Dr. Okpoko, John Ikechukwu

Dr. Okpoko, John Ikechukwu

Head of Department Mass Communication

Biography

Department:                          Mass Communication

State of Origin:                     Enugu

L.G.A.:                                   Ezeagu

Nationality:                           Nigerian

Marital Status:                      Married

Gender:                                 Male

Current Contact Address:  Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

                                             College of General and Communication Studies

                                             Department of mass Communication

Date of first appointment with (MOUAU) 16th October, 2015.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, - Educational Institutions from where obtained and Dates:

-        Ph. D (Political Communication), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2006)

-        M.A. (Mass Communication), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1995)

-        B.Sc. (Political & Administrative Studies) University of Port-Harcourt    (1984)        

-      Additional Education / Qualifications with addresses and dates. E.G.

        Computer Literacy, Continuing Education, Workshops, etc.

-      Intensive course on Dramatic Film Making, National Film Institute (NFI) Jos, 7-16 May, 2006

-      British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service Trust, Two- Week Course on Radio Production (2004)

-      Center For Research And Documentation (CRD) Research Training Workshop, Kano, 13lh-22nd August 2001

-      Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN)/United Nations International Children and Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Communication & Development Workshop, Zaria Hotel 14th- 18th June, 2004

WORKING EXPERIENCE (with dates)

          In MOUAU                   Associate Professor, Ag HOD, Mass Communication 

-      Senior Lecturer, ABU Zaria, 2006-2013

-      Lecturer I, 2001-2006, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

-      A.B.U Lecturer II, 1997-2001 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

-      Senior Lecturer, November, 1994- 1997, Our Saviour Institute of Science

-      Agriculture and Technology (OSISATECH) Polytechnic, Enugu.

-      Senior Assistant Registrar, 1992-1994, College of Education, Eha-Amufu,

-      Enugu State

-      Lecturer II, 1988-1992, College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Enugu State.

Teaching experience with dates: list courses taught/examined, theses: Supervised/Ongoing:

a(i). Undergraduate Teaching

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. -  October, 2015 till present

MAC  112, News Reporting and Writing

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Decemberl997 till date

MCOM 309- Newspaper Editing and Production (B.Sc.) 1997/98

MCOM 105- Writing for Mass Media I (B.Sc) 1997/98-till dale

MCOM 205- New Writing and Reporting (B.Sc) 1997/98-1999/2000

MCOM 201- Mass Communication Theories (B.Sc.) 1999/2000-2001/02

MCOM 318- Broadcast Commentary and Critical Writing

MCOM (B.Sc.) 1909/2000-till date

MCOM 213- Principle & Practice of Advertising (B.Sc) 1999/2000-till date

MCOM 108- African Communication System (B.Sc) 1999/2000-till date

MCOM 107- Nigerian Communication System (B.Sc) 1999/2000-2001/02

a(ii)   Supervised Undergraduate Project

I have supervised over 200 undergraduate Projects between 1997/1998 session to date

 b(i)    Postgraduate Teaching

   -     Advertising and Public Relations Communication        MCOM 803

   -     Print Media                                                                    MCOM 805

   -     Advertising and Public Relations Communication        MCOM 804

   -     Print Media                                                          MCOM 806

  -      Principles of Public Relations and Advertising    MCOM 703

  -      Newspaper and Magazine Production                           MCOM 707

  -      Media Law and Ethics -                                                 MCOM 704

  -      Introduction to Newspaper Reporting                           MCOM 706

  -      Theories of Mass Communication                       MCOM 702

b(ii)   Postgraduate supervision

          I have supervised over twelve (12) M.Sc Theses and over twenty (20) PGD MC Projects completed.

Research / extension experience with dates

     i.            Member of Research committee in participatory democracy Institute for Development Research (IDR) ABU, Zaria. 2002/2003

 

     ii.          Member of Research Committee on Politics and International Relations, Institute for Development Research (IDR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 2002/2003

 

  iii.            Okpoko John I. (1984) "International Relief Agencies and the Nigerian Civil  War. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Political & Administrative Studies Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science, University of Port- Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

 

  iv.            Okpoko John I. (1994) The Contribution of the Press To The Making of Nigeria's Foreign Policy: A Case Study of Two Foreign Policy Issues," In partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Master of Arts (M.A) degree in Mass Communication, Department of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

 

  v.            Okpoko John I. (2006) "Mass Media And the Quest For Democracy in Nigeria: 1992-1999' in partial fulfillment for the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Political Science, Department of Political Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES/BODIES 

Routine administrative duties with dates.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

-      Assistant Dean, Postgraduate                              2011/2012 to date

Department of Mass Communication, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,

-      Coordinator Postgraduate Programme                          2010/2011

 Department of Mass Communication, IBB University, Lapai Niger State

-      Head of Department (Sabbatical)                                  2009/2010

Department of Mass Communication, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,

-      Coordinator Postgraduate Programme                          2007/2008-2008/2009

-      Coordinator Seminar/Research                                     2002/2003

-      Field Trip Co-ordinator,                                                 2005/2006 till date.

-      Registration Officer                                                      2002/2003

-      Officer In-Charge of Department Library,                     2002/2003 till date

-      Registration Officer,                                                    1999/2000

-      Examinations Officer,                                                 1998/99

Department of Mass Communication OSISATECI I. Polytechnic, Enugu

-      Head of Department                                             1994-1996.

College of Education Eha-Amufu

-       Senior Assistant Registrar,                                 1992-1994

-      Lecturing C.O.E, Eha-Amufu,                               1988-1992

 

Positions held with dates:

(a) Department of Mass Communication, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

                   i.            Assistant Dean Postgraduate, Faculty of Social Sciences,  ABU Zaria  2011/2012

                  ii.            Postgraduate Coordinator                                                                       2010/2011

(b)   Department of Mass Communication, IBB University, Lapai, Niger State

     i.   Head of Department (Sabbatical)                                  2009/2010

(c) Department of Mass Communication, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

i.                   Senior Lecturer                                                        2006 till date

ii.                 Post-Graduate Co-ordinator,                                    2007 – 2009

iii.              Lecturer I                                                                    2001 - 2006.

iv.              Faculty Examination Officer                                       2002/2003

v.                 Assistant Faculty Examination Officer                     2001/2002

vi.              Assistant Faculty Examination Officer,                      2000/2001

vii.            Lecturer II,                                                                 1997 – 2001

viii.         Examination Officer,                                                    1998/1999

(d) Department of Mass Communication, OSISATECI I Polytechnic, Enugu

i.       Senior Lecturer and Head of Department                       1994-1996

(e) College of Education Eha-Amufu, Enugu State

ii.     Senior Assistant Registrar, C.O.E.                                  1992-1994.

iii.  Lecturer II, C.O.E.                                                             1988-1992

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Professional Service / Honour Societies

       i.            Co-ordinating  Secretary, African Council For Communication Education/CE), North-West Zone Chapter, (2002/2003; 2003/2004)

     ii.            Associate Member, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (N1PR) Member, (2000 – date)

  iii.            Editor, Social and Communication Research, Nigerian Society for the Promotion of Indigenous Studies. (1987 -1990)

  iv.            National Assistant Secretary, Nigeria Society of International Affairs, (NS1A) (1987/88)

     v.            Nigeria Writers Club (NWC) Anambra State Chapter (1985-1990)

 

Community services:

(a)    Nation / State: National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), 1985

(b)   University Institute / Center / Faculty/ Department

 i.            Member Congregation Electoral Committee, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (2005).

ii.            Electoral Committee for Deanery Elections, Faculty of Social Sciences, ABU, Zaria: (2003 and 2005).

iii.            Faculty Examinations Officer for Faculty of Social Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2002/2003).

iv.            Examination Officer, Department of Mass Communication, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1998/1999).

v.            External Examiner, Department of Mass Communication, Kaduna State University. (2011/2012 academic session till date).

vi.            P.G coordinator, Department of Mass Communication A.B.U Zaria.

vii.            Assistant Dean (Post Graduate) Faculty of Social Sciences A.B.U Zaria (2011/2012 session to 2013/2014 sessions)

(c) Others (please specify):

-      Chairman, Educational Committee, New Breed Multi-purpose Co-operative Society, Enugu (Anambra State Volunteer Service Scheme) 1986/1987

PUBLICATIONS

Academic/Articles 

a(i) In peer reviewed Journals and Books:

 

1.                 Okpoko John I. (2015) “Analysis of Performance of Private and Government Press in the Struggle for the Nation’s   Fourth Republic” Ebonyi State University (EBSU) Journal of Mass Communication, Vol. 2 October 2015 pp.

 

2.                 Okpoko John I. (2014) “Media and Nigeria’s Foreign Policy” Kaduna Journal of Political Science. Vol.1 No.1 June 2014. Pp 1-20.

 

3.                 Okpoko John I. (2014) “Coverage of Boko Haram in selected Nigerian Newspapers” Makurdi Journal of Communication Research (MJCR). Vol.5, No. 1&2 January – December 2014. Pp 26-38.

 

4.                 Okpoko John I. (2014) “The Role of Mass Media in the Transition to Democracy in Nigeria” Kogi State University (KSU) Journal of Mass Communication. Vol.3, 2014. Pp 109-118.

 

5.                 Okpoko John I. and Vivian Azienge (2014) “Press Coverage of Maternal Mortality in Northern Nigeria” Kogi State University (KSU) Journal of Mass Communication. Vol.3, 2014. Pp 179-194.

 

6.                 Okpoko John I. and Ogbuagu Mathew I. (2013) “Strategies for Eradication of Extreme Poverty among Women in Nigeria: The Media Imperative”. Global Journal of Applied Management and Social Sciences. (GOJAMSS) Vol. 6, Dec 2013. pp 68-74

 

7.                 Okpoko John I. (2013) “Geographical Location of Newspapers and Development of Axis in the Nigerian Press System” Kogi State University (KSU) Journal of Mass Communication. Vol. 2, 2013. Pp 51-61

 

8.                 Okpoko John I. (2013) “Developing Communication Institutions and Environment for Development Communication” Ebonyi State University(EBSU) Journal of Mass Communication. Vol.1 No.1 March 2013, PP 99-108

 

9.                 Okpoko John I. and Ogbuagu Mathew (2013) “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) Policy and Projects in Nigeria: The Role of the Media” IBB University, Lapai Sociological Review (LSR), Vol.4, No. 1, February, 2013 pp.114-127. 

 

10.            Okpoko John I. (2013) Public Relations: “An Effective Tools for bridging Communication gap among Political Parties  in Nigeria for curbing Electoral Violence in 2015 Election Year” Nigerian Institute for Public Relations Journal Vol. 9, N0.1, pp 28-35 

 

11.            Okpoko John I. (2012) “Need for Institutional Capacity Building as a Tool for Development Communication”, University of Benin Media Communication Journal, N0 6, pp133-144  

 

12.            Okpoko John and Ogbuagu Mathew (2012) “Nigeria’s Food Security Question: Problems and Prospects” Taraba State University Journal of Arts and Social Science. Vol. 1, No 2, pp. 110-119.

 

13.            Okpoko, John (2012) “Advertising Practice and Consumerism in Nigeria” University of Benin Media Communication Journal. No.5, pp. 73-83.

 

14.            Okpoko, John (2012) “An Evaluative Study of NTA Kaduna as a Medium for the Promotion of Indigenous Culture and Propagation of Traditional Heritage” Journal of Contemporary Communication. Vol. 1, No 1, pp. 88-96. (Published by Centre for Research, Communication and Development, Enugu).

 

15.            Okpoko, John (2012) “Mass Media as a Tool for Repositioning African Union (AU) in the 21st Century” Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Journal .    

 

16.            Okpoko John (2012) “Women and Advertising: An Exploration of the Moral and Ethical Implications” in Today’s Readings in Mass Communication Edited by Dr. Jonathan Aliede, Prime Targets ltd, Enugu. Pp.268-274.

 

17.            Okpoko John and Ogbuagu Mathew (2011) “Energy Crisis, Communication and Nigeria” IBB University Lapai Sociological Review, Vol. 3, No 2, pp. 83 – 100.

 

18.            Okpoko, John (2007) “Women, Environmental Education and the Role of Mass Media”, In Issues in Mass Communication and Society. Selidan Books, African Educational Series, Lagos. pp 33 – 48.

 

19.            Okpoko, John (2007) “Communication and Democracy for the Empowerment of Women in Rural Nigeria” In Issues in Mass Communication and Society. Selidan Books, African Educational Series, Lagos. pp 195 - 204.

 

20.            Okpoko, John (2007) ICT and Agro-allied Industries in Nigeria: A case study of Federal Superphosphate Fertilizer Company, Kaduna, The Nigerian Journal of Communication,. African Council for Communication Education (ACCE)  Vol. 5, No. 1, Pp. 149 – 162.

 

21.            Okpoko, John (2006) "Prospects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on Business Operations in Nigeria" Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Journal, Vol. 3 No 1, June pp 94-104.

22.            Okpoko John (2004) "Public Relations and Crisis Management in Nigerian Higher Educational Institutions: A Case Study of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria’ in Communication, Media & Conflict Management in Nigeria, African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), Nigeria Chapter. Pp.l95-202

 

23.            Okpoko, John I. and E.C. Akpa (2003). “Communication Strategies Towards Empowerment of Women in Nigeria.” Journal Of Functional Education Vol. I No. I May2003. pp. 1 11-1 14.

 

24.            Okpoko, John I. (2003). "Mobilizing the Nigerian Citizenry for a Peaceful 2003 Election: The Role of the Mass Media in the Political Education." POLIMEDIA- Media And Politics in Nigeria. Published by African Council for Communication Education, (ACCE) Nigeria, pp 76-84.

 

25.            Okpoko, John I. (2003). "The Press In The New Democratic Experiment in Nigeria." In Politics and Power Relations in Nigeria. IDR ABU, Zaria. (pp.208-220)

 

26.            Esew Ntim Gyakari and Okpoko John I. (2003) " The Mass Media As A Tool For Achieving National Integration in Nigeria" in Politics and Power Relations in Nigeria. IDR, ABU, Zaria. Pp.221-228.

 

27.            Okpoko, John I. (2001) "Agenda Setting Theory and Foreign Policies: A Case Study of Nigerian Policy on Liberation Movement in Angola" The Nigerian Journal of Communication . (African Council for Communication Education, Nigeria Chapter)Vol. I, No. I

 

28.            Okpoko, John I (1999). "The Role of Public Relations and Advertising in Promotion of National Unity in Nigeria." Art and Social Science Forum Journal Vol. II No. 3, August

 

a(ii).  In official Conference Proceedings:

i.   Okpoko John (2003) "Mass Media and Challenges of Democracy: Lessons from the Crisis of Anglo-Nigerian Defence Pact in Historical Perspectives" Proceedings of 2003 Annual Conference of Political Science Association.

 

 ii.   Okpoko John I. (1998) " Effective Use Of Communication As A Strategy For Achieving National Unity in Nigeria". The Proceedings of 2nd   National Conference of CABS Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna. Admin and Business Forum   Vol. No 1 October 1998. pp. 8-12.

 

iii.   Okpoko John I. (1988) " Aid As A Diplomatic Tool: A Case Study of Nigeria".  Proceedings of the 15th Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Society of International Affairs (part four chapter 18) Edited by Dr. G. Aforka Nweke, Department of Political Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Nigeria.

 

b)    Books/Monographs/Guides/Manuals/Novels/Indexes/Musical Composition, etc.

 

i.              Okpoko John I. (2013) Understanding Public Relations. A.B.U Press Ltd, Zaria   

 

ii.            Okpoko John I. (2013) Understanding Traditional Media and African Communication System. Dumaco Ventures – Publishers, Enugu.  

 

iii.         Okpoko John I. (2012) Understanding Book Publishing A.B.U Press Ltd, Zaria.

 

iv.              Okpoko John I. (2011) Understanding Feature and Article Writing A.B.U. Press Ltd, Zaria.

 

v.                 Okpoko John I. (2010) Understanding Development Communication, ABU Press Ltd, Zaria.

 

vi.              Okpoko John I. (2009) Understanding International Communication, ABU Press Ltd, Zaria.

 

vii.            Okpoko John I. (2008) Principles and Practice of Advertising A.B.U. Press Ltd, Zaria.

 

viii.          Okpoko John (2006) Effective Writing for Mass Media, Enugu: DUMACO

 

ix.              Okpoko John I. (2005) Understanding Mass Media & Society, Enugu: DUMACO Ventures, Publishers.

 

x.                 Okpoko John I. (2001) Mass Media, Foreign Policy And Propaganda    A Reflection On  Democratic And Military Regimes In Nigeria. , Enugu DUMACO Ventures Publishers.

 

xi.              Okpoko John I. (2000) Vengeful Desire, Enugu, DUMACO Ventures Publishers.

 

xii.            Okpoko John I. (1986) The Biafran Nightmare (A Controversial Role Of International Relief Agencies in Nigerian Civil War . ) Enugu: Delta Publications (Nig.) Ltd.

 

xiii.         Christiana Best and John Okpoko (2007) Issues in Mass Communication and Society (ed.), Selidan Books, Africa Educational Series, Lagos.

 

F ii    Non Academic Publication:

Publications in Newspapers/Magazines.

1.  Okpoko John I. (1990) "Liberian Crisis and Foreign Intervention,” Sun Splash Magazine, Vol. I No. 1. Special Edition p27-29.

 

2.  Okpoko John I. (1995) "Towards Promotion Of Computer Education in Nigeria", Radio Commentary, FRCN Enugu, 27lh July.

 

G.      CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS ATTENDED

Conferences attended / organized and papers presented at the conferences

Third International NAWCS Conferences 2nd-7lh September, 2002. At ABU Zaria.

       i.            Zaria Conference on the Humanities in 21th Century; 10th to 14th January, 2006, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.

 

     ii.            ACCE 2004- AGM/ National Conference 241'1 - 28th August 2004. at University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

 

  iii.            2003 National Conference of NIPR 26th- 28th August 2003 At the International Conference Center Abuja.

 

  iv.            African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) Nigerian Chapter 2003AGM/ National Conference. 17lh-19(h July 2003 At University of Uyo.

 

     v.            ACCE   2002 AGM/ National Conference lst - 2nd August 2002 at Auchi. Polytechnic -Auchi.

 

  vi.            2003 IDR Conference On Political And Power Relations In Nigeria Organised by IDR ABU, Zaria and Member, Local Organising Committee (LOC) 2003 IDR Conference on Political and Power Relation IDR ABU, Zaria.

 

vii.            May Conference on Democracy and Democratization in Nigeria, 281'1 May 2001 At Center for Research and Training Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano.

 

viii.            ACCE 2000 - AGM/ National Conference July, 2000, At NUJ Center, Enugu.

 

  ix.            XVIITH Conference of Linguistics Association of Nigeria (CLAN) 8lh" 13lh November 1 999 at ABU Zaria.

 

     x.            National Association for Promotion of Studies in Art and Social Sciences, third National Conference, 29lh July-lst of August 1999, At FCE Zaria

  xi.            Association of Women in Colleges of Education (WICE) National Conference 28th November -1st December, 1999. At NBTE, Kaduna.

 

xii.            Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna CAB Second National Conferences 26th -30th October 1998 at Kaduna.

 

xiii.            15th Annual National Conferences of the Nigerian Society of International Affairs 9th- 12lh November 1987, Anambra State University of Technology), Awka Campus.

 

xiv.            Secretary Local Organizing Committee., 15th Annual National Conference, Nigerian Society of International Affairs, 9th-12th November, 1987, Anambra State University of Technology, Awka Campus.

 

 

xv.            Okpoko John I. (2015) “the Role of Mass Media in the provision of National Security in Nigeria” presented at 5th National Conference faculty of Social Science, Usman Dan Fodiyo University, So.koto

 

xvi.            Okpoko John (2008) “Citizen Security and Community Peace in Nigeria”,  ACCE Annual Conference/AGM, Delta State University, Abraka.

 

xvii.            Okpoko John (2007) “Female Circumcision and Genital Mutilation in Nigeria”,  ACCE Annual Conference/AGM, ABU, Zaria.

 

xviii.            Okpoko John (2006) "ICT and Agro- allied Industries in Nigeria: A Case Study of Federal Super-phosphate Fertilizer Company, Kaduna”. Paper presented at ACCE 2006 National Conference 14-17 Aug ' 2006 Imo State University, Owerri.

 

xix.            Okpoko John (2006) "Mass Media as a Tool for Repositioning Africa Union (AU)". Paper presented at Zaria Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century 10th-14th, January 2006 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

 

xx.            Okpoko John (2005) “Prospects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on Business Operations in Nigeria" Paper presented at the ACCE 2005, National Conference 21st July- 27th July 2005, Benue State University, Makurdi.

 

xxi.            Umar M.M and Okpoko J.I (2004). "Electronic Media and Tourism Development Issues in Development Television Broadcasting.”  Paper presented At ACCE 2004, Annual Conference 25lh -27lh August 2004. Conference Center, University Of Ibadan.

 

xxii.            Okpoko John. I. (2004) "Women, Environment and the Role of the Mass Media m Environmental Education and Awareness in Nigeria".   Paper Presented At The ACCE 2004 Annual National Conference 25lh -27lh August 2004, At XT! Conference, University of Ibadan.

 

xxiii.            Okpoko John I. (2003) "Mass Media and Challenges of Democracy: Lessons from the Crisis of Anglo- Nigerian Defence Pact In Historical Perspectives” Paper Presented At Annual Conference Of Political Science Association. Kongo Conference Hotel, ABU Zaria, 13"'-15lh January, 2003.

 

xxiv.            Maingwa T. and Okpoko John I. (2002) "Poverty and The Nigerian Family", Paper Presented At The Third International NAWACS Conference, ABU, Zaria, 2nd – 7th September 2002.

 

xxv.            Okpoko John I. (2001) “The Mass Media, Democracy And National Unity in Nigeria: 1999-2001" Presented At The May Conference Of Democracy And Democratization in Nigeria, at Center For Research and Training, Mambayya House, Bayero University, Kano, 28(h May 2001.

 

xxvi.            Okpoko John I. (1999) "Applications of PR and AD Towards Educating Women In Public Health Campaign - A Case Study For The Eradication Of Guinea Worm Disease in Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of      Enugu State" Paper Presented At The 4th National Conference WICE, NBTE, Kaduna, 2Slh November- 1st December, 1 999.

 

xxvii.            Okpoko John I. ( 1998), “Literature And Development In The Next Millennium, Challenges to the Nigerian Writers”, Paper Presented at the XVI ITH Conference of the Linguistics Association of Nigeria, (CLAN) 8lh -13th November 1998. at ABU Zaria.

 

xxviii.            Okpoko John I. (1989), "Fundamental Rights, Duties and Obligations Of  Citizen" Presented At The General Studies Seminar, C.O.E. Eha-Amufu, 30th January-3rd February, 1989. at COE Eha -Amufu, Enugu State.

 

xxix.            Okpoko John I. (1988), “Nigerian Leadership Role in Africa Affairs” Presented at a Social Studies Seminar, College of Education, Eha- Amufu 12th- 14th  October, 1988, at C.O.E., Eha-Amufu Enugu State.

 

OTHERS

(e) Art Exhibitions:                                              Nil

Invention/Innovations/Awards:                          Nil

    Citations in "Who is Who", etc:

Selected by American Biographical Institute as "Person of The Year 2004".       

Additional Publications since Last Promotion 

   i.            Okpoko John I. (2015) “Analysis of Performance of Private and Government Press in the Struggle for the Nation’s   Fourth Republic” Ebonyi State University (EBSU) Journal of Mass Communication, Vol. 2 October 2015 pp. 

  ii.            Okpoko John I. (2014) “Media and Nigeria’s Foreign Policy Kaduna  State University,” Kaduna Journal of Political Science. Vol.1 No.1 June 2014. Pp 1-20. 

  iii.            Okpoko John I. (2014) “Coverage of Boko Haram in selected Nigerian Newspapers” Makurdi Journal of Communication Research (MJCR). Vol.5, No. 1&2 January – December 2014. Pp 26-38. 

  iv.            Okpoko John I. (2014) “The Role of Mass Media in the Transition to Democracy in Nigeria” Kogi State University (KSU) Journal of Mass Communication. Vol.3, 2014. Pp 109-118.

  v.            Okpoko John I. and Vivian Azienge (2014) “Press Coverage of Maternal Mortality in Northern Nigeria” Kogi State University (KSU) Journal of Mass Communication. Vol.3, 2014. Pp 179-194.

  vi.            Okpoko John I. (2014) Mass Media and Search for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria, A.B.U. Press Ltd, Zaria

 

vii.            Okpoko John I. (2014) Understanding Traditional Media and Nigerian Communication System, Dumaco Ventures, Enugu

 

I.       EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/ HOBBIES:

Writing, Research, Photography, Reading, Touring, Jogging

 

REFEREES

Names and Addresses of Three Referees:

a.       Prof. Ayo R Dunmoye

Former Dean,

Faculty of Social Sciences,

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria   

 

b.   Dr. Ntim Esew

Former Head, 

Department of Political Science  

Kaduna State University, Kaduna.

 

c.   Dr. Suleiman Salau,

Former Head,

Department of Mass Communication

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

 

d.   Professor Umaru Pate

Department of Mass Communication

Bayero University, Kano.

 

 e.      Dr. Ferdinand Ike Anikwe

          Director General

          Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization

          36/38 Broad Street.

          Lagos.