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Two-day Training of Trainers: Programme on Ethics in Higher Education
April 2017

In today's world, more and more attention is given to the role of higher education in building better and ethical future leaders.

New Board
March, 2017

The first meeting of 2017 of the Board of Foundation in Geneva from 24-25 March 2017 was attended by three new members - Pablo Gentili (Argentina), Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (Nigeria) and Walter Linsi (Switzerland)

Dr. Obiora Ike presents Interview for EWTN
March 2017

In March 2017, Prof. Dr Obiora Ike, Executive Director, gave an interview for UN-based the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) with correspondent Martin Rothweiler.

Msgr. Ike Presented the Inaugural Lecture in Enugu
23rd February, 2017

Msgr. Ike Presented the Inaugural Lecture titled "Future Leaders Through Ethics In Higher Education" at 4th Convocation of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu on 23rd February, 2017.

Msgr. Ike attends the Christian Solidarity International round table in Abuja
18th June, 2014

Msgr. Ike attended the Christian Solidarity International round table on "Religious persecution and the defense of human right - Focus on Maiduguri". Msgr. Ike made an intervention at the Abuja meeting held on the 18th of June, 2014.

Prof. Ike speaks at Political Summit in Abuja
12th June, 2014

Prof. Ike delivered the lead paper at the All Nigerian Political Summit held at the International Conference Center, Abuja. The title of the paper was "Leading by example: Patrotic values, political virtues and loyal opposition."

The Summit was attended by President Goodluck Jonathan, two past Heads of State, past Vice Presidents and Who is Who in Nigeria Politics. The event took place on the 12th of June, 2014.

Msgr. Ike speaks in Ahaus, Germany
10th June, 2014

Msgr. Ike attended a church event in Ahaus, Germany where he gave a speech titled "The value of the family as foundation of society."

The speech was presented during the Diamond Jubilee of Paul and Marlis Groten. The event took place on the 10th of June, 2014.

Prof. Ike gives valedictory speech at UNN
6th June, 2014

Prof. Ike gave the valedictory speech during the send forth of Prof. Barth Okolo, Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He spoke on the topic "The judgement of history reflects the works. Challenges on leadership" on the 6th of June, 2014.

Prof. Ike speaks to Government officials
9th May, 2014

Prof. Ike was the keynote speaker on the Conference organized by the Presidency for the Code of Conduct Bureau officials at all levels of Government. He spoke on Code of Conduct. The conference was held on the 9th of May, 2014.

Msgr. Ike discusses with Rotary and Enugu State Government
5th May, 2014

Msgr. Ike participated in the Round table with Rotary International and Rotary Nigeria on Reducing Maternal and Child Motality. It was a Public Private Partnership (PPP) forum with the Government of Enugu State.

Participating were Prof. Robert Zinser who represented Rotary International, local Rotarians, Government officials and Church representatives. The round table was held on the 5th of May, 2014.

Msgr. Ike attended canonizations in Rome
25th - 28th April, 2014

From the 25th - 28th of April, 2014, Msgr. Ike attended the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in Rome. There in Rome, he also delivered a lecture with Martin Lohmann on Media Ethics.

Prof. Ike delivers a lecture in Enugu
12th April, 2014

Prof. Ike gave the distinguished lecture of the ESUT Business School at the Conference Center, GRA, Enugu on the 12th of April, 2014. The topic was "The Business of Business is Ethics" and that was the only lecture for the year.

Msgr. Ike in Switzerland
5th - 9th April, 2014

Msgr. Ike attended the Advocacy for persecuted christians with the Church in Need in Zurich, Switzerland from 5th to 9th, April, 2014.

Prof. Ike attends Board meeting in South Africa
2th - 4th April, 2014

Prof. Ike attended the International Advisory Board meeting of the School of Executive Business in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa from the 2nd to 4th of April, 2014. While there, Prof. Ike drove the initiative on Africa Business Schools.

Msgr. Ike attends CURE conference in Bangkok
4th - 8th March, 2014

Msgr. Ike attended the international conference of CURE in Bangkok, Thailand from 4th to 8th March, 2014.

The meeting attended by 27 countries on the topic of Human Rights, Prisoners, Rehabilitation of errants and Legal Reforms to confirm with the United Nations Human Rights Declarations was addressed by Msgr. Obiora Ike who also chaired a plenary session as key speaker and panelist.

CURE has headquarters in Washington USA and is for Citizens united in rehabilitation of errants.

Prof. Ike in Nairobi
17th - 23th February, 2014

Prof. Obiora Ike was in Nairobi, Kenya from 17th - 23th of February, 2014 carrying out media research.

Msgr. Ike speaks to Catholic Students in Gemany
17th - 19th January, 2014

Msgr. Ike spoke at the Annual convention of the Catholic Students Association held from the 17th - 19th of January, 2014 in Aachen, Germany.

He spoke on the topic "Engaging the Catholic Youth worldwide."

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Prof. Ike attends the Africa Business Ethics Network in Lekki, Lagos
31th Oct., - 1st Nov. 2013

Prof. Obiora Ike was in PAN Atlantic University (PAU) Lekki, Lagos for the Africa Business Ethics Network which is a coalition of all business schools for teaching, practice and research in Africa. Prof. Ike has been a member for the past 12 years.

The event which lasted from 31st Oct. to 1st Nov., 2013 featured lectures, networking and exchange of scholars and ideas of Business Education within Africa.

Prof. Ike chairs South East Economic Summit Grand Finale
15th October, 2013

Prof. Obiora Ike chaired the Grand Finale of the 2013 South East Economic Summit at Nike Resort Hotel, Enugu on Thurs. 31st October, 2013. The theme of the Summit was "Opening up the South East Nigeria for Increased Trade and Investment."

Msgr. Ike in Switzerland
25th October, 2013

25th - 27th October, 2013: Msgr. Obiora Ike was in Switzerland along with Most Rev. Callistus Onaga of Enugu Diocese and Most Rev. Martin Uzoukwu of Minna Diocese on the invitation of "Church In Need" Switzerland. The above three gentlemen were guests of the Swiss Church to discuss Persecution of Christians in Nigeria, Boko Haram and the rising growth of Catholicism in Africa's largest democracy - Nigeria.

Keynote speaker at the Electoral Workshop in Awka, Anambra State
24th October, 2013

Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike was the keynote speaker at the Electoral Workshop for Political parties in Anambra State, held in Awka. The occasion held on Thurs. 24th October, 2013 was a Sensitization workshop for Gubernatorial candidates, political party executives and stakeholders in Awka, Anambra State.

Paper presentation in Enugu on National Productivity
15th August, 2013

Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike presented a paper titled "Productivity and Competitiveness - Determinants for National Economic Transformation" at the National Productivity Day lecture organized by the Enugu State Government and National Productivity Centre at Okpara Square, Independence Layout, Enugu on Thurs. 15th August, 2013.

Msgr. Ike attends the Economic & Planning Commission meeting in Enugu
30th July, 2013

Msgr. Obiora Ike attended the 8th Steering Committee meeting of the Economic & Planning Commission of Enugu State Government at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu on 30th July, 2013.

Prof. Ike attends Development Partners Workshop in Enugu
25th July, 2013

Prof. Obiora Ike attends the Development Partners Workshop on National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu on 25th July, 2013.

The workshop involved participants from UNDP, WHO, DFID, MDAs and Civil Society Organizations of which CIDJAP is a leading member.

Prof. Ike receives award
12th July, 2013

On Sunday 21st July, 2013, Msgr. Obiora Ike received the Progressive Education Empowerment Foundation Award.

Prof. Ike attends Black Tie Night at UNN
20th July, 2013

Prof. Obiora Ike attended the Black Tie Night at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The event held on 20th July, 2013 was the official send forth of the formal Deputy Vice chancellor of the University, Prof. Asouzu, who assumed office as the Vice chancellor of Federal University, Ekiti.

Prof. Ike led a powerful prayerful reflection on the occasion on "The gift, the challenge and the response to leadership by the Nigerian academia."

Niger wives commiserate with Msgr. Obiora Ike
20th July, 2013

Niger wives (foreigners married to Nigerian men from Enugu State) paid a condolence visit to Msgr. Obiora Ike on Sat. 20th July, 2013 to commiserate with him over the death of his father, Pa Richard Maduabuchi Ike, as well as to appreciate him for his support to foreigners in Nigeria especially Niger wifes.

The delegation of 36 women membership was led by American born Mary Ellen Chijioke, Chief Librarian, Godfery Okoye University (GOU).

Persons with Disability organization awards Msgr. Obiora Ike
17th July, 2013

Wed. 17th July, 2013 was a great day in the life of Msgr. Obiora Ike.

On that day Persons with Disability organization awarded Msgr. Ike the title "Senior Advocate of Nigeria for the Handicap and Persons with Disability."

The organization is made up of those who are blind, deaf and dumb, have spinal cord injury, polio, are handicap, etc.

Their president, Mr. Obiefuna and his team lauded Msgr. Obiora Ike for his unique role in consistently supporting handicap persons for the past 30 years through CIDJAP.

The award ceremony was attended by principal officials of CIDJAP, Government House representatives, media persons, the general public as well as those who disability.

Msgr. Ike preaches a retreat at DRACC, Abuja
8th July, 2013

From 8th - 12th July, 2013, Msgr. Obiora Ike preached a retreat at DRACC, Abuja for the Order of Augustinians, Nigeria. Topic "Challenges on Evangelization in the Modern World for the Priest."

Prof. Ike receives the UN Sadik Nafis Award
7th July, 2013

On Sunday 7th July, 2013, Prof. Obiora Ike received the United Nations Sadik Nafis Award for Humanitarian Service and Courage.

The prize was awarded to him in late June, 2013 at the 104th Rotary International Convention held in Lisbon, Portugal. Prof. Robert Zinser received the award on behalf of Prof. Ike in Lisbon and delivered it to him in Enugu.

International Guests from Germany visit CIDJAP and Prof. Ike
4th - 7th July, 2013

From the 4th - 7th of July, 2013, CIDJAP received international guests from Germany led by Prof. Robert Zinser, founder of Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development. He was accompanied by a medical director from Austria, Dr. Peter Neuner and communication consultant, Mr. Maukus from Cologne, Germany.

Prof. Ike hosted the guests and brought them to Gov. Chime of Enugu State, the State Commissioner for Health and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly for mutual discussions on the theme of health.

Enugu Rotarians held useful discussions with their counterparts since five health centers and hospitals in the State shall benefit in equipment, training and infrastructure development worth $500,000.

Prof. Ike addresses Local Government Employees in Enugu State
1st July, 2013

Mon. 1st July, 2013: Prof. Ike addresses Administrators, Secretaries and members of Local Government Development Areas in Enugu State as a Resource person.

He spoke on two topics; "Transformation Leadership and the Challenges of Governance in Enugu State" and "Integrity and Ethics in Politics."

Prof. Ike attended ESUT Governing Council in Enugu
27th - 28th June, 2013

June 27th - 28th, 2013: Prof. Ike attended the Governing Council meeting of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu. He is a member of the Council.

Catholic Social Teaching Summer Course
24th - 29th June, 2013

From 24th - 29th of June, 2013, Professors of Catholic University of Washington D.C., USA promote Catholic Social Teaching Summer Course at CIDJAP, Enugu.

Paper presentation at Global Media Forum, Germany
16th - 17th June, 2013

From 16th - 17th, 2013: Msgr. Ike Obiora attended the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum organized by Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Bonn, Germany. There he presented a paper titled "Energy Policy and Economic Growth, Conflict or Convergence; Perspective from Africa".

University collaboration between USA and Nigeria
1st - 15th of June, 2013

Godfery Okoye University's Vice chancellor, Prof. Christian Anieke, Pro-chancellor of the University, Prof. Christian Okeke and Board of Trustees member, Prof. Msgr. Obiora Ike promoted university collaboration between USA and Nigeria.

The trio visited Golden Gate University, San Francisco; Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor, New York; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston and Harvard University exploring mutually beneficial linkages with success stories.

Also meetings were held with Igbo Catholics in Philadelphia and San Francisco where Msgr. Ike preached on the need to transform brain drain to home gain.

All these took place from 1st - 15th of June, 2013.

Attended inaugural Board of Trustees meeting of MHARIA, USA
6th April, 2013

Prof. Ike attended the inaugural Board of Trustees meeting of the Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Institute for Africa (MHARIA) in New Jersey, USA on Thurs. 6th, 2013.

Prof. Ike speaks in Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA
6th June, 2013

Msgr. Obiora Ike gave an overview of CIDJAP at the joint meeting of The Africa Initiative (TAI), CIDJAP and Godfery Okoye University organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA on Thurs. 6th, 2013.

Enugu Diocesan Priests Annual Seminar
27th May, 2013

On Monday 27th May, 2013, Msgr. Ike attended the Enugu Diocesan Priests Annual Seminar which discussed the upcoming Synod of the diocese focusing on the topic;

Renewing The Mission And Identity Of The Church In Enugu Diocese In Service To Integral Education, Reconciliation And Human Development
(That they may have life and have it more abundantly - John 10:10)

Present at the occasion were the Bishop of the Diocese, His Excellency, Most Rev C.V.C. Onaga, the Vicar General, Msgr. Luke Adike, Msgr. Obiora Ike who is the Chairman, Synod Preparatory Committee as well as the organizer of the event, all the Deans of the six deaneries, over 200 priests, 300 religious and 400 lay faithful.

The seminar was held at the Jubilee Hall, Holy Ghost Cathedral, Enugu.

Prof. Obiora Ike at Prof. Achebe's Night of songs
24th May, 2013

Msgr. Obiora Ike participated at the Night of songs and tributes in honour of Late Prof. Chinua Achebe.

The event was held at the Main Lounge of the Enugu Sports Club on 24th May, 2013.

International Conference on "Inter Religious Dialogue and Persecution of Christians in Nigeria"
22nd May, 2013

CIDJAP in collaboration with Christian Defense Force (CDF) and Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Action, Godfrey Okoye University organized an International Conference/Workshop on "Religious Freedom, Christian Persecution and Intolerance in Nigeria; The Need for Dialogue."

The conference was attended by Christian Solidarity International (CSI) Switzerland, N.G.O.s from various states in Nigeria, leaders of churches, Government representatives and cultural groups.

The conference ended with a communique signed by Msgr. Obiora Ike and Herbert Meier of Christian Solidarity International (CSI) appealing for dialogue and end to hostilities against Christians by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

The conference was held on 22nd May, 2013 at the Ofuobi Africa Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Action, Enugu.

Burial of Msgr. Ike's father, Pa Richard Maduabuchi Ike
16th May, 2013

Msgr. Obiora Ike buried his father, Pa Richard Maduabuchi Ike, aged 101 on Thursday 16th May, 2013 at a ceremony that attracted 10,000 mourners, 300 Bishops and Priests and numerous Reverend Sisters at Umana Ndiagu in Enugu State.

The preacher at the burial mass was Fr. Christian Anieke.

57 cows were used to entertain the guests!

Paper presentation in Salzburg, Austria
29th - 30th April, 2013

Prof. Ike in Salzburg, Austria, addressed the German and Austrian Parliamentarians of the CDU, CSU and OVP political parties on the topic "Religious Fanatism, Fundamentalism and Rule of Law in Nigeria" from 29th - 30th April, 2013.

The Parliamentarians resolved to uphold, protect and promote freedom of religion and freedom of conscience in all countries.

Msgr. Ike attends FRCN Enugu Musical Cantata
25th April, 2013

Msgr. Ike who is the spiritual father and friend of Radio Nigeria, Enugu attended the Station's 2013 FRCN Enugu Musical Cantata held at the FRCN pavilion, Enugu as the special guest.

He gave the homily at the event held on 25th April, 2013.

Gov. Peter Obi visits Msgr. Obiora Ike
7th April, 2013

On Sunday 7thApril, 2013, Mr. Peter Obi, the Governor of Anambra State attended mass at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church where Msgr. Obiora Ike is the Parish Priest.

While there, he and Senator Ben Obi who is the Senior Special Adviser to the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, met with Biafran war veterans and both gave donations to these veterans.

They both promised to pursue the matter of their entitlements with the Federal Government.

Paper presentation in Enugu
23rd March, 2013

Presented a paper titled "Enugu at 100 years (1909 - 2009) and the Reversal of History" at the occasion of the Launch of Centenary Stamp at Golden Royal Hotel, Enugu.

It was organized by the Enugu State Government and the Nigerian Postal Service.

Paper presentation in Umuahia, Abia State
23rd March, 2013

Presented a paper titled "The Way of Philosophy and Theology in the 19th and 20th Centuries - Challenges for Scholars in Nigeria" at Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Umuahia, Abia State.

It was organized by the Nigerian Association of Philosophy Students on 23rd March, 2013.

Funeral oration of Mr. Egom in Marina, Lagos
21st March, 2013

Gave a funeral oration titled "Parousia and Life Beyound Death" at Kings College, Marina, Lagos during the Requiem Mass for Mr. Peter Alexander Egom (a former member of Umuchinemere Bank's Board of Directors) on 21st March, 2013.

Paper presentation in Kiliwangen, Switzerland
14th March, 2013

Presented a paper titled; "African Christians Proclaim the Good News under Extreme Provocation. What do European Christians do?" in Kiliwangen, Switzerland on 14th March, 2013.

Paper presentation in Zurerich Kussnacht, Switzerland
14th March, 2013

Presented a paper titled "Persecution of Christians - Boko Haram and the need for interreligious Dialogue" in Zurerich Kussnacht. It was organized by Church in Need, Switzerland on 14th March, 2013.

Paper presentation in Lutern, Switzerland
9th March, 2013

Presented a paper titled "Religious Freedom, Fundamentalism and Crisis in Nigeria" in Lutern Diocese of Basal organized by Church in Need, Lutern, Switzerland on 9th March, 2013.

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