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Colloquium, book presentation mark Darah’s retirement


Gordini Gabriel Darah

The Conference Centre of Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Warri, Delta State, will on Wednesday, May 16 play host to Nigerians from all walks of life as they gather to honour one of Nigeria’s most enduring scholars and public intellectuals, Professor G. G. Darah, who recently retired from Delta State University, Abraka, on the attainment of the retirement age of 70.

The book titled Scholarship and Commitment: Essays in Honour of G. G. Darah was edited by the trio of Sunny Awhefeada, Enajite Ojaruega and Peter Omoko, and published by Lagos-based publishing outfit, Malthouse.

The event, which begins at 11am, will be chaired by the former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, while the incumbent governors of Delta and Bayelsa States, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and Rt. Hon. Seriake Dickson, will both feature as special guests of honour. Ambassador Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu and Dr. Cecilia Ibru are guests of honour while His Royal Majesty Ohworode of Olomu, Ovie Richard Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro 1, will be the royal father of the day.

To review the book will be poet and political essayist, Mr. Odia Ofeimun while Professor Sunny Akpotor, Dr. William Ehwarieme and Yinka Odumakin will serve as colloquium discussants.

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