Prof UA Tar

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Prof UA Tar
Distinguished Endowed Professor of Defence and Security Studies
Director, Centre for Defence Studies and Documentation
Email: uatar@nda.edu.ng  
Telephone: +234 (0)9051505052 

Name:                                     Professor Usman A. Tar

Nationality:                              Nigeria

State of Origin:                        Borno

Local Government Area:          Abadam

Marital Status:                        Married

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1.  The University of Brighton, Centre for Learning and Teaching, United Kingdom (2010-2011)
2.      Leeds Metropolitan University, Bradford College, United Kingdom (2008-2009)
3.      The University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies, School of Social and International Studies, United Kingdom (2001-2002 & 2002-2006). 
4.      The University of Maiduguri, Department of Political Science and Administration, (1991-1997 & 1997-2000)
5.      Government Day Secondary School Mallam Fatori, Abadam Local  Government Area, Borno State (1985-1988)
6.      Government Secondary School, Kukawa, Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno State (1989-1990)
7.      Central Primary School, Mallam Fatori, Abadam Local Government Area, Borno State (1978-1984)

 

Qualification Specialization With Dates

 

1.      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Peace and Conflict Studies Thesis title: “Contested Spaces in Democratic Expansion” (thesis defended with no correction) – 20th July 2006
2.      Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International Relations, Dissertation: “A Comparative Study of Post-Cold War Politics of Democratisation and Military  Disengagement in West Africa” – 2000
3.      Master of Education (M.Ed.) Dissertation: “A Critical Evaluation of UK Higher Education with Reference to the Experience and Perceptions of International Students.” – 27th March 2009
4.      Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methodology (PGD) (Merit) – 2nd December 2002.
5.      Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Project Title: “Dealing with threshold concepts in teaching peace and conflict courses at the University of Kurdistan-Hawler” – 4th October 2011.
6.      Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Political Science (First Class Honours). Final Year Project: “Democratic Transition in Africa: Causes, Coincidences and Consequences” 18th December 1996
7.      Senior Secondary Certification of Education (SSCE) (1990)
8.      Primary Leaving Certificate (1985)

Present and Previous Employers & Positions Held

 

Professor, Department of Defence and Security Studies (DSS), Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria (November 2019-Present)
Professor, Department of Political Science and Defence Studies (PSDS), Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria (October 2015-November 2019).
Distinguished Endowed Professor of Defence and Security Studies (Endowed by RC26 Alumni Association) domiciled at the Department of Defence and Security Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria (October 2019-Present).
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & Defence Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria (April 2012-Oct 2015).
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Kurdistan, Hawler, Iraq (Sept 2008-March 2012)
Managing Editor, Information, Society and Justice Department of Applied Social Science, London Metropolitan University (Sept 2007-Date).
Associate Research Fellow, Africa Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, United Kingdom (Oct 2006 –  March 2007).
Research Intern, Africa Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Bradford, United Kingdom (Oct. 2005 – Oct 2006).
Visiting Lecturer in Research Methods, Graduate School, University of Bradford, United Kingdom (2006-2007).
General Teaching Assistant (GTA), Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford (Feb 2005 – June 2005).
Tutor, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford (Feb 2005 – June 2006).
Intern, Review of African Political Economy, Sheffield, UK – April 2005-September 2006 (April 2005 – Sept 2006).
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria (April 2000-Oct. 2006). 
Graduate Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria (1997-2000).

Administrative Experience 

 

•     Director, Centre for Defence Studies and Documentation Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria (12 May 2016-Present).
•     Founding Head of Department (HOD), Department of Defence and Security Studies (DSS), Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria (1 November 2019 Present)
•     Head of Department (HOD), Department of Political Science & Defence Studies (PSDS), Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria (6 October 2013-12 May 2016)

•     Coordinator, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and National Defence College (NDC) Collaboration for a Split Site, Postgraduate Programmes in Security and Strategic Studies (MPhil and MSc, SSS), November 2016-Present).

•     Coordinator, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) and Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Collaboration for a Joint Postgraduate Programme Master in International Affairs and Defence Studies (MIADS) March 2018-Present
•     Coordinator, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MSc) in Defence and Strategic Studies, Department of Political Science and Defence Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy 2014-2018.
•     Project Secretary, “Nigeria in ECOMOG: Lessons Learned” Nigerian Defence Academy, 2014
•     Coordinator, Master in International Affairs and Strategic Studies (MIASS), NDA (2012-2013).
•      Chairman, NDA Strategic Planning Committee (2013-present).  
•     Chairman, Convening Order by the AR for a Committee to draft Presidential Speech for POP of 66 Regular Course (2018)
•     Chairman, Convening Order by the Acting AP for a Committee to draft Presidential Speech for POP of 61 Regular Course (2014)
•     Chairman, Convening Order by the Acting AP for a Committee to organise NDA’s 12 Convocation Lecture delivered by the Honourable Minister of Education, September 2013
•     Member, Committee to facilitate collaboration between the Nigerian Defence Academy and National Defence College to provide MSc in Security and Strategic Studies for participants of NDC’s Senior Executive Course.
•     Member, NDA Linkages and Collaboration Committee (2013-present).
•     Member, Convening Order by the Acting AP to investigate Complaint against the Head of Chemistry Department,  2013
•     Member, Research and Development Committee, Nigerian Defence Academy, 2013-Date. 
•     Member, Convening Order by the Commandant for a Committee to draft NDA Sexual Harassment Policy (2013) – report submitted with a draft Sexual Harassment Policy which was subsequently considered by a review committee and subsequently published and distributed to staff and associates of the Academy
•     Member, Convening Order by the Commandant for a Committee to draft Presidential Speech and extant speeches for POP of 63 Regular Course and postgraduate students (2013). 
•     Member, Convening Order by the Commandant for a Committee to draft Presidential Speech and extant speeches for POP of 63 Regular Course and postgraduate students (2014).   
•     Member, Convening Order by the Commandant for a Committee to draft Presidential Speech and extant speeches for POP of 63 Regular Course and postgraduate students (2014). 
•     Director of Postgraduate Studies, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Kurdistan, Hawler, Iraq (Sept 2008-March 2012)
•     Research Associate, Project on Water Resource Management in Nigeria, funded by the Africa Centre for Development and Strategic Studies (ACDESS), Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria (1999 – 2000).
•     Coordinator/Year Group Tutor, Undergraduate Students (300+), Department of Political Science and Administration, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria – 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 Academic Sessions.
•     Member, (Representing Research Students) Departmental Research Committee, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford – 2004/2005 Session.
•     Member, Departmental Admissions and Verification Committee, Department of Political Science and Administration, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria – 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 Academic Sessions.
•     Member, Departmental Examinations Committee, Department of Political Science and Administration, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria – 1999/2000 and 2000/2001 Academic Sessions.

 

National Service 

 

•     Member, Federal Government Ad Hoc Committee on Defence and Security – a high-powered Think-Tank commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Defence to continuously analyse the causes of Threats to National Security (9 October 2018 to Present)

•     Member, Presidential Committee to Review the National Defence Policy (NNDP), November 2014 to May 2015. The National Defence Policy 2015 has been gazetted.   

•     Resource Person, Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Strategic Management and Policy Course for Senior Officers of the AFN and MDAs (August 2018-Present). 

•     Resource Person (Discussant), African Land Forces Summit organised by the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the US Army held at Transcorp Hotel, Abuja 16-19 April 2018

•     Special Guest/Expert Presenter, International Conference on Lake Chad organised by Federal Ministry of Water Resources in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria, 26-28 February 2018.

•     Delegate Representing NDA at the Professional Military Education  Monitoring and   Evaluation   Workshop    organised     by       the      Defence Headquarters in Collaboration with Defence Attache of USA to Nigeria and the US Army War College, held at the Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, National Defence College, Abuja,  13-16 February 2017 

•     Delegate, National Workshop on “Going Global Cascade Workshop” organised by British Council Nigeria to support Nigerian Government ambition to develop institutional within Nigerian Higher Education Sector enhancing employability of Higher Education graduates, 20 October 2017.  

•     Invited Expert, National Assembly Public Hearing on Nigerian Political Parties Debates Commission Bill 2015 to appear before Senate Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service, and Independent National Electoral Commission, 31 May 2017

•     Expert Presenter, National Broadcast Summit themed Broadcast Content Development and Peaceful Coexistence” organised by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) held at Silk Suites, Rayfield, Jos, Plateau State, 18 July 2017

•     Invited Expert, Swiss Political Forum on “Approaches to Dealing with Violent Extremism: the Case of North-East Nigeria” organised by the Swiss Embassy Nigeria (4 Logone Close, Off Nile Street, Alvan Ikoku Way, Maitama, Abuja), 4 October 2016.

•     Delegate and Expert, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Delegation to the International Conference in Sudan; presented a paper titled “Federalism and Nation Building in Nigeria: Lessons for Sudan” on 18 December 2015

•     Resource Person/Examinations Monitor, National Examination Council (NECO) Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), Kaduna State, September 2014-2016  

•     Guest Lecturer, Army War College, Nigeria (AWCN), Mambilla Barrack, Abuja July 2017-Present

•     Guest Lecturer, Air War College, Nigeria (AWCN), NAF Base, Makurdi, February 2017-Present

•     External Examiner and Resource Person, Senior Executive Course, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru 2013/14 Session to Present.  

•     Member, Experts and Eminent Persons Group, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru (2015)

•     Member, National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation Panel to Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti April 2014 (Courses accredited: BSc Political Science; BSc International Relations and Diplomacy; BSc Peace and Conflict Studies and BSc Intelligence and Security Studies.

•     Member, Interview Panel for Technical Aid Corps Volunteers, Directorate for Technical Aid, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, November 2013 (over 3000 applicants were interviewed by 7 panels). 

•     Resource Person, Course 26, National Defence College, Abuja. Presented Lecture titled “Africa-Middle East Relations” to Course participants of Course 26, National Defence College, 11 January 2018 

•     Resource Person, Course 25, National Defence College, Abuja. Presented Lecture titled “Africa-Middle East Relations” to Course participants, 12 January 2017   

•     Resource Person, Course 23, National Defence College, Abuja. Presented Lecture titled “Africa-Middle East Relations” to Course participants, 18 Feb 2015. 

•     Resource Person, Course 22, National Defence College, Abuja. Presented Lecture titled “Industrialisation in a globalising world: science and technology perspective” to Course participants, 11 November 2013; “Non-military dimensions of security: Nigerian experience” to Course participants, 21 January 2014 & “Middle East and Africa” to course participants, 13 February 2014.

•     Resource Person, Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja. Presented Lecture titled “Promotion of investment and tourism opportunities in Nigeria” at Orientation Course for TAG Volunteers organised by the Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held at Jojein Hotel, Akure, 27 January 2014.

•     Resource Person, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC, Jaji), Master in International Affairs and Defence Studies (MIADS) Programme, 2012 date. Visited Sierra Leone (2013), Congo Brazaville (2014) and Kenya (2016) for AFCSC’s “African Study Tour” to understudy regional integration in selected African countries.

 

Visiting Appointments

 

1.    Visiting Professor, Borno State University, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Maiduguri, Borno State (May 2019-Present)

2.    Visiting Professor, Federal University Dutse, Department of Political Science, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State (May 2018-Present)

3.    Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Federal University, Kashrere, Gombe State (March 2016-2017)

4.    Visiting Professor, Department of Public Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Feb 2013-Feb 2016).

5.    Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Kaduna State University March-May 2013-May 2015.

External Examination 

a. . External Examiner, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, Kastina State, March 2019-Present.

b.   External Examiner, Centre for Cultural Sustainability, University of Maiduguri, April 2019-Present.

c.    External Examiner, Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, April 2018-Present (Evaluation of Masters and Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict Management of Peace Studies).

d.   External Examiner, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State, 2017-Present (yearly invitation; oral defence of college papers submitted by course participants)

e.    External Examiner, National Defence College, Abuja 2013-present; (yearly invitation; oral defence of college papers submitted by course participants)

f.     External Examiner, Department of Political Science, Baze University Abuja (July 2016-present)

g.   External Examiner, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Abuja October 2014-present (examination of postgraduate theses; undergraduate essays; undergraduate examinations, curricula and marking schemes).

h.    External Examiner, Department of Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2014-present (examination of PG theses/dissertations)

i.      External Examiner, American University in Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Department of International and Comparative Politics (renamed Department of Politics and International Studies) 2011-present (examination of undergraduate examinations, curricula and marking schemes)

Consultancy

  1. Member, Advisory Board, Social Science Research Council (SSRC)/African Peacebuilding Network (APN), New York, USA February 2019-Present (participate in annual programme meetings and selection of research grantees).
  2. Consultant, United States Institute for Peace (USIP), Nigeria Office, Abuja, April 2019-Present (Served as Facilitator/Moderator on the Roundtable on Transition from Military to Civilian-Led Governance in the North East and Lake Chad Basin held on Monday 27 May 2019).  
  3. Consultant, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution Abuja, participated in project titled Curriculum development for Basic and Advance Courses in Peaace and Conflict Management for IPCR’s flagship training centre, the National Peace Academy 29 January-1 February 2018.
  4. Consultant, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Gernan Development Fund), October 2017-present (participated in project titled “Curriculum development for Inter-agency Cooperation and Conflict Resolution”) at Abeokuta, Kaduna, Makurdi and Abuja (October-December 2017). 
  5. Consultant, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), Nigeria Office. Participated in Political Economy Analysis of Budget Process in State Houses of Assembly (Assignment: Kaduna State), February-March 2017.
  6. Consultant, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria Office. Participated in a Study of 2015 General Elections (Assignment Location: Kaduna State), Jan-May 2015
  7. Consultant, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Nigeria Office. Served as a Resource Person for a Regional Workshop on evaluation of the “Operation Safe Corridor” of the Nigerian Government – a deradicalisation programme for repentant insurgents, April 2016.
  8. Chief Repertoire, 50th Commissioning Anniversary of the Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 1 held at Ribadu Campus, Nigerian Defence Academy, 22 April 2017
  9. Consulting Director, Dept of Research, Innovations and Planning at the World of Knowledge (UK) Ltd, Middlesbrough, UK (Jan. 2008-Date).

Research Supervision

I have supervised over 100 research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at different universities. These include the following, among others:  

Curriculum Development:  

 I have participated in the development and delivery of a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and Modules at different universities in Nigeria, UK and Iraq.

Grant-Making, Income Generation and Project Management:

  1. Principal Investigator, Research and Conference Project titled “Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria” worth NGN 75.8 Million funded by the Victim Support Fund (Foundation for the Support for Terror Victims), Abuja. 
  2. Principal Investigator, Tertiary Education Fund Research titled “Defence Transformation and Consolidation of Democracy in Nigeria” (2015-2017). The Project worth NGN 4,940,000 seeks to conduct a comprehensive study of major reforms in the Armed Forces of Nigeria that will lead to enhanced democratic consolidation. The research is 100% completed.
  3. Principal Investigator, Nigerian Defence Academy Research Grant titled “Toward a Synergy between Military Instructors and Civilian academics for Enhanced Professional Military Education in the Nigerian Defence Academy” (2017-2018). This grant worth NGN 1 million aims to conduct a constructive research on a cooperative relationship between civilian and military instructors in the Nigerian Defence Academy. The project is on-going.
  4. Principal Investigator (together with Dr Mala Mustapha University of Maiduguri), Research Grant titled “Materialism, Existentialism and Consent: the Dialectics of the 2015 General Elections in Nigeria”, worth GBP 1,500 funded by the Review of African Political Economy Trust, Sheffield, UK. This research is on-going.
  5. Participant, Alan and Nesta Ferguson Trust-funded Programme at the University of Bradford UK, on Working for Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa worth £1.75 million to develop peace and conflict studies curricula for different African universities and colleges; develop human rights peace education and democratic governance capacity building programmes for military and security forces in post-conflict societies in Africa; develop a new MA/postgraduate Diploma in African Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Bradford, to introduce new research cluster in human security in Africa (with a focus on poverty alleviation, HIV/AIDS, security sector reform, governance and democratisation) among others.
  6. Participant, DelPHE/DfID-funded capacity building projects at the University of Kurdistan-Hawler, Iraq, 2010-2011. I was participant in the University of Nottingham Development Partnership in Higher Education (DelPHE) Professional Development Training on Doctoral Supervision, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Kuala Lumpur, 7-20 May 2011. I was involved in another DelPHe Project involving University of KurdistanHawler and the University of Brighton, dealing with capacity building for teaching and learning in higher education. 

Editorial Work and Management of Peer Review Journals

  1. Editor-in-Chief, Academy Journal of Security and Strategic Studies, domiciled at the Centre for Defence Studies and Documentation, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna (June 2017 to present). 
  2. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, domiciled at the Centre for Defence Studies and Documentation, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna (June 2017 to present).
  3. Editor, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna (June 2017 to present).
  4. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Political and Administrative Studies, Gombe State University, September 2018-Present
  5. Managing Editor/Editorial Board Member, Information, Society and Justice (ISJ), Department of Applied Social Science, London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom (March 2007-2015).
  6. Contributing Editor, Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE), Sheffield, UK – April 2005-date (available: www.roape.org).
  7. Contributing Editor, Peace, Conflict and Development Journal, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK – January 2004January 2006 (available: http://www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk/)
  8. Member Editorial Board, , Journal of Defence Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy (2012-date).
  9. Member, Editorial Board, Journal Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Uyo (2014-Date) 

 

Selected Publications

  1. Tar UA and Onwurah, CP (2021) (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Small Arms and Conflict in Africa London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Tar UA and Bala, B (2020) (Eds.) New Architecture of Regional Security in Africa: Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Lanham, Maryland, USA: Lexington Books 
  3. Tar, UA, Wapmuk Sharkdam and Ubi, Efem (2020) (Eds.) Perspectives on Contemporary Nigerian Politics and International Relations: Essays in Honour of Professor Warisu Oyesina Alli Kaduna: Academy Publishers. 
  4. Tar U. A. and Bala, B. (2020) Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: Perspectives on Nigerian Army Operations against Boko Haram Kaduna: NDA Press.
  5. Tar, U. A. and, Adejoh, S. (2020). Ideological and Conceptual Construct of Combatting Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Nigeria. in: Sharma, B. K. and Kumar N (Eds.) India-Nigeria Experience in Combatting Terrorism New Delhi: Pentagon Press. 
  6. Tar U. A. (2020) Introduction: The Frontiers of Counter-Terrorism and Counterinsurgency in Africa. in: Tar U. A. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Africa London/New York: Routledge Publishers.
  7. Tar, U.A. (2019) “Interagency Collaboration in Nigeria” NARC Journal (Publication of Nigerian Army Resource Centre). Vol 2 (1): 1-20. 
  8. Tar, U. A. (2019) “In the Vanguard of Democracy: The Legal and Institutional Mechanism of Defence Transformation in Nigeria” Arts and Social Science Research Vol 8: 1-27.
  9. Tar, U. A. (2019) “Youth Bulge and Unemployment in Nigeria: Risks, Challenges and Prospects on National Security” Being a Paper Delivered at a 2 Day Seminar Organized by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), in collaboration with the Department of Political Science, University of Abuja, at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja on 17-19th December 2019. 
  10. Tar, U. A. (2019) Gendered Dimensions of Extremism in West Africa” Being Paper Presented at a 3-Day Workshop on Inter-Agency Collaboration to Counter Jihadist and Extremist Threats in West Africa, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi Ghana, 20-23 August 2019.   
  11. Lawrence, JE and Tar, UA (2018) “Factors that influence teachers’ adoption and integration of ICT in teaching/learning process Education Media International Vol 55 Issue 1: 79-105    
  12. Tar UA and Mustapha, M. (2017) “The Emerging Architecture of a Regional Security Complex in the Lake Chad Basin” Africa Development Vol. XLII, No. a 99-118 (ISSN 0850 3907).   
  13. Tar, UA and Adejoh, S (2017) “Military Alliance Counter-Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Multi-National Joint Task Force in Perspective” Covenant University Journal of Politics and International Affairs Vol. 5, No. 2 (December): 1-12.   
  14. Tar, UA and Wapmuk, S. (2017). The Revolutionary United Front, Liberian Warlords and Civil War in Sierra Leone, In Varin, Caroline and Abubakar, Dauda (eds.). Violent Non-State Actors in Africa Terrorists, Rebels and Warlords (pp. 251-276). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Book Chapters

  1. Tar, U. A. and, Adejoh, S. (2020). Ideological and Conceptual Construct of Combatting Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Nigeria. in: Sharma, B. K. and Kumar N (Eds.) India-Nigeria Experience in Combatting Terrorism New Delhi: Pentagon Press.
  2. Tar U. A. (2020) Introduction: The Frontiers of Counter-Terrorism and CounterInsurgency in Africa. in: Tar U. A. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Africa London/New York: Routledge Publishers.
  3. Tar, U. A. and Ayegba, S. (2020). Cross Border linkages between violent extremist groups operating in Sahel Corridor, Chad Basin and North Africa”. in: Sharma, B. K. and Kumar N (Eds.) India-Nigeria Experience in Combatting Terrorism New Delhi: Pentagon Press.
  4. Tar, U. A. & Abubakar, S. S. (2020). China’s Counter-Terrorism and Counterinsurgency Strategy in Africa. in: Tar U. A. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of CounterTerrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Africa London/New York: Routledge Publishers.
  5. Tar, U. A. and Ayegba, S. B. (2020). The Ecology of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Environmental Security in North-Eastern Nigeria. in: Tar UA and Bala, B (Eds.) New Architecture of Regional Security in Africa: Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Lanham, Maryland, USA: Lexington Books.
  6. Tar, U. A. and Bala, B (2020). Lake Chad Basin: Emerging Regional Architecture for Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in: Tar U. A. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Africa London/New York: Routledge Publishers.
  7. Tar, U. A. and Bala, B (2020). Introduction: Emerging Architecture for Regional Security in Africa. In: Tar UA and Bala, B (Eds.) New Architecture of Regional Security in Africa: Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Lanham, Maryland, USA: Lexington Books
  8. Tar, U. A and Bala, B (2020). Civil-Military Cooperation: Joint Military/Civilian Operations in CT-COIN in Northeastern Nigeria”. in: Tar U. A. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Africa London/New York: Routledge Publishers.
  9. Tar, U. A. and Bala (2020). The Frontiers of Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in the Lake Chad Basin. In: Tar UA and Bala, B (Eds.) New Architecture of Regional Security in Africa: Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism and CounterInsurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Lanham, Maryland, USA: Lexington Books.
  10. Tar, U. A., Conteh, Al-Hassan & Ukhami, Emmanuel (2020) Child Soldiers and Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in Africa. in: Tar U. A. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Africa London/New York: Routledge Publishers.
  11.  Tar, U. A. and & Ibobo-Eze A. U (2020). Africa Union: Emerging Architecture for Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Africa. In: Tar U. A. (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Africa London/New York: Routledge Publishers.
  12. Tar, U. A., Wapmuk, S., and Ubi, U (2020) “Introduction” in Tar UA and Onwurah, CP (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Small Arms and Conflict in Africa London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  13. Tar, UA and Bala, B (2019) “Boko Haram Insurgency, Terrorism and the Challenges of Peacebuilding in the Lake Chad Basin” (Chapter 9) in Omeje, K (Ed) Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa: In Search of Alternative Strategies London, New York: Routledge.
  14. Mustapha, M and Tar, UA (2019) “The Peacebuilding and Development Debate: Is Contemporary Peacebuilding Development in Disguise?” (Chapter 2) in Omeje, K (Ed) Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa: In Search of Alternative Strategies London, New York: Routledge.
  15. Tar, U. A. (2018) Introduction: Democracy and Defence Transformation in Nigeria. In: Tar, UA (Ed.) Defence Transformation and the Consolidation of Democracy in Nigeria, Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  16.  Tar, U. A. (2018) The State, Military and Democratic Institution Building in Nigeria: Lessons for Defence Transformation. In: Tar, UA (Ed.) Defence Transformation and the Consolidation of Democracy in Nigeria, Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  17. Tar, U. A. (2018) The Legal and Institutional Mechanisms for Defence Transformation in Nigeria. In: Tar, UA (Ed.) Defence Transformation and the Consolidation of Democracy in Nigeria, Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  18. Tar, U. A. and Bala, B. (2018) Conclusion: Evolution in Military Affairs and Advances in Defence Transformation – Towards a Paradigm Shift. In: Tar, UA (Ed.) Defence Transformation and the Consolidation of Democracy in Nigeria, Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  19. Tar, U. A. and Enayaba, N. I. (2018) Barrack, Gown and Democracy: Civil Military Relations in Nigeria. In: Tar, UA (Ed.) Defence Transformation and the Consolidation of Democracy in Nigeria, Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  20. Tar, UA and Wapmuk S. (2017) “Revolutionary United Front: Liberian Warlords and Civil in Sierra Leone” in Varin, C and Abubakar, D. (Eds) Violent Non-State Actors in Africa London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  21. Tar, UA and Mustapha, M. (2017) “Al-Shabab: State Collapse, Warlords and Islamist Insurgency in Somalia” in Varin, C. and Abubakar, D. (Eds) Violent Non State Actors in Africa London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  22. Tar, UA (2016) “Introduction: the Challenges of globalisation in Africa” in: Tar, U. A., Mijah, BE and Tedheke MEU (Eds) Globalisation in Africa: Perspectives on Development, Security and the Environment Lanham ML: Lexington Books USA
  23. Tar, UA and Mustapha, M (2016) “Globalisation, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa” in: Tar, U. A., Mijah, BE and Tedheke MEU (Eds) Globalisation in Africa: Perspectives on Development, Security and the Environment Lanham, ML: Lexington Books USA
  24. Tar, UA and Wapmuk, S (2016) “Globalisation and Climate Change in Africa: the Challenges of Double Exposure?” in: Tar, U. A., Mijah, BE and Tedheke MEU (Eds) Globalisation in Africa: Perspectives on Development, Security and the Environment Lanham, ML: Lexington Books USA
  25. Tar, UA (2016) “Conclusion: the Prospects of Globalisation in Africa” in: Tar, U. A., Mijah, BE and Tedheke MEU (Eds) Globalisation in Africa: Perspectives on Development, Security and the Environment Lanham, ML: Lexington Books USA
  26. Mustapha, M and Tar, UA (2016) “The Militarisation of Humanitarian Space: a Case study of the Northeastern Region” in Osakwe, CC (Ed.) Leadership and Complex Military Operations Kaduna: Nigerian Defence Academy Publishing.
  27. Tar, UA(2016) “Introduction: the Morphologies of globalization and development in Africa” in: Tar, UA, Tedheke, MEU and Mijah BE (Eds) (Eds) Readings on Globalisation and Development in Africa Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  28. Tar, UA and Abubakar, SS (2016) “Globalisation of Dragon: Sino-African Relations in the 21st Century” in: Tar, UA, Tedheke, MEU and Mijah BE (Eds) (Eds) Readings on Globalisation and Development in Africa Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  29. Tar, UA (2016) “Globalisation and New World Order: a Critique of Emerging Global Agenda and Implications for Africa and the Global South” in: Tar, UA, Tedheke, MEU and Mijah BE (Eds) (Eds) Readings on Globalisation and Development in Africa Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  30. Tar, UA and Ukhami, E. (2016) “Globalisation and Development of Sports in Africa: Level Playing Field or Arena of Inequality?” in: Tar, UA, Tedheke, MEU and Mijah BE (Eds) (Eds) Readings on Globalisation and Development in Africa Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  31. Tar, UA and Mustapha, M. (2016) “Globalisation, Democracy and Developmental State in Africa” in: Tar, UA, Tedheke, MEU and Mijah BE (Eds) (Eds) Readings on Globalisation and Development in Africa Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  32. Tar, UA (2016) “Conclusion: The Future of Globalisation and Development in Africa” in: Tar, UA, Tedheke, MEU and Mijah BE (Eds) (Eds) Readings on Globalisation and Development in Africa Kaduna: Academy Publishers.
  33. Tar UA and Innocent, AP (2014) “Elections and the Challenges of Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria: An Appraisal of 2011 General Elections” in: Omotosho, F and Kehinde, MI (Eds) Democratic Governance and Political Participation in Nigeria, 1999-2013, Denver, Col: Spears Media Ltd.
  34. Tar, UA (2015) “The Conflict in Darfur is Rooted in Longstanding Ethnic and Religious Conflict” in Berlatsky, Noah (Ed.) Genocide and Persecution: Darfur, Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press
  35. Tar, UA, Manu, YA and Musa, A (2015) “Politicians, Bureaucrats and Public Policy Making: Suspicious Fellows in National Development” in Abdulkadir, S and Musa H (Eds) Readings in Nigerian Government and Administration Zaria: Ahmadu Bello University Press.
  36. Tar, UA, Shettima AG and Achi, NK (2014) “Boko Haram and New Militancy an Nigeria: Paradigm Shifts and State Responses” in Tangban, OE, Osakwe CC, Okeniyi SA and Ayamasaowei, HE (Eds.) Nigeria’s Defence and Security Kaduna: NDA Press
  37. Tar, UA (2013) “Civil Society and Neoliberalism” in Obadare, Ebenezer (ed.) Handbook of Civil Society in Africa, Springer Publishers, USA.
  38. Tar, U. A. and Shettima, A. G.(2013) “Agropastoral Tensions” in Trémolieres, M (Ed) Conflict over Resources and Terrorism: Two Facets of Insecurity, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris.
  39. Tar, U. A. (2008) “Rentier Politics, Extractive Economies and Conflicts in the Global South: Emerging Ramifications and Theoretical Exploration” in: Omeje, K. C. (Ed.) Extractive Economies and Conflict in the Global South: Multi-regional Perspective on Rentier Politics Aldershot: Ashgate. (ISBN: 978-0-7546-7075-9).
  40. Tar, U. A. and Shettima A. G. (2008) “Religion, Secularism and Politics in Nigeria, 1999-2007” in: Elo Amucheazi & Okechukwu Ibeanu (Eds.) Between the Theory and Practice of Democracy in Nigeria London: Adonis and Abbey (ISBN: 9781905068555[HB]; 9781905068562 [PB]).
  41. Tar, U. A. (2007) “Building Democracy in a Regressive State: the Travails of Electoral Politics in Nigeria” in Omeje, K. C. (Ed.) State-Society Relations in Nigeria: Democratic Consolidation, Conflicts and Reform London: Adonis & Abbey (ISBN: 9781905068579 [HB]; 9781905068586 [PB]).
  42. Tar U. A. (2005) “Counter-insurgent or Ethnic Vanguards? Civil Militia and State Violence in the Darfur Region, Western Sudan” in Francis, D. J. (Ed.) Civil Militias: Africa’s Intractable Security Menace? Aldershot: Ashgate (ISBN: 0754644529 [HB]).

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Tar, U.A. (2019) “Interagency Collaboration in Nigeria” NARC Journal (Publication of Nigerian Army Resource Centre). Vol 2 (1): 1-20.           
  2. Tar, U. A. (2019) “In the Vanguard of Democracy: The Legal and Institutional Mechanism of Defence Transformation in Nigeria” Arts and Social Science Research Vol 8: 1-27.
  3. Lawrence, JE and Tar, UA (2018) “Factors that influence teachers’ adoption and integration of ICT in teaching/learning process Education Media International Vol 55 Issue 1: 79-105
  4. Tar UA and Mustapha, M. (2017) “The Emerging Architecture of a Regional Security Complex in the Lake Chad Basin” Africa Development XLII, No. 3: pp. 99-118 (ISSN 0850 3907).
  5. Tar, UA and Adejoh, Sunday (2017) “Military Alliance Counter-Terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Multi-National Joint Task Force in Perspective” Covenant University Journal of Politics and International Affairs 5, No. 2 (December): 1-12.
  6. Tar, UA and Mustapha, M (2014) “The Civil War in the Central African Republic and International Intervention: Challenges to Peacebuilding in Africa” Journal of Defence Studies 19 (March).
  7. Tar, UA, Musa A and Gella YAM (2014) “Globalisation and paradigm shift in Public Administration” ABU Journal of Public Administration 3 No 2: 1-14 (ISSN 2360-9664).
  8. Lawrence, J and Tar U (2013) “The Use of Grounded Theory Technique as a Tool of Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis” Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods Vol 11: 29-40.
  9. Tar, UA and Achi, NK (2013) “Understanding Terror Financing: Theoretical and Empirical Notes” in the Journal of Defence Studies 18 (March): 171-190.
  10. Tar, U. A. (2012) “The Somali Civil War: Anatomy of State Collapse and Progress Toward its Reconstitution” African Renaissance (Special Issue on “Democratic Peace versus Democratic Conflict in Africa”), 9, Issue 3 & 4: pp. 41-69 (ISSN:17442532).
  11.  Tar, UA and Lawrence, JE (2011) “The Challenges of ICT Infrastructure in a Developing Economy: the Case of Small Businesses in Kurdistan Region, Iraq” Information, Society and Justice 2 (2): 101-119 (ISSN 1756-1078).
  12. Lawrence JE and Tar, UA (2010) “Barriers to E-Commerce in Developing Countries” Information, Society and Justice 3 (1): 23-35 (ISSN 1756-1078).
  13. Tar, U. A. (2010) “The Challenges of Democracy and Democratisation in Africa and Middle East” Information, Society and Justice 3 No 2: 81-94 (ISSN 1756-1078).
  14. Tar, U. A. And Shettima A. G. (2010) “Hegemony and Subordination: Governing Class, Power Politics and Electoral Democracy In Nigeria” Information, Society and Justice 3 No 2: 135-149 (ISSN 1756-1078).
  15. Tar, U. A. (2008) ‘ICTs, development and peace: constructive spectrum for engagement’ Information, Society and Justice 1 No 2: 93-98 (ISSN 1756-1078; DOI: 10.3734/isj.2008.1201).
  16. Tar, U. A. and Shettima A. G. (2008) ‘Farmer-Pastoralist Conflict in West Africa’ Information, Society and Justice 1 No 2: 163-184 (ISSN 1756-1078; DOI: 10.3734/isj.2008.1205).
  17. Tar U. A. and Abdulrahman I. (2008) ‘Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in Africa: The Role of State and Non-State Actors’ Information, Society and Justice 1 No 2: 185-202 (ISSN 1756-1078; DOI: 10.3734/isj.2008.1206).
  18. Tar, U. (2007) ‘Liberal Democratisation and Ethnic Conflict in Africa: Methodological Reflections’ Information, Society and Justice Vol. I No 1, December: 49-60, (ISSN: 1756-1078; DOI: 10.3734/isj.2007.1106).
  19. Tar, U. A. and Durrani, Shiraz (2007) ‘Emerging spaces for debating Africa and the Global South’ Review of African Political Economy No 113: 497-505 (ISSN: 0305-6244: Print/ 1740-1720; Online/07/030497-24; DOI: 1080/03056240701672692).
  20. Durrani, Shiraz and Tar, U. A. (2007) ‘Information, society and justice: towards a proactive agenda for intellectual and political engagement in a globalising world’ Information, Society and Justice I No 1, December: 3-16 (ISSN: 1756-1078; DOI: 10.3734/isj.2007.1102).
  21. Tar, U. A. and Alfred Zack-Williams (2007) ‘Nigeria: contested elections and an unstable democracy’ Review of African Political Economy No 113: 540-548 (ISSN: 0305-6244: Print/ 1740-1720; Online/07/030497-24; DOI: 1080/03056240701672783).
  22. Tar, U. A. (2007) ‘Verdicts on the 2007 Nigerian General Elections: motives versus judgement’ Review of African Political Economy No 113: 549-555 (ISSN: 0305-6244: Print/ 1740-1720; Online/07/030497-24; DOI: 1080/03056240701672783).  
  23. Tar, U. A. (2007) ‘Major Impediments to democratic consolidation in Africa’ African Renaissance 4, No 3 & 4: 9-19 (ISSN: 1744-2532).
  24. Tar, U. A. (2007) ‘A hollow giant on agile feet? the challenges of democratic consolidation in Nigeria’ African Renaissance 4, No 3 & 4: 29-40 (ISSN: 17442532).
  25. Tar, U. A. (2007) ‘Organised Labour and Democratic Struggle in Nigeria’ Information, Society and Justice 2 No 2: 165-181.
  26. Tar, U. A. (2006) ‘Old conflict, new complex emergency: an analysis of Darfur crisis, Western Sudan’ Nordic Journal of African Studies 15(3): 406-427.
  27. Tar, A. (2005) ‘The perverse manifestations of civil militias in Africa: evidence from Western Sudan’ Peace, Conflict and Development Volume 7: pp 135-173.
  28. Tar, U.A., Oumar, S.B. and Gazali, K.A.Y. (1999) ‘Understanding democracy: Towards a Definition’ Journal of Social & Management Sciences (University of Maiduguri) Vol. 6 (1 & 2): 59-70. 

Reviews

  1. Tar, U. A. (2011) “Moolade” – a review of film on female circumcision in Africa Review of Africa Political         Economy         28        No      127:    183-184 (DOI:10.1080/03056244.2011.553355) 
  2. Tar, U. A. (2012) Review of A Swamp full of dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries in Nigeria by Michael Peel (London, IB Tauris, 2009) in Review of Africa Political Economy 29 No 131: 195-197 (DOI:10.1080/03056244.2012.661127)

Conferences and Workshop Presentations

  1. Tar, U. A. (2019) “Youth Bulge and Unemployment in Nigeria: Risks, Challenges and Prospects on National Security” Being a Paper Delivered at a 2 Day Seminar Organized by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), in Collaboration with the Department of Political Science, University of Abuja, at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja on 17-19th December, 2019.
  2. Tar, U. A. (2019) Gendered Dimensions of Extremism in West Africa” Being Paper Presented at a 3-Day Workshop on Inter-Agency Collaboration to Counter Jihadist and Extremist Threats in West Africa, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi Ghana, 20-23 August, 2019.
  3. Tar, U. A. (2019) “Architecture of Regional Security Complex in the Lake Chad Basin.” Paper Delivered at the Workshop on Security Force Assistance, jointly hosted by the Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) held at Best Western Hotel Accra, on 3-5 September, 2019.
  4. Tar, U. A. (2019) “The Fundamentals of a Strategy Focused Organisations” Being Lecture Delivered at the Central Bank of Nigeria Retreat tagged “Strategy is Everyone’s Job: Get on Board “, held at the Flickers Country Gold Club, Kaduna, on the 12th and 13th July, 2019
  5. Tar, U. A. (2019) “Joint Inter-Agency Planning Process: Comprehensive/Whole of Government Approach.” Paper Delivered to Participants of AWCN 3/2019 at TY Buratai Hall, Army War College Nigeria, Abuja on Tuesday 28 May 2019.
  6. Tar, U. A. (2018) “The Ecology of Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency: the Impact of Armed Conflict on Environmental Security in North-Eastern Nigeria.” Lead Paper for the Annual Conference of the National Association of Political Science (NPSA), North-East Zone themed “Peacebulding, Security, Sustainable Development and the Reconstruction of the Northeastern Nigeria” held at Federal University Kashere, Gombe State, 24-27 April.
  7. Tar, U. A. (2018) “Politics of Interagency Collaboration.” Paper Delivered at the Workshop on Inter-Agency Cooperation and Conflict Resolution for Armed Forces and Security Agencies organised by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, held at Best Western Plus Hotel, Independence Layout, Enugu, April 23 –
  8.  Tar, U. A. (2018) “The Role of National Power in Irregular Warfare.” Lead Paper delivered at Nigerian Air Force International Air Power Seminar themed Air Power in Irregular Warfare: A Framework for Understanding and Responding held at NAF Officers’ Mess and Suites, Kado, Abuja on 19 November 2018.
  9.  Tar, UA (2018) “National Power: Analysis of DIME †: Diplomacy, Information, Military, Economy+” presentation to participants of Course 3 at Army War College Nigeria (AWCN) held on 22 May 18.
  10.  Tar, UA (2018) “Central African Region” paper presented to Participants of Course 3/2017 of the Air War College, Makurdi, 30 Jul 18.  
  11. Tar, UA (2018) “Inter-Agency Collaboration for Effective Healthcare Delivery” to to Healthcare stakeholders in Katsina State Organised by Office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Development and NGOs, Katsina, 19 April 2018
  12. Tar, UA and Adejoh, Sunday (2018) “The Rohingya Muslim Crisis: Between Clash of Civilisations, Human Rights and Islamophobia” Paper for National Conference titled Governance, Separatist Agitation and Survival of the Nigerian State organised by Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Veritas University, Abuja, 4-7 March 2018
  13. Tar, UA (2018) “The Ecology of Terrorism: the impact of armed conflict on environmental security in the Northeast” Lead Paper for National Conference of Nigeria Political Science Association, North-East Chapter 25-27 April 2018, (Conference Theme: Peacebuilding, Security, Sustainable Development and the Reconstruction of Northestern Nigeria)
  14. Tar, UA (2018) “The Middle East and Africa” paper presented to the participants of Course 26 of the National Defence College held at Abacha Hall Abuja on 11 Jan 2018.
  15. Tar, UA (2018) “The Middle East and Africa” Being lecture presented to participants of Higher Defence Management Course 26, held at Abacha Hall, National Defence College, 11 January 2018
  16. Tar, UA (2017) “The Politics of Media and Hate Speech in Nigeria” paper at the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Stakeholders meeting held Meeting held on Thursday 26th October 2017 at Chilla Luxury Suites, N110 Audu Bako Way, Kano.
  17. Tar, UA (2016) “Terrorism, Violent Conflict and Democratic Governance in Nigeria”, Being Lead Paper presented at the National Conference on The Dynamics of Democratic Practice in Nigeria, 1999-2015” held at the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training, Mambayya House, Bayero University Kano, 9-10 November 2016.
  18. Tar, UA (2016) “Militancy, Violence and Security in the Niger Delta” Being Presentation at the National conference on Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta: The Internal and External Dimension held at the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos on December 14, 2016.
  19. Tar UA (2015) “Defence and Other Policies” Being Presentation to the Participants of Senior Course 37, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Isaac Alfa Hall, Jaji, 22 June 2015.
  20. Tar, UA “Science and Technology; Industrialisation and Development: Critical Reflections & Recommendations for Nigeria” Presentation to Participants of Senior Executive Course (SEC), National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), 30 Sept 14
  21. Tar, UA and Mustapha, M. (2016) “Emerging Architecture of Regional Security Complex in the Lake Chad Basin”. Being paper presented at the International Conference on “Security Regimens in Africa” organised by CODESRIA held at Azalai Grand Hotel Bamako, 28-29 September 2016
  22. Tar, UA (2014) “Researching social research in a complex terrain: researching democratic change in Nigeria” Being Lead Paper delivered at the 3rd International Social and  Management Science Research Conference themed “ Emerging Trends in Social and Management Science Research”, held at Kaduna State University, 26-27 February 2014
  23. Tar, UA “Industrialisation in a Globalising World: Science and Technology Dimension” NDC Lecture, presented to participants of Advance defence Management Course, National Defence College, Abuja, 11 Nov 13.
  24. Tar, U.A., Lawrence, J. E. and Abubakar, B. (2010) “The growth of the internet for small and medium scale enterprises” Proceedings of the 11 International Conference of International Association of African Business and Development. Conference theme: “Moving Africa Toward Sustainable Growth and Technological Development”, held at Peninsular Resort Limited Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria, May 2010 (ISBN: 0-9765288-5-1)
  25. Tar, U. A. (2009) ‘Religious fundamentalism’ presentation at the national conference on Secularism held at Palace Hotel, Sulaimani, Kurdistan region, Iraq, 21st
  26. Tar, U. A. (2009) ‘The challenges of secularism in the global South’ presentation at the international conference on Secularism held at Matyr Saad’s Palace for Conferences, Erbil, Kurdistan region, Iraq, 18th
  27. Tar, U. A., (2007) ‘Labour and democratic struggles in Nigeria’ Presentation for a Workshop on Democracy and Working Class Struggles in Africa, Department of Applied Social Science, London Metropolitan University, Ladbroke House, London, 25th
  28. Tar, U. A., (2004) ‘Old conflict, new complex emergency: The crisis in Darfur and a “road map” for peace in Sudan’ Presentation at the International Conference on Darfur Crisis organised by the Government of Libya and the Academy of Graduate Studies, Tripoli, November 29-December 1.
  29. Tar, U. A., (2004) ‘Janjaweed militia and the crisis in Darfur, Western Sudan: Trends and perverse manifestations’ Paper for the International Conference on Darfur Crisis organised by the Government of Libya and the Academy of Graduate Studies, Tripoli, November 29-December 1.
  30. Tar, U. A., (2004) ‘The emerging global agenda: their implications for the global south’ Presentation to Faculty and Staff of the Centre for African and International Studies, Academy of Graduate Studies, Tripoli, Libya 5th

Reports and Commissioned Work

  1. Tar, U. A. (2019) “Religion and Gender Justice in Nigeria: Islamic Perspective” Report of Project Commissioned by the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD), Abuja, in Partnership with Side by Side Movement of the Christian Aid.
  2. Tar, U. A., Emeka-Ogbonnah, C. O. and Onwurah, C. P. (2019) “A Study on the Synergy between Military and Civilian Instructors in the Nigerian Defence Academy: Toward Enhanced Professional Military Education” Report of Study commissioned by NDA Research and Development Fund, April 2019.
  3. Tar, UA (2019) “Writing and Presenting Research Project Report for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes” Multimedia Teaching Material (Podcast) for Dept of Political Science, National Open University of Nigeria, 30 April 2019

Media Commentaries

  1. Tar, U. A. “Nigeria: extending tenure terms will undermine constitutionalism” Daily Trust July 21, 2011 (two parts): http://allafrica.com/stories/201107211096.html
  2. Tar, U. A. “‟Koboko culture‟: the militarisation of Nigerian polity and society” Sahara Reporters, July 17, 2011: http://saharareporters.com/article/%E2%80%9Ckoboko-culture%E2%80%9D-militarisation-nigerian-polity-and-society-dr-usman-tar
  3. Tar, U. A, “Nigeria: Rescuing civic education” Daily Trust, July 5th: http://dailytrust.dailytrust.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&i d=22316:rescuingciviceducationinnigeria&catid=7:opinion&Itemid=12
  4. Tar, U. A. “Time to re-assess national security” Sunday Trust July 3, 2011: http://sunday.dailytrust.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id =7118:itstimetoreassessnationalsecurity&catid=41:latestnews&Itemid=26
  5. Tar U. A. “Dismantle Nigeria because of Boko Haram? Shame on the disciples of doom” Sahara Reporters July 8, 2011 http://saharareporters.com/article/dismantlenigeriabecausebokoharamshamedisciplesdoom
  6. Tar U. A. “Nigeria’s New anarchy: dialogue with our militants is not a bad idea” Sahara Reporters June 29, 2011: http://saharareporters.com/article/nigeria%E2%80%99s-new-anarchy-dialogueour-militant-extremists-not-bad-idea-usman-tar

Media Interviews

  1. Granted Interview to British Broadcasting Cooperation Hausa Service on Amsoshin Tambayoyinku on the “Iranian Civil Protest of 28 Dec 2017”, Interview date: 3 Jan 2018.
  2. Granted Interview to British Broadcasting Cooperation Hausa Service on Amsoshin Tambayoyinku on the “Reforms in Saudi Arabia since to the Emergence of King Salman Bin Abdulazeez”, Interview date: 21 Jan 2018.
  3. Granted interview to Jimeh Saleh of British Broadcasting Corporation (Hausa Service Shirin Amsoshin      Tambayoyinku),     July     14        2011: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/ondemand/hausa/meta/tx/hau1930?bgc =000000&lang=ha&nbram=1&nbwm=1%3fsize&ms3=6&ms_javascript=true& bbcws=1&size=au&ha=nbram&990000=lang&au=bgc  
  4. Granted interview to Nuruddin M Abdullah of Daily Trust (August 29, 2010) for an article titled “an encounter with two Nigeria living in Iraq”: http://sundaytrust.com.ng/?option=com_content&view=article&id=4502:anencounterwithtwonigerianslivinginiraq&catid=41:latestnews&Itemid=26
  5. Granted interview to Mohammed Bapir of Soma Digest (Iraq) on the subject “A blueprint for sustainable peace in Iraq”: http://somadigest.com/Direje.aspx?Soma=&Jimare=26&Babet=ExclusiveInterviews.

Grants, Merits, Awards & Distinctions

  1. Distinguished Inaugurated Professor inaugurated and decorated as the 11th Inaugural Professor of the Nigerian Defence Academy on 17 December 2017    
  2. Professorial Inaugural Medal, Nigerian Defence Academy, 17 December 2019
  3. Letter of Commendation, Honourable Minister of Defence, Lt Gen Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (Rtd) for serving as a Member of the Presidential Committee on Review of the National Defence Policy, May 2015.
  4. Letter of Commendation, Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General Emeka Onwagaebgbu, for serving as a Member of the Convening Order to Develop Sexual Harassment Policy for the Nigerian Defence Academy, November 2013.
  5. Letter of Commendation, Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy, Major General MT Ibrahim for meritorious service to the Academy as Head of the Department of Political Science and Defence Studies, May 2016.
  6. Award of Teaching Excellence and Financial Incentive, University of KurdistanHawler, December 2008.
  7. Awarded three-year funding by the Government of Borno State of Nigeria to undergo PhD at the Department of Peace Studies University of Bradford, October 2001- October 2004.
  8. Laureate/Participant, National Methodology Workshop and grants on Citizenship and Democratisation process in Nigeria organised by Centre for Research and Documentation, Kano, Nigeria, August 2003 (awarded N100,000 research grant).
  9. Certificate of National Service, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) (posted to Kebbi State) 29th February 2000
  10. Laureate, Small Grants for Theses Writing Programme (Master’s Category), Social Science Academy of Nigeria (SSAN), October 1998.
  11. Chair, Plenary Session on the Historical roots of the Darfur Crisis, the International Conference on Darfur Crisis organised by the Government of Libya and the Academy of Graduate Studies, Tripoli, November 29-December 1, 2004.
  12. Certificate of Merit, Best Graduating Student, National Association of Political Science and Administration Students (NAPOSAS), University of Maiduguri, 1996
  13. Abba Habib Memorial Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Political Science, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, December 1996
  14. Dean’s Prize for the Best Graduating Student In Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, December 1996.