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  • Area of Specialization: Conflict History and Intergroup Relations; International Studies.
  • Department of History and Intl Studies

  • Uwomano Benjamin OKPEVRA is a Professor of Peace and Conflict History; Intergroup Relations and International Studies with a robust scholarly profile in his area of research interest in the Department of History and International Studies, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. He holds a B.A. History of the Edo State University, Ekpoma; an MA in History, from the University of Ibadan; an M.A. (Divinity), from Saint Theological College and Seminary, Lagos 2006; and a Ph.D., in History & International Studies of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. He is an Associate Editor with Common Ground Publishing, University of Illinois Research Park, U.S.A. an Editorial Council Member and Pioneer Editor-in-Chief, of the International Scholar Journal of Arts and Social Science Research (ISJASSR), Associate Editor, of the International Journal of African Society, Cultures and Traditions (IJASCT)and a Member of, the Editorial Board, CARI Journals. He reviews manuscripts for several reputable National and International Journal outfits; and is also, on the Editorial Board of several National and International Journals. He is a member of the Historical Society of Nigeria (MHSN), a member of Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (MNIIA), a Fellow African Academics Network (FAAN) and a Fellow, of the Ife Institute of Advanced Studies (FIIAS), and a Jerusalem Pilgrim (JP). He is a Resource Person to the Peace Advocacy Programme, Department of Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Governor’s Office Asaba, Delta State. A Boundary Scholar, (Representing Delta South Senatorial District) in the Delta State Boundary Committee (DSBC).
    My Publications
  1. Okpevra. U.B; Asenime, J.A; Chukwu, J.C. (2021) Interrogating the Core Variables in Nigeria-United States of America’s Relations, 1999 – 2017, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies / Common Ground Research Network Vol.17 Pages: 1-16

  2. Okpevra, U.B (2020) Aspects of Pre-colonial Isoko Socio-Political Relations with their Neighbours in the Niger Delta of Nigeria., International Review of Humanities Studies (IRHS)/ Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia. Kota Depok, Indonesia. Vol.Vol. 5, No. 2 Pages: 570 – 588

  3. Okpevra. U.B (2020) A Discourse on the History and Identity of the Isoko of the Niger Delta of Nigeria., Afican Identities/ Taylor & Francis (Routledge) Vol. Pages:

  4. Okpevra. U.B (2020) A critique of Nigerian Federalism and Need for Restructuring towards achieving Vision 2030, Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences/ Springer Verlag and Springer Nature Vol.14 (2) Pages: 265-284

  5. Ekpootu, Mfon and Okpevra, U. B. (2020) “Beyond Victims: Women and Gendered Constructions of Militancy in the Niger Delta of Nigeria”, Ibadan Journal of Gender Studies. An International Journal of the Gender Mainstreaming Office, University of Ibadan. Vol.Nos. 3 & 4. Pages: 211 – 235.

  6. Okpevra. U.B (2020) Aspects of Pre-colonial Economic Relations in the western Niger Delta of Nigeria: Lessons for contemporary Niger Delta , In C.C.C. Osakwe and L.E Odeh (Eds) History and the Niger Delta: Politics of Oil, and Culture. Festschrift in Honour of Professor Samuel Ovuete. Aghalino FHSN.Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
    Vol. Pages: 117 – 132.

  7. E. N. Mordi, and U. B. Okpevra (2017) Nigerian People’s Culture and Trends since Precolonial Times., A.E. Anigala, C.O. Ojieh, U.N.O. Edewor and G.O. Enita (Eds) Nigerian Peoples, Culture & Entrepreneurial Skills. The Directorate of General Studies, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.
    Vol. Pages: 13 – 28

  8. U.B. Okpevra (2017) Some Theories and Concepts of Intergroup and Conflict Relations in the western Niger Delta of Nigeria, Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Fudan University, Shangai, P.R. China. DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0168-9 Vol. 10 No.3 Pages: 381 - 394.

  9. U.B. Okpevra (2017) The Mmonwu Masquerade of the Isoko and Ukwuani People: A Religio-Ritual Factor of Contact in the western Niger Delta of Nigeria, International Review of Humanities Studies (IRHS). Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia. Vol.2. No.3. Pages: 21 – 37.

  10. U.B. Okpevra (2016) Palm oil Industry and Labour Migration: Indigenous Economic System of the Isoko of Nigeria, Abraka Humanities Review. A Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka.
    Vol. 7 No. 2. Pages: 179 – 186.

  11. U.B. Okpevra (2016) National Convulsions (Insecurity and Insurgency) in Nigeria: State Police to the Rescue, Nigeria Police Academy Journal of Humanities: A Publication of the Faculty of Humanities, Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil-Kano
      Vol.1 No.2. June. Pages: 249 – 267.

  12. U.B. Okpevra (2015) Nigeria in Tanzania and Congo as Peace Keepers: A comparative study, Journal of History and Military Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. Funded by TETFUND
    Vol.1, No. 2. Pages: 37 – 48.

  13. U.B. Okpevra (2015) Impact of the discovery of Crude Oil on Inter-Group Relations between Isoko and Her Immediate Neighbours in the western Niger Delta of Nigeria, The Nigerian Journal of Economic History (NJEH). A Publication of the Nigerian Economic History Association. Vol.13 & 14. Pages: 73 – 94

  14. U.B. Okpevra (2015) Is Ozoro and Uzere Clans’ Tradition of Origin, Edoid or Igboid? , Nsukka Journal of the Humanities, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.,%20Vol.%2023%20No.2 Vol.23 No. 2. Pages: 12 –30

  15. U.B. Okpevra (2015) Differential Colonial Heritage in West Africa: An obstacle to Regional Integration, Journal of Social and Management Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka,
    Vol.10 (No. 2) Pages: 155 - 163

  16. U.B. Okpevra (2015) Diplomacy as a tool for Conflict Resolution in Precolonial South-Central Nigeria: Isoko and her Neighbours, Arts and Social Science Research: Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna.
    Vol.7 Pages: 141 - 168

  17. U.B. Okpevra (2015) The Phenomenon of Globalization and the Development Process in the Third World: A Survey, Journal of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Faculty of Social Sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
    Vol. 6.No. 1 Pages: 189– 194.

  18. U.B. Okpevra (2014) The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations in Pre-Colonial Nigeria up to 1800: A Reappraisal of a Lopsided Historiography, Lwati: Journal of Contemporary Research. Universal Academic Services. Beijing, P.R. China Vol. 11, No. 1 Pages: 126 - 143.

  19. U.B. Okpevra and B.E. Oseghale (2013) Impact of British Colonial Policies on Isoko - Urhobo Relations in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, O.E. Tangban and C.C.C. Osakwe (eds) Perspectives in African Historical Studies: Essays in Honour of Prof C.N Ubah. Kaduna: Nigeria Defence Academy Press.
    Vol. Pages: 570-587

  20. U.B. Okpevra (2013) The Traditional and Cultural Mechanism of Conflict Resolution among the Isoko of South Central Nigeria: The Emede-Igbide Experience,1985- 1988, Ibadan Journal of Peace and Development, A Publication of Peace and Conflict Studies Programme, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
    Vol. 2 Pages: 119-142.

  21. U.B. Okpevra (2013) Religio-Ritual factor of contact and precolonial Inter-Group Relations in the Western Niger Delta of Nigeria: The Eni Oracle of Uzere, KIABARA, Journal of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, University of Port Harcourt Vol. 19 No. 2 Pages: 313– 326.

  22. U.B. Okpevra (2012) The Boko Haram Insurgence and Political Balance of Power in Nigeria: A Security Challenge in Africa, Abraka Humanities Review: A Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka.
    Vol.Special Edition, November Pages: 131-142

  23. U.B. Okpevra (2011) The Nigeria University and the culture of Violence and Indiscipline: A volte face, Patrick Muobogbare (ed) Carrying Capacity of Tertiary Educational Institutions in Nigeria: A book of Readings in Honour of Prof. J.O. Enaohwo (JP). Option Publishers Ibadan.
    Vol. Pages: 128-138.

  24. U.B. Okpevra (2008) Peacekeeping and Conflict resolution in Nigeria: The Warri Crisis Experience, IRORO: Journal of Faculty of Arts, AAU Ekpoma.
    Vol. 13, Nos. 1&2 Pages: 121-129.

  25. U.B. Okpevra (2008) A Study of Tyranny: Josef Stalin and Sani Abacha in Historical Perspective, IRORO, A Journal of Arts, Faculty of Arts, AAU Ekpoma.
    Vol.13 (No. 2) Pages: 270 - 280

  26. U.B. Okpevra (2008) A Critical Assessment of the Prospects of Capitalist Development in Nigeria, F. E. Iyoha, V.O. Aghayere, et al. (eds.) Nigeria Political Economy and sustainable Development. Center for Development Integration in Africa (CDIA) and Faculty of Social and Management Sciences
    Vol. Pages: 308-315

  27. U.B. Okpevra and S. I. Efe (2008) Gacaca” Courts of Rwanda Council of Elders, A. Ohwona, D. Omotor, A. Atubi, (eds) Readings in General Studies, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, A Publication of General Studies office, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria State University, Abraka Nigeria.
    Vol.5 Pages: 129- 141

  28. U.B. Okpevra (2007) Historical Development of Delta State: Pre-colonial and colonial, F.O. Odemerho, O.D. Awaritefe et al. (eds) Delta State in Maps. A Publication of Faculty of the Social Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka
    Vol. Pages: 59-69

  29. U.B. Okpevra (2005) Ijo-Itsekiri Relations, 1500-1800, Akin Ogundiran (Ed). Pre-colonial Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Professor Toyin Falola (New Jersey: Africa World Press Inc.)
    http://africaworld Vol. Pages: 395-409

  30. U.B. Okpevra (2002) Hunting in Nineteenth century Isoko, Njoku, O.N (Ed). Pre- colonial Economic History of Nigeria. (Benin City: Ethiope Publishing Co.)
    Vol. Pages: 73-83

  31. L. Etemike and U.B. Okpevra (1999) Cultism in Nigerian Universities: Challenge to the Nigerian University system in the New Millennium, Knowledge Review: A Multidisciplinary Journal. NAFAK.
    Vol.I, No.1 Pages: 101- 107

  32. U.B. Okpevra ( 2013) Origins of the Isoko People of South-Central Nigeria Reconsidered, Uniuyo Journal of Humanities (UUJH) Vol.16 &17, No. 1 Pages: 132-153.