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  1. Outstanding Paper Award in the 2021 Emerald Literati Awards - Che, F., Strang, K.D., & Vajjhala, N.R. (2020). Voice of farmers in the agriculture crisis in North-East Nigeria: Focus group insights from extension workers. International Journal of Development Issues. Volume 19, Issue 1, pp. 43-61. Emerald Insight. Indexed in Scopus, Cabell’s and Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), Journal Quality List – C. Scopus CiteScore - 0.9 (2020) and 1.2 (2021).

  2. Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Examining Data Mining Classification Techniques for Predicting Early Childhood Development in Nigeria”. International Conference on Data Science and Management - ICDSM 2021. February 19-20, 2021, Bhubaneswar, India. Proceedings of the Conference to be published by Springer Nature as part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communication Technologies.​

  3. Best Paper Award for the paper titled “An Exploratory Study on the Efficacy of Big Data Analytics to Indian SMEs”. International Conference on Business and Economics - ICBE 2018. June 25-27 2018.

  4. Best Paper Award – Distinguished Research Awards at the 2017 International Conference on Business and Economics and 12th International Conference of Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  5. University of Phoenix – School of Advanced Studies (SAS) Research Award Program 2016 – one of the top 4 applicants selected for this award program.

  6. Best Professor of the Year Award for the Academic year 2011-2012, University of New York Tirana, Tirana, Albania.

  7. Doctoral Research Assistantship Scholarship, University of Phoenix, 2012-2013 – one of the top 5 applicants selected for this scholarship.

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