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    Theatre & Media Arts,Faculty of Arts


    Dr. Comfort Ojoma Ukwela holds PhD (2016), Masters (2004) in Mass Communication from Benue State University, Makurdi. 

    She also holds B.A Hons in Theatre Arts (1990) from University of Jos. 

    She is a scholar of Entertainment-Education, Gender Issues and Development Communication. 

    She began her working carrer as a broadcaster with Radio Benue Makurdi, Benue State, 1990; Concord Newspapers 1991-1995; Nigerian Television Authority 1995- February 2018; Federal University, Lafia February 2018 to date.

    As a professional broadcaster, Dr. Ukwela has specialised in Television production, presentation, News casting, Documentary, Directing, Human resource training/development and Management.

    Dr. Ukwela is a Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and Member of African Council for Communication Education (ACCE).

    Dr. Ukwela is a regular participant at NIPR and ACCE conferences among others.

    She is presently undergoing a research work titled "The Media, Skipping Through The Rope of Marginalization"

Selected Publications in Scientific Journals (See the Links for complete list)

  1. Ukwela, O. C. (2013) The Independent Newspaper of UK (Eds) Idemili, S.O and Kajo, T.T. Topical Issues in Global Media: A Review of Selected News Organizations. Makurdi, Sellers Academic Press Ltd. 

  2. Ukwela, O. C. (2013) The Nation Newspaper of Kenya (Eds) Idemili, S.O. and Kajo,  T.T. Topical Issues in Global Media: A Review of Selected News Organizations. Makurdi, Sellers Academic Press Ltd.

  3. Ukwela, O.C (2016) Efficacy of Public Relations Strategies in Health Advocacy: A case Study of Obi L.G.A, Benue State. In NIPR Journal vol 12. No 1 & 2, 2016.

  4. Ukwela, O.C (2017) Audience Perception of BEEP in Nigerian Broadcast Media: A case Study of Some Selected Soap Operas. In IDOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (IDOSR JHSS) Vol2. Issuemay 2017.

  5. Udeh-Akpeh,C. E& Ukwela, O.C (2017) Empirical Justification for the Demise of Magazines in Contemporary Nigeria in IDOSR Journal of Arts and Management (IDOSR-JAM ) Vol 2.Issue 2 May 2017.

  6. Yahaya, O.A; Ezekulie,C& Ukwela, O. C (2017) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and service Delivery in Industrial training Fund (ITF). In (IDOSR-JSR) Vol 2.Issue 2  May  2017.

  7. Ukwela, O.C (2017) An Assessment of The Influence of Broadcast- Entertainment-Education Programmes on Audience Behavioural Change in Nigeria. In International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention. India. ISSN (online) Vol.6 Issue 5May 2017.

  8. Yahaya, O. A & Ukwela, O. C (2017) Libraries as Pivot for National Development of Nigeria. In Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 5 Issue 5. India.

  9. Udeh-Akpeh,C. E & Ukwela, O. C (2017) Professionalization of Media Practice in Nigeria:An analytical Survey. In IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science . Vol.22 Issue 6.India.

  10. Ukwela, O.C (2017) Communication Indices for Development. In NTA TVC Journal  of Communication. Vol. 1 No.1 Jos

  11. Ukwela, O.C (2017) Entertainment- Education in Nigerian Broadcasting. LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Balti, Republic of moldova. Saarbrucken, Germany.

  12. Yahaya, O.A; Ukwela,O.C & Banke,R.O (2018) Discourse on Social Media and National Development. In  Novena journal of Communication. Vol.5, 2018.

  13. Alemoh, T. A, Ukwela, C. and Ogoshi, J.Experience  on their Perception of Journalism Ethics. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 8,(9), pp. 712-724, available @ 2018/5007/217.DOI 10. 18488/journal.1.2018.89.712.724

The Federal University Lafia is a recently established University situated in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State in 2010 by the Goodluck Jonathan administration as one of the nine new Federal Universities established in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.

The University commenced academic activities by September 2012 with new students that made up the first set of students to be trained by the University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ekanem Ikpi Braide. - Read More

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