Application for Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy 74 Regular Course

Yahaya Abdullahi Umar

Department of Biological Science

Name: Yahaya Abdullahi Umar

Rank: Professor

Contact: +2348100216204

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  • PhD. Vet. Parasitology- Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.
  • MSC. Vet. Parasitology- Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
  • BSc. Zoology- Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.
  • Certificate in Molecular Biology of Leishmania- International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy.  
  • Certificate in Grant Writing – National Universities Commission/ Morehouse College USA & Gregory University Uturu, Nigeria.
  • Certificate in Geospatial Technologies- University of Connecticut, USA.   
  • Certificate in Bioinformatics: Database Mining and High Throughput Genomic Analyses-COMSTECH/ Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Certificate in Basic Techniques on DNA Isolation, Manipulation and Applications – National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)/ International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy.                       
  • Certificate in Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques – Institute of Biomedical Research, Kampala International University Uganda.                     

Area of specialization

Biological Sciences/ Molecular Parasitology/ Biotechnology.

Selected publications

  • Umar, Y. A George B.D.J and Ajanusi, O. J (2011). Survey of Hard ticks (Ixodidae) infesting One-humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Kano State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, vol. 32 (1): 61 – 66.
  • Umaru, G.A., Kabir, J., Adamu. N.B. and Umar, Y.A. (2011). A Review of Emerging Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): A Growing Threat to Veterinarians. Nigerian Veterinary Journal, vol. 32 (3): 174-18.  Available online @
  • Umar, Y.A. (2009). Intestinal helminth parasites of dogs in Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 3(4): 67-70. Available:
  • Umar, Y.A, Maikaje, D.B., Garba, U.M. and Alhassan, M. (2013). Prevalence of gastro-intestinal parasites in horses used for cadets training in Nigeria. Journal of Veterinary Advances, vol. 3 (2): 43 – 48. DOI: 10.5455/jva.20130219032443 Available:
  • Abdulkadir Fatima M, Maikaje D.B and Umar Y.A (2014).The influence of Physico-chemical and Ecological Factors on the distribution of Freshwater Snails in Manchok Water Intake in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Chemical Research, 18: 58 – 66.