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  • Area of Specialization: International Relations, Comparative Politics
  • Department of Sociology

  • Professor Akpotor participated in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) from 1981 to 1982 at the Rivers School of Basic Studies, Port-Harcourt, as a classroom teacher. Employed as an Assistant Lecturer in 1986 and became a Professor on October 1, Professor Sunday Akpotor’s academic career spanned across Local Authority Primary School, Arafen, Ijebu Water Side in the present Ogun State from 1964 to 1970, where he served as Senior Prefect, Agbarho Grammar School, Agbarho from 1971 to 1976 where he served as Sanitary and Health prefect and acquired his West African School Certificate (WASC); Government College, Ughelli for his Higher School Certificate, 1976 to 1978. He proceeded to the Famous University of Ibadan, Ibadan from 1978 to 1995 where obtained his B.Sc, M.SC and Ph.D in Political Science in 1981, 1984, and 1995 respectively. Professor Akpotor joined the services of Delta State University, Abraka on January 2, 2009 after his Sabbatical services in the Department of Political Science in same University. He has contributed immensely to the development of the discipline of political science, including the growing of a generation of competent political scientists who have occupied and still occupying key positions in government and private circles not just at home but also outside the shores of the country. He has sheer quantity and quality of publications of almost 60, including well-referenced Books (13), Co-authored books (2), Co-edited books (10) Chapters in Books (23), Journal Articles, Technical Reports and Monographs. His articles are well researched with serious technical rigour and presented with linked theoretical thrust of analysis. He evinces a mastery of Nigerian politics, particularly in the vibrant Niger Delta linkage issues; Foreign Policy, International Relations, Strategic Studies and Political Economy. Professor Akpotor ably synthesizes and re-interprets a wealth of information in many readable pages; shows originality and creativity in the application of concepts and generally adds to the understanding of issues under discussion. He has a history of continuing commitment to academic work, including teaching, research and publication. Has a standing in the political science discipline globally, having by the grace of God and dint of effort succeeded in emerging as a nationally renowned, internationally recognized, and top-rate scholar by his colleagues and students, and researcher, as well as prolific writer. He has supervised and graduated 9 Ph.D’s and various Masters (M.Sc. and MPA) degree holders who are in both teaching and non-teaching positions in various Universities and Establishments. Professor Akpotor has garnered critical administrative experience for a record of 16 years in the University, and understands human relations. He was once an Assistant Secretary and Secretary of the Ambrose Alli University chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for four years. He served as Acting Head of department for three consecutive years from 2001 to 2004. He was Director, Centre for Strategic and Development Studies, AAU, Ekpoma, 2007-2008; Director, Centre for Environmental and Niger Delta Studies, DELSU, 2009 - 2012; Acting Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences, DELSU, October 8 to November 13, 2009. He is an External examiner/Assessor to various Universities in Nigeria where he has certified some Associate Professors and Professors. His flair for academics is also shown in his zeal in conference organization which as of today runs to 6. He has served as chairman and member of various University and ASUU Committees. Professor Akpotor has at various times been engaged by the Government in both Academic and community services.
    My Publications
  1. AS Akpotor (2015) Corruption: The civil society and government, Philosophy and Politics: Discource on Values, Politics, and Power in Africa,
    Vol.1 Pages: 319

  2. Akpotor, A.S (2014) Struggling for the Minds of Men: Foreign Policy, Economic Development, the compare, 36TH Inaugural lecture, Delta State University, Abraka, June 19
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  3. Akpotor, A.S (2014) African States Foreign Policy” Occassional Paper Series, Benin-City: Allen publishers
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  4. Akpotor, A.S (2013) “Homeland Security Dilemma in The Niger Delta of Nigeria: Recourse to Integrated Security System’’ (Paper No.JBE20130914-3), , Journal of Business & Economic Studies. The North East Business & Economic Association,
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  5. Akpotor, A.S (2013) Economic Diplomacy in Nigeria: A study of Strategies and Principles, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing Gmbh & Co.KG Publishing.
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  6. Akpotor, A.S (2013) Discourse In International Law, Ibadan: Textlinks Publishers
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  7. Akpotor, A.S (2013) ”Provision of Adequate Manpower to drive the global economy: The challenges in management sciences.” , Auchi Journal of Business Studies
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  8. Akpotor, A.S. & Azelama, J. U. (2013) “The Case for Preventive Mechanism As a Strategy For Resolving Communal and Ethnic Conflicts in the Niger Delta’’ in Augustine Ikelegbe (ed.)(2013)Oil, Environment and Resource Conflicts in Nigeria. , Zurich, Berlin, Lit VERLAG GMBH&CO.KG Wien.
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  9. Akpotor, A.S, Oromareghake, P. B. O (2013) Terrorism and Insecurity In The Nigerian State: The Challenge” in Ozoemenan Mbachu and Umar M. Bature (2013)(ed.) Internal Security Management in Nigeria: A Study in Terrorism and Counter Terrorism, Kaduna: Medusa Academic Publishers Ltd
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  10. Akpotor, A.S., Orubu, C.O., Owhona, A. I. (2012) Five Decades of Oil Production In Nigeria: Impact On Niger Delta. CENDS, , DELSU, Abraka
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  11. Akpotor, A.S (2012) Theoretical Foundations of International Relations. , Benin City: Allen Publishers
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  12. Akpotor, A.S (2011) International Relations: An Introduction, Benin City: Allen Publishers
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  13. Akpotor A. S. & Nwolise, O. B. C. (2011) “Revolving Issues in Nigeria”. Foreign Policy, , Benin City: llupeju Publishers and Mindex Publishing Company, Ltd.
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  14. Akpotor, A.S, Otite, A. A. & Egbon, P.C. (2011) Sustainable Environmental Peace and Security in The Niger Delta. CENDS, , DELSU, Abraka
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  15. Akpotor, A.S (2011) Discourse In Public Enterprises, Benin City: Mindex Publishing Company, Ltd
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  16. A.S. Akpotor and P.E. Agbebaku (2010) The United Nations reforms and Nigeria’s quest for a permanent seat, Journal of Social Sciences
    Vol.24 (1), Pages: 51-55

  17. Akpotor, A.S, Ohwona, A. I. & Igun U. A. (2010) Readings in Homeland Security and Development. , Publisher: Faculty of The Social Sciences, DELSU, Abraka
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  18. Akpotor, A.S. et. al (2010) Sustainable Environmental Peace and Security in The Niger Delta. Center for Environmental and Niger Delta Studies, , DELSU, Abraka.
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  19. Akpotor, A.S (2010) Urban Administration: Global Outlook, Benin City: Sylva. Reprint
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  20. Akpotor, A.S. & Oromareghake, B. Patrick (2010) Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Insecurity in the Niger Delta, in the Northeast Business & Economic Association , 37th Annual conference proceedings, October New Jersey, U.S.A.
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  21. Akpotor, A.S (2009) Participated at the second Total Education and Energy seminar in , Paris, France, March 1-6,
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  22. Akpotor, A.S (2009) The Dilemma of the Integrated Security System for the Niger Delta. , 36th Annual NBEA Conference proceedings, Massachusetts, New Jersey, U.S.A.
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  23. Akpotor, A.S. and Obagbinoko, C. O. (2009) Achieving the Millennium Developmental Goals in Nigeria: The Leadership Question” in Akpotor, A.S. & Omotor, D. G. (2009) ed, Millenium Developmental Goals and Challenges, , Abraka, Faculty of Social Sciences
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  24. Akpotor, A. S., and Omotor, D. G (2009) Millennium Development Goals and Challenges. , Published by Faculty of Social Sciences, DELSU
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  25. Akpotor, A.S. & Imoh, G. O. (2009) Millennium Development Goals: Issues on Gender, Women, Poverty and Development. , . Publisher: Faculty of Social Sciences, DELSU
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  26. Adagbonyi, A.S and Akpotor, A.S. (2007) Readings in General Studies, Vol. III Peace and Conflict Management Studies in Africa, , Benin City, Ambrose Aili University Publishing House
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  27. Akpotor, A.S. et al (2007) Cost of Governance in Nigeria; An Evaluative Analysis, , Ekpoma, Ambrose Alli University Publishing House
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  28. AS Akpotor (2007) REDUCED FOREIGN MISSIONS, COST OF GOVERNANCE AND FOREIGN POLICY GOALS REALIZATION, Cost of governance in Nigeria: an evaluative analysis
    Vol. Pages: 56

  29. Akpotor, A.S (2007) African System of Law and Western Values; Between Fixation and Change in Ebijuwa T. (ed) Philosophy and Social Change: Discourse on Values in Africa. I, Ibadan: Hope Publications.
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  30. Akpotor, A.S. and Adagbonyin, A.S. (2007) “Basic Concepts and Theories in Conflict Studies” in A. S. Adagbonyi and A. S. Akpotor, (2007) Readings in General Studies, Vol. Ill Peace and Conflict Management Studies in Africa, , Benin City, Ambrose Alli University Publishing House
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  31. Akpotor, A.S (2006) “Economic Reforms for Sustainable Development: Perspectives on Political Science” , Research in Journal of Social and Policy Issues
    Vol.4(1) Pages: 1117 - 1669

  32. Akpotor, A.S. et al (2005) Deregulation and Globalization in Nigeria, Ekpoma, Ambrose Alli University Publishing House
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  33. Akpotor, A.S (2005) “African Condition: Old and New World Order’’ in Agbebaku, P.E. Africa in The Global System. , Akure And Benin City: Sylva Publishing
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  34. Akpotor, A.S. and Egiebade, J. (2004) Decentralisation and Delegation of Authority in J.U Azelama (ed.),Office Administration for Nigerian Students. , United Kingdom: Agbebaku Publishing
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  35. Akpotor, A.S (2003) Good Governance and the Accountability Question” in lyoha, FE., et al (eds), Re-Thinking Governance and Development in the 21 Century, Ekpoma, Institute tor Governance and Development, , Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
    Vol. Pages: 175 - 186

  36. Akpotor, A.S. and Azelama J.U. (2003) Peace-Violent, Women Activities and Critical Development in the Niger-Delta in lyoha F.E. et al (eds), Women, Youth Restiveness and Development in the Niger Delta. , Ekpoma, Institute for Governance and Development, Ambrose Au University, Ekpoma,
    Vol. Pages: 56-63

  37. Akpotor, A.S. and Azelema J.U. (2003) Distributive Policies, Youth and Women Restiveness in the Niger Delta, Conflict and Nigeria Political Management Aspiration” in lyoha F.E. el al (eds), Women, Youth Restiveness and Development in the Niger Delta. , Ekpoma, Institute for Governance and Development. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma,
    Vol. Pages: 64-75

  38. Akpotor, A.S. & Azelama, J. U. (2002) “Labour Contract: An Explanation of the Character of the State and Multinational Corporations in Relation to Social Injustice and Evidence in the Niger Delta for CPED (Centre for Population and Economic Development) , Conference on the theme Public Policy, Oil and Environmental Conflict on the Niger Delta. 4th-5th December. Benin City.
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  39. Akpotor, A.S (2001) Psephology (Studies in Election) , Akure: Sylva Publishers
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  40. AS Akpotor (2001) Politics and Law: African Perspectives, Cigodson
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  41. Akpotor, A.S (2000) “Globalization, The Future of Trade Liberalization and Foreign Investment on African Economics” , Nigerian Forum [NIIA Publications], Lagos.
    Vol. Pages: 241-251

  42. Akpotor, A.S (2000) Looking the Social Sciences Through Figures. (Applied Statistics), Benin City: Gigodson Publishers & Emiola Publishers, Ogbomosho.
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  43. Akpotor, A.S (2000) Looking the Social Sciences Through Figures. (Applied Statistics), Benin City, Gigodson Publishers & Emiola Publishers, Ogbomosho
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  44. Akpotor, A.S (2000) Evolution of Nigeria as a Political Unit in Oyanna, G. K., Aghayere, V.O. and Emordi, F. (eds), Readings in General Studies. Vol. II , Ekpoma A.A.U Publishing House
    Vol. Pages: 40-55

  45. Akpotor, A.S (2000) Political and Moral Obligation in Oyanna, G.K, Aghayere, V. O. arid Emordi, F. (eds), Readings in General Studies. Vol II , Ekpoma A.A.U Publishing House
    Vol. Pages: 56-68

  46. Akpotor, A.S (2000) The Individual And National Development in Oyanna, G.K, Aghayere, V. 0. and Emordi, F. (eds), Readings in General Studies. Vol. II , Ekpoma AA.U Publishing House
    Vol. Pages: 69-81

  47. Akpotor, A.S (1999) “Warri Crisis Survey Report: Urhobo Perspective in T.A. Imobighe, Celestine O. Bassey and Judith Burdin Asuni; Conflict and Instability in the Niger Delta, The Warri Case. , A Publication of Academic Associates Peace Works) Ibadan, Spectrum Books Ltd.
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  48. Akpotor, A.S (1997) Problematic Bureaucracy and National Development Some Salient Issues in 1.8. Bello-Imam and F.E. lyoha, (eds) Politics and Administration in Nigeria,, lbadan. Stirling-Horden Publishers, (Nig) Ltd University of Ibadan.
    Vol. Pages: 151-159

  49. Akpotor, A.S (1997) Bureaucracy and Its Reforms in Bello-Imam (ed) Governance in Nigerian Politics, Economy and Society in the Adjustment Years: (1985-1995) , lbadan. Stirling-Horden Publishers, (Nig) Ltd University of Ibadan,
    Vol. Pages: 77-94

  50. Akpotor, A.S (1997) Consolidating Democracy and Human Rights In The Post Cold-War Era. The United States Connection” , Ekpoma Political Review,
    Vol. Pages: 51-64

  51. Akpotor, A.S (1996, 2000) Administrative Action and the Law. , Lagos: Oshioke Publishers; Reprinted 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2010).
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  52. Akpotor, A.S. & Agbebaku P. E. et at (1996) Nigerian Politics and Constitutional Development , Lagos: Oshioke Yakubu (Mg) Enterprises,
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  53. Akpotor, A.S.; Iyoha, F.E. and Chizea (1995) Self-Reliance, Politics and Administration in Nigeria, Benin City: Imprint Services
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  54. AS Akpotor (1995) THE DYNAMICS OF FEDERAL CHARACTER IN NIGERIA A POLITY IN TRANSITION, Self-reliance, Politics and Administration in Nigeria,
    Vol. Pages: 216

  55. Akpotor, A.S (1995) Concepts, Scope and Approaches in International Relations in Ikelegbe A. (ed.) Politics and Government: An Introductory and Comparative Perspective. , Benin City. Uri Publishing Ltd.
    Vol. Pages: 130-142

  56. Akpotor, A.S (1995) Local Government Autonomy: Implication for Rural Development and Democracy in Ekoko A. E. etal (ed): The Political Economy of Local Government Reforms and Transition in the Third Republic. , Ekpoma. Department of Political Science
    Vol. Pages: 75-86

  57. Akpotor, A.S (1995) Foreign Policy Decision-Making in Crisis Situation: Selected Cases in lyoha, FE. Chizea B.U. and Akpotor, A.S. (eds) Self-Reliance, Politics and Administration in Nigeria, 1988 and 1995 , Editions, Imprint Services,
    Vol. Pages: 309-315

    Vol.2 Pages: 88-99

  59. Akpotor, A.S (1991) “Perestroika and Glasnot Implication for Participating Democracy in Nigeria” in The Proceedings of the 7 General Assembly of the Social Science Council of Nigeria (SSCN) 1991 on The Theme: Nigeria in a Changing World Order. , University of Benin
    Vol. Pages: 1-14

  60. Akpotor, A.S (1991) Self-Reliance and Mobilization of the People in Nigeria: Evaluation of Some Agencies in Udeagha O. et al. (eds). Managing The Nigerian Public Sectors In The 1990s. , Enugu. Publishers
    Vol. Pages: 65-81

  61. Akpotor, A.S (1991) “Nigeria’s External Debt Management Strategies: Implications for Economic Recovery in Udeagha O. et at. (ed). Managing The Nigerian Public Sectors in the 1990s. , Enugu. Publishers,
    Vol. Pages: 314-330