16 Jan 2017

Deputy Vice Chancellor



Surname:                                                      ELEKWA

Other Names:                                              IHEANYICHUKWU

Date of Birth:                                               29TH July 1962

Nationality:                                                  Nigerian

Name and Address of Spouse:               Amaechi Elekwa, 3B Umuwaya Road,Umuahia

Number of Children with Ages:              Three (3): 21 Yrs, 6yrs and 18 months

Next of Kin:                                                  Mrs. Ameachi Elekwa



Sacred Heart College, Aba,Abia State, WASC                                    1976

Federal Government College,

Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State              HSC/A’ Level                        1979

Obafemi Awolowo University                (OAU),

Ile-Ife,  Oyo State,                                      M.Sc. Biochemistry           1988

University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Ph.D. Biochemistry     1997


Diamond Breweries Ltd., Enugu, Enugu State                                   1983-1985

Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State                                              1988 to Date


Professor of Biochemistry, Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU)


Head, Department of Biochemistry, ABSU                                                     2004-2006

Director, Students Industrial Work, Experience Scheme               

(SIWES), ABSU                                                                                                        2006-2008

Dean, Student Affairs, ABSU                                                                               2008-2009

Director, General Studies                                                                                    2009 to 2011

Head, Department of Biochemistry, ABSU                                                     2009 to 2011

Dean, Faculty of Biological and Physical Sciences, ABSU                            2011 to 2015

Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) ABSU                                                                2015 to date


  1. Member, Nigerian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  2. Member, African Regional Network of Microbiology
  3. Member, Abia State University Governing Council 2007-2009
  4. Member, Abia State University Governing Council 2011 to Date


  1. Cited-The Tenth Edition of the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership 2001 (American Biographical Institute, Inc. Releigh, USA
  2. American Medal of Honour 2002
  3. Man of the year 2003 (American Biographical Institute, Inc. Releigh, USA
  4. Man of the year 2004 (American Biographical Institute, Inc. Releigh, USA

HOBBIES:                 Swimming and Reading


Iweala, E.E.J. and Elekwa, I. (2001):Heptatic Status and Lipid Peroxidation in rats fed Bambara groundnut (Voanzela subterranean) and Pigeon peas (Cajanus cajan).J .of Health and Visual Sciences 3: 147-154.

Uhegbu, F.O. and Elekwa, I. (2001): Effect of Aqueous (Crude) Extract of strophantus hispidus on Blood Glucose Level and some Liver Function Enzymes in mice.J. of Health Visual Sciences 3 (1): 79-87.

Elekwa, I. and Ibe G.O .(2002):Efect of Ascorbi Acid on Erythrocyte Membrane ATPase in Normal and Sickle Cellss.Jof Health          Visual Sciences 4:107-113.

Elekwa, I. and Okeke C.U (2002): A Comparative Analysis of the Characteristics of the Wines Produced from the Fruit Juices of Vitis vinifere (Grapevine), Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) and Ananas comosus (Pineapple) , Using Pure Cultured Brewer’s Yeast J. of Health Visual Sciences 4: 97-102.

Elekwa,I. and Okeke C.O. (2002): Effect of the Leaf Extract of Gongronema Latifolium on the Aspartate and Alanine Amino-Transferases level on Hepatitis Patients in Vitro. World Journal of Biotechnology 3 (1): 330-335.

Okeke, C.U. and Ekekwa, I. (2002): Effect of Aqueous Extract of Gongronema Latifolim (Utazi) on Chloroform Induced Hepatoxicity in Albino rats: A cause Study of Serun Glutamate Oxaloacetate and Serum Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminases. World Journal of Biotechnology 3 (1): 352-356.

Elekwa,I. and Okeke, C.U (2002): Anti-Hepatoxic Effect of Ethanolic Leaf Extract of Gongronema latifiolium on Total Protein, Albumin and Globuline Contents of Serum of rats Induced with Liver Damage. African Journal Sciences 3 (1): 420-428.

Elekwa, I. and Okeke, C.U (2002): A Comparative Study of the Trypsin Inhibitor Levels in Voandzeia Subterranea, Glycine Max and ColoynthisCititrullums. African Journal Sciences 3 (1): 486-497.

Okeke, C.U and Ekekwa, I.  (2002) Effects of Leaf extract of Terminalia catappa Linn on the Viscosity of Human Blood Genotypes AA, AS and SS. World Journal of Biotechnology (3)(2): 514-520.

Okeke,C.U. and Ekekwa, I. (2003): A Phytochemical Study of the Extract of Gongronemal latifolium Benth. (Asclepidaceae). J. of Health and Visual Sciences (1) 47-55.

Okeke,C.U. and Ekekwa,I. (2003): A photochemical Study of Terminalia  catappa Linn (Combretaceae) J. of Health and Visual Sciences 5 (1): 63-70.

Ekekwa, I. Monanua, M.O.and Anosike,E.O. (2003): Effect of Aqueous Extracts of Garcinia kola Seeds on Membrane Stability of HbAA, HbAS and HbSS Human Erythococytes.Global J. Medical Sciences (2 (2): 97-101.

Ekekwa,I.Monanu, M.O. and Anosike, E. O. (2003): Studies on the Effect of Aqueous Extract of Garcinia kola Seeds on Human Erythrocytes Adenosine Triphosphatases of HbAA,HbAS and HbSS Genotypes, Global J. Medical Sciences( 2  (2): 107-144.

Uhuegbu,F.O., Elekwa,I.and Ukoha,C.(2005):Comparative Efficacy of Crude Aqueous Extract of mangifera Indica, Carica papaya and Sulphadoxine Pyrimethamine on mice Infested with Malaria Parasite in vivo. Global J. of Pure and Applied Sciences 11(3): 399-401.

Elekwa, I. Monanu, M.O and Anosike, E.O (2005): Effect of Aqueous Extract of Zanthoxylum Macrophylla Roots on Membrane Stability of Human Erythrocytes of Different Genotypes Biochemistry 17 (1) 7-12.

Elekwa, I. Monanu,M.O.and Anosike E.O . (2005): In Vitro Effects of Aqueous Extract of Zanthoxylum Macrophylla Roots on Adensine Triphosphatase from human Hyman Erythrocytes of Different Genotypes. Biochemistry (17(1): 19-25.

Elekwa, I. and Okeke, C.U. (2005): Comparative Effects of Leaf Extracts of Telfairia Occidentalis (Hook F.) and Gnetum Africanum (Welw.) on Erythrocytes of AA, AS and SS Blood Genotypes Treated with a Gelation Promoter J. Med Res. Tech 2 (1); 45-49.

Umeham, S.N. and Elekwa, I. (2005): the hydrological status of Ngwu, Ikwu and Eme Streams in Umuahia North L.G.A, Abia State. Journal of the Environment 1 (1): 31-36.

Elekwa, I. and Okereke S.C (2012).Gas Chromatographic Fid, Hypoglycemic  And Hypolipidemic effects of leaves of Laportea aestuans in Alloxand indeed diabetes in male albino rats. Science Journal 1,1-7.(http//www.Absu Science Journal.com.)

Elekwa, I, Okereke S.C; and Chukwudoruo C.S (2011): Phytochemical screeningand G.C-MS analysis of the Essential oil of Dennettia tripetala (paper fruit) seeds.ABSU Journal of Environment, Science, and Technology (1) 93-98. www.abusejest.com.

Okeke, C.U and Elekwa, I. (2006): Comparative Hypoglycemic effects of three Nigerian Vegetable Spices, Gongronema latifollium Benth, Allium Sativum Linn and Ocimum Gratissimum Linn, on Alloxan induced Diabetic rats. Nig. J. Botany 19 (1) 138 – 146.

Okeke, C.U and Elekwa, I. and Odikamnoro, O.O.(2006): Proximate and Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Avocado Pear Persea graticissima Gaertn.F.(Family Lauraceae) Nig. J of Botany 19 (1) 156-162.

Okeke,C.U., Elekwa, I. and Odikamnoro, O.O.(2006): Study of the Effects of Leaf Extract of Terminalia catappa (Linn) on the Activity of Ca2+ ATPase of the Erythrocyte Membrane without Endogenous Calmoidulim J.Sci.Engr.Tech.14 (1):7106-7115.

Nwaugo,V.O., Onyeagba, R. A. ; Elekwa, I. and Akubugwo, E.I. (2007): Effects of Over-Flooding and Seepage of Drilling Wastes Burrow Pit Contents into Orashi River, Egbema. Rivers State Nigeria J. Applied Sc. (Galley Proof).

Ekpo,B.O. and Elekwa, I. (2008): Hiypoxic Hypoxia of Chronic Alcohol  Abuse:Studies in Rats.J.Med.Res.Tech.5 (2): 4-12.

Nwaogu, V.O.; Elekwa, I.; M.A., Ekpo and Adebayo,B.O. (2008): Evaluation of Soil Health following Application of Fertilizers Using Bacteria and Enzymes as Indicators, Journal of Applied and Environmental Sciences, 4 (2): 67-72.

Elekwa, I. S.C. Okereke and B.O .Ekpo (2008): Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis and Proximate Composition of the Roots and Leaves of Rauwolfia vomitoria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 7 (5). (Galley Proof).

Elekwa, I., S.C. Okereke and B.O.Ekpo (2008): Preliminary Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Investigations of the Stem Bark and Leaves of Psidum guajava L. Journal of Med .Plant Res.3 (1) 45-48.

Ekpo, B.O. and Elekwa, I. (2009): Increased Resistance of Erythrocytes to Hemolysis During Hypoxic Hypoxia: Mechanism and Effect. Res. J. Biol. Sci. 4(3) 268-271.

Ekpo, B. O. and Elekwa, I. (2009): The Fragility Studies of the Main Erythroid Cell Fractions of Rats during Hypoxia Res.J. Biol. Sci.4 (3) 289-292.

Nwaugo V.O.;Chima G.N.; Elekwa,.I. and Onwuchekwa I.S .(2009): Comparative Assessment of Domestic Water Supply Sources In Ishiagu, A Heavy Metal Mining Community in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12 (2) 8473-8486.

Nwaugo,V.O.; Chima G.N.; Elekwa I. and Inyang C.A. (2009): Evaluation of Surface Water Quality In Heavy Metal Mining Area of Ishiagu, South Eastern Nigeria. J.Sci. Engr. Tech., 16 (2) 8781-8794.

Ibe, E.O.; A.C. J. Ezeoke; Emeodi,I.Akubugwo, E.I. Elekwa,.I. Ugonabo M.C.; and Ugbaja,W.C (2009)Electrolyte Profile And Prevalent Cause of Sickle Cell Crises in Enugu, Nigeria. African Journal of Biochemistry Research 3 (11) 370-374.

Uhegbu,F.O.; Elekwa, I.;Iweala,E.E.J. Kanu, I, and Uhegbu, O.C. (2011): Effect of Petroleum Waste Water on new Calabar River and its Sediment in Buguma Rivers State of Nigeria, Global J. of Pure and Applied Sciences 17 (4) 481-485.

Uhegbu,F.O.; Elekwa,I.; Iweala, E.E. J. and Kanu, I. (2011) Cyanide, Nitrate and Nitrite Content of Some Leafy Vegetables and Fruits Commonly Consumed in the South-East of Nigeria: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 10 (12): 1190-1194.

Uhegbu, F.O.; Elekwa, I. And Akubugwo, E. I.; Chinyere, G.C. and Iweala,E. E.J.(2012): Analgesic and Hepatoprotective Activity of Methanolic Leaf Extract of Ocimum gratissumum (L.) Research Journal of Medical Plant 6 (1): 108-115.

Sule, O.J., Elekwa, I. and Ayalogu, E. O. (2012): The Protective of A Wilkensiana Muell Arg on CCl 4-induced hepatotoxicity of Wister rats. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences 14 (14): 1-4.

Sule,O.J., Elekwa, I. and Ayalogu,E.O. (2012): Effect of A Wilkensiana Muell Arg on haematological parameters in waste albino rats. International Journal of Biology and Medical Research 3 (1): 1234-1237.

Sule,O.J., Elekwa,I. and Jotta, P.P.K. (2012) Morphological and Biochemical effect of C.Papaya Linn. On the liver in Wister rats. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences 15 (01): 1-5.

Friday O. Uhegbu, Ifeanyi , Elekwa, I; Emeka Iweala (2011): Cyanide, Nitrate and Nitrite content of some Nigeria Leafy vegetables and Fruits commonly consumed in the South East of Nigeria. Pakistan Journal Nutrition 10 (2) 1190-1194.

Friday O. Uhegbu, Ifeanyi Elekwa, Emeka E.J. Iweale, Ijeoma Kanu and Obinna C. Uhegbu (2011).Effect of Petroleum Waste Water on New Calabar River and its sediments in Buguma, River State of Nigeria.Gblobal J. Pure and Applied Sci. 17(4): 481-485.

Friday O. Ughebu Ifeanyi Elekwa, Emmanuel .I. Akubugwa Godwin C. Chinyere and Emeka E.J.  Iweala (2012): Analgesic and Heapatoproteture activity of methoanolic Leaf extract of Ocimum gratissimum (L).Res. J. Med. Plants 6(1): 108-115.

Okereke, S.C and Elekwa, I (2014): Studies on the in vitro antioxidant activity of Laportea aestuans leaf extract. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) 8 (1): 33-41.

Adindu, Eze A: Elekwa, iheanyichukwu and ogwo, Joseph I.(2006): Phytochemical comparative screening of Aqueous extract of the leaves, stem, bark and root of Hura crepitans(L)  in adrenaline- induced hypertension albino rats. International Journal of technical research and Application 4(1): 185-193

Adindu, Eze A: Elekwa, iheanyichukwu and ogwo, Joseph I.(2006): Phytochemical comparative screening of Aqueous extract of the leaves, stem, bark and root of Hura crepitans(L) Using GC-FID – IOSR journal of biotechnology Res. And Biochemistry 2(1):10-18

Ugbogu, E.A, Okezie, E., Elekwa, I., Uhegbu, F., Akobugwo, E., Chinyere, G.C., Ewuzie, F and Ugorji, C.U. (2016). Toxicological assessment of the aqueous dried leaf extract of senna alata L. in wistar rats. Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 10(34): 709-717

Ikpeazu, O.V., Elekwa, I, Ugbogu, A.E., Arunsi, U.O., Uche Ikonne, C. (2017): Priminary Evaluation of Anti-ucler potential of Aqueous Extract of fermented Unripe Musa Paradisiacal in Wislar Rats: American Journal of Biomedical Research, 5(2) 1723.



Standard (Practical Manual) Umeham, S.N; Oguariri, R.M.; Nduka, F.O. Onwuchukwa, E.C.; Ibeam-Akanu, O.M. and Elekwa, I. (1998) Crystal Publishers, Owerri.

New College Biology (A General Biology Text for University Freshmen) Vol. 1; Umeham, S.N., Nduka, F.O.; Elekwa, I., and Onwuchechwa, E.C. (2004) Whytem Publisher, Nigeria.

New college biology (A General Biology Text for University Freshmen) Vol. 2; Umeham,S. N., Nduka, F. O.; Elekwa, I., and Ezuma, Bob.; Okeke, C.U. and Onwuchekwa, E. C. (2004). Crystal Publishers. Okigwe. Nigeria.



Elekwa, I. (2004): Introduction to Macromolecules. In New College, Vol.1. (Umeham, S.N. et al Ed.)Whytem publishers Nigeria. Pp. 48-63.

Elekwa, I. (2004): Photosynthesis and Respiration. In New college Biology, Vol. 1 (Umuham, S. N. et al Ed.) Whytem Publishers Nigeria. Pp 94- 108.

Elekwa, I. (2004): Introduction to Enzymes. In New College Biology, Vol.2 (Umuham,S.N. et al Ed.) Crystal Publishers, Okigwe Pp 64-73.

Elekwa, I. (2004): Introduction to Metabolism. In New College Biology, Vol.2 (Umuham, S. N. et al Ed.) Crystal Publishers Okigwe Nigeria. PP 74 – 90.

Ibiam, O. F. A. and Elekwa, I. (2001): Production Ecology. In Readings in Ecology (Umeham, S.N. and Onyeagba) pp 165-179.

Elekwa, I. and Umeham, S.N. (2001): Man and Environment. In Readings In Ecology (Umeham, S.N. and Onyeagba, R.A. Ed.) Crystal Publishers Okigwe, Nigeria. Pp 228-248.

Nwachukwu, N.and Elekwa, I. (2001): Conductometry. In Introduction to Laboratory Techniques for the Life Sciences (Onwuchekwa, E.C. and Umeham, S. N. Ed.) Research and Academic Publishers, Okigwe Nigeria. Pp 202-209.




Uhuegbu, F. and Elekwa, I. (2004): Effect of Fermentation Time and Particle Side on Cyanide Content of Garri Flour, 24th Annual Conference of the Nigeria Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Calabar, 2004.

Eregbusi,  J.; Onwere, S. and Elekwa, I. (2007): Prescriptive Growth Monitoring of Pre-School Children from two Major Town in South East Nigeria: Antecedent Factors and Implications in Policy. 34th Annual Conference of Nutrition Society of Nigeria Ekpoma.