Veritas University Staff Directory

ADIKWU, Michael Umale B.Pharm, M.Pharm, PhD.

ADIKWU, Michael Umale holds a B. Pharm from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (1986), M. Pharm from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (1989) and a PhD from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (1994). He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (1999-2000), Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Kyoto, Japan (2002) and University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom (2006).          



i).      Genetic Engineering as a Source of Pharmaceuticals and the New Techniques of Drug Delivery (First Degree Project).

ii).     Microencapsulation of Some Anti-malarial Drugs (Masters Degree Dissertation).

iii).    Physico-Chemical Properties and Pharmaceutical Application of Prosopis africana Gum (Ph. D Thesis).


Books and Chapters in Books

i).      Adikwu, M. U. (2003). Job Choice and Challenges for the Graduate Pharmacist. Irawo Press, Makurdi, Nigeria

ii).     Adikwu, M U et al. (2001). Basic Techniques in Pharmaceutics, El-Demak 

          Publishers, Enugu, Nigeria.

iii).    Adikwu, M. U. (2006). What God Says About Politics. Praise Concept Publishers,  Enugu.

iv).    Adikwu, M. U. (2006). The Banner of His Presence. Praise Concept Publishers,  Enugu.

v).     Adikwu, M. U. and Attama A.  (2007). Natural  Products in Wound Healing; Research SignPost, Kerala, India., P. A. Akah, Ed.

vi).   Adikwu, M. U. (2009). The Pains and Gains of Disappointment, Abuja: Arowas Press and Publishers

Vii).   Adikwu, M. U. (2019). A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey. Abuja University Press Limited.

viii).    Adikwu M. U. ed. (2009). Biopolymers in Drug Delivery: Recent Advances and Challenges. Bentham Publishers, Malaysia

ix).  Adikwu, M. U. (2009). Multifarious potentials of tropical animal-derived biopolymers in drug delivery: Lessons from the African snail mucin. In Biopolymers in Drug Delivery: Recent Advances and Challenges, Bentham Publishers, Malaysia, pp. 27-38    

x).  Adikwu, M. U. (co-ed). (2010). Integrating Current African Concepts and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy in a New Word, Pyramid Pharmaceutical Group Inc., USA (In Press). ISSN 2152-7849

xi).     Adikwu, M. U. (2010). Pharmaceutical Research Challenges and Barriers in  

           Africa. In:  Udeani, et al, Integrating Current African Concepts and

           Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy in a New Word, Pyramid

           Pharmaceutical Group Inc., USA (In Press). ISSN 2152-7849

xii).      Adikwu, M. U. (2010). Pharmacy Practice Barriers and Challenges in

          Africa. In: Udeani, et al, Integrating Current African Concepts 

           and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy in a New Word, Pyramid

           Pharmaceutical Group Inc., USA (In Press). ISSN 2152-784

  xiii).    Adikwu, M. U., J. O. Okafor and E.C. Ibezim (2011). Wound Healing 

            Potentials of Honey-Mucin Combinations, ISBN 978-3-8443-8025-5,

            VDM Verlagsservicegesellschaft mbH, Saarbrucken, Germany

xiv).     Okore, VC, Ibezim, E. C., Adikwu, M. U., Attama, A. A. And Ofokansi,

          K.C. (2004). Basic dispensing procedures. In: Pharmaceutics and

          Pharmaceutical Microbiology, El Demak Publishers, Enugu, Nigeria, 2004,

          pp. 39-79

xv).  Adikwu, M. U., Uzuegbu, D. B. and Attama, A. A. (2008). Physiology of microorganisms. In: Laboratory Techniques in Pharmaceutical Microbiology; Okore, V. C. and Attama, A. A. (eds.)  Jolyn Publishers, Nsukka, 1-20.

xvii).  Ejikeugwu, Chika, Esimone, C. O. and Adikwu, M. U. (2017).  Antibiogram and Detection of ESBL and MBL in Gram-Negative Bacteria.  LAP

 Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 97833303178892

xviii). Adikwu, M. U. (2019). The Road that Leads to Jerusalem.

Journal Articles

  1. Adikwu, M U., Olorunfemi, J B and Emmanuel, T A. (1989). Out patient compliance with prescribed drugs at Kwara State Civil Service Clinic.  Nig. J. Pharm.1(1), 30-32
  2. Chukwu, A., Agarwal, S P and Adikwu, M U. (1991). Some properties of chloroquine phosphate and quinine hydrochloride microcapsules. S T P Pharma. Sci. 1(2), 117-120.
  3. Chukwu, A., Agarwal, S P and Adikwu, M U. (1991). Preliminary evaluation of dika wax as a sealant in quinine hydrochloride microcapsules. S T P Pharma  Sci. 1(2), 121-124.
  4. Adikwu, M U., Chukwu, A. and Chiori, C O. (1991). Sealant effect of dika fat in the microcapsules of a highly water soluble drug: chloroquine phosphate. Acta Pharm. Jugoslav. 4(1), 61-65.
  5. Adikwu, M U. (1991). Titrimetric assay of paracetamol using dimethylsulpoxide (DMSO). Pharm. World Journal 8(3), 84-86.
  6. Adikwu, M U and Chukwu, I K. (1991). Evaluation of fungal polysaccharide from the sclerotium of pleurotus as a disintegrant in aminophylline tablets. Pharmakeftiki 4(III), 127-130.
  7. Adikwu, M U and Okafor, B O. (1991). Various facets of the essential drugs list and rational drug use. Pharm. World Journal 8(1): 27-30                                                                                                                                                                              
  8. Adikwu, M U and Osondu, B O. (1991). Four years of essential drugs list in Nigeria. Soc. Sci. Med. 33 (9), 1005-1010.
  9. Adikwu, M U., Udeala, O K and Ohiri, F C. (1992). Evaluation of prosopis gum in tabletting I. Binding properties in granules and tablets. S T P Pharma. Sci. 2(2), 159-163.
  10. Adikwu, M U., Udeala, O K. and Ohiri, F C. (1992). Release behaviour from microcapsules of chloroquine phosphate treated with polymerized latex of Landolpia dulcis. S T P Pharma. Sci. 2(3), 167-170.
  11. Adikwu, M U., Udeala, O K. and Ohiri, F C. (1992). Evaluation of prosopis gum in tabletting II. Disintegrant properties. S T P Pharma. Sci. 2(3), 221-226.
  12. Adikwu, M U., Udeala, O K. and Ohiri, F C. (1992). Swelling studies on a gum from Prosopis africana. Pharmakeftiki 5, 169-170.
  13. Adikwu, M U. and Agboola, J A. (1992). Adsorptive properties of a polysaccharide from the sclerotium of Pleurotus tuber-regium. Pharmakeftiki 5, 75-78.
  14. Adikwu, M U. (1992). Differences in microcapsule micromeritics of two antimalarial drugs. J. West Afr. Pharm. 5(1), 45-48.
  15. Adikwu, M U. (1992). Abuse of brand names in era of essential drugs. Lancet 339, 623-624.
  16. Adikwu, M U. (1992). Could the law governing the use of prescription-only medicines not be extended to traditional medicines? Tropical Doctor 22, 21.
  17. Adikwu, M U. and Okoye, K C. (1992). Patient factors militating against the laws on prescription-only medicines in Nigeria. Nig. J. Pharm. 23(3), 7-8,11.
  18. Adikwu, M U. (1993). Evaluation of a set of parameters for the optimum microencapsulation of chloroquine phosphate. J. Univ. Sci.Tech. 13, 45-49.
  19. Adikwu, M U. (1993). In vitro adsorption of pyridoxine hydrochloride onto the sclerotium  pleurotus: A case of food-drug interaction. Acta Pharm. 43, 201-207.
  20. Adikwu, M. U. (1993). Release of theophylline from simple coarcervates of mucuna gum. Pharmakeftiki 6, 32-35.
  21. Okore, V C. and Adikwu, M U. (1993). Release of theophylline from a heterogenous matrix containing dika fat, a consideration of the in vitro release mechanism. Pharmaketiki, 6, 129-132.
  22. Adikwu, M U., Udeala, O K. and Ohiri, F C. (1993). Effect of environmental conditions and plasticization on the swelling properties of prosopis gum. S T P Pharma. Sci. 3, 494-498.
  23. Adikwu, M U. (1993). Release of drugs from sustained release dosage forms. J. West Afr. Pharm. 7(2), 60-65.
  24. Adikwu, M U and Ossai, A O. (1994). Properties and tablets prepared with Landolphia dulcis pseudolatex as the granulating fluid. S. T. P. Pharma. Sci. 4, 190-194.
  25. Adikwu, M U. (1994). Suspending properties of prosopis gum. S T P Pharma Sci. 139-144.
  26. Adikwu, M U., Udeala, O K. and Ohiri, F C. (1994). Emusifying properties of Prosopis  africana gum. S T P Pharma. Sci. 4, 298-302.
  27. Adikwu, M U. and Ossai, A O. (1994). Evaluation of Landolphia dulcis  pseudolatex as a granulating fluid for aminophylline tablets. Acta Pharm. 44, 157-162.
  28. Adikwu, M U. (1994). Adsorption of salicylates onto the sclerotium of pleurotus: implications in food-drug interactions. J Univ. Sci. Tech. 14, 23-27.
  29. Onunkwo, G C. and Adikwu, M U. (1995). Quantitative reactions of two amino-penicillins with π-acceptors. J West Afr. Pharm. 9, 40-43.
  30. Adikwu, M U. (1995). Release behaviour of latex-treated matrix tablet formulations. Pharmakeftiki, 8, 83-88.
  31. Adikwu, M U. (1995). Gel permeation chromatography of a polysaccharide gum from Mucuna flagillepes. Pharmakeftiki, 8, 151-153
  32. Adikwu, M U. and Okide, G B. (1995). Drug recall: a necessity for quality drug distribution system. Nig. J. Pharm. 26, 28-29.
  33. Adikwu, M U. (1996). Charge-transfer complexation of chloranilic acid with pyrimethamine. Boll. Chim. Farm. 135, 15-17.
  34. Adikwu, M U. (1996). Sales practices of patent medicine sellers in Nigeria. Health Policy and Planning 11, 202-205.
  35. Chuku, A I., Kanu, A I., Okafor, R U. and Adikwu, M U. (1996). Use of labelling to promote responsible self medication. J. West Afr. Pharm. 10, 12-16
  36. Adikwu, M U. (1997). Street begging, sexuality and tropical diseases. Afr. J. Med. Pract. 4, 25-29.
  37. Adikwu, M U. and Esimone, C O. (1997). Emulsifying properties of Gelrite stabilised with sodium sesquicarbonate (trona). Boll. Chim. Farm. 136(1), 22-27.
  38. Echegi, E C. and Adikwu, M U. (1997). Detection of diethylcarbamazine on thin layer plates using π-acceptors in 1,4-dioxane. Acta Pharm. 47(2), 143-145.
  39. Adikwu, M U. and Ofokansi, K C. (1997). Spectrophotometric determination of moclobemide by charge-transfer complexation. J. Pharm. Biomed. Analy. 16, 529-532.
  40. Onunkwo, G C. and Adikwu, M U. (1997). Stability of Veegum/mucuna gum emulsions. S T P Pharma Sci. 7, 230-233.
  41. Adikwu, M U. (1997). Drug release from latex-treated matrix tablet formulations. Acta Pharm. 47(1), 31-37.
  42. Adikwu, M U., Ofokansi, K C. and Ofoefule, S I. (1997). Utility of chloranilic acid in the spectrophotometric assay of promethazine hydrochloride. Boll. Chim. Farm. 450-453.
  43. Attama, A. A., Chuku, A. I., Muko, K N.and Adikwu, M U. (1997). Effect of Veegum on the suspending properties of mucuna gum. Boll. Chim. Farm. 136(7), 239-243.
  44. Adikwu, M U., Onyia, C C. and Ofokansi, K C. (1997). Evaluation of the physico- chemical properties of Gladiolus actinomorphantus starch. Acta Pharm. 47(3), 197-202.
  45. Njoku, O U. and Adikwu, M. U. (1997). Investigation on some physico-chemical, anti-oxidant and toxicological properties of Moringa oleifera seed oil. Acta Pharm. 47, 287-290.
  46. Ohiri, F C., Muko, K N. and Adikwu, M U. (1997). Microbiological studies on tablets containing high proportions of Prosopis africana gum. J. Pharm. Res. Develop. 2(2), 11-13.
  47. Adikwu, M U., Muko, K N and Esimone, C O (1998). Formulation of sustained release theophylline tablets using mucuna gum as a hydrophilic retardant. J. Univ. Sci. Tech. 18: 4-7.                                                                                                                       
  48. Echegi, E C., Ezeigwe, E I. and Adikwu, M U. (1998). The use of π-acceptors in the detection of α-methyldopa on thin layer plates. Boll. Chim. Farm. 137(2), 59-61.