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Mr. OSMOND AGBOR OTORA

Assistant Lecturer
History and International Studies
otoragbor@unical.edu.ng

Otora, Osmond Agbor holds a BA (Hons) History and International Studies, MA International Boundaries (Maritime), Security and Defence Studies and currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. His research interest covers such areas as International Relations, Strategic/Defence, Borderlands and Resource Conflicts in the Gulf of Guinea. He has many articles published in reputable local and international journals to his credit.

1. Otora, O. A. (2017) “Calabar and the Challenges of Maritime Security in Nigeria’s South Eastern Borderlands.” In Sapha: A Journal of Historical Studies. Vol. 4, (1), pp. 226 – 256.


Otora, O. A. (2017). “Transborder Data Flows and the Challenges of Cross Border Security and Socio-Economic Development in the Era of Globalisation.” In Ndunode Special Edition of the Calabar Journal of Humanities. Vol. 2 (1), January, pp. 369-381.


Otora, O. A. (2016). “Historicizing the Capitalist World System and the Contradictions of African Development.” In The Leajon: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Vol. 7 (2), February, pp. 129-147. www.theleajon.com.


4. Otora, O. A. (2014). “Piracy and Maritime Criminality: Implications for a Transborder Maritime Security Regime in the Gulf of Guinea.” In Ilorin Journal of History and International Studies.


Otora, O. A. (2014). “Borderlands of Insecurity: A Paradigm Shift towards a Sub-regional Peace and Security Regime in the Gulf of Guinea.” In Journal of African Politics and Society (JAPS). Vol. 3 (2), December, pp. 1-16.


Otora, O. A. (2013) “Developing a Transboundary Eco-Tourism Circuit in the Cross River (Nigeria) – Southwest Cameroon Border Region: A Prognosis for Cross Border Co-operation.” In Benue Valley Journal of Humanities. Vol. 12 (1


Otora, O. A. (2013). “The Global System, Crime Transformation and the Travails of National Security: The Nigerian Experience.” In Professor Bassey Andah Journal of Cultural Studies. Vol. 6, pp. 65-80. www.academicexcellencesociety.com


Otora, O. A. (2013). “Artificial Boundaries and the Political Economy of Border Regions: A Study of Clandestine Movements and Economic activities across the Cross River (Nigeria) – Southwest Cameroon Border Region.” In Journal of African Politics and Society (JAPS). Vol. 2 (2), December, pp. 196-211.


Otora, O. A (2013). “Trade Contacts and Metamorphosis in the Cross River Region: The Place of Ikom/Olulumo in the Trade Relationship between the Upper and Lower Cross River Region, 1900-1950.” In The Calabar Historical Journal. Vol. (5), December, pp. 17-27.


Aboh, J. A and Otora, O. A (2018). “International Organizations and Collective Security in the Era of Intimidation: An Appraisal of the League of Nations.” In International Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. 2 (1): 1-12. www.journal-ijah.org.


Otora, O. A. and Jide Chime (2015). “The Challenge of Power Sharing and National Development: The Case of Nigeria.” In Scholar Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 3 (4B): 964-952. Available on http://www.saspjournals.com/sjahss

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Paper presented was on “The Changing Perspectives on the Reconstruction of African Historical Past and Implication for Socioeconomic Development in the Era of Globalization”
Attended an International Conference on Humanities Research and Globalization held at the Geoffrey Ugochukwo Onyema Auditorium organised by the Department of History and International Studies, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Start: Thursday 12th May, 2016
End: Saturday 14th May, 2016
Paper presented was on “Changing Intercommunity Relations and the Contagion of National Development in Nigeria.”
Attended an international conference on Security and Securitization in Nigeria, organised by the All Nigeria Security Group held at the Permanent Site Naragguta, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Building, University of Jos
Start: Sunday 29th June, 2014
End: Wednesday 2nd July, 2014
Paper presented was on “Ethnicity and Civil War in the Ikom area of the Nigerian – Cameroon Border.”
Attended the maiden conference on The Nigerian Civil War: Historicizing the Experiences of Border Communities, organized by the Network of Benue and Cross River Historians (NBCH) at Mangel Hotel and Suites, Calabar.
Start: Monday 3rd June, 2013
End: Wednesday 5th June, 2013
Paper presented was on “Post-Colonial State Boundaries and the Challenges Border Security in the Northeast Region of Nigeria.”
Attended an International Conference on From Barriers to Bridges: African Boundaries and Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Africa held at the Senate Chamber, University of Calabar and organised by the Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar
Start: Monday 23rd November, 2015
End: Thursday 26th November, 2015
Paper presented was on “Calabar and the Challenges of Maritime Security in Nigeria’s South-Eastern Borderlands.”
Attended the Calabar International Conference on “Calabar Through Time: Issues and Challenges” organized by the Calabar Study Group at the New Senate Chambers, University of Calabar, Calabar
Start: Wednesday 24th April, 2013
End: Friday 26th April, 2013
Paper presented was on “Border Sanctuaries in West Africa: The Geopolitics of Terrorism and Insurgency in Nigeria’s Northeast Borderlands.”
Attended an International conference on ECOWAS: Functional Cooperation, Economic Integration and Political Stability in West Africa – Forty Years after held at the College of Health Sciences Auditorium and organised by the Department of History, Benue State University Makurdi, Nigeria,
Start: Monday 23rd November, 2015
End: Wednesday 25th November, 2015
Paper presented was on “Transborder Data Flows and the Challenge of Cross-Border Security: Implications for National Security in the Era of Globalization.”
Attended the premier Faculty of Arts International Conference on Globalization and Democratic Values in Africa: Perspectives in the Humanities, held at the International Conference Centre, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Start: Tuesday 12th April, 2016
End: Friday 15th April, 2016
Slave Trade and Slavery in the Arabic Islamic World: The Untold Tragedy and Shared Heritage, organised by the UNESCO Slave Route Project
1. Attended a one day colloquium on Slave Trade and Slavery in the Arabic Islamic World: The Untold Tragedy and Shared Heritage, organised by the UNESCO Slave Route Project, held at the Marina Resort, Calabar, Cross River State, March 12th 2012.
Start: Sunday 11th March, 2012
End: Monday 12th March, 2012
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