Delta born Prof Sam Aghalino emerges president of Historical Society of Nigeria+Photos

Delta State born Professor Samuel Aghalino on Thursday emerged the president of the prestigious Historical Society of Nigeria HSN as Professor Okpeh Okpeh bows out after his tenure.

The renown Prof of history and author of many history books until his elevation to this position was the Vice President of Historical Society of Nigeria.

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Aghalino emerged at the ongoing 67th Annual Conference/Congress of the body which was established in 1955.

He takes over from Prof. Okpeh Okpeh who has done two terms of two years since 2018. Prof. Patrick Iyorwuese Ukase of Kogi State University also emerged as the Secretary General; Dr. Dave Imbua of University of Calabar as Vice President, South- South; Dr. Jimam T. Lar from University of Jos as Council Member, North Central.

Meet Prof Aghalino

Professor Samuel Ovuete Aghalino, Ph.D., FHSN, is with the Department of History and International Studies, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

In addition to a doctorate degree
in History, he holds a Certificate in Leadership, Strategy and Change Management, from the
Centre of Applied Entrepreneurship, University Coventry, Coventry UK; Certificate in Preparing to Manage Human Resources, University of Minnesota and Certificate in Work
Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal and Professional Productivity, University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education among others. Until recently, he was the Head, Department of History and International Studies, and Director,
University of Ilorin Archives and Documentation Centre. Aghalino’s research interests are in the areas of Economic and Social History, with emphasis on the oil armada and
socio-economic change in the Niger Delta, Nigeria.

He has published extensively in local,
national and international journals and chapters in books. He is the author of a number of books including Oil Exploitation in the Western Niger Delta: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, 1956-1995 ( Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert, 2011 and his commissioned and edited
book , Delta Beyond Oil: A Quest for Sustainable Development (Benin City: Mindex, 2014) , which received commendation from the Delta State Government.

Aghalino is the
Vice President and a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria. Aghalino has attended and presented papers in a number of learned conferences in Singapore, Germany, Kenya,
the US, UK, to mention just but a few. In 2016, he received the Presidential Award in recognition of his outstanding services to the Historical Society of Nigeria. As an avid participant in the annual congresses of the Historical Society of Nigeria, he is the
Chairman, Conference Organising Committee, Chairman of the Biographical Series Committee, Chairman, Ethics Committee as well Chairman, Fellows Night Committee.
He is a Member, Publications Committee, Senate Representative to Council and several committees in the University of Ilorin. He is the Editor, Ilorin Journal of History and International Studies, and he is on the Editorial Boards of national and international

Professor Aghalino was a visiting Lecturer to several universities and also external examiner, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in several universities. He a resource person and subject expert to JAMB and have participated in
accreditation/resource verification of programmes for the National Universities Commission.

By way of community service to Delta state and Nigeria, he was member,
Governing Council, Delta State School of Marine Technology, Burutu , and Chairman,

Governing Council, College of Education, Warri. He was a member of the Delta state Think-tank to the 2014 National Confab in Abuja. Professor Aghalino is currently a member of the Governing Council, Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro. Aghalino is a multiple recipient of awards and also a community mobiliser and
he is married with children.

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