Omaji is a highly versatile professional and Professor of Criminology. He has
over 37 years of outstanding track
records in university teaching, public policy/management practices, and
leadership training. Academically, he specialises in the sociology of law, with
particular focus on crime prevention, justice systems (including alternative
dispute resolution) and security studies. Vocationally, he consults in
leadership development - including vision formulation, strategy development,
organisational health and superior performance.
Omaji has remarkable management experiences in public service at the Senior Executive
Service level in Australia, with significant achievements in policy development
and program implementation. He is highly accomplished in educational
leadership, having served at several levels culminating in the positions of educational
Deputy CEO in Australia and Vice Chancellor in Nigeria.
Omaji’s teaching, management and leadership practices have occurred across continents (Nigeria, Australia, Singapore, India, South Africa, USA,
Canada, UK, Sweden, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Ethiopia, Ghana, etc). Inclusive
are his services as Deputy Secretary, Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological
Association and Executive Council Member, International Society of Victimology.
He has authored several publications in
criminology and leadership fields. These include Rites of Passage: Aboriginal Youth, Crime & Justice (1996);
Responding to Youth Crime: Towards Radical Criminal Justice Partnerships
(2003); Audacity of Leading Right: An Odyssey Towards Virtuous
Leadership (2015); Lead for Life: 7 Essentials for Upright & High-Impact Leadership
(2015); and Leadership & Youth
Building Peace: the United Nations and Nigeria’s National
Youth Service Corp in Perspective (2017).
Omaji is an instructor in criminology, peace studies & conflict resolution
at the National Open University of Nigeria; and resource person in executive programmes
and leadership development for several organisations including the Association
of African Universities. Professor Omaji achieves his objectives
through creating and leading goal-focused team environments, underpinned by the values of Integrity, Skilfulness,
Accountability and Professionalism (ISAP).
Professor Paul Omojo Omaji
Date, Place and State of
7 June, 1956; Idah; Kogi
128A, Cluster 3, River
Park Estate, Airport Road, Abuja
Mobile phone number
Number of Children
attended with dates
LEA Primary Schools –
Oganenigu, Oguma, Okpo, & Agojeju (1963-1969)
St Peter’s College, Idah
Federal School of Arts
and Science, Mubi (1975-77)
Ahmadu Bello University,
University, Canberra. Australia (1988-1991)
University of Canberra,
Canberra. Australia (1989-1990)
University of Western
Australia, Perth. Australia (1996-97)
Melbourne. Australia (2005-06)
Academic Qualifications obtained with dates (chronologically)
Grad Cert, Public Policy
and Management, Monash University,
Master of Laws (LLM), University
of Western Australia, Perth
PhD Sociology (of Law), Australian National University, Canberra Australia
Grad. Dip. Legal Studies, University of Canberra, Canberra Australia
B.Sc. Sociology, Ahmadu Bello University,
Higher School Certificate, Federal School of Arts
& Science, Mubi
West African School
St Peters College, Idah
2018 – To
and Head of Criminology and Security Studies, Chrisland University, Abeokuta
Teaching of courses; administration of the Department; and support for
the broader University management.
2017 – 2018
of Criminology: Facilitator
and Project Supervisor, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, NIGERIA
Provision of instructional guide to students of Criminology &
Security Studies and Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution; and supervision
of research projects at Undergraduate, PGD and Masters/PhD levels.
2013 – To
Executive Officer, Omaji Leadership Solutions, Abuja, NIGERIA.
Establishment and day to day running of the leadership/management development
business; handling all strategic and operational matters; training, modeling and
problem-solving with authentic leadership; and mentoring new generation of
2008 – 2016
of Criminology, Salem University, Lokoja.
Development of the Criminology Programme, including teaching to
establish models of good practice.
2008 – 2012
Vice Chancellor, Salem University, Lokoja. Kogi State, NIGERIA.
Building a brand new University as Chief Executive and Academic Officer;
advising Chancellor on the affairs of
the University; providing strategic leadership and management of the University;
teaching; representing the
University with external bodies and stakeholders; and day to day directing and
running of the activities of the University.
2003 – 2007
Assistant Secretary (Australian Government Commonwealth Senior Executive
Leadership Policy & Repatriation Branch, Department of Families,
Community Services, & Indigenous Affairs, Canberra
Key responsibilities: Developing advice for the Minister on Indigenous
leadership policy, strategy and reconciliation issues; developing repatriation policy
and program; leading overseas representations for the return of human remains;
and managing human and financial resources to perform Branch functions.
Assistant Secretary (Branch Manager)
Land Policy & Repatriation Branch, Office of Indigenous Policy
Key responsibilities: Advice to the Minister on land reform policy;
resources issues (e.g. fishing, forestry, mining); reconciliation issues;
development of repatriation policy and program implementation; and management
of human and financial resources to perform Branch functions
Assistant Secretary (Branch Manager)
Human Rights Branch, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services,
Key responsibilities: Advice to
the Minister on human rights policy and program; environment and heritage; Bringing Them Home Report
implementation; and management of human and financial resources to perform
2001 – July 2003
Deputy Director (DVC equivalent)
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary
Education, Northern Territory Australia
Key responsibilities: Assisting
the Director and Institute Council; leading strategic planning and
organizational accountability; managing all Institute operations including
prudent financial and human resource acquisition/allocations/acquittals;
developing and maintaining property/facilities; managing students & staff
wellbeing; and coordinating complaints resolution.
Senior Academic, Course Coordinator & Research Manager
Schools of Social Science, and Justice and Business Law, Edith Cowan
University, Perth Australia
Key responsibilities: Working with Faculty Dean on university
administration; providing leadership and management of Schools’ research,
curriculum development, and teaching programs; and active participation in
University and community services; serving on various university committees.
Prevention Unit, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra Australia
Key responsibilities: Working with Unit Director on topical research
issues; developing research and evaluation frameworks for best practice in
violence prevention; and coordinating Australian Government Violence Prevention
1988 - 1991
Scholar and Tutor
Department of Sociology, Australian
Key responsibilities: Completing a PhD dissertation; and conducting
tutorials and assessing assignments in the Criminology course.
1981 – 1987
Graduate Assistant, Lecturer II & Lecturer I
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Key responsibilities: Head of Sociology, School of Basic Studies;
curriculum development, teaching and research in general sociology, African
societies and cultures, crime and deviance, and the sociology of law; serving
on various university committees.
Over 38 years of contribution to curriculum development,
teaching and learning at pre-degree, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels in several areas of my academic
specialities – sociology, criminology (crime analysis, policing, judicial
process and corrections), victimology, human rights, youth justice, comparative
legal systems, conciliation/arbitration law & practice, peace education, cultural
diversity in law and justice, and security & terrorism studies. I designed most
of the following course units in face to face and distance learning
Post graduate units for the MBA (Justice Administration) Course
JUS5101 The Justice Environment
JUS5103 Research and Evaluation in
JUS5104 Comparative Legal Systems
LAW 200.556 Policing Issues for 21st
Century (University of Western
CSS 405 Traditional and Informal
Mechanisms of Crime Control
CSS 309 Sociology of Crime and Delinquency
JUS3301 Issues in Justice I (internal
and external), focusing on ethics, Aboriginal issues, and sentencing law
JUS3401 Issues in Justice 2
JUS3131 Commercial and organised crime
(internal and external)
JUS3204 Civil & Criminal Procedure
(internal and external).
Individuals and States 2 (Private international law – individuals and
3302 Individuals and States 1 (Public international law – relations between
Commerce and Transactions 2 (embodying industrial relations law, and enterprise
bargaining law & practice)
Commerce and Transactions 1 (embodying contract law, corporations law, and
trade practices law)
CSS 207 Victimology
JUS2101 Cultural Diversity, Law and
JUS2205 Criminology 2 – major theories
and their application
JUS2204 Criminal Law
2402 Discrimination and Rights 2 (international human rights law)
2302 Discrimination and Rights I (local racial and sex discrimination laws, and
affirmative action law)
Conduct of Government 2 (international law and comparative legal framework of
Conduct of Government 1 (Australian political systems of democracy and
comparative constitutional laws)
SOC 202 Sociology of Law (Social
origins and impact of law in Nigerian and other societies)
CRP 107 Sociology of Law
JUS1104 Introduction to Systems of
Introduction to Legal Studies 2 (Sociology of law: applying critical
disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences to the study of law)
Introduction to Legal Studies 1 (Australian legal system, standard skills and
methods in legal research and analysis)
SOC 101 African Societies and Cultures
SOC 102 Elements of Sociology
Units in Specialist Courses/Programmes
Peace Education (Association of African
Universities Webinar Series)
Civic Responsibility and Leadership (Youth
Entrepreneurial Training Course, Nigeria).
University Diploma in Policing
(Criminology and Security course, Singapore).
Introduction to Justice (Prison
Officers Training Course, Australia).
Justices of the Peace (Ministry of
African cultures (University of Western
Australia Extension Program)
Introductory Sociology (Correctional
Administration in the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos).
Human Relations (Intermediate and
Junior Staff Training programme at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria).
My teaching is fundamentally
student-centred, aimed at producing independent leaders (in thinking and
action) with skills to critique and construct idea schemes that carry
socio-economic significance locally and internationally. I am guided by the
‘nurturing’ philosophy which encourages students to develop:
independent learning and pro-active
attitude to set tasks;
critical thinking as evidenced by
skills in reflecting, identifying, questioning, analysing, predicting,
problem-solving, and synthesising issues;
communication as evidenced by clear
writing and confidence in public presentation; and
competency-based learning, supported by
other generic skills necessary for adaptation and leadership as change agents
in the world around them.
My research and publication contributions
are largely in the fields of criminology, justice and law-related disciplines, consisting
research supervision and mentoring,
collateral guidance and proposal reviews for staff and students, and thesis
publication of books, book chapters,
refereed journal articles, monographs
(including technical reports), and non-refereed professional materials
(including local/international conference/seminar presentations); and
several media presentations of research
Most of these components of my research
work have been variously supported by grants and have had wide applications. Publications and other scholarly/professional
contributions have had widespread national and international interests
and positive reviews.
Omaji, P. (2017) Leadership & Youth Building
Peace: the United Nations and Nigeria’s National Youth Corps Service in
Perspective. Charleston, USA. ISBN 978 19780085 19.
Omaji, P. (2015) Lead for Life: 7 Essentials for
Upright & High-Impact Leadership. Charleston, USA. ISBN 9 78099429082
Omaji, P. (2015) Audacity of Leading Right: An
Odyssey Towards Virtuous Leadership. Charleston, USA. ISBN 9 78099429080 9.
Omaji, P. (2015) Melody Lines of a Christian
Leader: Selected Weekly Wisdom of Reverend Benson Reuben. Charleston, USA.
ISBN 9 78099429084 7.
Omaji, P. (2003) Responding to Youth Crime:
Critical Partnerships for Criminal Justice. Sydney: Federation Press.
ISBN 1 87606720 9.
Omaji, P. et. al. (2002) Youth and the Future:
Effective youth services for the year 2015. Hobart: Australian
Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. ISBN 1 875236 54 6.
Omaji, P. (2000) Handbook for Justices of the
WA Ministry of Justice.
Omaji, P. and Beresford, Q. (1998) Our State of
Mind: Racial Planning and the Stolen Generations.
Fremantle Arts Centre Press ISBN 1 86368 235 X .
Omaji, P. and Beresford, Q. (1996) Rites of
Passage: Aboriginal Youth Crime and Justice. Perth: Fremantle Arts
Centre Press ISBN 1 8636 8137 X.
Omaji, P. (1996) Making Justice Culturally
Edith Cowan University. ISBN 0 7298 0262 0.
Omaji, P. (1993) Regulating School Discipline
Edith Cowan University. ISBN 0 7298 0163 2.
Prevention & the Leadership Question
Social Origins of
Influence: An Audacious Typology
Association: A Leadership Insight into Destinies
University Advancement and Resource Mobilisation
Omaji, P. et. al. (2014) “Science and
Technology Education”, submitted to the Technical Advisory Group, for Kogi
State Delegates to the National Conference. 28 April, 2014.
Omaji, P. et. al. (2014) “Affordable
Housing”, submitted to the Technical Advisory Group, for Kogi State Delegates
to the National Conference. 28 April, 2014.
Omaji, P. et. al. (2014) “Free Education”,
submitted to the Technical Advisory Group, for Kogi State Delegates to the
National Conference. 21 April, 2014.
Omaji, P. et. al. (2000) Working with the
adolescents to prevent domestic violence: the Northam Project.
Omaji, P. (1999) WA Drug Court Feasibility Study
Edith Cowan University.
Omaji, P. (1998) PC-COPS Evaluation Report.
Omaji, P. (1995) Quality Assurance Review.
Perth: WA Dog
Omaji, P. (1987) Legal Infrastructures and the
development of small-scale food processing industries in Nigeria,
Nigeria: Social Sciences Council of Nigeria.
P. (2018) ‘The Nigeria Project: Nation Building in need of Igala Leadership
Virtues’, in Okpanachi, J. O.; Nathan, O. E. and Sule S. O. (eds) Building the Nation: Igala and the Nigeria
Project. Onoja Dreams Network Ltd.
P. (2001) ‘Indigenous People and the Real crime of the state: a Human
Rights perspective’, Garkawe, S and Fisher, W. (2001) Australian Indigenous
Human Rights. The Federation Press.
P. (1998) 'The Future of Africa: A crime and justice perspective', in Adesida,
J. (ed.) The Future of Africa. Ivory Coast: World Bank.
P. (1997) 'The Violent Juvenile Offender', in A. Borowski and I. O'Connor (eds)
Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Corrections. Melbourne: Longman. ISBN 0
582 80365 9; pp206-224.
P. (1997) 'Critical Issues in Managing Young Offenders: A Review of Western
Australian Initiatives'. Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice: Toward 2000
and Beyond Conference Proceedings. Canberra:
Australian Institute of Criminology. ISBN 0 642 24043 4.
P. and Beresford, Q. (1996) 'Preventing Aboriginal Juvenile Crime', in Stirr,
P. (ed) Crime Prevention: Everybody's Business. Perth: ISBN 0646 25589 4. ppl41-149.
P. (1993) 'Schools and Juvenile Crime Prevention', in L. Atkinson and S. Gerull (eds) National Conference on Juvenile
Justice Proceedings. Canberra:
Australian Institute of Criminology. ISBN 0 642 19620 6. pp399-412.
P. (1997) 'Infringement by Unauthorised Importation Under Australia's
Intellectual Property Laws', European Intellectual Property Review
P. (1997) 'Personal Reflections on the 1997 Western Society of Criminology
Conference'. The Western Criminologist Spring 1997. pp7- 8.
P. (1997) 'Justice and Nation-building: Lessons from the Multicultural Justice
Education Project', National Police Ethnic Advisory Bureau News, No. 4
February 1997, pp4-5.
P. (1995) 'Industrial Justice in Australia: A Socio-legal Overview',
Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 2 (2). Seoul, Korea.
P. (1995) 'Custodial sentencing in Australia's juvenile justice
system', The India Law Institute Journal, Vol.37 no.4, pp483-495.
P. (1995) 'Editorial', Journal of Australian Crime Prevention Council.
P. (1994) 'The Right to be a Child and the Limits of Law', Childright
Bulletin, Vol. 5 No. 6 August 1994.
P. (1994) 'Discipline Policies: Reclaiming our Schools from Violence', QUEST
Edith Cowan University Research News Magazine. Vol. 2 No. 2 June 1994.
P. (1993) 'State and Industrial Relations: Background to the Adoption of
Compulsory Arbitration Law in Australia
British Journal of Industrial Relations. Vol 31 No. 1 March 1993,
Omaji, P. (2017) “The accountable organization:
personal & organisational accountability”. Presented to NNPC Medical Services
Executives Workshop. Abuja. 11 October 2017.
Omaji, P. (2017) “The Imperative of Good Leadership
and Management in Achieving Organisational Goals and Strategies: NYSC in
Perspective. Presented at the 2017 NYSC Management Conference. Eliel Centre,
Jos Plateau State. 25-29 September, 2017.
Omaji, P. (2017) “Youth Building
Peace”, Public Lecture to Commemorate 2017 International Day of Youth in Nigeria, NYSC
Orientation Camp, Kubwa, Abuja. 12 August 2017.
Omaji, P. (2017) “Leadership and Decision Making”.
Presented at Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Workshop for
Executives. NDIC Academy, Utako, Abuja. 8 August 2017.
Omaji, P. (2017) “Teamwork: Leading Ethically for
Corporate Success”. Presented at the Committee of Vice Chancellors Workshop for
High-Level Executives (Vice Chancellors and Pro-Chancellors), Statesman’s
Hotel, Abuja. 31 May 2017.
Omaji, P. (2016) “Promoting Peace Education and
Conflict Prevention/Resolution in African Universities”. Association of
African Universities Webinar. 30
Omaji, P. (2016) “University Innovation and
Intellectual Property Rights”. Presented at the Association of African Universities Leadership
Development Workshop, Accra, Ghana, 23 November, 2016.
Omaji, P. (2016) “Personal Leadership Development”.
Presented at Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Workshop for
Executives. Sojourner Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. 5 September 2016.
Omaji, P. (2016) “Implementing a Performance
Management System”. Presented at Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)
Workshop for Executives. Sojourner Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. 12 July 2016.
Omaji, P. (2016) “Personal Accountability in
Leadership”. Presented at the Strategic Leadership & Management Programme
organised by Rova College of Healthcare Executives for the Federal Ministry of
Health. 2 June, 2016.
Omaji, P. (2016) “Leadership and Intellectual
Property Rights”. Presented at the Association of African Universities Leadership
Development Workshop, Ilorin Nigeria, 10-13 May, 2016 and Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia, 24-26 May, 2016.
Omaji, P. (2016) “Personal and Organisational
Accountability”. Presented at the Strategic Leadership & Management
Programme organised by Rova College of Healthcare Executives in collaboration
with the Department of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health. 23
Omaji, P. (2015) “University Advancement &
Resource Mobilisation Through External Linkages”. Keynote Paper presented to the
Association of African Universities Leadership Development Workshop at Kigali,
Rwanda, 14-16 October, 2015.
Omaji, P. (2015)
“Fostering University-Industry Linkages”. Presented at the Association of
African Universities Leadership Development Workshop 8 at Gaborone, Botswana, 10-14
Omaji, P. (2015) “Is
Internationalisation of Higher Education the Panacea for Africa’s Development
Needs?” Presented at AAU Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents
of African Universities, Kigali. 2-5 June, 2015.
Omaji, P. (2014) “Leadership without
ego”, delivered to Seminar organized by Ken Nnamani Leadership and Development
Centre, Abuja. 28 August, 2014.
Omaji, P. (2014) “Leadership: the Spirit
of Entrepreneurship”, delivered to Becoming an Entrepreneur Seminar organized
by Stance Pty Ltd, Abuja. 14 June, 2014.
Omaji, P. (2014) “Human Relations in
Professional Security Work”, Security Awareness Training Seminar for National
Assembly Staff Abuja. 12 June, 2014.
Omaji, P. (2014) “Triangle of
Criminality”, Security Awareness Training Seminar for National Assembly Staff
Abuja. 11 June, 2014.
Omaji, P. (2014) “Secure National
Assembly, Secure the Nation”, Security Awareness Training Seminar for National
Assembly Staff Abuja. 11 June, 2014.
Omaji, P. (2014) “Leadership: Roles and
Functions, delivered to In-Plant Seminar for the National Assembly Service
Commission Staff, organized the Centre for Management Development, Abuja. 10
Omaji, P. (2013) “Enhancing
Capacity Building, Competency Management, and Productivity in the Public
sector”, Paper prepared for the National Summit for all public institutions on
National workplace intelligence, security and performance effectiveness;
organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, International
Conference Centre, Abuja. 18-19 December, 2013
P. (2013) Entrepreneurship Education and the leadership challenge in Nigeria”,
Plenary paper, delivered to the Summit organized by the House of Representative
Committee on Education. Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja. 17-18
P. (2013) “Abuja Commitment: Accelerating progress for women and girls through
gender transformative HIV Responses and Post 2015 Priorities”, A communiqué
developed for the High
Level Meeting of the GlobalPOWER® Women Network Africa (in collaboration with
the African Union Commission with the support of UNAIDS), Abuja. 27-28 June
Omaji, P. (2013)
“Do Local Governments Matter?”, Motivational Address to Kogi State Local
Government Executives Seminar, Lokoja. 13 June 2013.
Omaji, P. (2013)
“Rekindling Mission Work in Igalaland”, Keynote Address to the
Interdenominational Leadership Conference, Ayigba, organised by The
Reconcilers’ Ministry, 1 June 2013.
Omaji, P. (2012)
“Private Higher Education at the Crossroads: Strategic Planning & the
Pursuit of the Public Good”, Plenary Paper at the Association of African
Universities Conference on the Role of Private Universities in Higher
Education in Africa, AU Secretariat, Addis Ababa 8-11 Aug 2012.
P. (2012) “Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Mediation” in a theme: TOWARDS
HOLISTIC CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, 1st Annual International Conference of
Professionals in Conflict Management, Salem University, Lokoja. 2 August 2012.
Omaji, P. (2012)
“Maximising our innate capacities Presentation to UEC Youth For Christ Youth
Summit, 12 May 2012, Abuja
Omaji, P. (2012)
“African Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: A Comparative Study”. Access to Justice
Workshop, 6 March 2012, Lokoja.
P. (2012) “Developing Excellence and Leaders Assembly”, presented to Total
Leadership Training Concept meeting (afternoon session) on 29 February 2012,
Salem University, Lokoja.
Omaji, P. (2012)
“Trials & Triumphs in Excellency”,
presented to Total Leadership Training Concept meeting on 29
February 2012, Salem University, Lokoja
Omaji, P (2011) “Power
in the Manpower”, A key note address to ITF Students Industrial Working
Experience Scheme, 1 Dec 2011, Salem University, Lokoja.
P. (2011) “Raising Global Leaders: Action for NV 20: 2020, Transformation Agenda
& Beyond”, Lead Paper at 2nd ASUP National Conference, Federal
Polytechnic Idah, 23 Nov 2011.
Omaji, P. (2011)
“Alumnus as Agent of Change”, Presentation to ABU Alumni Recognition Night,
Lokoja, 22 Oct 2011.
Omaji, P. (2011) “Association of African Universities INPUT FOR APRM
QUESTIONNAIRE REVIEW”, submitted to the APRM
Validation Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 – 17 March 2011.
Omaji, P. (2010)
“Leadership: An Imperative for Development”, Keynote address to Development
Think Tank, Lokoja, 14 August 2010.
Omaji, P. (2010)
“Leading for Change”, presented to Total Leadership Training Concept meeting on
10 May 2010, Salem University, Lokoja
P. (2007) ‘Australian Government International Repatriation Program’,
Indigenous Leadership Development seminar (with Repatriation Team), Canberra
P. (2005) ‘Land Reform: Changes to Aboriginal
Land Rights Act’, Office of Indigenous
Policy Coordination, Canberra Australia (with J. Litchfield).
P. (2003) ‘Working with Indigenous and ethnically diverse communities’. A
Plenary address to From Crime to Closure, Annual Crime Stoppers
International Training Conference, Melbourne,
P. (2003) ‘Capitalising our capabilities’, Strategic Planning seminar,
Batchelor Institute, September 2003.
P. (2003) ‘Building the Future with our Youth: Seven Commandments for
Neighbourhood Crime Prevention’, Keynote Address to the National Neighbourhood
Watch Conference Darwin,
2-5 September 2003.
P. (2003) ‘Hello, Restorative Justice! Are victims being served?’,
for XIth International Symposium on Victimology, Stellenbosch, South Africa,
13-18 July 2003.
P. (2002) ‘Criminal justice partnership and youth crime prevention’,
International Conference on Youth Crime Prevention, Malmo, Sweden, 7-8 March
P. (2002) ‘‘Towards the Future’: Beyond our normal horizons’, Strategic
Planning seminar, Batchelor Institute, September 2002. Northern Territory,
P. (2002) ‘Telling histories: A crime, justice and human rights perspective’,
Batchelor Institute, August 2002. Northern Territory, Australia.
P. (2002) ‘Academic promotions’, Batchelor Institute, June 2002. Northern Territory,
P. (2002) ‘Performance Management’, Batchelor Institute, February 2002.
Northern Territory, Australia.
P. (2001) ‘Promoting Indigenous Employment in Education and Training’, DETYA
Seminar, Batchelor Institute, 26 & 27 September 2001. Northern Territory,
P. (2001) ‘Mind the Gap’: From strategic programming to strategic agility’,
Batchelor Institute, September 2001. Northern Territory, Australia.
P. (2001) ‘The power of learning’, Batchelor Institute, March 2001. Northern
P. (2001) ‘The face behind the numbers: Cultural Diversity and Crime Stoppers’,
National Conference of Crime Stoppers, Darwin, August 2001. Northern Territory,
P. (2001) ‘Crime in rural Australia’, A Plenary Paper, Australian Institute of
Criminology Conference, Townsville, August 2001. Queensland, Australia.
P. (2000) ‘Teaching law to Justices’, Invited presentation to the Royal
Association of Justices Seminar, Northam. 22 March 2000. Western Australia.
P. (2000) ‘Justices training and the law’ Invited presentation to the Royal
Association of Justices Seminar, Dongara. 18 March 2000. Western Australia.
P. (2000) ‘Indigenous People and the Real crime of the state: a Human
Rights perspective. An invited paper. Ballina, 11-13 February 2000. New South
P. (1999) ‘Crime and Justice in Africa’, International Conference on New
Africa’s Perspectives: Africa, Australasia
& the Wider World at the end of the 20th Century. AFSAAP ’99. University of Western Australia. 26-28 November 1999.
P. (1999) ‘Evaluating Police Crime Prevention Initiatives’, Australian and New Zealand
Society of Criminology Conference. University
of Western Australia. 28
September – 1 October 1999. Perth, Australia
P. (1999) ‘Why is training important’, Invited presentation to the Royal
Association of Justices Seminar for Branch Presidents and Secretaries, 30
September 1999. Perth, Australia.
P. (1999) ‘Law as political tool in social engineering: An Australian
experience’, World Congress of Sociology of Law, Warsaw
and Cracow, Poland. 15-17 July, 1999.
P. (1999) ‘Crime Prevention Partnerships between Criminal Justice and Community
Agencies’, CRIMSA international conference, East London, South Africa.
25-28 May 1999.
P. (1999) ‘African cultures’, University of Western Australia Education
Extension Program, 19 January 1999. Perth, Australia.
P. (1998) 'Cross-cultural Awareness in Aviation Industry', 4th Aviation
Security International Conference, Singapore. 15-17 April 1998.
P. (1997) 'Captains of Industry and Crime Prevention Partnerships' Australian
Crime Prevention Council Conference, October 1997. Perth, Australia.
P. (1997) 'When public policy victimises: the law and effect of assimilation
policy in Australia', 9th
Triennial Conference of the World Society of Victimology, Amsterdam. The Netherlands. 25-29 August 1997.
P. (1997) 'Multiculturalism and Race Relations'. Delivered at a public forum
organised by the Centre for Intercultural Studies and Multicultural Education
at the Adelaide University,
June 1997. South Australia
P. (1997) 'Cultural Diversity and the Teaching of Criminal Justice in
Australia', Crime, Justice and Cultural Diversity: From the Wild West to the
Pacific Rim, Western Society of Criminology Conference 27 February - 2 March
1997, Honolulu Hawaii USA.
P. (1996) 'Copyright infringement and statutory defences', LLM Seminar, University of Western Australia. 10 September 1996.
P. (1996) 'Criminology as Social Action', Institute of Criminology University of Cape Town, South Africa. 12 July 1996.
P. (1996) 'Multicultural Justice', Department of Criminology, University of Durban
Westville, Durban South Africa. 9 July 1996.
P. (1996) 'Young Offenders: Principles of Sentencing in Western
Australia', Crime and Justice in the Nineties International
Conference hosted by CRIMSA and IDASA
Pretoria South Africa. 3-5 July 1996.
P. (1996) 'Alienation in Western Australian Middle School', Educational
Services Conference, Claremont Campus of ECU, Perth. 30 May 1996.
P. (1996) 'Multicultural Justice Education', 20th Officers Development Course, Western Australian Police
Academy. 23 April 1996.
P. (1996) 'Law, Politics and the Struggle for Democracy in Nigeria', African Studies Seminars, University of Western Australia. 10 April 1996. Perth,
P. (1996) 'Cultural diversity and policing', Western Australian Police Ethnic
Advisory Council, Police Headquarters. 18 March 1996. Perth, Australia.
P. (1996) 'Researching Victims of Business Crime', Law Faculty, Universitas
Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia. 12 January 1996.
P. (1995) 'Australia's
Indigenous Youth and the Justice System: Challenges and Prospects'. Paper
presented at the Youth 2000 International Conference, 19-22 July 1995. Middlesbrough, UK.
P. (1995) 'Reforming Tort Law: the Legislative Development of Compensation for
Industrial Injuries'. Tort Liability Law Seminar, University of Western
Australia. 23 October 1995. Perth, Australia.
P. (1995) 'Custodial Sentencing of Juveniles in the Australian Juvenile Justice
System'. Paper presented to the Indian Law Institute Staff Seminar, New Delhi, India.
P. (1995) 'Aboriginal juvenile crime and the law', Psychology Colloquium, ECU
Joondalup Campus. April 1995. Perth, Australia.
P. (1995) 'Racism and Higher Education'. Presented to Staff, University of Southern
Queensland, Toowoomba. 20 October 1995.
P. (1995) 'The Role of Mediation in Healing Racism'. Presented to Mediation and
Contact Officers, University
of Southern Queensland,
Toowoomba. 19 October 1995. Queensland, Australia.
P. (1995) 'Hopes and Handles: Seminar for University Senior Management on
Dealing with Racism '. University
of Southern Queensland,
Toowoomba. 18 October 1995. Queensland, Australia.
P. (1995) 'Racial Discrimination is an Outlaw'. Seminar presented to Students, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. 18
October 1995. Queensland, Australia.
P. and Beresford, Q. (1994) 'Aboriginal youth in justice system'. Presented to
Community Seminar, Aboriginal Legal Service Conference Room, Suite 44 Piccadilly
Suites, Nash Street East
Perth. 14 December 1994. Perth
Q. and Omaji, P. (1994) 'Dealing with aboriginal juvenile crime: A Preventative
Approach'. Presented to the Australian Crime Prevention Council Seminar,
Department of Community Development Seminar Room 3, East
November 1994., Perth, Australia.
P. and Beresford, Q. (1994) 'Rites of passage: aboriginal youth and juvenile
justice in Western Australia'.
Paper presented to the Faculty of Arts Seminar, ECU Mt Lawley Campus. 16
November 1994. Perth, Australia
P. (1994) 'Constitution, Commonwealth and State Rights in Australia'. Guest lecture delivered
to the Post-Graduate Class of the Department of Environmental Management, Edith Cowan University, Perth,
Western Australia. 1 November, 1994.
P. (1994) 'States Rights and the Australian Constitution'. Guest lecture
delivered to the Post-Graduate Class of the Department of Environmental
Management, Edith Cowan University,
Australia. 29 October, 1994.
P. (1994) 'Violence and Victimisation in a Western Australian
School', presented to the
8th International Symposium on Victimology. 21-26 August 1994, Adelaide
Convention Centre, Adelaide,
P. (1994) 'Being a lecturer and a Christian', the ECU Fellowship of Christian
University Students, 10 August 1994. Perth, Australia.
P. (1993) 'Schools-Community Partnership for Juvenile Crime Prevention', Carnarvon Community Hall, Western Australia. 25 November 1993. Perth,
P (1993) 'The Role of Non-Government Organisation in Violence Prevention',
Australian Crime Prevention Council Seminar, Vaughan House, Perth, 27 May 1993.
P. (1993) 'Action-Frame for Violence Prevention: Comments on Violence:
Directions for Australia', Australian Crime Prevention Council Seminar, Vaughan
House, Perth, 23 March 1993. Australia.
P. (1988) ‘Industrial relation laws in Australia and Nigeria: a doctoral
proposal’, Australian National University, June, 1988. Canberra Australia.
P. (1987) ‘Nigerian Adoption Laws: A socio-legal survey’, National Conference
of Home Economics, ABU Zaria. 7-11 September 1987. Nigeria.
P. (1987) ‘The judiciary and the administration of justice in Nigeria’, Law Week Conference, ABU
Zaria. April 1987. Nigeria.
P. (1987) ‘The political economy of the Nigerian
Second-Tier Foreign Exchange Market Decree of 1986’, National Conference on
Indigenisation, ABU, Zaria. 9 March 1987. Nigeria.
P. (1987) ‘Social systems and cultures: a threshold of sociological
understanding’, Continuing Education Program, School of Nursing,
ABU Zaria. 9 March 1987. Nigeria.
P. (1986) ‘On the review of pre-1960 English Statutes of General Application in
Force in Nigeria: A critical
commentary’, National Law Reform Commission Workshop, Lagos. 27-31 October 1986. Nigeria.
P. (1986) ‘The Shyllon-Obasanjo debate on the rule of law in Nigeria: A case of diversionary
jurisprudence’, Department of Sociology Seminar Series, ABU Zaria. April 1986.
P. (1986) ‘Capitalist social order and the rule of law in Nigeria’, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Students Week, Zaria.
February 1986. Nigeria.
P. (1986) ‘The place of adoption and fostering in a National Child Welfare
Policy’, National Child Welfare Workshop, Federal Ministry of Information,
Social Development, Youth, Sports and Culture, Lagos. January 1986. Nigeria.
P. (1985) ‘Legislating for socio-cultural change in Nigeria
– the agency of law’, Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association
of Port Harcourt.
November 1985. Nigeria.
P. (1985) Societal Change and legal dynamics: some notes on the state of laws
in Nigeria after
independence’, National Study Group on Law and Order, Lagos. February 1985. Nigeria.
2018 Security threats towards 2019 general
elections in Nigeria – types and solutions, Rock City Radio, Abeokuta, Ogun
Herdsmen attacks in the Middle
Belt of Nigeria – what is to be done? Channels TV, Abuja FCT.
2016 Leadership and Election Violence in
Nigeria, Channels TV, Lagos
– 2015: Several sessions on criminology (national security) and leadership
matters, Kakaaki and Focus on Nigeria Programmes, African Independent
Television (AIT), Abuja.
to with Salem University”, Royal Diadem
Digest, May 2012
accredits 7 Programmes in Salem University”, Daily Independent 16 March
“How we scored 100% in NUC’s
accreditation”, Education Review, Daily
Sun 24 April 2012
2011 “Salem Varsity reiterates commitment to
production of quality leaders”, Tribune,
2007 Canberra Times, Repatriation issues, 27
2006 The Australian: Repatriation issues, 5 March 2006.
2003 Darwin ABC TV Stateline:
Juvenile crime prevention.
Radio: Opportunistic crime in Darwin’
25 July 2002
Radio FM 104.9: Governance of Batchelor
Institute, 9 July 2002.
stolen generation, 4 April,
1999 ABC Radio: Court case and the stolen
generation, 2 March 1999
by Liam Bartlett
Western Australian Newspaper:
High imprisonment rate in WA, 16
West Australian Newspaper: Vision of
1 January 1999
9 TV: Polygraph (lie detection) Test on Serial Killers.
ABC Stateline TV: Rural Youth Crime
ABC Radio: With Peter Holland on Our
State of Mind.
14 July 1998
ABC Radio: Witness Protection Scheme.
1997 The Australian Newspaper (Higher Education Section): Justice
Studies at ECU - July 1997
Law Report, Radio National: Three
strikes legislation in Western
Australia – July 1997
Radio National (Sydney)
Juvenile Justice in Western Australia
- June 1997;
Nine News (TV): Pauline Hanson and the
Race Debate in Australia
- March 1997;
ABC Radio (Toowoomba): Tertiary
institutions and racism in Australia
– March 1997
West Australian Newspaper: Parental
Responsibility for juvenile crime – February 1997
1996: West Australian Newspaper: Over-representation of Aboriginal Young
People in Custody - December 1996.
West Australian Newspaper: Forcible removal
and parenting skills in Aboriginal juvenile offenders' families - May 1996
Radio Pacific (Toowoomba): Race
relations in Australia
and tertiary institutions - March l996.
98.5 ‘Sonshine’ FM: Christian
perspective on the involvement of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice
system - February 1996;
6AR (Aboriginal Radio): Aboriginal
Youth and Crime - February 1996.
West Australian Newspaper: Jobless homes
and youth crime - January 1996.
Radio (Ethnic Division): Indigenous youth and criminal justice. Interviewed at Middlesborough, UK - July 1995
ABC Radio: Survey of Aboriginal young
offenders - July 1995;
ABC Television: Government responses to
young Aborigines and crime – July 1995:
Channel 7 Television: Demographic
profile of juvenile Aboriginal offender – July 1995;
6PR Radio: Over-representation of
Aboriginal youth in detention centres – July 1995:
6AR Aboriginal Radio: Experiences of
Aboriginal Youth in the Criminal Justice System - July 1995;
Radio: Violence in Schools - July 1994;
6NR Radio: Discipline policy and school
violence: July 1994
Standard, ‘Executive prerogative of mercy’, October 1981
Association of African Universities,
I was the Leadership expert, serving
as Resource Person for Linkages Module in Gaborone, Botswana.
Security Awareness Training
National Assembly, Nigeria.
I developed the proposal, organized
the Workshop, and served as Resource Person.
Infrastructural Development for
Colleges of Education, Law and Health Sciences
Humanitarian Donors in UK &
I was the proposal writer and one of
two anchor negotiators. In-principle approval secured.
Civil Servants Computer Training
Kogi State Government & Nigerian
I was the proposal writer. Approval
Youth Entrepreneurial Training
Kogi State Government
I led the team that developed the
Strategic Partners of Salem
I organized the forum at which
pledges were made.
African Youth and Citizenship
14.30m equivalent of $130,000 @ N110 per $1
I was the Principal Investigator. The
origin of this project lies in the work that I have been doing with the
African Youth Task Force and the African Australian Advancement Centre (AAAC)
Effective Future Services for Youth
National Youth Affairs Scheme
equivalent of $870,000 @ N95 per $1
I was the Principal investigator
within my Research Team; I initiated the idea, directed the writing of the
proposal and the implementation
An Infrastructural Initiative within
the Centre for Social Research (Australia)
Edith Cowan University Research
equivalent of $220,000 @ N95 per $1
Member of the Centre led by Prof Alan
Evaluation of Violent Relationship
among Adolescents Project
National Crime Prevention &
Western Australia Police Service
equivalent of $30,000 @ N95 per $1
Co-investigator with Charles Edwards
and Irene Froyland. Consultancy
Pilot Drug Court in Western Australia
WA Ministry of Justice
equivalent of $20,000 @ N85 per $1
Co-investigator with three others;
Report presented. Consultancy.
Evaluation of PC COPS Crime
Western Australia Police Service
equivalent of $40,000 @ N85 per $1
Principal investigator; Charles
Edwards, Irene Froyland, and Nara Srinivasan are associates
Youth and Society Collaborative
Edith Cowan University
equivalent of $30,000 @ N85 per $1
Leader/Mentor in the Team comprising
colleagues from different Faculties
Criminal Justice Agencies and Crime
Edith Cowan University Large Grant
equivalent of $30,000 @ N75 per $1
Findings being written up as a book
Edith Cowan University internal small grant:
equivalent of $10,000 @ N50 per $1
Sole investigator; results published
in a journal article
Gordon Reid Foundation:
Aboriginal Youth Crime and Justice
equivalent of $20,000 @ N50 per $1
Co-investigator; Published as a book
Alienation in Middle Years of
Dept of Employment Education &
equivalent of $260,000 @ N25 per $1
Co-investigator in the winning
consortium based in Geraldton
Violence in Schools:
Edith Cowan University internal small grant:
equivalent of $20,000 @ N25 per $1
Sole investigator; published as
My leadership and management experiences have spanned the private
sector, public/civil service, educational administration and committee
As Chief Executive Officer, I have designed and built up the Omaji Leadership Solutions outfit. In
doing this, I have handled all strategic and operational matters: business
ideology, planning and registration; training, modeling and problem-solving
with authentic leadership; and mentoring new generation of virtuous leaders. At
the current level of operation of this leadership and management development
platform, I have developed the following training and educational competencies
1. Leadership development
Leadership in the 21st Century
Intelligence for Effective Leadership
from Management to Leadership
Performance Leadership Strategies
Youth/Community Engagement and
Development (Inclusive growth and change)
for High-Impact Leadership
Wellbeing (Personal Health Management)
surveys and diagnostics
Re-orientation for Public & Private sector Managers
Health and Corporate Re-engineering
Change and Innovation
Management and Succession Planning
Dispute Resolution for Managers
representation and negotiations
and Diagnosis on Socio-Economic and Political issues
Team Building for Peak Performance
human and material resources management
Management and Productivity
development, monitoring and evaluation
Time Redemption and Stress Management
for Non-finance Officers
for Local Government Council Secretaries
3. POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
Formulation and Implementation
Analysis and Evaluation
Safety and Security
prevention and restorative justice
Justice in the 21st Century
Intelligence in Security
safety and National security
Safety, Health and Environmental management
security technologies (Personal and Corporate)
Security Risks in Organizations
Professional Skills Development
Entrepreneurs and Intrepreneurs
and Attitudinal Change for Higher Productivity
Office Management for Secretaries/Personal Assistants
for Administrative and Human Resource Officers
Peace and Organizational Success
I have served in the Australian (Commonwealth)
Government Public Service in Canberra at the highest (Senior Executive Services)
level. There, I led departmental branches and managed several responsibilities
advice to the Minister on Indigenous leadership policy and strategy and
developing repatriation policy and program;
leading overseas representations for the return of human remains;
developing advice to the Minister on Indigenous
land reform policy and resources issues (e.g. fishing, forestry, mining);
developing advice to the Minister on Indigenous
human rights policy, environment and heritage
implementation of the Bringing Them Home Report
and development of The Reconciliation
Place (Canberra); and
management of human and financial resources to
perform Branch functions.
As pioneer Vice Chancellor, I served as the Chief Executive
and Academic Head of Salem University,
Lokoja. The functions I performed included:
the Proprietor and Chancellor on the affairs of the University;
leadership and management (day to day running) of the University;
and evaluating infrastructural development of the University;
University with external bodies and stakeholders;
leading and/or directing the works of several
Committees of the University;
negotiating revenues for
leading and accounting
for expenditure of University resources;
, vision, mission and values; and
global leadership among staff and students of the University.
Director (DVC equivalent) of Batchelor
Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in Australia, I performed the
handling the strategic planning and organizational
managing all Institute operations including prudent
financial and human resource acquisition/allocations/acquittals;
developing and maintaining property/facilities;
managing students & staff wellbeing; and
coordinating complaints and dispute resolution.
As Acting Chair of the School of Justice and Business Law at Edith
Cowan University in Perth (Australia), the functions I
representing the School at Faculty
appointing sessional staff
supervising workload distribution
supervising student enrolments
dealing with inquires about the Program
from the outside community, including the media, and
compiling and presenting Program
results to the Faculty Board of Examiners
As Research Coordinator at Edith Cowan University in Perth
(Australia), the functions I performed included:
recruiting and supervising research
assistants for the School
initiating and contributing to research
mobilising staff to get involved in
research and to present their works to a wider readership through publishing
and conference presentations;
supervising research staff activities;
instructing specialist consultants in
the production of research results; and
administering research budgets.
As Coordinator, Legal Studies Degree Program at Edith Cowan
University in Perth (Australia), the functions I performed included:
employing staff (full time and part-time)
advising students on course progress, course plans, including minor area
of study, potential enrolment, University rules and procedures;
approving student applications for
exemptions, course plans, transfers, and assessment deferrals;
advertising and promoting the course
through attendance at, and contributions to, conferences, seminars and
dealing with inquiries from the
community regarding admissions and postgraduate studies and, from students,
regarding course progress and course procedures;
initiating and organising student
practical works with organisations such as Community Legal Agencies, with
tremendous publicity spin-off for the University;
supervising sessional staff (this
involved weekly meetings, vetting of unit outline development, assisting with
lecture room set-up, checking borderline and failed student essays, procuring
and reproducing teaching materials, and motivating staff);
developing new unit outlines;
compiling assessment grades and
examination results for all the units;
organising and revising information
about course units for the University Handbook; and
establishing Consultative Committees
and facilitating their operation (e.g. organising meetings and preparing
As Acting Head, Sociology Section, School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu
Bello University Zaria in Nigeria, the functions I performed included:
conducting admissions for students
supervising staff teaching and
interaction with students
presenting results to the School
advocating for teaching and office
reviewing discipline matters.
I have been involved in several committees and working
parties within the university sector. My contributions in this context range
from leading to participating, researching, reviewing and preparing working
documents. Where I did not have the responsibility as the leader, I assisted in
creating a climate within which other members were encouraged to participate
actively. I have also contributed extensively to the administrative
responsibilities of the sector.
At Salem University, Lokoja Nigeria, I served as:
Member, Governing Council Finance and
General Purposes Committee
Chairman, Governing Council
Appointments and Promotions Committee
Member, Governing Council Senior Staff
Member, Governing Council University
Member, Governing Council Development
Chairman, Senate Curriculum Development
Chairman, Senate Ceremonies Committee
Chairman, Senate Committee of Deans and
Chairman, Senate Research Grant
Chairman, Senate Publications Committee
Chairman, Senate Sports Committee
Chairman, University Congregation
Member, University Convocation
Batchelor Institute, Northern Territory, Australia
Chairman, Senior Management Committee
Chairman, Finance Committee
Chairman, Buildings and Grounds Committee
Chairman, Promotions Committee
Chairman, Library Committee
Chairman, Arts Committee
Chairman, Child Care Management Committee
Edith Cowan University (ECU) Perth Australia, I served as:
Member, University Academic Board.
Member, Law Education Consultative
Committee. My role included organising meetings, preparing background papers,
and leading discussions.
Member, University Research and
Development Committee. In this Committee and also as a member of the Humanities
and Social Sciences Discipline Panel for ARC small grant, I reviewed several
research proposals and participated in funding allocation decisions.
Member, Working Party on the Winter School
Conference on Race and Sex. Nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor
Millicent Poole, to represent Edith
on this Working Party, I assisted organisers of the conference, the Equal
Opportunity Commission, WA, in the selection of topics, themes, and speakers.
Member, Working Party on the
Internationalisation of University Curriculum.
Member, Working Party on Bachelor of
Jurisprudence. I coordinated staff input into the course proposal. Two of the
staff and I later developed a generic first year unit (JUR1101: Introduction to
Law) which came on offer from Semester 1, 1999.
Member, Cultural Awareness Program in
partnership with the Equal Opportunity Office. I contributed to a program of
action finalised for implementation by the Equal Opportunity Office.
Member, Fulbright Symposium Proposal
Committee. I contributed to the preparation (researching and writing) of a
proposal which was submitted for funding. I also investigated suitable keynote
speakers from the US, identifying the Chief of Family Court of Hawaii.
Reviewer of student appeals. I reviewed
numerous student appeals, each time creating a meticulous process and producing
results that preserved the integrity of the University and, at the same time,
resolving all matters in dispute.
Organiser of Academic Marketplace Forum
- a focus group discussion about the Vice Chancellor’s Academic Marketplace
Forum. I set up the process for this discussion, collated all the views of the
faculty and forwarded them to the University Management.
committees for the Faculties of Arts, Health and Human Sciences; and Community
Studies, Education and Social Sciences.
Member, HECE Round 3 Faculty Review
Committee. I represented the School
of Justice and Business
Law on this Committee and reviewed applications from contract staff who wished
to be considered for an ongoing appointment.
Member, Faculty of Business and Public
Management Research Committee and Faculty of Health and Human Services Research
Committee. I contributed to the development of the Faculties’ research
strategic plans, reviewed funding applications, and participated in research
Member, Student Postgraduate Research
Sub-Committee, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, ECU: School Representative
(1997). I reviewed research proposals, students’ progress, and examination
Member, Professional Development
Committee, Arts Faculty. I participated in the review of staff applications for
conference attendance, study leave, and post graduate studies.
Member, Working Party on BA
Communication and (Inter) Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts.
At Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Nigeria, I served as:
Representative, Faculty Admissions and Registration Committee, 1984-87
Departmental Registration for students, 1986-87
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ABU
Branch) Electoral Committee, 1987
Examination Officer, Sociology Department, 1985-86
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Electoral Committee, 1984-85
Examination Assistant Officer, 1983-85
Admissions Committee, School of Basic Studies, ABU Zaria, 1982-83
I have had membership in several
professional associations and have contributed to the advancement of their
discipline areas through active conference participation, discussion, networking,
and the sharing of materials. The associations include:
National Association of Criminologists
and Security Practitioners (Nigeria)
Association of African Universities
Association of West African
Commonwealth Association of Public
Administration and Management
Australian Institute of Management
International Society of Crime
Research Committee of the Sociology of
World Society of Victimology
Australian and New Zealand Society of
National Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
Australasian Evaluation Society
Australian Crime Prevention Council
African Studies Association of
Australia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)
National Anthropological and
Sociological Association, Nigeria (I was Assistant General Secretary and acted
as General Secretary 1985-87).
Rapporteur General, 14th
General Conference and Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Association of African
Universities, Accra Ghana. June 4-8, 2017.
Resource Person, Association of African
Universities Leadership Development Programme. 2015 - Date.
Chair, National Universities Commission
Ad-hoc Accreditation Panel to Joseph Afe Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji,
Osun State. Nigeria. 12-15 July 2015.
Chair, Education and Social Security
Sub-Committee, Technical Advisory Group appointed by Kogi State Government to
support National Conference Delegates of Kogi Origin, Lokoja & Abuja.
Chair, Communique Writing Committee, 2nd
High Level Meeting of the GlobalPower Women Network Africa. Held at Transcorp
Hilton, Abuja Nigeria, 27-28 June 2013.
Association of African Universities
Representative and Rapporteur, African Peer Review Mechanism Workshop,
Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2011.
Consultant, Workshop facilitation to
develop a National Police and Indigenous Advisory Council, Canberra. 2002.
Chair, three Concurrent sessions at the
African International Conference in Perth. 1999
Chair, Concurrent session at the
Triennial Conference of the World Society of Victimology, Amsterdam, The
Netherlands. 25-29 August 1997.
Chair, Concurrent Session at the
National Conference on Juvenile Justice Conference, Adelaide. 26-27 July 1997.
Editor, the Australian Crime
Prevention Council Journal, 1995 -97.
Reviewer for the Australian Journal
of Social Issues; Journal of Criminal Justice; and Trends and
Issues, Australian Institute of Criminology
Chair, Concurrent session at the Youth
2000 International Conference 19-22 July 1995. Middlesbrough, UK.
Chair, Concurrent session at the 8th
International Symposium on Victimology. 21-26 August 1994, Adelaide Convention
Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
Expert Adviser, Commonwealth Department
of Education, Employment and Training - on Career Information for
Member, Constitution Drafting
Committee, African Studies Centre of Western Australia.
Member, WA Equal Opportunity Commission
Conference Organising Committee
Adviser, Organising Committee on
African Studies Conference in November 1999. I served as a reviewer of papers
before they were accepted or rejected.
Member, State Crime Prevention Advisory
Member, National Conference Organising
Committee: International Conference on "Crime and the Politics of
Fear" by the Australian Crime Prevention Council.
Adviser, The National Police
Cross-cultural Awareness Curriculum Writing Party (coordinated by the National
Police Ethnic Advisory Bureau, Melbourne).
Member, Organising Committee. State
Conference on "Preventing Crime: Everybody's Business" by the
Australian Crime Prevention Council (WA Branch)
Member and Consultant, National Alienation
Project Management Committee, Western Region. Geraldton.
Member, Working Party on the Politics
and Legal Studies (TEE) Syllabus,
Secondary Education Authority Perth.
Convener, Conference working party on
the formation of the African Society of Victimology, Adelaide.
Chairman, Constitution Review
Committee, River Park Estate Abuja, Nigeria
Resource Person, Constitution Drafting,
Igala Professors Forum
Executive Chaplain (at Major General
Rank), International Chaplaincy (African Mission).
Member, Board of Trustees, and
Conference speaker, Reconcilers Ministry, Nigeria.
Chairperson, African Australian
Advancement Centre, Perth Australia. I established this organisation as a
vehicle for building bridges between African migrants and the mainstream
Australian society. Under my leadership, the organisation undertook many
Chairperson, Connecting African Youth
Forum Western Australia. Established to link service providers to African young
people in order to minimise alienation and behavioural challenges.
Chairperson, African Christian
Inspiration Ministries. I founded this faith-based organisation to train
leaders, rejuvenate spiritual relationships, and demonstrate Godly living. There
were dramatic results in many lives: turned around, filled with hope and vigour
to change their circumstances, and positioned as exemplary community leaders.
Vice President, Multicultural Arts of
Western Australia. In this capacity, I helped the organisation, among other
things, to develop a Business Plan and to draft a legal agreement with a Maori
Member, African Youth Task Force
Expert Adviser (on the prevention of
school violence and the design/implementation of discipline policies),
Carnarvon Primary School, Western Australia.
Organiser, 'Public Discussion on the
Decriminalisation of Marijuana', Joondalup Campus, ECU. A forum for debates on
the status of the use and possession of cannabis in our society - video
recording is available in libraries for public use.
Itinerant Speaker, Churches in Nigeria,
Expert Adviser on 'Racism Kit', One
World Centre, Perth Australia
Expert Adviser, Fremantle Community
Justice Group, Perth Australia.
1. MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD 2013 by Salem
University Council and Senate for work as Pioneer Vice Chancellor during
Convocation of the first set of graduants.
2. EXECUTIVE CHAPLAIN AWARD 2012: Decorated as Major General in International
Chaplaincy (African Chapter) for Excellence in Leadership.
3. Proprietors and Chancellor’s Award of Excellence
2011 for leading the team to pioneer the Transformational Academic Excellence
Mission of Salem University.
4. NAIDOC Week 2007 Secretary’s RAPS Award for
delivering an excellent result in the repatriation of Indigenous human remains
from the United Kingdom.
5. Australia Day 2006 Secretary’s Citation for
Excellence in Managing Outcomes, presented to my team responsible for reforming
the Northern Territory Aboriginal Land Rights Act
6. Australia Day 2005 Secretary’s Citation for
Excellence in Managing Outcomes, presented to my team responsible for
repatriating Indigenous human remains from Sweden.
7. “Aboriginal Warrior” artwork,
presented to me in 2003 for Excellence in Managing the Operations of Batchelor
Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
8. Excellence in Teaching 2000, voted by
my students at Edith Cowan University, Perth, in the Faculty Dean’s Awards
Australian Premier’s Literary Award 1998, for the publication of Our State of Mind: Racial Planning and the
Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International