Federal University of Lafia (FULafia)
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Microbiology, Faculty of Science

Mr. Godwin Attah Obande

Lecturer II

Medical Microbiology, Molecular bacteriology, Infectious diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance


Godwin completed his BSc and MSc in Microbiology and Medical Microbiology respectively, at the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi - Nigeria.

He is currently studying for a PhD in Medical Microbiology at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

He has published a number of articles and has been serving as reviewer for some journals.

He is a member of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Selected Publications in Scientific Journals

    1. Godwin Attah Obande and Kirnpal Kaur Banga Singh. (2020). Current and Future Perspectives on Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Technologies for Diagnosing Infections. Infection and Drug Resistance. 13:455–483. http://doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S217571

    2. Aleruchi Chuku, Godwin Attah Obande and Sani Bashir Eya. (2019). Listerial contamination of raw beef and chevon in North-central Nigeria. IMC Journal of Medical Sciences. 13(2):1-8.

    3. Peter Adikwu, Ebele U. Umeh, Charles Chidozie Iheukwumere, Innocent Okonkwo Ogbonna, Philip Sule Awodi and Godwin Attah Obande. (2018). Variation in Salmonella typhi Infection Among Local Populations in Southern Benue, Nigeria. International Journal of Enteric Pathogens. 6(4):89-94. Doi: 10.15171/ijep.2018.24

    4. Chuku Aleruchi, Maichibi Mugla Salma and Obande Attah Godwin. (2018). Antimicrobial Activity of Ethanolic and Methanolic Extracts of Borassus aethiopium Initial Shoot on Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria and Dermatophytes. Journal of Advances in Microbiology. 12(1): 1-7. Article no. JAMB.43199. ISSN: 2456-7116.

    5. Abbas Abel Anzaku, Mathias Alagi, Peter Upla, Obande Godwin, Mojisola Owoseni, Odonye Dauda, Adeola Juliet and Opedun Temitope OA. (2018). Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance in Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases in Nigeria. EC Microbiology. 14(8).

    6. Abel Uche Augustine, Godwin Attah Obande, Osuagwu Onyeberechiya Stanislaus, Akinbinu Blessing Bosede. (2018). Heavy Metals and Bacteriological Analyses of Water Samples from Hand-Dug Wells in Lafia Metropolis. Open Access Journal of Chemistry. 2(4):11-20. ISSN 2637-5834.

    7. Nfongeh Joseph Fuh, Owoseni Mojisola Christiana, Obande Godwin Attah, Upla Peter Uteh, Odonye Dauda Dantani, Fadayomi Victor Kolawole, Uchenwa Mercy Ogechi. (2018). Risk Analysis and Antibiogram Spectrum of Escherichia coli O157: H7 Serotype from Children Stool and Raw Bovine Meat in Households Across Cross River State, Nigeria. European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences. 4(3): 39-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ejcbs.20180403.11. ISSN: 2575-4998 (Print); ISSN: 2575-5005 (Online)

    8. Godwin Attah Obande, Ebele U. Umeh, Emmanuel Terese Azua, Aleruchi Chuku and Peter Adikwu. (2018). Incidence and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus isolated from meat pie sold in a Nigerian North Central town. Jankani Medical College Journal of Medical Sciences. 6(1):21-28. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jmcjms.v6i1.20571.

    9. Peter Adikwu, E. U. Amuta, G. A. Obande, A. O. Adulugba and Emmanuel Abba (2017). Studies On Malaria Parasite And Haemoglobin Level Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal At Benue State General Hospital, Otukpo, Nigeria. American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. 7(6):265-270. doi:10.5923/j.ajmms.20170706.05. p-ISSN: 2165-901X    e-ISSN: 2165-9036.

    10. Chuku Aleruchi, Arikpo Giddings, Obande Godwin Attah, Akherenegbe Pedro, Uteh Peter Upla and Namang Mwanret. (2017). A Mycological Assessment of the Air Quality in Flood Prone Homes within Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. FUlafia Journal of Science and Technology. 2(2): 4-10.

    11. Obande G.A., Umeh E.U., Azua E. Terese, Aleruchi Chuku, Adikwu Peter. (2017). Public health practices at meat pie retail points in Makurdi, Benue State and its potential effect on consumer’s health. African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology. 18(1): 35 – 41. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajcem.v18i1.5. ISSN: 1595-689X.

    12. B. E. Asikong Ernest, Chuku Aleruchi, Dominic Reuben Tiku, Obande Godwin and Akpuchukwu Vivian. (2016). Comparative Study of Bacteriological Quality of NAFDAC Registered and Unregistered Sachet Water Sold in Lafia Metropolis. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology. 10(4): 1-9.  Article no.JABB.29421. ISSN: 2394-1081. DOI: 10.9734/JABB/2016/29421

    13. Aleruchi Chuku, Lawrence B. Etim, Godwin Attah Obande, Bassey Ernest Asikong and Bashir Eya Sani. (2016). Bacteriological quality of fresh raw beef and chevon retailed in Lafia Metropolis, Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology Research. 6(2): 29-34. DOI: 10.5923/j.microbiology.20160602.01; p-ISSN: 2166-5885    e-ISSN: 2166-5931

    14. Adikwu Peter, E.U. Umeh, E.T. Azua and Godwin Attah Obande. (2016). Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes Isolated from Beef, Pork and Chicken Sold in Makurdi Metropolis. British Microbiology Research Journal, 14(5): 1-7. Article No. BMRJ.25663; ISSN: 2231-0886; NLM ID: 101608140. DOI: 10.9734/BMRJ/2016/25663

    15. Aleruchi Chuku, Abigail I. Ogbonna, Godwin A. Obande, Mwanret Namang and Iliyasu R. Ahmad (2016). Antimicrobial Effects of Leaves of Eucalyptus camaldulensis on Some Microbial Pathogens. European Journal of Medicinal Plants, 14(2): 1-8, 2016; Article no.EJMP.25759; ISSN: 2231-0894; NLM ID: 101583475. http://dx.doi.org/10.9734/ejmp

    16. Lawrence B. Etim, Godwin Attah Obande, Chuku Aleruchi and V.E. Bassey. (2016). Antibacterial Potential of Bryophyllum pinnatum Leaf Extracts on Bacteria Obtained from Infected Infant Respiratory Tract. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 10(6): 1-8. Article no. BJPR.24757; ISSN: 2231-2919; NLM ID: 101631759.DOI: 10.9734/BJPR/2016/24757

    17. Lawrence B. Etim, Chuku Aleruchi and Godwin Attah Obande (2016). Antibacterial Properties of Snail Mucus on Bacteria Isolated from Patients with Wound Infection. British Microbiology Research Journal, 11(2): 1-9. Article No. BMRJ.21731; ISSN: 2231-0886; NLM ID: 101608140.

    18. Godwin A. Obande and Emmanuel T. Azua (2013). Extent of microbial contamination of nono, fresh cow milk and yoghurt sold in Makurdi, Benue State. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research, 3(3): 6 – 14.


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