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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Thanking God for 2013

As we concluded, to the glory of God, the 100 days fast at the Redeemed Christian Church of God  some couple of days ago, it dawned on me that the first quarter of year 2013 had gone. But then, flashing back to 2013, i cannot help but ponder on the mercy of God showered on me and my family in that great year.In summary, the last three months were awesome.First was was my appointment as Coordinator of Christian Religious Studies in mid October at Redeemer's University, Nigeria where i teach in the Department of English. Before the end of that same month, i was already found appointable for the position of Senior Lecture in the Department of English, after a rigorous interview session. .The testimonies had just started.  Though, as at October 10, i had not applied for any visa, not to talk of travelling to the U S, however on November 3, i jetted out of the country with Professor Ademola Dasylva of the University of Ibadan and Dr. Dairo of Olabisi Onabanjo University for a conference in Atlanta Georgia. My two weeks stay in the US afforded me the opportunity to visit three additional States. Back home, we entered the season of celebrating God in the life of my best friend, lover and wife who turned 40 on November 22. Thank God for 2013. Trusting him for greater moments in 2014.