DARAH, Prof. Godini Gabriel



Godini Gabriel

B.A, Ph.D,academic,journalist, politician; b: November 22, 1947; ht: Esaba; Iga: Ugheli South; so: Delta; m: Philomina AyiOpha, 1982; ed: Local Authority(now Emoghwe) Primary School,Esaba, 1956-61; St Vincent's College, Okwagbe,1963-67; Federal Government College, Warn', 1968-69; University of lbadan, 1970-73,1973- 78;cr: Teaching Asst, Department of English, University of lbadan,Oyo State,1974-77; Asst Lecturer, Department of Literature in English, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, 1978-81; Lecturer II, 1981-83; Lecture I, 1983-86; Snr Lecturer, Department of Literature in English, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, 1986-91; visiting prof.African Folklore, Department of African-American Studies,Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, since 1992; Editorial Page Editor, The Guardian Newspapers Ltd, 1999-2001;ch. Editorial Board,The Guardian Newspapers Ltd, 1999- 2001; prof. Department of English&Literary Studies, Delta State University, Abraka, since2000;SpecialAdviser on Public Communication to Delta State Government 2003;Chief of Staff, Delta State Government, 2005-07; ch. GPTreasurelake Ltd., Lagos;dir. Radioleremi Ltd, Warri, DeltaState, EnvironmentWatch, Effurun, Delta State;mm. Editorial Board,Nigerian Academy of Arts,Science and Technology, 1976-80; ch:Academic Staff Union of Universities,Obafemi Awolowo University branch,lle-lfe,Osun State, 1984-85; Part-time Lecturer, Department of English,Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye,OgunState,198687;mm. Post-graduate Board, Obafemi AwolowoUniversity, He-Ife, Editorial Board, Ife studies on African Literature and Arts'; editorial consultant,DailyTimes of NigeriaPIc, 1989- 91;Editorial Board, DailyTimes, 1989-92;Board of National Commission for Museums and Monuments,1991-95;Go/emingBoard,JohnF. Kennedy International School, Effurun, Delta State,l991-98; ch: Editorial Board, DailyTimes of Nigeria, 1992-95; mm. United Nations Media Committee on Development 1994-98; Delta Environment Network, Delta Business Association, International Society for Folk Narrative Research; presd. Nigerian Folkore Society, 1988-95;mm: Association of Nigerian Authors, International Board of Books of Young People,Nigerian Institute for Public Relations; Delta State Think Tank on development, 1999;v-presd. Nigeria- Korea Friendship Association, since 1996; ah: Mid-Western Region Scholarship, 1963-67; Federal Government Bursary for Post-graduate Studies, 1973-77;pp: defunct Socialist Party Workers, Farmers and Youth, SPWFY; publ: Co-author, Proceedings of the International Symposium on African Literature Before and After the 1986 Nobel Prize, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation, Lagos, 1991; A Legacy in Leadership,GPTreasurelake Ltd., Lagos, 1997;Ideological Orphanage, the Intelligentsia and Literary Development in Colonial Nigeria, Ife Monographs on Literature and Criticism,No. 1, \9S4; Nigeria, The Investors' Treasure land, Lumumba Memorial Bookhouse, Lagos, 1997; The Struggle Against Oppression, a review of the premiere of Femi Osofian's play, Morountodun, Positive Review, a review of culture and society in African, Vol. I, No. 4, 1981; Black Bookfair on the Movie, a report ofthe First International Bookfair on Radical Black and Third World Books, London; 77«? Dawn, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1982. sc: Urhobo Social Club, Lagos; hob: travelling,writing, singing, dancing, observing nature;off: Department of English & Literary Studies, Delta State University, Abraka; e-m: [email protected]. Earlier this year(2020) the incumbent Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa appointed Darah as Executive Assistant on Niger Delta Affairs. Darah is a member of the governing council of Western Delta University at Oghara, which is chaired by his friend Obong victor Attah, former governor of Akwa-Ibom State(1999-2007). He participated in the 2014 National Conference at Abuja; He is the foundation member of the PAN Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and is the Chairman of the Delta State Chapter.
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Profession Lecturer , Politician , Journalist
Working Experience Daily Times , The Guardian newspaper , Delta State University, Abraka , Special Adviser to the Delta State Government , Chief of Staff to the Delta State Government
University of Ibadan..St. Vincent’s College, Okwagbe,.Federal Government College, Warri
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