UGHERUGHE, Prof. Pender Obenobe

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D; agronomist, university teacher; DOB: August 14, 1942; Hometown: Isiokolo; State of Origin: Delta; Married: Caroline Lucky Dubre, 1965; No of Children: one son, one daughter; EDUCATION: Urhobo College, Effurun, 1956-60; School of Agriculture, lbadan, Oyo State, 1960-64; University of lbadan, lbadan, 1966-69; University of Wisconsin, Madison, United State of America, 1974-76; 1976-78. CAREER: Agricultural Superintendent, Ministry of Agriculture, then Mid-Western State, 1965-66; Agricultural Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, then Mid-Western State, 1969-74; mm: Nigeria's Lawn Tennis representative to the Olympic games, USA, 1974; Lecturer 1 , University of Maiduguri, 1978-81; Snr. Lecturer, 1981-85; aprof. Agronomy/Head, Department of Crop Science, University of Maiduguri, 1985-89; Consultant, Borno and Adamawa State, Agricultural Development Programme since 1988; Visiting prof. Department of Crop Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, 1989-90; co-ordinator of the African Regional Post-graduate Programme in Insect Science, since 1992; Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maiduguri, 1990-95; Acting dir. Centre for Arid Zone Studies, University of Maiduguri, 1992; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services), University of Maiduguri, 1994-98; Acting Vice- Chancellor, 1998; prof. Agronomy since 1989; dir. Centre for Arid Zone Studies, since 1996; mm. Society of Agronomy, Agricultural Society of Nigeria, Science Association of Nigeria, Panel that reviewed the Lake Chad Research Institutes Livestock Programme, 1982, Panel that revised the West Africa Examination Council Agricultural Science Syllabus, 1985; v-ch. Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigerian Universities, 1990-92; ch. Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigerian Universities, 1992-96; mm. National Advisory Committee on Agricultural Research, 1994-96; joint co-ordinator for Sorghum under the Nationally Co-ordinated Research Project supported by the World Bank, since 1996; team leader of the University of Maiduguri World Bank Agricultural Education Project, Advisory Committee of the proposed Lake Ruma Agricultural Project, Adamawa State, publ: Co-author, Estimated digestibilityfor spaced and solid stands ofsmooth bromegrass. USA, 1978; co-author, Influence of Planting Pattern on estimated digestibility of smooth bromegrass. Crop Science, 20:695- 699, 1980; Glass Cow's stomach helps develop forages, crops and soils, 33(4): 9-10, 1981; Wheat production under semi-arid conditions in Nigeria, The Borno State Situation, Annals of Borno 2:73-81, 1985; Drought and tropical pasture management. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 157:13-23, 1986; Improvement of Crops for the arid and semi-arid regions, 3rd Annual conference of Nigeria Rural Sociological Association held at the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, 1986; Improvement in the drought resistance of crops for the arid and semi-arid tropics. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 5 (l):28-40; Water use and Pasture Management in the Lake Chad Basin, Annals of Borno 5:234-246 and numerous other articles in learned Journals, sc: Urhobo Social Club, hob: lawn tennis. off: Department of Crop Science, University of Maiduguri, PMB 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, tel: 076-231682. res: R15, Senior Staff Quarters, University of Maiduguri, Bomo State, tel: 076 - 231682.
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