Name: Okpe Emmanuel
Birthday: November 16, 1972
Education: Master’s degree in Political Science
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
A world that works for everyone may not be feasible.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
Insecurity, poverty and injustice.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
Through visionary, pragmatic and committed leadership, good governance and equitable distribution of the wealth of nations.
I am Okpe Emmanuel, a PhD student in the department of political science, Benue State University, Makurdi. I currently resides in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. I have quest for reading and learning new things especially those that will build my leadership capacity. This quest, I am aware cannot be quenched within my small enclave so the need to expand my horizon. I love to meet and interact with great minds, thinkers and scholars who have over time left their marks in the sand of history. Where physical meeting is not feasible, reading their biography becomes a valuable option. My interest in reading I can say brought me to this level in my educational qualification. My dream in life is to be reckoned among these great minds and scholars. I have dreams to occupy a leadership position in my country. This again informed my desire to read more about pragmatic leaders who transformed their nations. I want to learn from their background, success stories and mistakes. I have travelled round my country Nigeria. Of the thirty six states in Nigeria, I have travelled to thirty. My favorite books are those that contains biographies of great leaders who in their times turned the society around for better; the likes of Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Gandhi of India, to mention just a few.
Though a Political scientist, I have a postgraduate certificate in education. I was a class chairman during my post graduate school, chairman of session during an international conference held by the faculty of social science, Sokoto state University, Sokoto between 19-21 August, 2014. I am also a sectional leader in the church where I worship. I am from Akakpa Okpoga in Okpokwu Local Government of Benue State here in Nigeria. I had my primary and secondary educations at Saint. Patrick Catholic Primary School, Akpakpa Okpoga and Emmanuel Secondary School, ugbokolo respectively. All my University education was at the Benue State University, Makurdi. I graduated from Benue State University, Makurdi in 2002 and 2008 with B.sc and M.sc in Political Science. I have worked with Daniel Security Service, a private security company, FEBI International Consult, a man power development firm and Ashcraft ltd a non-governmental organization. During my work with Ashcraft ltd, we initiated and managed the secretariat of the South-South Monarchs’ Forum an umbrella body of all first class Kings in the South-South part of the country.
I have presented papers in many workshop and conferences. The latest in the list is the paper titled: Dominant Power Politics and Democratic Consolidation in Zimbabwe presented at the International Conference organized by the Faculty of Social Science, Sokoto State University. Again, I have more than articles on assessment for publication in about three universities in Nigeria; about two contributions to book chapter that will be published soon.
In my mind, this is just a starting point. I hope to have more opportunities to explore and train my mind in order to be useful not only to my nation but to the world at large.
As A Man Thinketh
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Keys to Success
Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The New Dynamics of Winning
Leadership for Dummies
Goal Setting 101
Law of Attraction
Behind the Invasion of Iraq
Instead of Education
Raising Children Compassionately
Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Gandhi: An Autobiography
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Montessori Method
The New Confession of an Economic Hit Man
Black Skin, White Mask
Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood
The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship based Teaching and Learning
The Essential Gandhi
The Mediator’s Handbook
Built to Last
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Teacher Effectiveness Training
The Road to Character
The Art of being Unreasonable
The Black Swan
The Leadership Pill