Ifeoma Nancy OBIJIAKU


Ifeoma Nancy OBIJIAKU
Designation: Lecturer I
Email: nancyobi@yahoo.com
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Gender: Female

Biography

Name:................................................................OBIJIAKU, Ifeoma Nancy
Date of birth:.................................................02/12/81
Place of birth:..............................................Gusau, Zamfara state
Nationality:....................................................Nigeria
Permanent home address:...............Flat F2, Shammah Estate Phase II, opposite welfare quarters, Kanshio, Makurdi.
Marital status:.............................................Married
Date of First Appointment:...............22nd May, 2012
Date of Assumption of office:.........14th June, 2012
Date Appointment Confirmed:......9th July, 2014
Present Rank:..............................................Lecturer I


Educational Institutions Attended
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria & Royal Veterinary College, London (Split-site) (2013 to date)
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria................................(2009 – 2012)
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria................................(1999 – 2008)
Federal Government Girls College, Gusau, Zamfara state............(1996 to 1998)
Learning Field International School Omagba, Onitsha, Anambra state (1993 to 1996)

Qualifications Obtained with Dates
PhD. Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine (in view)
Masters in Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine ..(MVPHPM, ABU 2012)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M., ABU........................2008)

Prizes/Awards
Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship 2016 tenable at Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom
Postgraduate scholarship awarded by the Nigeria-Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority (JDA); 2009
First Prize, first semester Clinical conference presentation, faculty of Veterinary Medicine A.B.U. Zaria, 2007/2008 session.
Scholarship awarded by Federal Government of Nigeria for Undergraduate Students; 2002

Computer Literacy: Computer literate
Proficient in: Word processing, spreadsheet, data organization, data presentation and computing, & data analysis using SPSS, phylogenetic and sequence analysis using MEGA, DnaSP and CLC Main Workbench respectively.

Skills
Teaching
Research design
Data analysis
DNA extraction
Quantification of DNA using Nanodrop
Conducting polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Optimizing PCR conditions
Conducting PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)
Gel-electrophoresis
Performing quantitative PCR (qPCR)
Sequence and phylogenetic analysis using CLC Main Workbench and MEGA software
Independent thinking
Highly reliable
Pays attention to details
Project management
Time management
Report writing and presentation

Memberships

Membership of Learned Societies
Member, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association
Member, Royal Society of Biology

Workshops/Courses/Trainings attended with dates
Emerging International Leaders Programme on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) organized by Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, United Kingdom; 2017
NOVA Programme on Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, University of Helsinki, Finland
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission workshop on Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, London, United Kingdom; 2017
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission workshop on Science Communication Skills, London, United Kingdom; 2017

Publications

Publications
Ogbaje, I.C., Mandabsu, E.S. and Obijiaku, I.N. (2018). Prevalence, Haematology and Risk Factors Associated with Haemoparasites Infections of Small Ruminants Reared in Makurdi, Nigeria. Nigerian Veterinary Journal, 39 (1): 26-34.

Obijiaku, I.N., Ornguga, N. and Adikwu, A.A. (2017). Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in slaughtered pigs in Makurdi, Nigeria. Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 15(3) 91-94

Atu, B.O., Obijiaku, I.N. and Yakubu, S.E. (2014). Prevalence of Pathogenic Protozoa Infection in Humans & Their Associated Risk factors in Benue State, Nigeria. International Journal of Public Health & Epidemiology 3(2): 07-16

Obijiaku, I.N., Ajogi, I., Umoh, J.U. and Lawal I.A (2013). Sarcocystis Infection in Slaughtered Cattle and Pigs in Zaria, Nigeria. Abstracts of the 37th Parasitology & Public Health Society of Nigeria Annual Conference, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. pp 4

Chukwudike, C.O., Ajogi I. and Obijiaku, I.N. (2013). Soil as a Medium for Seasonal Transmission of Parasite. Abstracts of the 37th Parasitology & Public Health Society of Nigeria Annual Conference, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. pp 46

Atu, B.O. and Obijiaku, I.N. (2013). Studies on Protozoal Infections and Associated Demographic factors in the Senatorial Districtks of Benue State, Nigeria. Abstracts of the 37th Parasitology & Public Health Society of Nigeria Annual Conference, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. pp 57

Obijiaku, I.N., Ajogi, I., Umoh, J.U., Lawal I.A. and Atu, B.O. (2013). Sarcocystis Infection in Slaughtered Cattle in Zango abattoir, Zaria, Nigeria. Veterinary World 6 (6): 346-349

Awasum, C.A., Obijiaku, I.N., Sackey, A.K., Salami, S.J., Sambo, S.J., Ibrahim, N.D.G.; Didel, M., Mairabo, R.R., Hassan, A.Z., and Esievo, K.A.N. (2011). Multiple Congenital Anomalies in a Friesian-Zebu Crossbred Bull Calf. Zariya Veterinarian 8(1):39-41.

Obijiaku, I.N. and Agbede R.I.S. (2007). Prevalence of Coccidiosis and Associated Pathology in Lambs and Kids from Three Contrasting Management Systems. The proceedings of the 44th annual congress of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association at Effurun, Delta State. pp: 229 – 232.


Awasum, C.A., Obijiaku, I.N., Sackey, A.K., Salami, S.J., Sambo, S.J., Ibrahim, N.D.G., Didel, M., Mairabo, R.R., Hassan, A.Z., Amber, E.I. and Esievo, K.A.N (2006). Surgical Correction of an Atresic Ectopic Urinary bladder and Epitheliogenesis Imperfecta in a Friesian- Zebu Cross bred Bull Calf. The proceedings of the 43rd annual congress of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association at Minna, Niger state. pp: 45 – 48.

Specializations

Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine

Research Archive

Current Research: Epidemiological study of Toxoplasma gondii infection in free-range chickens, pigs and pregnant women in Benue State, Nigeria

Responsibilities

Teaching Experience with Date
University of Agriculture, Makurdi (2012 to-date)

Student Supervision
Name of StudentTopicYear of Graduation
Christy BeazleyMolecular detection and genotyping of 2018
(1220667),Toxoplasma gondii in preserved blood
RVC, Londonsamples collected from pregnant women

Ndernen OrngugaSeroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii 2015
(RE/11099/07)infection in slaughtered pigs in Makurdi
metropolis