FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND MEETING
URHOBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
October 31 - November
COLLEGE OF LONDON UNIVERSITY
New Cross, London
Plus Old Hall, All Saints Centre, Monson Road, London SE14. (Behind: All Saints Church, New Cross Road, London, SE14)
October 31 - November 02, 2003
|Conference Committee, North America||Organizing Committee, United Kingdom & Belgium|
Isaac James Mowoe, Ph.D., J.D.,
Edirin Erhiaghanoma, M.Sc.
Conference Coordinator in Nigeria
Chief J. M. Barovbe, JP, BA (Hons), MBA.
S. S. Obruche, ACIS
W. Ometan, B.A.
F. Omohwo, M.B.B.S.,
G. Oghenede, A.C.A.,
F. Emessiri-Akusu (Belgium)
Ejiro Ughwujabo, B.Ed. (Hons.), M.A. , N.P.Q.H
Patricia Emretiyoma, Msc.
P. Okene, IT
Austine Emumejakpor, L.L.B
Sylvester Efole, Bsc. Hons. (Political Science), A.C.C.A., IT. (Engineering)
O. N. Scott-Emuakpor, LI.D.P.M.
Mrs. Kesiena Akerele, BA(Hons) Social Policy
Mrs. Monica Awofisan, BA (Accounts and Economics)
Friday, October 31, 2003
All Saints Centre, Monson Road, London SE14. (Behind: All Saints Church, New Cross Road, London, SE14)
Opening Ceremony & Cocktail Reception
Chair: Olorogun Moses Taiga, Chairman & Managing Director, Excon Holdings Limited, Lagos, Nigeria.
Remarks by Professor Peter Ekeh, Chair of Urhobo Historical Society.
An Address by the Special Guest of Honour, Deacon Gamaliel Onosode, OFR, Lagos-based businessman.
An Address by His Excellency Chief James Onanefe Ibori, Governor of
Delta State, Nigeria.
Saturday, November 1, 2003
Goldsmiths College of London University, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, UK
9:00 a.m. -- 11:00
First Plenary Session
Chair, Chief Daniel A. Obiomah, Warri,
Delta State, Nigeria
O. Igho Natufe,
Ph. D., Ottawa, Canada.
The Challenge of Leadership: Towards a Resolution of the Urhobo-Itsekiri Conflict in Warri
Ojakorotu, University of the
Oil, Arms proliferation and Conflicts in the
Ph. D., Niger Delta Development Commission, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Mineral Resources in Urhoboland
Chair, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Lagos
Wilson Ometan, B.A., (Hons.) BBC,
Cherry Hill, New Jersey (USA)Univ. of Southern Illinois, Edwardville, (USA) London, United Kingdom
Leadership and the Future of the Urhobo: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Urhobo Leadership and the Role of an Urhobo Institute
Emmanuel Urhobo, Ph.D., Barrister-at-Law, Warri City, Delta State, Nigeria
Urhobo Unity and Leadership
Chair: Deacon Gamaliel Onosode,
Roundtable -- The Crisis of Leadership in Urhoboland
Chief Daniel A.
Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor, Ph.D., MD, Professor of Paediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Augustine E. Atiyota, Pharm.D., President-General, Urhobo National Association of North America (UNANA)
Igbe Dance Performance by London-based Igbe Congregation.
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Sunday, November 2, 2003
Goldsmiths College of London University
9:00 .-10:30 a.m.
Roundtable -- Women and Leadership in Urhoboland
Chair, Rose Aziza, Ph.D.,
Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria
Mrs. L. O.
F. Emessiri-Akusu, Brussels,
Ms Alice Ukoko, LLB (Hons., Lond.), London, United Kingdom
Chair: Chris Akiri, LLB., The Guardian [Lagos] Newspaper, Nigeria
Special Guest Presentation on Urhobo Arts and Culture
Established in August 1999, Urhobo Historical Society provides a forum for the propagation and publication of works in Urhobo history and culture. URHOBO WAADO, Web site of Urhobo Historical Society, also highlights issues of oil pollution and environmental degradation in Nigeria's Niger Delta. Besides its defence of Urhobo interests in the political sphere, Urhobo Historical Society has provided a valuable documentation of Urhobo history and culture hitherto unknown in cyberspace. Along with a smaller Web site http://www.urhobo.kinsfolk.com/, our main web site of http://www.waado.org/Contents.html has emerged as an important reference point for Urhobo history and culture. Through its web sites, Urhobo Historical Society has also become a powerful voice in defence of Niger Delta interests. We thank all those who have contributed towards such achievements.
The first two Annual
of Urhobo Historical Society were held in North America. We held our
Annual Conference and Meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada,
on November 3-5 2000 . Senator David O. Dafinone was its Keynote
Our Second Annual Conference and Meeting took place in Persipanny, New
Jersey, USA, on November 2-4, 2001. Our third Annual Conference was
held in London, England, November 1-3, 2003, with Olorogun Felix Ibru
presiding over the opening ceremonies, Chief D. A. Obiomah as Special
Guest of Honour, and Professor David Okpako as the Keynote Speaker.
There will be
who so desire, to become members of Urhobo Historical Society during
forthcoming Conference and Meeting. Membership Recruitment Tables will
be set up at the venues of the Conference at Old Hall,
Monson Road, London SE14 (Behind: All Saints Church, New Cross Road,
London, SE14); in
the foyer of
Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths College; and at
EDITORIAL AND MANAGEMENT
|Ovie Felix Ayigbe, B. Pharm., R. Ph.
||Onoawarie Edevbie, M.A., M.Sc.|
|Peter P. Ekeh, Ph.D.||Edirin Erhiaganoma, M.Sc|
|O. Victor Ikoba, M.S.N.E., MBA, P.E.||Joseph E. Inikori, Ph.D.|
|Isaac James Mowoe, Ph.D., J.D.||O. Igho Natufe, Ph.D.|
|Omokere E. Odje, Ph.D.||Aruegodore Oyiborhoro, Ed.D.
|Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor, M.D., Ph.D.||Elehor O. Urhiafe-Bobson, B.A. (Fine Arts)|
|Peter Ekeh, Chair and Editor||Igho Natufe, Deputy Chair|
|Onoawarie Edevbie, Secretary||Edirin Erhiaganoma, Treasurer|