Application for Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy 76 Regular Course

Yahaya Abdullahi Umar

Department of Biological Science

Yahaya Abdullahi Umar Holds a BSc Zoology, MSc and PhD in Veterinary Parasitology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria. In addition, Prof Umar has attended several local and international courses and conferences. Some of the courses/ workshops attended include:

  1. Master Class on Managing University’s Enterprises for Improving Growth and Profitability in Creative Business.
  2. International Computer Driving Licence Certificate Course.
  3. Effective Grant Application Writing Course for Researchers.
  4. Automation of planning, budgeting and Accounting System Course.
  5. Molecular Biology of Leishmania Course.
  6. Basic Techniques on DNA Isolation, Manipulation and Applications Workshop.
  7. Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques workshop
  8. Data Mining and High Throughput Genomic Analysis Course.


Molecular parasitology/ Biotechnology.


  1. Dibal, D.M., Maikaje, D.B., Umar, Y.A. and Onusiriuka, B.C. (2022). Distribution of Blackflies (Simulium damnosum) infected with Onchocerca volvulus along River Zururu Malalin Gabas Kaduna. Arid Zone Journal of Basic and Applied Research (AJBAR). 1 (2): 79 – 92.
  2. Aminu Aliyu, Benjamin Chikwendu Onusiriuka, Yahaya Abdullahi Umar, Kamaluddeen Kabir and Haroun A. A. (2022). Biodegradation of Premium Motor Spirit Using Biuosurfactant – Producing Bacteria Isolated from Mechanic Workshops in Malumfashi, Katsina State. UMYU Journal of Microbiology Research (UJMR). 7 (1): 33 – 42.
  3. Deborah M.Dibal, Dominic B. Maikaje, Yahaya A. Umar and Benjamin C. Onusiurika (2022). Molecular Characterization of Onchocerca volvulus infected Simulium damnosum and the Physicochemical Parameters Supporting the fly Distribution along the Gamji Park Section of River Kaduna. South Asian Journal of Parasitology, 6(4): 54 – 65.
  4. Dauda DM, Emere MC, Umar Y and AM Umar (2021). Effect of Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Corporation Effluents on the Abundance and Distribution of Phytoplankton Community along River Rido, Kaduna, Journal of Experimental Bioremediation and Toxicology, vol 4 (2): 17 – 22.
  5. Chibuzor Ifenna Nwokoye, Benjamin Onusiriuka, Umar Yahaya, Karderam Bukar Dikwa (2021). Study of Intestinal Helminths of Swine from Chikun and Jema’a Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria. FUDMA Journal of Sciences (FJS), Vol. 5 No. 3:72 – 78. DOI:
  6. Mahmood Mohammed, Umar Yahaya Abdullahi, Paul Anthony Vantsawa and Dibal D.M. (2021). Phytochemical Screening and Anthelmintic Activity of Carallum dalzielli Extracts Against Cercarial Stage of Schistosoma mansoni. International Journal of Natural Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends (IJNSCFRT). Vol. 11 (1): 24 – 33.
  7. Karderam Bukar Dikwa, Umar Abdullahi Yahaya, Dominic Bawa Maikaje and Ahmad Babangida Suleiman (2020). Genetic Diversity of Plasmodium falciparum Isolated from Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Individuals in Parts of Kaduna Metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria. American Journal of Microbiological Research. Vol, 8(3), 83-92. DOI: 10.12691/ajmr-8-3-2. Available @
  8. Ahmad Ibrahim, Yahaya Abdullahi Umar and Mohammed Shehu Busu (2019). Immunological Response of Albino Rats Immunized with UV – Killed Candida albiicans. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. DOI: 10.3844/ajbbsp.2019.
  9. Anyim J, Umar Y.A, Dikwa K.B, Musa M.A, Ogundeji E.B, Ojemudia T.I and Ogundeji A.O. (2019). Prevalence of Human Taeniasis in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, vol 7 ser. II: 52 – 57 e-ISSN: 2319-2402. Available @
  10. Ahmad Ibrahim, Yahaya Abdullahi Umar and Ahmed Babangida Suleiman (2018). Immunological Response of Albino Rats Immunized with Heat – Killed Candida albicans for Possible Prevention of Candidemia. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research, vol 6(4): 9 – 24. Available @
  11. Karderam Bukar Dikwa, Umar Abdullahi Yahaya, Dominic Bawa Maikaje and Ahmad Babangida Suleiman (2018). Haematological Parameters of Individuals Infected with Plasmodium falciparaum in Parts of Kaduna Metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria. American Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol 5(3): 37 – 53.
  12. Yahaya Abdullahi Umar, Maryam Muhammad Aliyu, Idris Abdullahi Nasir, Amos Dangana and Anthony Philip Vantsawa (2017). In-vitro antimalarial resistance pattern of Plasmodium falciparum infection among pregnant women in Northern Nigeria. Afro-Egypt J Infect Endemic Diseases, vol 7(2):47-51. Available @
  13. Maryam Sani Lawal, Abdulsalami Muhammad Sani, Umar Yahaya Abdullahi,
  14. Denwe Samuel Dangmwan, Yahaya A. Umar and Usman Yahaya (2017). Antimicrobial resistance pattern and plasmid profile of diarrheal Salmonallae and Shingallae bacteria isolated from clinical samples in Kaduna metropolis, Nigeria. Journal of Bacteriology & Mycology: Open Access 4(2):00084. Doi: 10.15406/jbmoa.2017.04.00084.
  15. Victor Oluwasanmi Amusun, Yahaya Abdullahi Umar and Philip Anthony Vantsawa (2017). Knowledge, attitude and practice on malaria prevention and control among private security guards within Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna state, Nigeria. Science Journal of Public Health, 5(3): 240 – 245. Doi: 10:11648/j.sjph.20170503.22.
  16. Maryam Muhammad Aliyu, Idris Abdullahi Nasir, Yahaya Abdullahi Umar, Anthony Philip Vantsawa, Jessy Thomas Medugu, Anthony Uchenna and Dele Ohinoyi Amadu (2017). Prevalence, risk factors and antimalarial resistance pattern of falciparum plasmodiasis among pregnant women in Kaduna metropolis, Nigeria. Tzu Chi Medical Journal, 29(2):98 – 103.
  17. Odeyemi Omonike, A. Umar Yahaya and M.S. Abdulsalami (2017). Anti-trypanosomal activity of Allium porrum ethyl acetate bulb extract in Trypanosoma brucei brucei experimentally infected Wister albino rats. European Journal of Medicinal Plants, vol 19(4): 1 – 8. DOI: 10.9734/EJMP/2017/34418
  18. Sa’adatu Hayatudeen, Umar Yahaya Abdullahi, Mukhtar Mohammed Dauda (2017). Survey of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of the inhabitants of Danbatta and Kumbotso LGAs of Kano State, Nigeria. World Wide Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development (WWJMRD); 3(10): 222 – 225. Available @
  19. Adamu Isa, Umar Yahaya Abdullahi, Joseph Appah (2017). Species Composition of Phlebotomine Sandfly (Diptera: Psychodidae) Vectors of Leishmaniasis. International Journal of Science and Engineering, vol 8 (11). 1786 – 1793.
  20. Osagiede, O.N., Maikaje, D.B. and Umar, Y.A. (2017). The prevalence of malaria in patients from selected Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, north – west, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, 38(1): 65 – 68.
  21. Odeyemi, O. S., Umar, Y.A. and Abdulsalami, M.S. (2017). Anti-trypanosomal activity of ethanolic bulb extract of Allium porrum in albino rats experimentally infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, vol 38(2): 261 – 265.
  22. Umaru, G.A., Hedgbo, P.O., Umar, Y.A., Adamu, N.B., Adamu, S.G. (2017).Ectoparasitism and ectoparasitic conditions observed in cattle at Jalingo abattoir, Taraba State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Scientific Research, 15 (3): 599 – 602.
  23. Halima Sadia Bello, Yahaya Abdullahi Umar, M.S. Abdulsalami and Victor Oluwasanmi Amusan (2017). Seroprevalence and risk factors of toxoplasmosis among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Kaduna metropolis and environs. International Journal of Tropical Disease and Health, 23(2): 1 – 11. Doi:10.9754/IJTDH/2017/33528.
  24. Victor Oluwasanmi Amusun, Yahaya Abdullahi Umar and Philip Anthony Vantsawa (2017). Prevalence of Plasmodium species infection among private security guards in Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna State Nigeria. European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, 3(2): 43 – 46. Doi: 10:11648/j.ejebs.20170302.11.
  25. Mohammed, M., Vantsawa, P.A., Umar, Y.A. and Muktar, M.D. (2016). Prevalence of urinary Schistosomosis and associated risk factors amongst Al- majiri disciples in Kaduna metropolis,  Kaduna State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Experimental and Applied Biology, 17:41 – 47.
  26. Umaru G.A., Bello O.A., Abubakar Y.U., Umar Y.A., Adamu N.B. and Adamu S.G. (2016). Prevalence of Helminth Parasites of Domestic Pigeons (Columba livia) in Jalingo Metropolis, Taraba State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, vol.38 (1): 44 – 48.