URHOBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
2nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND
NOVEMBER 02 - 04, 2001
HAMPTON INN, PARSIPPANY, NJ 07054
& Rockaway River Country Club, Denville, NJ. U.S.A.
November 02, 2001 (Venue: Rockaway River Country Club, Denville, NJ. 1.5 miles from Hampton Inn )
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Delegates check in at Hampton InnSpecial Quest of Honour: HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS OGURIME-RIME, OKPARA I, OVIE OF AGBON
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Women Caucus: "Towards Strengthening Women's Affairs in Urhobo Historical Society, Including Its Web Site URHOBO WAADO." Co-chairs: Mrs. Philomena Araba Ukoli & Dr. Helen E. Ekeh
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Dinner Meeting: Editorial & Management Committee and Specially Invited Guests
8:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception and Introduction of Guests
November 03, 2001 (Venue: Rockaway River Country Club)
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
Opening Session: 8:30 - 12:30
8:30 a.m.: Opening Prayers9:50 a.m. Break
9:00 a.m. Special Guest of Honour's Address: His Excellency, Chief James O. Ibori, Governor, Delta State, Nigeria.
Chair: Senator David O. Dafinone, President, Union of Niger Delta and Urhobo National Assembly.
10:00 a.m.: Keynote Address
Address By Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya, Independent Artist, Lagos, Nigeria
Chair: His Excellency, Chief James O. Ibori, Governor, Delta State, Nigeria.
10:50 a.m. Break
First Plenary Session: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30
Themes:Group Lunch: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Origins of the Urhobo
Urhobo and Her Neighbours.
Chair: Professor Isaac James Mowoe, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Professor Adeline Apena-Obodo, Sage Colleges, Troy, NY, USA: "Connections and Disconnections in Isoko-Urhobo Relations. Identity and Development in Nigeria's Western Delta"
Rachel Ejiro Akpotu, M.A., Financial Markets Professional: "Let Us Build Urhobo Financial Infrastructure"
Luncheon Address By Chief Johnson Ukueku, Vice-President,
Urhobo National Assembly
Second Plenary Session: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Theme:Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Environment & Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta.
Chair: Professor Jackson Omene, President, Woodhall Hospital, New York City
Professor Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor, M.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing: "Health Consequences of Environmental Deterioration in the Niger Delta."
Professor Frank M. A. Ukoli, Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria: "The Impact of Environmental Deterioration in the Niger Delta on Aquatic Livelihood: Towards Proposals For Restoration."
O. Igho Natufe, Ph.D., Senior Policy Research Advisor, Policy Development & Planning - SPCB Natural Resources Canada: "The Problematic of Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility: Policy Implications for the Niger Delta"
November 4, 2001 (Venue: Rockaway River Country Club)
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
Third Plenary Session: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Themes:Annual General Meeting 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Continuity and Change in Urhobo Traditional Rulership
Urhobo Arts and Cultural Heritage
Chair: Professor Olorogun Frank M. A. Ukoli, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Professor Perkins Foss, Plymouth State College of the University of New Hampshire: "Elders, Mothers and Brides: Images of Women in Urhobo Art."
Professor Michael Y. Nabofa, Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan: "The Role of Women in Urhobo Religion."
Patience Turtoe-Sanders, Ph.D., Author and Publisher and Founder of Celebrate Life International Ministry: "The Urhobo Woman: Patience or Impudence in Marriage."
$50.00 (Family rate, including children under 18 years old)
2. $10.00 Students (18 years and above)
1. Attendance at Cocktail and Group Luncheon will be open only to those who are duly registered and have paid their registration fees. Registration will be at the venue of the Conference.
2. The Plenary sessions are open to the public.
1. Further announcements on any other unforeseen changes in the program will be made as they occur.
2. Other announcements on travel and accommodation
be made in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your service to
O. Igho Natufe
Deputy Chair, UHS
Chair, Conference Committee
Dr. Igho Natufe, Chair, inatufe@NRCan.gc.ca
Mr. Larry Arhagba, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Peter P. Ekeh, email@example.com
Professor Isaac James Mowoe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Aruegodore Oyiborhoro, email@example.com