ONYIGE, Dr. Peter Usutu

BA,MA Ph.D, geographer, educationist, journalist, diplo mat, born November22, 1940,Omoku, Riv ers State; married Kate Nwakaego Osuh 1975, two sons, six daughters; Education: Ibo National High School, Aba, 1956-60, Alvan Ikoku Collegeof Education, Owerri, 1963-65, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1971-74, University of Birmingham, UK, 1975-79; Career: Appointed Senior Tutor, Ngwa High School, 1966-67; SeniorTutor, County Grammar School, Ikwerre Etche, 1970-71; Lecturer, University of Port Har court, 1970-71;Senior Lecturer, and Acting Head, Department ofGeography, University of Port Harcourt, since 1984; Acting Editor, NewAge Newspaper, Aba, 1967-69; mem ber, Nigerian Delegation, International Meet ing on Cooperation and Development, Cancun, Mexico, October 1981; Nigerian' Ambassador to Mexico, 1981-84; Alterna tive Representative, Nigerian.Delegation to the 37th Session ofthe United Nations, 1982; member, Nigerian Delegation to World Con ference on Cultural Policies, Mexico, July- August 1982; member, Nigerian Geographi cal Association; member, Institute of British Geographers, member, African Association UK; Foreign Decoration: Decorated with the Aguila Azeteca (Azteca Eagle) by the Mexican Government for distinguished ser vices as and Ambassador; Publication: The Political Economy of Mexican Oil: Some Implication for the Management and Utili zation of Nigerian Petroleum, Zim Pan Af rican Publishers, Oguta, 1917; Hobbies: swimming, reading, lawn tennis; Address: Department of Geography, University of Port Harcourt, PMB 5323, Port Harcourt; Telephone: 084-300-440, Ext. 9; Home: Dr. Onyige's Compound, Omoku" Urban, Rivers State.
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