HAGHER, Prof. Iyorwuese

B.A, MA, Ph.D., politician, ambassador; b: June 25, 1949; ht: Kasar, lga:Katsina-Ala, so: Benue; married: Barrister Nancy Hagher; nc: five children; ed: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1971-74; 1975-77, 1978-80. cr: National Youth Service Corps, Bendel State (now Edo and Delta States) 1974; Graduate asst., Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1975; asst. Lecturer 1 and Research Fellow, October 1976; Lecturer II and Research Fellow I, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, October 1980; ch/dir. Benue State Arts Council, Makurdi, October 1982; Senator, Benue-East Constituency, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1983; aprof./Head of Department, 1987-90; proL/Head, Department of Theatre Arts, 1990-94; Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Power and Steel, 1994-97; Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Health, 1997-98; Nigerian Ambassador to Mexico, since 2004; Editor, Gwani Journal of Cultural Research, Nigerian Cultural Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, 1979-82; co-ordinating director, International Popular Theatre Workshop, Gboko, Katsina-AIa, 1981-82; national editor, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Project, 1983-90; Resource Person, Rockefeller Foundation and African Council in Communication, Sierra Leone; Editor, Journal of Nigerian Theatre Artist, since 1987; Elected mm. University Senate, Faculty of Arts, 1987; external examiner, Ahmadu Bello University, 1988;Senate Representative, Centre for Continuing Education Academic Board .Ahmadu Bello University since 1990; mm. National Constitutional Conference, 1995; presd. Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists, SONTA, University of Maiduguri, since 1991; mm. Committee on Commercialization of Nigerian Television Authority, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, National Copyright Council. Award. Cultural Ambassador Award, Nutasa, 1997; f: Society of Nigeria Theatre Artists; Institute of Management Consltants, 1996; cw: 77i«? 77v Kwahgh-Hir: Mukin Mala; Aishatu and many other plays, publ: 77ie Lamp of Peace; Comrade and Voltage; Drama and Theatre in Nigeria; The Role of Dance in Tiv Culture; The Aesthetic Problem in the Criticism of African Theatre; The Challenge of the Theatre in a Captive Society; Towards a People Participatory Democracy; The Administration of Culture in Nigeria Technics andStrategies, hob: charity, conflicts resolution, bible reading, writing plays; off: Office of the Ambassador, Nigerian Embassy, Mexico, res: Ksar, Katsina-AIa, Local Government, Benue State. Prof Iyorwuese is a presidential aspirant for the 2019 Presidential election under the Social Democratic Party platform.
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Founding Chairman, Association of Pro-chancellors of Private Universities of Nigeria, (APPUN); Founder/Honorary President, Leadership Institute Nigeria; Director, Association of Nigerians against Corruption (ANAC)

– Member, International Council for Management Consulting Institutes;
– Fellow, Society of Nigerian Theatre Artists;
– Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants

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