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ALUMNIUS OF THE MONTH

 

 

NAME: JOHN NNIA NWODO JNR.

ADDRESS:                                       34 Imoke Street, G.R.A., Enugu

DATE OF BIRTH:                          11th December, 1952

MARITAL STATUS:                     Married to his Lordship Hon. Justice R.O. Nwodo of

Federal Court of Appeal, Lagos

NO. OF CHILDREN:                     Five (5)

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES

PRIMARY

·        St. Patrick’s School, Iva Valley, Enugu                                        -           1957-1960

·        Holy Ghost Primary School, Enugu                                              -           1961-1962

·        St. Mary’s School, Uwani, Enugu                                                  -           1963

SECONDARY

§     College of Immaculate Conception, Enugu                            -           1964-1970

UNIVERSITY

§   University of Ibadan, Jos Campus                                               -           1971-1972

§   University of Ibadan, Ibadan                                                        -           1972-1976

§   London School of Economics and Political Science,

University of London                                                                    -           1984-1987

§   Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos                               -           1988

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS WITH DATES

o   First School Leaving Certificate (Credit)                                     -           1963

o   West African School Certificate                                                    -           1970

o   B.Sc. Hons Economics 2nd Class Honours (Lower Division)    -           1976

o   LLB. Hons 2nd Class Honours, Upper Division                           -           1987

o   BL (2nd Class Hons Lower Division)                                            -           1988

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

·        Research Assistant, Federal Cabinet Office Lagos                     -           1975

·        General Manager, Chief J.U. Nwodo & Sons Ltd                        -           1978

·        State Secretary, National Party of Nigeria

Anambra State Branch                                                                    -           1978-1980

·        Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Information -                         1980-1981

·        Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Special Duties-         1981-1983

·        Minister for Civil Aviation                                                                         -           1983

·        Partner, Dr. J.N. Nwodo & Co.                                                       -           1989-1992

·        Chairman, Urban Development Bank of Nigeria Plc.                 -           1993

·        Principal Partner ‘Nnia’ Nwodo & Co.                                         -           1993till date

·        Part time Lecturer in Constitutional Law- Enugu State

University of Science and Technology (ESUT)                          -           1996-1999

·        Honourable Minister for Information and Culture                     -           1998-1999

·        Chairman, Viva Securities, a member of the  

Nigeria Stock Exchange                                                                  -           1998-2006

·        Chairman, Enugu State Centenary Committee                            -           June 2009–date

 

INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL TRIPS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

§  Economic Community of West African State Summit

Meeting in Conakry, Guinea                                                         -           1982

§  Pan-African News Agency, Ministerial Conference,

Dakar Senegal                                                                                 -           1981

§  Understanding the Fundamentals of the Oil Industry

Gorse Hill Working Survey, U.K.                                                 -           1999

§   Contracts in the Oil and Gas Industry Negotiation and

Drafting, Scotland U.K.                                                                   -           1999

§   Energy and Infrastructure in the Americas                                 -           1997

§   Profit Finance for Oil and Gas, London                                      -           1997

§   Member of Presidential Entourage on State Visits and Bilateral Talks to:

(i)                United States of America                                                    -           1980

(ii)             United Nations                                                                     -           1980

(iii)           United Kingdom                                                                   -           1981

(iv)           Yugoslavia                                                                            -           1981

(v)              Hungary                                                                                 -           1981

(vi)           India                                                                                       -           1982

(vii)         Pakistan                                                                                 -           1982

(viii)      Saudi Arabia                                                                         -           1982

(ix)           United Kingdom                                                                   -           1998  

(x)              France                                                                                    -           1998

(xi)           USA/United Nations                                                            -           1998

(xii)         Burkinafaso                                                                          -           1998

(xiii)      Mali                                                                                        -           1998

(xiv)       Togo                                                                                       -           1998

 

PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND ASSOCIATES

o   Member, Nigeria Bar Association, Enugu                                               

o   Member, International Bar Association

o   Legal Adviser and Life Member, University of Ibadan Alumni Association, Enugu Branch

o   Member, LSE Club (Association of Alumni of London School of Economics and Political Science)

 

HONOURS/SOCIAL POSITIONS HELD

·        Assistant Senior Perfect, College of Immaculate

Conception, Enugu                                                                          -           1970

·        President, Students Union, University of Ibadan                        -           1973-1974

·        Life Patron, University of Nigeria Alumni Association,

Enugu Branch                                                                                   -           1988

·        Best Man of the Year Award, National Association of

Women Journalists Enugu Branch                                                            -          

·        Arkinsas Traveller from Governor Bill Clinton of Arkinsas    -           1992

·        Life Member of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association            -           1993

·        Honourary Fellow of the University of Nigeria Students Union-        1995

·        Certificate of Honour by Igbo Etiti Students Association         -           1996

·        Honourary Award of the Law Students Association (LA WSA)

Enugu State University of Science and Technology                  -           1997

·        Professional Service Award by Rotary International District 9140 -  1997

·        Merit Award of Excellency by Association of Staff Development and

Distant Education –Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu-1998

·        Philanthropic award by Federated Association of Nsukka Students (FANS)-1998

·        Fellow Common Wealth Journalists Association                       -           1998  

 

PUBLICATIONS/LECTURES WITH DATES

v Matchmaking in Marriage (Drama)                                               -           1989

v Customer Services as Key Result Area in Banking Services    -           1989

v Prospects After School                                                                    -           1995

v World Understanding and Peace                                                   -           1996

v Unity: An Essential Ingredient for the Progress of Enugu State -         1997

v Incidents of Students Violence in our Universities and their

Impact on National Development                                                  -           1997

v The Strong Caring for the Weak                                                    -           1997

v The Necessity for a New Society                                                   -           2004

v “The State of the Nation” The Socio-Political and Economic

Rights of Nigeria                                                                              -           2004

v The Declining Morality in the Nigeria Society                           -           2004

v Philosophy and the Problem of Leadership in Africa:

The Quest for Performance in Office by African Leaders,

Causes, Impact and Solution                                                         -           2004

v The Nigeria Democratic Experience –Its Implication on the

Development of Democracy in Africa                                          -           2005

v The Declining Morality as an Impediment Against Quality Service -2005

v Politics as a Major Contributor to the Erosion of Enduring Ideals

in Nigeria Public Service                                                                -           2007

v Elections or Selections, Ethnic and Money Politics in Nigeria:

Lesson from the Past Towards a Better Tomorrow                   -           2007

v Qualitative Education and Good Leadership Challenges for

Products of Mission Schools                                                          -           2008

v Challenges of Financial Crimes in Nigeria                                  -           2009

v Economic Implication of Corruption – Legal Challenges of

Financial Crimes in Nigeria                                                            -           2009              

v Education as an Instrument of Evangelization                            -           2009

v The Nigeria We Need                                                                     -           2009

v “Democracy and Fundamental Promise of Nigeria:

Need for Security, Welfare and Credible Elections”                -           2010


 



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