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Dr. Osmond Agbor Otora


History and International Studies


Lecturer II


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About Dr. Osmond Agbor Otora

Otora, Osmond Agbor PhD was educated at University of Calabar, Calabar where he obtained his BA (Hons); MA (Maritime Defence and Security Studies) and PhD (International Boundaries and Borderlands). He had his primary and secondary education at Primary School, Okuni (1986 - 1988), Primary School, Kalime (1988 – 1990); and Government Secondary School (GOVISCO), Ikom, Cross River State (1990 - 1995). He has attended and presented papers in many academic conferences and has many publications in both local and foreign scholarly journals to his credit.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving Certificate (Affidafit) Primary School, Kalime, Ikom19841990
West African Senior School Certificate (Private) Government Secondary School, Ikom 19902005
Diploma in Computer and Information TechnologyMicro-Compliant Computer Institute, Calabar20032003
B A (Hons) History and International Studies University of Calabar, Calabar 20042008
M. A Security and Strategic/Borderlands StudiesUniversity of Calabar, Calabar20102015

S/N Publication
Aboh, J. A., & Otora, O. A (2018). International Organizations and Collective Security in the Era of Intimidation: An Appraisal of the League of Nations. International Journal of Arts and Humanities, 2(1), 1-12.
Otora, O. A. (2017). Transborder Data Flows and the Challenges of Cross Border Security and Socio-Economic Development in the Era of Globalisation. Ndunode Special Edition of the Calabar Journal of Humanities, 2 (1), 369-381.
Otora, O. A. (2016). Historicizing the Capitalist World System and the Contradictions of African Development. The Leajon: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 7(2), 129-147.
Otora, O. A., & Jide Chime (2015). The Challenge of Power Sharing and National Development: The Case of Nigeria. Scholar Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(4B), 964-952
Otora, O. A. (2014). Piracy and Maritime Criminality: Implications for a Transborder Maritime Security Regime in the Gulf of Guinea. Ilorin Journal of History and International Studies, 4 (1&2), 207-225.
Otora, O. A. (2014). Borderlands of Insecurity: A Paradigm Shift towards a Sub-regional Peace and Security Regime in the Gulf of Guinea. Journal of African Politics and Society (JAPS), 3(2), 1-16.
Otora, O. A., & Ellah, T. O. (2014). ECOWAS Prospects for Regional Integration in the West African Sub-region. The Leajon: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 6(1), 90-98.
Enor, F. N., Elaah, T. O., & Otora, O. A. (2014). Resource Conflicts, Security and Crisis of Socio-Economic Development in the Gulf of Guinea, 1990 - 2010. Global Journal of Human Social Sciences (E-Economic), 14(1), 57-75.
Enor, F. N., Otora, O. A., & Ellah, T. O. (2014). The Theory and Practice of National Interest: Aspects of Nigeria and United States National Interest Examined. Global Journal of Human Social Sciences (H-Interdisciplinary), 14(10), 52-63.
Enor, F. N., Ellah, T. O., & Otora, O. A. (2014). Key Issues in the United States – Iranian Relations, 1980 - 2012. LWATI: Journal of Contemporary Research, 11(3), 141-156.
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. Benue Valley Journal of Humanities. 12(1&2), 14 – 30.
Otora, O. A. (2013). The Global System, Crime Transformation and the Travails of National Security: The Nigerian Experience. Professor Bassey Andah Journal of Cultural Studies, 6, 65-80.
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. Journal of African Politics and Society (JAPS), 2(2), 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. The Calabar Historical Journal, 5, 17-27.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
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 State2012-03-122012-03-12
Calabar International Conference on “Calabar Through Time: Issues and Challenges, organized by the Calabar Study Group at the New Senate Chambers, University of Calabar, CalabarCalabar and the Challenges of Maritime Security in Nigeria’s South-Eastern Borderlands.2013-04-242013-04-26
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, CalabarEthnicity and Civil War in the Ikom area of the Nigerian – Cameroon Border.2013-06-032013-06-05
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 Changing Intercommunity Relations and the Contagion of National Development in Nigeria.2014-06-292014-07-02
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 StudiePost-Colonial State Boundaries and the Challenges Border Security in the Northeast Region of Nigeria.2015-11-232015-11-26
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 UnBorder Sanctuaries in West Africa: The Geopolitics of Terrorism and Insurgency in Nigeria’s Northeast Borderlands.2015-11-232015-11-25
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 Transborder Data Flows and the Challenge of Cross-Border Security: Implications for National Security in the Era of Globalization.2016-04-122016-04-15
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, NigeriaThe Changing Perspectives on the Reconstruction of African Historical Past and Implication for Socioeconomic Development in the Era of Globalization2016-05-122016-05-14