Etannibi Alemika

Etannibi Alemika is a professor of Criminology and the Sociology of Law at the University of Jos. In August 2015, he was one of seven individuals appointed to a newly formed anti-corruption board organized by President Muhammadu Buhari.[1] His most widely cited article is titled Policing and Perceptions of Police in Nigeria, which was published in 1988.[2]

Early life and educationEdit

Alemika studied sociology at the University of Ibadan where he also got a master's degree in the same course. In 1985, he got a master's degree from University of Pennsylvania, graduating with distinction before he proceeded to obtain a doctorate degree in criminology.[3][4]

Academic careerEdit

He is a member of several organizations including the American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.[3] In 2013, he posited the need for a Nigerian repository of information for use by security agencies that will aid and combat crime.[5] In a 2017 lecture held in Lagos State, Alemika decried the situation of homeland security and called on legislators to create laws that will ensure effective policing in the Nigeria.[6]

Administrative appointmentsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Emily AlemikaEdit

He is married to Emily Alemika, who is also a professor. Emily, a lecturer in the department of public law, faculty of law, University of Jos was born with separated parents and worked as a maid in several homes before starting primary school at age 13. She has a diploma in law from Ahmadu Bello University and a master's degree in Criminal justice. She describes her husband as being solely responsible for her accomplishment in life and her saving grace. Explaining that he is a person who never uses gender as a discriminatory factor in issues.[8] She is also the first professor of Law from Kogi State[9]

In 2017, his wife was appointed as a member of the governing council at Kogi State University by Governor Yahaya Bello.[10]


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  2. ^ Edet, Abu (2017-08-01). "CRIME CONTROL AND POLICING THE NATION STATES; THE NIGERIAN POLICE IN FOCUS": 97–102. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Biography". Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  4. ^ "Advisory board". Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  5. ^ "Nigeria needs national data bank to effectively check crime- Experts". Premium Times. December 17, 2013. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  6. ^ "IG confirm the arrest of 1,000 kidnappers, robbers". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  7. ^ "Untold Stories of Buhari's Anti-corruption Strategists". Daily Trust. August 23, 2015. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  8. ^ "It Is God First And My Husband Next". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  10. ^ "Gov. Bello Constitutes Governing Councils Of State-Owned Tertiary Institutions". Kogi Reports. February 28, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-27.

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