Amongst several other things, the company is actively involved in the production of academic, career, motivational and self help books which cut across religious and secular boundaries as well as gender and demographic boundaries. e.g Journals, Academic Textbooks, Faculty Prospectus, Novels, Religious Texts, Company Diaries, Calendars, brochures, event programmes, souvenirs branding, etc.
The present work on PRIESTLY MINISTRY AND RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF CREATION: Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Fr. Egbe Peter Abumhenre edited by Agatha A. Ikhumetse and Peter O. Isesele, is excellent and well-conceived as it touches the heart of God and reminds humanity of the awesomeness of God embodied in creation. Priestly Ministry, therefore, demonstrates man’s response to divine call whose overall intention is the salvation of mankind and the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
This foreword, therefore, has pointed to the harvest of souls through impressive and committed priestly ministry. It contains a collection of perceptions crystallized as sincere contributions by various authors which will serve future generations intellectual, religious, and social dimensions. The foreword invites persons from all endeavours to imbibe productive ideas, widespread and intelligent imaginations put forward by competent and renowned authors in various specialties. It is quite rewarding and interesting.
Prof. Udeme Joshua Josiah IJAH
Department of Microbiology,
Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
Agatha A. IKHUMETSE, is a Doctoral research student in Environmental Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. Her research is devoted to environmental and energy-related applications, which spans various areas, such as Pollution, Bioremediation, Nanobioremediation, Microbial ecology, Molecular biology, and Public health. Agatha is a member of the Laudato Si Movement; focused on care for the natural environment and all people, as well as broader questions of the relationship between God, humans, and the Earth.
Peter O. ISESELE is a Doctoral Candidate in Nutritional Oncology at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research interest includes nutrition, cancer, and lipids. He is currently the Lead Educational Consultant at GradNext Consulting, Canada.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The book discusses language, linguistics and language pedagogy, teaching techniques, computers and ICT in language pedagogies, text development, lesson planning, tools for classroom presentation, techniques in distance learning and the use of internet platforms. It also discusses Standard English, New Englishes, socio- and psycho-linguistics, pronunciation and phonology, grammar, morphology and syntax, language planning and standardisation, among others.
This handy book is a companion to language students, teachers, trainee teachers, as well as students of linguistics. It is particularly important to EFL and ESL in TESOL/IELT programmes, and Communication in English, among others, which aim to impart English language skills to speakers of other languages. It is a comprehensive text within this broad confluence area, interfacing education, language, communication and linguistics, and deals with tools common to this interface; but it is not about pedagogical theories, except for its bias to Task-Based Communicative pedagogies and Learner Autonomy. Eclecticism on the teachers’ part is enjoined.
In dealing with fundamental concepts, the book adopts every-day language, to demystify the technical terms (especially) of linguistics. Accordingly, materials basic to understanding linguistics, language, grammar, pedagogy, theories of language teaching and learning are provided, to guide the practical aspects of teaching, including the requirements to engage in teaching practice, teaching supervision, constructing syllabi, test materials and testing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author is a Professor of Linguistics and English language, and the Head/Chair of Linguistics Studies, University of Benin. He holds a PhD in English Linguistics from the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, and researches on English and African Linguistics, Phonology and Sociolinguistics, which impact language pedagogy. He has lectured across cultures in Europe and Africa, including the University of Augsburg, Germany, and the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is also a professional teacher, and teacher trainer, committed to TESOL programmes and text development, and the founding Editor, Coaxial Journal of Linguistics Studies and Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Phonetics and Phonology.
The Uzama do not make kings for Benin people. The kings are made by the Almighty God from the big home above. But they are crowned by the Uzama as they emerge with the authority of the Benin Law of primogeniture.
The Book is a narrative of the circumstances of the appearances of the monarchs of the kingdom of Benin through the Ogiso and the Ọba dynasties, and the processes of their crowning.
The book is indeed a resource material for all lovers of history, particularly those interested in Benin history and culture, as they concern the monarchs and the Uzama.
Chief Sam O. U. Igbe, MON, D. Litt (Honoris Causa), is a retired Commissioner of Police, a Nigerian Colonial Era Civil Servant, and a trained Colonial School Teacher. A social purist and critic, he is a committed sports enthusiast. He is a canny and passionate writer.
His other published works are:
Realities of Nigerian Education
From Birth to Death: A Benin Cultural Voyage.
Random Thoughts: A guide Through Labyrinths of Societal maze.
The Nigeria of our Dream.
He is the Benin Traditional Prime Minister, the Iyase of Benin Kingdom.
YOU ARE GOD’S MASTERPIECE is an inspiring exposé of the believer’s true identity in Christ as God originally intended. It delicately exposes God’s unconditional love for man in creating man in His image and likeness.
The book shows the Master Potter creating man as a masterpiece meant for the display of His glory. The book will debunk the lies of the enemy that keeps the believer in Christ living less than their God ordained purposes.
This book which has God’s creative ability to transform lives, will create a renewed consciousness in the believer of who the believer in Christ truly is as God’s masterpiece, God’s purpose for creating this masterpiece and how to live victoriously in this world as God’s Masterpiece.
God is THE MASTER. You are His Masterpiece.
ADAOHA IJEOMA DIAI is an ardent lover of God, the Word and is committed to kingdom service. She is sold out to the dissemination and the publishing of the truth of God’s Word and the testimony of God, to set people free from the bondage of ignorance.
A vibrant and prolific teacher of God’s Word, writer of Christian based articles and seminar speaker. She coordinates the Bible study department at her Church (Celebration Centre, CGMI, Abuja Bishopric Headquarters).
She is an anointed Minister of God, ordained in the Ministry of the Archbishops’ Benson and Margaret Idahosa of the Church of God Mission Intl.
She is happily married to Charles and they are blessed with two awesome children, Kidochukwu and Adachi and three wonderful grandchildren.
Elite Data Processing for Senior Secondary Schools, Book Three has been written with the contents of the book drawn from the new curriculum for Data Processing for Senior Secondary Schools as compiled by the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) online curriculum.
The text are carefully written in simple languages to meet the challenges of both teachers and students in the implementation of the Federal Government policy regarding Data Processing as one of the new trade subjects added to the senior secondary school curriculum.
The aim of this book goes beyond passing Data processing in the senior school examination, to empowering students to be practically oriented to face the challenges in higher institutions and use the skill acquired to make some little income. It will also help the students to compete favourably in the fast growing technological society.
Oladipo, B.B who is presently pursuing a Ph.D in Educational Measurement and Evaluation at the University of Benin, holds M.Ed. from University of Benin, a PGDE from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma and a B.Sc. in Computer Science/Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She is currently the Supervisor of Computer Studies Department in the University of Benin Demonstration Secondary School.
Audu, O.C. holds M.Sc. in Information Technology from the National Open University, a PGDE from NTI and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Benin. He is currently a teacher of Data Processing and Computer Studies in University of Benin Demonstration Secondary School.
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“In a world fraught with so much unhealthy competitions and identity crisis, this book is a gust of fresh air. Read it and clear your head. The real life stories of these fifteen wonderful people will amuse you, shock you and leave you inspired to succeed.”
Bishop Wale Ajayi, Senior Pastor, The Historic Miracle Centre
“This book ought to be put in the hands of every single young person you know. Do so, they will thank you for life.”
Mene Blessing, Multi Award-winning Entrepreneur, Co-founder VETSARK
“Fifteen incredible stories so beautifully told, so impressionably articulated. There is this touch Debby Yinka Wonders leaves on every story she handles; it leaves you very satisfied and yet wanting some more!”
Hon. Esther B. Adesina, Clergy, Businesswoman and Politician
“The stories of these selected men and women merge into a lighthouse of inspiration for a generation in search of significance. Great job Debby!”
Moyo Akin-Ojo, Visionary, Manifold Grace Ministries
“The first step to achieving success is buying this book, the second is reading it and the last is doing what it says!”
Dr. E. A. Monye, PhD, University of Bath
Bestselling Author, Speaker and Creative Writer Debby Yinka WONDERS, holds a B.A International Studies and Diplomacy (First Class Hons.) from Benson Idahosa University. She is adept at Collaborative Writing, Content Creation and Capacity Development. Debby has carved a niche for herself in the area of academic excellence and is a highly demanded speaker at youth conferences, workshops and seminars. She is married to Pst Signs and Wonders and they have a baby girl – Fresh Wonders. Debby currently lectures at Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria.
This work “The concept of medical surgical nursing” makes case management contest more accessible than ever.
It holds a timely and rightful place as an important tool that allows the reader to reinforce his knowledge and skill in promoting good health care and professionalism. Viz:
– Detailed approaches to different pathophysiology as it relate/affect different systems.
– A clear and practical description of the nursing as an art and science in the medical-surgical areas.
– An overview of current and possible nursing Diagnosis for every topic /disease.
– Intriguing analysis of each topic/case that keeps the mind of the reader focused.
The author is a nurse by profession, lecturer by vocation and a medical writer by passion. For him, health communication is not just writing complicated reviews for professionals but making medical knowledge understandable and available to the general public as well. He has taught both ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY and MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING for so many years and had come up with this work flowing from his broad knowledge and experience.
To everyone who desires to have a systematic approach to case management and pathology at their finger .tips, note this… “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE TO THE MIND THAT CAN SEE IT”
The recommendations within the pages of this most illuminating work do not only tally with the true African way of life, but are also reflective of a system of government that is both all-inclusive and all-embracing.
Prof. Jack A. Aigbodioh
The author in no less scholarly manner adopts the simple to complex method of intellectual X-ray of matters within the ambit of conceptual, historical, etymological accounts on social, political and philosophical discourses. I therefore, strongly recommend this book which fulfills both didactic and polemic requirements of a truly scholarly researched treatise for use by social scientists, philosophers, development planners and all those who love knowledge that is holistic.
Matthew A. Izibili, Ph.D.
Anyone in search of a book that beautifully explores the place and evolution of the concept of democracy in human history and yet neatly presents the intricacies of democracy as a lived experience in African places has gotten one. Gregory Ogbenika provides in this book one of the most fascinating narratives of the African side of the story of democracy.
Elvis Imafidon, Ph.D.
Rev. Fr. Gregory Ebalu Ogbenika, Ph.D., is the Head of Department of Philosophy, Seminary of All Saints, Uhiele, Ekpoma, Nigeria. He earned his Ph.D. at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. He is the editor and author of several books. Among them are: The Idea of Spirit in African Philosophy; The Catholic Man and New Evangelization; and The Father’s Embrace: An Encounter with Divine Mercy.
This book titled: “Educational Research and Data Processing Techniques” discusses the principles, procedures and techniques for conducting research in order to equip the new generation of students and researchers with knowledge and skills for research. It contains the essential ingredients for carrying out credible research. In this remarkable book, all aspects of the research enterprise are covered starting from the basic definition of research itself, types of research, and methodological issues in research to data processing techniques especially the application of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) in the analysis and interpretation of results output of statistical data. The authors of this book have demonstrated high degree of expertise and experience in the documentation of their knowledge in the research terrain. The book is therefore a must read for students, teachers and researchers in tertiary institutions.
Dr. Moses Chukwugi Ossai is an experienced lecturer in educational research and project supervision. He holds a Ph.D in Guidance and Counselling Psychology (2005) of the Delta State University, Abraka in addition to M.Ed (Guidance and Counselling Psychology, 1991) and B.Ed (2nd Class Upper Division, 1988) both of the University of Benin, Benin City. He also has a Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE Distinction, 1984) of the College of Education, Agbor, then affiliated to the Institute of Education, University of Benin, Benin City. He has worked in the University of Lagos and Delta State University Abraka as Tutor and Counsellor but presently, he is a Chief Lecturer/Associate Professor and Director of Educational Support Services at Delta State College of Education, Mosogar. He was appointed Associate Professor of Psychology by University Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan in 2013 when he went for his Sabbatical Leave there. He has been teaching educational research and statistics courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as supervised their research projects since 2006. He has published in reputable international journals on issues of educational research.
NATHANIEL ETHE (Chief Lecturer) holds Ph.D in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He teaches in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Delta State College of Education, Mosogar. He has taught different courses in the field of Education for over 14 years. Dr. Ethe has carried out several research studies which are published in learned journals (Local and International). His published books include: Principles of Educational Measurement and Evaluation: Handbook for Teachers and Students and Fundamentals of Developmental Psychology: Handbook for Students and Education Practitioners (Co-Author). He has held several academic positions in the college and currently he is the Director, University of Benin affiliate Degree Programme. Dr. Ethe is a member of different professional bodies and he is married with children.
In March 2015, we published on the platform of The Uvwie History Project the book: A History Of The Uvwie People Of The Western Niger Delta by Wilfred Fome Akemu and Gbegbaje – Das I which “is a compendium of the origin, religious worship and resistance to colonialism, traditional, social and economic activities which gave rise to modern developments in Uvwieland”.
The authors of the first book began a process of mining the history of Uvwie. The second book is a continuation of that process. If the first book was a symphony, the second one is a sonata. The latter deals mainly with the culture (the way of life) of the Uvwie people. It peeps into the political, social, economic and technological aspects of culture in the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial eras in Uvwieland.
The introduction of British colonialism in the late nineteenth century made Uvwie to become part of modern-day Nigeria which was created by the amalgamation of the Protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria in 1914. Since then foreign cultural pins like changes in the system of governance, dress codes, diets, Uvwie traditional architecture, economic activities and language have been inserted in the traditional culture. In response, the Uvwie traditional culture has strived to be assertive, on the one hand, and accepted to be an undercurrent, on the other hand.
Uvwie was a clan until 1954 when it became a Kingdom with the introduction of monarchy and Johnson Ejuvwiekoko Edjekohwo Eruohwo was crowned as Eruphwo II, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom on 1st December 1954. Political reforms have also made Uvwie a local government in the Delta State of Nigeria. Uvwie is being governed by the government of Delta State, the Uvwie Local Government, and the Uvwie Monarchy which is responsible for the traditional governance of the Uvwie Kingdom subject to the constitution of Nigeria and other laws.
WILFRED FOME AKEMU is a lawyer, historian and retired university administrator. He obtained B.A. (Hons) (History) (1969); D.P.A (1970); C.U.A (Certificate in University Administration) (1976) all from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife; and L.L.B. (Hons) (1981); M.A. (History) (2004) both from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
He was called to the Nigerian Bar in July, 1982. He worked in the University of Lagos as an administrator from 1973 to 1989. He retired from the service of the University of Lagos (as a Principal Assistant Registrar) in August, 1989. He is a co-author of the book: A History Of The Uvwie People Of The Western Niger Delta by Wilfred Fome Akemu and Gbegbaje –Das 1. He is at present engaged in private legal practice and research in community history.