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Who holds a PhD in Marine Transport Engineering was born in Ibadan, Oyo State on the 25th of October 1951. He hails from Agenebode in Etsako East Local Government Area in Edo State of Nigeria.
He attended Ebenezer African Church School, Ibadan, Loyola College, Ibadan and Immaculate Conception College, Benin City. He worked briefly with the Nigerian Ports Authority as Marine Office Cadet in 1969 before proceeding to Poland for further studies. He attended Wyxsa Szokta Morska Gdynia and University of Gdansk Sopot for his Bachelor, Masters Degree and Doctorate Degree. He made a first class with distinction and was also the best graduating student in fifty years in Poland in Marine Transport Engineering.
He lectured in the University of Gdansk, Poland as Assistant Lecturer in Marine Transport Economics before proceeding to Nigeria.
He worked with the Federal Ministry of Transport and Aviation as the Head of Water Transport Division on Secondment from Nigerian Ports, Plc (NTCC) between 1978-1983. Other appointments held by Chief Raymond Dokpesi include
A fellow of several professional and management institutes such as the Nigerian Institute of Shipping, Chartered Institute of Transport, Institute of Transport Administration, Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and the Institute of Directors, Chief Dokpesi is a recipient of several national and international awards amongst which are, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Africa Leadership Award and Gold Medal for Excellence in Business Practice, awarded by the Foundation for Excellence in Business Practice, an organ of the United Nations based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Institute of Directors (IOD) 2007 Entrepreneurial Award.
He holds the following chieftaincy titles: Ogieorumoa of Weppa Wanno - 1986, Araba of Osooroland 1987, Osese of South Uneme - 1990, Gbobaniyi of Ilawe-Ekiti -1994, Oganigwe Umu Orji Ako Nibo - 1999, Sardaunna of Kpaduma, Abuja 2002 and Ezomo of Weppa Wanno Land, 2003.
He was born on the 2nd of July 1941 and attended Christ the King Catholic School, Okene in 1947. He thereafter attended Junior Seminary, Okpala Teachers College and Atangba in 1956. In 1969, he proceeded to the United States of America for further studies where attended Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and Indiana University Bloomington. He later attended the University of Jos from 1986 to 1989.
He moved to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and held several positions between 1974 and 1977 and rose to the position of Deputy Director Operations, Principal, Television College and was later appointed the first Director-General of the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
He is a member of several professional associations and has authored many books. Presently, he is the Executive Chairman, Trim Communications, a Public Relations Firm and the Managing Director of Trim Travels and Tours.
He is a versatile Journalist and Publisher. He was born on 21st March, 1952. He attended Wudil Teachers College, Kano in 1966 and School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1972. He obtained a degree from the same university, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He joined the New Nigeria Newspapers Limited as Economic Correspondent in 1979, Editor, Gaskya Ta Fi Kuwabo, 1981 and Editor, Sunday New Nigeria, 1982. Between 1973 and 1977, he was Managing Director of Triumph Publishing Company, Limited, Kano. In 1983, he was appointed the Chief Press Secretary to the President, Commander-in -Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. He is a member of the National Geographical Society, Royal Commonwealth Society and a Council Member of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has to his credit several publications.
He is a seasoned Broadcaster and Administrator. He attended the University of Lagos and received his Diploma in Mass Communication in 1971. Thereafter, he attended the Royal Institute of Public Administration in 1982. He is also recipient of a certificate in Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru Jos in the year 1988. He was a one time Director, Network News of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON). He is a member of the Board of the Nigeria Press Council and Commonwealth Broadcasting Association.
Mrs. Ofili is the immediate past Honourable Commissioner for Women Affairs in Rivers State. She was born on the 15th of December 1957. She studied at St. Godric’s Secretarial College, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom and obtained a Higher National Diploma in Secretariat Administration in 1976. She also has a certificate in German language from Fremdstrachen Institute, Cologne, Germany which she received in 1995.
With an experience that spans over thirty-one year, she has worked in diverse fields and was made the Managing Director of Refcol Nigeria Limited. She veered into politics and was made the Senior Special Assistant (Special Duties) to the Governor of Rivers State. In 2000, she was seconded as Senior Special Assistant (Social Services) and became the Commissioner of Women Affairs in 2003. She is a recipient of many awards amongst which are: African Human Development Achievers Award; award for excellence given by the Akwa Ibom Community and award of highest citizenship of Amaopuorubo in recognition of her selfless service and positive contributions to the development of the Bonny Kingdom.
He is a Knight of the Holy Order of Saint Christopher (KSC) by the Church of Nigeria (International Anglican Communion Diocese) a Lawyer, Politician and Developmental International Relations Strategist.
He attended UPE School in Ede in 1969, State School Obite in 1971 and Santa Maria High School, Omoku in 1976 for his Primary and Secondary education respectively, where he obtained Division one in his WASC Examination. In 1977, he proceeded to the University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt, where he studied Law and was called to Bar in 2005. He has held several positions in both the Public and Private sector. He is a member of some professional bodies and associations: Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Nigeria Institute of International Affairs and Nigeria Institute of Public Administration.
He is an honorary citizen of Calgary, Alberta Canada. He is a teacher of Mass Communications at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology on part time basis.
He is a graduate of London School of Journalism where he obtained a Diploma. He also obtained a diploma in Mass Communications from the University of Lagos and a certificate in Broadcast Management from Detushe Welle in Germany. He started his broadcast career with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) where he held several posts which culminated as Editor/Head of the Network Sport Unit. He joined DAAR Communications Plc as one of the pioneer staff in 1994 and held several posts. He was Manager Sports in 1994; Head of Marketing and Sales in 1996; Assistant General Manager Sports, March 1997; Coordinator, RayPower News Management Committee, July 1998; Head, News and Current Affairs, August 1998; Acting General Manager, RayPower, January 2001; General Manager Sports. Promoted to Deputy Director, Operations in 2006. He is the Vice President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and member, International Editors Forum.
John attended Auchi Polytechnic from where he graduated with a Higher Diploma in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing in 1980. In 1988, he graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He started work with R.T. Briscoe (Digital) Limited in 1981 where he was a Sales Executive.
Between March 1982 and January 1995, he held several positions in Leventis Motors Plc where he was a Sales Manager between March 1972 and April 1987. He was also the Branch Manager, Calabar between June 1992 and January 1995. He veered into private consultancy between January 1995 and September 1996. He joined DAAR in September 1966 and held various positions in the Marketing and Sales Department. He was invited to help strategize the Marketing Department of Degue Broadcasting Network (DBN) television in 2001. He returned to the services of DAAR Communications Plc in 2004 as General Manager, Marketing and Sales.
A Chartered Accountant and Business Administrator. He attended the University of Benin in Edo State where he studied Business Administration and graduated with a Second Class Upper Division in 1986. He proceeded to the University of Calabar in Cross Rivers State for his Post-Graduate Degree (MBA) also in Business Administration and graduated in 1995. He also qualified as a Charted Accountant in 2000.
Before joining DAAR as the Executive Director, Finance and Marketing in 2005, he was into private consultancy services between 2003 and 2005.
He attended the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife for his education where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1989. In 2000, he obtained his Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in TCP/IP Engineering Administration. In 1995, he attended Transmitter Maintenance Training programme in Italy, organized by ABS, one of the world largest and reputed Broadcast equipment manufactures. A well travelled broadcast Engineer, he started his working career with MG Communications Limited in Lagos in 1989. He held several positions amongst which was Trainee Satellite TVRO Installation Engineer, 1989, Satellite Installation Engineer 1990 and Manager Satellite Systems, 1991.
He is a pioneer staff of DAAR Communications Plc from inception in 1994. He has been the Chief Engineer/Coordination of all the Engineering operations of the organization both within and outside the country, most especially the global satellite broadcasting.
She holds a B.Sc. degree in Zoology from the University of Lagos in 2001. Her career started in Multimedia International Limited as a television Presenter. She joined Clapper Board Television in 1994 as a Presenter. She joined DAAR Communications Plc in 1996 as a radio Presenter and Newscaster.
She was subsequently seconded to Africa Independent Television in 1997 as a Programmes Principal Officer. She was appointed an Assistant General Manager in 2000 and a Deputy General Manager in 2003. In 2004, she was appointed the Head of Domestic and International Operations. She is a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigeria Institute of Management. She is the Co-Presenter of AIT flagship programme - Kaakaki and several other popular programmes on RayPower. She has attended.
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