Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha is a Nigerian actress. In 2012 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Rita Dominic is a member of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State, she is the youngest of four siblings. Her late parents were medical practitioners, her father was a medical doctor and her mother a nursing officer. Dominic attended the prestigious Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, before heading to the University of Port Harcourt, where she graduated with a BA Degree in Theatre Arts in 1999. Dominic started performing when she was a child, appearing in school plays and children's television shows in Imo State. In 1998 she starred in A Time to Kill, she won the City People Awards in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress. She has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions. Official website Rita Dominic on IMDb
Emmanuel Osa Agwoje is a Nigerian banker and businessperson. He is the chief executive officer of Equator Capital Ltd. Agwoje studied at Lagos City College between 1973 and 1978 where he graduated with division one in the West African School Certificate and received a 3rd place award at a National Essay Competition, he held the position of Prefect in charge of the laboratory. He was a member School House, he proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt, where he earned a second class upper division degree in economics between 1979 and 1983. While at the University, he was a UACN scholar and for three years, remained on the Dean's list for Outstanding Performance in social sciences. In 1982, he became the President of the University's chapter of Nigerian Economics Students Association. At the University of Benin, he earned a M. SC in economics Class 1986 as the best graduating student, his area of emphasis being money and banking, he worked for 16 years at Allstates Trust Bank Plc. He became an Executive Director and deputy chief executive officer of the bank overseeing investment banking activities.
He was a leader for Prudent Bank Plc restructuring programme team that presented to UAC Plc, the majority shareholder of the bank the blue print that formed the basis for restructuring the bank. As a young banker he was the Trustee of Money market Association of Nigeria and served as a major resource person in the articulation of programmes for the association, he played key role in the development and implementation of Treasury Dealership Certificate of the money market. He was a member of the Rivers State and Bayelsa State Privatization Committee that advised the government of these states on privatisation programme. In 1999, he worked with the Minister of Science and Technology Chief Ebitimi Banigo in the development of the blue print for the Nigerian Satellite project, he is the chief executive officer of Equator Capital Limited, an integrated financial services company rendering private banking and Asset Management to a wide range of discerning clientele in both private and public sectors of the economy.
Within a short space of three years and with presence in Lagos, South/South, South East and the North, Equator Capital Limited has grown tremendously in all assessment parameters. He is married to May Sele-ere Agwoje and they have four sons. "The website of Emmanuel Osa Agwoje" "The website and Directors of Equator Capital Limited" "The Board of ECL Energy" "The board of Equator Microfinance Bank Limited" "Stocksbrokers in Nigeria" "Central Banks of Nigeria: All Financial Institutions"
Nuclear engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the application of breaking down atomic nuclei or of combining atomic nuclei, or with the application of other sub-atomic processes based on the principles of nuclear physics. In the sub-field of nuclear fission, it includes the design and maintenance of systems and components like nuclear reactors, nuclear power plants, or nuclear weapons; the field includes the study of medical and other applications of radiation Ionizing radiation, nuclear safety, heat/thermodynamics transport, nuclear fuel, or other related technology and the problems of nuclear proliferation. The United States generates about 18% of its electricity from nuclear power plants. Nuclear engineers in this field work, directly or indirectly, in the nuclear power industry or for national laboratories. Current research in the industry is directed at producing economical and proliferation-resistant reactor designs with passive safety features; some government labs provide research in the same areas as private industry and in other areas such as nuclear fuels and nuclear fuel cycles, advanced reactor designs, nuclear weapon design and maintenance.
A principal pipeline/source of trained personnel for US reactor facilities is the US Navy Nuclear Power Program, including its Nuclear Power School in South Carolina. Employment in nuclear engineering is predicted to grow about nine percent to year 2022 as needed to replace retiring nuclear engineers, provide maintenance and updating of safety systems in power plants, to advance the applications of nuclear medicine. Medical physics is an important field of nuclear medicine. Specialized and intricately operating equipment, including x-ray machines, MRI and PET scanners and many other devices provide most of modern medicine's diagnostic capability—along with disclosing subtle treatment options. Nuclear materials research focuses on two main subject areas, nuclear fuels and irradiation-induced modification of nuclear materials. Improvement of nuclear fuels is crucial for obtaining increased efficiency from nuclear reactors. Irradiation effects studies have many purposes, including studying structural changes to reactor components and studying nano-modification of metals using ion-beams or particle accelerators.
Radiation measurement is fundamental to the science and practice of radiation protection, sometimes known as radiological protection, the protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of uncontrolled radiation. Nuclear engineers and radiological scientists are interested in developing more advanced ionizing radiation measurement and detection systems, using these advances to improve imaging technologies. American Nuclear Society Nuclear Institute International Atomic Energy Agency Gowing, Margaret. Britain and Atomic Energy, 1939–1945. Gowing and Lorna Arnold. Independence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy, Vol. I: Policy Making, 1945–52. "Creating a Canadian Profession: The Nuclear Engineer, 1940–68," Canadian Journal of History, Winter 2009, Vol. 44 Issue 3, pp 435–466 Johnston, Sean F. "Implanting a discipline: the academic trajectory of nuclear engineering in the USA and UK," Minerva, 47, pp. 51–73 Ash, Milton, "Nuclear reactor kinetics", McGraw-Hill, Nuclear Safety Info Resources Science and Technology of Nuclear Installation Open-Access Journal Nuclear Engineering International magazine Nuclear Science and Engineering technical journal Electric Generation from Commercial Nuclear Power Hacettepe University Department of Nuclear Engineering
Gift Iyumame Eke, professionally known as Muma Gee, meaning "do good Gift", is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, businesswoman, fashion designer, television personality and politician. She was born and resides in Port Harcourt. Uwame's first taste of stardom came through her song "Kade", which became the title track of her first official album, released in 2006; the single's accompanying music video directed by Wudi Awa, received five nominations, including two from the AMEN Awards and one each from the Nigerian Music Video Awards, the Headies Awards, the Sound City Music Video Awards. Uwame rose to prominence in 2010 as a contestant on the celebrity edition of Nigerian reality TV series Gulder Ultimate Search. Prior to entering the show, she had worked on her second studio album The Woman in Question, that would be released a day after her eviction. "Amebo" and "African Juice" were the two singles released from the album. Uwame had collaborated with artists and producers such as Samini, VIP, OJB, Cobhams Asuquo and Terry G, among others.
In 2009, she was nominated for four awards at the 3rd Nigerian Music Video Awards. In early 2012, Uwame started work on a new album called Motherland and has since released singles "Port Harcourt Is Back", "African Woman Skilashy" and "Jikele"; as an actress, she starred in the Nollywood films Last Dance, Solid Affection, Secret Code, The Code. Among her accomplishments are numerous titles and honours such as, Oonyon 1 of Upata Kingdom, Queen of African music, Pop Queen, Mrs. Ngor-Okpala. Uwame's social life and alleged relationships have gained widespread coverage in the media, with the most prominent being her emotional affair with former GUS campmate Emeka Ike. In 2011, Uwame married actor Prince Eke, gave birth to a twin boy and girl, on 18 April 2014. Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to parents of Ekpeye group of Igbo tribe, Uwame grew up in a strict Christian household, the third of six children, her father, involved in Military Medicine, died when she was a child. After her father's demise, Uwame was raised by her mother.
At age four, she joined the local choir at The Seventh-day Adventist. It was there that she began to realise her musical potential. Upon finishing her primary and secondary school education in Abuja, Uwame enrolled at the University of Port Harcourt and earned a degree in Theatre Arts. In addition to her academic background, she owned and operated numerous other businesses including vehicle leasing company, tailor shop and beauty salon, she became part of Port Harcourt's burgeoning music scene, performing at nightclubs and inner city bars. Moving to Lagos, Muma Gee settled in a residential and commercial area of that city. Shortly after, she met record producer Nelson Brown. Brown was instrumental in putting together most of the songs on Muma Gee's debut full-length. In 2006, the album, entitled Kade was released as a CD to music stores. Muma Gee had explained the meaning of its title in an interview, "it is a courageous word that gives hope. I believe so much in empowerment. So Kade represents advocacy and empowerment towards nation building For example, in my language, we say Kade, meaning go, but its typical meaning is keep moving on and you will get there someday."
Following the release of the aforementioned album, Wudi Awa was contacted by Muma Gee in regards to producing a music video for its title track single. Soon after the video was shot and sent to TV stations, it gained popularity, capturing the attention of music lovers in Nigeria. Kade would be nominated for AMEN Awards, Nigerian Music Video Awards, The Headies Awards, Sound City Music Video Awards. In June 2007, Muma Gee performed at the annual Nigerian Breweries-sponsored Star Trek music tour, she was the only female solo artist called upon to sing at the last leg of the national tour. The concert was held at the Hotel Presidential venue in Enugu and featured a star-studded line-up of Nigerian musicians, including P-Square, Daddy Showkey and Shine Band, among others. Muma Gee appeared on stage wearing a black, rippling skirt, she involved a group of male fans into a dance competition for a chance to win her love. The climax of her show came when she hugged and attempted to have a liplock with the winner in public.
The young male fan was treated to a love song she belted out before closing her set with a performance of her hit track "Kade". By the end of 2007, she began hinting; the following year, on 18 May 2008, it was announced that "Amebo" would be the first single to be released from the album. According to Muma Gee, this song was what she had long desired to create: "I have been doing my own thing. I've been experimenting while at the University of Port Harcourt. Now, I want to see what I can achieve professionally." Explaining what "Amebo" was about, she says, "I am a homegirl, I am an indigenous musician. I believe so much in Nigeria. So, "Amebo" talks about our people, our values, our heritage." On 25 May, Muma Gee premiered the song at an exclusive night party in Ikoyi. Other roles she played at the event included meeting fans, signing autographs. "Amebo" was sent to radio afterwards. Maybe I am learning the rules to falling in love, and it's finding interest in my songwriting, maybe not, well I am not sure."
In 2009, Muma Gee released the album's second single "African Juice" and its accompanying music video, the latter of which earned her several
Postgraduate education, or graduate education in North America, involves learning and studying for academic or professional degrees, academic or professional certificates, academic or professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor's degree is required, it is considered to be part of higher education. In North America, this level is referred to as graduate school; the organization and structure of postgraduate education varies in different countries, as well as in different institutions within countries. This article outlines the basic types of courses and of teaching and examination methods, with some explanation of their history. There are two main types of degrees studied for at the postgraduate level: academic and vocational degrees; the term degree in this context means the moving from one stage or level to another, first appeared in the 13th century. Although systems of higher education date back to ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient India and Arabian Peninsula, the concept of postgraduate education depends upon the system of awarding degrees at different levels of study, can be traced to the workings of European medieval universities Italians.
University studies took six years for a bachelor's degree and up to twelve additional years for a master's degree or doctorate. The first six years taught the faculty of the arts, the study of the seven liberal arts: arithmetic, astronomy, music theory, grammar and rhetoric; the main emphasis was on logic. Once a Bachelor of Arts degree had been obtained, the student could choose one of three faculties—law, medicine, or theology—in which to pursue master's or doctor's degrees; the degrees of master and doctor were for some time equivalent, "the former being more in favour at Paris and the universities modeled after it, the latter at Bologna and its derivative universities. At Oxford and Cambridge a distinction came to be drawn between the Faculties of Law and Theology and the Faculty of Arts in this respect, the title of Doctor being used for the former, that of Master for the latter." Because theology was thought to be the highest of the subjects, the doctorate came to be thought of as higher than the master's.
The main significance of the higher, postgraduate degrees was that they licensed the holder to teach. In most countries, the hierarchy of postgraduate degrees is: Master's degrees; these are sometimes placed in a further hierarchy, starting with degrees such as the Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees the Master of Philosophy degree, the Master of Letters degree. In the UK, master's degrees may be taught or by research: taught master's degrees include the Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees which last one year and are worth 180 CATS credits, whereas the master's degrees by research include the Master of Research degree which lasts one year and is worth 180 CATS or 90 ECTS credits and the Master of Philosophy degree which lasts two years. In Scottish Universities, the Master of Philosophy degree tends to be by research or higher master's degree and the Master of Letters degree tends to be the taught or lower master's degree. In many fields such as clinical social work, or library science in North America, a master's is the terminal degree.
Professional degrees such as the Master of Architecture degree can last to three and a half years to satisfy professional requirements to be an architect. Professional degrees such as the Master of Business Administration degree can last up to two years to satisfy the requirement to become a knowledgeable business leader. Doctorates; these are further divided into academic and professional doctorates. An academic doctorate can be awarded as a Doctor of Philosophy degree or as a Doctor of Science degree; the Doctor of Science degree can be awarded in specific fields, such as a Doctor of Science in Mathematics degree, a Doctor of Agricultural Science degree, a Doctor of Business Administration degree, etc. In some parts of Europe, doctorates are divided into the Doctor of Philosophy degree or "junior doctorate", the "higher doctorates" such as the Doctor of Science degree, awarded to distinguished professors. A doctorate is the terminal degree in most fields. In the United States, there is little distinction between a Doctor of Philosophy degree and a Doctor of Science degree.
In the UK, Doctor of Philosophy degrees are equivalent to 540 CATS credits or 270 ECTS European credits, but this is not always the case as the credit structure of doctoral degrees is not defined. In some countries such as Finland and Sweden, there is the degree of Licentiate, more advanced than a master's degree but less so than a Doctorate. Credits required are about half of those required for a doctoral degree. Coursework requirements are the same as for a doctorate, but the extent of original research required is not as high as for doctorate. Medical doctors for example ar
Rivers State known as Rivers, is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. According to census data released in 2006, the state has a population of 5,198,716, making it the sixth-most populous state in the country, its capital and largest city, Port Harcourt, is economically significant as the centre of Nigeria's oil industry. Rivers State is bounded on the South by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Imo and Anambra States, to the East by Akwa Ibom State, to the West by Bayelsa and Delta states, it is home to many indigenous ethnic groups: Ogoni, Ekpeye, Ibani, Eleme and Kalabari, Ogba, Egbema and others. The people from Rivers State are known as "Riverians"; the inland part of the state consists of tropical rainforest. Rivers State, named after the many rivers that border its territory, was part of the Oil Rivers Protectorate from 1885 till 1893, when it became part of the Niger Coast Protectorate. In 1900 the region was merged with the chartered territories of the Royal Niger Company to form the colony of Southern Nigeria.
The state was formed in 1967 with the split of the Eastern Region of Nigeria. In 1996 the state lost territory to form Bayelsa State. In the early days of the colonial period, several protection treaties were signed between various indigenous communities and the British colonial government. Between 1941 and 1952, agitation for the creation of Rivers province began with the formation of the Ijo Rivers People's League. By 1953, the Council of Rivers Chiefs was birthed as a replacement body for the League, the same year, another organisation, the Calabar Ogoja Rivers State Movement became existent; the Council of Rivers Chiefs was renamed in 1954 to Rivers Chiefs and People's Congress and in 1956, the organisation became known as the Rivers Chiefs People's Conference. Until 1958, hopes of an independent state resonated with the region, lingered in the minds of its natives. During the constitutional conference that year, the country's nationhood was affirmed while an agreement was reached on some measures to mitigate the fears of the ethnic minorities in the area.
Around this time, the COR State Movement had broken away to press their own case. Thereafter, the British launched a commission led by Sir Henry Willink to look into the misgivings of these autochthons; the Willink Commission initiated the conception of the Niger Delta Development Board. The purpose was to tackle the problems of underdevelopment, this failed to rise to the expectations of the masses. After much discontent, some of the people attempted to take the extralegal route to achieve their goals. In February 1966, Isaac Boro, Sam Owonaro and Nottingham Dick alongside their supporters proclaimed a "Delta People's Republic"; the rebellion was crushed by the Federal and the old Eastern Nigeria government. On 27 May 1967, under the administration of General Yakubu Gowon, decree No. 14 was issued, allowing the creation of Rivers State. From on, complaints about political marginalisation, environmental degradation and economic pauperisation remained among the Ijaw groups, such that a separate Bayelsa State was carved out of Rivers State by the military government during 1996.
Rivers State is a predominantly low-lying pluvial state in southern Nigeria, located in the eastern part of the Niger Delta on the oceanward extension of the Benue Trough. The inland part of the state consists of tropical rainforest, towards the coast, the typical Niger Delta environment features many mangrove swamps. Rivers State has a total area of 11,077 km², making it the 26th largest state in Nigeria. Surrounding states are Imo and Anambra to the north, Akwa Ibom to the east and Bayelsa to the west. On the south, it is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, its topography ranges with a network of rivers to tributaries. Rainfall is seasonal, variable, as well as heavy, occurs between the months of March and October through November; the wet season peaks in July, lasting more than 290 days. The only dry months are February having little to no effect. Total annual rainfall decreases from about 4,700 mm on the coast, to about 1,700 mm in the extreme north, it is 4,698 mm at 1,862 mm at Degema. For Port Harcourt, temperatures throughout the year are constant with little variation throughout the course of the seasons.
Average temperatures are between 25 °C−28 °C. Some parts of the state still receive up to 150 mm of rainfall during the dry period. Relative humidity dips below 60% and fluctuates between 90% and 100% for most of the year; the land surface of Rivers State can be divided into three zones: freshwater swamps, mangrove swamps and coastal sand ridges. The freshwater zone extends north wards from the mangrove swamps; this land surface is less than 20m above sea level. As a lower Niger floodplain, it contains a greater silt and clay foundation and is more susceptible to perennial inundation by river floods; the floodplain's total thickness rises to about 45m in the northeast and over 9m in the beach ridge barrier zones to the southwest. On coastal sand ridges, the soils are sandy or sandy loams. Various crops are supported including oil palm, raffia palm and cocoyam; the drier upland region of Rivers State covers 61% of landmass while the riverine areas, with a relief range of 2m to 5m, take up 39%. Due to its geographical location, Rivers State has always played an important role in the natural history of Nigeria, having been found to host a vast array of wildlife and plants.
Its tropical rainforests are home to more species than all other local
Olawale Gladstone Emmanuel Rotimi, best known as Ola Rotimi, was one of Nigeria's leading playwrights and theatre directors. He has been called "a complete man of the theatre – an actor, director and designer – who created performance spaces, influenced by traditional architectural forms." Rotimi was the son of Samuel Gladstone Enitan Rotimi a Yoruba steam-launch engineer and Dorcas Adolae Oruene Addo an Ijaw drama enthusiast. He was born in Nigeria, he attended St. Cyprian's School in Port Harcourt from 1945 to 1949, St Jude's School, from 1951 to 1952 and the Methodist Boys High School in Lagos, before travelling to the United States in 1959 to study at Boston University, where he obtained a BA in fine arts. In 1965, he married Hazel Mae Guadreau from Gloucester. In 1966 he obtained an MA from Yale School of Drama, where he earned the distinction of being a Rockefeller Foundation scholar in playwriting and dramatic literature. Rotimi examined Nigeria's history and local traditions in his works.
His first plays, To Stir the God of Iron and Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again, were staged at the drama schools of Boston University and Yale, respectively. Upon returning to Nigeria in the 1960s, Rotimi taught at the University of Ife, where he founded the Ori Olokun Acting Company, Port Harcourt. Owing, in part, to political conditions in Nigeria, Rotimi spent much of the 1990s living in the Caribbean and the United States, where he taught at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2000 he returned to Ile-Ife. Hazel died in only a couple of months before Rotimi's death, his dramas include The Gods Are Not to Blame, a retelling of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex in imaginative verse. Plays, such as If: A Tragedy of the Ruled and Hopes of the Living Dead, premiered at the University of Port Harcourt and was a common play in OAU Drama Department; the radio play Everyone His/Her Own Problem, was broadcast in 1987. His book African Dramatic Literature: To Be or to Become? was published in 1991. Rotimi, a patriot who shunned the attraction of the West and Europe and returned home to contribute his own quota to nation building, was a rare breed.
Diminutive in size but a giant in drama in Africa, he was one of the best things that could have happened to the literary community. His dream of directing a play of 5000 cast members materialised at the Amphi Africa Theater when he was being put to rest as the crowd was drawn to a manuscript of the day's program outline. People made dramatic exit to the stage around his casket with the man turning his casket. Rotimi spent the second half of his last creative decade reworking two of his plays – Man Talk, Woman Talk and Tororo, Roro – and the result, unpublished at the time of his death in 2002, have now been published under the title The Epilogue; the two plays were meant as an epilogue to both Rotimi's theatrical and comic careers, which span the entire spectrum of his career. It is comical and the language used is a version of "Nigerian English"; the works are a social satire and this publication will spur renewed interest in his satires. Rotimi is sure to be remembered as a model in the literary genre whose views have shaped the conduct of the theatre and whose plays have demonstrated the power of drama to shape the thinking of the society and attempted to solve some of the problems encountered in everyday living.
To Stir the God of Iron Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again—depicts the cocoa farmer and businessman Lejoka-Brown as a self-seeking, opportunistic leader who could make better contributions to his country outside of the political arena. The Gods Are Not To Blame—an adaptation of the Greek classic Oedipus Rex. Kurunmi Holding Talks Ovonramven Nogbaisi—the title character luxuriates in the grandeur of his office. Although he is a custodian of culture who inspires people, he does not participate in their struggles. Grip Am Invitation into Madness Akassa Youmi* If: A Tragedy of the Ruled—in If, the young firebrand Hamidu is nowhere to be found when a real commitment is required. Hopes of The Living Dead—Rotimi here depicts a different kind of leader: a selfless, result-oriented, committed leadership complemented by a followership that believes in the good of the generality of its members through the application of itself to the cause, beneficial; when the Criminals Become JudgesThe Epilogue: Two unpublished plays of Ola Rotimi Man Talk, Woman TalkMan Talk, Woman Talk is humorous, as quintessential comedies from the author can be.
He makes use of wry humour to seek a level playing ground for resolution of the biases men and women nurse about one another and which affect mutual co-existence of the two. The scene is a court though devoid of the usual technicalities of court rooms. Instead of legal jargon, there is humour and counter arguments. What the author arrives at is not to prove which gender is superior but to show the complementary r