Dr. Thaddeus Terhile Ityonzughul

Dr. Thaddeus Terhile  Ityonzughul studied at his alma mater Benue State University, Makurdi (BSUM). He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (History), Master of Arts Degree (History). He acquired pedagogical skills from Usumanu Danfodiyyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK) and awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). He has also earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in History from Benue State University, Makurdi.

Ityonzughul has attended and delivered many academic papers at both International and National Conferences. He is prolifically published and his research interest is in African History. He is an active member of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) and Teacher’s Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).

  1. Benue State University, Makurdi
    Ph.D History – Social and Economic History   2014- 2019
  2. Benue State University, Makurdi 2009-2012
    M.A. History – Speciality in Economic History
  3. Benue State University, Makurdi 2004-2007
    B.A. (Hons) History
  4. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto 2012- 2012
    Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Journal Articles

  1. Ityonzughul, T. T., Chia, V. D., & Iorakaa, K. R. “The Central Bank of Nigeria and Agricultural Development: A Historicisation”, in African Journal of Management, Social Sciences and Humanities (AJMSSH), Vol. 2. No.1: The Biannual Journal of College of Management and Social Sciences, Kwarafa University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria, (ISSN: 2350 – 2142), Makurdi: Selfers Academy Press Ltd., 2014, Pp.211-222.
  2. Ityonzughul, T. T. “A Historical Perspective of Electronic Banking in Nigeria, 1983 – 2014”, in African Journal of Cultural, Religious, Educational and Environmental Sustainability (AJCREES), Vol. 3: A Publication of African Association for the Study of Culture and the Environment. (ISSN: 2276-839), Lagos: Destiny Ventures, 2015, Pp.29-43.
  3. Ityonzughul, T. T. & Adadu, A. C. “Core Education Values in Egypt, Mesopotamia and China in the Ancient Times”, in African Journal of Local Societies Initiatives (LOSI). Vol. 3. No. 3: A Publication of Department of Religion and Philosophy Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria, (ISSN: 2141 – 9337), 2015, Makurdi: Bellan Press, Pp. 123-131.
  4. Igba, D. M. & Ityonzughul, T. T. “Oil Price Slump in Nigeria: A Policy Discourse”, in VUNA Journal of History and International Relations. Vol.2. No. 2: A Biannual Publication of the Department of History and International Relations, Veritas University (The Catholic University of Nigeria), Abuja – Nigeria (ISSN: 2408-6177), Makurdi: Gwatex Publishers, 2015, Pp.298-314.
  5. Ityonzughul, T. T. & Tor-Anyiin, E.A. “The Nigeria Immigration Service and Travelling Passport Production, 1963 – 2014”, in POLAC Historical Review (PHR).Vol.1. No.1: A Journal Publication of the Department of History and International Studies, Nigeria Police Academy Wudil – Kano, (ISSN: 2476 – 8049), Kano: Eiwa Press, 2015, Pp.270-284.
  6. Ityonzughul, T. T. “Boko Haram in Nigeria: A Sect or a Militia?”, in Journal of African Politics and Society (JAPS), Vol. 3. No.2. A Journal Publication by the Department of History and International Studies, Kogi State University, Anyigba (ISSN: 2315 – 8182), Kaduna: Uneeks & Associates, 2014. Pp. 131-151.
  7. Igba, D.M. & Ityonzughul, T.T. “Youth Unemployment and the Challenge of Sustainable Development in Nigeria”, in Nigerian Journal of Management Sciences (NJMS) Vol.5, No. 1. A Journal Publication by the Department Business Management, Benue State University, Makurdi (ISSN 2315-9669), Makurdi: Belan Press, 2015, Pp.319-330.
  8. Gbamwuan, A. & Ityonzughul, T. T., “A Juxtaposition of Apartheid and Xenophobia in South Africa”, in African Journal of Management, Social Sciences and Humanities (AJMSSH), Vol. 4. No.1: The Biannual Journal of College of Management and Social Sciences, Kwarafa University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria, (ISSN: 2350-2142), Makurdi: Selfers Academy Press Ltd., 2015, Pp.185-204.
  9. Agema, R.J. & Ityonzughul, T. T. “Study of Socio-Economic Impact of Co-operative societies in the Development of Southern Tivland, 1960 – 2010 , in African Journal of Local Societies Initiatives (LOSI). Vol. 4. No. 2: A Publication of Department of Religion and Philosophy Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria, 2015, Makurdi: Bellan Press, Pp. 171-185.
  10. Ityonzughul, T. T. & Hanior, D.V., “Exploring the Place of the Nigeria Immigration Service in the Nigerian Economy and Society Since 1960”, in Kaduna Journal of Historical Studies. Vol. 8, September, 2016(ISSN: 2141- 1832). A Publication of the Department of History, Kaduna State –Nigeria. Pp.83 – 98.
  11. Varvar, T. A. & Ityonzughul, T.T. “The Challenges of Nigeria’s Over Dependence on the Petroleum Sub-Sector and the Need for Diversification”, in Kaduna Journal of Historical Studies. Vol. 8, September, 2016(ISSN: 2141- 1832). A Publication of the Department of History, Kaduna State –Nigeria. Pp. 135 – 156.
  12. Ityonzughul, T. T. & Gbamwuan, A. “Nigeria’s Food Crisis: A Policy Disquisition”, in Wudil Journal of Humanities (WJH) Vol. 1 2016 (N0, ISSN in Circulation during the Time of this Publication). A Journal Publication of the Department of History and International Studies, Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano Eiwa Press. Pp. 189 – 199.
  13. Igba, D.M. & Ityonzughul, T. T. “The Makurdi Flood of 2012: An Assessment of the Causes and Effects on the Makurdi Town and Its Environs”, in African Journal of Local Societies Initiatives (LOSI). Vol. 5, No.2. A Publication of Department of Religion and Philosophy Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria, Makurdi: Bellan Press, 2016, Pp.
  14. Ityonzughul, T. T. “A Revisitation of the Emergent Forms and Stages of Imperialism in Africa”, in African Journal of Local Societies Initiatives (LOSI). Vol. 5. No. 3: A Publication of Department of Religion and Philosophy Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria (ISSN: 2141-9337), Makurdi: Bellan Press, 2016, Pp.131-141.
  15. Yecho, E.I. & Ityonzughul, T. T “Tourism Development in Nigeria: The Case of Central Nigeria, 1962-2013”, in POLAC International Journal of Humanities and Security Studies (PJH SS).Vol.2. No.1: A Journal Publication of the Department of History and International Studies, Nigeria Police Academy Wudil – Kano, (ISSN: 2470-867), Kano: Eiwa Press, 2016, Pp.193-214.
  16. Ityonzughul, T. T & Tor, O.R.A. “Incidences and the Plight of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria in the 20th and 21st Centuries” in Makurdi Journal of Arts and Culture (MAJAC). Vol. 14, No 1,(ISSN: 1117-3440), Makurdi: Sevhage Publishers, 2017, Pp. 181-2012.
  17. Jonah, C.E. & Ityonzughul, T. T., “Nigeria’s Judiciary and the Challenges of Nation Building in the Post-independence Era”, in FUDMA Jounal of Arts. Vol. 1 No.1. A Publication of the Faculty of Arts, Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State (ISSN: 2636-4530), 2018, Pp.63-82.
  18. Ugbegili, S.I & Ityonzughul, T.T., “The Nigerian Civil War, 1907-1970: Historicising the Social Dimension” in African Journal of Local Societies Initiatives (LOSI) Vol. 7 No. 2, Makurdi: Bellan Press, (ISSN: 2141-9337), 2018, Pp. 49-66.
  19. Jonah, C.E. & Ityonzughul, T. T “Crime Prevention in Nigeria: An Assessment of the Role of the Nigeria Police Force in the Fourth Republic”, in POLAC International Journal of Humanities and Security Studies (PJH SS).Vol.3. No.1: A Journal Publication of the Department of History and International Studies, Nigeria Police Academy Wudil – Kano, (ISSN: 2476-8057), Kano: Eiwa Press, 2018, Pp.117-125.
  20. Yecho, E.I. & Ityonzughul, T. T “Women and the Makurdi Flood of 2012: A Retrospective Analysis in Gender History” in Jalingo Journal of African Studies. Vol. 1 & 2. A Publication of the Department of History, Taraba State University Jalingo, (ISSN: 2276-6812), Jalingo, 2017, Pp.292-306.
  21. Ugbegili, S.I & Ityonzughul, T.T., “Information Communication Technology and Nigeria’s University System: Some Pertinent Issues” in Jalingo Journal of African Studies. Vol. 1 & 2. A Publication of the Department of History, Taraba State University Jalingo, (ISSN: 2276-6812), Jalingo, 2017, Pp. 326-337.
  22. Kamnam, M.A. & Ityonzughul, T.T., “Reflections on Xenophobic Attach in South Africa and the Implications on Nigerian Migrants, 1994-2017” in FUDMA Jounal of Arts. Vol. 3 No.1. A Publication of the Faculty of Arts, Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State (ISSN: 2636-4530), 2019, Pp.134-146.

Books Chapters

  1. Ityonzughul, T. T., “Nigeria’s War on Terror: An Assessment of the Challenges in the Fight Against Boko Haram” in Osakwe, C.C. (ed.) Leadership and Complex Military Operations. (ISBN: 978-978-950-661-3) Kaduna: NDA, 2016, Pp. 490-503.
  2. Agaba, J.E. & Ityonzughul, T.T. “Nigeria’s Geography, Population and Linguistic Classification”, in Agaba, J.E. and Orngu, C.S. (ed) Perspective on Nigerian Peoples and Culture. (ISBN: 978-978-954-726-5) Makurdi: Department of History, BSU, 2016, Pp.42-49.
  3. Ityonzughul, T. T., “National Security Challenges in Nigeria: Some Implications for Foreign Relations, 1999-2016”, in Ibrahim, S., Tangban, O.E., Ahmed, O.O. & Osakwe, C.C. (eds.) Defence, Security, Economy and Development in Nigeria. Vol. 2, London: Bahiti & Dalila, in Collaboration with Aboki Publishers, 2017, Pp.376-407.
  4. Ityonzughul, T. T., Ogaba, A., & Tor, O.R.A. “Information Communication Technology and the Policing of Electoral Defaulters in Nigeria”, in Ezonbi, B. & Jonah, C.E (eds.) Security, Elections and Electoral Violence in Nigeria. Jos: Eiwa Publishers, 2017.
  5. Ukase, P. I. & Ityonzughul, T. T., “Which Way Forward? The Challenges of Closing Gender Gaps in Nigeria Through Legislative Interventions”, in Ukase, P.I., Ugbegili, S.I., Audu, B.J., & Ikpanor, E. T., History, Globalisation & Relations in Africa: Festschrift in Honour of Okpeh, O. Okpe, Jnr. Lagos: Integrity Publishers, 2018, Pp.104-119.
  6. Ukase, P. I. & Ityonzughul, T. T “Towards a Quest for the Resolution of Farmers Nomadic Cattle Herders Conflicts in Nigeria”, in Mohammad, N. D. (ed.) Emerging Issues in Herders and Farmers Conflcits in Nigeria. Kaduna: NDA Press, 2016, (Forth Coming).
  1. NYSC Certification as Corps Liaison Officer, Osun State
  2. Certification of Recognition by Federal Road Safety Corps, Osun State
  1. African Economic and Social History
  2. Conflict Studies
  3. Entrepreneurship Studies
  4. Environmental History
  5. History of ICT
  1. Member, Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN), (Founded Since 1955): Registered at the 60th Annual Conference Held at the University of Abuja, Abuja-Nigeria from October 11 – 14, 2015.
  2. Member, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) 2016
  1. Ityonzughul, T. T. “The Origin and Development of Yoruba Race since the Pre-Colonial Era”. A Paper Delivered at my Handover Day (Corps Liaison Officer, NYS) at Akpomo, Isokan Local Government Area, Osun State, 2009.
  2. Ityonzughul, T. T., A Series of Lectures Organised and Delivered Under my Leadership as Corps Liaison Officer in many Secondary Schools in Isokan Local Government Area of Osun State During the One Year of Mandatory Youth Service Corp (2008 – 2009).
  3. Ityonzughul, T. T., “The Role Appraisal of Childhood Education in Nigeria’s National Development”. Invited Paper Presented at the Graduation and Launching Ceremony, Gospel Nursery and Primary Academy, Makurdi, 4th Avenue, Amokachi Lane, July 22, 2015.
  4. Ityonzughul, T. T., Ochelle, J. O., & Aniwen, N. R. “The Role Analysis of Civic Education in Nigeria’s National Development”, in SCSR Journal of Development. Vol.1, Issue No.4, Makurdi: BUSMOR Nig. Ltd, 2014, pp.36-45.
  5. Gbawuan, A. & Ityonzughul, T. T. “An Appraisal of Electoral Violence in Wannune and Aliade areas of Tivland and its Implication for Meaningful Development in the 21st Century”, in SCSR Journal of Development. Vol.1, Issue No.4, Makurdi: BUSMOR Nig. Ltd, 2014, pp.62-77.
  6. Ityonzughul, T. T. “A Reconsideration of History as a Tool for Nigeria’s National Development”, Lecturer Delivered at the Occasion of History Week Celebration, Award Giving, and Launching Ceremony, held at Twine Lecturer Theater 2, BSU, Makurdi, November 17, 2016.
  1. Conference organized by the Historical Society of Nigeria (North-Central Zone) at Benue State University, Makurdi on the theme: “Solid Minerals, Energy and Food Resources, Creative Cultures and the Economies of the North Central Region in Historical Perspective”, November, 18th – 21st, 2014.
  2. 60th Annual Conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Organized in Conjunction with the Department of History and International Studies, University of Abuja, Theme of the Conference: “Historical Society at 60: The National Experience”, 11th – 14th October, 2015.
  3. International Conference of ECOWAS Organised by the Department of History, Benue State University Makurdi, on the theme: “ECOWAS at 40”, November, 23rd – 25th, 2015.
  4. 61st Annual Conference of Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) on the theme: “Nigeria Counts: Issues of national Rebirth”, Organised by the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, University of Port Harcourt in Conjunction with Ignatus Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, October, 9th – 13th, 2016.
  5. National Conference Organized by Centre for Peace and Development Studies, Benue State University Makurdi, on the theme: “Terrorism, Insurgency and Economic Development in Nigeria”, November 28th-1st December, 2016.
  6. International Conference Organized the Department History and War Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State on the theme: “Defence, Security, Economy and Development of Nigeria”, 27th February – 1st March, 2017.
  7. National Conference in Honour of Professor Yakubu Aboki Ochefu, FHSN, MNAL by the Departments of History, History and International Studies and History and Diplomatic Studies of Benue State University, Makurdi; University of Calabar, Calabar; Kaduna State University, Kaduna; University of Ibadan, Ibadan; Taraba State University, Jalingo; Federal University Lafia, Lafia; Kogi State University, Anyinkpa and Department of General Studies Kwararafa University, Wukari in partnership with the Historical Society of Nigeria on the theme: “African Economic History: From Hunters and Gatherers to the Industrial and Information Age”. Hosted by Benue State University, Makurdi, October 22-25, 2017.
  8. First National Conference Organised by the Development of History and International Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Police Academy Wudil, Kano on the theme, “Police, Internal Security and Governance in a Democratic Nigeria”, 27th- 30th of May, 2018.
  9. Eight Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and African Diaspora (TOFAC) in Collaboration with the United States International University-Africa (USIU) Nairobi Kenya, on the theme “Beyond History African – African Agency”, July 2 – 6, 2018.
  10. National Conference organised by Benue State Bureau of Archives, Research and Documentation in conjunction with the Departments of History, Benue State University Makurdi, Kaduna State University, Department of Mass Communication, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, on the theme “Benue State and the Nigerian Federation” held at Benue State University, Makurdi, 25th – 27th July, 2018.
  11. The 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Governance, Agriculture and ICT in the 21st Century, Faculty of Arts, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria, 15th – 17th August, 2018.
  12. The 63rd Annual Congress/Conference Organised by the Historical Society of Nigeria in Collaboration with the Department of History and War Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna on the theme “The Military Factor in Nigerian History Since 1960”, 7th to 11th October, 2018.
  13. Capacity Building Training for Revenue Managers, Batch 2, Organized by Benue Revenue Service, April, 2011.
  14. Data Processing and Internet Application, organized by Benue Internal Revenue Service, August, 2011.
  15. Induction Course Organized by the Government of Benue State of Nigeria, Bureau of Manpower Development and Training, Office of the Head of Service, Makurdi, Training Department, 30th November to 2nd December,2015.
S/N NAME REGISTERATION NO. TOPIC YEAR
1 Yaasa, Kenneth Fanen BSU/AR/HIS/11/10900 A History of St. Andrews Secondary School,  Adikpo, 1967-2015. 2016
2. Idu, Jeremiah, BSU/HIS/12/10844 A History of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Zaki-Biam, 1960-2010. 2016
3 Dekera, Samuel BSU/HIS/12/54 A History of NKST Iortyer, 1991-2015. 2016
4 Biam, Loveth BSU/AR/HIS/12/15192 The Role of Women in Yam Production in Ukum Local Government of Benue State, 1960-2010. 2017
5 Zakaa Mson Isaac BSU/AR/HIS/12/15323 A History of NKST (URCC) Church Iortyer Makurdi, 1991-2015. 2017
6 Clement Tavershima Gbanger BSU/AR/HIS/13/20676 A Posthumous Biography of Dr. Alexander Nyor Gaadi, 1949-2011. 2018
7 Ngodoo Ikyaa BSU/AR/HIS/13/20688 A History of Gwarche Market in Tarka Local Government, 1999-2016. 2018
8 Samuel Terkaa Zwabo BSU/AR/HIS/13/20735 A History of Pre-colonial Judicial Administration among the Nyifon of Benue State. 2018
9 Tar Emmanuel Mser BSU/AR/HIS/13/20726 Historising Hospitality Industries in Benue State: A Study of Makurdi International (Sheraton) Hotel, 1981-2016. 2018
10 Terna Akaa BSU/AR/HIS/DE/14/24891 A History of N.K.S.T Rehabilitation Hospital Mkar, 1930-2016 2018
11 Nathaniel Mtagher BSU/AR/HIS/DE/14/24907 School of Health Technology Agasha and the Development of Guma Local Government Area, 1992-2016. 2018
12 Joseph Terzungwe Kondon BSU/AR/HIS/DE/14/24902 The Effect of Fulani Herdsmen and Tiv Farmers Conflict on Food Security in Logo Local Government Area, 2001- 2016. 2018
13 Elfreda Oganya Onazi BSU/AR/HIS/DE/14/24909 Millennium Development Goal and the Socio-Economic Development of Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, 1999-2015. 2018
14 Deila Justina Akpen BSU/AR/HIS/DE/14/24893 A History of Benue State Water Board, Makurdi, 1976-2016. 2018