OTITE, Prof. Onigu

B.A, Ph.D; sociologist, academic; b: January 21, 1939: ht: Okpara Inland; Iga: Ethiope East; so: Delta; m: Regina Evwaraye, 1960; nc: three s, four d; ed: Catholic School Okpara Inland; St. Thomas' Teacher Training College, Ibusa, 1950-54; University of Nigeria Nsukka, 1960-63; University of London, 1965- 69; cr: Tutor, St. Thomas' College, Ibusa, 1955; Headmaster, St. Francis Catholic School, Sapele, Delta State, 1956; Tutor, Catholic Secondary Modern School, Wani, Delta State 1957; Tutor, United College of Commerce, Warri, Delta State, 1958-59; asst Executive Officer, Ministry of Health; Private sec. Defence Prime Minister's Office, Federal PublicService, Lagos, 1959-60; Admin. Officer, Western Region, Ministry of Lands and Housing, 1963-64; Administrative Officer, Mid-Western Region, Ministry of Works and the Public Service Commission, 1964-65; Lecturer, Sociology Department, University of Ibadan, 1969-74; snr. Lecturer, University of Ibadan, 1974-78; prof. Sociology, since 1978; Head, Sociology Department, University of Ibadan, 1980-86; sec 1971-75; v-presd. Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association, 1975-79; presd. 1979-82; mm: Nigerian Political Science Association; Nigerian Economic Society; Organising Committee; West African Regional Association of Sociologists and Anthropologists; Joint International Programme for Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity; Ethnic Studies Network, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland; International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences; Editorial Board, Political Anthropology, Netherlands; Associate Editor, African Journal of Behavioural Sciences; Guest Book Review Editor, Journal of Political and Military Sociology. publ: Autonomy and Dependence, The Urhobo Kingdom of Okpe in Modern Nigeria, Hurst and Company Publishers Ltd. London, 1973; Themes in African Social and Political thought, (Ed.), Fourth Dimension Publishers, Enugu, 1978; Co-author, An Introduction to Sociology Studies, Heinemann Publishers, Ibadan, 1979; the Urhobo People, Heinemann Publishers Ibadan, 1982; Ethnic Pluralism and Ethnicity in Nigeria, Shaneson CI. Ltd Ibadan, 1990; Sociology. Theory and Applied, Malthouse Press Ltd, Lagos, 1994; Co-editor, Nigeria. Renewal from the Roots: The Struggle for Democratic Development. Zed Books, London; 1997;cw: An anthropological colour film on symbolism, rituals and ceremonies relating to the coronation of the Orodjie, king and the political life in Okpe Kingdom in Delta State; tt: Ohovwore of Agbon; Okakuro of Agbon; Uno of Agbon; sc: Senior Staff Club, University of Ibadan. bob: birdwatching, fishing, filming, photography sightseeing and tennis, off: Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Oyo State; e-m: [email protected] fax:02- 8103118, 8103451; tel: 02-8102461-4, 8102070-4 ext. 1995.
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