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Prof. Chibueke Haggai Njoku


Internal Medicine




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About Prof. Chibueke Haggai Njoku

Venerable Professor Chibueze Haggai Njoku had his MBBS degrees from the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1981. He became a Fellow of the West African College of Phisicians (FWACP) in 1995. He has received some training in Medical Education-August 2013 Organized by UsmanuDanfodiyo University/Teaching Hospital Sokoto, October 2017 organized by West African College of Physicians in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians as Doctors as Educators and in April 2018 by the same body was further trained as a trainer. In July 2017 , he received training in Research and Publication Ethics organized by University of Calabar in collaboration with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He received several managerial and clinical competence trainings while serving as the Head of the HIV?AIDS programme in Sokoto. He has held the position of Consultant Physician from1996-full time at UsmanuDanfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital and University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (sabbatical); visiting at Specialist Hospital Sokoto and Federal Medical Centre BirninKebbi. He was employed by UsmanuDanfodiyo University Sokoto as a Lecturer 1 in 1996 and rose to the rank of Professor in 2007. He transferred and merged his services to the University of Calabar with effect from May 2014. Has held the post of HOD medicine in UDUS/UDUTH, Deputy Provost (clinicals) UDUS and acting Provost in the same university. He was head of HIV/AIDS program in UDUTH Sokoto for several years. He was MDCAN chairman at UDUTH (2002-2005). He headed the NMA disciplinary committee in Sokoto at the same period. He was member of UDUTH ethical committee (1998-2004) and chaired the ethical committee of the College of Health Sciences UDUS in 2004. He was chairman of MDCAN advisory committee of promotions at UDUTH Sokoto (2013-2014). He was a member of UDUTH Journals Management Committee that looked after three peer reviewed journals. He was member and sometimes chairman of many other committees in the same university and hospital. In Calabar, he chaired the MDCAN committees on Best Practice In Laboratory And Post Graduate Accreditation. He was nominated into the Senate Examination Result Vetting Committee in Calabar. He is the head of the Research Committees of both the Department Of Internal Medicine And Faculty Of Medicine. He has been the Head of the Sub-specialty of Pulmonology of the Faculty of Internal Medicine of the West African College of Physicians since January 2015. He has served in many accreditation panels to several teaching hospitals in the country. He was a member of the West African Health Organisation Health Committee for the Harmonization of the Curricula of the Post Graduate Programs in Pulmonology of the different Colleges in the sub-region. He has forty-six publications in peer reviewed journals both local and international. He has co-supervised four Ph.Dsin varied fields of Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Parasitology and Chemical Pathology. He has also co-supervised two masters degrees in Biochemistry, four people for Masters in Public Health and two fellows in Pulmonology. He has been an external examiner to the following Universities: ABU Zaria, Jos, Ilorin, Benin, UNN, Ebonyi state University and currently University of Port-Harcourt He has been an assessor to several Universities: one in the north west, one in the north east, one in the north central, two in the south west, and one in the south east. He has served as a referee to many journals. He is an editorial consultant to six journals (four in Sokoto and two in Calabar). He is an Anglican Priest and rose to the rank of Archdeacon in 2013.

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Bello AK and Njoku CH. Management of Asthma in Adults: Current Trends and Future Directions. Annals of African Medicine .2007 ;6(1) :1-6
Isah MD, Makusidi MA, Abbas A, Okpapi JU, Njoku CH, Abba AA Characteristics, predictors and prospects of lung function among male cigarette smokers in Sokoto metropolis, North-West Nigeria. Orient Journal of Medcicine 2016; 28(3-4); 84-89.
Bilbis LS, Idowu BD, Saidu Y, Lawal M, Njoku CH. Serum level of antioxidant vitamins and mineral elements of human immunodeficiency virus positive patients in Sokoto, Nigeria. Annals of African Medicine 2010:9 (4); 235-239.
Wasagu RSU, Abubakar MK, Lawal M, Njoku CH. Secondary structures associated with Alkaline Transition of Horse Heart Ferricytochrome C: An FTIR study. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 2010:18 (2) ;249-259.
Njoku, C.H., and Anah, C.O. Curvilinear Formulae for Predicting Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Adult Nigerians. West African Journal of Medicine, 2001: 20 (1); 37-41.
Isezuo S A, Njoku C H, AiredeL, Yaqoob I, Musa A A, Bello O. Case Report: Acute Limb Ischaemia and Gangrene associated with PeripartumCardiomyopahty The Nig. Postgrad Med J. 2005 : 12(3); 237 – 239.
Adewumi MT, Njoku CH, Saidu Y, Abubakar MK, Shehu RA and Bilbis LS Serum Chromium, Copper and Manganese Levels of Diabetic Subjects in Katsina Nigeria. Asian Journal of Biochemistry 2007; 2(4):284-288.
Bello SO, Muhammad BY, GammanielKS, Abdu – Aguye I, Ahmed H and Njoku CH. Food items may be compliant High Throughput Drug Library Waiting to be Tapped: a proof of concept study. Journal of Applied Sciences Research 2005: 1(1); 30 – 34.
Njoku, C.H. and Musa, H.S. Bronchial Asthma in Sokoto: A Study of 128 Adult Asthmatic Patients over a 6-year Period. The Nigerian Medical Practitioner 2003: 44(3); 59-63
Njoku, C.H. and Bello, A.K. Hyponatraemia: A Practical Approach to Management.          The Nigerian Medical Practitioner.2004; 46(3): 46-49.
Njoku, C.H., and Anah, C.O. A New Formula for Predicting Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Adult Nigerians. Sahel Medical Journal, 1999: 2 (1); 39 –44.
Njoku, C.H., and Anah, C.O. Reference Values for Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Adults of African Descent. Tropical Doctor, 2004:34;135-140.
OcheMO, Ameh IG, Umar A S, Gana G and NjokuCH.Awareness and the use of Insecticide Treated Net (ITN) among pregnant women attending ante natal at UsmanuDanfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology 2010; 31 (2): 98 – 101.
BelloAK, SaniAZ and Njoku CH. Diabetic nephropathy: Current Concepts in prevention and Treatment. Postgraduate Doctor (Caribbean) 2007:23(1): 3 – 8.
Njoku CH, Isezuo SA and Makusidi MA An audit of snake bite injuries seen at the UsmanuDanfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria. The Nig. Postgrad .Med J 2008, 15(2): 112- 115
Bello SO, Muhammad BY,Gammaniel KS, Abdu-Aguye I, Ahmed H, Njoku CH, Pindiga UH, SalkaAM.Preliminary  Evaluation of the Toxicity and some Pharmacological Properties of the Aqueous Crude Extract of SolanummelongenaResearch Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 2005: 1(1); 1 – 9.
Singh R, Abdullahi K, Bunza MDA, Njoku C H, Singh S, Usman N S, Kaitholia K. Comparative Diagnosis of falciparum malaria infections by microscopy, two RDTs and nested PCR in the three states of North – Western Nigeria. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Care 2013: 3 (5); 31 – 38. 
Bello SO, Muhammad BY, Gammaniel KS, Abdu- Aguye I, Ahmed H, Njoku C.H. and Salka UH. Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial of Solanummelongena L. fruit in Moderate to Severe Asthmatics. J. Med Sci.2004; 4(4); 263-269.
Njoku, C.H. and Aduloju, A.B. Stroke, in Sokoto Nigeria: A Five year Retrospective Study. Annals of African Medicine. 2004: 4(3); 73-76. 
Mojiminiyi FBO, Merunu I A, Njoku CH, and Ibrahim MTO The effect of cement dust on haematological and liver function parameters of Cement Factory Workers in Sokoto, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences 2008; 23 (1-2): 111 – 114.
Yeldu MH, Mainasara AS, Dallatu MK, Sani B, Bilbis LS, Njoku CH, Das SC. Assessment of antioxidant micronutrient levels in HIV/AIDS patients in Sokoto, North – Western Nigeria. Jacobs Journal of Internal Medicine. 2015 1(3): 1-7.
Yeldu MH, Das SC, Bilbis LS, Saidu Y, Njoku CH, Effects of micronutrient supplementation on CD4+ cell count and anthropometric parameters in HIV-positive adults on Highly active antiretroviral therapy and treatment naïve Sokoto Nigeria BJMMR2016; 12(1):1-9.
Yeldu MH, Das SC, Mainasara AS, Bilbis LS, Saidu Y, Njoku CH. Effect of micronutrient supplementation on antioxidant vitamins and minerals in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – Positive subjects in Sokoto Nigeria. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and medical research 2015;2(5): 918-938.
Yeldu MH, Das SC, Mainasara AS, Bilbis LS, Saidu Y and Njoku CH, effects of micronutrient supplementation on lipid peroxidation and enzymatic antioxidant system in blood of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected adult in Sokoto, Nigeria, British journal of medicine and medical research; 2017: 19(10:1-12)
Isezuo, A.S., and Njoku, C.H. Blood Pressure Control Among Hypertensives Managed in a Specialized Health Care Setting in Nigeria.  Afr. J. med. Sci. 2003: 32; 65-70
Njoku, C.H. and Bello AK, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Dialysis   Patients. Postgraduate Doctor (Caribbean) 2005:2(4); 105 – 110.
Njoku CH and Makusidi AA. Morbid Obesity in a twenty one year old beggar: A case Report Nig. J. Clin. Pract. 2007; 10 (2) :180 – 181.
Njoku CH. Obesity Measurement and Management: A review. Nigerian Medical Practitioner 2006: 49(6); 144 – 147.
Yunusa MA, Njoku CH, and Obembe A, self-reported adherence to treatment: A study of socioeconomic factors and psychiatric morbidity among male female patients with HIV infection in Sokoto. Nigeria Journal of Medicine 2014; 23(1): 33-39. 
Sabir AA, Njoku CH and Sada K. Tropical Diabetic Hand Syndrome in a tertiary healthinstitution in Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal 2011, 14 (4); 206 – 209.
Njoku, C.H., Emakpor, A.C., and Salawu, E.S. The Trend of HIV/AIDS in Adults in the Sokoto Area of Nigeria. Sahel Medical Journal, 1999: 2 (2); 98-101.
Njoku, C.H. The Story of Tuberculosis, a reason for Hope for HIV/AIDS Patients     Sahel Medical Journal, 2004 : 7(1); 1-5 
Yunusa MA, Obembe A, Ibrahim T, Njoku CH. Prevalence and specific psychosocial factors associated with substance use and psychiatric morbidity among patients with HIV infection at UsmanuDanfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto state, Nigeria. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies 2011: 10(1); 11 – 16.
Isah MD, Makusidi MA,  Abbas A, Okpapi JU, Njoku CH, Abba AA Spirometric Evaluation of Ventilatory Function in Adult Male Cigarette Smokers in Sokoto Metropolis. Niger Postgrad Med J 2017; 24: 1-7  
Njoku, C.H., and Monsudi, K. Pattern of Congestive Cardiac Failure at UsmanuDanfodiyoUniversity Teaching Hospital, Sokoto. Sahel Medical Journal, 1999: 2 (1); 34 – 38.
Ezunu EO, Njoku CH. A 17 year old Nigerian girl with Sydenham chorea: A case report and review of literature Ann Nigerian Med 2015: 9:26-9.
Odia, O.J., and Njoku, C.H. Management of Adult Tetanus.  A 5-year experience with the use of Continuous Infusion of Diazepam and Methocarbamol.  Orient Journal of Medicine, 1992: 3 (3); 142 – 145.
Bello A. K. and   Njoku C.H, Tuberculosis; Current trends in Diagnosis and Treatment. Nig. J. Clin. Pract. 2005: 8(2); 118 – 124.
Njoku CH, Makusidi MA and Ezunu EO. Experiences in Management of Pott’s Paraplegia and Paraparesis in Medical Wards of UsmanuDanfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria. Annals of African Medicine. 2007; 6(1); 22-25.
Isezuo SA, SaniAZ, Ezunu E, Maiyaki S A, Njoku CH, Obembe A. Clinical neuropathy in HIV/AIDS: an eight – year review of hospitalized patients in Sokoto, Northwestern Nigeria Tropical Doctor 2009; 39: 133 – 135.
Onayemi O, Isezuo S A and Njoku C.H.   Prevalence of different skin conditions in an outpatient setting in North – Western Nigeria Int. J. Dermatol. 2005; 44; 7-11.
Njoku C.H.Isezuo AS, Anas S. Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis: Two Case Reports and Review of literature. Journal of Medicine in the Tropics: 2004; 6(1):19-25s.
Mojiminiyi FBO, Merenu IA, Njoku CH andIbrahim MTO Regression Formulae for predicting haematological and liver function from years of exposure to Cement Dust in Cement Factory workers in Sokoto Nigeria. African Journal of Biomedical Research 2007 ; 10: 235 -240.S 
Singh R, Abdullahi K, Bunza MDA,Njoku C H, Singh S, Nochikulam A. K, Heat Stability assessment of Malaria rapid diagnostic test. Current research and medical sciences 2014; 4(2): 31 – 34.
Saidu S A, Makusidi A M, Njoku C H. Chest radiographic findings in sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis as seen in UsmanuDanfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria. Borno Medical Journal 2013 : 10 (1); 20 – 24
Merenu IA, Mojiminiyi FBO, Njoku CH and Ibrahim MTO. The Effect of Chronic Cement Dust Exposure on Lung Function of Cement Factory Workers in Sokoto, Nigeria. African Journal of Biomedical Research 2007; 10:139 - 143.

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