a member of the Institute of Physics (UK), European Optical Society and a few others.

Sam is the Founder/CEO of Soft Pictures, a registered company that offers freelance photography and videography services in Nigeria.


Olusegun Elusogbon

Project Manager
Researcher and Project Manager, Social Media Content Analyst, resource generator, Website and Multimedia builder. Graduated from Crawford University BSC Information and Communication Technology and went on to barge my MSc in Strategic Business Management from the University of Law. In my spare time, I double as a motivational and inspirational writer, I have published several inspirational and innovative journal and author of the book “Success with God” and “The Puzzle”.

I remain a technophile, futurist and libertarian who derives great Joy in lending and Helping hand.


Ebenezer 'Joba Mogaji

Web Developer | Business Analyst
Joba Mogaji is a pioneer student of Crawford University between 2005 and 2009 studying BSc (Hons) Economics before moving to the UK to study MSc Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire. He runs a digital agency designing and developing websites and digital solutions for SMEs, Individuals and Charity organisations. He is passionate about automation and process improvement and has been working with several public and private sector organisations to improve and automate customers and back-office processes.

Being a reserved person he is, he lives in the little town of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire with his wife and daughter.


Kayode Omosebi

Corporate Finance & Investment Banking Professional
Kayode studied Economics at Crawford University (2009 set) and did his MBA in London. He is currently based in Lagos working as a Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Professional.

Ayo Adegbaju

Agile Business Analyst

Ayo Adegbaju is a graduate of Geology and Mineral Sciences from Crawford University, ’12 set. She worked with Santander UK as a business analyst and received an award as the best performing staff of the year. She proceeded later to embark on a postgraduate program. Prior to joining Santander UK, she worked with Danvic Petroleum International, Nigeria. She currently has just finished her postgraduate study. Ayo now holds a masters in International Business Management from Coventry University in United Kingdom where she finished with distinction and awarded course tutor’s prize for her overall academic achievement. She is a member of Chartered Management Institute and Project Management Institute, UK chapters.

Outside the professional sphere, Ayo doubles between being a homemaker and volunteer; she loves to give back to her community in Leicester, UK. She is happily married and has a blessed family.


Victoria Akinsola

M.Sc Student of Integrated Petroleum Geoscience
Victoria graduated from Crawford University in 2016 with a B.Sc in Geology and mineral sciences. I am currently enrolled for an M.Sc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience at University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.