Dr. Abel Ugba


Abel Ugba is a senior journalism lecturer in the School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of East London. His professional qualifications include an MA in journalism (Dublin City University, Ireland) and a PhD in sociology (Trinity College Dublin).

His journalism career began in mid-western Nigeria in the 1980s when he worked as a staff reporter with The Observer. Since then he has worked as a sub-editor for and contributor to newspapers in Nigeria, Germany and Ireland. Dr. Ugba was a co-publisher and the pioneering editor of Metro Eireann and an online journalist with Ireland.com. His teaching and research interests cover immigrant media and religious practices, new media and religion and media and international development.


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