Publications

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 NEMESIS OF POWER BY Professor P.A. Igbafe

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The Book

The Nemesis of Power is the story of Agho Obaseki, a dependable, efficient and capable agent of the British who filled the vacuum created as a result of the Oba’s deportation by assuming the leading role among Benin chiefs. Agho’s success based on his sterling qualities as a leader and statesman won him British support but made him numerous enemies amongst Benin chiefs.

This account deals with the life and times of Agho Obaseki, a prominent chief, paramount ruler, district head and Iyase of Benin, 1897-1920. The whole spectrum of the times of Agho Obaseki is examined and analysed in sufficient depth to show vividly the factionalism, polarization of the society and the major confrontations between divergent interest groups in colonial Benin. He emerged from the account as a perfect representative of that group of Africans who used the colonial regime to achieve a tenure of power unparalleled in the history of their kingdoms and localities.

 

The Author

Professor P.A. Igbafe graduated in History, University of London in 1961 and obtained his Ph.D degree from the University of Ibadan in 1968. He lectured at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (then University of Ife) 1964-1975. He was appointed Bendel State Commissioner 1975-1978 and appointed Professor of History, University of Benin in 1978. He was an elected member of the National Constitutional Conference 1994-1995. He was made a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria (FHSN) in 2008 and conferred with the national honours award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, MFR, in 2011. He has published several books and contributed in various journals.

THIS IS MY LIFE by Professor Chief E. U. Emovon

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The Book

This is an autobiography of Chief (Professor) E. U. Emovon. It tells the story of his life, his achievements, contribution and service to his Country and humanity. It also expresses his views and opinion on some contemporary issues in education and science for development. It is recommended for libraries.

 

The Author

Professor (Chief) E. U. Emovon was born in Benin City on February 24, 1929. He was educated in Edo College, Benin City, University College, Ibadan and University College, London and became the first Nigerian to obtain the Ph.D degree of the University of London in Physical Chemistry in 1959.

He spent most of his working life in the University system in such appointments as Dean, Faculty of Science, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor in some Nigerian Ivory Towers.

His public service appointments included member and/or chairman of some Boards, Commissions and Committees at National, State and Local Government levels. The highpoint of his public service was as Minister of Science and Technology under President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.

He is a holder of the traditional Chieftaincy title: The Obayangbona of Benin Kingdom and a recipient of the National Honour Award of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS) and Justice of the Peace (JP) amongst others.

He is happily married to Princess Adesuwa of the Benin Royal Family and they are blessed with illustrious three daughters and three sons.

THE BENIN MONARCHY AND OGIAMIEN CONNECTION by Osayomwabo Osemwegie Ero & Simeon P. Owie

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THE BOOK

This book is an attempt to bring to limelight the issues surrounding Ogiamienism in Benin history. It traces Benin history from the Owere era to Ogisos with emphasis on Ogiso Owodo’s maladministration, the interregnum of Evian as a leader (Okaevbo) and Ogiamien’s insurgency. The history of Ekaladerhan and the Benin – Ife relationships was also brought to bear on how Oba Ewedo ruthlessly put paid to Ogiamienism with the memorable battle at Ekiokpagha in about 1255 AD which ultimately eliminated all forms of republicanism in Benin Kingdom. Concerned persons (indigenes and non-indigenes) where taken aback in 2015 when Ogiamien family tried to resurface the insurgency which had been eliminated about 800 years ago. This book once again is an attempt to trace the historical facts and highlight the truths of the matter for all people of goodwill.

 

THE AUTHORS

Chief (Hon.) Osayomwabo Osemwegie Ero hails from the great Ero family of Urubi, Benin City. Chief Ero is one of the seven Kingmakers in Benin Kingdom.

He has M.Ed Language Art Curriculum, PGDE Education and B.A. (Hons) linguistics and Edo Language (Combined) all from the University of Benin, Benin City and Diploma in Edo Studies, University of Lagos. He has taught in several primary, secondary schools, teacher training colleges and College of Education, Ekiadolor Benin. He later joined the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) in 1974 and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (F.R.C.N) where he retired in 1987. He has published many books written in English and Edo Languages. He was honoured with chieftaincy titles of OBAZOGBON (2004), EDOBAYOKHAE (Eghaevbo N’Ogbe) (2011) and OKAO of Evbuerhoba Communities in 2014 respectively by the Oba of Benin Kingdom. He can be reached on 08055828788 and 08138428887.

 

Mr. S.P. Owie is an educationist, a school administrator and a trained writer. He holds the following Degrees: Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.Ed), University of Calabar, Masters in Adult and Non-formal Education (M.Ed) and Masters in Public Administration (MPA) both from University of Benin, Benin City.

Mr. Owie is a member of various Professional Educational bodies both in Nigeria and abroad. He has taught and served as a school head in both Cross-River and Edo States. He is currently a full time writer specializing in cultural and biographical writings. He can be contacted on 08032479110 and Owiepedro@yahoo.com.

FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY IN THE TROPICS by Peter N. Ebeigbe

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THE BOOK

This is both a “What to do” and “How to do it” book. It provides a practical guide for clerkship, clinical examination and management of patients with common gynaecological and obstetric complaints/presentations using a problem based approach.

It comprises of seventy-nine rich, practice oriented chapters written by 58 specialists and teachers drawn from over twenty medical schools and teaching hospitals in Nigeria and abroad. The authors put their extensive experience in the training of medical students and postgraduates   to bear in helping the student and doctor answer the following questions when evaluating a patient:

What are the differentials or likely diagnoses? Which are more common?

What questions should be asked and in what sequence?

Examination of what specific regions give diagnostic information for specific differentials?

In what position or sequence of positions, where applicable, should the patient be examined?

What specific instruments or procedures are necessary and how should they be carried out?

What important investigations should be done and how do the findings help in making a definitive diagnosis?

What principles should guide the management of the patient?

 

THE EDITOR

Peter Ndidi Ebeigbe is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is a fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College, Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lagos, West African College of Surgeons, World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and International College of Surgeons. He is an examiner for the fellowship examinations of, and Secretary, the Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Postgraduate Medical College, Lagos, Nigeria.  He is actively involved in the training of medical students and postgraduates in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is an external examiner to several medical schools. He is currently the Provost, College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.

PROFILES: Citations on Some Eminent Personalities By Philip A. Igbafe

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THE BOOK

This book is a collection of the citations written by the author between 1980 and 2011 at different times and in different institutions. Many of them were written at the University of Benin between 1980 and 1988 while the second group of citations were written at Benson Idahosa University between 2009 and 2015. Three of the citations were written for Igbinedion University, Okada in 2003. The citations throw into bold relief the lives and the very illustrious careers of some notable and eminent personalities here in Nigeria and abroad. The presentation is characteristically lucid, vivid and in flowing language for which the author has become well-known.

Reading them is exhilarating; the lives of the heroes and heroines come alive in a fashion that is forcefully real.

 

THE AUTHOR

Philip Aigbona Igbafe, Professor of History and International Studies, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, since 1978 has lectured at various Nigerian universities since 1964. He retired from the University of Benin in 2006 and now lectures at Benson Idahosa University, Benin City. He served as Commissioner for Works and Transport, Bendel State Executive Council 1975 – 1976, and Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs and Culture 1976 – 1978. He was a member of the National Constitutional Conference, Abuja where he was the chairman, Committee on Power Sharing 1994 – 1995. He has also served as chairman and member of several boards and corporations at national and state levels. He is the author of Obaseki of Benin (Heinemann, London 1972), Benin under British Administration: The Impact of Colonial Rule on an African Kingdom, 1897 – 1938 (Longman, London, 1979), The Nemesis of Power: Agho Obaseki and Benin Politics 1897-1956 (Macmillan, 1991) revised and reprinted 2016 (Mindex Publishing Company, Benin City). His forthcoming volume is Troubled Times: Politics, Power and Conflicts in Benin, 1991 – 1993. He has also published widely and internationally in numerous books and academic journals.

He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria, FHSN and a recipient of the national honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR.

MY LIFE JOURNEY SO FAR By Senator Professor Adego E. EFERAKEYA Ph.D, M.D

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Senator Professor Adego Erhiawarie EFERAKEYA hails from Aghalokpe near Sapele in Delta State of Nigeria. He is a  holder of B Pharm (Ife, now OAU), PhD and MD (Kansas, USA) degrees. Thus, he is a Pharmacist, Pharmacologist and Physician. He is a bridge between Pharmacy and Medicine. He is a retired (not tired) Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

Professor Eferakeya is the author of the book titled “High Blood Pressure Time Bomb”,  and  also co-authored the book “Some Contemporary Health Issues” with Professors Peter Hugbo and James I. Ogonor. He has published many scientific research papers in reputable national and international journals.

He taught Pharmacology and Toxicology (for twenty six years) to undergraduate Dental, Medical and Pharmacy students and graduate students within and outside Nigeria. He supervised many MSc and PhD students some of whom are now Professors.

 

Administratively, Sir Eferakeya functioned as the Chief Pharmacist of the defunct Bendel State; Head, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin; Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Professor Eferakeya served his Country, Nigeria, as a Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria (2007 – 2011). He is honoured with Chieftaincy titles of OKAKURO, The Omakpokpor of Okpe Kingdom, The Ohworode of Mosogar Kingdom and The Ogburebe of Uvwie Kingdom. Sir Eferakeya is a Catholic Church Knight of the Order of Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria, (KSM). He is happily married to Barr. Lady Chief Oyeiwo M. Eferakeya (LSM, nee Osime) and the marriage is blessed with lovely children.

THE IMPACT OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ON THE TIMELINESS OF FINANCIAL REPORTING By IBRAHIM HASSAN DANKWAMBO Ph.D

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THE BOOK

The Impact of Corporate Governance on the Timeliness of Financial Reporting: Evidence from Nigeria, is actually a doctoral thesis report submitted and defended by the author in 2013 at the Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria. The study focused on the influence of corporate governance mechanisms and corporate attributes on the timeliness of financial reporting by a sample size of 219 quoted firms on the Nigerian Stock Exchange between 2009-2011 using annual and pooled data. Relevant diagnostic tests such as multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, Ramsey mis-specification test and Granger Causality bi-directional relationship tests were conducted in order to eliminate all forms of spurious results. Amongst the findings is that all the firms studied exhibited gross delay in financial reporting; variables determining timeliness of financial reporting in Nigeria at the time of study were highlighted in the empirical work. Read the rest for more information.

THE AUTHOR

Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo is the current Executive Governor of Gombe State, elected in the 26 April 2011 elections, under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in 1985 with a degree in Accounting. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Lagos in 1992 and a PhD in Accounting from Igbinedion University, Okada. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in 1985, and worked at the Central Bank of Nigeria from 1988 to 1999. He was then appointed Accountant General of Gombe State, holding this position until 2005. He was appointed Accountant – General of the Federation on 20 April 2005. He held this office until he resigned to start his campaign for election as Governor of Gombe State in January 2011.

REALITIES OF NIGERIAN EDUCATION by SAM O. U. IGBE

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THE BOOK

The family, the community, and society seem to have abandoned their responsibilities to ensure strong educational foundation for their children.  Governments driven by politics of self-interest are fostering the fall of educational standards.  Regular regressive results in examinations have become the order of the day in an environment of paucity of trained teachers, and where mathematics and science teachers are scanty.  There is the consequent prevalent unemployment situation in the nation.  This book identifies the need for an urgent review of the National Policy on Education to take care of these deficiencies, and provide for a purpose-driven system of education.

The book points out that appropriate curricula and syllabi are potent instruments for achieving the goals of education to develop desirable citizenry.  It draws attention to the facts, significance, and the realities of educational development in Nigeria as vital for progressive national transformation.

 

THE AUTHOR

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:

From Birth to Death: A Benin Cultural Voyage.

The Nigeria of our Dream.

Random Thoughts: A collection of candid standpoints.

 

He is the Benin Traditional Prime Minister, the Iyase of Benin Kingdom.

MY LIFE AND NIGERIAN POLITICS by TONY ANENIH

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THE BOOK

This book deals with the story of an individual who overcame the constraints of his very humble beginnings in a peasant environment to master his circumstance and rise beyond it to play a pivotal role in the politics of the nation where he succeeded beyond all sanguine expectations. His resounding successes in business and politics show clearly that this is the story of hard work, courage, rugged determination to succeed, an indomitable will, a resolute disposition, steadfastness in espousing worthy causes and a story of adaptability to changing circumstances; it is the story of working with men in spite of their weaknesses and failures; it is the story of sticking to principles which are invaluable for success; it is the story of selfless service; it is the story of sacrifice. Above all, it is the story of realpolitik. The details of the qualities which propelled Chief Tony Anenih on his journey of life are clearly set out with meticulous care without sacrificing objectivity. Readers will be able to appreciate the conditions under which he laboured to be what he is today.

 

THE AUTHOR

Born at Arue in the suburbs of Uromi, Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State, Chief Anthony Akakhon Anenih grew up in an environment of limited opportunities. His enlistment in the Nigeria Police Force in 1951 opened for him a career and profession where his diligence and precocity made him outstanding in a rapid progression through the ranks from recruit to Commissioner of Police before his voluntary retirement in 1976.

On leaving the Police Force, he ventured into business establishing Yakon Motors, Yakon Chemists in Benin City, the Safeway Supermarket in Warri and the Electronic shop in Enugu and politics where he has played a pivotal role in the making of Governors and equally helped in the making of Presidents of the Federal Government of Nigeria. He was chairman of National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in Bendel State, member of the National Constitutional Conference, National Campaign Director Yar’Adua Presidential Campaign Organization, and National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). He was one of the pioneers in the formation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) becoming the Minister for Works and Housing in the Obasanjo first administration. He was chairman of the Board of Trustees, for the second time, of the Peoples Democratic Party.

He received the national honours award of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic, CFR, and has also received numerous chieftancy titles and honorary doctorate degree awards from several Universities in Nigeria. Chief Tony Anenih remains relevant in Nigerian politics today – a political colossus, an inimitable tactician and strategist, a master planner, a respected elder statesman who is frequently called upon to calm and stabilize tempestuous political storms.

He is married with children.

DELTA BEYOND OIL, VOLUME TWO

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THE BOOK

The performance of countries that predicated their economic growth and development on oil and gas is dismal. Literature is replete on what accounts for this. Recent developments in the international energy market, scientific innovations as well as remote and immediate issues bearing on delicate fiscal federalism in Nigeria have impeded and limited the normal flow of revenue from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee. Consequently, states that tie their developmental agenda to the accruals from the sale of crude oil and gas and other derivatives from the Federal Government are between the devil and the deep blue sea. Admittedly, some of the states are beginning to engage in financial re-engineering by mining the extant natural and human resources embedded in their states. The governor Uduaghan–led administration in Delta State has taken the bull by the horns in his determined quest for sustainable developmental paradigm entrenched in Delta Beyond Oil.

This book, Delta Beyond Oil: A Quest for Sustainable Development, Volume 2, is written in response to the governor’s vision of propagating the idea that Delta State is not all about oil. It is the concise reasoning that the revenue from oil and gas could be utilized to create an alternative economy as shown in other countries that adequately utilized their oil proceeds to transform and diversify their economies.

 

THE AUTHOR

S.O. Aghalino is a Professor of History at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. Between 2005/2006, he was a visiting Senior Lecturer to the Department of History, Delta State University, Abraka. Until recently, he was the Head, Department of History and International Studies, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. His research interest is essentially on social and economic history. His works have appeared in peer reviewed local and international journals as well as in textbooks. Professor S.O. Aghalino is a member of the Governing Council of the Delta State School of Marine Technology, Burutu.