Onovwakponoko Lucky Ovwasa started his undergraduate Degree programme at the
University of Ibadan in 1979. He graduated with B.Sc. (Hons) degree (second
class upper division) in 1982.
He did his
National Youth Service Corps between 1982 and 1983 in the then Department of
Government and Public Administration, University of Ilorin. At the completion
of his service year on July 5 1983, he was appointed Graduate Assistant in the
same Department on July 6, 1983.
obtained his Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Ibadan
in 1987. He rose to become Senior lecturer and Acting Head, Department of
Political Science University of Ilorin between 2000 and 2002. He obtained his
Doctorate Degree from University of Ilorin in 2004. Dr. Ovwasa withdrew his
service from University of Ilorin in 2011 after 28 years of service.
Kogi state University Anyigba as Associate Professor and Acting Head,
Department of Political Science on 15th June, 2011. He was later
appointed into the Department of Political Science Federal University Lokoja as
Associate Professor and pioneer Acting Head of the Department. He was promoted
to the rank of Professor on October 1, 2014 by the authority of the Federal
University Lokoja. He is currently, the Dean, Social Sciences Federal University Lokoja.
articles have appeared in several reputable National and International Journals.
Professor Ovwasa has delivered several keynotes address and guest speaker in
many fora across the country.
Ovwasa, O. L (2019). Leadership and Devlopment in Nigeria.
Edited by Ovwasa, O. L. Perspectives on Research and Sustainabily Development in the 21st centery Nigeria. Published by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Federal University Lokoja
Ovwasa, O.L and Mu’awiyya, A. (2017). Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Nigeria: Trends and Prospects since 1999.
International Journal of Politics and Good Governance, Vol. VIII, N0. 8. Quarter 1. Pp 1-21
Ovwasa O.L (2014). The Illusion of Democratic Participation in Nigerian Local Government 1999-2011.
ODIA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Canada
Ovwasa O.L (2014). Money Politics and Vote Buying In Nigeria the Bane of Good Governance.
Mediterranean Journal of Social Science, Vol.5 No.7.pp99-106
Usman, S.O and Ovwasa O.L (2012). Indigene and Settler Dichotomy in Igala Kingdom: Manifestation and Consequences.
Kogi state University Journal of Public Administration. Vol. 1, No.2 January, pp.116-127
Ovwasa, O.L and Usman, S.O (2012). Local Government in Northern Nigeria: A Chronology.
Kogi State University Journal of Public Administration. Vol. 1, No. 2 January, pp.45-53
Ovwasa, O.L (2010). The Nature of Politics and Political Science.
Political Review, Department of Political Science, University of Ilorin Ilorin Nigeria: Vol.5 No. 1 pp65-76
Ovwasa, O. L. (2009). Policy Options for Corruption Reduction and Prevention in Nigeria.
Journal of Social Policy and National Productivity Vol. No. 1,pp.120-132.
Ovwasa, O. L (2009). Reflection on some issues in the British Penetration of Urhoboland, 1891-1914.
LIJOMASS: Lapai International Journal of Management and Social Sciences. Ibrahim BadamosiBabangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp.71-84
Ovwasa, O. L. (2005). Local Government System and Good Governance for Rural Development in Nigeria.
Ilorin Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 10, Nos. 1 and 2, pp.149-169.
Ovwasa, O. L. (2004). The Theory and Practice of Local Government.
the Resurging India. A Bi-Annual Journal of the Centre for Nehru Studies, India, Vol. 1, January – June, pp.111-130, India
Ovwasa, O. L. (2004). Administrative Reforms in Nigerian Civil Service since Independence: A Retrospective Analysis.
Political Science Review, Official Journal of Department of Political Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, Vol. 3 Nos, 1 and 2, pp.60-67.
Ovwasa, O. L. (2002). Pre-colonial Social-Political System and Social Cohesion in Urhoboland Nigeria.
ALORE, Ilorin Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 12, pp.147-160.
Ovwasa O. L. (2002). Reflections on Globalization and the Future of African States.
Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. XXXVI, Nos. 1-2, January, pp.28-42, India
Ovwasa, O. L. (2002). Federalism and the Nigerian Constitution.
in Leading Issues in General Studies Humanities and Social Science. Edited by E. Teju Jolayemi (Ilorin: University of Ilorin General Studies Division), Chapter 18, P.151-163
Ovwasa, O. L. (2000). The Oil Producing Minority States and Marginalization in Nigeria.
Nnamdi Azikiwe Journal of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, pp.56-68.
Ovwasa, O. L. (2000). Constraints on Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria.
”.Political Science Review. Official Journal of Department of Political Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.65-80.
Ovwasa, O. L (1999). Understanding the Inter-play of Politics and Administration in a Democratic Government: A Framework for Nigerian’s Fourth Republic.
”, Issues in International Journal of African Studies, vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 138-146. Department of Modern European Languages, University of Ilorin.
Ovwasa, O. L. (1999). The Ecology of the Nigerian public Service and its Implications for Efficiency.
Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. XXXIII, Nos. 3-4, pp.57-72, India
Ovwasa, O. L. (1999). Neo-colonialism and the Welfare of Post-independent African States.
Indian Journal of Politics, Vol. XXXIII, Nos. 1-2, pp.57-72, India
Ovwasa, O. L. (1998). Decision-making Process in Public Administration and Social Equity: Some Theoretical Lessons.
Ilorin Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.21-31.
Ovwasa, O. L. (1997). Local Government Autonomy under President Babangida’s Nigeria.
Centre Point: A Journal of Intellectual Scientific and Cultural Interest, Humanities Edition, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp.44-61, University of Ilorin Publication Committee.
Ovwasa, O. L (1997). Interest Groups in Public Policy Formulation: The Nigerian Experience.
Bangladash Journal of Public Administration, Vol. VI, Number 1, Annual Issue, pp. 1-12, Bangladash
N. I. Nwosu and Ovwasa, O. L. (1997). The Military and Political Instability in Nigeria.
African Notes, Journal of the Institute of African Studies, Vol. XXI, Numbers 1 and 2, pp.65-75, University of Ibadan.
Ovwasa, O. L (1997). Dispute Management and Industrial Welfare in Nigeria): A Case Study of the 1993 ASUU versus the Federal Government Face-off.
Nigerian Journal of Social Work Education, Issue 1, pp. 12-18, University of Ibadan.
Ovwasa, O. L. and Oyedele, S. O. (1997). Classification of Data.
in Social Science Statistics. Edited by A. Adebayo and N. I. Nwosu (Ijebu-Ode: Shebiotimo Publications, 72, Araromi Street), Chapter 4, pp.51-61.
Ovwasa, O. L. (1996). The Fluctuating Fortunes of Local Government in Nigeria, 1976-1993.
TransAfrica Journal of History.Vol. 25, pp.68-83, Kenya (Foreign).
Ovwasa, O. L. (1995). The Role of Hypotheses in Educational and Social Research.
Ilorin Journal of Education. Vol. 16,pp.14-24
Ovwasa, O.L (1995). Fiscal Federalism in Nigeria: A Historical Analysis.
Trans Africa Journal of History, Vol. 25, pp.70-83, Kenya
Ovwasa, O. L. (1995). The Politics of Revenue Allocation in Nigeria.
in Contemporary Issues in Nigerian Affairs. Edited by H. O. Danmole, A.E. Davis and I.O. Taiwo (Ibadan: Sunad Publishers Limited). Chapter 8, pp.102-119.
Ovwasa, O. L. (1995). The Role of the Military in Nigeria’s Public Administration.
in Great Issues in Nigeria Government and Politics. Edited by Dan OsyOkanya (Department of Political Science, Enugu: Enugu State University of Science and Technology), Chapter 2, pp.14-27
Ovwasa, O. L. (1995). Evolution of the Presidential System of Government at the Local Government Level in Nigeria.
in Emerging Trends in Nigerian Local Government. Edited by B. OyeniranAdediji, Department of Local Government Studies, Faculty of Administration (Ile-Ife: ObafemiAwolowo University), Chapter 2, pp.18-29.
Ovwasa, O. L. (1994). The Political Importance of the Constitution with particular reference to Nigeria.
Reading in General Studies in Nigeria. Edited by R.D. Akanmidu (Ilorin: University Library and Publications Committee), Chapter 25, pp.25-271.
Ovwasa, O. L. (1994). The Demographic Impact of the Export Slave Trade on Africa.
in Issues in Contemporary African Social and Political Thought. Edited by OluObafemi and BayoLawal (Lagos: Academia Publications), Chapter 1, pp.1-9
Isaac Dina Memorial Prize for the – 1982 Best Student in Public Administration, 1981-1982 session, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.