WONODI, Chief Okogbule

BA, MA; university administrator, writer, poet; b: August 27, 1936; ht: Oromineke, Port Harcourt; so: Rivers; m: Eunice Nyemahame Akaninwo, 1965; nc: five s, one d; ed: St. Paul's Anglican Primary School, Diobu, Port Harcourt, 1945- 52; St John's College (now Teacher Training College), Diobu, 1956- 57; Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Enugu, 1960- 61; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1961-65; University of Iowa, USA, 1965-66; University of London, London, September-November 1981; University of St. Andrew's, Scotland, September-October 1986. cr: School Teacher, Niger Delta Diocese, Anglican Mission, Port Harcourt 1954-60; Lecturer, English and Creative Writing, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1966-70; Personnel Manager, Eastern Provinces, Nigerian Tobacco Company, Port Harcourt, 1970-72; Lecturer, International Seminar Series, American Council onEducation, USA, 1972-73; visiting Lecturer, African Literature and Writing-in-Residence, University of Iowa, USA, 1972-73; Eastern Provinces, Visiting Lecturer, Literature, College of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, 1974; gm. Rivers State Newspaper Corporation, Port Harcourt, 1973-76; ch. Port Harcourt City Council, Port Harcourt, 1977-79; Deputy Registrar, University of Port Harcourt, 1980-84; ag. Registrar, 1980-85; Registrar, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, 1985-94; Special asst to the Honourable sec. for Labour and Productivity, Abuja, 1993; edir. Finance and Administration, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, 1993-98; sec. Geographical Group, Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, Port Harcourt, 1970-72; mm: Nigerian Institute of Management, since 1971; Board of the National Electric Power Authority, 1980-83; Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, since 1981; Council and International Committees, West African Examinations Council, 1984-87; 1991-92; National Constitutional Conference, 1994-95; ch. Port Harcourt Primary School Management Board, 1970-72; Board of Directors, Risonpalm Ltd., 1984-88; Governing Board, Bishop Crowther Memorial Junior Secondary School, Port Harcourt, 1985-89; tt: Risiohia Rebisi Nu Owho-Emeru. publ: Icheke and Other Poems, Mbari, Ibadan, 1964; Two Poems for Leaders of Thought, Okike-Redberry Publications, Nsukka, 1967; Dust of Exile, PP Ife, Nigeria/Unicorn Press, California, 1971. sc: Port Harcourt Club, since 1966; Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, since 1975; presd. 1982-83; Ikoyi Club, Lagos, since 1993; hob: writing, golf, current affairs, res: 16 Woji Road, Diobu GRA II, P.O. Box 834, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, tel: 084-239983.
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