IROH, Dr. Eddie Okechukwu

OON; journalist, novelist, publisher, administrator, b:April21,1945; p:Mgboma,so: Imo; m: Margit Elizabeth Zohrar, 1978; ed: St. Theresa's Primary School, Mgboma, 1951-57; Correspondence Course, UniversityofUndon, England, 1960-65; en Ministry oflnformation,Enugu,1967-70; CorrespondentReutersNews Agency,1970- 73;Editorial Represen-tative,Evans Publishers, 1973-74; Executive Producer, Nigerian Television, Enugu, 1974-79;Head, Documentaryand Features Department Nigerian Television Authority, 1979; assoc ed. NewAfrican and AfricanBusinessMagazines,previously;mg. ed. TheGuardian, andlater reg.ed. Europe andNorth America(Undon), 1983-87; Publisher/ce. CHIC Magazine, Undon, 1988; d-g.Federal RadioCorporation ofNigeria,1999- 05; ch. NigerianTelevision Festival PlanningCommittee, 1979; presd. National Radio and Television OrganisationsofAfrica,42ndGeneral Assembly ofthe 52-member Organisation, Maputo, Mozambique, 2004; award: Recipient International Board of Books forYoung People, Tokyo,Japan, 1986; hd: Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration, ImoState University, 2004;publ:: Forty-eight Gunsfor the General, Heinemann, 1976, Toads of War, Heinemann, 1979,ASirenin the Night, Heinemann, 1982, Withouta SilverSpoon, Spectrum Books, 1981; hob: music,reading, writing.
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