About the Journal

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Martin Okeke Maduka, alias Nnadiebuebe

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Martin Okeke Maduka, alias Nnadiebuebe (1920-1995), is from Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA, Anambra State and a Catholic Priest of Awka Diocese and a member of the hallowed Papal Chamberlin.  He had his secondary education at Christ the King College (CKC) Onitsha (1940-1943). He did his Probationary work for two years at the same CKC (1944-1946). He was ordained on 20th December, 1953 at St Peter’s Basilica, Rome by Cardinal Perfect of Propaganda Fidei: Pietro Fummasoni Bondi. He has Master’s degree in Canon Law (J.C.L) from Pontifical Urbaniana Uinversitas, Rome. He died on Friday, September 15, 1995. Nnadiebube remains a Sage and a protagonist of Inculturation (Theology of Incarnation) as the Christian’s contextualization of Faith (Gospel) and Culture (Tradition). He is a great ancestor on how to be Igbo and a true Christian via his peculiar characteristic Christianization of African-Igbo Cultures, that is, an Africanization of Christianity, decades before Inculturation became the evangelical refrain of Vatican 11 Council (1962-65). By his sublime teaching as a Pastor and profound practice of Inculturation, he became the forerunner of Vatican II Council adaptations and renewal, hence, a precursor of the first African Synod (1994) and avant-garde of authentic Igbo Christianity. The NJs, published in loving memory of Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. O. Maduka, will help develop and encourage scholarship by astute scholars as authentic African thinkers ever proud of their African identity.

 

Founder’s Abridged Profile

Rev. Fr. Jude Ifeanyichukwu Onebunne,PhD,fipmd, fism

Jude Ifeanyichukwu Onebunne, a Catholic priest of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, hails from Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria. He was the former pioneer Manager of Holy Child Secondary School, Isuofia as well as former Lecturer at Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State.  He is presently, the Manager and later the Principal of St. Mary`s High School, Ifitedunu, Anambra State and a Lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State. He holds Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Fr. Jude is a Fellow of the Institute of Policy Management Development (fipmd) as well as a Fellow (fism) of the International Strategic Management Institute, an Executive Member of African Traditional Religion and Philosophy Scholar`s Society (AATREPS), an Executive Member of the Association of Universal Moral Education of Nigeria (AUMEN), an Executive Member of  Association for the Promotion of African Studies (APAS ),  a Member of Igbo Studies Association (ISA), USA. He is the Founder of the Popular NGO: Students’ Advocacy Against Destructive Attitudes (SAADA) and Nnadiebube Research Institute Ltd/GTE- NRI (former Nnadiebube Pan-African Academy of Philosophy, Religion and Cultural Research-NAPASSHER) that publishes Nnadiebube Journals (of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Education in Africa).