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Major General Samson Adewunmi Odunsi is a retired officer of the Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery. During his military career, he held several key positions in the army, such as: Troop Commander, Battery Commander, Deputy Assistant Adjutant/Quartermaster General (DAA/QMG), Instructor-in- Gunnery at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery (NASA), Commanding Officer of Man Units/Regiments/Battalion(s), Directing Staff, Chief Instructor at the Command and Staff College, Jaji; Brigade Commander, and Commandant Depot, Nigerian Army. He was Commanding Officer of several Artillery Regiments at various times. He also served as Deputy Military Secretary 1 from 1991 to 2001. He thereafter became the Commandant of the oldest military unit in the Nigerian Army (i.e the Nigerian Army Depot) in May 2001, where he served till he retired voluntarily in 2003. Over the course of his career, he received various awards and honours in recognition of his outstanding service to the army, the nation and humanity. He is a fellow of the National Defence College, Abuja.
Since retirement, Major General Odunsi has been involved in various community development activities. He was President of the Ijebu-Imusin Planning Body and used that platform to introduce far-reaching policies and projects that uplifted his community and people. He subsequently served as the Chairman of the Local Management Board (LMB) of the community’s E-Library. He is a Director of Pera Beam (Nigeria) Limited, and Chairman of Horivac (Nigeria) Limited.
Dr. Babatunde Ahonsi is a leading development expert who presently serves as the Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to China. He previously served in the same capacity in Ghana. Prior to joining the United Nations, Dr. Ahonsi was the Population Council’s Country Director for Nigeria, and oversaw the rapid growth of the organisation’s programmes in sexual and reproductive health, gender and youth. He had also served as a Senior Programme Officer with the Ford Foundation (Office for West Africa) for twelve years, during which he was actively involved in providing core funding and technical support for governmental and non-governmental organizations working on reproductive health, gender equity, environmental sustainability, and youth development in West Africa. He played a leading role in the development of various higher education projects in the sub-region.
Dr. Ahonsi previously taught various courses in sociology and demography in the Universities of Ilorin, Calabar and Lagos, and has extensively published several scholarly journals and books. He has held various fellowships in several leading institutions in Africa, Europe and America. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and a PhD in Population Studies from the London School of Economics, where he was a Commonwealth scholar. He is a winner of numerous awards for academic excellence and professional distinction.
Anthonia B.M. Yakubu is a scholar of English and African Studies, and a literary editor. She was a co-Director of the African Cultural Institute, an Associate Editor of Journal of Cultural Studies, and Founding Editor of Herstory: Narrative of Leading Women. She is currently the Head of the Department of Languages at the National Open University of Nigeria. Her research interests are mainly in the fields of gender, autobiography, film studies and oral folklore, and she has authored several dozens of publications in this and other areas of interest. She has also participated in numerous scholarly workshops and conferences in Nigeria and various other countries.
A university scholar, biographer and publisher, Udu Yakubu started his working career as a journalist at The Guardian newspaper from where he joined The News magazine. Subsequently, he had a university career that spanned over fifteen years of research, teaching, publishing, and management responsibilities at the Olabisi Onabanjo University and the University of Lagos, from where he obtained his degrees in English. He was a visiting fellow at the School of English, University of Leeds, a laureate of the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, and a consultant to the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York, among others. From 1998 to 2011, he served as Director at the African Cultural Institute, Lagos, and facilitated major national and international publications, conferences and projects.
Dr. Yakubu founded the Journal of Cultural Studies in 1999, and served as its substantive scholarly editor till 2010. He also served for four years as scholarly editor of Gege: Ogun Studies in English. He distinguished himself as scholarly editor through an active support of the career development of hundreds of university professors in Africa and beyond. He is himself author of several scholarly publications, and biographies. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria, and currently manages May University Press Limited, a strategic and educational research and publishing firm, which he founded.