The New Director of Research, Nigerian Army Resource Centre (DRNARC) Professor Christopher Ogbogbo has resumed duty at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja this week.

Before his present engagement, the new DRNARC was a senior lecturer and Professor of African History, at the famous University of Ibadan, South Western Nigeria. The well-known and highly respected Professor of African History, Professor Ogbogbo, hails from Delta State, Nigeria. His journey into academics and teaching career started in 1985, when after graduation he served as a lecturer, while on National Youth Service Corps at Awka College of Education, Anambra State.

The erudite Director has also been a recipient of numerous Scholarship, Followership Awards, and Prizes. Some of these include; History Department Prize for Best Graduating Student, 1984/85 Session, from University of Ibadan, Faculty of Law Prize for Best Graduating Post Graduate Student 2002 Session, Obafemi Awolowo University, and a Fellow of the Peace and Conflict Studies Programme, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, amongst others.

Additionally, he has published many Books and Research works to his credit. These include Master of Arts Degree in History Dissertation titled “A History of Petroleum industry in Nigeria 1907-1979”, Master Degree in Law Dissertation, titled, “The Human Rights Regime and the Niger Delta Crisis” as well as, Doctorate Degree in History Thesis titled, “Niger Delta and Resource Control Conflict 1960-1995”. Amongst his published Books are, “History for Nigerian Junior Secondary Schools, Books 1-3”, “Oil Wealth and Challenges of Development” and “Delta Beyond Oil: A Sustainable Development Volume 2”, amongst others.

He has also attended many seminars, workshops, and conferences as resource person and participant, both within and outside Nigeria. Some of these include; “UNESCO-Nigerian Hinterland Project Workshop on Atlantic Crossings: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories from the Caribbean and the Nigerian Hinterland in May 2001 which was held at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA” in which he presented a paper titled “Labour Mobility: A Recurring Decimal in Nigerian-Caribbean Relations”, amongst others. In addition, Professor Ogbogbo had been a Visiting Scholar St. Augustine University of Tanzania, Visiting Professor of African History, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, Georgia, and others.

The new Director of Research is happily married and the marriage is blessed with four wonderful children.