WIGWE, Dr. Chijoke Wilcox

B.A, Ph.D, FWC; lecturer, diplomat, administrator; b: June 6, 1951; p: Aba; ht: Umule; Iga: Osisioma Ngwa; so: Abia; married, has six children; ed: All Saints Primary School, Aba, 1957-63;Apostolic Grammer School, Aba (now Eziama High School, Aba), 1964-67; CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos, 1969-72; University of Lagos, Akoka, 1973-76; University of Exerter. Devon, U.K, 1978-81; London School of Journalism, London, 1989- 91; National War College, Abuja, 2000-01; cr: Teacher, Government Teachers College, Lafia, (Now GovernmentCollege, Nassarawa), 1976- 77;Graduate asst Department of English & Literary Studies, University of Calabar,1977; Lecturer, University of Jos, Plateau State, 1977-84; First sec Western & Eastern Europe, European Affairs Division, 1984- 86; Special asst. to the dg. Directorate of Regions, 1986; Special asst. to the dg. Directorate of African Affairs, 1986; First sec. Economic & Commercial Affairs, Embassy of Nigeria, Tokyo, Japan, 1986-87; Councillor, Economic & Commercial Affairs, Embassy of Nigeria, Tokyo, Japan, 1987-89; Councillor, Trade and Investment Division, 1989; snr. Counsellor, Planning, Research & Statistics Department 1992-93; snr. Counsellor/Deputy Head of Mission, Desk Officer for Economic & Bilateral Relations, Information and Culture, Embassy of Nigeria, Warsaw, Poland, 1994-98; min/Deputy Head of Mission, 1998; asst dir. Appiontment, Promotion & Establishment Division, 1998-99; asst dir/Deputy Head, American & Caribbean Affairs Division, 1999; asst dir/Head, Research & Statistics Division, 1999-2000; Deputy dir. Office of the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, since February 2002; founding Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian, Journal of sociolinguists, University of Jos, 1982-84; mm: The English Associa tion, UK, the Association, Freelance Journalists.UK; publ: Lexical Reflections of Sociocultural Environment, Nigerian Journal of Sociolinguists,Vol 1, No I, 1983; Language,Culture and Society in West Africa ed. Ilfracombe, Devco, U.K, Stockwell Publishers, 1990; hon: Eudora Coker Memorial Prize, 1972; off: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maputo Street, Wuse Zone 3, P.M.B 130, Garki, Abuja; tel/ fax: 09-5230835; res: Block 337, Flat 5, Mbabane Street, Wuse, Zone 6, Abuja; P.O. Box 12668, Wuse, Abuja; tel: 09-5235833; e-m: [email protected].
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