Prof.Sylvester Nzebunwa IBE

Head of Department Animal Breeding

Prof.Sylvester Nzebunwa IBE

Head of Department Animal Breeding

Biography

 1.      PERSONAL DATA

            Nationality:                             Nigerian

            Sex:                                         Male

            Marital Status:                         Married, with three children

            Name and Address of spouse: Victoria Nwanyiugbor Ibe, Department of Food

                                                             Science and Technology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State

            Permanent Home Address:     Obo-Lagwa, Okwuato, Aboh-Mbaise L.G. A., Imo

                                                             State

2.        INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED (WITH DATES)

            1954 – 1960:   St. Michael’s Primary School, Okwuato, Aboh-Mbaise, Imo State

            1961 – 1965:   St. Columba’s Secondary School, Amaimo, Ikeduru, Imo State

            1966 – 1967:   Federal Government College, Okposi, Afikpo

            1971 – 1975:   University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State

            1977 – 1981:   University of Wisconsin, Madison-Wisconsin, U. S. A.

3.        ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

            1964:   General Certificate of Education (O’ Level) – Five Papers

            1965:   West African School Certificate – Division One

            1975:   B. Sc. Animal Science (Nsukka) – First Class Honours

            1981:   Ph. D. (Wisconsin) Animal Breeding and Genetics

            1986:   Certificate of attendance and completion of a training course on

                         Statistics in Agricultural Experimentation” at IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria.

           1989:   Certificate of attendance and completion of a training course on

                       “Application of Bayesian Methods in Animal Breeding” at

                         Achselschwang, Germany.

          1993:   Certificate of attendance and completion of a training course on

                      “Introduction to computer operating systems and computer software applications” at Leuven, Belgium.

         1997:   Certificate of participation in training on “Computers in Agricultural

                     Production and Management” in the State of Israel.

        1999:   Certificate of participation in a Workshop on “Y2K Computer Millennium Bug” organized by Centre for Adaptation of Technology,                       Awka in collaboration with NASENI, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja.

 

4.       FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

          Major: Animal Breeding and Quantitative Genetics

          Minor:  Statistics

 

5.        WORK EXPERIENCE

(a)                Classroom teacher, Amumara Girls’ Trade School, Amumara, Ezinihitte-Mbaise (May 1970 – September 1971)

(b)               Teaching in College of Agriculture, Bauchi, during my Youth Service (1975 – 1976)

(c)                Junior Fellow, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (July 29, 1976 – August 1977)

(d)               Teaching Assistant, Department of Poultry Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison-Wisconsin, U.S.A. (1980 – 1981)

(e)                Lecturer II, Department of Animal Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (November 1981 – September 1984)

(f)                Lecturer I, Department of Animal Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (October 1, 1984 – September 1986)

(g)               Senior Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (October 1, 1986 – June 30, 1994)

(h)               Associate Professor, College of Animal Science and Animal Health, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State (July 01, 1994 – May, 1996)

(i)                 Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State (wef May 27, 1996)

(j)                 Pioneer Director, School of General and Remedial Studies, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (September 1, 1995                       – February 18, 2000)

(k)               Pioneer Chairman of University Sports Committee, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (1995 – March 2000)

(l)                 Pioneer Chairman of Nigerian Universities (Computer) Network (NUNet), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (1995                       – March 2000)

(m)             Dean, Postgraduate School, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (February 2000 – May 2003)

(n)               Adjunct Professor of Animal Breeding, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (1999 – 2002)

(o)               Part-time Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State (2001/2002-2002/2003)

(p)               Sabbatical staff, Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, August 1,                            2003 to July 31, 2004).

(q)               Dean, College of Animal Science and Animal Health, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (September 1, 2004 –                              August, 2007).

(r)                 Pioneer Director, Directorate of Research and Development, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (March 1, 2007 to                      Feb. 1, 2012)

(s)                Adjunct Professor, University of Calabar, Calabar (December 2006 to 2010)

(t)                 Sabbatical Staff, Dept. of Animal Science, Univ. of Uyo, Uyo [Feb. 2, 2012 to Feb. 1, 2013]

(u)               Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Uyo, Uyo [Feb. 2, 2013 to present]

 

6.         ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

            I.          University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1976-1977; 1981 to June 1994):

a.  As Junior Fellow (July 1976 – August 1977):  organized tutorial

     classes for undergraduates in Genetics and Animal Breeding and

     Statistics courses; assisted lecturers in grading scripts.

b.      As Lecturer II, Lecturer I and Senior Lecturer (November 1981 to

      June 1994): taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Genetics

      and Animal Breeding, Animal Production, Biomathematics, Statistics

      and Computer Applications; supervised many undergraduates and

      successfully supervised five (5) Masters graduates.

II.                Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (July 1, 1994 to

             present)

·         Teach courses in Animal Production, Breeding and Genetics, Computer Applications and Statistics to undergraduate, postgraduate diploma and graduate students.

·         Successfully supervised and graduated ten (10) Masters students in Animal Breeding and Genetics.

·         Successfully supervised and graduated seven (7) Ph.D. students in Animal Breeding and Genetics and co-supervised and graduated four (4) Ph. D. students in Fisheries, Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition.

·         Currently, major supervisor of one (1) Ph. D. and three (3) Masters students in Animal Breeding and Genetics.

·         Also currently, member of Supervisory Committees of a number of Ph. D. students

III.       Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (1999 – 2002)

·         Taught two undergraduate courses in Animal Breeding and supervised one research student

IV.       University of Uyo, Uyo (2001 – 2003)

·         Taught three postgraduate courses in Animal Breeding and Quantitative Genetics and supervised one postgraduate student (Masters) in Animal Breeding

              V.      Federal University of Technology, Owerri (August 1, 2003 - July 31,

                                     2004) (On sabbatical)

·         Taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Animal Breeding and Statistics and gave special lectures on “Design and Analysis of Animal Experiments”

·         Completed a new book titled “Statistical Methods in Animal Breeding and Quantitative Genetics”.

VI.       University of Calabar, Calabar (December 2006 to 2010) (Adjunct

             Professor)

·         Taught postgraduate students in Animal Breeding and Genetics, and Biotechnology

·         Supervised postgraduate students in Animal Breeding and Genetics

VII.          University of Uyo, Uyo (February 2, 2012 – February 1, 2013) (On

             Sabbatical Leave)

·         Taught a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Animal Production, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Biotechnology and                  Statistics

·         Supervised 3 undergraduate students’ projects

VIII.       University of Uyo, Uyo [February 2, 2013 to present]: Adjunct

Professor

·         Teaching postgraduate courses in Biostatistics and Genetics and Breeding and Undergraduate courses in Genetics, Biotechnology and               Statistics

·         Supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students

 

7.         OTHER ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES

            a.  External Examiner for HND and NCE students of some Colleges of

                Agriculture and Education, respectively, and for B. Agric., Masters and Ph. D.

                Students in several Nigerian Universities.

            b.  External Assessor of many candidates for Associate Professorship and

                 Professorship positions in Animal Breeding and Animal Production in

                 many Nigerian Universities.

c.  Reviewed the following:

·         Three (3) Monographs on Statistical Applications authored by Prof.

            I. U. Obi of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

·         Management of Retirement and Ageing, co-authored by Dr. E. C. Agulanna and Dr. (Mrs.) G. G. Agulanna

·         Principles of Tropical Air Conditioning, authored by Engr. Chris A. Ibe

·         Fundamentals of Genetics, for the Publications Committee, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

d.  Reviewed several scientific articles for over ten (10) different Local and

             International Journals

e.  Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the

     Environment”, official Journal of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,

     Umudike (1998 – 2003).

f.  Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of two (2) Journals.

 

8.         RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

            I.          University of Wisconsin, Madison-Wisconsin (1977 – 1981):

                        Supervising Professors:  Professors W. H. McGibbon (late) and J. J.

                                                                   Rutledge

                        Research on Selection Response and Effect of Inbreeding on Egg

                        Production Traits.  Ph. D. Thesis and three (3) scientific papers were

                        published therefrom.

            II.        University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1981 – 1994):

a.      Mathematical modeling of genetic and production phenomena and processes.

b.      Research on genetic improvement of local chickens, with grant from International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden (1988 – 1992).  Several scientific papers were published from these research efforts.

III.             University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (1986 – 1987):

Co-operating Professor:  Professor W. G. Hill

Research on “Transformation of egg production data to improve normality, homoscedasticity and linearity of genotypic regression” – sponsored by Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Two scientific papers published in International Journals came from this research.

IV.             Technical University of Munich, Germany (1989):

Co-operating Professor:  Professor F. Pirchner

Research on “Effect of a major gene (halothane sensitivity gene) on meat production and quality in pigs”.  Visit was sponsored by German DAAD.

An unpublished report was written and submitted to the Institution.

V.                Centre for International Agricultural Development Co-operation,

            State of Israel (April 1997):

            Research on “Integrated Agribusiness Information System – a

            computerized approach”.

            A report was submitted to the Centre.

VI.             Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (1994 to

             present):

            a.  Attracted two (2) World Bank-financed research grants for research in

      poultry breeding, as follows:

                  i)  Research Grant Scheme (RGS): Principal Investigator for the

                       project titled “Effect of major genes and ascorbic acid

                       supplementation on egg production in a heat-stressed

                       environment”.

                 ii)  Nationally-Co-ordinated Research Programmes (NCRP):

                       Principal Investigator for the project titled “Genetic improvement

                       of Nigerian local chickens”.

                  Both projects have terminated.  Some papers were published from

                  them.

            b.   As Collaborating Scientist, I carried out on-station testing at the

                   Michael Okpara University, Umudike Teaching and Research Farm

                   between 1996 and 1997 of Shika Brown commercial pullets

                  developed at the National Animal Production Research Institute

                  (NAPRI), Zaria.

            c.   Current research focus: Exploiting local animal gene resources for

                  productive adaptability; use of markers in animal breeding

d.   Supervision of on-going postgraduate students’ research projects.

VII.          University of Uyo, Uyo [Feb.2, 2012 – Feb. 1, 2013]:

While on sabbatical, I carried out research on “Effect of transformation of poultry egg production data on genetic parameters: a simulation”

 

9.         ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS, PRIZES, AWARDS, HONOURS AND

            COMMENDATIONS

          i.          Science Books award as best all-round Science student at St. Columba’s

                        Secondary School, Amaimo, Ikeduru (1965).

            ii.         Federal Government of Nigeria Schools’ Scholarship as Higher School

                        student with excellent result, at Federal Government College, Okposi,

                        Afikpo (1966/67).

            iii.        German (DAAD) Academic Exchange Scholarship (1972 to 1975), as best

                        undergraduate in the Department of Animal Science in the 1971/72

                        session in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

            iv.        Received at the 1974/75 Convocation of the University of Nigeria,

                        Nsukka the following prizes as the best all-round graduate both in the

                        Department of Animal Science and the Faculty of Agriculture:

·         Faculty of Agriculture prize

·         Department of Animal Science prize

·         Chief Oduah prize

·         Link Group prize

·         U. A. C. (Nig.) Ltd. Prize, and

·         U. A. C. Livestock Feeds prize.

v.         Junior Fellowship in the Department of Animal Science, University of

            Nigeria, Nsukka as the best graduating student in that Department in

            1975.

           vi.         German (DAAD) Scholarship for a three-month study visit to the

 Technical University of Munich, Germany (1989).

vii.                Conferred with the title “MEMBER OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY

             FOR ANIMAL PRODUCTION (MNSAP)” (1992).

         viii.         Belgian Government (A. B. O. S.) Scholarship for a three-month course

on Computer Applications at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1993).

           ix.         Jerusalem Pilgrim (JP) (1997).

            x.         Commendation by the administration of Michael Okpara University of

Agriculture, Umudike in 1998 “for the excellent work you (I) have done in nurturing and developing very high standards in the School of General and Remedial Studies”.  My appointment was extended.

  xi.         Commendation by the administration of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in 2000 for my “contributions towards the formulation of policies governing sports and in preparing athletes who participated in local, national and international sports meet during your (my) tenure as Chairman of the University Sports Committee since February 10, 1995”.

xii.          Recipient of Merit Award His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. L. I. Ugorji, the Catholic Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, in recognition of my immense contribution to the growth and development of Umuahia II Deanery, September 19, 2004.

xiii.          First Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair Outstanding Contribution Award for the research project entitled “Development of synthetic trypanotolerant hybrid from the Muturu cattle” with outstanding contribution in the field of Animal Science, by National Universities Commission, November 25, 2004.

xiv.          Conferred the highest honour of Fellow of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (FNSAP) at the Society’s 31st Annual Conference held at Bayero University, Kano on March 13, 2006.

10.       EXTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 i.         University of Nigeria, Nsukka Fellowship for a higher degree in the

            University of Wisconsin, Madison-Wisconsin, U.S.A. (1977 – 1981).

ii.         Commonwealth Universities’ Fellowship for a 10-month research visit to the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (1986/87).

iii.         International Foundation of Science (IFS), Sweden ($12,000) award for research in poultry breeding at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1988 – 1992).

           iv.         World Bank – financed NARP RGS Research Grant worth $75,000

                         for research on “Effect of major genes and ascorbic acid supplementation

                         on egg production in a heat-stressed environment” at Michael Okpara

                         University of Agriculture, Umudike (1996 –1999).

           v.          World Bank - financed NARP NCRP Research Grant worth N720,000 for research on “Genetic improvement of Nigerian Local Chickens” at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (1997 – 1998).

vi.        CNPq (Brazil) Grant for collaborative research visit to the University of Pelotas, Brazil (2009)

11.       ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE

            University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1981 – 1994):

            a.   As Group Leader and Officer-in-charge of the UNN/KUL Linkage

                  Computer Unit of the Faculty of Agriculture, I was in charge of day-to-day

      administration of the Unit, computer training of staff and students and

      statistical data analysis for staff and students.

b.   Examinations Officer, Department of Animal Science

c.   Chairman/Member of some Departmental, Faculty and University

      Committees and Boards. 

           

            Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (1994 to present):

            a.   Acted for the Vice-Chancellor

      2008: Two days

      2009: June 10-12; October 7-8

                  2010: January 8 and 27; February 2-4; August 18-24; September 7-  (with the

                            DVC, to clear backlog of mails during the Vice-Chancellor’s absence)

            b.   Represented the Vice-Chancellor at various occasions and meetings:

·         Convocations of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2008) and University of Calabar, Calabar (2009)

·         Special meeting of the CVC in Abuja (January 27, 2010)

·         Conference of Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU), Osun State University, Osogbo, (April 19-22, 2010)

            c.   As pioneer Director of the School of General and Remedial Studies

                  (September 1995 – February 2000):

·         Firmly established the School with its tripartite mandate of General Studies, Remedial and Extra-Mural programmes,

·         Started the School Annual Seminar Series, comprising lectures from guest lecturers and our staff on topical issues in the Social Sciences and Humanities.  The first was in 1997, the second in 1998 and the third in 1999.  A Book of Readings for the first three in the Series was published.

·         Published a Handbook, which, among other things, gives a detailed description of the programmes of the School.  Every student was required to own the Handbook.

·         Set up a Materials Production Committee with mandate to produce needed lecture materials for students, to prevent indiscriminate sale of handouts by staff.

·         Established a mini-library in the School.  Relevant books and other reading/reference materials in all courses offered in the School were procured and stocked.

·         Introduced a viable staff welfare scheme in the School.

d.   As pioneer Chairman, University Sports Committee (February 10,1995 –

      March 2000):

·         Laid a solid foundation for sports in the new University by assembling sportsmen and women, providing various facilities and appointing both permanent and honorary coaches.

·         Our University participated in her first International Sports meet, the West African Universities Games (WAUG) in the University of Benin, Benin City (April 1995).

·         Our sports men and women participated in the preliminaries of main Nigerian Universities Games (NUGA) in April 1997 in Bayero University, Kano and in 1998 in the University of Lagos.  The University won her first medals (1 GOLD and 3 BRONZE) in the 17th NUGA Games held in the University of Lagos in September 1998.

·         Our sportsmen and women participated in another International sports meet, the West African Universities Games (WAUG) in Cotonou, Benin Republic in April 1999.  The University won six (6) BRONZE medals.

·         Some of our sports men and women participated in the World Universities Games (FISU) screening in May 1999 at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan.

·         Initiated intra-mural sports competitions for students and provided two giant Vice-Chancellor’s cups for first place winners (men and women).

·         Initiated staff games/fitness clinic, consisting of exercises, fitness walk and assorted games.  Two successful ones were held.

e.   As pioneer Chairman, Nigerian Universities (Computer) Network

      (NUNet, MOUA, Umudike) (1995 to March 2000):

·         Initiated computerization of the new University.  This led to the establishment of the University Computer Unit and provision of computers for use in various Units/Departments/Colleges.  A Local Area Network (LAN) was set up in the Computer Unit for computer training and practical for students.

·         Organized computer awareness and regular intensive computer training for all principal officers, Deans and Directors, Heads of Department, academic and senior administrative staff and secretaries.  This enhanced the level of computer literacy and use in the University.

·         Initiated the computerization of the University’s payroll system, which is currently in use.

·         Established a functional e-mail (fuau.edu.ng now mouau.edu.ng) and gave staff individual addresses for mail.

·         Initiated computer networking for internet connectivity for the University. 

f.   As the Dean of Postgraduate School (February 2000 – May 2003):

·         Responsible for the day-to-day running of the School and implementation of PG Board and Senate decisions on postgraduate studies with dispatch.

·         Articulated several proposals for the enhancement of postgraduate studies in the University. These were approved by Senate and are being implemented.

·         Commenced sending Senate-approved results to individual students at the end of every semester, to enable them know their status.

·         Produced a revised Postgraduate School Handbook and Guidelines for Project Reports/Theses/Dissertation. 

·         Commenced computerization of all records in the PG School.

g.   As Editor-in-Chief of the University Scientific Journal (1998 – July 2003):

·         Chairman of the Editorial Board, which made a reputable International Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment for the new University possible.

·         Seven (7) issues of the Journal, namely Vol. 1 No. 1 (June 1999), Vol. 1 No. 2 (December 1999), Vol. 2 No. 1 (June 2000), Vol. 2 No. 2 (December 2000), Vol. 3 No. 1 (June 2001), Vol. 3 No. 2 (December 2001) and Vol. 4 No. 1 (June 2002) were published during this period.

·         To save cost of publication for the University and to ensure that the Journal is error-free, as much as possible, all the typesetting was done under my supervision and all the corrections and formatting were done solely by me with my own personal computer.

h.     As Dean, College of Animal Science and Animal Health (September 1,

        2004 – August 2007):

·         I was Chairman of the College Academic Board and the College Postgraduate Committee

·         Commenced giving individual results to undergraduate students at the end of every semester to enable them know their status

·         Established a functional Committee system in the College

·         Established a College Library

i.          As Pioneer Director, Research and Development (March 1, 2007 to February 1, 2012)

·         Set up the Directorate from scratch

·         Published the University’s Research Policy and Plan document

·         Successfully reviewed research proposals for award of University research grants for 2007/2008 and 2008/2009. Successful ones were funded by the University

·         Took a contingent of Researchers to University of Lagos for NURESDEF (2008)

·         Project Manager of STEP-B in the University

·         Desk Officer for ETF Academic-based interventions in MOUAU, i.e. Research, Staff Training and Development (from June 2010)

·         Attended Workshops organized by RMRDC, STEP-B, NUC, etc

·         Accompanied the Vice-Chancellor to the Agribusiness Africa Tour to South Africa by Nigerian Universities of Agriculture, May 16-22,2010

   OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Member (representing Senate), 2nd Governing Council of the University (2000 – May 2004)

·         Member (representing Senate), 4th Governing Council of the  University (February 2009 to 2012)

·         Member, University Senate (1995 to present)

·         Member, Committee of Deans and Directors (1995 to Feb. 1, 2012)

·         Member, Board of Postgraduate School (1996 – 2000; 2003 - 2007)

·         Chairman, Board of Postgraduate School (2000 – May 2003)

·         Member, Academic Boards of the Department of Non-Ruminant Animal Production (1994 to 2008); Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology (2008 to present) and College of Animal Science and Animal Health (now College of Animal Science and Animal Production) (1994 to August 31, 2004; September 2007 to present)

·         Member, Postgraduate Committee of the Department of Non-Ruminant Animal Production (1994 - 2008) and of Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology (2008 to present)

·         Member, Senate Research Grants Committee (up to 2006)

·         Chairman, Senate Research Grants Monitoring Committee (1999 – 2002)

·         Group Leader, Non-Ruminant Animal Research Programme

·         Member, University Ceremonials Committee (2000 – May 2008)

·         Member, Inaugural and Public Lectures Committee (up to 2006)

·         University Orator (2000 to 2011)

·         Chairman/Member of certain University ad hoc Committees

·         Member, Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair (NURESDEF) Committee of the University (2004)

·         Chairman, Committee that drafted the University’s Strategic Plan

·         Chairman, NURESDEF Committee (2008 to Feb. 1, 2012)

·         Chairman/Member of certain University/Senate Committees/Panels

·         Chairman, University Ceremonials Committee (June 2008 to Feb. 1, 2012)

·         Chairman, Committee of Deans and Directors (CDD) (November 2008 to Feb. 1, 2012)

·         Member, University Planning Committee

·         Member, University Research Board (2007 to Feb. 1, 2012)

·         Member, Board of MOUAU Extension Centre (2007 to Feb. 1, 2012)

·         Member, Board of ICT Centre (2007 to Feb. 1, 2012)

·         Member, Task Force on ETF Projects (2010 to Feb. 1, 2012)

 

12.       SERVICES TO PUBLIC BODIES AND INSTITUTIONS/COMMUNITY

            SERVICE

·         Vice-President and, thereafter, Acting President of the Nigerian Students’ Association, University of Wisconsin, Madison-Wisconsin, U.S.A. (1979 – 1981)

·         Publicity Secretary and Acting Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka Chapter (1988 – 1991)

·         Chairman, Anambra/Enugu States Chapter of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) (1990 – 1994)

·         Secretary, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (1992 – 1996)

·         Ex-Officio member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (1996 – 1998)

·         Vice-President, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (1998 – 2000)

·         President, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (2000 – 2004)

·         Ex-Officio member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (March 2004 – March 2006)

·         Member, Committee on the Development of poultry grand parent stock for Nigeria, National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI), Zaria (1982)

·         Member, Breeding and Health Working Group of the African Network for Rural Poultry Development, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1989)

·         Lead Scientist for testing NAPRI commercial pullets (Shika Brown) at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (1996-1997)

·         Member of Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation Panel for Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries programmes of the following Universities: Federal University of Technology, Akure, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo state University, Ekpoma and Delta State University, Abraka (Asaba Campus) (1999)

·         Chairman, NUC Accreditation Panel for Agricultural and Forestry programmes in Delta State University, Abraka (Asaba Campus) and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (November 3-7, 2002)

·         Member, Team of Experts that set criteria for the USAID-funded project on “Livestock Biotechnology Priorities in Nigeria”, organized by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ibadan (February 16-17, 2004)

·         Local Government Returning Officer and State Collation Officer for the 1998 House of Assembly and Governorship elections, respectively, in Abia State, Nigeria

·         Chief Editor, West African Journal of Animal Production, a Journal of the West African Society for Animal Production

·         Member, Parish Pastoral Council of St. Finbarr’s Catholic Parish, Umuahia, Abia State (1999-2002)

·         Chairman, Parish Council of St. Michael’s Catholic Parish, Lagwa, Okwuato, Aboh-Mbaise LGA, Imo State (March 2000 - 2006)

·         Member, Diocesan Pastoral Council, Ahiara Catholic Diocese, Mbaise (March 2000 - 2006)

·         Vice-Chairman, Diocesan Pastoral Council, Ahiara Catholic Diocese, Mbaise (2006 – August 2009)

·         Chairman of Committee that drafted the “Constitution Guiding Ezeship Stool in Lagwa, Okwuato Autonomous Community” in Aboh-Mbaise L.G.A., Imo State (2001).

·         Special Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Unit 12,

RS 9.1, Abia State Command (2002 to present).

·         Member, Governing Board of Mater Farms Project, Ahiara Catholic Diocese, Mbaise (2002 to 2005)

·         Member, Agriculture Panel on Merger of Revised Minimum Academic Standards (MAS) with Benchmark Statements organized by the National Universities Commission, Abuja, August 3-4, 2004.

·         Member, Agriculture Group during Stakeholders’ Workshop on the Incorporation of Stakeholders’ Comments and Input into Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS), National Universities Commission, Abuja, November 30 to December 3, 2004.

·         Member, Group that will produce the prototype postgraduate BMAS for the Agriculture discipline for the National Universities                       Commission, Abuja.

·         Representative of the University in the Council for Intellectual Cooperation of Nigeria (COFICON) [ 2008 – Feb. 1, 2012]

·         Member, Editorial Board of Journal of Agricultural Research (JAAR), Journal of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) (from            March 18, 2009)

·         Member, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) Accreditation Committee (from May 14, 2009)

·         Co-Chairman, Plenary Technical Session of the First Abia State Technology Entrepreneurship Fair/RMRDC Zonal Investors’ Forum,                     Umuahia, Abia State, September 15-17, 2009

·         Assessor for the 2006 and 2007 Nigerian Universities Doctoral Theses Award Scheme (NUDTAS) for Agriculture disciplines, National                  Universities Commission, September 22-25, 2009

·         Member, NUC ad hoc Accreditation Panel to evaluate the Undergraduate degree programmes in Agriculture ‘B’ discipline of the University           of Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti in 2012

·         Member, NUC ad hoc Accreditation Panel to evaluate the Undergraduate degree programmes in Agriculture ‘B’ discipline of the Nasarawa           State University, Keffi, April 2013

·         Member, ASUU National Education Summit Committee, wef August 2013

·         Member, Technical Sub-Committee on naming, registration and release of livestock breeds, wef June 2013

·         Participant, Stakeholders' Workshop on Nationally Coordinated Research Project on Poultry, July 15, 2014 organized by Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria at Ibadan

·         Chairman, Breeding Syndicate Group of the Stakeholders' Workshop on Nationally Coordinated Research Project on Poultry organized by           Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria at Ibadan, July 15, 2014

13.       ACADEMIC VISITS TO INSTITUTIONS

(a)                University of Wisconsin, Madison-Wisconsin, U.S.A. for higher degree (Ph. D.) (1977 – 1981)

(b)               International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan for a training course on “Statistics in agricultural Experimentation” (April                        1986)

(c)                University of Edinburgh, Scotland for a study visit sponsored by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (October 1986 –                         July 1987)

(d)               Lake Ammersee, Achselschwang, Federal Republic of Germany for a training on “Applications of Bayesian Methods in Animal                              Breeding” (June 1989)

(e)              Technical University of Munich, Friesing-Weihenstephan, Germany for a study visit sponsored by German DAAD (June – August                          1989)

(f)                Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium for a computer training course, sponsored by the Belgian Government

(A.  B. O. S.) (July – September 1993)

(g)               Centre for International Development Co-operation, State of Israel for an International Workshop on “Computers in Agricultural Production and Management”, sponsored by the State of Israel (March – April 1997)

(h)               Federal University of Technology, Owerri for sabbatical leave (August 1, 2003 – July 31, 2004).

(i)                 Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil (2009) – Collaborative visit

(j)                 University of Uyo, Uyo for sabbatical leave (February 2, 2012 – February 1, 2013).

 

14.       CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/FORA ATTENDED

i. Local Conferences of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)

   (since 1982), Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), Agricultural

   Society of Nigeria (ASN), Genetics Society of Nigeria (GSN), etc

ii. 4th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Edinburgh,

    Scotland, 1990

iii. XIX World’s Poultry Congress, Amsterdam, 1992

iv. Pan African Competitiveness Forum (PACF Nigeria), Abuja, May 14-15, 2009

v.  11th Annual Conference of Heads of Research and Development in Nigerian

     Public and Private Sectors, Calabar, May 26-28, 2009.

vi. 3rd Annual Conference and Workshop on “Enhancing Research Productivity

    in African Universities” organized by West African Research and Innovation

    Management Association (WARIMA), University of Ghana, Legon, Accra-

    Ghana, November 23-25, 2009.

vii. NAMPO Agricultural Show, South Africa, May 16-22, 2010.

 

15.       MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES

                        (a)        Poultry Science Association (American)

                        (b)        Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)

                        (c)        Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN)

                        (d)       African Network for Rural Poultry Development (ANRPD)

                        (e)        Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN)

[f]        World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA)

[g]        Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS)

16.       HOBBIES

            Writing, Listening to music, dancing and Jogging

17.       PUBLICATIONS

            A.        THESIS

1.         Ibe, S. N. (1981).  A genetic analysis of a poultry breeding programme.  Ph.D. Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison-Wisconsin, U.S.A. 173 pages.

            B.        TERTIARY BOOKS

                        1.         Ibe, S. N. (1998).  An Introduction to Genetics and Animal

                                     Breeding.  Longman Nigeria, Lagos.  150 pages.

2.         Ibe, S. N. (2015).  Statistical Methods in Genetics and Animal Breeding (In Press).

 

            C.        CHAPTER IN BOOK AND EDITORSHIP OF PROCEEDINGS       

1.         Ibe, S. N. (1990).  Animal Improvement in Agricultural Development.  In:  The Challenges of Agriculture in National Development.  A. I. Ikeme (Ed.).  Optimal Computer Solutions, Enugu.  Pp. 296-305.

2.         Ukachukwu, S. N., Ibeawuchi, J. A., Ibe, S. N., Ezekwe, A. G. and Abasiekong, S. F. (Eds.) (2000).  Animal Production in the new millennium:  Challenges and Options.  Proc. 25th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Umudike.  440 pages.

            C.        ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

1.         Ibe, S. N., Rutledge, J. J. and McGibbon, W. H. (1982).  Curvilinear trends in direct and some correlated responses to nineteen generations of selection for part-record rate of egg production in a random bred line of chickens.  Poultry Science 61: 821-828. (Offshore)

2.         Ibe, S. N., Rutledge, J. J. and McGibbon, W. H. (1983).  Inbreeding effects on traits with and without selection for part-record rate of lay in chickens.  Poultry Science 62:1543-1547. (Offshore)

3.         Ibe, S. N. (1984).  Evidence of genetic stability in random samples of a random bred control population of chickens.  Nigerian Journal of Genetics 5: 39-43. (Onshore)

4.         Ibe, S. N. (1984).  Repeatability of egg quality traits in White Leghorn chickens.  Nigerian Journal of Genetics 5: 44-49. (Onshore)

5.         Ihemelandu, F. C., Nwosu, C. C. and Ibe, S. N. (1985). Small size maternal effects on post-hatch growth of muscles and bones in chicken. Trop. Vet. 3: 42-46. (Offshore)

6.         Ibe, S. N. and Nwakalor, L. N. (1987).  Growth patterns and conformation in broilers: influence of genotype and management on isometry of growth.  Poultry Science 66: 1247-1251. (Offshore)

7.         Ibe, S. N. and Hill, W. G. (1988).  Transformation of poultry egg production data to improve normality, homoscedasticity and linearity of genotypic regression.  J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 105: 231-240. (Offshore)

8.         Bratte, L. and Ibe, S. N. (1989).  Optimal insemination interval, semen dose and dilution for optimum fertility in chickens under humid, tropical conditions.  Animal Reproduction Science 20: 177-185. (Offshore)

9.         Ibe, S. N. and Nwachukwu, E. N. (1988).  Effect of feed restriction on broiler performance: conformation and isometry of growth.  Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 15: 177-184. (Onshore)

10.       Ibe, S. N. (1989).  Measures of size and conformation in commercial broilers.  J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 106: 461-469. (Offshore)

11.       Ibe, S. N. (1990).  Effect of feed restriction on principal components measures of body size and conformation in commercial broiler chickens.  Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 17: 1-5. (Onshore)

12.       Nwachukwu, E. N. and Ibe, S. N. (1990).  Effects of quantitative feed restriction on broiler growth and economics of production.  Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 17: 6-10. (Onshore)

13.       Bratte, L. and Ibe, S. N. (1991).  Some semen quality factors affecting fertility in poultry – a review.  Abraka Journal of Agriculture 1: 15-23. (Onshore)

14.       Ibe, S. N. (1993).  Growth performance of normal, frizzle and naked neck chickens in a tropical environment.  Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 20: 25-31. (Onshore)

15.       Ibe, S. N. and Okonkwo, J. C. (1994).  Relationship between laying age and repeatability of egg quality traits.  Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 21: 66-70. (Onshore)

16.       Okonkwo, J. C. and Ibe, S. N. (1994).  Repeatability of egg number and egg quality traits in commercial pullets.  Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 21: 71-75. (Onshore)

17.       Ebangi, L. A. and Ibe, S. N. (1994).  Heritability of growth traits of local chickens at 6 weeks in Nigeria.  Revue Eleu. Med. vet. Pays trop. 47(2): 238-240. (Offshore)

18.       Ibe, S. N. and Ezekwe, A. G. (1994).  Quantifying size and shape differences between Muturu and N’dama breeds of cattle.  Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 21: 51-58. (Onshore)

19.       Ibe, S. N. (1995).  Effect of data transformation on the distribution and repeatability of egg production traits.  J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 112: 53-58. (Offshore)

20.       Ibe, S. N. (1995).  Repeatability of growth traits in Nigerian local chickens using early records.  Nigerian Journal of Animal Production 22: 5-8. (Onshore)

21.       Oguike, M. A., Ndubueze, A. I. and Ibe, S. N. (2000).  Semen quality of different genotypes of Nigerian local cocks.  J. Sustain. Agric. Environ. 2(2): 310-313. (Onshore)

22.       Ibe, S. N. (2001).  Problems and Prospects of developing Nigerian poultry breeds.  Journal of the Science of Agriculture, Food Technology and the Environment 1(1): 1-3. (Onshore)

23.       Oguike, M. A., Igboeli, G., Ibe, S. N. and Uzoukwu, M. (2004).  Effect of day length and feed/water regime on induction of feather moult and subsequent laying performance in the domestic fowl.  International Journal of Poultry Science 3(8): 1-6. (Offshore)

24.       Oke, U. K., Ibe, S. N.  and Ogbonnaya, E. O. (2004).  Effect of genotype on growth rate of rabbits.  International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 5:           (In Press).

25.       Ibe, S. N., Obasi, V. N., Ojewola, G. S. and Nwachukwu, E. N. (2005).  Heterosis and reciprocal effects for growth traits in crosses of New Zealand White, Dutch and Chinchilla breeds of rabbits.  Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 32(2): 191-197. (Onshore)

26.       Nwoko, N. and Ibe, S. N. (2005).  Effect of breed and season on semen quality and fertility of bucks in a humid tropical environment.  Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 32(2): 327-334. (Onshore)

27.       Akanno, E. C. and Ibe, S. N. (2005).  Estimates of genetic parameters for growth traits of domestic rabbits in the humid tropics.  Livestock Research for Rural Development (17) 07.  http://www.utafoundation.org/lrrd1707/akan17086.htm. (Offshore)

28.       Oguike, M. A., Igboeli, G., Ibe, S. N. and Ironkwe, M. O. (2005).  Physiological and endocrinological mechanisms associated with ovulatory cycle and induced moulting in the domestic chicken – A Review.  World’s Poultry Science Journal 61: 625-632. (Offshore)

29.       Oguike, M. A., Igboeli, G., Ibe, S. N., Uzoukwu, M., Ironkwe, M. O. and Akomas, S. C. (2005).  Plasma progesterone profile and ovarian activity of forced-moult layers.  African Journal of Biotechnology  4(9): 1005-1009. (Offshore)

30.       Oguike, M. A., Igboeli, G., Ibe, S. N., Uzoukwu, M., Akomas, S. C. and Ironkwe, M. O. (2005).  Morphological characteristics and egg production of forced-moult layers under different moult induction techniques.  African Journal of Biotechnology 4(9):1001-1004. (Offshore)

31.       Ahamefule, F. O., Ibeawuchi, J. A. and Ibe, S. N. (2005).  Performance of West African Dwarf (WAD) bucks fed pigeon pea-cassava based diets.  Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 4(12):1010-1015.  http://www.medwellonline.net (Offshore)

32.       Akanno, E. C. and Ibe, S. N. (2006).  Prediction of body weight of the domestic rabbit at different stages of growth using linear body measurements.  Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 33(1):3-8. (Onshore)

33.       Nwachukwu, E. N., Ibe, S. N. , Ejekwu, K. and Oke, U. K. (2006). Evaluation of growth parameters of main and reciprocal crossbred normal, naked neck and frizzle chickens in a humid tropical environment.  Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 5(7):542-546. (Offshore)

34.       Nwachukwu, E. N., Ibe, S. N. and Ejekwu, K. (2006).  Short-term egg production and egg quality characteristics of main and reciprocal crossbred normal local, naked neck and frizzle chicken x exotic broiler breeder stock in a humid tropical environment.  Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 5(7): 547-551. (Offshore)

35.       Nwachukwu, E. N., Ibe, S. N. and Amadi, C. U. (2006).  Effect of genotype and frequency of semen collection on semen characteristics of local chicken cocks.  Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 5(7): 562-565. (Offshore)

36.       Amaefule, K. U., Ibe, S. N. , Abasiekong, S. F. and Onwudike, O. C. (2006).  Response of weaner pigs to diets of different proportions and high levels of palm kernel meal and brewers dried grain in the humid tropics.  Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 5(3): 1-6. (Offshore)

37.       Amaefule, K. U., Onwudike, O. C., Ibe, S. N. and Abasiekong, S. F. (2006).  Performance, cost benefit, carcass quality and organ characteristics of pigs fed graded levels of brewers’ dried grain diets in the humid tropics.  Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 5(3): 242-247. (Offshore)

                        38.       Oke, U. K., Ibe, S. N., Ologbose, F. I. and Amaefule, K. U. (2006).

Effect of breed of sire on growth performance of exotic crossbred pigs in a humid tropical environment.  Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 5(9): 744-748. (Offshore)

                        39.       Amaefule, K. U., Ibe, S. N.,Abasiekong, S. F. and Onwudike, O. C

(2006).  Response of weaner pigs to diets of different proportions and high levels of palm kernel meal and brewers dried grain in the humid tropics.  Pakistani Journal of Nutrition 5(3): 1-6. (Offshore)

40.       Ahamefule, F. O., Ibeawuchi, J. A. and Ibe, S. N. (2006). Nutrient intake and utilization of pigeon pea-cassava peel based diets by West African Dwarf (WAD) bucks.  Pakistani Journal of Nutrition 5(5):419-424. (Offshore)

41.       Oguike, M. A., Igboeli, G. and Ibe, S. N. (2006).  Effect of induced-moult on the number of small ovarian follicles and egg production of old layers.  International Journal of Poultry Science 5(4): 385-389. (Offshore)

42.       Obasi, V. N. and Ibe, S. N. (2008). Influence of additive and non-additive gene effects on body measurements in the domestic rabbit. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 35(1): 1-8. (Onshore)

43.       Onyiro, O. M., Ibe, S. N. and Anigbogu, N. M. (2008). Influence of genotype x environment interaction on post-weaning growth performance of the domestic rabbit. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 4(6): 676-684. (Offshore)

44.       Nwachukwu, E. N., Okoro, O. G., Ibe, S. N., Akinmutimi, A. H.

            and Ojewola, G. S. (2009). Evaluation of body weight lines of

            divergently selected broiler chicken types in a hot humid tropical

            environment of Umudike, South-Eastern Nigeria. Animal

            Production Research Advances 5(#): 189-193. (Offshore)

45.       Obike, O. M. and Ibe, S. N. (2010). Effect of genotype on pre-weaning growth performance of the domestic rabbit in a humid tropical environment. Global Veterinaria 4(4): 388 – 393 (Offshore).

 46.      Obike, O. M., Ibe, S. N. and Oke, U. K. (2010). Estimation of pre- and post-weaning body weight of rabbits in a humid tropical environment using linear body measurements. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci. 9(4): 440-444. (Offshore)

47.       Amadi, C. U., Ibe, S. N. and Nwachukwu, E. N. (2012). Assessment of microbial quality on indigenous cocks’ semen. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology 1(4): 143-149 (Onshore)

48.       Okoro, V. M. O., Ogundu, U. E., Kadurumba, O., Iloeje, M. U., Okoro, C. L., Nosike, R. J. and Ibe, S. N. (2012). Genetic variations in locally adapted turkeys 1. Additive and non-additive genetic effects on growth traits. Genomics and Quantitative Genetics 4: 1-7 (Offshore)

49.       Okoro. V. M. O., Ogundu, U. E., Okoli, I. C., Nwachukwu, E. N. and Ibe, S. N. (2013). Estimates of genetic parameters for growth traits in pig crosses of Nigerian and exotic breeds at birth, weaning and maturity. Wayamba Journal of Animal Science, Pp. 660-667 [Offshore]

50.       Henry, A. J., Ibe, S. N. and Asuquo, B. O. (2014).  Estimation of genetic parameters for litter traits in grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus). Animal Production Science. An International Journal for Animal Science 54: 1762-1764.     

 

E.        ARTICLES IN REFEREED PROCEEDINGS

1.         Ibe, S. N. (1985).  Multivariate techniques for analyzing inter-correlated multiple trait broiler data.  Proc. 10th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Ile-Ife.  Pp. 1-8.

2.         Ibe, S. N. (1986).  Egg quality parameters in different layer genotypes.  Proc. 11th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Zaria.  Pp. 49-53.

3.         Ibe, S. N. and Obi, J. C. (1986).  Effect of dosage of undiluted semen and frequency of insemination on fertility of chicken eggs.  Proc. 11th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Zaria.  Pp. 59-63.

4.         Ibe, S. N. (1989).  Transformation to improve ill-behaved animal production data.  Proc. 16th Annual Conf. of the Genetics Society of Nigeria, Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu.

5.         Ibe, S. N. (1990).  Increasing rural poultry production by improving the genetic endowment of rural poultry.  In: Rural Poultry in Africa.  Proc. of an International Workshop, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.  E. B. Sonaiya (Ed.).  Pp. 78-81.

6.         Ibe, S. N. (1990).  Utilizing local poultry gene resources in Nigeria.  Proc. 4th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Edinburgh. Vol. XVI: 51-53. (Offshore)

7.         Ibe, S. N. (1992).  Incorporating adaptability genes in poultry breeding programmes in Nigeria.  Proc. XIX World’s Poultry Congress, Amsterdam, Vol. 2: 64. (Offshore)

8.         Ibe, S. N. (1998).  Improving productive adaptability of the Nigerian local chicken.  In: Animal Agriculture in West Africa: The Sustainability Question.  Proc. of the Silver Anniversary Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production and the Inaugural Conference of the West African Society for Animal Production, Abeokuta, Ogun State.  O. O. Oduguwa, A. O. Fanimo and O. A. Osinowo (Eds.).  Pp. 464-465.

9.         Ibe, S. N. (1998).  Environment and Animal Production.  In: Sustainable Agricultural Development in a Changing Environment.  Proc. Of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria, Ishiagu, Ebonyi State.  M. C. Igbokwe, L. S. Eluagu, G. N. Asumugha and J. A. Mbanasor (Eds.).  Pp. 32-37.

10.       Ibe, S. N. and Nwohu, U. H. (1999).  Influence of naked neck and frizzle genes on early growth of chickens.  In:  Proc. of the 26th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Ilorin, Kwara State.  J. K. Joseph, B. Awosanya, D. F. Apata, M. A. Belewu, J. O. Atteh and K. L. Ayorinde (Eds.).  Pp. 292-295.

11.       Akinmutimi, A. H., Ibe, S. N. and Ewa, E. I. (2000).  The true metabolizable energy and protein content of physically and chemically processed jack beans using Muscovy ducks.  In: Animal Production in the new millennium: Challenges and Options.  Proc. of the 25th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Umudike, Nigeria.  S. N. Ukachukwu, J. A. Ibeawuchi, S. N. Ibe, A. G. Ezekwe and S. F. Abasiekong (Eds.).  Pp. 151-153.

12.       Ibe, S. N. (2000).  The place of computer technology in agricultural transformation in Nigeria in the next millennium.  In: Agricultural Transformation in Nigeria.  Proc. of a National Conference in Honour of Prof. M. O. Ijere held at Umudike, Abia

State.  A. C. Nwosu, C. U. Nwajiuba and J. A. Mbanasor (Eds.).  Pp. 170-177.

13.       Ibe, S. N. (2000).  Livestock Production in the South East Zone: Prospects and Strategies in the new millennium.  In: Proc. of the 14th Annual Farming Systems Research and Extension Workshop in South-Eastern Nigeria held at NRCRI, Umudike.  T. Enyinnia (Ed.).  Pp. 12-24.

14.       Oke, U. K., Ibe, S. N., Onyiro, O. M. and Nwichi, C. (2003).  Influence of age and sex on the productive traits of rabbits in the humid tropics.  In:  Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Ibadan.  A. A. Taiwo, A. M. Raji, J. U. Ogbonna and E. A. Adebowale (Eds.).  Pp. 122-124.

15.       Ibe, S. N. (2004).  The role of genetics and livestock breeding in Nigerian animal protein self-sufficiency: A case of day-old chicks and poults.  In:  Self-Sufficiency of Animal Protein in Nigeria: A Reality or a Mirage.  Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria, Abakaliki.  J. O. Ogunji, I. I. Osakwe, V. U. Ewa, S. O. Alaku, M. O. Otuma and B. O. Nweze (Eds.).  Pp. xiii-xvii.

16.       Akanno, E. C., Ibe, S. N. and Ogundu, U. E. (2004).  Reproduction and pre-weaning litter performance of different genotypes of locally adapted rabbit breeds.  In:  Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of Genetics Society of Nigeria, Abeokuta.  O. J. Ariyo, C. O. N. Ikeobi, M. O. Ozoje, I. T. Omoniyi and O. B. Kehinde (Eds.).  Pp. 104-106.

17.       Onyiro, O. M., Ibe, S. N. and Oke, U. K. (2004).  Mortality rates of different genotypes of the rabbit in a humid tropical environment.  In:  Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Nigeria, Abeokuta.  O. J. Ariyo, C. O. N. Ikeobi, M. O. Ozoje, I. T. Omoniyi and O. B. Kehinde (Eds.).  Pp. 120-122.

18.       Nwachukwu, E. N., Ibe, S. N. and Oke, U. K. (2005). Predicting body weight of finisher broilers from linear body measurements. Proc. 30th Annual Conf. of Genetics Society of Nigeria, Nsukka, Pp. 144-146.

19.       Nwachukwu, E. N., Ibe, S. N., Akomas, S. C. and Amadi, C. U.

            (2006). Growth performance of F1 crosses of normal local, naked neck and frizzle chicken x Arbor Acre breeder stock in a humid tropical environment. Proc. 30th Annual Conf. of Genetics Society of Nigeria. Pp. 85-89.

20.       Nwachukwu, E. N., Ibe, S. N., Akomas, S. C. and Amadi, C. U. (2006). Seminal characteristics and semen bacteria flora of some local chicken cocks. Proc. 11th Annual Conf. Anim. Sci. Assoc. of Nig. (ASAN), Ibadan. Pp. 228-230.

21.       Nwachukwu, E. N., Ibe, S. N., Ugwuene, M. C. and Oke, U. K. (2007). Assessment of growth rate of the body and some linear body structures in starter versus finisher restricted-fed broilers. Proc. 32nd Annual Conf. of Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Calabar, Pp. 114-115.

22.       Henry, A. J., Asuquo, B. O. and Ibe, S. N. (2011). Correlation between body weight and some linear body measurements of grass-cutter (Thryonomis swinderianus). Proc. 36th Annual Conf. of Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Abuja. Pp. 36-38.

23.       Nosike, R. J., Nwachukwu, E. N., Ibe, S. N., Obike, O. M. and Okoro, V. M. O. (2013). Relationship between biologic markers and quantitative traits in the domestic rabbit. Proc. 38th Annual Conf. Nig. Soc. Anim. Prod., RSUST, PortHarcourt. Pp. 62-64.

 

D.        INVITED PAPERS

  1.       Ibe, S. N. (1989).  Reproductive biotechnologies in maximizing animal production in Nigeria.  Seminar-Workshop organized by the Genetics Society of Nigeria, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

 2.        Ibe, S. N. (1989).  Impact of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) on Nigerian Agriculture and Rural Life.  Seminar organized by the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, Nigeria.

 3.        Ibe, S. N. (1991).  Genetic trends for resistance to stress in pigs.  16th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Sokoto, Nigeria.

 4.        Ibe, S. N. (1992).  Breeding indigenous animals for greater productivity in the 21st century.  17th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Abuja, Nigeria.

 5.        Ibe, S. N. (1997).  Re-creating poultry germplasm in the humid tropics through marker-assisted selection.  International Workshop on Biotechnology, Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

 6.        Ibe, S. N. (1999).  Small-scale animal farming as a means of solving food security problems in the next millennium.  Convention of the Nigerian Animal Science Students’ Association held at Ebonyi State University College, Abakaliki.

 7.        Ibe, S. N. (1999).  The Millennium Time Bomb and the World Economy.  Workshop on Y2K Computer Millennium Bug Problem organized by Abia State Government in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.

Sylvester Nzebunwa Ibe, Ph.D., FNSAP, RAS

Professor of Genetics and Animal Breeding

 Novembery 01, 2016