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Otegwu Isaac Odu B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD.
Lecturer I

Otegwu Isaac Odu started his teaching career in October 2017 in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy in Veritas University, Bwari Abuja. During this period he served in various administrative positions including Acting Head of Department between 25th June-9th July, 2018 and 7th -12th July, 2019. He also served as a member of the Ceremonial Committee for the 7th Convocation Ceremony, Veritas University, Abuja FCT which held in March, 2019. He is currently a Member, Departmental and College Appointment and Promotion Committee and current Coordinator of Post Graduate Programmes in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Veritas University, Abuja. He has attended several conferences both local and international, published widely in various local and international journals and engaged in chapter contributions. His area of interest is strategic studies an aspect of internal relations with specific emphasis on terrorism and insurgency.

 

RESEARCH WORK

i.          “The Role of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in the North-South Economic Relationship: A Case study of Nigeria.” Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Political Science (1998)

ii.         “The United States Democratization in the Middle East.” Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Master of Science (M.Sc) Political Science (2008).

iii.        “Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in West Africa: A Critical Assessment of Federal Government Response to the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria (2009 – 2013)” (Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Political Science (2015).

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Okoli A.C & Otegwu I.O: “Godfatherism and Political Crises in Nigeria 1999-2006”, in Journal of Democratic Studies Vol. 2, A Publication of Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano December, 2010.  
  • Otegwu I.O. “The Role of Leadership in Governance” in KASU Journal of Social and Management Sciences. Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nov/Dec, 2014.
  • Otegwu I.O: “The Nigerian State and The Rise of Radicalised Islam: Interrogating the Boko Haram Insurgency” in Veritas University Abuja Journal of Historical Research (VUNAJHIR), 2014
  • Otegwu I.O, Alfa Mahmoud Bala and Ogoh Augustine: “Impacts of Climate Change on Nigeria’s Eco System: Challenges and the Way Forward” in KASU Journal of Political Science, Kaduna State University, Kaduna 2015
  • Alfa Mahmoud Bala and Otegwu Isaac Odu: "Terrorism and Religious Fundamentalism in Nigeria: Implications for Peace and Security in West Africa", in Nigerian Journal of International Studies NSIA Vol. 40 Nos 1 and 2, 2016
  • Otegwu Isaac Odu: "The International Court of Justice Ruling over -the Bakassi peninsula and Nigeria's National Security: Beyond the Green Tree Agreement" in Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, NSIA Vol. 46 Nos 1 and 2, 2016
  • Otegwu IO and Auta G (2017) “The Judiciary and the Consolidation of Democratic Governance in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: An Appraisal” in FULAFIYA Journal of Contemporary Political Studies, Vol 1, No 2, Dec, 2017
  •      Otegwu IO (2017) “Policing and National Security in Nigeria” in Veritas University Abuja Journal of Politics and Diplomatic Studies, Vol 1, No 3 Dec 2017, Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Veritas University, Abuja FCT
  • Otegwu Isaac Odu and Orungbami Orunyomi (2018). “The Politics of Religion and National Development,” University of Abuja Journal of Politics and Administration
  • Otegwu Isaac Odu and Orungbami Orunyomi (2018). “Deradicalisation of Religious Extremism in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Forward” PACEM Journal of Peace and Development, Veritas University, Abuja
  • Otegwu Isaac Odu (2018).Fiscal Federalism and Local Government Administration in Nigeria: Implications for National Development” Calabar Journal of Politics and Administration (CJOPAA), Vol 4 No 1, July, Department of Political Science, University of Calabar, Calabar.
  • Onu S, and Otegwu IO (2019) “The African Union and the Challenge of Unconstitutional Change of Government in Africa” in Veritas University Abuja Journal of Politics and Diplomatic Studies, Vol 2, No 4 Dec 2019, Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Veritas University, Abuja FCT (Forthcoming)
  • Otegwu, IO and Maina Williams Apikins (2020). ‘An Empirical Interrogation of the Nexus between Democracy and Terrorism in Nigeria’ in Kampala International University Journal of Humanities, Vol 5, No 1, March (Forth