Dean's profile


 

1.    Biodata


a.    Surname                        -      Tangban
b.    Other Names                 -     Ojong Echum
c.    Sex                                    -    Male
d.    Date of Birth                    -    1st January 1953
e.    Place of Birth                   -    Bendeghe Ekiem
f.    Home Town                                      -    Bendeghe Ekiem
g.    Local Government Area                -    Etung
h.    State of Origin                    -                 Cross River
i.    Nationality                        -    Nigerian
j.    Marital Status                    -    Married


2.    Institutions Attended (with Dates)

    a.    Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria            -    1989-1996
    b.    University of Calabar                -    1979-1982
    c.    University of Nigeria, Nsukka            -    1974-1977
    d.    Mary Knoll Secondary School, Ogoja        -    1971-1972
    e.    County Secondary School, Ikom            -    1966-1970
    f.    Presbyterian Primary School, Bendeghe Ekiem    -    1959-1965

3.    Academic Qualifications (with Dates)
    
    a.    Doctor of Philosophy, History, ABU        -    1996
    b.    Master of Philosophy, History, UNICAL        -    1982
    c.    Bachelor of Arts, (Second Class Honours:
Upper Division) (History/Archaeology), UNN    -    1977
    d.    Higher School Certificate                -    1972
    e.    West African School Certificate            -    1970
    f.    First School Leaving Certificate            -    1965


4.    Theses Presented
    
    a.    O.E. Tangban, “Some Aspects of the Pre-Colonial History of Mbuma in Ikom Division”, a research project presented to the Department of History, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1977 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of B.A degree in History/Archaeology.

    b.    O.E. Tangban, “ A History of the Etung People of the Upper Cross River Region of Nigeria from the Earliest Times to 1930”.  M.Phil thesis presented to the Department of History, University of Calabar, Calabar, 1982.

c.    O.E. Tangban, “The Ejagham Under Colonial Rule: A study of Socio-Economic and Political Changes, 1891-1961.  Ph.D thesis presented to the Department of History, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1996.
5.    Working Experience (with Dates)

a.    Lecturer in the Department of History and International
Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna                - 1985 - Date
b.    Principal, Cross River State Schools Board             - Sep 1978 - Sep 1979
c.    Vice-Principal, Cross River State Schools Board        - Sep 1979 - Sep 1985




    Working Career in the Nigerian Defence Academy Responsibilities

a.    Teaching of Cadets and Postgraduate Students.
b.    Research.
c.    Community Service.
d.    Administration:

i    Head, Department of History, 2002-2004.
ii.    Dean, Postgraduate School, January, 2010 - December, 2011.
iii.    Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, October 2013 to date and
iv.    Chairman of various committees.

Sabbatical Leave at Kaduna State University, Kaduna, January - December, 2008

Responsibilities

a.    Teaching.
b.    Supervision of student projects.

c.    Administrative duties:


i.    Member, Central Working Committee, National Universities Commission
(NUC) Accreditation.
ii.    Chairman, Faculty of Arts NUC Accreditation Committee.

Visiting Professor Appointment

a.    Department of History, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, 2009-2013.

Responsibilities

a.    Teaching.
b.    Supervision of student projects.

6.    Academic Awards

a.    Postgraduate Scholarship Award for academic excellence, University of Calabar, Calabar, 1980-1982.
b.    Fellow Professional Mentor and Coach (FPMC).
c.    Honourary Fellowship and ICON OF MENTORSHIP (HFIM).

7.    Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

a.    Member, Historical Society of Nigeria.

8.    Seminar/Conferences/Workshops attended and Papers Presented (any)

a.    31st Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria held in 1986 at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.  Paper presented: “Impact of the Hajj on the Nigerian Society since 1981”.

b.    32nd Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria held in 1987 at University of
Jos.  Paper presented: “The Agricultural Development Project Pilot Scheme:  Gusau and Funtua: An Assessment”.

c.    33rd Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria held in 1988 at University of
Benin.  Paper presented: “Cocoa Production in South-Eastern Nigeria: Issues, Problems and Prospects, 1960-1988”.

d.    Second National Annual Seminar on Rural Development, Imo State University,
Okigwe, November 1-4, 1988.  Presented a paper titled “The First Decade of Agricultural Development Project (ADP) in Nigeria: An appraisal”.
e.    Third National Annual Seminar on Rural Development, Imo State University,
Okigwe, November 3-7, 1990.  Presented a paper titled: “Plantation Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria:  The Case of Cross River State Cocoa Estates Limited.


f.    International Conference on Man and Ecology in the Sahel Region of West
Africa held in 1991 at University of Maiduguri.  Paper presented: Empire Building and its Impact on Ecology in the Sahel Region of West Africa.

g.    National Conference on Drug Education in Nigeria held in 1996 at University
of  Jos, Paper presented: Alcoholism and National Development: A Case Study of Kaduna State.

h.     National Conference on Nigeria and the Contemporary World held in 1996 at
the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.  Paper presented:  “The Nigerian Technical Aid Corp (TAC): Cost and Benefit.

i.    International Seminar on the Question of Democracy: Direct or Representative,
Arewa House, Kaduna, July 10-12, 2002.

j.    1st National Conference on Inter-Group Relations in Nigeria in the 20th Century
held in 2005 at Nassarawa State University, Keffi.  Paper presented: “Colonial Trade, Cash Crop Production and Inter-Group Relations in Cross River Area of Nigeria: 1981-1960”.

k.    National Conference on Crisis and Conflict Management in Nigeria since 1980
held in 2005 at Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.  Paper presented: “Bette-Tiv Conflict:  Issues and Problems”.

l.    National Conference on the Kaduna Area of Nigeria since 1986 held in 2006 at
the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.  Paper presented:  The Private Western School System in Kaduna Metropolitan Area and its Environs Since 1986”.

m.    Member, Organizing Committee on National Conference on “ Nigeria and the
Contemporary World” held in Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 4th – 6th December, 1996.

n.    Member, Organizing Committee on National Conference on “Crisis and Conflict
Management in Nigeria” held at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, 2005.

o.    International Conference on History and Society Development held in London
16 – 19th November 2013.  Paper presented: “History and the Quest for Unity in Nigeria”.


9.    Publications

a.    Mainline Books/Chapters in Books/Journal Articles

O.E. Tangban,     The Ejagham Under Colonial Rule: A Study of Socio-Economic and Political Changes, 1891-1961. Kaduna: Prudent Printing and Publishing, 2008.

O.E. Tangban et al., (eds),Nigeria in Global Peace Support Operations, Kaduna: Pyla-Mak Services Ltd., 2013.



O.E. Tangban &
                CC Osakwe (eds),     Perspectives in African Historical Studies: Essays in Honour of Professor Chinedu Nwafor Ubah,  Kaduna: Pyla-Mak Services Ltd., 2013.

O.E. Tangban et al., (eds.), Nigerian Defence and Security: Essays in Commemoration of Nigerian Defence Academy Golden Jubilee,  Kaduna: Nigerian Defence Academy, 2014.

R. Bassey, E. Alemika &
           O.E. Tangban (eds.),    Policing and Crime Prevention in Nigeria, Jos: African Council on Narcotics & Crime Prevention, 2014.

O.E. Tangban    “The First Decade of Agricultural Development in Nigeria 1975-1985”, in U.M. Igbozurike (ed), Critical Issues in Rural Development, Owerri: Karto Press, 1988, pp 219-233.

“Plantation Agricultural and Rural Development in Nigeria:  The Case of Cross River Cocoa Estate Limited 1954-1987’,  in U.M. Igbozurike, E.E Okpara & U.A Awuzie (eds.), Empiricism in Rural Development, Owerri: Karto Press.

       “The Nigerian Technical Aid Corp (TAC): The Cost and Benefit”, in A.A Aderinto & C.N Ubah (eds.,) Nigeria and the Contemporary World,  Kaduna: Baraka Press and publishers, 1998, pp.301-312.

       “Better Life for Rural Women Programme in Nigeria: An Appraisal: in S.A Sati & A.A Lipede (eds), Transition and Development Process in Nigeria, Kaduna, Mhanaim Publications, 2000,  pp. 162-179.

       “Bette-Tiv Conflict: Issues and Problems” in A.M Yakubu, R.T Adegboye, C.N Ubah & B. Dogo (eds), Crisis and Conflict Management in Nigeria Since 1980, Volume one, Kaduna: Baraka Press Publishers, 2005, pp. 304-316.
             
       “Colonial Trade, Cash Crop production and Inter-Group Relations in The Cross River Area of Nigeria: 1891-1960”, in O. Akinwumi O.O Okpeh & G.D Je’adayide (eds),  Inter-group Relations in Nigeria during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Makurdi: Aboki Publisher, 2008.
    
                 “The Private Western School System in Kaduna Metropolitan Area Since 1986”, in C.N Ubah (ed), Studies in Kaduna State.  Kaduna: Precious Printers 2010.

       “The Church of Scotland Mission and Efik Cultural Influence in the Cross River Valley of Nigeria” in O.E. Tangban & C.C. Osakwe (eds.), Perspectives in African Historical Studies: Essays in Honour of Professor Chinedu Nwafor Ubah, Kaduna: Pyla-Mak Services Ltd., 2013, pp.511-540.

       “The Nigerian Military and National Integration, 1960-1999” in O.E. Tangban et al., (eds.), Nigerian Defence and Security: Essays in Commemoration of Nigerian Defence Academy Golden Jubilee, Kaduna: Nigerian Defence Academy, 2014, pp. 545-576.

       “Policing Internal Conflicts” in R. Bassey, E. Alemika & O.E. Tangban (eds.), Policing and Crime Prevention in Nigeria, Jos: African Council on Narcotics & Crime Prevention, 2014, pp. 197-212.


O.E. Tangban &
            U.E. Umoh,     “Nigeria’s Political Economy” in G. Ichimi (eds.), Perspectives on Contemporary Nigeria, Abuja: Salwin Nigeria Ltd., 2014, pp.39-58.

          O.E. Tangban,    ‘The Hajj and the Nigerian Economy, 1960-1981 “Journal of Religion in Africa,  Vol. xxi, No3, 1991, pp 241-255.

              “Colonial Conquest of Ejaghamanland “Defence Studies, Vol.6 No1, 1996, pp. 52-67.

              “The Mgbe Society and Inter-group relations in the Cross River Area of Nigeria”  Nigerian Journal of Inter-Group Relations,  Vol. xi, No26, 1996, pp. 21-28.

       “Traditional Health-Care Delivery System in the Upper Cross River Region of Nigeria”, Calabar Historical Journal, Vol. xi, No26, 1996, pp. 33-49.
    
              “Cocoa production in South-Eastern Nigeria, 1960-1998: Issues and Problems, Spectrum Journal, Vol.6 Nos 1&2, 1999, pp. 37-44.

       “War and Society in the Cross River Region of Nigeria in the Nineteenth Century“, Defence Studies, Vol.9, 1999, pp. 82-96.
          
    “Colonial Rule and its Impact on the Ejagham Political System, 1891-1930“, Arts and Social Science Research, Vol. 3, 2000, pp. 149-164.

       “Colonial Abolition of Domestic Slavery and its Impacts in the Cross River Area of Nigeria”, Ogun Journal of Arts,  Vol. ix, 2003, pp. 110-128.
    
    “The Environmental Impact Assessment of Cocoa Farming in the Cross River Area of Nigeria”  The Academy Journal of Defence Studies Vol. 13, 2006, pp. 179-195.

      “Ejagham Origins Re-considered”, Calabar Historical Journal,  Vol. xii, No 27, 1997, pp. 41-59.

                 “History and the Quest for Unity in Nigeria”, International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol.4, 2014, pp. 378-382.

    “The Impact of Granite Mining in Aningaje Area and its Environs”, Research Bulletin (Forth-coming).

    “Review of Defence, Patriotism and National Development by C.C.S. Okeke, Varitas Press, Onisha, in NDA Journal, Vol. 4, 1994, pp121-122.

    “Review of Federalism in Africa by A. T. Gana & S.G Egwu, African World Press, Trenton, in The Academy Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 11, 2005, pp 161-163.

    “ECOMOG and the Liberian Crisis: A Novelty in Regional Peace-Keeping”, Defence Studies, Vol. 7, 1997, pp 101-103.

10.    Specialty

a.    Economic & Social History.

11.    Service to Nigerian Defence Academy

a.    Chairman, Committee on the Drafting of the Maiden Bachelor of Arts Degree programme, Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 1985.

b.    Acting Head, Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 1986-1987.

c.    Examination Officer, Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 1987-1989.

d.    Member, Committee on NDA Silver Jubilee Anniversary Celebration, 1989.

e.    Registration Officer, Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 1989-1991.

f.    Member, Convocation/Passing Out-Parade Committee, NDA, Kaduna, 1989-
1991.

g.    Co-coordinator, Cadet Projects, Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 1994-
1996.
h.    Member, Committee on the Review of the Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme, Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 1997-1999.

i.    Member/Secretary, Senior & Junior Staff Appraisal Committee, Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 1997-2000.

j.    Member, Academy Curriculum Committee, NDA, Kaduna, 1998-2000.

k.    Seminar Officer, Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 2000-2002.

l.    Member, Academy Research Monitoring Committee, NDA, Kaduna, 2000-2002.

m.    Reviewer of Articles for Arts and Social Sciences Research, Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 2000 to date.

n.    Reviewer of articles for Defence Studies,  NDA, Kaduna, 2004 to date.

o.    Member, Board of Inquiry into cases of theft in the Faculty of Engineering, NDA, Kaduna, 2000.

p.    Member, Committee set up by the Academy Provost on how to move the
Academic Branch forward, 2003.

q.    Chairman, Committee on the Department of History, NDA, Book Project:
“Kaduna 1900-2000”, 2003.

r.    Head of Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 2002-2004.

s.    Member, Committee on the Drafting of Postgraduate Degree Programmes,
Department of History, NDA, Kaduna, 2005.

t.    Member, Committee on Convocation Welcome address by the Academy
Provost, 2005.

u.    Member, Committee on the Report on Proposed Restructuring of the Bachelor’s
Degree Programme of NDA, Kaduna, 2005.

v.    Sole drafter of the research proposal on the Department of History, NDA, Book
Project titled “Kaduna: 1900-2000.  This proposal was later adopted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NDA, and a book based on it was published in 2008.

w.    Chairman, Academy Editorial Committee, 2005- 2009.

x.    Chairman, Academy Curriculum Committee, 2006-2009.

y.    Chairman, Academy Quality Assurance Committee, 2006-2009.

z.     Editor, Arts and Social Science Research, Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, 2004-2008.

aa.    Chairman, Local Organizing Committee & Head of Secretariat of National
Conference on “Nigeria in Global Peace Support Operations” held in NDA, Kaduna from 19-22 July, 2009.

bb.    Dean, Postgraduate School, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna: January 2010- December 2011.

cc.    Chairman, Committee to formulate a Blue Print on Sexual Harassment for the
Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, 2013.

dd.    Chairman, Committee to organize the publication of a Multi-Disciplinary Book to
mark the Golden Jubilee of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, 2014.

ee.    Chairman, Committee that attended a Workshop organized by Konrad
Adenauer Stiftung at Abuja, 25-26 in respect of a three-month military content of General Studies Courses under the Nigerian Defence Academy Programme for 100 Level Cadets, 2014.

ff.    Chairman, Committee to work out modalities for the teaching of the three-
months military Curriculum to First Term Cadets as General Studies Courses under the Nigerian Defence Academy degree programme, 2015.

gg.    Chairman, Committee to look into the grievances of Nigerian Defence Academy
Civilian Staff, 2015.

hh.    Chairman, Committee on Nigerian Defence Academy Lecture/Seminar Series,
2014 to Date.

ii.    Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Defence Academy, Journal of Faculty of Arts and
Social Sciences, 2013 to Date.

jj.    Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Defence Academy, Journal of Defence Studies, 2013 to
Date.

kk.    Acting Academy Provost, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, February –
March, 2015.

12.    Community Service

a.    Served as Presiding Officer during the 1979 Nigerian general elections, Cross River State, 1979.

b.    Delivered a keynote address at a workshop, Ikom Cross River Stare, on “Towards a Better Policy of Education for Women in Nigeria”, 1981.

c.    Delivered a lecture to students of Federal College of Arts & Science, Ikom, Cross River State, on “History and the Nigerian Society”, 1981.

d.    Member, Board of Governors, Holy Child Secondary School, Ikom, Cross River State, 1981-1984.

e.    Delivered a lecture to Course 8, Nigerian School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna on “Apartheid Policy of South Africa:  Origins and Growth”, 1986.

f.    Delivered a lecture to officers preparing for Captain to Major examination, 1 Mechanized Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, on “West African High Command and the Nigerian Military:  Aims, Problems and Prospects”, 1990.

g.    Delivered a lecture to Course 18, Command and Staff College (CSC) Jaji, Kaduna on “The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS):  Origins, Achievements, Problems and Prospects”, 1996.

h.    Discussed papers presented by Course 23, CSC, on “ An Account of the Vietnam War” and “Burma Campaign”, 2001.

i.    Delivered a lecture to Course 23, CSC, on “Citation of Sources in Military History”, 2001.
j.    Discussed papers presented by Course 25, CSC, on “Logisitics Support for the Gulf War” and “Ido-Pakistani War of 1971”, 2003.

k.    Examiner on History with Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), 2005-2009.

l.    Moderator, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), History questions 2002- 2006.

m.    Member, National Committee on the “History of Calabar and Bakassi” Charged with the responsibility of amassing historical evidence for Nigeria in her case with Cameroun over the Bakassi Peninsula (2002).
    
n.    External Examiner to National Defence College, Abuja, 2008-2010.
    
o.    External Examiner to University of Nigeria Nsukka, 2010-2011.

p.    External Examiner to University of Calabar, 2009-2010.

q.    External Assessor of Lecturers for promotion to Professorship at University of Calabar, Calabar, 2009-2010.

r.    External Assessor of Lecturers for promotion to the position of Professor at Benue State University, Makurdi, 2009-2011.

s.    External Examiner to Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, 2011-2013 session.

13.    Academic Courses Taught at Various Times

    a.    HIS 111:    Nigeria from 1500-1800 AD        - 1985-1990
    b.    HIS 112:    Historiography                - 1986-Date
    c.    HIS 117:    History of Africa to 1500 AD        - 1985-1990
    d.    HIS 121:    Introduction to History            - 2003-2005
    e.    HIS 123:    Archaeology of the NOK, Benin Oyo and Igbo Ukwu            - 1985-1989&2000-2002
    
f.    HIS 221:    Economic History of Nigeria in the 19th
                Century                    - 1992-2000

    g.    HIS 311:    Research Methodology            - 1992 - Date
    
h.    HIS 317:    Problems and Issues in African
Historiography                - 1991-1996

    i.    HIS 324:    Problems and Prospects of Regional
                Economic Integration in West Africa    - 1998-2000

    j.    HIS 323:    Economic History of Nigeria in the 20th
                Century                    - 1994 - Date

    k.    HIS 413:    International Peace-Keeping        - 2004 - Date
    l.    HIS 431:    Philosophy of History            - 2002-2005

14.    Theses Supervised (Undergraduate)


S/N    Author    Title    Degree    Institution    Year of Award
1.    L.A Apeh    The Military Perspective of Otukpo History    B.A    NDA    1988
2.    P.O Odey    Warfare in Pre-Colonial Kekwarra    “    “    1989
3.    F.B Fakrogha    Warfare in Pre-Colonial Kabaland    “    “    “
4.    I.A Asuquo    The Military Perspective in the Pre-Colonial History of Iman Clan Lagos    “    “    “
5.    M.A Yekini    Warfare in Pre-Colonial Lagos    “    “    “
6.    P.A Aundiadeye    The Military History of Pre-Colonial Bette    “    “    1991
7.    E.E Eji    The Military Perspective of Pre-Colonial Ukelle    “    “    “
8.    S.I Agida    Pre-Colonial Warfare in Shiboriland    “    “    1993
9.    A.A Saidu    Colonial Rule in Zazzau Emirate    “    “    “
10.    A.A Faniyan    Mass Mobilisation for Social Justice, Self-Reliance and Economic Recovery (MAMSER)    “    “    1997
11.    M.S Usman    An Economic History of Romi in Kazaure    “    “    1998
12.    M.A Usman    The place of January 15, 1966 Coup in the Political History of Nigeria    “    “    1999
13.    M.D Abdulsalam    Warfare in Pre-Colonial Ebiraland    “    “    “
14.    A.S Yabaji    The Evolution of Minna Central Market 1910-1997    “    “    2000
15.    I. B Sheriff    Maiduguri Under Colonial Rule: A Study of Socio-Economic and Political Changes 1900-1960    “    “    2001
16.    A. Idris    The Economic Policies of the Shagari Administration 1979-1983    B.A    NDA    2001
17.    M.D Olaseni    A History of Cocoa in Ijebu Ode up to 1980    BA    NDA    “
18.    A.K Egwuatounwu    Pre-Colonial Warfare in Obe    “    “    2003
19.    Y.B Mohammed    A History of Agriculture in Maikunle, 1900-1960    “    “    2006
20.    O.E Adeba    Pre-Colonial Warfare in Esanland    “    “    2007
21.    T.G Ebikefe    Oil and Social Unrest in the Eastern Niger Delta Area of Nigeria: 1990-2007    B.A     NDA    2007
15.    Postgraduate Theses Supervision

    a.    Theses successfully supervised.
        
i.    2 Ph.D Students.
        ii.    7 M.A Students.
iii.    20 Master in Development Studies (MDS).
    Theses under supervision.
i.    4 Ph.D Students.
ii.    3 M.A Students.
            iii.    10 Master in Conflict, Security and Development Students.
16.    Work in Progress

    Book
“Cocoa Production, Environment and Society in South-Eastern Nigeria Since 1980” (Write-up state).
17.    Hobbies
    Lawn Tennis.
    Chess Game.
    Hunting.
 

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