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Education/Research/Projects

Ph.D. 1996-2002, Social History, Department of History, University of Nigeria.
M.A. 1991-1993, Political History, Department of History, University of Nigeria.
B.A. (with Honours), 1985-1989, History, Department of History, University of Nigeria.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Management of Higher Education, Institutes Galilee, Israel, 2019
  • ICT Tools for Teaching and Research, University of Nigeria, 2010-2011
  • Quality & Good Governance in Higher Education 2009 AvH / DAAD
  • International Deans’ Course in Modern Higher Education Management and Leadership, University of Applied Sciences (Osnabrueck, Germany) & and Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) 2007-2008
  • English for Graduate Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans, USA, 2001

CORE AREAS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING
African History, Women, Conflict, African masculinities, Islam, Religious Conversions, African Historiography

  • RESEARCHES
  • ONGOING RESEARCH–Patterns of Islamic Dawah (Propagation) in Eastern Nigeria
  • OTHER STUDIES–African Female Historians and African Historiography; Medical Practice in Nigeria, 1960 to 2010 & Nigerian Civil War Songs

OTHER PROJECTS

  • 2019: Convener, Humboldt Kolleg (Conference) on “Nigeria’s Resource Wars”, 6- 10 May 2019. Goals: To examine the issues surrounding Nigeria’s resource problems and articulating solutions to the attendant conflicts generated thereby.
  • 2018(a): “Writing for an International Audience; Publishing in an Impact Factor Journal,” for Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 6 June 2018.
  • 2018(b): “Securing Exchange Opportunities, Grants and Fellowships for Junior and Senior Academics,” for Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 24 June 2018.
  • 2014: Capacity Building Workshop for Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria. Funded by the Dean’s Office.
  • 2010: Convener, International Conference and Humboldt Kolleg on Islam in Nigeria’s Eastern Region and the Lake Chad Basin, Tinapa, 26- 29 September 2010. Goals: To forge collaboration among scholars from a wide range of disciplines linked by interest in Islam in the old Eastern Region of Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin, and to align the study of Islam in Eastern Nigeria in particular with studies on Islam in Africa generally.
  • 2008-2009: Building Research Competence Project. This was a Staff capacity building project. Goal: To train young academics on practical ways of developing their research competencies and disseminating their research results. Funded by Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation, Germany, and the National Universities Commission, Abuja.
  • 2003-2004: Introduction of “African Women in History”. Designed the first female focused course offered in the Department of History or Faculty of Arts of the University of Nigeria.