Researchers

Dr. Patrick Uchenna Nwosu
University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Team Leader

Dr. Patrick Uchenna Nwosu is a lecturer in African and Comparative Religion, Department of Religions, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. A Roman Catholic priest, he holds a PhD degree in Comparative Religious Studies from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (2010) and a Master’s in Christian Studies from the same University (2006) specializing in Inter-religious Dialogue. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the University of Ado-Ekiti (2009) (now Ekiti State University) Ekiti; a Bachelors of Theology (2000) and a Bachelors of Philosophy (1994) from the Urban University, Rome. His primary areas of research are interdisciplinary approaches to the religions of the World, African Cultures and Ancestral Societies in Africa with a focus on Okonko and Ogboni Societies, including their spirituality in Igbo and Yorubalands. He is the author of Introducing the Study of Comparative Religion and Theory and Practice of Secrecy: Focus on Okonko and Ogboni Societies in Africa, both published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany in 2012. Some of his other scholarly works that have appeared in local and international journals, reflecting areas of his research interest include:

Nwosu, P.U. (2015). “God’s Question and Conceptual Communications: The Impact of Okonko Setting in Igboland”. Lapai Journal of Humanities (LJH). 9(1): 9-17. Published by Department of History & Int’l Studies, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State.

Nwosu, P.U. (2014). “The Place of the Holy Spirit in Some Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria”. Alore: Ilorin Journal of Humanities., (23): 65-80. Published by Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

Nwosu, P.U. (2013). “After-Life in Islam and its Interpretation by Boko Haram Fundamentalist in Nigeria”. Ilorin Journal of Sociology. 5(1): 209-218. Published by Department of Sociology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Nwosu, P.U. (2013). “Anthropological Context of Suffering in the Body and Soul”. Abuja Journal of Philosophy and Religions (AJPR). (2): 91-99. Published by Department of Philosophy and Religions, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.

Nwosu, P.U. (2013). “Spirituality of Environmental Justice and Human Development in Africa: An Appraisal”. Journal of African Politics and Society (JAPS). 2 (1): 185-194. Published by Department of History & Int’l Studies, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.

Nwosu, P.U. (2013). “An Appraisal of the Nature and Activities of Okonko Society in Igboland from a Catholic Perspective”. Lapai Journal of Humanities (LJH), 7 (1): 58-71. Published by Department of History & Int’l Studies, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria.

Nwosu, P.U. (2012). “The Role of Okonko Society in Preserving the Environment in Igboland”. Ilorin Journal of History and International Studies, 3(1): 80-91. Published by Department of History & Int’l Studies, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Nwosu, P.U. (2012). “The Ideal State in Jesus’ Ministry (Luke 12: 54-56) in Relation to Contemporary Nigeria”. Religions: Journal of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions. 22 (1): 112-120. Published by Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions (NASR).

Nwosu, P.U. (2012). “A Historical Overview of the Relationship between Morality and Politics: The Nigerian Experience”. Journal of African Politics and Society (JAPS). 1 (2): 34-47. Published by Department of History & Int’l Studies, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.

Nwosu, P.U. (2012). “Biblical Foundations for Interreligious Dialogue: A Call for Better Human Relations”. Journal of University Scholars in Religions (JUSREL). (2): 276-288. Published by Department of Religion and Philosophy, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria.

Chapters in Edited Books:

Nwosu, P.U. (2013): “The Concept and Practice of Inter-Religious Dialogue in Africa”. In Etim. E. Okon. (ed). African Traditional Religion & Philosophy. 200-208. Calabar: Published by Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.

He can be contacted at the following email address nwosu4397@gmail.com

 

Dr. A.G. Alamu
University of Illorin, Nigeria

Team Member

Dr. A. G. Alamu is a graduate of Edo State University, Ekpoma, Nigeria with a second class (Upper Division) in Religious Studies. He was the best graduating student of the Department in 1999. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Studies with a major in Social Ethics and Sociology of Religion from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria graduating in 2003. He attained his PhD in Comparative Religious Studies from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria in 2009. Presently, he is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religions at the University of Ilorin. His areas of research interest include: Comparative and Sociology of Religion, Edo and Oriental Studies with an emphasis on their spirituality and Church History. Dr. Alamu has many local, national and international publications to his credit. Some of his many publications are listed below:

Alamu, A. G. (2015). “Fundamentalism from Intra and Inter-religious Perspectives in Nigeria: A Sociological Quest for Solution” VUNA: Journal of History and International Relations, 2(2):362-376, Published by Department of History and International Relations, Veritas University, Nigeria.

Alamu, A.G. (2014). “Religion and Nationhood.” In Rotimi Ajayi and J.O. Fashagba, (eds),; Understanding Government and Politics in Nigeria, 363-379. Published by The Department of Political Science and International Relations, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Alamu, A.G. (2014) “Factors that Necessitated the Compilation of the Gospels.” In B.O. Igboin et.al, (eds). Some Thoughts in New Testament Studies, 75-84; Ibadan; Published by En-joy Press and Books, Nigeria.

Alamu, A. G. (2013). “Separating the Chaff from the Wheat: Engaging Comparative Religion for World Peace.” NJCS: Nigerian Journal of Christian Studies, 8:1-24, Published by Department of Religious Management and Cultural Studies, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

 Alamu, A.G. (2012). “A Comparative Study of the Ten Commandments in Christianity and Taoism.” AAU: African Studies Review, 11:160-178, Published by Department of History and International Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria.

Alamu, A. G. (2012). “Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) and the Nigerian State” Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, XLIV/2:177-195, Published by Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan.

He can be contacted at the following email address:  agalamufreelance2004@yahoo.com

 

Dr. A.Y. Muhammad
University of Illorin, Nigeria

Team Member

Dr. A.Y Muhammed has a B.Sc., a M.Sc. and a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Ilorin. He equally has a master degree in Industrial and Labour Relations and a Post-graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Ilorin Nigeria. He is currently an Associate Professor and a former Head of Department in the Department of Sociology, University of Ilorin. He has written over fifty academic papers published nationally and internationally. His area of research is in development and social policy. His scholarly works in the related area of research include, amongst others, the following:

Karim, A.A & Muhammed, A.Y. (2010). “Bridging the Divide in Christian-Muslim Relations in Nigeria: A Study of Inter-Religious Dialogue.” A Journal of African Renaissance, 7 (3&4): 79-87 .Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd., London.

Available online at http://www.africabib.org/rec.php?RID=336161271&DB=i

Muhammed, A. Y. (2010). “Youth and Urban Violence: Some Incidences between1990 and 2005 in Ilorin.” Political Science Review. 5(1): 85-95. Published by  Department of Political Science, University of Ilorin.

Muhammed, A. Y. (2010). “Child Labour in Nigeria: Incidence, Prevalence and Abatement.” Lapai Sociological Review. 2(1); 169-186. Published by the Department of Sociology, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University.

Salawu, B., Muhammed, A. Y.  & Adekeye, D.S. (2010). “Motivation of Human Behaviour in Historical Perspective: What Lessons for the Managers.” Nigeria Forum, A Journal of Opinion on World Affair. 31(5-6); 149-165, Published by Nigeria Institute of International Affairs Lagos.

Muhammed, A. Y (2011). “Youth Crime in Ilorin, Nigeria: A Theoretical   Explanation. “Ilorin Journal of Sociology. 3 (1):1-11, Published by the Department of Sociology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin.    

Salawu, B., Muhammed, A.Y., Adekeye, D.S. & Onimajesi, S.I. (2012). “Neglecting Development Plans and Its Implications for Democracy.” A Journal of Sociological Studies (SOJOSS). 1 (3): 104-115. Published by the Department of Sociology Bayero University, Kano.

Metiboba, S. &Muhammed, A.Y. (2013). “Value-Free Mass Communication: Myth or Reality?” Journal of Mass Communication. 2: 62-68,.Published by the Department of Mass Communication, Kogi State University. Available online at www.ksumasscomjournal.com

Kehinde K. K., Muhammed A.Y. Abdullateef Raji & Sulaiman, A.L. (2015).“Constraints and Challenges of the Media in the Development of Nigeria. “Journal of    Sustainable Development in Africa. 17 (1): 44-60. Published by Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion Pennsylvania. Available online at

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He can be contacted at the following email address aymuhammed@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Lemuel E. Odeh
University of Illorin, Nigeria

Team Member

Dr. Lemuel E. Odeh, holds a B.A. in History and International Studies and a M.Sc. International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lagos State University, Ojo-Lagos and a PhD in History from Benue State University, Makurdi. His area of research is Diplomatic History and International Economic Relations. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. His many scholarly works appear in both local and international journals. Dr. L.E. Odeh brings his knowledge and expertise in the field of Humanities to the Nagel research grant project to ensure and enrich the likely deliverables of this project. Some of his publications are listed:

Odeh E. L. and Afolabi, G. A. (2016). “Linkages of Religion on Socio-Political and Economic Development: A Case of Religious Conflicts in China and Nigeria, 1990-2015.” In Artwell Nhemachena and Munyaradzi Mawere. (eds). Theory, Knowledge, Development and Politics. What Role for the Academy in the Sustainability of Africa? Langaa Research & Publishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda  pp. 341-361

Odeh E L. (2016). “An Appraisal of Chinese Investment in Nigeria’s Agricultural Sector: 1999-2011.” ALORE Ilorin Journal of the Humanities, 5: 108-129

Odeh E L. (2016). “Globalization and Socio-Cultural Development in Africa.” ALÓRE: Ilorin Journal of the Humanities, 22: 44-62.

Odeh E. L. (2015). “Youths and Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Sino-Nigerian Countries: A Comparative and Transformative Approach.” In Munyaradzi Mawere & Tendai R. Mwanaka. (eds). Democracy, Good Governance and Development in Africa Langaa Research & Publishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda pp. 343-359 

Odeh E.L. (2014). “Dynamics of China-Nigeria Economic Relations Since 1971.” Journal of Historical Society of Nigeria (JHSN), 23: 150-162

Odeh E. L.,(2013). “Sino-Nigeria Investments: Prospects and Challenges 1971-2010”. Journal of African East-Asian Affairs. The China Monitor Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa , (4): 24-49.

Odeh E. L. (2012). “A Comparative Analysis of Global North and Global South Economies.” International Journal of Current Research in the Humanities, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. (14): 67-82.

Odeh E L. (2012). “The Esoteric and Cultural Relevance of Alekwu Afia Masquerade and the Eje-Alekwu Festival among the Otukpo.”,Ilorin Journal of The Performing Arts, 14: 212-225. Published by the Department of the Performing Arts, University of Ilorin.

Odeh E L. (2012). “’Muammar Gaddafi, Hero or Villain?’ Issues in American Foreign Policy in the Middle East.”,Ilorin Journal of History and International Studies, 3(1): 92-106. Published by the Department of History and International Studies, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

Odeh E. L. (2012). “History and International Relations: The Question of Additional Nomenclature.” Ilorin Journal of Sociology, 4(1): 265-275. Published by the Department of Sociology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin

He can be contacted at the following email address lemuelodeh@gmail.com.

 

 
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