Application for Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy 76 Regular Course

Dr Margaret Aladi Shaibu

Dr Margaret Aladi Shaibu 
Department of History and War Studies
Nigerian Defence Academy

B.A.ED History, University of Jos (1991), M.A. History, University of Jos (1996), Ph.D Military History, Nigerian Defence Academy (2017), is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of History and War Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Nigerian Defence Academy. Dr. Shaibu, a Military Historian of great repute, hails from Anyigba, Kogi State of Nigeria. Her area of specialization is in Military History and Social History. Her research interest is in Peacekeeping and Peace Support Operations, Global War Studies, and Humanitarian Studies.

  1. File Number: 0245
  2. Department: Dept. of History and War Studies
  3. Date of Birth: 10th November, 1963
  4. State of Origin: Kogi State
  5. L.G.A: Dekina
  6. Nationality: Nigerian 
  7. Gender: Female 
  8. Marital Status: Single
  9. Contact Address:  Department of History and War Studies


  1. BOOKS


  1. Book titled Military Recruitment in Northern Nigeria 1863-1965 by Margaret Aladi Shaibu. Publisher –Pan-African University Press, 2022, ISBN 978-978-59045-9-8 AT THE PRESS
  2. M A Shaibu, “Civil-Military Relations, 1999-2010: An Appraisal”, in S Ibrahim, OE Tangban, AO Ahmed, CC Osakwe , (eds.), Defence, Security, Economy and Development in Nigeria, London, United Kingdom,Bahiti and Dalila Publishers 2017, p. 57.



  1. MA Shaibu, “Military History and the Contemporary Society: The Nigerian Experience,” The Academy Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 12, Nigerian Defence Academy, 2006, p. 97-106.
  2. M A Shaibu, ”Traditional Military Recruitment and Weaponry in the Warfare of Hausa Land 1500-1900”  Kano Studies,  Journal of Savanna and Sudanic Research ,Vol. 1 No 3, Bayero University, Kano, 2007, p. 53-71.
  3. M A Shaibu, “Nigeria: 50 Years of Global Peace Keeping Operations: An Appraisal”, National Development Studies, A Journal of Intra-African Studies, Ibrahim Babangida University Lapai, Niger State. Nos. 3 and 4. 2010/2011, p. 55-74.
  4. M A Shaibu, “The Millennium Hope Programme: An Analysis of its Impact on the Underprivileged and Almajirai in Kaduna State”, Lapai Journal of Humanities, Journal of the Department of History and Archaeology, Vol. 6 No. 2, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, 2012.p.39-51.
  5. M A Shaibu, “The Judiciary Under Military Rule, 1966-1999” ,  Journal of History and Military Studies,(eds.), Department of History and War Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, 2016, p.227-263.


  1. M A Shaibu, “Military Regimes and the Legislature 1966-1999: An Analysis”,  Kaduna Journal of Humanities, Volume 3 Number 2, A publication of the Department of History, Kaduna State University, Kaduna-Nigeria. 2019, p.306-315.
  2. M A Shaibu, “Formation of the Colonial Army in Nigeria: A Historical Analysis”, Kaduna Journal of Historical Studies, KJHS ISBN: 2141-1832, A Journal of the Department of History, Kaduna State University, Kaduna.2020.


  1. M A Shaibu, “Military Professionalism and Conflict Management in Nigeria: A Case Study of Tiv-Jukun Conflict Since 1980”. Chapter 44 pp. 721-740 in Yakubu AM, Adeboye RT,Ubah CN, and Dogo B (eds.), Crisis and Conflict Management in Nigeria Since 1980, Nigerian Defence Academy Book Series No 1 Vol. 2. 2005.Baraka Press and Publishers Ltd., Kaduna, Nigeria.
  2. M A Shaibu, Chapter Contribution to Book titled, “The Nigerian Military in A Democratic Government: An Assessment of the Second Obasanjo Administration, 1999-2007.” Chapter 16.  In T Wuam, S T Olali and  J Obilikwu, (eds), The Obasanjo Second Era, 1999-2007, Makurdi,  Benue State University , 2010, p.345-364.
  3. M A Shaibu, “Nigeria in Global Peace Support Operations: An Analysis of the Challenges Confronting the Nigerian Armed Forces in the Darfur Crises (2003-2009)”, in O E Tangban, et. al., (eds.), Nigeria in Global Peace Support Operations, Kaduna, Nigerian Defence Academy, 2013, p. 297- 325.
  4. M A Shaibu, “Military History in Nigeria: A Discourse”, in O E Tangban and CC Osakwe, (eds.), Perspectives in African Historical Studies Essays in Honour of Prof. Chinedu Nwafor Ubah, Kaduna, Nigerian Defence Academy Press, 2013,pp.149-167.
  5. M  A Shaibu, “The African Union and Peace Support Operations in Darfur: A Historical Overview” , in Dr. Z.K.A. Bonat, Dr. T Wuam, (eds.), Interdisciplinary Studies and Perspectives on Society and Development in Nigeria: History, Politics and Development – Festschrift in Honour of Professor W.B. Qurix, Volume 11, Kaduna State University, 2016, p.282.


  1. M A Shaibu, Democratic Institutions and Nigerian Military Regimes, 1966-1999, Kaduna, Nigerian Defence Academy, 2018  ISBN-978-978-967-329-2


  1. M A Shaibu, “Military Regimes, Political Class and Political Parties: A Historical Analysis of Leadership in Nigeria 1960-1999”, in  A O Ahmed, N Madiche and B J Audu,( eds.), Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development in Nigeria, Festschrift in Honour of Prof Azubuike Sonny Nwankwo, Kaduna, Nigerian Defence Academy, 2020.pp. 83 -110.
  2. M A Shaibu. “Military Regimes, Labour Unions and Nigeria’s Economic Recovery, 1975-1999”. Chapter 13, A Contribution to the Festschrift in Honour Of Professor O E Tangban, Professor of Economic History, Department Of History And War Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. Nigerian Defence Academy Publishers, 2020, pp. 183-198.  ISBN 978-978-982-594-3. 
  3. M A Shaibu, War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity: The North-East Experience , Chapter 13 in CCC Osakwe, OE Tangban, OA Ahmed et,al., War, Society and Leadership in Nigeria, Esssays in Honour of General Shaibu Ibrahim, Kaduna, Nigerian Defence Academy Press, 2020.pp199-229. 
  4. M A Shaibu , “Insurgency In The North East: The Prospect Of Local Approaches To Counterinsurgency”,  A Paper Presented At The International Conference On Insurgency And Counter Insurgency In Nigeria: Critical Perspectives On Boko Haram, Organized By Victims Support Fund (VSF) And Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), 17th-19th March, 2020Venue- Nigerian Airforce Conference Center, Kado, Abuja. With the Press.