Veritas University Staff Directory

Adole John Owoicho B.A, M.Sc, PhD.
Lecturer I

Dr. Adole John Owoicho is a lecturer with the department of History and International Relations, Veritas University. He holds a Bachelor of Art (B.A.) (Hons.), History, 1979, MSc, International Relations and Strategic Studies, 1988 and PhD, History, 2015

He is a member, Historical Society of Nigeria and previously held the position of Permanent Secretary, Benue State Civil Service.


Book and Book Chapters:

  • Origi Oko, the Portrait of a King;
  • One Hundred Years of Christianity in Idoma Land, 1914 – 2014;
  • A History of Chieftaincy Crisis in Idoma Land, 1914 – 2014.

Chapter in Books:

  • John O. Adole, “Understanding the Environment of Education parastatals in Benue State,” in Godwin Owoicho Akpa, Elizabeth Ugo (Eds.), Efficiency of ceremony councils of Tertiary Educational Institutions and Boards of Parastatals. A publication of the Ministry of Education, Benue State, 2013. 14 – 18.

Journal Articles:

African Journals of Local Society Initiative

  • The Role of Traditional Rulers in the sustenance of peace and stability under the democratic government in Benue State from 1999 – 2011.
  • Emergence of despotic rulers in Idoma Land from 1800 – 1900.
  • Idoma society and emergence of Ocheship in Idomaland, 1914 – 2012.


  • J. O. Adole, “The Military and Nigeria’s Foreign Policy, 1966 – 1979”.
  • J. O. Adole, “A history of Chieftaincy Crisis in Idoma Land, 1914 – 2014”.