Professor Ogbogbo, Christopher B.N. FHSN, FPAN, FSPSP, FISGPP FNARC.
Christopher Bankole Ndubisi Ogbogbo, B.A. (Hons), M.A., LLB, LLM, Ph.D., B.L., Professor of History, University of Ibadan; Lawyer, Past National President, Historical Society of Nigeria; Vice-President, Association of African Historians; Fellow, Historical Society of Nigeria, Fellow, Philosophers Association of Nigeria, Fellow, Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Fellow Society for Peace Studies & Practice and Fellow Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy is also a senior member of the Nigerian Bar Association. He read his History degrees at the University of Ibadan, Law degrees at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and Nigerian Law School, Abuja. Ogbogbo has lectured and researched African History for the past 33 years. He has successfully supervised fifteen doctoral theses and over 100 Masters Degree dissertations.
As a scholar, Ogbogbo is widely travelled and published. He has won several academic laurels and grants. In his kitty is the Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) grant 2005, MacArthur Foundation grant 2006, the University of Ibadan Senate Research grant 2007, the Humanities Staff Development Grant 2015, and a 2019 Rotary International grant on documenting the eradication of Polio in Nigeria, a 2020 NYSC and a 2021 CVCNU grant. He was a Visiting Scholar to Northwestern University Evanston, and Dartmouth College, (both in the USA), St. Augustine University of Tanzania in Mwanza and the University of Benin in Nigeria. He was appointed a Visiting Professor of African History in Kennesaw State University in Atlanta Georgia in 2014 and an adjunct Professor of History and African law in Zhejiang Normal University, China since 2018. Currently, he is currently the Director of Research at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja. He is well published in reputable academic journals and books. He is the current Editor of Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria, the Nigerian Army Resource Centre Journal and the Nigerian Army Resource Centre Monograph Series. Ogbogbo has published copiously in books and journals on the Niger Delta, Security issues and the challenges of nation building in Nigeria.
He is a Consultant to several organizations such as the Federal Ministry of Education, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the German Deutsche Welle African Roots Project and a member of several other academic bodies prominent amongst which are Ethnic Studies Network, Ireland; American Studies Association; Member, African Studies Association, U.S.A.; Institute of Chartered Mediators and conciliators, Historical Society of Nigeria; Nigerian Bar Association and the Society for Peace Studies & Practice. His current passion is to instill a sense of History in Nigerians. He is married with children.