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Okwara Emmanuel Chukwuma B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD
LECTURER I

Okwara Emmanuel Chukwuma is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Aba.  He was appointed the first chaplain of Veritas University, Abuja (Obehie Campus) by the Catholic bishop of Aba. He joined the pioneer staff of the University on 1st August 2008 as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy. He is presently, a Lecturer 1 in the same Department. Fr. Okwara  attended the Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary Owerri, Imo State and obtained his B.Phil and B.D in Philosophy and Theology respectively. He  proceeded for higher academic degrees and obtained a post graduate diploma in Education (PGDE), Master of Science degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy (IAD), at Abia State University, Uturu;  Ph.D in Political Science( International Relations) at University of Nigeria,Nsukka. The CV below spells out the rest of the details.

JOURNAL  ARTICLES

  1. Okwara, E (2014) “The Strategic Assessment of the United States War on Terrorism in Afganistan”, The Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy,Vol. 1, Nos. 1&2, P.77.
  2. Okwara, E. (2013) “Pressure Group Politics in Nigeria: A critical Examination of the NLC, 2000-2014”, University of Nigeria Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 6, Nos. 1&2, P.197.
  3. Okwara, E.(2016) “Evolution of the Global Economy and the eventual Development of Regional Economies: Evidence from the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS)”. VUNA Journal of Politics and Diplomatic Studies, Vol.1 No.2
  4. Okwara E and Oguchi B (2016) : “ Nigeria’s Economic Experience at 55: An adventure or Expedition?. Social  Sciences Journal of Policy Review and Development Strategies Volume 2, no.1.  ISSN(online):2488-9628), ISSN(print)2488-9636.
  5. Okwara, E and Nnaegbo(2016), “The Fulani Herdsmen Menace and National Security in South East Nigeria” University of Nigeria Journal of Political Economy, volume 9, No 1.
  6. Eleagu, G and Okwara,E (2016), “Electoral Violence in Nigeria: A revisit of the April 14, 2007 Gubernatorial Election in Abia State. University of Nigeria Journal of Political Economy, vol. 9, no. 1.
  7. Okwara, E. Oguchi, B.(2016), “ Appraisal of the Effectiveness of Early Warning Systems Employed in the campaign against Piracy in the East African Waterways. Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy, vol. 2, no 1. A publication of Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  8. Okwara,E and Oguchi, B(2016), “Sustainable Functional Education as a Strategy for the Attainment of Agenda 2030(UN): A Perspective from the African Child. International Journal of Comparative Studies in International Relations and Development. ISSN(print) 23544198 ISSN(0nline)23544201 vol.4,No1 November, 2016.
  9. Okwara,E. And Oguchi, B(2016), “Integrating Cultural Heritage into the Education Process for Enhanced Development” African Journal of Local Societies Initiative(LOSI) Vol.5.No.1.,June,2016. ISSN:21419337. Department of Religion and Philosophy’ Benue State University,Makurdi, Nigeria.
  10. Jooji,I.T, Okwara,E.C.and Oguchi,C.B.(2017). “Economic Diversification and Infrastructural Development as Effective Strategies for Poverty Alleviation in Africa: the Nigerian Perspective.” International Journal of Development Strategies in Humanities, Management and Social Sciences. Vol.7,No.1 May, 2017. ISSN ONLINE:23609044. ISSN HARD PRINT:23609036.
  11. Jooji,I.T, Okwara,E.C. and Oguchi,C.B.(2017). “The Socio-Economic Challenges of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria: the Role of Government and NGOs.” International Journal of Operational Research in Management, Social Sciences and Educaton. Vol.3,NO.1 May, 2017.1SSN ONLINE: 2536653X. ISSN HARD PRINT: 25366521.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  1. Okwara E and Oguchi B (2016) “The Socio-Economic Implications of the Phenomenon of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in Nigeria : the Boko Haram Experience? A paper presented at the National Conference on the theme – The Phenomenon of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)- Department of Political Science. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State 24/06/2016.
  2. Okwara E and Oguchi B(2016) “Sustainable Functional Education as a Strategy for the Attainment of Agenda 2030 (UN): A Perspective from the African Child”. A paper presented at the International Research Conference on Qualitative Education and Sustainable  Development, held on 31st august – 1st September, 2016 at the Madibbo Adamawa University of Technology Vola, Adamawa State - Nigeria.(2016)
  3. Okwara E and Oguchi B(2016) “Attaining Functional Sustainable Development Goals through Qualitative Education: The African Perspective.” A paper presented at 7th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit (ISDS). University of Ibadan. 22nd – 25th August, 2016
  4. Okwara, E.C.(2016) “55years Sectoral Performance Appraisal of the Nigerian Economy: Issues, Challenges and Prospects.” The 5th Nigerian Strategic Conference on Development Policies, Economic Performance and Sustainability held on February 24-26,2016 at University of Abuja Main Campus, Gwagwalada, Nigeria-West Africa.
  5. Jooji,I.T, Okwara, E.C and Oguchi, C.B(2017) “Economic Diversification and Infrastructural Development as Effective Strategies for Poverty Eradication in Africa: Nigerian Perspective. A Paper presented at the Pan African Research and Development Conference on the theme: Ending Poverty and Hunger in Africa by 2030:Adopting Integrated Strategies” 13th-14th April, 2017 at Saint Felicite University, Cotonou-Benin Republic.
  6. Jooji,I.T., Okwara,E.C and Oguchi, B.C(2017). “Addressing the Socio-Economic Challenges of Internal Displacement in Nigeria: the Role of NGOs and Social Works. A paper Presented at the International and Research Conference and Professional Training of Researchers. 22nd-24th March, 2017,at Lagos State University-Nigeria.
  7. Jooji,I.T., Okwara, E.C.and Oguchi,B.C.(2017). “Energy Demand and Supply: Implications for Nigeria’s Sustainable Development.” A paper Presented at the International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Technology,and Energy Research.14th-15th June, 2017 at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  8. Jooji,I.T.,Okwara,E.C andOguchi,B.C.(2017).”Financial Impropriety as a Catalyst to Economic Recession: The Nigerian Experience.”A Paper Presented at 2nd International Conference on the theme: Enhancing Democracy, Security, Development and Nigeria’s Foreign Relations in a Globalized World, by the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Abuja, Nigeria.11th-13th July,2017.
  9. Okwara,E.C.(2017) “Ending Africa’s Dependency on Developed Countries: Multi-Disciplinary Assessment”. The 6th International Scientific Research Conference and Professional Training of Researchers held at Lagos State University, Nigeria. 22nd-24th March, 2017.
  10. Jooji,I.T., Okwara,E.C. and Oguchi,B.C.(2017). “Identifying New Opportunities For Purpose of Economic Diversification in Africa: The Role of Public Sector Management in Nigeria”. A Paper presented at African Development Conference on Policy and Strategies on the theme: Towards Economic Diversification in Africa: Identifying New Opportunities, at the University of Ghana, Accra, 19th-20th July,2017.
  11. Okwara, E.(2018) “Women Empowerment and the Challenges of Food Security in Nigeria” A paper Presented at 7th International Inter-Disciplinary Research Conference & Professional Training of Researchers at the University of Ibadan- Nigeria. 21st-23rd February,2018.