Research Fellows

 


 

 

Dr Gani Joses Yoroms, Phd

 

Dr. Yoroms,    Gani Joses, is currently Chief Research Fellow with the Department of Defence and Security Studies, Centre for Strategic Research and Studies at the National Defence College Nigeria. He holds a Bachelors degree in International Studies at the Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria (1985) M. Sc Political Science, University of Ibadan (1987) and a PhD Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (2002). He served as Head of Department of Defence and Security Studies from 2005 -2013 when he voluntarily resigned to concentrate on his academic work.

He was a Visiting Scholar at the prestigious Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA and has also been to the University of Wits, South Africa where he got a certificate in Defence Management. In 2011 he attended the Defence in Wider Security Management Course (DWSMC) at the UK Defence Academy/Canfield University. He was instrumental in working with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung for the establishment of the West African Network on Security and Democratic Governance in West Africa (WANSED) and the Nigeria Network on Security and Democratic Governance (NINSED).

Dr Yoroms was also one of the regional experts that developed and harmonized the concept for the deployment of peacekeeping forces to Mali under AFISMA and has been involved in teaching and research at the National Defence College, Abuja. He was also one of the experts involved in working with the African Union for the development of African Standby Force, with Kofi Annan International Peace Training Centre (KAIPTC), Accra, Ghana for developing a synergy between security sector Reform and Protection of Civilians in Peace support Operations.

His area of research interests is on International Relations and Comparative Politics with focus on Security, Conflict, Defence and Development studies ;  civil-military Relations, Security Sector Reform, Regional Security integration and social Formations in Africa. He is currently the Editor of African Strategic Review, a policy journal of National Defence College Nigeria; and the African Foreign Affairs Journal publish by the Adonis Publishers London.

DR Yoroms has served as a member of the Nigerian Vision 2020 Security Thematic Group in 2009

He has travelled widely around the world especially USA, Vietnam, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, North Korea, Germany, UK, West Africa, Lesotho, South Africa, Egypt, India, Greece and Morocco among others .He has published in books and journals, both local and international. His email contacts are: yoromsgani@ndc .gov.ng  and    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

Mrs Aishatu Yanet

Mrs Aishatu Yanet is an Assistant Research Fellow in the Department of Conflict, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Studies (DCPHS) of the African Centre for Strategic Research and Studies (ACSRS). She joined the services National Defence College (NDC), Nigeria on 9 September 2002 after successfully concluding her National Youth Service in the same institution. She was born in Zaria, Kaduna State and holds a B Sc in Political Science and a Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD) both from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. She has also attended several courses and programmes relevant to her field of interest which is Peace and Security. Aisha has journal publications to her credit and coordinates the APSTA and IAPTC desks at the NDC. She is happily married with two children. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; +2348033440243

 



 


Isaac Terwase Sampsons

Isaac Terwase Sampson is a Research Fellow II with the Department of Defence and Security Studies of the ACSRS. He joined the Centre in 2006 from the Ministry of Justice, Kogi State, where he served as a Senior State Counsel. Between 2007 to May, 2011, he acted as the NDC’s Legal Officer, thereby combining academic and administrative responsibilities. He holds Bachelor’s and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Jos, Nigeria and is currently a doctoral candidate in law at the same institution. Sampson is also called and enrolled as Solicitor/Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and was engaged in private legal practice before joining government service. His research interests include: conflicts and security law –with bias on terrorism and African security-, gender and governance, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and human rights law. He has presented papers at several conferences and published numerous articles in local and international journals, some of which are accessible at http://gov-ng.academia.edu/TerwaseSampson.He can be reached at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


 


 


Ms Julie Gwangmwa Sanda

Julie Gwangmwa Sanda, is Head of Department of Conflict, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Studies (DCPHS) at the African Centre for Strategic Research and Studies (ACSRS) where she provides intellectual direction and manages its Peace Support Operations training programmes and activities. A researcher, trainer and facilitator, she served at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and also at the defunct National Council for Inter-governmental Relations before joining the services of National Defence College (NDC) in November 1987. Julie holds a B.Sc in Political Science from the University of Jos (1983), and a Masters in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (1987). She also has attended several courses and programmes relevant to her fields of interest which are peace and security, foreign policy, gender and conflict management. Ms Sanda has various academic publications to her credit. Can be reached on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +2348023222922


 


 


Dr Chinedu S. Udeh

Chinedu Simplicius Udeh was born on 03 March 1966 in South-East Nigeria. He holds BSc, MSc and Ph.D degrees in Political Science and International Relations from the Universities of Calabar, Lagos and Abuja Nigeria respectively. He is a Fellow of the defence college Nigeria, (fdc) (Course 20) and a Distinguished Fellow of the Defence College fdc(+).

 

CS Udeh’s professional qualifications include certificates in Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre, Ghana, Peace Support Operations for Senior Leaders and Defence and Security Management. He also holds certificate in Lessons Learned Course from the Centre for Army Lessons Learned, United States Army and certificate in Strategic Economic Needs and Security Exercise (SENSE), US Institute of Peace, Washington DC.  

 

Dr. Udeh worked as a Reporter with the defunct Sentinel Magazine, Kaduna and a Research Fellow at the International Training Institute of Peace. He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Research and Studies and a Directing Staff at the National Defence College, Nigeria. He is an ECOWAS Election Observer. Udeh facilitates courses at the National Open University and Institute for Security Studies Abuja.

 

Dr.  Udeh has published some scholarly papers in books and journals covering issue areas such as peace, security and conflict resolution. He has participated in several national and international conferences. He is a member of some professional associations including the Nigerian Political Science Association, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Society for Peace Studies and Practice and Stabilisation and Peacebuilding Community of Practice (SP-CoP). Dr. Udeh has travelled a bit around Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America.

 

CS Udeh hobbies include evangelism, reading, travelling and listening to gospel music. He is also involved in some community and humanitarian services. He is married and blessed with four children. Dr Chinedu Udeh can be reached on 234-8023283298 and his email contacts are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 


 


 


Dr C. Nna-Emeka Okereke

C. Nna-Emeka Okereke holds a B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D in Political Science (International Relations) with specialization in African Affairs from the Abia State University, University of Lagos and University of Nigeria Nsukka respectively.Between 2002 and 2006, Emeka taught courses in Political Science and International Relations at Igbinedion University Okada and Lagos State University, Isolo Campus. He joined the services of the National Defence College, Abuja as a Research Fellow in the African Centre for Strategic Research and Studies in 2006. Dr. Emeka has also facilitated course in Peace and Conflict Studies at the National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja.Presently, Emeka is on the Expert list of the Algiers based African Centre for Study and Research on Terrorism. Dr. Emeka is a Member of the Nigerian Political Science Association and has published widely in local and international journals on issues of Africa’s conflict, governance, foreign policies including security and development problematic. Can be reached at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +234-8184593600

 


 


 


Freedom C. Onuoha

 

 

Dr Freedom C Onuoha hails from Umuawa-Alaocha, in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State.  He had his primary education at Enugu Road Primary School, Nsukka, and his secondary education at Boys Secondary School, Nru, Nsukka, both in Enugu State, Nigeria.

 

 

 

He received his B.Sc (Political Science) in 2000; M.Sc (Political Economy) in 2007; and PhD (Political Economy) 2013, all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Dr Onuoha joined the Centre for Strategic Research and Studies (CSRS), National Defence College, 2006. In January 2014, he was appointed the Head of Department, Conflict, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Studies, at the CSRS. He is currently a participant of National Defence College Course 23.

 

 

 

In November 2010, he was among 17 young policy analysts from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, selected and trained by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on Understanding the United Nations, during its fifth Fall Academy for Young Policy Analysts. In 2010 and 2011, he was among over 10,000 experienced academics and experts from 130 countries selected by the Thomson Reuters Global Institutional Profiles Project to participate in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the 2010 and 2011 ranking of the top Universities across the globe.

 

 

 

His broad research interests centre on conflicts, security studies, climate change and development studies, with particular focus on human security. He is regularly invited to give speeches and lectures in the US, Europe and other countries on terrorism, extremist movements, maritime security and organised crime, among others. Dr Onuoha has equally participated in several local and international conferences, roundtables, seminars and workshops. He consults for reputable international and national organisations such as the Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, Qatar; Institute for Security Studies, South Africa; and CLEEN Foundation, Nigeria, among others.

 

 

 

Dr Onuoha has contributed several dozen articles and essays in both reputable local and international journals and books, encompassing a wide variety of subjects such as piracy, terrorism, militias, religious extremism, disasters, gender, small arms proliferation, and organized crimes, among others.

 

 

 

He is a member of various professional bodies such as the Nigerian Political Science Association, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, and American Political Science Association. He is also a member of the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

 

 

 

Dr Onuoha is happily married and blessed with three children. His hobbies include listening to music, reading and debate.


 


 


 


Danladi E Bot

Danladi E Bot, holds a Masters degree in International Relations Strategic Studies from the University of Jos. He is a Research Fellow and heads the Security Sector unit at the Department of Defense and Security Studies, African Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defense College, Nigeria, Abuja. He has participated in and/or facilitated several projects, prominent among which are: Survey of Conflicts in Nigeria (1997-1999); the Challenges project, Abuja Seminar (2004); and the pioneer Course for Senior UN Mission Leaders Course, organized by the UNDPKO and National Defense College, Nigeria in April 2005. He has also been involved in several capacity building and Community Development initiatives for the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). At various times, he has acted as a facilitator and evaluator of several OTI/USAID programme/projects pertaining to the involvement of youth and children in violent conflict. A political scientist, he is a member of the Nigerian Political Science Association and the Nigerian Society of International Affairs (NSIA). Mr. Bot has also published in learned journals and books. He can be contacted at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 


 


 

Mr Danjuma Aku

Mr Danjuma Aku is a Research Fellow with the Department of Governance and Public Policy of the African Centre for Strategic Research and Studies (ACSRS), National Defence College (NDC) Nigeria. He joined the NDC in January 2003 from where he moved to the ACSRS in September 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Public Administration and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Public Administration and Policy Analysis, both from the University of Abuja. He is a member of the editorial board of the Centres’ African Peace Review and African Strategic Review journals. In addition, he is the desk officer on small arms and light weapons as well as protection of civilians issues at the ACSRS. His areas of research interests include peace and security, small arms and governance amongst others. Mr Aku has published journal articles to his credit and is a member of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA). He has attended peace support operations related courses and is happily married with a son. Mr Aku could be reached on +234 8037203536, +234 7025448586 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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