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A board of great men and women

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  • Professor B. Babawale

    Tunde Babawale is a Professor of political economy and international relations in the Department of Political Science, University of Lagos. His teaching career spans 20 years, covering both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has held very significant administrative positions in the university and contributed immensely to its policy process. An erudite scholar, social commentator and political analyst, Professor Babawale has featured prominently in several national and international conferences and intellectual gatherings at which all the thought- provoking articles featured in the two volumes were presented. He has served and is currently serving as Coordinating Consultant with some local and international non-governmental and governmental organizations in the institution of extensive researches and other intellectual programmes directed towards addressing key national and international problems. Babawale was former Director/Chief Executive of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBMC), Lagos. He has also either authored/co-authored or made contributions to several publications.

  • Ronke Coker

    She was born on January 17th in Lagos‎ to Prince Samuel Olatunbosun and Princess Raliat Agbeke Adedokun. she attended Ade Oshodi Memorial Baptist Primary School, Lagos from where she proceeded to Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Secondary School,Yaba. thereafter, she gained admission into Lagos State College of Education, Ijanikin for her NCE and University of Ibadan for her B.Ed. Later on, she obtained her M.Ed from the University of Lagos. She started her teaching career in 1985 at Randle High School,Apapa. She has taught in 5 other Lagos State Secondary Schools and she is presently a school administrator.

  • Towunmi Coker

    Towunmi Coker is a Writer and Medical doctor who loves to write, impact society and put smiles on the faces of people. Writing has been a part of her for as long as she can remember, say five years old. She started writing stories since she could scribble on paper. She wrote stories that her parents, aunties and teachers narrated to her. Her love for writing developed as she imagined detail by detail the stories being narrated. She began to write not only what she had been told but what she imagined. Growing up, she didn’t stop writing but became more creative. She participated and won the Association of Nigerian Authors/ National Examination Council (ANA/NECO) Awards 2007. She has also written some short stories and poems for magazines and for recitation. She is a member of WRITA-Association of Women Writers of Nigeria and ANA- Association of Nigerian Authors. She believes that creative writing is a tool through which a lot can spoken, expressed and described. It is a concept that broadens the mind and sharpens the brain. It widens ones scope and enhances ones imagination thereby leading to personal discovery and development.

  • P.A.O. Coker

    He was born in Central Lagos. Started his education at Holy Cross Catholic Primary Schooln Lagos. He later went to St. Gregory’s College, Obalende, Lagos for both West African School Certificate/ O’ Level and HSC/A’Level education. After his HSC he traveled abroad to read Medicine. He has been working as a medical practitioner for over three decades. Popularly known and called Dr.C. Till date he is still deeply attached to his Lagosian /Campos root where he is a patron of the Campos Fanti. He is a lover of arts and culture and also a writer.

  • Joke Silva

    Joke Silva, born in September 1961, is a Nigerian actress and director. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2nd Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2006, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria, into a family of four children. She attended Holy Child College in Lagos, after which she studied English at the University of Lagos. She then relocated to England and studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has starred in several films and television series, some which include Secret Laughter of Women, 30 Days, Letters to a Stranger, Widow’s Cot and the Africa Movie Academy Award-nominated films White Waters and The Amazing Grace. She is married to veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs with 2 children.

  • F.Y. Emmanuel

    Francesca Yetunde Emanuel was born in Lagos in September 1933 to Mr. Francisco Eugenio Pereira and Mrs. Hanoria Folashade Pereira (Nee Caulcrick). She had her Primary Education in Princess School, Lagos, her Secondary Education at Holy Child College, Lagos and her Tertiary Education at the University College Ibadan and University College London. She holds a B.A. (Hons) in Geography, London University (1959). She was appointed the first female administrative officer of the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria on the 9th of November 1959, and was also appointed the first female Permanent Secretary of the Federal Civil Service on the 7th of July 1975. She retired from the Federal Public Service on the 1st of June 1988. Mrs. Emanuel was a Commissioner of the United Nations International Civil Service Commission, New York (1987 – 1992), a Member of the Governing Council of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (1989 – 1993), a Foundation Member of the Nigerian Environment Forum (1986), a Member of the Lagos State University Visitation Panel (1992), a Commissioner of the National Salaries & Wages Commission (1992 – 1994), a Member of the National Merit Award (Humanities) Committee, 1989 – 1991), a Director of the Board of Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Limited (1991 – Date), a Director of Ecobank Nigeria PLC (1998 – 2004), and the Chairman of the 2nd National Film Festival Organising Committee (2002 – 2003). She is a member of the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs (1980), a member of the National Institute for Policy & Strategy Studies (MNI, 1985), and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (1991). She is currently the Chairman of The Lumina Foundation.

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PROMISE OF THE FUTURE

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Life takes a sudden turn when 12 year old Ajoke loses her parents in a fire accident. She becomes a maid and slowly has her life rultured by the turn of events. There are twists as time slowly morphs her to a beautiful lady – but does the promise of the future hold beauty or only more pain.

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