Dr. Innocent  Igwilo

Dr. Innocent Igwilo

Senior Lecturer
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra, Nigeria

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Dr. Innocent Igwilo holds a position of Senior Lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. He has completed is Ph.D. in Biochemistry from same University. He is professional member of Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology, Biochemical Research Association of Nigeria (BRAN), Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB), Society for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (SOSEH), member of Moringa Development Association of Nigeria, Unizik, Awka. He has published 3 books, 12 conference papers, and 19 research articles in journals contributed as author/co-author. He was Best WASC Result (Distinction) in the school, and Bestowed University scholar by the University of Ilorin authority for academic excellence.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
Protein Chemistry
Medicinal Plants

Selected Publications

  1. Ugochukwu, G.C., H.A. Ogbunugafor, C.S. Adindu, I.O. Igwilo and C.E. Onwubiko, 2016. Toxicological studies on the ethanol extract of Moringa oleifera seeds. IOSR J. Pharm. Biol. Sci., 11: 74-77.
  2. Ikeogu, C.F., C.I. Nsofor, I.O. Igwilo and A.A. Ngene, 2016. Haematological and serological responses of clarias gariepinus to sublethal concentrations of lead nitrate. J. Pharm. Sci. Bioscientific Res., 6: 442-446.
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  3. Igwilo,S.N., C.C. Onwurah and I.O. Igwilo, 2016. Eradicating malnutrition among pregnant women in Awka south local government area of Anambra state through awareness and utilization of Moringa oleifera: A nutritional supplement. Int. J. Educ. Sci. Public Policy Africa, 6: 1-12.
  4. Amaefule, K.I., I.O. Igwilo, S.C. Udedi, E. Obi and S.N. Igwilo, 2015. The effect of ethanolic extract of Cassia fistula leaves on triton x100 induced hyperlipidemic male albino rats. Acad. Res. J. Agric. Sci. Res., 3: 173-177.
  5. Udedi, S.C., O.N. Ani, B.N. Anajekwu, C.J. Ononamadu and I.O. Igwilo et al., 2014. Nutritional composition and antioxidant activity of African Walnut, Tetracarpidium conophorum. J. Applied Biochem. Photon, 107: 170-180.
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  6. Nsofor, C.I., I.O. Igwilo, O.O. Ikpeze, C.F. Ikeogu, F.O. Umeoguagu and C.J. Okonkwo, 2014. Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in shellfish Macrobrachium rosenbergi in Niger River at Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. Int. J. Agric. Biosci., 3: 38-40.
  7. Markus, V., M.S. Abdulsalami, M. Mustapha, I. Igwilo and Gnimintakpa, 2014. Extractability of Thevetia peruviana glycoside using various organic solvents. J. Biol. Agric. Healthcare, 4: 143-147.
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  8. Igwilo, I.O., F.C. Ezeonu, J.O. Ezekwesili-Ofili, S.N. Igwilo, C.I. Nsofor, M.S. Abdulsalami and E. Obi, 2014. Anti-nutritional factors in the roots of a local cultivar of Moringa oleifera (Lam). Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 17: 114-117.
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  9. Udedi, S.C., O.N. Ani, B.N. Anajekwu, I.O. Igwilo, C.J. Ononamadu, C.S. Adindu and U.M. Okafor, 2013. Comparative proximate analyses of raw and cooked Tetracarpidium conophorum (African walnut) found in Awka, Anambra state, Nigeria. Bioscientist, 1: 114-118.
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  10. Udedi, S.C., E.E. David, I.O. Igwilo, K.E. Ekwealor and M.O. Enemali et al., 2013. Antidiarrhoeal activity of cashew (Anacardium occidentale) leaf extract enriched with zinc in wistar albino rats. Sky J. Biochem. Res., 2: 37-41.
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  11. Okafor, C.S., I.O. Igwilo and C.I. Amoke, 2013. Assessment of the quality of fresh fish sold in Awka Metropolis, Anambra State, Nigeria. Bioscientist, 1: 86-88.
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  12. Ogbunugafor, H.A., M.N. Igwo-Ezikpe, I.O. Igwilo, T. Salisu and C.N. Ezekwesili, 2013. Cajanus cajan: Potentials as functional food. Bioscientist, 1: 119-126.
  13. Ikeogu, C.F., C.I. Nsofor and I.O. Igwilo, 2013. Toxicity of lead nitrate and crude oil on the growth of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus. Int. J. Agric. Biosci., 2: 337-339.
  14. Igwilo, I.O., T.J. Ogoke, S.N. Igwilo, S.C. Udedi, M.S. Abdulsalami and C.S. Okafor, 2013. The effect of de-fatted Moringa Oleifera seed powder on growth rate and some biochemical parameters of albino rats. Bioscientist, 1: 28-31.
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  15. Igwilo, I.O., T.J. Ogoke, D.O. Ogbu, S.N. Igwilo, E. Obi and M.S. Abdulsalami, 2013. Effect of soaked Moringa oleifera seeds on growth rates and the levels of some biochemical parameters in albino rats. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 16: 48-50.
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  16. Enemchukwu, B.N., K.I. Ubaoji, I.O. Igwilo and S.C. Udedi, 2013. Effects of temperature, pH and substrate concentration on the kinetics of salivary alpha-amylase activity among cigarette smokers in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Bioscientist, 1: 108-113.
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  17. Ogbunugafor, H., M. Igwo-Ezikpe, I. Igwilo, N. Ozumba and S. Adenekan et al., 2012. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of antioxidant properties of Moringa oleifera ethanolic leaves extract and effect on serum lipid indices in rat. Macedonian J. Med. Sci., 5: 397-403.
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  18. Nsofor, C.I., I.O. Igwilo, F.E. Avwemoya and C.S. Adindu, 2012. The effects of feeds formulated with Moringa oleifera leaves in the growth of the African Catfish, Clarias gariepinus. Res. Rev. Biosci., 6: 121-126.
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  19. Okafor, C.S., I.O. Igwilo, C.A. Oparaji, U.F. Umeoguaju and V.H.A. Enemor, 2011. Effects of gas flaring on the environment, using the Niger delta area of Nigeria as a case study. Environ. Sci. Indian J., 6: 209-211.
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  20. Ogbunugafor, H.A., F.U. Eneh, A.N. Ozumba, M.N. Igwo-Ezikpe and J. Okpuzor et al., 2011. Physico-chemical and antioxidant properties of Moringa oleifera seed oil. Pak. J. Nutr., 10: 409-414.
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  21. Igwilo, I.O., F.C. Ezeonu, S.U. Udedi and N.A. Ozumba, 2011. Comparative studies on the amino acid content of different parts of Moringa oleifera plant found in Awka, South-East, Nigeria. Biochem. Indian J., 5: 124-127.
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  22. Igwilo, I.O., F.C. Ezeonu, S.C. Udedi, K.I. Ubaoji, N.A. Ozumba and H.A. Ogbunugafor, 2011. Nutrient composition and anti-nutritional factors in a local cultivar of Moringa oleifera (Lam) flowers. Nat. Prod. Indian J., 7: 86-90.
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  23. Igwilo, I.O., F.C. Ezeonu, S.C. Udedi, C.I. Nsofor and C.S. Okafor, 2011. The anti-nutritional factors in the stems of a local cultivar of Moringa oleifera (Lam). Biochem.: Indian J., 5: 249-252.
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  24. Igwilo, I.O., F.C. Ezeonu, S.C. Udedi and N.A. Ozumba, 2011. Comparative studies on the amino acid content of the different parts of Moringa oleifera found in Awka, South-East, Nigeria. Biochem.: Indian J., 5: 124-127.
  25. Igwilo, I.O., F.C. Ezeonu, N.A. Ozumba, J.O. Nebedum and M.S. Abdulsalami, 2011. The nutritional value of a local cultivar of Moringa oleifera leaves and its dietary evaluation in wistar albino rats. Nat. Prod. Indian J., 7: 61-65.
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  26. Enemchukwu, B.N., J.K. Emeh, K.I. Ubaoji and I.O. Igwilo, 2011. Salivary alpha-amylase activity among cigarette smokers in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Biochem.: Indian J., 5: 306-309.
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  27. Igwilo, I.O., F.C. Ezeonu, S.C. Udedi, C.J. Okonkwo and N.A. Ozumba, 2010. Nutrient composition, protein quality and anti-nutritional factors in the seeds of Moringa oleifera grown in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. Nat. Prod. Indian J., 6: 167-171.
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  28. Abdulsalami, M.S., B. Orukotan and I.O. Igwilo, 2010. Comparative study on the proximate and mineral compositions of the African giant land snail (Archachatina marginata) collected from three geographical regions of Nigeria. Int. J. Biol. Sci., 2: 11-13.
  29. Ozumba, N.A., E.A. Nwobi, C.I. Ndiokwelu, D.N. Aribodor, I.O. Igwilo and E.O. Uzoechina, 2009. Moringa oleifera: A review in medical pharmacopoeia. Int. J. Pharm. Sci., 1: 73-83.
  30. Igwilo, I.O., N.M. Afoemezie, M. Abdulsalami and V.H.A. Enemor, 2008. The physicochemical characteristics of cistern water samples in Ichida town, Anambra state, Nigeria. Int. J. Nat. Applied Sci., 4: 181-183.
  31. Igwilo, I.P., O.B. Oloyede and V.H. Enemor, 2007. Nutrient composition and the effect of processing on Canavalia ensiforms seed. Int. J. Trop. Agric. Food Syst., 1: 48-51.
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  32. Igwilo, I.O., O.B. Oloyede and E. Obi, 2007. Effect of simple cook and defatten processing method on the protein quality of jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis) Seeds. Int. J. Agric. Food syst., 1: 87-91.
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  33. Igwilo, I.O. and A.W. Verla, 2007. Writing a Research. Kriscona Press, Owerri, pp: 1-28.
  34. Enemor, V.H., A.C. Nwabuzor and I.O. Igwilo, 2007. Physicochemical characteristics of boreholes water samples from a tertiary institution in Elele, Nigeria. Int. J. Nat. Applied Sci., 3: 107-110.
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  35. Orisakwe, O.E., I.O. Igwilo, J.O. Afonne, J.U. Maduabuchi and J.C. Nduka, 2006. Heavy metal hazards of sachet water in Nigeria. J. Arch. Environ. Occup. Health, 61: 209 -213.
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  36. Igwilo, I.O., J.O. Afonne, U.J. Maduabuchi and O.E. Orisakwe, 2006. Toxicological study of the Anam River in Otuocha, Anambra State, Nigeria. J. Arch. Environ. Occup. Health, 61: 205-208.
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  37. Verla, A.W., E.N. Ikeduba, O.S. Ayandele and I.O. Igwilo, 2004. Contemporary Issues in History and Philosophy of Science. Ifevic Publishers, Onitsha, pp: 1-197.