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Uni Abuja appoints new DVCs

Professor Aisha Sani Maikudi. DVC Academic. Photo:Daniel Adejo/Radio Nigeria

The Governing Council of the University of Abuja has approved the appointment of Professor Aisha Sani Maikudi and Professor Philip UsoAfaha as Deputy Vice-Chancellors Academic and Administration, respectively.

The Council gave the approval at its 96th Regular Meeting in Abuja.

A statement by the Registrar of the University, Mallam Yahya Mohammed, says the Council’s approval followed the selection of the two Deputy vice-chancellors at the 78th Extra-ordinary meeting of the Senate in accordance with the provision of the University of Abuja Act.

Mohammed said the appointment, which took effect from 5th May 2023, was for a period of two years in the first instance.

Aisha Sani Maikudi

The new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Aisha Sani Maikudi was born on 31st January 1983.  She obtained her LLB from the University of Reading in 2004 and LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 2005, and later bagged a PhD in International Law in 2015 from the University of Abuja.

Maikudi joined the service of the University of Abuja on 4th September 2008 as Lecturer II rising to the rank of professor in 2022.

A professor of International Law, Maikudi became the first female Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law,in 2018, and later the pioneer director, University of Abuja International Centre in 2019. She is also the youngest professor of Law in Nigeria and the only female professor from the Northwest. 

Maikudi has attended several National and International conferences in the UK, US, South Africa, Germany, Italy, and Egypt. 

She is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nigerian Law Teachers Association (NLTA), and International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).

Philip UsoAfaha

Philip UsoAfaha, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) was born on 8th December 1972.He obtained his BA and MA from the University of Uyo in 1995 and 2004, respectively and later bagged a PhD in History in 2011 from University of Abuja. 

Afaha joined the services of the University of Abuja in January 2013 in the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies as a senior lecturer, rising to the rank of professor. 

A consummate public speaker and administrator, he had a stint as Branch Manager of UACN Plc Uyo from 1997 to 2000. 

Reporting by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Fany Olumoye and Annabel Nwachukwu