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Abdulwaheed Adelabu Salihu is a Professor of Finance & Public Management is the Chairman, Board of Fellows, Institute for Political Entrepreneurship (IPEL) as well as Advisory Board Member, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt). He bagged his PhD in Management Science with biasness in Public Management, specializing on Finance & Public Management from the prestigious Management University, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia. He had double Master degrees, namely M.Sc. in Islamic Finance and Banking and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Kolej Universiti Inshania, Malaysia and Ekiti State University, Nigeria respectively. He bagged his B.Sc. (Mathematics & Education) with Second Class Upper Division from University of Ilorin, Nigeria. An educator, political and public sector entrepreneur of international repute, he belongs to the following professional bodies, i.e. Association of National Accountant of Nigeria, Institute of Management Consultants Nigeria, Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Institute of Public Management Nigeria, Association of Entrepreneurship Scholars, The Academy of Management, Nigeria, Malaysian Institute of Management, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance, Nigerian Institute of Management, African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt), Institute for Political Entrepreneurship and Leadership (IPEL) and Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Nigeria. He is a certified national accountant, and chartered management consultant, and principal partner with STM Consults, Abuja, Nigeria.

Professor Abdulwaheed Adelabu Salihu has contributed academic research works/articles in conference proceedings, chapter contribution, and reputable national and international journals. He has equally authored textbooks in Islamic finance and public finance. Presently, he works with Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State at the Department of Business Administration. Presently, he is the Director, Centre for Research Commercialization (CRC), Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State. He has expertise in Islamic Economics, Public Finance, Global Finance & Economic Crisis and Public Sector Economics.
He is the current Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Oyo State, Nigeria.


Professor Egbunu Audu Dangana is an extraction of Obakume in Omala Local Government Area, Kogi State, Nigeria. He had a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Entrepreneurship Studies with the taxonomy of First Class Honours, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science Degree in Management Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Ph.D), Doctor of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship (Ph.D) and a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership in the Department of Business Administration, Kogi State University, Anyigba. The following are his administrative positions nationally and globally:

1. Director, Kogi State University Entrepreneurship Skills Development Centre
2. Director, Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB).
3. Director, Kogi State University Printing Press.
4. Coordinator, Postgraduate Programes, Faculty of Management Sciences, Kogi State University, Anyigba.
5. Chairman, 6th Convocation Ceremonies, Kogi State University, Anyigba (KSU).
6. Consultant to Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), on Entrepreneurship Education for Public Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
7. Consultant to National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Entrepreneurship Education for Private and Public Polytechnics, Monotechnics, Colleges of Health Sciences and Enterprises.
8. Coordinator, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Poultry Revival Scheme, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.
9. Zonal Project Coordinator, United Kingdom (UK) Development Group, London.
10. Certified Entrepreneur by Kennesaw State University, Atlanta Georgia, United States of America (USA).
11. Certified Entrepreneur by Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK).
12. Certified Entrepreneur by Louisiana State University, United States of America (USA).
13. Research Country Coordinator, Texila America University USA.
14. Research Coordinator, Texilla America University, Zambia. Country Representative, International University Bamenda, Cameroon.
15. Country Representative, Central Business School Ghana.
16. Consultant to Ogowodi Nigeria Limited and the Nigerian
Security Printing and Minting Limited on Personalized Digital Certificates and VAC Solutions.
17. Country Representative: New Creation Educational Foundation, The Gambia, Banjul.
18 International Consultant: Technical University, Accra Ghana.
19. Consultant: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) on Entrepreneurship sub-sector.
20. Consultant: Organizational Development Institute Accra, Ghana.
21. Visiting Professor: Veritas University of Nigeria, Abuja
22. Visiting Professor: Salem University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria.
23. Visiting Professor: National Open University Of Nigeria (NOUN), Abuja, Nigeria.
24. Chief Editor: Journal of Entrepreneurial Innovation and Creativity. Department of Business Administration, Kogi State University, Anyigba.

Prof. Audu Dangana is a resolute researcher and Director of African Affairs, IUB, Cameroon, Central Africa and member of many professional Associations in Nigeria and Abroad. He is an entrepreneurship luminary and BoT Member of the Global Confederation of Certified Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institutes (Home of Entrepreneurship and Innovation). Prof. Dangada is a Fellow and Advisory Board Chairman - Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship (ICEnt); Fellow - the Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN); Fellow - African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBEnt); Fellow –Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIMEnt) and Fellow – Institute for Political Entrepreneurship (IPEL)

Matthew Olugbemiga Ilori Ph.D, NIFST, FSM, FCEnt, FTIME

Matthew Olugbenga Ilori, a cerebral and award winner Professor of Technology Management of great repute, obtained his B.Sc. Chemistry and M.Sc., Food Science and Technology in 1979 and 1983 respectively from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, Nigeria. He obtained his Ph.D. in Food Technology from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was a Senior Research Fellow/ acting director of the Technology Planning Unit – a postgraduate unit whicg runs master’s and doctoral level programmes in technology management at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. Professor Ilori was the director of African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation and currently director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife. His fields of interest include food processing, brewing science and technology, technology policy, planning and management, industrial technology management, innovation management, science and technology entrepreneurship. Prof. Ilori is a Member: Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology; Fellow of Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria; Fellow, Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management; Fellow and Advisory Board Chairman, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship and Fellow, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship among others..

Emmanuel Olayiwola Oni PhD, FCMA,MAMN,FCEnt

Emmanuel Oni is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management in the School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology. He holds a PhD from the University of Ilorin (2005). He was Head of Department (2007-2010 and 2011-2013), and Current Dean School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology. He is a Fellow Charted Management Accounting (FCMA), and Fellow, Corporate Human Resource Management Institute (FCRMI). and Member of the Academy of Management, Nigeria. He has successfully supervised several PhDs. He is a Fellow and Advisory Board Member of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship.

Abdul-Hameed Adeola Sulaimon Ph.D., MNIM, ACIPM,MNAM,FCEnt

He is a well-versed, resourceful and cerebral entrepreneurship educator. An internationally-acclaimed Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. A born entrepreneurship teacher, consultant and mentor, educational administrator and manager of great repute. A management strategist and trailblazer in Africa’s Strategic Entrepreneurship, Abdulhameed Sulaimon is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Nigeria. His research interests lies in Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, SMEs Development, Diversity, Entrepreneurship and Society among others. Abdulhameed Sulaimon has many journal publications both at home and abroad and presented papers at Conferences both at home and abroad. A professional par excellence, he is a Member, Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and Member, Nigerian Academy of Management. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria and Editorial Board Chairman of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).

Lasun Mykail Olayiwola Ph.D, MNITP, RTP, MAPA, MAFRES, MTOPREC,FCEnt

An international-acclaimed, multiple-academic award winner and registered Urban and Regional Planner. An authoritative Professor of Urban and Regional Planning with over three decades of teaching, research, development planning, social entrepreneurship, management and academic leadership. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an editorial adviser to African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

Bashir Suleiman Ph.D., FMAN, MSTAN, MIRDI, FCEnt

He is a veteran and renowned mathematician, statistician and quantitative technician. Professor of Mathematics of international repute, Fellow of Mathematical Association of Nigeria and Senior Lecturer/HOD Science Education, Federal University Gusau. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).

Alh. (Hon.) Samaila Mohd A. Mafara MAGENT, PGDPA, FCAI, FCEnt

An Agricultural Economist, former member of House of Assembly, former State Director, NOA and Permanent Secretary LG Service Commission. A political entrepreneur of great repute. Fellow of the Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria and its Pioneer President.

Yakibi A. Afolabi Ph.D.,MNIPM,FCEnt

A multiple academic award winner and UK/US-trained Entrepreneurship and Management Authority. A classic business economist, production manager and human resource manager of great repute. He is seasoned academics, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and HOD Business Administration at Federal University Oye-Ekiti, with about three decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, management and economic growth. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship.

Imam Abdullahi Shuaib FCPA, FCIDA, FIMC, FAAE, FCEnt

Executive Director/CEO Zakat & Sadaqat Foundation; Non-Executive Director Hajj Mabrur Ventures Limited (HMVL); Executive Secretary Nigeria-Arab Association/Nigeria-Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Regional Head (Southwest) Penman Pensions Limited and Executive Director Centre for Peace Initiatives (CPI).


Dr. Helen Opigo holds an HND in Computer studies from the Polytechnic of the South Bank, London, UK now South Bank University, a Master in Business Administration degree with specialization in Management from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt; now Rivers State University and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Policy from the same University. Dr. Opigo has worked with the River State Ministry of Finance in the Treasury Division as a Computer Programmer/Analyst. She also worked in the same capacity with the Computer Center at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. Whilst at the University she taught system to final year Management students. Her services were later transferred to Administration where she rose to Assistant Registrar before leaving to seek greener pastures at the Shell Petroleum Development Company as Manager of the prestigious Shell Club in Port Harcourt. She later transferred to mainstream Shell as Senior Government Relations Adviser on Bayelsa for the company. On leaving the company in 2008 the Government of Bayelsa State appointed her Managing Director of one of their Agricultural Companies ‘Creek Foods Supply Company Limited’ responsible for the sale of produce from the other Agricultural companies, Bayelsa Palm, Bayelsa Sea Foods and Bayelsa Farms till 2012. Dr. Helen Opigo holds membership of several professional institute, including Institute of Policy Management Development, Association of Nigerian Women Academic Doctors (ANWAD), World Association of Academic Doctors (WAAD) USA, Academy of Management Nigeria, Institute of Personnel Management, Association of Nigerian Authors Yenagoa branch. She is a Member, Founding Fathers of Bayelsa State to date. Currently she is a Senior Lecturer at the Federal University Otuoke, where she is Director Entrepreneurship. Prior to this position she was the Head of Department Entrepreneurship and Marketing. She has two daughters Babbie Belemo Opigo and Karen Opigo both Lawyers working in Lagos Nigeria and Dar Es Salaam Tanzania respectively.

Hon. (Chief) Segun Ogunyemi JP MPA, MSM, FCEnt

Honourable Segun Moses Ogunyemi (AKA SEGMOS) is a retired Chief Lecturer, Public Administrator and Strategist. He is an Educational trainer and consultant of great repute. Chief Ogunyemi is a social and political entrepreneur and Award-winning Ex-Local Government Chairman in Oyo State. He is a committed Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship.

Maryam Abdu PhD, FCEnt, FNIM, FABRM, FCAI

A well-versed, resourceful and cerebral entrepreneurship educator. An internationally-acclaimed Doctor of Financial Management and expert in Entrepreneurial Finance, Investment Analysis, Enterprise Risk Management and Financial analysis. A born teacher, educational administrator and manager of great repute. Maryam Abdu is currently, the Chairman of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). Kaduna Chapter, and under her able leadership Kaduna Chapter won the ‘2015 Best Branch’ Award of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). A trailblazer in Africa’s Female Entrepreneurship, Maryam Abdu is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, and the Coordinator, Kaduna State Consultancy Services Unit of Management of Kaduna State University. Her research interests lies in Financial Management, Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance, Female Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management among others. Maryam Abdu has many journal publications both at home and abroad and presented papers at Conferences both at home and abroad. A professional par excellence, Maryam is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs; Fellow, Academy of Business and Retail Management; Fellow Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered); Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration; Member, The Academy of Management Nigeria and Member, International Research and Development Institute among others.

Dr. Eke Vincent Ikechukwu M.Sc.MBA,MNIMN,MNIM,MNAEEN,FCEnt

Eke Vincent Ikechukwu is a Chief Lecturer in Department of Marketing and the Pioneer Director of Entrepreneurship Development Centre,Federal Polytechnic Bauchi. He holds Double B.Sc in Marketing and in Management, Double Masters Degree in Marketing and in Management and double Postgraduate Diploma degrees in Education and Management. He is a member of several professional bodies and a Fellow of this great institute. His teaching and research interests include entrepreneurial marketing, economics, small business management and centre more on entrepreneurship development as a core area of interest. He has published several international journals and text books. A renowned entrepreneurship mentor,trainer and consultant,he has mentored and consulted for several small and medium size enterprises within and outside Nigeria.

Prof. Nebath Tanglang FCEnt

Prof. Nebath Tanglang is a Professor in Physical and Health Education (Sport Management). He has Bachelor of Education (P.H.E) Hons – Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Masters of Education, P.H.E (Sports Psychology) – University of Lagos; Doctor of Philosophy, P.H.E (Sports Management) – Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Professor Tanglang is presently the Director, Academic Planning, National Open University of Nigeria, has held the position of Centre Director, Gombe Study Centre, Director Learners Support Services; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration. He was recently appointed Director, African Council for Distance Education, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (ACDE-QAAA). Professor Tanglang is married with children.


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