Profile of Dr. Elijah Terdoo Ikpanor
Dr. Elijah Terdoo Ikpanor hails from Tsar-Mbaduku, Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State. He holds a Master’s and Doctorate Degrees in African Economic History.
Ikpanor teaches at the Department of History, Benue State University, Makurdi where he has made a name in academics and community service. He served at the Council of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) as National Assistant Secretary between 2014 and 2018.
Ikpanor has also contributed to the publishing of many books and co-convened many conferences in commemoration of significant events in Tiv History. In 2011, along with Dr. Terhemba Wuam, he convened a National Symposium to mark the 10 Years Remembrance of the 2001 military invasion of Zaki-Biam. In 2014, along with Dr. Chris Orngu, he convened an International Conference to mark 40 Years of the 1964 “Tiv Riots” (Atemtyo and Nande-nande). In continuation of the desire to contribute to the Tiv society, in November 2015 along with Dr. John Tor Tsuwa and Dr. Shadrach Teryila Ukuma, he convened a National Symposium to mark 10 Years Remembrance of the demise of Late. Gov. Moses Orshio Adasu (2005-2015), the second civilian Governor of Benue State and first Visitor of the Benue State University, Makurdi. Also in 2015, he convened a conference to mark 50 years of the establishment of ECOWAS along with Dr. Chris Orngu.
Ikpanor is not just an academic but also a social and cultural enthusiast who is passionate about humanitarian work as well. He believes in social justice and is always vocal on societal issues including political debates and matters of policy.
He was also a member of the pioneer committee that organised the first ever Kyegh Sha Shwa Cultural Festival 2015.
Elijah Terdoo Ikpanor is widely traveled and is also published in reputable local and international academic journals and books. He is happily married.