Victor Iwuoha

Victor Iwuoha
University of Nigeria | UNN · Department of Political Science

PhD International Relations and Strategic Studies

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Introduction
Victor Iwuoha is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria. He also teaches peace and conflict studies in the School of General Studies in the same University. Victor does research in Quantitative Social Research, Qualitative Social Research and security analysis. His current project is on 'Election Governance in Africa'.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - May 2020
University of Nigeria
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching and research.
Education
June 2011 - January 2014
University of Nigeria
Field of study
  • Political Science

Publications

Publications (44)
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Extant literature neglects the impact of state regulation in a dual structure of port governance by both the government and private terminal operators (via the public‐private partnership). Using the Nigerian experience, this article interrogates the impact of the implementation of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) regulatory frameworks on the manageme...
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The menace of cultism is not fundamentally new, especially in the tertiary education system in Nigeria, but it has assumed a worrisome dimension going by the recent experiences in rural areas. This study examines the changing manifestation and extension of school cultism from university campuses to secondary schools in rural communities. Primary da...
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While previous studies have assessed the linkages between the implementation of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown and human rights issues in non-African contexts, how the state containment of COVID-19 pandemic affected human rights in African context has been understudied, particularly in Nigeria. Using a qualitative-dominant mixed m...
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On 20 October 2020, the military and police force opened fatal shootings at peaceful unarmed #EndSARS protesters. This article examines the political and socio-economic undercurrents of #EndSARS protest. It argues that the predatory state–society relations where the state is the predator and citizens are the preys nurtured the increasing distrust b...
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While the activities of multinational oil corporations contribute significantly to oil pollution and environmental degradation in most oil-producing countries, the extent to which illegal artisanal refineries contribute to the environmental problems in Niger Delta remains unclear. Extant literature attributes this to the expanding activities of the...
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African countries have been hit by a dual shock of COVID-19 pandemic and global oil crisis, which have caused severe economic and social disruptions. Most studies shed light on the correlates between COVID-19 and the global oil crisis, including their economic impacts on oil producing/exporting countries. However, the objective of this study is to...
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The defects and susceptibility of the Nigerian federalism are more pronounced at this period of the Covid-19 pandemic. Existing studies are yet to articulate how the states, in the formulation and enforcement of the lockdown and physical distancing policies, infringed on the federal exclusive matters by closing land borders, airports and imposing p...
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This article analyses the current trends in Boko Haram’s terrorism in Nigeria and explores the existing and emerging dangers the terrorist group poses to Nigeria. Using qualitative methods of data collection and analysis, the article specifically examines the effectiveness of some counterintelligence and counterterrorism strategies adopted by the N...
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This research adopts qualitative method and patron–client analysis to underscore the political economy of oil block allocation, development and receipts/remittances in Nigeria. It contests Wilson’s (1961 Wilson, J. Q. 1961. “The Economy of Patronage.” Journal of Political Economy 69 (4): 369–380.[Crossref], [Web of Science ®] , [Google Scholar]) an...
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The study analyzes President Obama electoral diplomacy during the 2015 Nigerian election in distinct sense: persuasive appeals, and describes its differential effects on electoral behavior in Nigeria. Obama’s electoral diplomacy had counterintuitive effects – resulted to vote-switching and electoral misconduct. Based on qualitative research methods...
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This article argues that lack of effective strategic security planning and capacity building undercuts the ability of security agencies to provide adequate intelligence and effective security to multinational oil pipeline facilities in Nigeria’s oil rich Niger Delta. The article relies on content analysis and interpretative reviews of government do...
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This study explores the experience of small business operators in South-Eastern Nigeria to underscore the sub-sectoral effects of COVID-19 lockdown measures on small businesses. Although COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing policies are generally perceived to have negative effects on small businesses, this study argues that these policies have h...
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This article investigates how the Nigerian state is implicated in police brutality and clampdown on the #EndSARS protesters and its implications for democracy, development and national security. The article used primary data comprising 38 telephone interviews, 19,609 Facebook posts/reposts and 24,799 Twitter tweets/retweets, complementing it with a...
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This study examined how National Assembly's legislation has facilitated or enhanced citizen's social welfare in Nigeria. Based on qualitative research methods and post-colonial theory, the study argued that the National Assembly has primarily elevated its private interests (including the interests of the executive arm) above qualitative pro-people...
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This study examines how COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing policies impacted on citizens' access to healthcare facilities and the level of patronage of chemist/pharmacies for self-treatment. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey method was used to collect data by asking individuals quantitative and qualitative questions in person which includ...
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Neither the ECOWAS Common approach nor single-country unilateralism offers consistent and dependable systems for effective migration governance in West Africa. Both approaches derive from neo-realist and neo-liberal frameworks and produce incoherent, contradictory, and conflicting migration systems which adversely affect the quality of transborder...
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This briefing explores how the administrative fight against Covid-19 in Nigeria, particularly the conflictual political economy of federalism in this mono-product/oil-dependent economy, has shaped the making and implementation of virus containment policies and strategies. The analysis shows that the disconnects between the federal and state governm...
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This study examines the problems of election logistics and political meddling and their effects on African elections. It relies essentially on primary data drawn from participant observation and 53 key participant interviews conducted across 16 electoral wards in Southeastern Nigeria during the 2019 election. The study reveals some logistical probl...
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This article examines the effects of COVID-19 lockdown measures on small business units, thus departing from previous studies which only focused on general effects. Based on qualitative and cross-sectional survey methods, the article depicts a cross-sectoral disparity in the patronage level and income stream of small businesses found on the streets...
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This study underscores the contexts and crisis of privatisation in Nigeria's power sector to apprehend the level of prepaid meters distribution to consumers, the conflicting billing methods adopted and its impact on both the electricity consumers and revenue generation stream of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). The descriptive sur...
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Herders-farmers violent conflicts and flare-ups have spread throughout central and southern communities in Nigeria, but exclude the urban areas. I examine 'herders-urban residents' conflicts. Herders roam their cattle from outskirts to city roads, disrupting traffic and leaving behind trails of excrement and offensive smells causing dangerous nuisa...
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What concerns do official statements, especially government press releases on counterterrorism war against Boko Haram generate for countries outside Nigeria, and what are their counterterrorism responses to such sensitive military information? Nigeria’s official counterterrorism and military statements rarely met its intended objectives of improvin...
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The study explores how glocalization of COVID-19 responses affects the management of the pandemic in Africa. Using data from 20 selected African countries, the study found that the reliance on local medicines alongside other salient global initiatives for containment of COVID-19 is effective in managing the pandemic in Africa. It concluded that des...
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This study explores the experience of the sub-urban slum residents in Okpoko (Anambra State), Ngwa-road Aba (Abia State), Ajegunle (Lagos State) and Gwagwalada (Abuja), to underscore the elitist and western contexts of Covid-19 lockdown and physical distancing policies. The study apprehends these policies as being counter-productive due to Nigeria’...
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This article investigates how migrant petty trading populations confront social systems/perceptions of their host localities and the effects on the sustainability of their trading activities. I examine clusters of long-term migrant petty traders (LTMs) and very recent migrant petty traders (VRMs) (i.e. from Lake Chad region: Chad, Cameroon and Nige...
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Decade-long security cooperation and counterterrorism engagements in Nigeria have failed to bring down Boko Haram or at least weaken its terrorist structures and transnational spread. I argue that disconnects between counterterrorism-assistance seeking states and their superpower sponsors are implicated in the intractability of Boko Haram's insurge...
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The deterrent value to Africa of a nuclear capability is imperative. This paper examines the role of African states in the international nuclear politics, especially in terms of participation in multilateral nuclear agreements as well as practical commitments towards acquisition of nuclear technology. Importantly, collaborative efforts toward-denuc...
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Can power-seeking states attain strategic significance if they don’t depend and hinge their military potentials on foreign powers? While Algeria and Libya pursue clandestine nuclear weapons projects with assistance from foreign nuclear powers, they fail to invigorate their military industrial complex for effective combat readiness. I anchor my anal...
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Why did decade-long US security cooperation and counterterrorism engagements in Nigeria fail to bring down Boko Haram or at least weaken its terrorist structures and transnational spread? There is little agreement among scholars on the impact and implications of US security engagements in Nigeria on the military’s counterterrorism strategies. I arg...
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Applications of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-driven innovations are profound in the electoral cycle. Among them, biometric technology is currently sweeping across developing countries. It is, however, only poorly adopted among rural voters. Does the use of biometric technology in the conduct of elections reconstruct rural voters’...
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Nigeria as it is presently constituted is in all honesty the creation of the British. Before 1914, the entity now known as Nigeria composed of many independent ethnic groups which had little in common except in trade and commerce. Essentially, the accurate number of the ethnic groups that make up Nigeria is not yet accepted by scholars. While some...
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The Niger Delta in Nigeria is known for conflicts linked with control of oil related natural resources but not with the pastoralists and farmers. Agadama is a coastal agrarian community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. Pastoralists are usually associated with their traditional arid environments in Northern Nigeria...
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The motive of every war has always been to actualize socio-economic and political interest. Attendantly, the ugly implications of these are gross violations of the International Law governing armed hostilities such as the four Geneva Convention of 1949, two additional protocols of 1977, etc. Several lives are lost and the properties of all kinds ar...
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The study examines it US military intervention in Nigeria is relevant for its security in post cold war international relations. Using the power theory, it argues that AFRICOM is not relevant for solving the security challenges in Niger Delta
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Internal security is very vital for the enhancement of sovereign and territorial integrity of any state. In this vein, any military operation is usually guided by special rules for opening fire in both international and non international armed conflict. However, warring parties, including military operators have, at one time or the other slightly o...
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This paper explores the diplomatic contents of EU-US containment agenda over Iranian nuclear aggrandizement exercise in the post cold war era. It contends that as the success of the EU-US disarmament diplomacy in Iran remains inconclusive, the global security regime remains terribly challenged

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