Monday, 28 November 2011

Ike Anya

Dr Ike Anya is currently Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the Inner North West London PCTs (NHS Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea) and honorary lecturer in public health at Imperial College. He leads on health protection and emergency planning, safeguarding children and support to clinical commissioning groups.

Qualified at the University of Nigeria in 1995 and holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RCP UK 2002), MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health with distinction (2002) and MSc in Public Health (2004) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Specialist training in public health medicine included rotations at Bristol Primary Care Trust, the Health Protection Agency and University College London. Admitted to the Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health (UK) in April 2009.

Ike has taught at the London School of Hygiene, Imperial College, University College London, the University of the West of England and Bristol University. His research interests are in ethics, infectious disease, migration and international health.

Currently a Lead Partner for the General Medical Council, chairing certification and quality panels. He sits on the Black and Ethnic Minority Health Section and Epidemiology and Public Health Section Councils at the Royal Society of Medicine once serving as Secretary.

Past positions include medical officer posts at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, General Hospital Gwarzo and National Hospital Abuja; Board member at the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (2006-10) Vice-Chair of the Trainee Members Committee of the Faculty of Public Health UK, member of the British Medical Association Committee for Public Health Medicine; Board Member of Knightstone Housing Association and acting joint director of public health Hammersmith and Fulham.

Currently member of the Advisory Committee for Medecins Du Monde’s Project: London, and co-founder of the Nigerian Public Health Network, co-organizing the 2008 Partnership for Health Conference. Co-edits the Nigeria Health Watch Blog. One of 100 TED Global Fellows at the TED Africa Conference in 2007, Ike was a co-organizer of this weekend's TEDxEuston.

Founding Secretary of the Abuja Literary Society, he is co-editor of the Weaverbird Collection of New Nigerian Fiction and a contributing editor at Farafina, a literary magazine. His poetry, essays and interviews with writers have been published in Nigeria, the UK and the US.

Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (1933-2011)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Chikodi Chima

Chikodi Chima

Chikodi is the West Coast editor of The Next Web. The Next Web is one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. With an active, influential audience consisting of more than 4 million monthly visits and over 5.5 million monthly page views,

Chikodi covers topics of startups and techpreneurship for top publications such as Mashable, VentureBeat, GigaOm, ScribeMedia, Fast Company, Shareable, The Philadelphia Weekly and The New York Press. His is also co-founding editor of AltTransport, a Breaking Media site about sustainable transportation, cleantech and innovating the ways in which people move.

Based in San Francisco, he's currently working on The Future Journalism Project, a documentary about disruption of legacy media at the hands of emerging technologies.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Chiedu Ifeozo

Chiedu Ifeozo was born in Lagos and his family is originally from Ubulu-uku in Delta state. He completed his secondary school education at Kings College Lagos, and graduated with a master’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Surrey, England.

Today he is know as Nigeria's YouTube poet. Chiedu who recently featured in CNN's Inside Africa uses this medium to reach out to his audience.

He self-published his first collection of poetry titled "Thoughts on a page", in 2008, and most of his work follows a spoken word style of writing which focuses mainly on topics such as politics, social commentary, youth empowerment, inspirational poetry and romance.

In 2009, using the profit generated from the sale of his first book, he financed, edited and printed an anthology titled poetry for charity.

His poetry collection was reviewed positively by next newspaper, Nigeria, and his poems have been featured on Badalisha poetry radio, SouthAfrica, Jamati online, Kenya, poetry digest magazine, Nigeria and “how far(cupids edition)” by switchedonnaija.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Okechukwu Ofili

Ofili is an International Motivational and Keynote Speaker on the college circuit. Utilizing personal anecdotes and interactive activities he is able to provide instrumental advice that helps guide College and High-School students towards excellence.

He is the author of the inspiring memoir HOW STUPIDITY SAVED MY LIFE and has been featured in magazines and radio stations across the globe. His “Monthly Success Tips” have been viewed and downloaded in over 30 different countries.