The Federal University of Technology, Minna, in conjunction with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (tetfund) Nigeria, will be holding a workshop on manuscript development and handling from 4th – 5th July 2017.


1. Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capacitation through Patent and Technology transfer

2. Manuscript Style and Packaging

3. Problems of Academic Manuscript publishing in Developing Countries

4. Knowledge Management and its essence in Academic Publishing Environment

5. Using reference managers to organise cited articles handling

6. The Significance of Anti-plagiarism in modern day authorship.

Venue: Academic Publishing Centre, Federal University of Technology, Main Campus, Gidan Kwano, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.


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Professor Sunny E. Iyuke (Keynote Speaker)

Sunny Iyuke is a professor of Chemical and Process Engineering who was the Head of School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa from 2009 - 2014. Sunny has published more than 255 articles in journals and conferences worldwide. He is the current Principal/Chief Executive for the Petroleum Training Institute in Warri, Delta State in Nigeria. He has produced numerous patents in nanotechnology locally and internationally including World Intellectual Property Organization of International Bureau. He is a chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, UK, Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and a Fellow of South African Academy of Engineering.

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Professor Ahmed Ibrahim attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1991, where he obtained his B.Sc degree in Quantity Surveying in 1998, after which he joined the quantity surveying department of the university as assistant lecturer in 2000. Doko proceeded to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in 2001, where he obtained his M.Sc degree in construction engineering and management in 2003, from where he proceeded to Loughborough University, United Kingdom in 2004, where he obtained his Ph.D degree in 2007. Professor Doko served as head of quantity surveying department of the university between 2008 to 2012. He was first appointed as the managing director of the main consultancy firm of the university (ABUCONS) in 2010.

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Professor Nnadi Kenneth Ugwu

Professor Nnadi has B. Sc. In 1983, M. Sc. in 1994 and Ph.D degree from the University of Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria in 2002. He is currently a Professor of Economics and Maritime Management Technology, Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He has served as the head, Department of Transport Management Technology, the head, Department of Maritime Management Technology and Associate Dean, School of Management Technology in the same university. He has also served as chairman of several university committees and panels in Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He has authored two (2) books, co-authored five (5) books and edited/co-edited three (3) books. He has chapters in five (5) books, chapters in seven (7) proceedings, more than forty (40) peer reviewed journal articles and twelve (12) conference papers. He has served as Editor-in- Chief of three journals, Associate Editor of eight journals, Consulting Editor of a journal, External Examiner to three institutions, Professorial Assessor to five institutions, Visiting professor to three institutions and member of Governing Council of Anchor University, Lagos. He has supervised more than twenty Ph.D students, more than twenty M.Sc students and fifteen MBA students.


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Professor Morenikeji Olakanmi Oluwole

Professor Morenikeji attended the University of Calabar where he obtained his B.Sc. in Geography and Regional Planning and between 1986 - 1988 pursued his M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning Studies at the University of Benin. He enrolled for his Ph.D in the Department of Geography, FUT, Minna on part time basis in 1992, in the course of which he secured a Nigerian - Italian Scholarship, which enabled him to do part of his Ph.D at the University of Trieste, Italy on split - site basis. He bagged his Ph.D in Transportation Planning in 1998. He joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 1990 as an Assistant Lecturer and steadily rose through the ranks to become the first alumnus of the University to become a professor in 2006. He has held many positions within and outside the University among which are; pioneering Head of Department, URP, Deputy Director of the Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development (CHSUD), University's pioneering SERVICOM Vocal Officer, Dean, School of Environmental Technology, a position he held simultaneously with that of Coordinator of the New School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology, Chairman, University Anti-Plagiarism Committee and Web Content Committee and member of the Governing Council from 2008 - 2012. A man of innovations, his thoughtful memos to the University Management contributed to the Anti-plagiarism Policy which brought the University into limelight as the first public university in Nigeria to implement the use of Turnitin Anti-plagiarism Software and its being awarded the Academic Integrity Certification in 2013. At the national level, Prof. Morenikeji served as the Alternate Secretary for Urban and Rural Development Thematic Area of the Vision 20: 2020 and also the Returning Officer for the Niger East Senatorial Election. A well-published scholar, he is currently the DVC (Academic) has supervised 10 Ph.D and over 20 M.Tech and PGD students. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners and a Registered Member of the Town Planners Registration Council (TOPREC). He is happily married with children.


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Professor Adenike Oyinlola Osofisan

Professor (Mrs.) Adenike Oyinlola Osofisan, FNCS, FNIM holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science/Economics, an M.Sc in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and a PhD in Computer Science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife as the first woman in Nigeria to have a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science. She also has an MBA (Finance and Accounts) of the University of Ibadan in 1993. She graduated with nine distinctions as the MBA award winner for her set. Prof (Mrs.) Osofisan is a professor at the department of Computer science, University of Ibadan which she currently heads. She was the President and Chairman of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (2005-2009) as the first woman to head the Council. Professor (Mrs.) Osofisan has been a research fellow in the International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (IITAP) Iowa State University Ames; Swinburae University of Technology, Melbourine, Australia; and Loria laboratory France, among others. She is a Fellow of Nigeria Institute of Management, the Nigeria Computer Society and also a Life member of the Nigeria Economic Society. In addition, she is a member of the Association of computing machinery in America and member of Computer society, IEEE. She is a Fellow of many professional associations and member board of Trustees of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association and board member Computerize Nigeria Project, she is involved in many developmental initiatives from the United Nations. Professor (Mrs.) Osofisan has won numerous honours and awards for distinguishing herself in various endeavours. Currently, she is the Director of the University of Ibadan School of Business. She is married to Professor Femi Osofisan, a prominent professor of theatre and literature and they are blessed with four children.


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Paul Clark

BA (Hons) Diploma in Management Studies, Honorary Doctorate in Recognition of Regeneration Programme, Director, Gateway Associates (UK) Ltd

Paul Clark has focussed much of his working life to date in the British Trade Union movement and at the heart of the UK Government. Paul worked for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (1980-1986) (now Unite) as a researcher to the President and General Secretary and subsequently as the union's education officer. He then transferred to the Trades Union Congress where Paul worked for 11 years managing the TUC's residential training and conference centre in London.
In 1997 Paul was elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Gillingham and Rainham (35 miles south east of London). During his 13 years in Parliament he held various positions including Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister, to the Housing and Regeneration Minister (Lord Falconer of Thornton), Government Whip and Transport Minister with responsibility for, amongst other things, aviation, shipping, roads, railways and road safety. Paul was recognised as a 'campaigning' MP, working closely with his constituents and seeking to make Parliament as accessible and as relevant as possible. Paul remains closely linked with the political establishment in the UK and holds a number of unpaid positions within the voluntary sector and with universities in the UK.
In 2010 Paul established Gateway Associates (UK) Ltd and Gateway Associates (Uganda) Ltd. The ethos behind 'Gateway' is to assist organisations to open the gateways to their goals and aspirations, by combining a vast network of talents and skills that Paul and other associates have amassed over the years. He is married with two grown up children.

brimer_1389207110_08Nicholas Aitalegbe

MSc. Globalisation and Corporate Governance, PGCE in Development Studies, B Agric. Animal Science, Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Development, NVQ Level 5 in Health and Safety

Nicholas has over 18 years proven expertise in development and management training; especially in sustainable development, general management and construction / health and safety. He has background in a wide range of industries, including construction, agriculture, corporate management, hygiene services and occupational health and safety. He was instrumental to the coordination of extension workers and service providers training for over 7 years at Farmers Care Project in Swaziland, Southern Africa from 1999, where he remains an ex-officio director to date. Nicholas has a MSc in Development Studies, with specialisation in Globalisation and Corporate Governance at the University of South Africa, where he obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Development Studies in 2008. He also has a B. Agric from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 1992, with specialty in Animal Sciences. He is the Executive Director at the Centre for Regional and International Development, and was instrumental to CRID's extended operations in the African sub region, and played key roles in its extension to Asia and the Caribbean. He is married and a father of four children.


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The Full Workshop Agenda

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Prof. Stella N. Zubairu

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Prof. (Mrs.) Stella Zubairu is the Chairman, Organizing Committee, International Workshop on Manuscript Development and Handling - 2017. She could be reached at the email address above.