logo logo

John Nwachimereze Oriji

John Nwachimereze Oriji, Nigerian historian, educator. member Imo State School Management Board, since 1975. Executive; Member His. Society Nigeria, American Society Ethnohistory, Educators to Africa Association, Canada Association African Studies. Anglican.

Background

  • Oriji, John Nwachimereze was born on March 3, 1944 in Eziama-Nvosi, Nigeria. Son of Isaac Erugo and Elizabeth Ezinna (Nzewata) Oriji.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts with honors, University Nigeria, 1967. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1974. Master of Arts, Rutgers University, 1975, Doctor of Philosophy., 1977.

    Career

    • Secretary-general Home Publicity Bureau, Nigeria, 1967-1970. Research fellow Institute African Studies, University Nigeria, Nsukka, 1970-1972, 77-80, lecturer general studies, 1970-1972. Lecturer African history Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1976-1977.

      Secretary, Youth League Nigeria, 1966-1970. Member Imo State School Management Board, since 1975. Executive member Ngwa Cultural Organization, Nsukka, since 1978.

      University Nigeria Foundation scholar, 1963-1967. Gilman fellow, also Federal Government Nigeria scholar, 1972.

    Works

    • Author: Social and Economic History of Ngwa People, 1979. (with others) The Ngwa-Igbo of South-eastern Nigeria, 1980. Editor Ikenga, journal.

      African studies, since 1985, Knowledge magazine, since 1972. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Anglican

    Membership

    Member Imo State School Management Board, since 1975. Executive; Member His. Society Nigeria, American Society Ethnohistory, Educators to Africa Association, Canada Association African Studies.

    Connections

    • Married Rita Odochi Enwereuzor, November 30, 1969. Children– Ndidi, Chioma, Nguchukwu.
    • father: Isaac Erugo Oriji
    • mother: Elizabeth Ezinna (Nzewata) Oriji
    • spouse: Rita Odochi Enwereuzor
    • children: Ndidi Oriji
    • Chioma Oriji
    • Nguchukwu Oriji
    See on larger map
    Born March 3, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality