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Academic Directors – National Defence College, Nigeria

Director, Department of Coordination - Brig Gen JA Ifeanyi

Brigadier General Justin Anaenugwu IFEANYI is an Artillery Officer by specialization. He obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Masters in International Affairs and Defence Studies and Masters of Philosophy, Security and Strategic Studies from Nigerian Defence Academy. He also holds a Masters Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Postgraduate Diploma in Security Studies from Obafemi Awolowo University.

Brig Gen Ifeanyi attended Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Nigeria in 2008 and National Defence College, Nigeria in the year 2020 respectively.

Brig Gen Ifeanyi was a Directing Staff (DS) and Chief Instructor (CI) at Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji Kaduna. Other appointment held by the senior officer includes; Commander 32 Arty Bde Garrison, CO 333 Arty Regt, Dy Comdt Warrant Officers’ Academy,  SO 2 Policy AHQ DAPP, SO 2 Operations AHQ DAOPS and member of Directing Staff at National Defence College Nigeria (NDC). He is currently the Director of Coordination at NDC.

Director, Department of Higher Military Organisations (DHMO) - Brig Gen Oluwafemi Daniel WILLIAMS

Brigadier General Oluwafemi Daniel Williams was born on 5 June 71, he hails from OTTO, Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State. He attended Subuola Primary School, Surulere Lagos, thereafter proceeded to Ansar-UD-Deen High School, Surulere Lagos where he obtained his first school leaving certificate and WASC/WAEC GCE in 1988/89. He successfully gained admission into the Prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 42 Regular Course, where he obtained his first Degree in Bachelor of Science (Bsc) Honours in Physics and was commissioned as a Regular Combatant Officer in the rank of 2/Lt into the Nigerian Army Armoured Corp on 16 Sep 95.

On commission, Brig Gen Femi has served in several formations and units, some of which are 241 Recce Bn Nguru, 244 Recce Bn Shaki, 35 Bn Katsina (For OP), Depot Nigerian Army Zaria, 212 Tank Bn Maiduguri. Others include, Deputy COS 23 Bde Yola, Gar Comd 23 Brigade Yola, SO II PKO AHQ DATOPS, CO MOGADISHU BN NDA, CO Admin 7 Div Gar Maiduguri, COS 22 Bde Dikwa, DCOS G3, G9 HQ 3 Div JOS, AHQ DOAA DD Dept of Veteran Affairs (Sldrs), CO 244 Bn Saki and Director Auto Department, NAAS Bauchi. He is currently, a Member of Faculty/Director DHMO at NDC, Abuja. Femi has attended several military courses within his career, these include Young Officers Course Armr/Inf, RISO Course, Platoon Comd’s Course Armr/Inf, Company Comd’s Course Armr/Inf, Battalion Comd’s Course Armour. He also attended both JC and SC at the Prestigious Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna and finally had his Strategic Course at the National Defence College, Herbert Macaulay, Abuja, as a participant of course 27, where he obtained a Fellow Defence Course (fdc). He bagged his Masters (MSc) in Conflict Security and Development (MCSD) in 2015 and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in 2020 at Nigerian Defence Academy, Post Graduate School, Kaduna. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), member of Nigerian Army Resource Center (NARC) and Alumni Association of National Defence College (AANDEC)

Since on commission, Brig Gen Williams has acquired some operational experiences both at home and abroad, notable of these are, Op ZAKI Yobe State, Op MEKA Jigawa State, ECOMOG Op NIBATT 38, UNAMSIL, SOI JLOC UNAMID, OP ZAMAN LAFIYA, OP LAFIYA DOLE and OP AYEM AKPATUMA in Taraba State respectively.

He is happily married to Mrs Mojisola Elizabeth Williams and the union is blessed with 3 beautiful children. He enjoys playing lawn tennis, travelling, reading and watching films.

Director, Department of Curriculum and Programmes Development (DCPD) - Commodore Mohammed Adamu MUYE

Cdre Mohammed Adamu Muye was born on 27 May 1972 at Muye in Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.

He had his primary and secondary educations in Muye Primary School, Muye and Government Secondary School, Minna respectively. He gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna   on 16 August 1991 as a member of 43 Regular Course. Thereafter, he was commissioned into the Nigerian Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant   on 21 September 1996. The guest lecturer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the NDA, Kaduna, a Higher National Diploma in Sports Management from the National Institute for Sports, Lagos, Masters in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from ABU Zaria as well as Masters in National Security and War Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

As part of the prerequisites for promotion to higher ranks, the senior officer has attended several military courses. Amongst which are the Military Police Basic Officers’ Course and the Police Administration and Security Management Course both at Nigerian

Army School of Military Police, Basawa, Zaria. Cdre Muye also attended the Officers’ Long Course at Nigerian Navy Ship QUORRA where he specialized in Navigation and Direction as well as both the Junior Staff and the Senior Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji. Additionally, the senior officer had his Defence Course at the National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Cdre Muye has held a number of appointments since commissioning. Some of these appointments include Watch Keeping Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship EKUN, Assistant Sports Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, Provost Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship VICTORY and Staff Officer II at the Provost Headquarters, Naval Headquarters Abuja. Thereafter, the senior officer was nominated as a Military Observer to the United Nations Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo. Other appointments held include Navigation Officer onboard Nigerian Navy Ship NWAMBA and Nigerian Navy Ship LANA at various times as well as Instructor, Navigation and Direction School, Nigerian Navy Ship QUORRA. He was also a member of Directing Staff at the AFCSC Jaji where he was conferred with the prestigious award of the symbol psc+.  The senior officer was the pioneer Commanding

Officer of Nigerian Navy Ship DORINA where he bagged the Command at Sea Badge award. He was also the Assistant Director Policy, Policy and Plans Branch at the NHQ, Abuja. He was equally the pioneer Commanding Officer of the Naval Outpost, IKURU, Akwa Ibom State. The senior officer was also a Chief Instructor at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, an Assistant Director (PLANS) at the Policy and Plans Branch, NHQ, Abuja, as well as the Defence Attaché, Luanda, Angola. Cdre MA Muye is currently a Directing Staff at the National Defence College, Nigeria.

He is married to Mrs Maryam Mohammed Muye and they are blessed with 4 children. During his leisure time, he enjoys playing Volleyball, Squash and Badminton. He is also an ardent follower of Football.

Director, Department of National and Military Strategy (DNMS) - Air Commodore Patrick James EDEM

Air Commodore Patrick James Edem was born on 30 Dec 72. He hails from Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He was enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as a member of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Regular Course (RC) 44, on 14 Aug 92 and was commissioned Plt Offr on 20 Sep 97. The Senior Officer obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Master of Arts (MA) in Conflict Peace and Security from Kofi Anan International Peace Keeping Training Centre Accra-Ghana, Master of Science (MSc) in Defence and International Politics from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Accra-Ghana amongst others.

The Senior Officer has attended several courses namely; Aeromechanical Engineering Course at 320 Technical Training Group (now AFIT) Kaduna, Instructional Technique Course AFIT, Local Typerating Course (LOTRAC) on L-39ZA aircraft at 303 Flying Training School (FTS) Kano, Aircraft Maintenance Planning Course at AMECON Lagos, Negotiation Skills Course ASCON Badagry, Quality Assurance Course Pakistan, Engineering Control Officer’s Course at 431 Engr Gp Kaduna. Others are the Junior and Senior Staff Courses at Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, as well as Higher Defence Management Course at the National Defence College Nigeria.

He has served in various capacities which includes; Instructor 320 Technical Training Group (TTG) Kaduna, Security Officer to Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Logistics Command, Security Officer to AOC Training Command (TC), SO2 Statistics at HQ TC, Engineering Officer 303 FTS Kano, Staff Officer Air Engineering at the LOTRAC Secretariat now NAFTRAC Secretariat; Ag SO1 Statistics HQ NAF Directorate of Aircraft Engineering (DAE), Project Manager (Helicopters) PIMT, Directing Staff, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Directing Staff, Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Deputy Director Maintenance HQ NAF (DAE); Deputy Director Aircraft Engineering (HQ NAF); Directing Staff, National Defence College Abuja amongst others.

Air Cdre PJ Edem is happily married and the marriage is blessed with 3 boys and one girl. At his leisure time, he enjoys playing musical keyboard, listening to gospel music as well as jazz instrumentals. He also loves watching nature and reading inspirational books.

Director, Department of National and Geo-Political Affairs (DNGA) - Ambassador Audu-Rafiu Olusola ENIKANOLAIYE

Ambassador Audu-Rafiu Olusola ENIKANOLAIYE was bom on 14th September 1959 in Igbagun, Yagba East Local Government, Kogi State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with First Class Honours in June 1981. Ambassador Enikanolaiye completed his National Youth Service in Lagos State in July 1982 before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an External Affairs Officer, Grade 08 on 4th August 1982.

He attended the Ministry’s one-year Foreign Service Academy in Lagos in 1984 and came top of his class. Thereafter, he obtained a Masters’ degree in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) from the University of Lagos with Distinction in November 1992. Prior to this, he attended the University of Oxford, England for a postgraduate course in Diplomatic Studies from October 1990 -June 1991 and passed with Distinction.

In his diplomatic career, Ambassador Sola Enikanolaiye served in various capacities at home and abroad, including as a Special Assistant to the Special Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on International Relations at the State House from November 1999 to April 200 I. While at Headquarters, he served as an active member of various top management and policy making Committees and bodies, especially in his capacity as Assistant Director, Deputy Director and Director in the Office of the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs where he served four Honourable Ministers.

Abroad, Ambassador Enikanolaiye served in many of Nigeria’s diplomatic missions abroad notably Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Belgrade, (Serbia), Ottawa, (Canada), London (UK) and lastly as Nigeria’s Head of Mission in New Delhi (India). He was also member of the Nigerian delegations to several Summits and International Conferences of the ECOWAS, the OAU/AU, Commonwealth and the United Nations, among others.

He has contributed significantly to the development and articulation of Nigeria’s foreign policy and diplomatic practice with emphasis on institutional development, security, development and peacekeeping matters, including the transformation of the Organisation of African Unity to the African Union, the evolution of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRNI) as well as on regional integration, among others.

He was appointed Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs effective 5th August 2016 from where retired on 4th August 2017 after 35 years of active, meritorious and unblemished service. In the course of his career, Ambassador Enikanolaiye visited over fifty (50) countries in different parts of the world.

He has published several articles in leading Nigerian newspapers and lectured extensively on Nigeria’s foreign policy at several fora within the Ministry, the Foreign Service Academy, the National Defence College, Abuja, Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State, the Nigerian Army War College, Abuja, and the Defence  Intelligence College, including the National Defence College of India, New Delhi, India.

He is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigeria Socicty of International Law, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and the Institute of Directors (IoD).

He is the recipient of the twin 2017 Public Service Awards, namely, the Presidential Civil Service Merit Award and the Presidential Distinguished Public Service Career Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to the Service, making him the only Public Servant to have bagged both Awards in 2017.

He is currently on contract appointment as the Director, National Geopolitical Affairs at the National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria.

He is married to Mrs Adunni ENlKANOLAlYE (Nee Olorunnishola) and blessed with three girls, a boy and three grandchildren.

Director, Department of Academic Research and Analytical Support (DARAS) - Commodore Ikenna Ugochukwu UBANI

Commodore Ikenna Ugochukwu Ubani was born on 19 January 1975 in Enugu, Enugu State. The senior officer hails from Abia State and had his primary education at Army Children School GRA Phase II Port Harcourt while his secondary education was at the Nigerian Military School Zaria. He gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna in 1991 as a member of 43 Regular Course. In 1996, Ikenna was commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Nigerian Navy and equally obtained a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from NDA. In furtherance of his academic pursuits, he has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, United States of America and a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College.

The senior officer has attended all the courses required for his progression to flag rank in the Nigerian Navy. These include the Officers Application Course at the Nigerian Navy Engineering College, Junior Staff and Senior Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji and the Naval Command Course at the United States Naval War College. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.

Commodore Ubani has held several appointments in his career. These include Weapon Engineering Officer of Nigerian Navy Ship OLOGBO, Nigerian Navy Ship LANA and Nigerian Navy Ship OFIOM. He was also a United Nations Military Observer in Liberia and Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji. Other notable appointments held were Assistant Director of Weapon Engineering, Acting Director of Construction and Director of Projects at the Naval Headquarters Abuja. He was also the General Manager Yard Services at the Naval Dockyard Limited before his current stint at the National Defence College Nigeria as a Member of Faculty.  Presently, Commodore Ubani is the Director of Academic Research and Analytical Support in the College.

Commodore Ubani is happily married to Mrs Jennifer Ubani and the marriage is blessed with 3 children. His hobbies include walking, playing chess, watching movies and reading educational materials.

Director, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) - Air Commodore Osichinaka Chiedu UBADIKE

Air Cdre Osichinaka Chiedu Ubadike is an Aircraft Engineer by specialization. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with First Class honors from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). He also holds a Master of Science in Electrical/Electronics Engineering as well as Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy all from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaira.  He further holds a Master of Philosophy in Defence and Strategic Studies from the NDA.

Air Cdre Ubadike holds a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University United Kingdom. The Senior officer attended Command and Staff College Jaji in 2010 and the National Defence College Abuja in 2018. Air Cdre Ubadike was a Dean at both the School of Post Graduate Studies and Faculty of Air Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology Kaduna. Other appointments held by the Senior Officer include Commander Central Avionics Overhaul Centre, Director of Aerospace Research at the Air Force Research and Development Centre and Nigerian Air Force Chief Research Officer. He is currently the Director of Information and Communication Technology at the NDC.


Director, Department of History Research and Archives (DHRA) - Brig Gen EC Emere

Brig Gen EC Emere is an Education officer, commissioned in 1993. He hails from Umunze in Orumber South Local Government Area of Anambra state. He obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Maiduguri, Master of Science in Legal Criminology and Security Psychology from University of Ibadan as well as Master of Arts in Peace and Strategic Studies from University of Ilorin . He also obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Tai Solarin University of Education. Brig Gen Emere is a member of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria and Chattered Institute of Peace and Conciliation of Nigeria.

Since his commission, he has attended several courses in the Nigerian Army, among which include: Nigerian Army Education Corps Executive Management course. Brig Gen Emere has served in many formations /Units among which  are Head Quarters Nigerian Army Education Corps, Yaba Lagos, Command Secondary School Oshodi Lagos  as Commandant, Nigerian Army Archives Lagos as Acting Director,  Nigerian Military School Zaria as a Deputy Commandant. National Defence College Abuja as Deputy Director Curriculum as well as the pioneer Acting Director Education 8 Task Force  Division Monguno, Borno State.

He also served at Army Head Quarters Directorate of Civil Military Affairs. Others formations/Units he served include: Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria as Director Research and Development as well as at Army War College Nigeria as Director Curriculum Development. He also served at National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru as a Senior Defence Fellow He is currently the Director DHRA at NDC.

His hobbies include reading and watching nature. He is happily married to Mrs Uju Georgina Emere with Children.