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ONI Adebayo Olusoji 

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Dr. Adebayo Olusiji ONI was born on the 5st of July, 1972 at Idere Ibarapa Local government area, Oyo State. He attended Baptist Day Primary School and Okedere High School both in Idere. He went to Lagos College of Education Ijanikin before he bagged his Bachelor degree education, Masters and PhD degree from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Having worked as Administrative Assistant, UNAAB Consult Ltd, and as Planning Officer II, Academic Planning Unit, UNAAB, he joined the teaching arm of the University as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Animal Nutrition in 2006. Dr Oni rose through the ranks with sixteen (16) years cognate experience and active involvement in research, lecturing and extension to the position of Reader on October 1, 2018 with a current Prima facie case of a Professor. He has supervised to date one (1) PGD, twenty four (24) Masters and five (5) Ph.D students. He has served and still serving in many Committees within and outside the University such as, Resource Person, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Immediate Past Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU-UNAAB Branch, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU-UNAAB Branch, Vice-Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU-UNAAB Branch, Vice-Chairman, Parents/Teachers Association, FUNAAB International School, FUNIS, Returning/Collation Officer, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Imeko Afon Local Government, National, Assembly Election Returning/Collation Officer, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Imeko Afon Local Government, Presidential Election National Secretary, Organic Agriculture Project in Tertiary Institutions (OAPTIN), Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU-UNAAB Branch, Investment Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU-UNAAB Branch, Secretary, UNAAB Alumni Association, Abeokuta Branch, served as one time Head of Department of Animal Nutrition

Dr. Oni is an outstanding researcher and erudite scholar as exemplified by his publication profile. He has published a total of forty five (45) Journals both in Foreign and local based Journal Articles (cited in reputable index). His refereed conference proceedings are published within and outside the shores of Nigeria. He is a member of several professional bodies such as. Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN),Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Organic Agriculture Project in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, International Goat Association (IGA). His research activity focused on evaluation of unconventional feed resources, mineral nutrition, maintenance of gut health, the use of phytogenics in the nutrition of livestock, strategies of combating feed contaminants in ruminant animals.

  • Ph.D., University of Agriculture, Abeokuta : 2006-2009
  • M.Agric., University of Agriculture, Abeokuta: 2003-2005
  • B.Agric., University of Agriculture, Abeokuta: 1998-2002
  • Lagos State College of Education, Ijanikin: 1990-1993
  • Okedere High School, Idere: 1983-1988
  • Baptist Day Primary School, Idere: 1977-1983

(i) Research Completed

  1. Effects of molasses on the fermentation parameters and microbial counts of ensiled cassava leaves and Panicum maximum.
  2. Effects of different processing methods on the chemical composition and in vitro gas production
    of different parts of Enterolobium cyclocarpum
  3. Effects of different additives on cassava leaves silage on the performance and nutrient utilization
    of West African Dwarf goats

(ii) Research In Progress

  1. Survey and evaluation of organic livestock production in Nigeria.
  2. Chemical composition, dry matter and in vitro degradation of malted sorghum sprouts (MSP)
  3. Effects of Copper sulphate and copper proteinate on the performance indices of West African Dwarf goats.

(a) Membership of research team
Member, Work Package 4, Nigeria Team, GRATITUDE Project (Gains and Losses in Root and Tuber) sponsored by European Union, 2012 – 2015.
(b) Research Grants
(i) Years 2013/2014 (Merged) TETFUND Research Projects (RP) Interventions: Welfare and productivity of West African Dwarf and Kalahari does and kids: Influence of dietary inclusion of poly-saturated fatty acid (N1,498,500.00) – Member/Co- investigator
(ii) TETFUND 2012 Conference Grants to attend Group-Housed Calf Systems Symposium on “Understanding Respiratory Challenges and Learning to Win” held at

Double Tree Hotel, Syracuse, New York by Cornell University, USA on 12-13 December, 2012.
(iii) Years 2014/2015 (Merged) TETFUND Research Projects (RP) Intervention: Supplementation of cassava peels with cassava leaves and maize cobs for West African Dwarf goats (N1,498,500.00) – Principal Investigator

(i) Ag. Head of Department, Animal Nutrition 2019 – 2021
(ii) Member, University Senate 2019 – 2021
(iii) Member, Postgraduate School Board 2019 – 2021
(iv) Level Adviser for 500 Level Departmental Students 2015
(v) Member, University Staff Development Committee 2014-2021
(vi) Departmental Result Officer (Part-Time) 2014 – 2015
(vii) Course Coordinator, ANN 212 2013 till date

(viii) Member, Timetable Committee (TIMTEC) 2010– 2016
(ix) Member, College Board, COLANIM, FUNAAB 2007 till date
(x) Member, Management Committee on Transportation (MANCOT) 2007 – 2009
(xi) Secretary, Cattle Management Technical Committee (CAMTEC)2006 – 2021
(xii) Member, Small Ruminant Technical Committee (SRTEC) 2006 – 2021
(xiii) Member, Rabbit Management Technical Committee (RAMTEC) 2006 – 2010

(i) Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS/RAS/00567)

(ii) Nigerian Society for Animal Production
(iii) Animal Science Association of Nigeria
(iv) Nutrition Society of Nigeria
(v) Organic Agriculture Project in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
(vi) International Goat Association (IGA)

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  1. Arigbede, O.M., Olanite, J.A. and Oni, A.O. (2004): Voluntary intake, Digestibility and Performance of West African Dwarf Goats fed graded levels of Panicum maximum and Stylosanthes hamata. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production, Vol. 29, 2004. Pg. 355-358.
  2. Arigbede, O.M., Awe, E.O., Anele, U.Y., Oni, A.O., Olatunji, J.E.N. and Jimoh, A.M. (2007): Chemical composition of different parts of wild yam (Anchomanes difformis) and the toxicological effects of its extracts on albino rats. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production held in University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, March 18 – 21 (eds. E.A. Agiang, L.N. Agwunobi and O.O. Olawoyin) Pg.108-110.
  3. T.O. Bawala., A.B.J. Aina., C.F.I. Onwuka., A.O. Oni., Y. Adebisi and M.A. Alli (2008): Studies on performance of Sheep fed sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) tops supplemented with varying levels of Leucaenea leucocephala foliage.Proceedings of 33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Animal Production held in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro, Ogun State, Nigeria. March 2008 (eds. O.A. Adeyemi, A.M. Ogungbesan, A.O. Dada, O.O. Eniolorunda, D.B. Oke and J.A Agunbiade) Pg. 575- 578.
  4. K.O.Yusuf., O.A. Isah., A.O. Oni., O.M. Arigbede., O.O. Adeleye and C.FI. Onwuka (2009): Performance and nutrient digestibility of West African Dwarf goats fed diets containing yam peel meal. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production held in University of Uyo, Cross River State, Nigeria, March 15-18.(eds B.I. Umoh, A.B.I. Udedibie., I.P. Solomon., O.L. Obasi., B.I. Okon and E.J.Udoh). Pg. 519-521.
  5. Abegunde, T.O., Babayemi, O.J. and Oni, A.O. (2009): Assessment of Ficus thonningii incubated with Panicum maximum in different proportions on in vitro gas production parameters and methanogenesis. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production held in University of Uyo, Cross River State, Nigeria, March 15-18.(eds B.I. Umoh, A.B.I. Udedibie., I.P. Solomon., O.L. Obasi., B.I. Okon and E.J.Udoh). Pg. 483-486.
  6. Oni, A.O., Arigbede, O.M., Sowande, O.S., Anele, U.Y., Aderinboye, R.Y., Yusuf, K.O., Onwuka, C.F.I. and Onifade, O.S. (2010): Haematological and serum biochemical parameters of West African Dwarf goats fed dried cassava leaves based concentrate diets. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) held in University of Uyo, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria, September, 13-16 (eds. O.J. Ifut, I.P. Akpan, U.A. Inyang and I.E. Ebeso). Pg. 213-215.

(a) Project , Dissertation and Thesis

  1. Oni, A.O. (2002): Performance characteristics of West African Dwarf Goats fed graded levels of Panicum maximum and Stylosanthes hamata. (B. Agric. Project, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta).
  2. Oni, A.O. (2005): Citrus pulp in the dry season feed of West African Dwarf Goats fed Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Griseb. basal diet.. (M. Agric. Dissertation, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta).
  3. Oni, A.O. (2009): Studies on the utilization of cassava leaves by West African Dwarf goats (Ph. D Thesis, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta)

(b ) Articles in learned Journals :

  1. Oni, A. O., Onwuka, C.F.I., Oduguwa, O.O., Onifade, O.S. and Arigbede, O.M. (2008): Utilization of citrus pulp based diets and Enterolobium cyclocarpum (JACQ GRISEB) foliage by West African Dwarf goats. Livestock Science, 117: 184 – 191 (ELSEVIER)
  2. Anele, U.Y., Arigbede, O.M., Olanite, J.A., Adekunle, I.O., Jolaosho, A.O., Onifade, O.S. and Oni, A.O. (2008): Early growth and seasonal chemical composition of three multipurpose tree species in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Agroforestry Systems, 73: 89 – 98 (SPRINGER)
  3. Arigbede, O.M., Oduguwa, B.O., Oni, A.O. and Isah, O.A. (2007): Effects of graded levels of hatchery waste meal inclusion on the nutrient intake, digestibility and performance of West African Dwarf rams. Tropical Journal of Animal Science, 10 (1-2): 423-428. (ASAN)
  4. Yusuf, K.O., Bamgbose, A.M., Oso, A.O., Fafiolu, A.O. and Oni, A.O. (2008): Nutritional evaluation of Baobab (Adansonia digitata) seed meal with rats. ASSET Series A 8 (2): 226-231 (UNAAB)
  5. Anele, U.Y., Arigbede, O.M., Südekum, K.-H., Oni, A.O., Jolaosho, A.O., Olanite, J.A., Adeosun, A.I., Dele, P.A., Ikea, K.A., and Akinola, O.B. (2009): Seasonal chemical composition, in vitro fermentation and in sacco dry matter degradation of four indigenous multipurpose tree species in Nigeria. Animal Feed Science Technology, 154: 47 – 57 (ELSEVIER)
  6. Oni, A.O., Arigbede, O.M., Oni, O.O., Onwuka, C.F.I., Anele, U.Y., Oduguwa, B.O. and Yusuf, K.O. (2010).Effects of feeding different levels of dried cassava leaves (Manihot esculenta Crantz) based concentrates with Panicum maximum basal on the performance of West African Dwarf goats. Livestock Science, 129: 24-30. (ELSEVIER). .
  7. Oso, A.O., Faboro, R., Isah, O.A., Oni, A.O., Bamgbose, A.M. and Dele Peter (2010): Potential of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis), an ecologically forest based feed resource in rabbit nutrition. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 12: 99-108 (MEXICO)
  8. Oni, A.O., Onwuka, C.F.I., Arigbede, O.M., Oni, O.O., Anele, U.Y., Yusuf, K.O., Oduguwa, B.O. and Onifade, O.S. (2010): Chemical composition and in sacco degradability of four varieties of cassava leaves grown in South Western Nigeria in the rumen of sheep. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 42: 1385- 1395 (SPRINGER)
  9. Anele, U.Y., Arigbede, O.M., Südekum, K.-H., Ike, K.A., Oni, A.O., Olanite, J.A., Amole, G.A., Dele, P.A. and Jolaosho, A.O. (2010): Effects of processed cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp) haulms as a feed supplement on voluntary intake, utilization and blood profile of West African dwarf Sheep fed a basal diet of Pennisetum purpureum in the dry season. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 159 (1-2): 10-17 (ELSEVIER)
  10. U.Y. Anele., K.-H. Südekum., J. Hummel., O.M. Arigbede., A.O. Oni., J.A. Olanite., C. Böttger., V.O. Ojo and A.O. Jolaosho (2011): Chemical characterization, in vitro dry matter and ruminal crude protein degradability and microbial protein synthesis of some cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) haulm varieties. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 163:161-169 (ELSEVIER)
  11. Oni, A.O., Onwuka, C.F.I., Arigbede, O.M., Anele, U.Y., Oduguwa, O.O., Onifade, O.S. and Tan, Z.L. (2011): Chemical composition and nutritive value of four varieties of cassava leaves grown in South- Western Nigeria. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2010.01086.x (Wiley- Blackwell)
  12. O.M. Arigbede., U.Y. Anele., K.-H. Südekum., J. Hummel., A.O. Oni., J.A. Olanite and O.A. Isah (2011): Effects of species and season on chemical composition and ruminal crude protein and organic matter degradability of some multi-purpose tree species by West African dwarf rams. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2011.01146.x (Wiley- Blackwell)
  13. A.O. Oni., O.M Arigbede., O.S. Sowande., U.Y. Anele., O.O. Oni., C.F.I. Onwuka., O.S. Onifade., K.O. Yusuf., P.A. Dele and R.Y. Aderinboye (2011): Haematological and serum biochemical parameters of West African Dwarf goats fed dried cassava leaves based concentrate diets. Tropical Animal Health and Production, DO1: 10.1007/s11250-011-9923-0 (SPRINGER)
  14. Uchenna Y. Anele., Karl-Heinz Südekum., Oluwasanmi M. Arigbede., Gerd Welp., Adebayo Olusoji Oni., Jimoh A. Olanite and Olubunmi V. Ojo (2011): Agronomic performance and nutritive quality of some commercial and improved dual-purpose cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) varieties on marginal land in Southwest Nigeria. Grassland Science, 56: 1-9

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