Born March 16, 1950

Iruekpen-Ekpoma, Edo State.




B.Sc, journalist, poet. Education: St Paul's Anglican Primary School, Iruekpen, 1956-61, Anglican Grammar School, Ujoelen, Ekpoma, 1962-64, University of Ibadan, 1972-75, 1982; Career: Appointed Reporter, Midwest Echo, Benin City, 1968-69; Factory Labourer, West African Thread Company, Apapa, Lagos, 1969-71; Clerical Officer, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, 1971-72; appointed Administrative Officer, Federal Public Service Commission, Lagos, 1976; English Teacher, Ansarul Islam Grammar School, Ijomu-Oro, Kwara State, 1977-78; Private Secretary to Chief Obafemi Awolowo, 1978-82; member, Editorial Board, The Guardian Newspapers, 1984; Chairman, Editorial Board, The News, 1994-; member, Association of Nigerian Authors, Publicity Secretary,ANA, 1983-84; General-Secretary, ANA, 1984-88; Political Party: member, defunct Unity Party of Nigeria, 1978-83; Publications: The Poet Lied, Longman, London,1980; A Handle for the Flutist. Lagos, Update Publications, 1986; Hobbies: reading, music, dancing, travelling; Former Official Address: c/o The News, Press House, 27 ACME Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, P.M.B. 21531, Ikeja, Lagos; Tel/Fax: 4922499,4924314. E-mail [email protected] Home: 56, Seriki Aro Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
Gender: Male
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State of Origin: Edo State
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Profession Journalist , Poet , Social Critic
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