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Name

Dr. Ephraim Ahamefula Ikegbu

Department

Philosophy

Designation

Associate Professor

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Ephraim Ahamefula Ikegbu

Philosophy, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Philosophy, 2007, Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy, 2003, Master in Public Administration, 2004 and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1997. He also, holds a Bachelor of Law Degree, 2008 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012. Dr.Ikegbu who was employed at the Department of Philosophy, University of Calabarin 2008 as Lecturer II, through hard work, dedicationand commitment to dutyhas risento the rank of Associate Professor since October 1st, 2017. He is widely published in both international and local journals and chapters in books. He has attended international and local conferences where he has presented incisive and thought-provoking papers. In the course of his academic disquisitions and research, he founded the concepts “Cologenderism” and “Neo-cologenderism” in 2012. The concepts seek to balance the commonly held andillogical view of women marginalization, oppression and subjugation by men, arguing that either of the sexes can oppressand be oppressed, marginalize and be marginalized depending largely on numerical strength and statistical structuring- cologenderism. Neo-cologenderism is the intra domineering, intra-oppressive and intrasubjective tendencies of a specieof sexover the other of the same sex for personal gains. Neo-cologenderismis intra connected while cologenderismis inter connected. Dr. Ikegbu’s research areas are in Leadership Philosophy, Gender Studies, Social & Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law and Applied Ethics. He is a Christian and happily married with children. He is also a social crusader of the Gandhian and Lutheran bent.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
BA, MA, MPA, LLB, BL, Ph.DUniversity of Calabar, Calabar Nigeria19932012

S/N Publication
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “Ahamefula” The Logic of Unity and Identity (New Paradigm for African Leadership Development)”. IOSR: Journal of Humanities and Social Science 23 (7), 2018, 26-34.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “Traditional African Male Dominance in Leadership, Cologenderism: Need for Gender Balancing”. Reading: ACPIL, 2018, 197-205.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Moses Odey. “Gender Sensitivity and Leadership Style in Nigeria”. Global Journal of Research and Review. 5 (2), 2018, 1-6
Arichie, Chrisantus K. &Ikegbu, Ephraim A.Revaluating Fletcher’s Situation Ethics within the Confines of Truthfulness in Medical Ethics. SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs 17(1), 149-158, 2016.
John O. Inyang & Ikegbu, Ephraim A., “Hume’s Notion of Causality and the Problems of Induction: An Anathema to the Scientific Enterprise”. Africa Pentecost: Journal of Theology, Psychology and Social Work, 3, (2) September 2010, 80-87. ISSN: 1118-5597, Nigeria.
 Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Enyimba Maduka, “A Synthesis of Rousseau’s Idea of the Nature of Man and the Nature of the State”. African Pentecost: Journal of Theology, Psychology and A social Work 3, (2), September 2010, 71-78. ISSN: 1118-5597, Nigeria.
    Ogar Joseph N. & Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “Science and Technology: A Moral Overview”. The International Researcher: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal of the Graduate School, University of Calabar. 1,(3), (2009), 111-118, Nigeria.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A, Enyimba Maduka, Abel Idagu Ushie. "Asouzu's Phenomenon of Concealment and Bacon's Idols of the Mind: A Paradox of Nigeria's Leadership Crisis". LWATI: A  Journal of Contemporary Research. 13 (2) (2016), 87-103. ISSN 1813-2227
Ikegbu, Ephraim A, Joseph N. Ogar & John O. Inyang. “Nigeria’s Ethnic Diversity and its proneness to Conflict and Violence”. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities. 8 (1) January, 2009. 169-182. ISSN: 1117-5621 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Nigeria.      
Arichie, Chrisantus K.,  Ephraim A. Ikegbu " Revaluating Fletcher's Situation Ethics within the confines of Truthfulness in Medical Ethics". Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs. 17 (1), (2016), 149-158. ISSN 1119-443x (Indexed in Google Scholar) Nigeria. 
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Enyimba Maduka, “Unity and National Development in Nigeria”. African Journal of Religion, Culture and Society, 2, (2) (2010), 16-22. ISSN: 1595-1340, Nigeria.
 Bassey Ekpenyong & Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “Multiculturalism and its Implications for the use of English in Christian Sermons”. American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities, 6, (4), December 2016. 939-949. ISSN 2276-6928 (Indexed in Google Scholar), America.  
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Abel Idagu Ushie. “The Morality and Utility of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Nigerian State”. International Organization of Scientific Research, 22, (5), Ver. 4, May 2017, 1-7 ISSN: 2279-0837 online, 2279-0845 print. (Indexed in Google Scholar), India.
Ekeke, C. Emeka & Ephraim A. Ikegbu. “The Sanctity of Human Life in the Twenty First Century: The Challenge of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide”. Educational Research Journal,1, (9), 2010, 312-318. ISSN: 2141-5161 (Indexed in Google Scholar), America.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “Women and Socio-Political Development in Nigeria”. African Pentecost: Journal of Theology, Psychology and Social Work, September 2008, 82-90. ISSN: 1118-5597, Nigeria.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A, Solomon Kinsley C. & Duru. Sunday A. “Leadership and Good Governance: Roadmap to Moral and Economic Recovery in Africa”. American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities, 3 (7) January 2013,43-52. ISSN 2276-6928 (Indexed in Google Scholar), America.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Sunday Athenesius Duru. “The Nigerian Legislature and Self Esteem: A case for Part-time Legislature”. Journal of Integrative Humanism, 3. (1), May 2013, 101-119. ISSN: 2026-6286 (Indexed in Google Scholar),Ghana.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A.”Complementary Reflection and Hierarchy of Social Order. SOPHIA: African Journal of Philosophy”, 8, (2) (2006) 94-102. ISSN: 1119-443x (Indexed in Google Scholar), Nigeria.    
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Mbum, Patrick, A. “Understanding the Concept of Punishment in Nigerian Society”. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOLIS) 15, (1) April, 2011, 174-202, ISSN: 1115-2087 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Nigeria.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “Application of Rawls’ Principle of Fair Equality of Opportunity for the Resolution of Ethnic Tension in Nigeria”. African Pentecost: Journal of Theology, Psychology and Social Work, Dec. 1,(1) (2007), 93-99 ISSN: 1118-5597, Nigeria.
Ikegbu,  Ephraim A.  "Harmonious Complementarity in Leadership : A Necessary Tool for Environment and Sustainability" European Journal of Sustainable Development. 6 (3) (2017), 141-154. ISSN 2239-5938 (Print), 2239-6101 (Online)
 Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Oduora Okpokam Asuo. “Leadership and Environment for Sustainable Development”. Contemporary Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 5, (3), 2016, 346-351 ISSN: 2408-5944 print, 2408-5952 (Indexed in Google Scholar),Netherland.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A, Patrick Mbum & Francis Ofoegbu. Imperialism: The African Desire for Ibuanyidanda for Economic Growth. Journal of Complementary Reflection: Studies in Asouzu, October 2011, 1, (1).  ISSN: 2026-6545 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Ghana.
 Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Enyimba Maduka. “In Defense of Abstraction: A Critique  of Barkeley’s Criticism of Abstract General Ideas”. Sepientia: Journal of Philosophy. (3) December, 2010, 109-128. ISSN: 1595-4943 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Nigeria.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A, Sunday A. Duru & Solomon, Kingsley C. “Socio-Ethical Fraternity of Christianity and Islam: Healing Balm for Conflict Resolution in Nigeria”. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 3, (13), July 2013212-220, ISSN:2220-8488 print, 2221-0989 online (Indexed in Google Scholar), America.    
Ikegbu, Ephraim A, Francis I. Diana-Abasi "Utilitarianism as a Veritable Vehicle for the Promotion of a Just Society". LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research. 14 (2) (2017), 121-137. ISSN 1813-2227
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Enyimba Maduka. “Existentialism as a method of Philosophy”. Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies, 14, (2), September 2010, 209-222. ISSN: 1115-2087 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Nigeria.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “The Poverty of Leadership and Science of Prodigalism in Nigeria: A Philosophical Inquest”. European Scientific Journal, 11, (29), October, 2015, 243 -266 ISSN: 1857-7431 online, 1857-7881 print (Indexed in Google Scholar), Mecedonia.
G. O. Ozumba & Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “Intercultural/Intertribal Marriage: A Necessary Tool for peace Building among Nations”. Journal of Integrative humanism,1 (1), 2011, 70-80. ISSN: 2026-6286 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Ghana
G. O. Ozumba & Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “The Insufficiency of Humans and the Logic of Complementarity in the 21st Century”. Journal of Integrative Humanism, 1,(1), 2011, 70-80. ISSN: 2026-6286 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Ghana
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “A Critique of John Rawls’ Theory of Distributive Justice and the Principle of Quota System in Nigeria”. African Journal of Religion, Culture and Society, 1 (2), (September, 2007) 73-80. ISSN:1595-1340, Nigeria.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “The Antagonism between Idealism and Realism: Philosophical Implications for the Growth and Development of Modern Science. SOPHIA: An African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs. 2, (2), (2008), 137-145. ISSN:  1119-443x (Indexed in Google Scholar), Nigeria.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Ogar, Joseph N. “The Synergy of Philosophy, Leadership and Good Governance”. The Leajon: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. 1 (1) (2009) 97-103, ISSN: 2141-3479 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Nigeria.
Ogar Joseph N. & Ikegbu, Ephraim A. “Conceptual Analysis and the idea of Justice”. The Leajon: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies,1 (2) (2010), 16-22. ISSN: 2141-3479 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Nigeria.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A., Bisong, Peter Bisong & Enyimba Maduka. “A Philosophical Survey of the Influence of the Media on Violence among Youths”. European Scientific Journal, 12, (14), May 2016 ISSN: 1857-7431 online, 1857-7881 print (Indexed in Google Scholar),Mecedonia.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A. & Peter Bisong. “Education, Social Ontology and Socio-Economic Development. Contemporary Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2, (2) Feb. 2015, 257-264. ISSN: 2408-5944 print, 2408-5952 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Netherland.
Ikegbu, Ephraim A, Sunday Athanesius Duru & Samuel E. Ndem. “African Socialism: Metaphor for political Freedom and Economic Prosperity in the 21st Century”. The Journal of Integrative Humanism, 3 (1), May, 2013, 37-50. ISSN: 2026-6286 (Indexed in Google Scholar), Ghana.          
Ikegbu,  Ephraim Ahamefula. "Ahamefula : The Logic of Unity and Identity ( New Paradigm for African Leadership Development )"  IO§R Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) 23 (7) (2018), 26-34, E -ISSN: 2279-0837, P-ISSN: 2279-0845. www.iosrjournals.org
Ikegbu, Ephraim A., Sunday Athanasius Duru & Emmanuel U. Dafe. The Rationality of Judicial Precedent in Nigeria’s Jurisprudence”. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 4 (5) May, 2014, 149-158. ISSN: 2162-139x print 2162-142x online (Indexed in Google Scholar), America.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Committee of Deans, University of Calabar. The grant was to enable me participate in a conference in Ghana. Theme: Perspectives on Education, Technology and Agriculture organised by Researchers International Network (RIN). Paper Presented: "Leadership and Environment for Sustainable Development in Nigeria"NRN 300000Committee of Deans, Unical2015-10-05
TETFUND- This grant was to enable me attend the conference in Rome, Italy in order to participate and present my paper titled: Harmonious Complementarity in Leadership : A Necessary Tool for Environment and Sustainability. NRN 1490000Grantor: TETFUND2017-07-26

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The 20th International Society for African Studies (ISAPS2014)The conference was held in Fort Hare University, Eastern Cape, Chintsa, South Africa. It was a gathering of philosophers of Africa interest to brainstorm on the very possible ways of advancing the cause African cultural values to the rest of the world. Paper presented: "Globalisation vs Ibuanyidanda Philosophy: Confronting the instinctual friction between the self and the other"2014-05-302014-05-31
Perspectives in Religion, Terrorism and Development organized by Researchers International Network (RIN, Calabar2014)The conference was a gathering of scholars of various shades to articulate ideas that will help significantly in resolving challenging issues that confront humanity. Terrorism, poverty, religion and other social issues are posing enormous challenge to the society at large. Paper presented: "Education, Social Ontology and Socio-Economic Development"2014-10-132014-10-16
Researchers International Network (Ghana Academia, 2015) Perspectives in Education, Technological Development and Agriculture in the 21st century Africa, Cape Coast, Ghana. The conference was the a gathering of intellectual minds for the purpose of articulating minds to come up with possible solutions to challenging issues to humanity. Paper presented: " Leadership and Environment for a Sustainable Development in Nigeria". 2015-10-132015-10-16
The 5th International Conference on Sustainable Development, organised by European Center of Sustainable Development, Rome, ItalyThe conference was aimed at the preservation of the environment for present and future use. Lots of ugly practices take place on the environment without conscious effort to determine which practice is harmful or not. Depletion of the ozone layer, degradation, removal of soil surface and other acts that are ignorantly and selfishly carried out play back on humanity. There is a urgent need for re- education of the minds of the people in this direction. Paper presented: "Harmonious Complementarity in Leadership : A Necessary Tool for Environment and Sustainability ". 2017-09-062017-09-07
2nd African Philosophy World Conference (Unical 2017)The conference was jointly hosted by Universities of Calabar, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Witwatersrand in collaboration with Conversational School of Philosophy. It was a reawakening clarion call for the recovery of African core values from the westerners whose unguarded romanticization by Africans emptied the African value system. It was a reminder to retrace African root. Paper presented: "Ahamefula: The logic of unity and identity (New Paradigm for African leadership Development).2017-10-122017-10-14
1st FAHANU, 2018The conference was geared towards assembling all scholars of Arts and Humanities in the Nigerian Universities in order to present and come up with a policy framework having realized all forms of marginalisation it suffers in the hands of government donor agencies placing top priority in science and technology over artd and humanities. Paper presented: "Asouzu’s Phenomenon of Concealment and Corruption in the Leadership of the Nigerian State".2018-04-092018-04-13
1st International Conference on Gender Research organised by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, Reading, UKThe need to involve women in the scheme of things rather than see them as second class citizens of no significant consequence has received global attention and consciousness.It has become a great chchallenge that women should be integrated into the governance of their home state. Inspite of the widespread condemnation of this practice of discrimination by global, regional bodies and non governmental organisations, this practice still subsist. This was what provoked the conference to assemble body of intellectuals in Porto, Portugal. Paper presented: "Traditional African Male Dominance in Leadership, Cologenderism : Need for Gender Balancing "2018-04-122018-04-13
1st International Conference on Gender Research (ICGR) organized by Academic Conferences Publishing International Limited (ACPIL) PORTUGAL, ISCAP, PORTO.Traditional Male Dominance in Leadership, Cologenderism: Need for Gender Balancing.2018-04-122018-04-13