Department of Political Science

Dr. Emmanuel Opuene Davies

The Current Head of Department

Political Science

Information gathering and keeping is a very salient aspect for the growth and survival of any organization in a society. The importance of a documentary evidence of people’s existence and activities is of great relevance for the survival of the human race and institutions around us.

The information on the Department of Political Science is coming at a time this important document is most needed by the University. For the records, it is to appreciate the invaluable contributions of the founding fathers, our present leaders and to be properly positioned to face the challenges of the future.

The history of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Department of Political Science in particular, in Rivers State University is a compendium of activities, giant strides of the University leadership and the Government of Rivers State. The contributions of our founding fathers of this great institution cannot be allowed to go down the drain unappreciated. This work therefore, is a deliberate attempt by the leadership of the University to bring to light efforts of our past and present leaders that will serve as a spring board for the University to move forward to the next level.

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of SpecialisationEmail
Dr. E. O. DaviesA.g H.O.DPhD Political Science (Public Admin. And Local Government)
DR. O. Jason M OsaiProfessorPhD Political Science Associate (Public Admin.)
Mr. Deinbo .A. BriggsSnr.LecturerMSc Conflict
Chukwunonye Abovu AkujuruSenior LecturerPhD Public
Dr. Anthony EgobuezeLecturer I PhD Political Science (Govt & Politics)
Dr. Graham NsiegbeLecture IPhD Political Science (Development Studies)
Dr. Ethel AmadiLecturer IPhD Political Science (Development Studies)
Dr. Nwaoburu LuckyLecturer llPhD Political Science (Development Studies)
Dr. Eziho Promise OgeleLecturer 11PhD Peace,Conflict & Security
Mrs. Ojenamah Fortune O.Asst. LecturerM.Sc. Political Science(International Relations)
Mr. Owabie. O EnyindahAsst. LecturerM.Sc. Pub.
Mr. Ubokulum Banigo J.Asst. Lecturer Internation La &
Akhiojemi OribimAsst. LecturerM.Sc Internal law &
Mr. Didia SofunichiAsst. LecturerM.Sc Pub.
Mrs. OjekwuIbifuroB.Sc. Political ScienceGraduate
Mr. Amadi-Wike, Chibita SteveAdministrative Officer 11B.Ed Adult & Community
Mrs Queen Ada Akadu WorguAdministrative Officer 11B.Ed. Adult & Comm.


One of the major duties of the Department is teaching, learning and research. It is the responsibility of the Department therefore,  to assist the management and leadership of the Rivers State University to achieve the desired goals of the university, Rivers State Government and the entire Nigerian State realize the goals of the National Policy on Education.


The vision of the Department is to excel in the study of Social Sciences, with a view to nurturing the courses offered through teaching and research undertaken in the search for truth and just world order.


The Mission of the Department is to effectively structure the courses in anticipation of the needs of the graduate, the government and the society at large; thereby enhancing the socio-economic and moral development of the country, and scientific research to advance knowledge in the individual student.


The diagram below shows the organizational structure of the department:



The staff strength of The Department of Political Science increased from 12 academic staff and 2 non academic in 2019/2020 to 14 academic and 2 non-acdemic staff in 2020/2021. The academic staff comprises Dr. E.O. Davies (Ag. Head of Department), Dr. O.Jason Osai, Mr Deinbo A. Briggs, Dr. C. Akujuru, Dr. A. Egobueze, Dr G. Nsiegbe Dr. E. Amadi,  Dr. L. Nwaoburu, , Dr. P. Ogele, Mr E. Owabie, Mr. U. Banigo, Miss O. Akhiojemi, Mrs I. Ojekwu and Mr.S. Didia. Mr. C. Amadi-Wike and Mrs Q. Worgu as non academic staff.


The programme provides an interdisciplinary global studies curriculum with strong components of cultural understanding, leadership, and communication competences.

The study of Political Science aims at building capacity and competences in contemporary international relations and practices.


The specific objectives are as follows:

  • Graduates understand and are able to apply contemporary administrative and relational skills managing public and private institutions in Nigeria and elsewhere.
  • Graduates acquire capacity to operate successfully as administrators, journalist, and diplomats in multilateral organization and international firms.
  • To ginger the student’s intellectual ability through the programmes so as to be able to appreciate social problems.
  • To train students on the principles of political science and their application to the type of degree programme concerned – political economy, public administration, local government, conflict resolution and international relations.