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Ghaniyah Odunola Ajibola


Ghaniyah Odunola Ajibola is a researcher and PhD student at the University of Ibadan, Department of Food Technology.

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Chigozie Odum


Chigozie Jude Odum is a lecturer in Department of Archaeology and Tourism, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He obtained his B.A and M.A from the same Department. Currently he rounded up his PhD program from Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Calabar, Calabar with emphasizes on ecotourism planning.…

Abiodun A. Olapade


Abiodun A. Olapade is a researcher at the Faculty of Technology of the University of Ibadan in  Nigeria.



Mr Andrew Danielis a soil scientist at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, conducting research on cocoa, coffee and tea. He has worked extensively on soil fertility.

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Caleb Adelowo

Senior Research Officer

Caleb M. ADELOWO is, at present, a Senior Research Officer at the National Centre for Technology Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.…



Dr Shitui T. R. is a brilliant lecturer whose statistical knowledge and applications of data mining in experimental projects has earned him significant recognition in Food Technology. He is a brilliant scientist with track records in Food engineering, Food processing and.…

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Muzamil Abdelkarim

Managing Partner

Co-Founder & Managing partner of Blackstone Ventures, a unique hybrid of both a Venture Capital & Management Consulting Firm, that supports & services Startups, Social Enterprises, Social Innovation and Businesses.  …


Development Practitioner

Olateju Olaboade Kumuyi is a development practitioner at Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr. Jayeola Chritisnah Olayinka

Chief Research Officer

Dr Jayeola Chritisnah Olayinka is a Chief Research Officer at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan. She obtained a PhD degree in Medical Microbiology and Parasitology at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye in Nigeria.…

Dr. Folorunso S. Ayadi


Dr. Ayadi Folorunso Sunday is a Lecturer and a PhD holder in Economics at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has taught Economics at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels for several years.…


Executive Director

Professor Gerald O Iremirenis the former Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan. He is a professor of Agronomy and has taught at many universities, including the University of Benin and the Federal University of Technology, Akure.…



Dr Semiu Olalekan Ogunwoluholds a PhD in food processing/preservation technology. Hin chocolate research and has a wide research experience in cashew processing technology and cocoa processing.e has published many scholarly papers


Head of Department

Haruna K. Ayuba is a Professor of Biogeography/Environmental Science in the Department of Geography, University of Maiduguri having been the Head of the Department and the Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences in the same University.…

prof. Boma Magnus Oruwari

Professor of Animal Science

Professor of Animal Science, with a specialization in Animal Nutrition.

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Dr. Abraham Mainaji Amlogu


Abraham Mainaji Amlogu is a Consultant Clinical Pharmacist at the State House Medical Centre, Abuja, Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Westminster, London. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a Fellow and an Examiner with the West Africa Postgraduate College of Pharmacists.…



Hamza Aziber Ousman is a Lecturer at the University of N’Djamena, College of Applied Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences. He has participated in designing the intermediate and secondary schools’ science syllabi according to the programme of the Ministry of Education.…

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Dr. David Ugwunta


I have a Ph.D in Banking and Finance. I am in academics, served last in Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria and have published over 30 co-authored articles bounding on economics, banking, finance, accounting and social sciences.…

Dr. Chudi Okpala


Dr. Chudi Okpala, has BSc, in Business Administration from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and MBA Marketing from Nnamdi Azikiwe, University, Awka. His PhD from the Abia State University, Uturu. He is also a Senior Academic staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University.