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  • Area of Specialization: Media and Military History
  • Department of History and International Studies

  • Professor Emmanuel Nwafor Mordi, B.A.Hons(Nigeria); M.A.(Ibadan);Ph.D. (Nigeria), a Political Historian, was the foundation Acting Head of the Department of History &International Studies between 2004/2005 and 2008/2009 Academic Sessions. A Member of The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR), London, Lagos Studies Association, and the Historical Society of Nigeria, Professor Mordi has many years of university teaching experience. Apart from successfully supervising a Ph.D. thesis and MA dissertations, he has published cutting-edge articles on the military and media in prominent, SCOPUS-indexed, learned journals. He has been engaged as a reviewer by Taylor and Francis on papers related to journalism and military studies and is acknowledged by PUBLONS in that regard. His current research interest, the neglected West African, including Nigerian forces in the Second World War and its aftermath, is supported with a grant from the Nigerian Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFund). Comrade Mordi, the Immediate Past Chairman(IPC) of the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), Delta State University, Abraka Branch has been involved over the past decades in the struggle to better university education in Nigeria. A former Branch Vice Chairman and Secretary, ASUU-DELSU, Comrade Mordi was largely instrumental through ASUU National Secretariat, in attracting TETFund and NEEDS Assessment projects to the university, 2009-2014, including the ultramodern Delta State University Library, started by VC, Prof. Eric Arubayi and completed by VC, Prof Victor Peretomode.
    My Publications
  1. E.N. MORDI (2020) ‘No Longer Required for Operations’: Troops’ Repatriation to West Africa after the Second World War, 1945–1950, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
    Vol.48 (6) Pages: 1048-1077

  2. E.N. MORDI (2020) ‘Forward Petitions to NEWA for Whatever Guidance and Assistance, if any’: Post-War Demobilisation Conundrum in Nigeria, 1946–1951, Journal of Asian and African Studies
    Vol.55 (4) Pages: 586-599

  3. E.N. MORDI (2020) Recruitment of Nigerians for Military Service During the Second World War, 1939-45, Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research(JSAHR)
    Vol.98 (394) Pages: 276-303

  4. E.N. MORDI (2020) Naija Marxisms: Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria by Adam Mayer, African Studies Review
    Vol.63 (3) Pages: E44-E46

  5. E.N. MORDI (2020) “We Cannot Suffer in Burma and Return to Face Trials in Our Own Country”: Demobilization of Nigerian Soldiers, 1943-1953, Journal of African Military History
    Vol.4 (1-2) Pages: 97-132

  6. E.N. MORDI (2020) ‘Sufficient Reinforcements Overseas’: British PostWar Troops' Recruiting Policy in Nigeria, 1945–53, Journal of Contemporary History
    Vol.55 (4) Pages: 823-844

  7. E.N. MORDI (2019) Nigerian Forces Comforts Fund, 1940–1947:“The Responsibility of the Nigerian Government to Provide Funds for the Welfare of Its Soldiers”, Itinerario: Journal of Imperial and Global Interactions
    Vol.43 (3) Pages: 516-542

  8. E.N. MORDI (2019) What if the Huns Come? Imperial Britain’s Attitude Towards Nigerians’ Enthusiasm for Military Service During the Second World War, 1939–1942, Journal of Asian and African Studies
    Vol.54 (6) Pages: 838-857

  9. E.N. MORDI (2018) The Benin Factor in the West Niger Igbo History: The Example of Ubulu-Ukwu, International Journal of History and Philosophical Research
    Vol.6 (2) Pages: 1-18

  10. E.N. MORDI (2018) The Role of the Press in the Democratic Process: The Example of Nigeria's First Republic, 1960-1966., Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities
    Vol.26 (3) Pages:

  11. E.N. MORDI (2017) The Second World War and its Aftermath: Recruitment of Nigerians for war service, and resettlement of Nigerian ex-servicemen in the post-World War II period, 1939-1953, A Study prepared for the Tertiary Education Trust Fund(TETfund) , Batch 2 TETfund Research Grant 2012
      Vol.  Pages: 1-46

  12. E.N. MORDI (2017) Imperial Britain and the challenge of press freedom in Nigeria during the Second World War, Journal of Development and Communication Studies
    Vol.5 (1) Pages: 98-121

  13. E.N. MORDI (2017) In Defense of Empire: Government Press Collaboration In The British Win The War Efforts In Nigeria During The Second World War, Jebat: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics & Strategic Studies
      Vol.44 (1) Pages: 58-88

  14. E.N. MORDI (2016) Ubulu-Ukwu Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Reflections on the History of a Traditional Society in Transition,, Public Lecture delivered as part of the activities marking the coronation on 5 September 2016 of HRM. Obi Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I, was delivered
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  15. E.N. MORDI (2016) Truth at Whatever Cost: The Day of Empire Is Gone: Press Censorship in Nigeria during the Second World War, Journal of New Media and Mass Communication
      Vol.50 Pages: 34-46

  16. E.N. MORDI (2015) Africa or Morocco? A Historical Perspective on the Resolution of the Contrived Stalemate over the Western Sahara Decolonization Process, Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (in Asia)
    Vol.9 (2) Pages: 98-120

  17. E.N. MORDI (2015) Fighting with the Pen: Nigerian Press’ Collaboration in the Promotion and Success of British Win-the-War Efforts in Nigeria during the Second World War, Research on Humanities and Social Sciences
    Vol.5 (10) Pages:

  18. E.N. MORDI (2015) Industrial relations, labour productivity and national development in Nigeria, 1990-2014: A political economy approach, Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Vol. 4 (4) Pages: 16-28

  19. E.N. MORDI (2015) The Challenge of Democracy and Development in Nigeria' s Niger Delta: The Case of Delta State, 1999-2014, International Journal of Development and Economic Sustainability
    Vol.3 (6) Pages: 48-64

      Vol. 42 (1) Pages:  1-22

  21. E.N. MORDI (2015) The political economy of industrial relations, labour productivity and national development in Nigeria, 1990-2014, Journal of Culture, Society and Development
    Vol.7 Pages: 35-45

  22. E.N. MORDI (2014) Towards apprehending Africa’s contemporary problems: Changing perspectives and the challenge of contemporary history, Abraka Humanities Review
    Vol. 6 (2) Pages: 117-131

  23. E.N. MORDI (2014) Comprehending Africa's contemporary problems:The challenge of kaleidoscopic Western diagnosis for contemporary history, International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences
    Vol.1 (4) Pages: 236-244

  24. E.N. MORDI (2013) The Political Economy of Industrial Relations, Labour Productivity and National Development in Nigeria,1990-2014 , SSRN Electronic Journal
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  25. OBOREH, J. S. and E.N. MORDI (2012) Contributory Pension Scheme for Improved Pension Management in Nigeria., Proceedings of the Northeast Business & Economics Association
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  26. E.N. MORDI (2012) Nigerian Press and Politics, 1937-1967: Government-Press Relations in an Evolving African Nation, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
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  27. E.N. MORDI (2012) The Nigerian Youth Movement in Crises: New Perspectives from the Colonial Press, in Otoide Leo E., ed., History Unlimited: Essays in Honour of Professor Abednego Ekoko, Mindex Publishers,Benin-City
    Vol. Pages: 357-375

  28. E.N. MORDI (2011) Postwar propaganda as public relations: British containment of militant nationalism in Nigeria, 1945—60, International Communication Gazette
    Vol.73 (3) Pages: 198-215

  29. E.N. MORDI (2010) The Nigeria Win the War Fund: An Unsung Episode in Government-Press Collaboration in Nigeria during the Second World War, Journal of Social Sciences
    Vol.24 (2) Pages: 87-100

  30. E.N. MORDI (2010) A Historical Perspective of the Human Capital Development Alternative Approach to Student Unionism in Nigeria, in Gasiokwu, M.O.U. ed., Law, Politics and Diplomacy in Contemporary Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Professor B.I.C. Ijomah, Faculty of Law, Delta State University
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  31. E.N. MORDI (2009) Nigeria: A historical survey of an evolving multi-ethnic political unit since 1849, in Jiff Mokobia, & Ngozi. Ojie eds., Readings on General Studies: Nigerian Peoples, Culture …, General Studies Directorate, Delta State University,Abraka
    Vol. Pages: 1-27

  32. E.N. MORDI (2009) The Millennium Development Goals and the Challenge of Sustainable Development in Africa: A Historical Discourse, in Christian Ewhrudjakpor and Atare A. Otite eds., Millennium Development Goals and Challenges: Issues on Education and poverty, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka
    Vol. Pages: 123-136

  33. E.N. MORDI (2009) Wartime propaganda, devious officialdom, and the challenge of nationalism during the Second World War in Nigeria, Nordic Journal of African Studies
    Vol.18 (3) Pages: 235-257

  34. E.N. MORDI, P.O. OPONE (2009) Origins and Migrations of the Enuani People of South Central Nigeria Reconsidered, Studies of Tribes and Tribals
      Vol.7 (1) Pages: 47-56

  35. E.N. MORDI (2008) Reconsidering the origins of Nigerian federalism: New insights from the colonial press, Contemporary Essays on Nigerian Society, Economy & Law. Ekpoma: Ambrose Alli University Publishing House
    Vol. Pages: 99-136

  36. E.N. MORDI (2005) Pre-colonial Origins of Nigerian Unity: A Neglected Theme in Nigerian History, in Orubu, C.O, E.N. Mordi and A.O. Ifediora, eds., Nigeria: The Challenge of Democracy and Development in the Twenty First Century, Ethiope Publishing Corporation, Benin-City
    Vol. Pages: 2-19

  37. E.N. MORDI (2005) The Return of Democracy and Escalating Violence in Nigeria, 1999-2004: A Historical Analysis, in Orubu C.O, E.N. Mordi and A.O. Ifediora, eds., Nigeria: The Challenge of Democracy and Development in the Twenty First Century,, Ethiope Publishing Corporation, Benin-City
    Vol. Pages: 158-176

  38. E.N. MORDI (2002) The role of the Nigerian press in the industrial relations process in colonial Nigeria 1940-45: A historical perspective, African Journal of Economy and Society
    Vol.4 (1) Pages: 22-26

    Vol. Pages: 199

  40. E.N. MORDI (2002) The Chronology of African History, Benue Valley Journal of Humanities
    Vol.5 (1) Pages: 120-130

  41. E.N. MORDI (2001) Underdevelopment of primary education in colonial Nigeria, 1943-48, Indian Journal of African Studies
    Vol.12 (1-2) Pages: 60-88

  42. E.N. MORDI (2000) Trade Union Strategies and Tactics for Industrial Relations in Nigeria: A Historical Perspective, Knowledge Review
    Vol.2 (2) Pages: 26-32

  43. E.N. MORDI, D.M. ODAFE, L. ETEMIKE (2000) EVOLUTION OF NIGERIA AS A POLITICAL UNIT, Readings in General Studies: Nigerian peoples and cultures
    Vol.3, 17 Pages:

  44. E.N. MORDI (1999) Ethno-regional origins of Nigeria’s federalism: A study of the travails of democracy in post-colonial Nigeria. 44th Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria. University of Abuja, Abuja , Conference
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  45. E.N. MORDI (1999) Introduction, in A. O. Echekwube ed. Introductory Philosophy and Logic: General Studies Series No. 2, Fourth Dimension Publishers, Enugu
    Vol. Pages: vi-viii

  46. E.N. MORDI (1999) Philosophy in Africa: A History, in A. O. Echekwube ed., Introductory Philosophy and Logic: General Studies Series No. 2, Fourth Dimension Publishers, Enugu
    Vol. Pages: 66-76

  47. E.N. MORDI, C.O.OJIEH,O.O. AKINWUMI, L. ETEMIKE (1997) Nigeria's Peoples and Culture in the Pre-colonial Period, General Studies Office, DELSU, Abraka
    Vol.2 Pages: 5-29

  48. E.N. MORDI (1994) Press and Politics in Nigeria, 1937-1966, PhD Thesis, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Feb. 1994
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  49. E.N. MORDI (1992) Contemporary Africa in History, 1960-1991, in Mordi, E.N and R.O. Aboribo, eds., Contemporary Issues in Africa and the Middle East, Ambik Press, Benin-City
    Vol. Pages: 9-47

  50. E.N. MORDI (1990) The Constraints of Colonial Constitutions to Nationbuilding in Nigeria,1914-1983, Humanitas, Abraka Journal of the Humanities
    Vol.1 (1) Pages: 39-59

  51. E.N. MORDI (1988 ) The British in Nigeria:A Legacy of Disintegrative Constitutionalism,1914-1987, 33rd Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Bayero University, Kano, 27 March-1 April 1988
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  52. E.N. MORDI (1982) The Press and the Fall of Nigeria’s First Republic, 1960-1966: An Assessment, The Herodotian, Journal of the History Unit, Bendel State University, Abraka Campus
    Vol.5 (1) Pages: 18-34