Prof. OBIORA CHIKA SMART.

Department: Geology
Faculty: Physical Sciences
Designation : Professor
Email: smart.obiora@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +2348035333178


Publications (Articles and Journals):

OBIORA, S. C., CHUKWU, A., TOTEU, S.F., AND DAVIES, T. C., 2015. Assesment of Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils Around Lead(Pb)- Zinc(Zn) Mining Areas in Enyigba, Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Geological Society, India (In press).

CHUKWU, A. and OBIORA, S. C., 2014. Whole-rock geochemistry of basic and intermediate intrusive rocks in the Ishiagu area: further evidence of anorogenic setting of the Lower Benue rift, southeastern Nigeria. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 23, 427- 443.

CHIBUIKE, G. U. AND OBIORA, S. C., 2014. Heavy Metal Polluted Soils: Effects on Plants and Bioremediation Methods, Applied and Environmental Soil Science, 2014: Article ID 752708, 12 pages, doi: 10.1155/2014/752708.

CHIBUIKE, G.U. and OBIORA, S. C., 2013. Bioremediation of hydrocarbon- polluted soils for improved crop performance. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4, No. 3, 223 – 239.

OBIORA, S. C., 2012. Chemical characterization and Tectonic Evolution of Hornblende-Biotite Granitoids From The Precambrian Basement Complex Around Tyowanye and Katsina-ala, Southeastern, Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology, Vol. 48(1), pp.13 - 29.

OBIORA, S. C. and CHARAN, S. N., 2011a. Tectonomagmatic origin of some volcanic and sub-volcanic rocks from the Lower Benue rift, Nigeria. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, Volume 30, Number 4, pp. 507-522.

UGWUONAH, E. N. AND OBIORA, S. C., 2011. Geothermometrc and Geobarometric signatures of Metamorphism in the Precambrian Basement Complex rocks around Keffi, Northcentral Nigeria. Ghana Journal of Science. Vol 51, 73 - 87.

OBIORA, S. C. and CHARAN, S. N., 2011b. Geochemistry of regionally metamorphosed sedimentary rocks from the Lower Benue rift: implications for provenance and tectonic setting of the Benue rift sedimentary suite. South African Journal of Geology, Volume 114 (1), 41-56.

OBIORA, S. C. and Ukaegbu, V. U., 2010. Preliminary investigation of the petrogenesis and geotectonic setting of the Precambrian Basement Complex rocks around northcentral Nigeria using trace- and rare-earth elements geochemistry. Journal of Mining and Geology, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 127 – 137.

OBIORA, S. C. and CHARAN, S. N., 2010. Geochemical constraints on the origin of some intrusive igneous rocks from the Lower Benue rift, Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 58, 197 – 210.

OBIORA, S. C. and Charan, S. N. 2009. Petrological and geochemical evidence for within-plate tectonic origin of some igneous rocks from the Lower Benue rift. Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73.13S: A961.

OBIORA, S. C. and UKAEGBU, V. U., 2009. Petrology and Geochemical Characteristics of Granitic Precambrian Basement Complex Rocks in the southernmost part of north-central Nigeria. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, Vol. 28, No. 4, 377- 385.

OBIORA, S. C. and AKINYEDE, J. O., 2007. Relevance of Geologic Information in the Production of Soil Maps. Nigerian Journal of Space Research, 4, 49-60. OBIORA, S.C., 2006. Petrology and Geotectonic Setting of the Basement Complex Rocks Around Ogoja, southeastern Nigeria. Ghana Journal of Science, Vol. 46, 13 - 25.

OBIORA, S.C., 2005. Mineralogical Compositions and Metamorphic Intensities of Contact Aureoles of Igneous Intrusives from the Lower Benue Rift. Africa Geoscience Review, Vol. 12, Nos. 1 and 2,37-48.

OBIORA, S.C. AND UMEJI, A.C., 2005. Petrography of Some Altered Intrusive Rocks from the Lower Benue Rift. Journal of Mining and Geology, Vol. 41, No. 1, 1-8.

OBIORA, S.C. AND UMEJI, A.C., 2004. Petrographic Evidence for Regional Burial Metamorphism of the Sedimentary Rocks in the Lower Benue Rift. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 38, No. 3, 269 – 277.

OBIORA, S.C. AND UMEJI, A.C., 1995. Alkaline Intrusive Rocks West of Anyim River, Southeastern Benue Trough. J. Min. Geol., 31 (1), 9 – 19.

(b)Books

OBIORA, S. C. 2005. Field Descriptions of Hard rocks (With Examples from the Nigerian Basement Complex). Prefaced by O. L.Anike. SNAAP Press Ltd., Enugu, Nigeria, 55p.

(c)Chapter in a book

OBIORA, S. C. 2009. Field Measurements in Descriptions of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks. In Lambert- Aikhionbare, D. O. and Olayinka, A. I. (eds.). Proceedings of Field Mapping Standardization Workshop. Ibadan University Press, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, p. 105 – 125.




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