Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Akademischer Werdegang

1996-2001 BA English, University of Jos, Jos.
2001: Appointed Editor-in-Chief, Weaverbird (a literary magazine), published by English Literary Circle, Department of English, University of Jos, Jos.
Appointed Editorial Staff Member, Prism (a literary magazine), published by Dr. Deborah Klein, Department of English, University of Jos, Jos.
2004-2005: Appointed Graduate Assistant, Department of English, Nasarawa State University, Nigeria.
2004- : Appointed Editor, Newsday Arts World (a weekly column), Nigerian Newsday, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
2004-2006: M A Literature; Benue State University, Makurdi. Dissertation: Another Critical View of Zaynab Alkali's Fiction
2005-2008: Appointed Assistant Lecturer, Department of English, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
2006- : Appointed Literary Judge for Teen Authorship Prize by Association of Nigerian Authors for Children Literature Prize.
2006-2007: PER SESH Nine-Month Writing Fellowship in Popenguine, Senegal.
2006-2009: PhD in Literature; University of Abuja, Abuja FCT. Thesis: Political Poetry in Contemporary Nigerian Literature: the Example of Remi Raji's Poetry.
2007/2008 CODESRIA Small Grant for Thesis Writing.
2007: - Appointed Guest Editor of Seva Bharati Journal of English Studies, special issue on "Diasporic Literature". It is published by Department of English, Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya (Didyasagar University), Pashim Medinipur, India.
- Appointed Fiction Instructor, ANA Abuja Summer Creative Writing Workshop. It is an annual workshop.
- Appointed to the Advisory Board of A.R.A.W.LII. (Academy of raita and World Literati) and the Editorial Board of Prosopisia: an International Journal of Poetry and Creative Writing of the Academy. The Academy is in Ajmer, India.
2008: - Appointed Editorial Board Member, "Leadership Newspaper," an independent national newspaper based in Abuja FCT.
- Appointed Guest Editor, Cavalcade: a Journal of Writing, Criticism and Art, published by Abuja Writers' Forum.
- Appointed Supervisor for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
- Appointed Rapporteur to Northern Nigerian Writers' Summit held in Minna, 4-7 May, 2008.
- Appointed Rapporteur to the Fifty Years of Things Fall Apart International Colloquium held at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 25-26 April, 2008.
-Appointed Examination Officer, Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
2008-2009: Appointed Lecturer II, Department of English, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
2009 - Appointed Lecturer I, Department of English & Literary Studies, University of Abuja, Abuja.
- AWF/Ime Ikiddeh Prize for Literary Criticism in Fiction.
- AWF/Anthony Agbo Prize for Poetry for the poetry volume What the Sea Told Me.
- ANA/NDDC Poetry Prize Award for the poetry volume What the Sea Told Me.
- Since 01/09/2009 Alexander von Humboldt Georg Forster Research Fellowship and Residency at the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.