Academic Directors

 


 

 

DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (DICT)

 

 

AIR CDRE SO MAKINDE

 

 

 

Air Commodore Sunday Olanipekun Makinde is an Aircraft Engineer in the Nigerian AirForce. He has attended several courses both locally and abroad. He was at the 320 Training Group, Kaduna (now Air Force Institute of Technology) for his orientation Aircraft Engineering Course from 1988 to 1990. He also attended the Armed Forces Command and Staff College for his Junior and Senior Staff courses in 1999 and from 2002–2003 respectively. He was at the United States Air force Special Operations School Florida USA for the Building Partnership Aviation Capacity Course in 2011 and also attended the National Defence University Islamabad, Pakistan. Makinde holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the National Defence Academic and Master of Science in National Security and War Studies. He has served in many staff and command capacities. He was the Military Assistant to the Air Officer Logistics, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force Abuja. He was the Commanding Officer 32 Logistics Wing at 303 Flying Training School Kano. He was a Directing Staff, Staff Officer Grade 1 Training and Acting Chief Instructor at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College. Air Commodore Makinde also served as the Deputy Director Training (Ground), the Secretary Procurement planning Committee and Director Museums and Archives at the Headquarters Nigerian Air Force. He is currently the Director of Information and Communication Technology National Defence College Abuja.



 


 

 


 

 

DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY RESEARCH AND ARCHIVES (DHRA)

 

 

BRIG GEN BS IPINYOMI

 

 

Brigadier General Benjamin Segun Ipinyomi served at different formations and units which include but not limited to DHQ (R&D) (Asst Director IT), 2 Division NA (Asst Director Army Education), HQ NAEC (Staff Officer 1 and SOII). He was the Director at Nigerian Army (NA) Museum, Directorate of Command Schools Service, NA Archives and Registrar at Nigerian Army School of Education and presently Director Department Of History Research and Archives. He is decorated with the Distinguished Service Star. Brig Gen Ipinyomi has attended many workshops, seminars and military courses. He is a member Chartered Institute of Local Government and public administration of Nigeria and Member Nigerian Institute of Management.




 

 

 


 

 DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL AND MILITARY STRATEGY

 

AIR CDRE AT MARQUIS

Air Cdre Abidemi Timothy Marquis has attended Officers Basic Aircraft Engineering Course, Primary Flying Training and both Junior and Senior Courses. He also underwent post-graduate in Telecoms and Electronic Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo University and Masters in Strategic Studies at the University of Ibadan. Marquis has served in 33 Logistics Group Makurdi, 301 Flying Training School Kaduna and 303 Flying Training School Kano. Other places he has served include: Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, HQ NAF Abuja, HQ Training Command, Kaduna, Military Training School, Kaduna, Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services Limited, Abuja, 33 Logistics Group, Kaduna, 401 Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Lagos and currently at the National Defence College, Nigeria. The appointment he has held include: OC Aerospace and ground Equipment Squadron, OC Line Service squadron, Head of Department, Battalion 2ic, Senior Instructor, Programme Manager, Command Evaluation Officer, Commanding Officer and Production and Planning Manager, Directing Staff and presently Director National Military and Strategy, National Defence College, Nigeria.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL & GEO-POLITICAL AFFAIRS

 

 

AMB K ADEYANJU

 

Ambassador Kunle Adeyanju was appointed an External Affairs Officer Grade VIII, in the Ministry of External Affairs Lagos, by the Federal Civil Service Commission in August 1976. He rose through the ranks and attained the post of Director (Foreign Service Officer, Special Grade) in January 2002 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abuja.He served in various capacities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.He was also member of the Nigerian delegation to many Conferences including the United Nations General Assembly in 1976 – 78, 1991-92,   2006–07, ECOWAS Summits in 1986 – 88 and UN Human Rights Council meetings, 2005 -2007. Ambassador Adeyanju attended in-service training courses at the International Law Institute, Washington DC, USA 1986, Institute of Management Development, University of Pittsburg, USA 1994 and Korea International Cooperation Agency, Seoul South Korea, 2006. In April 2007, he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nigeria to Belgium with concurrent accreditation to the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, European Union, European Commission and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Sates. With the change of government in May 2008, Amb. Adeyanju was re-assigned as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Republic of Zimbabwe and served in that capacity till October 2010. He is currently Director National and Geo-political Affairs department.

 

 


 

 


 

DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND ANALYTICAL SUPPORT

 

CDRE EO BECKLEY

Cdre Emmanuel Olatunji Beckley has attended several professional and academic courses. He attended the Sub-Lt Technical Course in NNS QUORRA from 1991–1992 and the Specialist Course in Above Water Warfare at the same school from 1999. He also attended Junior and senior Staff courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji in 2001 and 2004 – 2005 respectively. He had MBA with specialization in Human Resource Management from LASU in 2010 and he is a fellow of the prestigious National Defence College, Abuja. He obtained a Master of Science in Strategic Studies (MSS) from University of Ibadan. He is a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and a fellow, Association of Human Resources Practitioners of Nigeria. He held several appointment both ashore and onboard ships. He is currently the Director of Academic Research and Analytical Support.

 


 

 

 



 

 

DIRETOR DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT

 

CDRE AO AYOBANJO

 

 

 

Commodore Adeseye Oke Ayobanjo has served in various capacities at the respective ranks. He has attended several military and civil courses during his career. The military courses include the Sub-Technical Course at NNS QUORRA in 1992, Junior Staff Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji In 2001, Officer Long Course (Communication) at NNS QUORRA in 2005, UN Peace Support Operations Course (online) in 2005 and Senior Staff Course at AFCSC, Jaji in 2006. He also attended the Naval Command Course at the US Naval War College, Rhode Island in 2013. His civil qualification are BSc Physics from NDA in 1991, PGD Computer Science from University of Lagos in 1999, PGD Electronics and telecommunication Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2009 and MA in International Relations from Salve Regina University, USA in 2014. Adeseye has garnered some medals and awards in the couse of his career, including, Distinguished Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, Forces Service Star, UN Medals, Paased Staff College (psc), Fellow US Naval War College, James Forrestak Award for Excellence at the US Naval War College and Command at Sea Badge. He is also a Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management.