Dr. Dike Henry Ogbuagu

Dr. Dike Henry Ogbuagu


BSc., MSc., PhD
Email: dike.ogbuagu@futo.edu.ng


Dike Henry Ogbuagu, a Biologist, Ecologist, Lecturer, Consultant, and Researcher previously taught in the Department of Environmental Technology, and currently teaches with the Department of Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Academic Qualification

·         B.Sc. Zoology (1997)

·         M.Sc. Ecology & Environmental Biology (1999)

·         Ph.D. Hydrobiology (2014)


  • Best Graduating Student, Department of Zoology, University of Uyo (1996/97 Academic Session)



  • ·         Member, zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN)

    ·         Member, Nigerian Environmental Society (NES)

    ·         Member, International Research & Development Network, Nigeria

    ·         Member, International Society for Development & Sustainability (ISDS), Japan

·         Oct.2018-Date                 Senior Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

·         Oct.2015-Sept. 2018        Lecturer I, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

·         Oct.2012-Sept. 2015        Lecturer II, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

·         2009-Sept. 2012                Assistant Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,Nigeria

·         June 2007-Aug 2008        HSE Certification Manager, Nobsams Nigeria Ltd, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

·         Jan-May 2007                     Site Supervisor, Nobsams (Nigeria) Limited, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

·         Jan.-Dec 2006                    Research Assistant, The Shell Professor of Environmental Studies,           Institute of Pollution Studies, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

·         Nov. 1999-Dec. 2003       Site Supervisor, Nobsams (Nig) Limited, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

·         1997-1998                          Teacher, National Youth Service Corps, Nigeria

Research Interest

Ecology and Ecotoxicology


Mgbemena, IC; Opara, FN; Ukaoma, A; Ofodu, C; Njoku, I. and Ogbuagu, DH.2010. Prophylactic potential of lemon grass and Neem as antimalarial agents. Journal of American Science, 6(8): 503-507.

Ogbuagu, DH; Chukwuocha, NAC; Okoli, CG and Njoku-Tony, RF. 2011. Physicochemical gradients and in situ yields in pelagial primary production of the middle reaches of Imo River in Etche, southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment (JENE), 3(2): 47-53.

Victor, S; Chukwuocha, NB AC and Ogbuagu, DH.2011. Trace metals availability in soils of watershed in relation to land use in Owerri, southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Science & Sustainability (JSS), 3: 3-12.

Ogbuagu, DH; Njoku, JD and Ayoade, AA. 2011. Trends in macrobenthal biotypes of Imo River in a Nigerian Delta region. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES), 1(4): 22-28.

Ogbuagu, DH and Ayoade, AA. 2011. Estimation of primary production along gradients of the middle course of Imo River in Etche, Nigeria. International Journal of Biosciences (IJB), 1(4): 68-73.

Ogbuagu, DH; Ayoade, AA and Chukwuocha, NB AC. 2011. Spatial dynamics in physicochemistry and bacterio- and myco-plankton assemblages of Imo River in a Niger Delta community in Nigeria. African Journal of Microbiology Research (AJMR), 5(8): 872-887.

Okoli, CG; Ogbuagu, DH; Gilbert, CL; Madu, S. and Njoku-Tony, RF. 2011. Proximal input of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in groundwater sources of Okrika Mainland, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP), 2(6): 848-854.

Ogbuagu, DH; Okoli, CG; Emereibeole, EI; Anyanwu, IC; Onuoha, O; Ubah, NO; Ndugbu, CO; Okoroama, ON; Okafor, A; Ewa, E; Ossai, R. and Ukah, F. 2011. Trace metals accumulation in biofilms of the upper and middle reaches of Otamiri River in Owerri, Nigeria. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES), 1(3): 19-26.

Ogbuagu, DH; Okoli, CG; Gilbert, CL and Madu, S. 2011. Determination of the contamination of groundwater sources of Okrika Mainland with polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). British Journal of Environment and Climate Change (BJECC), 1(3): 90-102.

Ihejirika, CE; Ogbulie, JN; Ihejirika, OC; Akobundu, C; Ogbuagu, DH; Majeha, OK and Ujowundu, CO. 2011. Effects of aluminium extrusion effluents on the physicochemical and microbiological dynamics of Iyi-Mbaa stream, Imo State. International Journal of Pure and Applied Science, 4(2): 100-107.

AC-Chukwuocha, NB; Ogbuagu, DH and Okoro, VO. 2011. A comparative analysis of emissions of methane from livestock farms in Enugu, Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 11(1), Issue 10: 908-912.

Ogbuagu, DH and Ayoade, AA. 2012. Spatial fluctuations in zooplankton biotypes of the Imo River in a Niger Delta area of Nigeria. International Journal of Ecosystem, 2(4): 54-60.

Ogbuagu, DH and Ayoade, AA. 2012. Presence and levels of common polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in staple foods of Nigerians. Food and Public Health, 2(1): 50-54.

Ogbuagu, DH and Ayoade, AA. 2012. An application of multivariate techniques in plankton study of a freshwater body in the Niger Delta. Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 2(2): 40-49.

Ogbuagu, DH; Njoku, JD; Uzoije, AP; Nwachukwu, JI and Ebe, TE. 2012. Correlates in groundwater quality parameters and textural classes of soils in a peri-industrial District of the Nigerian Delta region. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 2(3): 40-51.

Ogbuagu, DH and Ayoade, AA. 2012. Phytoplankton assemblage along gradients of the Imo River in Etche Local Government Area, Nigeria. Annals of Biological Research, 3(4): 1852-1862.

Ogbuagu, DH; Ayoade, AA and Okoli, CG. 2012. Seasonal variations in physicochemical regime, bacterioplankton and mycoplankton of Imo River in Etche, Nigeria. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research, 2(2): 289-297.

Ogbuagu, DH and Ayoade, AA. 2012. Seasonal dynamics in plankton abundance and diversity of a freshwater body in Etche, Nigeria. Environment and Natural Resources Research (ENRR), 2(2): 48-59.

Ogbuagu, DH; Okoli, CG and Agbonikhena, NA. 2013. Seaport-associated pollutions in Ogu Waterway near Port Harcourt. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal,24(4): 512-525.

Ogbuagu, DH and Okoli, CG. 2013. What influence does removal of riparian vegetation have on primary productivity of a river. Central European Journal of Experimental Biology, 2(2): 5-12.

Ogbuagu DH. 2013. In situ yields in primary productivity of sand mine ponds of the Otamiri River in a southeastern city of Nigeria. Scientific Journal of Environmental Science (SJES), 2(4): 84-92.

Ogbuagu, DH and Ogbonna KN. 2013. Contributions to the environment of priority polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons from the Coal camp Mechanic Village (CCMV) in Enugu, Nigeria. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences (RJPBCS), 4(4): 1306-1318.

Ogbuagu, DH; Chima, JI and Balogun, BA. 2013. Aspects of soil quality studies impacted by waste dumpsite in a commercial city of Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Environmental Studies Research, 1(4): 55-68.

Ogbuagu DH and Samuel CB. 2014. Accumulation and recovery capacity of heavy metals in sand mine ponds of the Otamiri River in Owerri, Nigeria. Revista Ambiente and Agua- An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science, 9(1): 46-54.

Ogbuagu, DH and Dinney, DE. 2014. Attenuation of heavy metals in sediments of the Bonny Estuary, Nigeria: the role of oxygen. Journal of Advances in Chemistry, 9(1); 1810-1821.

Ogbuagu, DH and Iwuchukwu, EI. 2014. Evaluation of the Toxicity of three hair Shampoos on the Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fingerlings. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2(3): 86-89.

Ogbuagu, DH; Adebayo, ET and Iwuchukwu, EI. 2014. The role of oxygen in degradationof Hydrocarbons in sediments of an Estuary in Nigeria. Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science, 3(4): 45-50.

Ogbuagu, DH; Adebayo, ET; Ayoade, AA; Ugwu, OB and Mba, DO. 2015. Lead accumulation in and its haematological effects on African catfish Clarias gariepinus. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 40(2): 201-204.

Ogbuagu, DH and Oritsematosan, EJ. 2016. Inductions of CaC2 on sperm morphology and viability of the albino mice (Mus musculus). International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering, 10(4): 182-186.

Esinulo, AC and Ogbuagu, DH. 2016. Quality Assessment of Selected Public Swimming Pools in Owerri Metropolis, Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Environmental Studies Research, 4(1):28-34.

Ogbuagu, DH; Esinulo, AC and Job, SE. 2016. Evaluation of treatment efficiency of drilling waste with Thermal Desorption Technique. International Journal in IT and Engineering, 4(4): 39-45.

Esinulo, AC; Kelle, IA and Ogbuagu, DH. 2016. Bioaccumulation of Zn in muscle and brain tissues of the African Catfish—Clarias gariepinus. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 4: 12-20.

Ogbuagu, DH; Ujowundu, CO and  Izunobi, LC. 2016. Calcium carbide-induced haematological alterations  in the albino mice- Mus musculus. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, 10(10 Ver. I): 100-104.

Nwaogu, C., Ogbuagu, DH, Abrakasa, S., Olawoyin, M.A. and Pavlu, V. 2017. Assessment of the impacts of municipal solid waste dumps on soils and plants. Chemistry and Ecology, 33(7): 589-606.

Ujowundu, CO; Koloseke, DM;Uba, NO; Achilike, JJ; Ogbuagu, DH and Ubuoh, EA. 2017. Ecotoxicological impact of sub-lethal concentrations of glyphosate–based herbicide on juvenile Clarias gariepinus. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 22(11): 1-14.

 Ujowundu, C.O; Igwe, C.U; Alisi, C.S; Nwaogu, L.A; Ogbuagu, D.H and Onwuliri, V.A. 2017.

        Detoxification potentials of an alcoholic bitter on carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative     damage in wistar albino rats. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 11(31): 368-376.

Ogbuagu, DH; Nwachukwu, IN; Nwazuluahu, AC; Kalakiya, NP. 2017. Haematological and hepatotoxic inductions of a geophagic substance (Calabash chalk) on the albino rat (Rattus norvegicus). Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Public Health, 2: 14-26.

Ogbuagu, DH; Ogoke, FC; Mbuka-Nwosu, IE. 2018. Nutrient fluxes in polluted sediments of the

        Bonny estuary in Nigeria: An assessment of the role of oxygen. American Journal of        Environment and Sustainable Development, 3(2): 13-19.

Ogbuagu, DH; Nwachukwu, IN; Ejike, O.J. 2018. Application of biofilms in removal of heavy metals       from wastewater in static condition. Biotechnologia Acta, 11(3): 47-55.

Njoku Tony, RF; Ogbuagu, DH; Ebe, TE; Ezike, MN; Egbuawa, IO; Amaku, GE; Ezikeudu, EC; Ogboji, KN. 2018. Investigation of the physico-chemical parameters and plankton biotopes of the Nta Wogba Creek, Diobu, Port Harcourt. Journal of Water Resources and Ocean Science, 7(3): 20-27.

Njoku Tony, RF; Ogbuagu, DH; Ihejirika, CE; Nwoko, CO; Amaku, GE; Azoro, VA; Ukaegbu, K; Ezikeudo, EC; Edafienene, EO. 2018. Impact of abattoir waste on the water quality of Amilimocha River, Asaba, Delta State. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Research, 6(1): 25-35.

Ogbuagu, DH; Nwahiri, UO; Osuebi, EC; Mbuka-Nwosu, IE; Onwuagba, CG. 2019. Investigating temperature and nutrients as drivers of primary productivity in aquatic environment. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 7(7): 92-107.

Nwachukwu, IN; Amadi, ES; Ogwo, UC; Umeh, SI; Opurum, CC; Chinakwe, EC; Nwaogwugu, NU; Ochiagha, IE; Ogbuagu, DH; and Ujowundu, FN. 2019. Molecular Screening of Fungal Isolates of Palm Oil from South Eastern Nigeria for Aflatoxin and Ochratoxin Biosynthetic Genes Using Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (mPCR). Microbiology Research Journal International, 28(5): 1-9.

Nwachukwu, IN; Amadi, ES; Umeh, SI; Opurum, CC; Ogueke, CC; Ogwo, UC; Eze, IO; Chinakwe, EC; and Ogbuagu, DH. 2019. Microbial and Physicochemical Qualities of Edible Palm Oil Sold in Major Markets of South-Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology,

         5(6): 117-125.

Ogbuagu, DH; Idewele, MO; Nzekwue, KP. 2019. Bioaccumulation of Persistent Environmental Pollutants (PEPs) in the Mud Catfishes (Clarias gariepinus and Heterobranchus longifilis) from the Ogu Creek, Rivers State, Nigeria. International Journal of Marine Science, 9(7): 54-65.

Ujowundu, CO; Anaba, PI; Ulinasombu, NB; Ujowundu, FN; Igwe, KO; Ogbuagu, DH. 2020. Attenuation of Paraquat-induced nephrotoxicity and dysfunction in male Wistar albino rats. Innov. Biosyst. Bioeng., 4(1): 26-35.

Balogun, BA; Nkwocha, E; Balogun, TO; Ogbuagu, DH; Ibegbule, IL. 2020. Proximate Analysis and Bio-Digestion of Cattle Abdominal Waste for the Production of Organic Fertilizer. European Journal of Environment and Earth Sciences, 1(6): 1-6.