Dr. Adewale Iyaniwura, Adeolu

Lecturer I

Work Information

First Name Adewale
Middle Name (initial) Iyaniwura
Surname Adeolu


Programme Animal Science
Department Agriculture
Faculty Agriculture

Biography (Education/Professional Experience/Professional Accomplishments)

Dr. Adewale Iyaniwura, Adeolu is a seasoned lecturer in the areas of Animal Genetics, Biotechnology and Biostatistics. His entire working experience has been in the teaching and research system. He started as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Education, Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo in 2004 and rose to the rank of Lecturer III and Lecturer II respectively in 2004 and 2010. In October, 2011 he took up lecturing appointment with the Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu and after 11 months, he resigned and took the same appointment with the Department of Biology/Microbiology/Biotechnology of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI) where he taught Medical Genetics, Introductory Genetics, History and Philosophy of Science and related Biotechnology courses until 2017 when he was redeployed to Department of Agriculture (Animal Science Programme) of the same institution.  In terms of academic pursuit, Adewale Iyaniwura obtained Ph.D in Animal Genetics & Breeding from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria in 2016. He is a recipients of Visiting Scholar fellowship of TETFund Nigeria at Animal Genetics & Genomics Laboratory, Office of International Programmes. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA, from November 1, 2014 – April 22, 2015 (6 months). He has much research interest in the area of modern animal biotechnology for improvement and development of improved Nigerian Indigenous Chicken (NIC) and Rabbit through rDNA and genomics selection (instead of conventional crossbreeding). Presently the Ag. Director, Directorate of SIWES, AE-FUNAI. He is happily married to his Queen, Ngozi-Ezeh Ibukun and they are blessed with four (4) children- three (3) girls and one (1) boy.

Academic Qualifications

S/N Institutions attended degree(s) awarded year
1 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State. Phd in animal genetic & breeding 2016
2 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. M.SC. IN ANIMAL GENETIC & BREEDING 2009
3 National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) Kaduna PGD in Education 2007
4 Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) B. Agric: in Animal Science (Second Class Honour) 1999

Research Interests

1 Assessing Genetic Diversity of Rabbit Populations in the South Eastern part of Nigeria using microsatellite markers
2 Assessment of Soil Nutrients Capacity and Environmental pollution Control of Fermented Bed Product Inoculated with Indigenous Microorganisms in Swine Production.
3  The Role of Backyard Rabbit Production of Micronutrient Malnutrition of 1000 Days Window Period in Nigeria.
4 Micronutrients value of Moringa olifera in children under window period in nigeria

Membership of Professional Bodies

1 Registered Animal Scientist (RAS), Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS)
2 Member, Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN)
3 Member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)
4 Member, World’s Poultry Science Association Nigeria Branch (WPSA-NB)
5 Member, Animal Science Association of Nigerian (ASAN)


1 Adeolu, A. I., Oleforuh-Okoleh , V. U., Mathew, W., Onyeneke, R. U., Nwose, R. N., Oko-Isu A. and Ogbuagu  K. P. (2019). Genetic parameters for pre-weaning litter traits in heterogeneous population of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) raised in the humid tropics. Indian Journal of Animal Research. ARCC/ B-1124.  DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-1124
2 Oko-Isu, A., Chukwu, A. U., Ofoegbu, G. N., Igberi, C. O., Ololo, K. O., Agbanike, T. F., Anochiwa, L., Uwajumogu, N., Enyoghasim, M. O., Okoro, U. N. and Adeolu, A. I. (2019). Coffee Output Reaction to Climate Change and Commodity Price Volatility: The Nigeria Experience. Journal of Sustainability. 11, 3503; doi: 10.3390/su11133503
3 Onyeneke, R. U., Nwajiuba, C. A., Igberi, C. O., Amadi, M. U., Anosike, F. C., Oko-Isu, A., Munonye, J., Uwadoka, C and Adeolu, A. I. (2019).Impacts of Caregivers’ Nutrition Knowledge and Food Market Accessibility on Preschool Children’s Dietary Diversity in Remote Communities in Southeast Nigeria. Journal of Sustainability. 11, 1688; doi: 10.3390/su11061688.
4 Nweke, F. N., Mbah, C. E., Adeolu, A. I., Itumoh, O. M. and Nwonu, E. V. (2018). Analysis of Selected Medicinal Plants used in the Treatment of Malaria and Typhoid Fever in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Nig. J. Biotech. (35) 1-7 (https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njb.v35i1.1)
5 Adeolu, A. I., Oleforuh-Okoleh, V. U. and Ibe, S. N. (2017).  Litter Traits Performance of Rabbits Raised in the Humid Tropics of Southern Nigeria as Influenced by Breed-type and Parity. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, NJAP. 44 (4) pp 48-56 (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/njap/index)
6 Nwachukwu, E.N., Adeolu, A.I. and Nkemakolam, O.C. (2015). Growth performance, genetic parameters and selection index of pure and crossbred population of Red Sokoto and West African Dwarf goats. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production. 42. (1) pp 11-18. (www.ajol.info/index.php/njap/issue/view/12260)
7 Adeolu, A. I. and Oleforuh-Okoleh, V. U. (2014). Biotechnological Approach in Genetic Diversity Conservation of Nigerian Indigenous Chicken for Future Breed Development: Problems and Prospects. Journal of Life Sciences Research and Discovery.
8. Oleforuh-Okoleh, V. U., Chukwu G. C. and Adeolu, A. I. (2014). Effect of Ground Ginger and Garlic on the Growth Performance, Carcass Quality and Economics of Production of Broiler Chickens. Global Journal of Bio-Science and Biotechnology. 3:225-229  (www.scienceandnature.org)
9. Oleforuh-Okoleh, V. U., Nwosu, C.C, Adeolu, A. I. ,Udeh, I., Uberu, C.P.N and Ndofor – Foleng, H.M. (2012). Egg Production Performance in a Nigeria Local Chicken Ecotype Subjected to Selection. Journal of Agricultural Science, Canadian Center of Science and Education. 4 (6):180-186. (http://journaldatabase.info/journal/issn1916-9752)


Adeolu A. I. and V.U Oleforuh-Okeleh (2011). Phenotypic relations between egg weight and other egg quality traits of South Eastern Nigeria Local Chicken. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production. 38 (2)3-8

.(https://www.ajol.info/index.php/njap/issue/view/12278) doi: 10.5539/jas.v4n6p180

Grants and Fellowships

1 Co-Investigator (CI), 2015: Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) TETFund Research grant, headed by Dr. F. N. Nwalo, (Funded: N2, 000, 000)
2 Principal Investigator (PI), 2017: Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI)  TETFund Research grant [Analyzing the Genetic Diversity of the Myostatin Gene (MSTN) rabbits within South Eastern Nigeria using PCR-RFLP Marker] (Funded:  N800, 000
3 Principal Investigator (PI), 2020: International Foundation for Science Grant. No. 1_B_041609. Assessment of Soil Nutrients Capacity and Environmental pollution Control of Fermented Bed Product Inoculated with Indigenous Microorganisms in Swine Production. USD 14,795 (Funded: Not yet)


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