Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Dynamic Force of April 2015.

The month, April, came with a pack of landmark testimonies. It started with Sharon Ighile's appointment as Ag. Head, Central Branding Unit, Global Office, CGMI. Then came my research exploits on Re-inventing Oral Narrative Cuiture in Nigeria.  My appointment as Governing Board Member, Above Only Press is another breakthrough. And then came April 30, Majesty's birthday co-inciding with the successful Ph.D defense date of a twin brother in the Lord, a ministry partner and close friend, Dr. Stephen Dauda. Glory, Glory be to God for every testimony shared.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Leading and Speaking

I practise and teach mentoring, leadership, public speaking, publishing and media relations.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Life of an Ag. Director, Academic Planning, Benson Idahosa University.

From the middle of January 2015, when i assumed the position of Ag. Director, Academic Planning, Benson Idahosa University, Benin- City, my experience of University administration has taken a more robust outlook. As Ag. University Orator and Coordinator of the Department of Christian Religious Studies, Redeemer's University, i had thought that i was at the steam of  tertiary leadership. How economical i was with reality!
From the weekly management meetings and unit meetings to the several committee meetings that have to be chaired and planned for, it is a whole phase altogether. And then, the perculiarity of the Academic planning unit as the regulatory arm of the University.
I bless God for His grace, strength, wisdom and understanding released for us to maximize  to his glory.

Friday, March 13, 2015

From the West to the South- South

I bless God for the gift of life and the blessings associated with the reality of dreams. When i picked my few belongings in mid- August 1987, to commence a degree programme in the Department of English, University of Ibadan, little did i know that i was starting a 28 year journey to the West.
From the University of Ibadan to Skech Press Limited. From Sketch to Livingspring Chapel, and from the Spring to Redeemer' s University. And then, 28 years got swallowed up in the belly of time!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Three Weeks of Loaded Testimonies

From April 30 to May 20, 2014, it was miracle galore in the Aiyowie-Ighile family. Majesty celebrated his birthday on April 30. Boy, it was awesome. Then came May 10, the Strategic Leadership Summit day! God used Pastor E A Odeyemi, Dr. Dare Ajayi and Mr. Tominiyi Oni to articulate insights on the Eagle Leadership and What Executives look out for in people. May 20, Power Osaretin blessed God for adding another year to his life. Thank you Jesus!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Steady Growth of Nigerian Oral Literature Association

It was in July 2010 in Mombasa, Kenya, that a few of us, Nigerians, attending the conference of the International Society for Oral Literatures in Africa (ISOLA)  started to brainstorm about the Nigerian Oral Literature Association. We were encouraged and challenged by what the Kenyan Oral Literature Association was doing. At the strategic meeting to discuss the life of NOLA in far-away Kenya, the voices of G.G.Darah, Okey Okwechime, Mark Osamagbe Ighile, Leticia Nyitse and Nereus Tadi were loud and distinct. Thank God for the successful 2010 and 2013 conferences of NOLA. Thank God for the NOLA Journal.

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