Category Archives: A. P. Leventis Annual Lecture announcements


We are delighted to announce the 6th Annual A. P Leventis lecture scheduled to hold on the 24th of November, 2016, in University of Jos, Law Auditorium, Faculty of Law Main Campus Bauchi Road at 12.00 Noon; under the distinguished Chairmanship of Professor Sebastian Seddi Maimako ( B.Sc, MBA, Ph.D, FCA), Vice Chancellor, University of Jos.

The lecture will be presented by Dr. Hazell Thompson from Birdlife International Headquarters, Cambridge, UK. He will be speaking on the topic ” Developing capacity in Biodiversity Conservation: Theory and practice in Africa (and Globally) over the past decade”.



Dr. Hazell Thompson is currently the BirdLife’s Global Director for Partnership, Capacity and Communities. Before his appointment to the current position, he was the Regional Director of BirdLife International’s conservation programme in Africa. He is an Ornithologist by training with more than 25 years’ experience in capacity building.


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5th Annual A. P Leventis Lecture Announcement; April 2016

We are glad to announce the 5th Annual A. P Leventis Lecture scheduled to hold on the 28th of April, 2016.

The lecture will have as guest speaker Professor Christopher Miles Perrins LVO, FRS from the University of Oxford UK.


Prof. Perrins is the former Director of the prestigious Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Oxford University, UK. He has over 40 years’ experience working in the field of ornithology and has published over 100 scientific articles. He will be speaking about the “Wytham Tits” whose populations he has studied for over 40 years.

The lecture will be under the distinguished Chairmanship of Professor Hayward Babale Mafuyai FRES, Vice Chancellor, University of Jos.

Venue: Multi-purpose Auditorium, University of Jos

Time: 10:00am prompt

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A. P. Leventis 3rd Annual Lecture

The A. P. Leventis 3rd Annual Lecture was held at the lecture auditorium of the APLORI on the 15th of November 2012, also marking the 10th Year Anniversary of the Institute. 
Dr. P. J. Jones

The Lecture was presented by Dr. Peter James Jones, an Honorary Fellow, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh UK. the lecture was titled ” ‘Tsunstun Jambaki’ an Avian Locust”. 

In attendance was the Vice- Chancellor of the University of Jos and other Stakeholders in the academic and business community.
Dr. Jones receiving a gift from the Vice- Chancellor represented by Prof. Dakul 
Peter Jones highlighted the problems caused by the genus Quelea and traced history of efforts put in place by different government to curb their menace.  He also pointed possible areas of research.

Dr. Peter Jones