Dr. Ushe N. Michael

Ushe N. Michael

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Rev. Fr. Dr. Ushe .N. Michael is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja. Dr. Ushe obtained the following qualifications: Diploma in Religious Studies and Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Bachelor of Theology from the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome, Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, Masters of Arts, Religious Studies in African Traditional Religion, Masters of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in African Traditional Religion from the University of Jos, Nigeria. Dr. Ushe is presently the Head of the Department, Christian Theology, School of Arts and Social Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos. He has published many books, chapters in the books and articles in peer reviewed Journals both at the international and local levels. Some of his recent works include the following books and peer reviewed journal articles: Foundation of African Religion, published by University of Jos Press, Jos, 2015, Nigeria, Religious Changes in Tiv Death and Burial Rites, Lambert Academic publishers, Germany, 2013, The Mortgage Culture of Tiv Death and Burial Rites, University of Jos Press, Jos, Nigeria, 2015, and Kpor of Tiv Culture, published by Sam Press Ltd, 2010. Peer reviewed journal articles include: Eradicating Sexual Abuse and Gender-Based Violence in Africa and America: Role of Religious Leaders: European Scientific Journal, Vol. 11, No. 5. European Scientific Institute, Macedonia, 2015; The Effect of Christian Religious Education on Traditional Marriage Customs among the Tiv, Central Nigeria, International Journal of Science, Basic and Applied Research, Aman Arab University for Graduate Studies, Aman, Jordan, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2015; Religious Conflicts and Education in Nigeria: Implications for National Security, Journal of Education and Practice, International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE), New York, United States, Vol.6, No. 2, 2015; Christian Youths and Politics in Nigeria: Implications for Sustainable Development, Journal of Sustainable Development for Africa (JSDA) Institute for Information Resources, Carion University of Pennylvania, USA, Vol. 16, No. 8, 2014; The Talking Drum: An Inquiry into the Reach of a Traditional Mode of Communication. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, American Research Institute for Policy Development, USA, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015 and Religious Approaches to Preventing Gender Violence and Sexual Abuse in Nigeria, International Journal of Gender and Women’s Studies, American Research Institute for Policy Development, USA, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015.
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  • Head of Christian Theology
  • Faculty of Arts Representative
  • Faculty of Sciences and Technology Representatives
  • Setting of Exams
  • Review of Course Materials
  • Writing of Course Materials
  • Setting of TMAs
  • Exams Supervision
  • Supervision of Students Projects
  • And Other Academic Activities

 

 

  • African Traditional Religion
  • Religion
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy

 

 

     Books

  1. Ushe, M.U. (2015). Foundation of African Religion –Jos:  University of Jos Press Ltd. 560 pp. ISBN: 978-978-52948-6-6.
  2. Ushe, M.U. (2014). The Mortgage Culture of Tiv Death and Burial Rites-Jos: University of Jos Press Ltd. Pp. 237.
  3. Ushe, M.U. (2013). Continuity and Change in Tiv Concept of Death and Burial Rites – Germany: Lambert Publishers, https://www.lap-publishing.com/extern/project/download_ebook/81062
  4. Ushe, M.U. (2007). Kpôr of Tiv Culture-SAN Press Ltd, pp. 172. ISBN: 978-2937-67-3.                                                                                                                   Articles 
  5. Ushe M.U (2018) “Participation of Women in Politics and Leadership in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects”, Journal of African Studies and Sustainable Development Vol. 1 No 1, pp. 2640-7065. (Association for the Promotion of African Studies) (Nigeria).
  6. Ushe M.U (2018) “Internally Displaced Persons and the Right to Religious Education in Nigeria through Open and Distance Learning” Journal of African Studies and Sustainable Development Vol. 1 No 2, pp. 2640-7065. (Association for the Promotion of African Studies) (Nigeria).
  7. Ushe M.U (2017) “Religious Conflicts and Inter-Religious Development in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects”, Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research, Vol. 4, No. 3: 11-31. (International Educational Leadership and Research Centre, Abakaliki) (Nigeria).
  8. Ushe M.U (2017) “Students Attitudes and Perceptions Towards the Effectiveness and Quality of Religious Education in Open and Distance Learning in Nigeria”, Journal of Educational and Entrepreneurial Research, Vol. 4. 4, No. 2: 125-142. (International Educational Leadership and Research Centre, Abakaliki) (Nigeria).
  9. Ushe, M.U. (2017) “God, Divinities and Ancestors in African Traditional Religious Though,” Igwebuike: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. 3, No. 4: 141-163. (Publication of the Augustinian Institute, Makurdi) (Nigeria).
  10. Ushe, M.U. (2017) “Rituals and Taboos Related to Death as a Repository of Traditional African Religious Ideas: Evidence from the Tiv of Central Nigeria,” Igwebuike: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. 3, No. 5: 137-157. (Publication of the Augustinian Institute, Makurdi) (Nigeria).
  11. Ushe, M. U. (2016) “Implications of Witch Hunting on Religious Landscape in Africa: Studies on Akombo Healing Rituals among the Tiv in Nigeria,” Keffi Journal of Religion, Vol. 4: 41-57. (Department of Islamic Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi). (Nigeria).
  12. Ushe, M.U. (2016) “The Values of Marriage and Sexuality in Traditional African Society,” Religions Journal of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religion, Vol. 26, No. 1: 27-37 (The Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions, NASR) (Nigeria).
  13. Ushe, M. U. (2015) “The Effect of Christian Religious Education on Traditional Marriage Customs amongst the Tiv, Central Nigeria,” International Journal of Science: Basic and Applied Research, Vol. 19, No 2: 149-161. (Amman Arab University for Graduate Studies. (Jordan).
  14. Ushe, M. U. (2015) “Challenges of Religious Politics in Post-Independent Nigeria,” Voyages: Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 1. No. 1: 282-295 (Department of Religious Studies, Gombe State University). (Nigeria).
  15. Ushe, M. U. (2015) “Religious Approaches to Preventing Gender Violence and Sexual Abuse in Nigeria,” International Journal of Gender and Women’s Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1: 107-117 (American Research Institute for Policy Development). (USA).
  16. Ushe, M. U. (2015) “The Talking Drum: An Inquiry into the Reach of a Traditional Mode of Communication,” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, Vol. 3, No. 1: 110-117 (School of Theology and Religious Studies, the Catholic University of America). (USA).
  17. Ushe, M. U. (2015) “Religious Conflicts and Education in Nigeria: Implications for National Security,” Journal of Education and Practice, Vol. 6, No. 2: 117-129 (International Institute for Science, Technology and Education). (USA).
  18. Ushe, M. U. (2015) “Eradicating Sexual Abuse and Gender Based Violence in Africa and America: Role of Religious Leaders,” European Scientific Journal, Vol. 11, No. 5: 99-116 (European Scientific Institute). (Macedonia).
  19. Ushe, M. U. (2014) “Christian Youths and Politics in Nigeria: Implications for Sustainable Development,” Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (JSDA), Vol. 16, No. 8: 15-29 (Institute for Information Resources, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion Pennsylvania). (USA).
  20. Ushe, M.U. (2014) “Widowhood and Support System in in Nigeria: Challenge to Religious Institutions for Nation Integration,” Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 1. No. 23: 257-271 (Asian Academic Research Associates). (India).
  21. Ushe, M. U. (2013) “Manipulation of Religion and Task Before the Nigerian Christian Leaders,” International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine and Sciences, (IJHAMS), Vol. 1, No. 1: 37-52 (Best IJHAMS Journals Associates). (India).
  22. Ushe, M. U. (2013) “African Traditional Religion in an Hiv/Aids Environment,” African Journal of Local Societies Initiative (LOSI), Vol. 2: 1-11 (Department of Religion and Philosophy, Benue State University). (Nigeria).
  23. Ushe, M. U. (2013) “Tolerance and Freedom of Worship: Panacea for Resolving Muslim-Christian Conflicts in Contemporary Nigeria,” Keffi Journal of Religion, Vol. 3: 64-85 (Department of Religious Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi). (Nigeria).
  24. Ushe, M. U. (2012) “The Effect of Western Education on Burial Rites Among the Tiv North-Central Nigeria,” Journal of Library Information Science & Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1: 69-77 (Department of Library Information Science & Technology, Ebonyi State University, Ebonyi). (Nigeria).
  25. Ushe, M. U. (2012) “Religion as a Catalyst for Effective Moral Development of Students in Nigeria,” Nigerian Journal of General Studies, Vol. 3. No. 1: 288-289 (Faculty of Education, University of Jos, Jos). (Nigeria). 
  26. Ushe, M. U. (2012) “The Role of Christian Youths in Nigerian Politics,” Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues (JRCI), Vol. 7, No. 1&2: 9-20 (Department of History, Gombe State University, Gombe). (Nigeria).
  27. Ushe, M. U. (2012) “The Encoding of Religious Tradition in a Language: The Case of Latin and Catholicism,” Nnamdi Azikwe Journal of Philosophy, Journal of the Department of Philosophy, Vol. 4: 27-41 (Department of Philosophy, Nnamdi Azikwe University, Akwa). (Nigeria).
  28. Ushe, M. U. (2012) “Traditional Medicine and Bio-Medical Practice: Towards the Marriage of Wholistic Health Care System in Nigeria,” International Journal of Social Science Tomorrow (IJSST), Vol. 1, No. 7: 1-7 (Society for Promoting International Research and Innovation). (India).
  29. Ushe, M. U. (2012) “The Role of Religious Values in the Management of National Economy: A Paradigm for Economic Reform Policy in Contemporary Nigeria,” International Organization of Scientific Research, IOSR, Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM), Vol. 6, No. 3: 53-64 (International Organization of Scientific Research Community of Researchers). (India).
  30. Ushe, M. U. (2012) “African Indigenous Religion and Sustainable Democracy. A Better Initiative for Good Governance in Nigeria,” Greener Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2: 222-229 (Greener International Journals). (USA).
  31. Ushe, M. U. (2012) “Religious Violence in Multi-Faith Nigeria: Role of the Church Media,” The International Journals, Journal of Commerce and Behavioural Science, Vol. 1, No. 11: 1-16 (International Journal Research Publications). (Singapore).
  32. Ushe, M. U. (2012) “Tiv Traditional Marriage ad Biblical Materials: A Case for Contextualization,” International Journal of Science Tomorrow,(IJSST), Vol. 1, No. 4: 1-7 (Spiri, Society for Promoting International Research and Innovation). (India).
  33. Ushe, M.U. (2012) “Integrating African Morality and Christian Religious Education Curriculum in Contemporary Nigerian Society,” Nigerian Journal of Teacher Education and Teaching, Vol. 10. No. 1: 52-67 (Primary and Tertiary Teachers Religious Education Association of Nigeria). (Nigeria).
  34. Ushe, M.U. (2012) “Implications of Religious Fundamentalism in the Indoctrination of Children in Nigeria,” Journal of Childhood and Primary Education, Vol. 9, No. 1: 90-104 (Primary and Tertiary Teachers Religious Education Association of Nigeria). (Nigeria).
  35. Ushe, M. U. (2011) “Plight of Widows in Nigeria: Paradox for Traditional Counselling of the Bereaved,” African Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 11, No. 2: 43-55 (Department of African Studies, Department of History, University of East London). (UK).
  36. Ushe, M. U. (2011) “Implications of Religion and Science in Nation Building and the Nigeria Situation: A Religious Perspective,” Journal of Library Information Science & Technology, Vol. 1, No. 4:  55-63 (Department of Library Information Science & Technology, Ebonyi State University, Ebonyi). (Nigeria).
  37. Ushe, M. U. (2011) “The Role of Religious Leaders in Re-branding Nigeria,”  Ate: Journal of African Religion and Culture, Vol. 2, No. 1: 1-33 (Benue State University). (Nigeria).
  38. Ushe, M. U. (2011) “The Role of Religious Education in Resolving Political Violence in the Northern States of Nigeria,” Journal of Research in Education and Society. Vol. 3, No. 1: 142-156 (International Centre for Integrated Development Research, Akwa Ibom). (Nigeria).
  39. Ushe, M. U. (2011) “The Role of Traditional African Moral Values in the Development of Nigeria,” Journal of Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology in Practice. Vol. 3, No. 2: 1-13 (International Centre for Integrated Development Research, Akwa Ibom State). (Nigeria).
  40. Ushe, M.U. (2011) “Implications for Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience,” International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 4, No. 9: 92-99 (Pan-African Book Company in Association with JIMST Medina, Accra) (Ghana).
  41. Ushe, M.U. (2011) “The Role of Religious Institution in Sustenance of Economy and Food Security in Nigeria,” International Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Vol. 3, No. 1: 48-56 (Blackwell Educational Books, Lagos) (Nigeria).
  42. Ushe, M. U. and Didymus Tamen (2010) “The Emergence of New Christian Religious Movements in Nigeria: Implications for a Depressed Socio-Economic and Political Order,” Bingham University Journal of Political Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1: 131-139 (Bingham University, Karu). (Nigeria).
  43. Ushe, M. U. (2010) “Traditional Medicine and Witchcraft Attacks in Africa: A case study of Akombo Healing Rituals among the Tiv of Central Nigeria,” African Journal of Indigenous Development, Vol. 4, No. 1 & 2: 108-118 (African Association of Indigenous Development, University of Cape Coast). (Ghana).
  44. Ushe, M. U. & Didymus T. (2010) “Nigerian Politics and the Rule of Law: Implication for Moral Rejuvenation in Governance of a Democratic Nigeria,” Journal of Social and Management Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1: 122-130 (Bingham University, Karu). (Nigeria).
  45. Ushe, M. U. (2009) “The Role of Religion and Politics in National Development: The Perspective of African Traditional Religion,” Journal of Christian Religion Education, Vol. 6, No. 1: 170-184 (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria). (Nigeria).
  46. Ushe, M. U. (2009) “A Paradigm for Virginity and Moral Education for Nigerian Youths,” Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues, Vol. 4, No. 1&2: 51-61 (Benue State University). (Nigeria).
  47. Ushe M.U (2009) “African Belief in Life-After-Death Vis-à-vis Christian Concept,” African Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 9, No. 1&2: 83-96 (Department of African Studies University of East, London). (UK).
     
  1. Member: African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR)         
  2. Member: Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions (NASR)       
  3. Member, Catholic Biblical Association of Nigeria (CABAN)     
  4. Member: The Catholic Theological Association of Nigeria               
  5. Member: The Ecumenical Association of Nigeria               
  6. Member: The National Association of Catholic Theologians               
  7. Member: Christian Religious Teacher’s Association of Nigeria 
  8. Member: Association for the Promotion of African Studies
  1. Ushe, M.U. “African Pentecostalism and Morality of Money: Insights from the Doctrine of Prosperity Gospel in the Face of Socio-Economic and Religious Crisis in Africa”. A Paper Presented at the  International Conference on African Pentecostalism, on Challenging Faces African Pentecostalism, at the Redeemed Christian Bible College, Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan Redeemer’s University, Ede, July, 30th - 31st, 2018.
  2. Ushe, M.U. “Challenges of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS), Communication and Quest for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Way Forward”. A Paper Presented at the 12th Annual International Conference and General Assembly of Society for Peace Studies and Practice on Violent Conflicts and the Challenge of Peace-Building in Contemporary Nigeria, at the National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, July 9-11, 2018.
  3. Ushe, M.U. “Participation of Women in Politics and Leadership in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects” APAS International Conference on African Ideologies in a World of Change, Association for the Promotion of African Studies in collaboration with Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns (APGC), Ottawa, Canada, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, June, 13th-15th, 2018.  
  4. Ushe, M.U. “Internally Displaced Persons and the Right to Religious Education in Nigeria through Open and Distance Learning” APAS International Conference on African Ideologies in a World of Change, Association for the Promotion of African Studies in collaboration with Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns (APGC), Ottawa, Canada, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, June, 13th-15th, 2018, 2018.
  5. Ushe, M.U. “Violence, Peace and Religious Leaders: Resolving the Nigerian Dilemma of 2015 Elections”.  A Paper Presented at the 1st Conference on Peace and National Development, Veritas Uinversity, Abuja, The Catholic University of Nigeria, Centre for Peace and Development, October, 7-9, 2017. 
  6. Ushe, M. U., “The Values of Marriage and Sexuality in Traditional African Society”. A Paper Presented at the 37th Annual Conference of The Nigerian Association for the Study of Religion (NASR), on Religion, Marriage and Family Values in Africa, University of Benin, September, 19th-22nd, 2016.
  7. Ushe, M. U., “Rituals and Taboos Related to Death as a Repository of Traditional African Religious Ideas: Evidence from the Tiv of Central Nigeria”. A Paper Presented at the Conference of African Indigenous Religions, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife August 8-13, 2016.
  8. Ushe, M. U., “Implications of Witch Hunting on Religious Landscape in Africa: Studies on Akombo Healing Rituals among the Tiv in Nigeria”. A Paper Presented at the Conference of Graduate Africanist Organization and the History Department on Creativity, Culture, and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora, University of Texas at Austin, on October, 23-15, 2016.
  9. Ushe, M. U., “African Traditional Religion and Sustainable Democracy: A Better Initiative for Good Governance in Nigeria”. A paper delivered at the 4th International Conference of National Association for the Study of Religions (NASR), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 7th-11th September, 2015.
  10. Ushe, M. U., “Religious Conflicts and Education in Nigeria: Implications for National Security”. A paper presented at the Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, University Church of St. Mary, London, United Kingdom, 2015.
  11. Ushe, M. U., “Resolving Youth restiveness in Nigeria: The Role of Traditional education”, A Paper presented at the Tenth International Conference, Organized by Knowledge Community on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of Splite, Croatia, 11th-14th June, 2014.
  12. Ushe, M. U., “Religious Politics and the Challenges of 21st Century: The Role of Nigerian Traditional Rulers”, A Paper delivered at the Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, ‘Social Movements and Faith’ University of California, Berkley, USA, 2013.
  13. Ushe, M. U., “The Relevance of African Traditional Religion in Contemporary Nigeria” A Paper Presented at the International Centre for Integrated Development Research, Awka Ibom, 18th-20th February 2013.
  14. Ushe, M. U., “Traditional Medicine and Bio-Medical Practice: Towards the Marriage of Wholistic Health Care System in Nigeria”. A Three-Hour Lecture delivered at the National Workshop on Herbal and Orthodox Medicine, organized by the Nigerian Association of Traditional Healers, Makurdi Chapter, on the 18th-20th April, 2011 (published in the International Journal of Social Science Tomorrow IJSST, India, 2012).
     
  • Mbaduku, Shangev-Ya, Development Association, Makurdi Branch Merit Award (for dedicated Service and Contribution to Educational Development of Shangev-Ya Community, 2016.
  • Shangev-Ya Youths Development Association’s Merit Award (for exemplary performance during the election of First Class Chief in Kwande Barakur and Mata Constituency, 2016.