Prof Aliyu Shugaba was born fifty two years ago at Buratai in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State. He started his educational career at Buratai Primary school from 1970-1976 and the Government Science Secondary school Bama from 1976-1981.
He was at the University of Maiduguri between 1981-1986 where he obtained his B.Sc in Biochemistry. In 1995 and 2005 he had both his M.Sc and Ph.D in Biochemistry respectively at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
Prof Shugaba had his NYSC in Quality Control Laboratory and Water Treatment Plant of the Nigerian Bottling Company (Coca Cola) Plc Challah Kano between 1986-1987 after which he had a stint as senior science master for Chemistry and Biology at the Government Science Secondary school Gashua between 1987-1988. He thereafter joined the services of the University of Maiduguri in1989 as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Biochemistry. He rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2011.
He had been saddled with the academic responsibility of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as postgraduate supervision and external and internal examination of students.
Professor Shugaba has held various positions within the University and also offered community service amongst which are member top management committee University of Maiduguri 2014-date, Chairman Diesel Distribution and Monitoring Committee 2014-date, Chairman Students Affairs Committee 2014- date, Dean Students Affairs Division 2014-date and Director Centre for Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development 2011-date.
Others are member Postgraduate Committee of Faculty of Science 2005-2007, member Academic Board 2007-date, member Postgraduate Committee of College of Medical Sciences 2005-2007 and Staff Adviser National Association of Biochemistry Students of the University of Maiduguri. He also served as scientific consultant for water quality surveillance for Gombe State Water Corporation 2001, Public Analyst/Consultant to a number of companies involved in the manufacture of consumer products in the Northeast sub-region 2005-date, member UNIDO Expert Group on Industrial Utilization of need tree for Biopesticide and medicinal production 2001 and supervisor UME at the Maiduguri International School Centre 2010.
He is also a fellow of the Institute of Professional Entrepreneur and Strategic Administrators, member Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, member Institute of Public Analyst of Nigeria and member Nigeria Society for Biochemistry and Molecular biology.
He has also attended many national and international conferences and workshops, and has over twenty research publications to his credit.
He is married with children.