Yusuf brahim Gamawa was born in Zaria city in the North of Nigeria. He has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in History from University of Maiduguri and Abuja respectively. He has a PhD in International Relations from Yildirim Beyazit University in Ankara, Turkey. Gamawa began a brilliant academic career in the Department of Political Science, Bauchi State University in Nigeria, where he joined other dynamic scholars from diverse backgrounds. He has written on several internationals issues that include among others; the dispute in Cyprus Island, International Intervention in Bosnia, Energy Security in the Persian Gulf, United States and the Middle East politics, Boko Haram Insurgency in North East Nigeria and several other issues. His study of Nigeria’s political history ‘Our Destiny is in Our Hands: A History of Governance in Nigeria since Independence’ was published in 2018 by Themba Books. Gamawa was a lecturer in the Department of Development Studies at the National Open University of Nigeria, with International Relations and Conflict Studies as his core areas and was also the head of professional development. He was also a Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Migration and Global Studies at the University. Gamawa lives in Nigeria with his wife and daughter ‘Luwa’.