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Uchenna Joseph Uwaleke B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD
Associate Professor

Uwaleke Uchenna Joseph is an Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance and the current Head of Banking & Finance Department at Nasarawa State University Keffi. He is also the Director of Quality Assurance in the same University.

A thorough-bred professional registered with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), he is aChartered Accountant (FCA), a Chartered Stockbroker (ACS) and a Chartered Banker (ACIB), all by examination.He is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI), the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR) and the Nigerian Economic Society (MNES).

A multi-disciplinary Scholar, he holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting, an M.Sc in Economics (specializing in Finance) and a PhD in Finance with over 20 years of lecturing engagements in reputable higher institutions in Nigeria. Prior to joining Nasarawa State University as a pioneer staff in the faculty of Administration, he had worked as an Investment Banker with Lombard Assets Management Limited as the Head of Research and Private Banking.

He has published a number of books in Accounting, Financeand Business Economics with several articles in referred academic journals

Dr Uwalekeis a chief examiner for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria examination (Business & Finance paper) and an external examiner to University of Jos. He has participated in several NUC (National Universities Commission) and ICAN accreditation teams for accounting and finance programmes of Nigerian Universities. He is on the editorial Board of the ‘Nigerian Journal of Securities Markets’, an international publication of the Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria. He is also a member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Abuja Branch Advisory Committee and a Non-Executive Director in Peace Capital Market Limited and Peace Micro-Finance Bank.

Key Publications

  1. Uwaleke U. & Fasua K. (2016) ‘’Effect of Pressure on Fraud in Quoted Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria’’ in Nigerian Journal of Accounting Research vol 3 no 1.a publication of department of Accounting, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  2. Uwaleke U. & Banyigyi N. (2015) ‘’Impact of credit risk on the profitability of selected deposit money banks in Nigeria’’ in KASU Journal of Accounting Research and Practicevol 4, no1,a publication of department of Accounting, Kaduna State University pg 151 – 158
  3. Uwaleke U. & Udenwa T. (2015) ‘’Capital market financing for SMEs: Pathway to inclusive growth in Nigeria’’ in Journal of Research in Management and Social Sciences, vol 1, no 1 a publication of College of Management Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike. Pg 252 – 262
  4. Uwaleke U. & Jatto M (2015) ‘’ Effect of product diversification in capital structure of selected companies in Nigeria’’ in Abuja journal of business and management vol 1, a publication of the department of business administration, University of Abuja pg 96 - 107
  5. Uwaleke U. & Barnabas S. (2015) ‘’Testing the Pecking Order Theory of Capital Structure in Quoted Non-Financial Firms in Nigeria, Journal of Management, Research and Development vol 4 no 1 pg 135 -144
  6. Uwaleke U. & Nwala M. (2015) ‘’Effect of Remittances on Nigeria’s economic growth’’ in NSUK Journal of Banking and Finance Research vol 2, no 1
  7. Uwaleke U. (2015) ‘’The 2014 Pension Reform Act: Key Issues and Tax Implications’’ in Journal of Global Accounting a publication of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka
  8. Uwaleke U. & Jim-Suleiman S. (2014) ‘Profitability and Competition in the Nigerian Banking Sector’ in The Nigerian Accountant vol 47, no 2 April/June.
  9. Uwaleke U. & Nwala M. (2013) “An Assessment of the Impact of FDI on SME Growth in Nigeria” in the ESUT Journal of Accountancy, vol 4, no 2 December,a publication of the department of Accounting, Enugu State University of Technology.
  10. Uwaleke U. & Yua P. (2013) “Effects of Exchange Rates on stock prices in Nigeria: An Empirical Analysis” in KASU Journal of Accounting Research, vol 1, no 2
  11. Uwaleke U. & Fasua O. (2012) “Financial failure: Is risk management or weak corporate governance the catalyst?” in the Nigerian Accounting Horizon (a publication of the University of Jos) vol 5, no 2
  12. Uwaleke U. & Udenwa T. (2011). “Challenges and prospects of the Nigerian sovereign wealth fund” in the Journal of Finance and Accounting Research vol. 3, no. 1
  13. Uwaleke U. & S. Suleiman (2011) ‘Fiscal Federalism in Democratic Nigeria: Challenges and Way Forward’ in Bingham Journal of Social and Management Studies, vol. 2 no. 1
  14. Uwaleke U. & G. Okorie (2010) “An overview of Financial Sector Reforms and Intermediation in Nigeria” in Bullion, a publication of the Central Bank of Nigeria, vol 34, No 2 April – June.
  15. Uwaleke U. & I. Umaru (2010) “Determinants of Road Traffic  Accidents in Nigeria: Simulation of the Impact of Policy Options” in International Journal of Administration and Development Studies, a publication of the department of Public Administration University of Maiduguri, vol 1
  16. Uwaleke U. & I. Umaru (2010) “The Effectiveness of Mortgage Financing in Stimulating Investment in the Housing Sector in Nigeria” in Bingham Journal of Social and Management Studies, a publication of Bingham University, vol 1 no 1.
  17. Uwaleke U. (2009) ‘Is there a January effect in the Nigerian capital market’? in Journal of Finance and Accounting Research, Department of Accounting, Nasarawa State University Keffi, vol 1 no 1
  18. Uwaleke U. & M. Oluba (2009) "Global financial crises: origin, impact and lessons for Nigeria's monetary policy" in Journal of Finance and Accounting Research’, a publication of department of Accounting, Nasarawa State University Keffi, vol 2 
  19. Uwaleke U. & J. Ihemeje (2008) ‘The Impact of unethical marketing practices on the   performance of Nigerian Banking Industry’ in African  Journal of Management  studies,  vol 2, no 1
  20. Uwaleke U. & S. Adegoke (2007) ‘Multinational corporations and the development of host countries: The Nigerian  experience’ in  Journal of Management, Research and Development,  Department of Business Administration, Nasarawa State University Keffi, vol 1, no 1