The full breath of Dr. Daniel Udo-Akang’s work is evident in his unflinching struggle and unwavering passion and commitment to make Africa a better place for all people. The founder of Africa Intelligence Agency (AIA). An uncompromised voice, a stoic, with extraordinary talent invested in the most-high-stake commitment to support the development of capabilities for the advancement of Africa in the 21st Century. He was Intelligence Studies Instructor at American Military University, West Virginia since 2010 until his new assignment as the Principal, Federal Security Services Group based in the United States. He has been teaching Homeland security and Intelligence professionals serving in various U.S. Homeland defense and Intelligence institutions for many years. Daniel is an accomplished International Investigator.
He graduated from Bellevue University, Nebraska, American Military University, West Virginia, and Northcentral University, Arizona where he earned MS in Security Management, MA in National Security Studies, and a PhD in Homeland Security, Leadership and Policy respectively. In 2014, his research on the “Assessment of Barriers to Institutional Consensus in the U.S. Homeland Security Community” was one of the few selected bibliography for U.S. Army War College’s Library. Daniel’s mentors described him as unusually gifted researcher…He had shown exceptional research skill and ability in the way he handled his PhD dissertation, from the beginning to the end. He earned President Obama’s commendation for his research on Obamacare security in the Cyberspace published by American International Journal of Contemporary Research: A publication made at a time when Obamacare was challenged by widespread speculation on beneficiaries’ data insecurity. As a PhD student, Daniel published very interesting peer-reviewed papers and institutional webzines, including Cyber Attacks: Contemporary Warfare, which was published by Israeli Homeland Security (i-HLS). On assessment of his interesting publications, Dr. Daniel Udo-Akang earned ‘Publishing Author Excellence Award’ from the Northcentral University, Arizona.
Daniel is a smooth character, smart, and have a head for International politics, National Security, policy and strategy…he has been assisting in several sensitive security and intelligence projects in Africa. Daniel has been delivering important homeland defense and intelligence speeches to top government functionaries, in dealing with politics to push things across complex situations of insecurity, intelligence dysfunction, and threats. His interaction with U.S. President Obama fixed many issues in Africa, especially Nigeria.
In 2014, President Obama yielded to Daniel’s request for exercise of democracy in which the will of the people determines result in Nigeria 2015 elections. In 2017, Daniel proposed Population Security Strategy to President Buhari of Nigeria to enable population-security magnetism for better counterterrorism intelligence and vigorous public engagement. He advised the President to move counterterrorism coordination to the presidency and possibly replicate France’s 1820 Law of General Security, establish a Committee of Public Safety to manage the country’s hybrid nature of terrorism, banditry, and kidnapping.
Just recently, he filed court injunction to terminate/suspend arms deal between the United States and Nigeria in an effort to safeguard the lives and properties of vulnerable Muslims and Christians families in Nigeria. He earned President Trump’s support in that direction and for a peaceful 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria. Daniel served as independent investigator/observer for various democratic transitions in Africa. In 2010, he was instrumental to the removal of Nigeria from the U.S. list of terrorists’ nations after his presentation to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.
He has deep passion for research to uncover historical facts: how Canada created in 1867 by the British North America Act championed by twenty-three polite Canadians slipped quietly into the world stage. He said, “nobody could have predicted the sea change in China that occurred in a couple of decades championed by Deng Xiaoping, the Architect of Modern China” (1904 to 1997). Daniel fell in love with the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi of India, the independence struggle and just in 1991, India neoliberal economic reforms transformed and projected the country to the third largest and fastest-growing economies in the world, despite territorial disputes with China and mostly Pakistan. Daniel pointed to South Korea as a high-income developed country today; on record as the most industrialized member country of the OECD: ranking fifth largest exporter in the world; largest ship builder in the world: an amazing work of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) based in Ulsan, South Korea.
Daniel frowned at the African States in the United Nations General Assembly, describing their economic and political alignment with neo-colonialist as negligence against the key supporters of Africa decolonization citing Ashanti popular adage, Daniel advised, “Only after you have crossed the river can you ridicule the crocodile.” Dr. Daniel Udo-Akang is encouraging every African to play some important role that would bring meaningful and great changes to the continent: initiate programs that would break the circle of dependency in Africa. According to Daniel, we need leaders who can unleash powerful and practical set of economic and political reforms in African countries. On the issue of slavery and invasion of Africa, Daniel advised, “It’s the past, let bygones be bygones.”
“African people cannot continue to stay quiet and subdued because we may only succeed in destroying the lives of Africans – we have to understand the international system – learn the rules of the game, then you can play better than anyone else.” We must take African Union seriously