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Prof. Abia Offiong Timothy

professor
History and International Studies
abiaoffiong@unical.edu.ng

Name: Abia, Offiong Timothy (a)Qualification:B.A. (Unical) M.A. (Unical),Ph.D (Unical) (b) Grants Benefit: (i) Unical Postgraduate grant (1996) (ii) Cross River State Scholarship (1979 – 1983) (c)Conferences Attended: The annual conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria (e) Prof. Abia, at different times has served in NUC accreditation team to different Universities such as Osun State University, Osogbo (2015); University of Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom State University, Uyo (2016); Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (2017). He has also served as external assessor for the promotion of staff to the rank of Reader/Associate Professor and Professors in Akwa Ibom State University, Imo State University, Niger Delta University and in Ignatuius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. Professor Abia has also contributed significantly to the University system in particular and the Nation generally by serving as external examiner for either the undergraduate or the post-graduate programme in the University of Port Harcourt, Niger Delta University, Amasoma, Renaissance University, Enugu and Imo State University, Owerri. As a specialist in African Economic History, and a neo-Marxist, Professor Abia is deeply involved in the study of ‘underdevelopment’ and its impact on Africa. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND/QUALIFICATION 1969 – 1973 - Government School Barracks Road, Calabar Primary Six 1973 – 1976 - Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar 1976 – 1979 - Holy Trinity College, Mbiakong Uyo, WASC 1979 – 1983 - University of Calabar B. A (History) 1985 – 1989 - University of Calabar M. A (European History) 1995 – 2000 -University of Calabar Ph. D (African Economic History) Ph. DThesis Title: ‘The Oil Palm Industry and Economic Transformation of the Lower Cross River Region 1900-960’ AWARD/HONOURS: 1983 - Certificate of Honour University of Calabar Student Union Government for efficient and noble contributions towards the progress of the student’s union and the University. 1984 - Certificate of Honour by the University of Calabar for Noble Contribution to the University. 2001 - Award of excellence for contribution to the Education Development of the Youth. 2002/2003 - Award of Honour FASA, University of Calabar for contribution towards scholarship and purposeful leadership. 2002 - Award of Honour by Ikot Ekpenyong Community Council in recognition of outstanding contribution to community and Educational Development. 2002/2003 - Distinguished leadership award for significant contribution and exemplary leadership in the administration of Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar. 2007 - Award of Excellence by ‘The International Association of Lion’s Clubs’, in recognition of passion and selfless service to humanity and the less privilege. 2010 - A merit award by St. Bernard’s Parish Choir Association as Patron. 2011 - Patron award by CMO, St. Bernard’s Parish in recognition of numerous contribution towards the growth and Development of the Church.

Abia,Offiong Timothy,Asian Factor in East Africa;1890-1945.African Journal of Economy and Society Cape Coast, Ghana. 3.1.2,(December, 2001),pp1 -10


Abia,Offiong Timothy,and Humphery Edopgtow.‘Garrick Sokari Braide and the Quest for an Indigenous Christian Church in the Niger Delta.1882-1918’ Sankofa: Journal of the Humanities,Ghana,2.1,(January,2004),(1983 – 2007) Google.


Abia,Offiong Timothy.German Economic Activities in Angle. Africa Colonies.Tropical Focus the International Journal Series on Tropical Issues,Douala,Cameroon.7.1,(January 2006)pp.56-61.


Abia,Offiong Timothy,Indigenous Protest Over Modernization in the Production Industry of Southern Nigeria;A Focus on Calabar Province’ Journal of Applied Social Science,University of Buea,Cameroon. 7.1,(2008), pp.68-80.


Abia,Offiong Timothy, and Samuel Afia Ekong. ‘International Police (Interpol) and Crime Control in the West African Sub-region’ American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities.Texas USA-North America. 3.5(September2013),pp 224-233.http://www.ajsih.org


Abia,Offiong Timothy.“An Appraisal of Factor Promoting Corruption in Nigeria” Annuals of Humanities and Development Services,4.1,(2013),pp.39-45 www.universalacadicservices.org.CHINA


Abia,Offiong Timothy and Ime Tom Ekpoattai.‘Arbitration as an Alternative Methods of Conflict Resolution Among the Ibibio of South –East Nigeria’.American Journal of social isues and humanities.Texas,USA-NORT AMERICA. 4.1, (January,2014).http://www.ajsih.org. pp 26 – 34.


Abia,Offiong Timothy,‘King Eyo Honesty 2 and the Modernization of Old Calabar South Eastern Nigeria in the nineteenth century’ Valley International Journals,Vol. 1 issue 6, 2014, pp 437 – 445. http://valeyinternational.net/index. php/our_jou/theijsihi. INDIA-ASIA .


Abia,Offiong Timothy,‘History as a Tool of Development’ Nigerian Heritage:Journal of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Abuja. 6.0(1977)


Abia,Offiong Timothy.‘Oberi-Okaime uprising.An Instance of Ibibio Resistance to Colonialism Ndunode:Calabar Journal of the Humanities.Faculty of Art.Uncal,3.1,(2000)pp 57 – 65


Abia,Offiong Timothy,‘Nigeria Traditional Systems of Government:a case Study of Ibiono Ibom’ the Calabar Historical Journal Department of History University of Calabar.(June,2000).pp147 – 155.


Abia, Offiong Timothy, ‘The changing economy of lower cross river region of Nigeria 1860-1910. Ibom Journal of history.Department of History, University of Uyo. 5.6(1998).pp 35-49.


Abia,Offiong Timothy,The ‘Oberi – Okame’Christian Mission as a Protest Movement’,Nigeria Heritage.Journal of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments. Abuja 9.0,(2000),pp 21- 29.


Abia,Offiong Timothy.‘Rural Co-operative Societies and the Transformation of the lower cross river region’ kiabara: Journal of Humanities.University of Port Harcourt.6.1,2000,pp 37-46.


Abia,Offiong Timothy,‘Regious secularty and development of nationalist in Nigeria’cajolis.Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies,Faculty of Arts,UNICAL.5.1,(July 2002), pp 54-70


Abia,Offiong Timothy,‘Ibibio Domestics Economy in Historical perspective.An economic study of innovation and constant among the people of south eastern Nigeria’ Afe: Journal of Minorities Studies,University of Port Harcourt. 7.1 (Jan-June,(2005),pp 51-58.


Abia, Offiong Timothy, Industrial Revolution and Economic Transformation of the Lower Economic Cross River Region in South Eastern 1910- 1960. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar1.1,(April 2006).pp 143-153


Abia,Offiong Timothy.“Obasanjo and Democracy in Nigeria 1999-2007:how will history judge him? Casil:Calabar studies in languages. Department of modern language University Of Calabar.13.1,(April,2006)pp 56 – 64


Abia,offiong Timothy.‘Underdevelopment and Dependency in Africa:A case study of produce grade in the lower cross river region of south eastern Nigeria 1860-1960. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies Faculty of Arts University Calabar,10.1,(April 2007),pp 15-23.


Abia,Offiong Timothy.Contested Memories:the Church of Scotland Mission and Health care Delivery in Ibibio land of South Eastern Nigeria,1900-1969’NDUNODE Calabar Journal of Humanities,7.1,(January,2008),pp 30-49.


Abia,Offiong Timothy.‘Calabar and the Palm Oil Trade in the Nineteenth Century’ Calabar Historical Journal, Department of History,University of Calabar 5.2 Acc(2013) pp 56-64


Abia,Offiong Timothy,‘Epilogue-The Challenges Ahead’ in M.B.Abassialtai.Ed The Ibibio (Uyo. Alphonsus, press 2001) ISBN:978-228-360-1.


Abia,Offiong Timothy,“Religion and Development in Ibibioland of old Calabar Province 1920-1960”, in I. Amadi etal.(Eds. History and Citizenry:Essay in Honour of Okon Edet Uya.(Calabar,Clear Line publishers,2001). Pp.148 – 158.ISBN:978-007-15-1-2


Abia,Offiong Timothy,“African Nationalism” in Godfrey O. Ozumba and Elijah Okon John,eds.Times and Thoughts of African Political Thinkers(Uyo:El-Johns publishers, 2012).ISBN:978 2275 0.8.


Abia,Offiong Timothy,“From Agricultural Produce to Crude Oil:An Economy of Dependence and Under-Development in Nigeria” in Godwin I. Ichimi ed. Perspectives on Contemporary Nigeria.Abuja, Salwin Nig. Ltd.,2014 Pp. 81–91.ISBN:978–978– 943-770-2.

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