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Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies on African Ideologies and Innovative Trends and Advances: Honouring the Past and Shaping the Future -| 25th May, 2021 |-

  • TRENDS AND ADVANCES IN EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA

    The 2021 International Conference did not only highlight the triumphs of past years but focused on strategies for tackling forthcoming challenges in the African continent. The collective action of the members of the association as scholars in discussing innovative trends and advances within Africa is representative of the shared energy and excitement around Africa’s academic potential.
    The present piece titled: Trends and Advances in Education and Management in Africa: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies on African Ideologies and Innovative Trends and Advances: Honoring the Past and Shaping the Future, 25th May, 2021 is part of the outcome of the conference.

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  • AFRICAN RELIGION AND CULTURE: HONOURING THE PAST AND SHAPING THE FUTURE

    The 2021 International Conference did not only highlight the triumphs of past years but focused on strategies for tackling forthcoming challenges in the African continent. The collective action of the members of the association as scholars in discussing innovative trends and advances within Africa is representative of the shared energy and excitement around Africa’s academic potential.
    The present piece titled: African Religion and Culture: Honoring the Past and Shaping the Future: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies on African Ideologies and Innovative Trends and Advances: Honouring the Past and Shaping the Future, 25th May, 2021 is part of the outcome of the conference.

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  • AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES

    The present piece, titled: African Philosophy: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies on African Ideologies and Innovative Trends and Advances: Honoring the Past and Shaping the Future, 25th May, 2021, is part of the outcome of the conference.

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  • AFRICAN IDEOLOGIES AND SOCIOPOLITICAL ISSUES - INNOVATIVE TRENDS AND ADVANCES

    The present piece titled: African Ideologies and Socio-Political Issues: Innovative Trends and Advances- Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies on African Ideologies and Innovative Trends and Advances: Honouring the Past and Shaping the Future, 25th May, 2021 is part of the outcome of the conference.

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Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference onNew Trends in Science, Technology, Management and Social Sciences in Africa: Osun State, Nigeria -| June 2nd - 4th, 2021 |-

  • 2021: NEW TRENDS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN AFRICA

    This proceedings captures a three-day program of presentations, panel discussions and interactive dialogue at the Third International Conference of Villanova on New Trends in Science, Technology, Management and Social Sciences in Africa, which took place from 2nd to 4th of June 2021. The event was a multidisciplinary conference that brought together some academics, researchers and scholars from various academic institutions from within and outside the state as well as the academic staff of Villanova Polytechnic to review new trends virtually in all fields of learning. It also provided a valuable networking opportunity and set the stage for further cooperation among academics, researchers and scholars in the state and beyond.

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Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on New Trends in Science, Technology, Management and Social Sciences in Africa: Osun State, Nigeria -| July 10th & 11th, 2019 |-

  • 2019: NEW TRENDS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN AFRICA

    This maiden conference featured lead paper presentation by Prof. Benjamin Ekundayo Olufemi, JP, FCVSN of University of Ibadan, Nigeria. We are thankful to the conference committee and regular program committee members and reviewers, without whose expert input this conference would not be possible. Finally, we thank the entire organizing team and all authors who submitted their work. We hope that you will enjoy this collection of high quality papers, research notes and abstracts from a cast of international researchers in the fascinating field of Science, Technology, Management and Social Sciences.

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Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Seminary of All Saints, Uhiele-Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria -| March 18th – 20th, 2020 |-

  • FORMATION OF THE HUMAN PERSON IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    The 21st Century is markedly identified by great discoveries in science and technology that it has christened as the age of information technology. Regardless of the advancement of knowledge in this century with mind-blowing discoveries like electric, driverless cars, cryptocurrency, 3D technologies and e-technologies like e-readers and e-cigarettes, the human person instead of advancing, is palpably and grossly undermined. While there is so much advancement in human reason which is meant to bring about a better place and dignity for the human person, paradoxically, the cost of the human person is more cheapened more than ever. The scandal of technological advancement is that, the rise in human knowledge has not brought about a better quality of life and a more secured world of the human person. Rather, the world has become more perilous. More and more, the purpose of man is diminished.

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The present work on FORMATION, THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD AND THE MODERN AGE: Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Fr. Anselm Jimoh -| 2019 |-

  • FORMATION, THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD AND THE MODERN AGE

    FORMATION, THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD AND THE MODERN AGE – Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Fr. Anselm Jimoh. Formation is indisputably a critical variable in the preparation and eventual ordination of priests. The Catholic Priesthood has been the spotlight of many conversations in recent times from the good to the ugly. Although the priest or priest-to be is called to be set apart, this is first a call from the people. As a man called from the people, he is not completely immune from the challenges of society. The formation then helps to shape, prepare and dispose of the priest-to-be to the gospel he is called to embrace. The Church invests richly in the formation of seminarians and priests because of this critical importance. The formation covers four essential aspects of the priest, namely, the Spiritual, Human, Social, Intellectual and Pastoral Life. Hence, it becomes expedient, to have a rich resource on formation, granted many factors influence it today, consequent on the signs of the modern age. This demands that new approaches and perspectives are evolved to make the priest of today as relevant as ever.

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Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies on the Impact of Covid-19 on Africa and the Quest for Afrocentric Perspectives -| 17th September 2020 |-

  • COVID-19 AND AFROCENTRIC PERSPECTIVES: HEALTH AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS

    The book in your hands is one of the proceeds of the said APAS conference. As Africans, APAS scholars believe that there are Afrocentric perspectives to the health and economic challenges posed by the dreaded COVID-19. Arguably, from varied points of view, individual authors outlined some health and economic implications of COVID-19 on African nations. Some solutions and recommendations are also made in this regard. It is strongly believed that this book will bring a turnaround in African health and economic sectors especially in a period of pandemic such as COVID-19.

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  • THE SOCIO-RELIGIOUS DYNAMICS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN AFRICA

    The advent of COVID-19 drastically disrupted the socioreligious order in the African world. Sequel to the deadly and fastspreading nature of COVID-19, different measures were put in place by various governments and health agencies to curb the spread. Among the precautionary measures is: Social Distancing. Human beings were strongly advised to avoid each other, desist from any form of physical contact and also to stop or minimise social gatherings, namely, religious gathering, wedding, markets, burials/funerals/ etc. This new way of life was seen by some Africans as un-African and unnatural.

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  • COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ICT AND EDUCATION SYSTEM IN AFRICA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

    It is in the face of Covid-19 impacts that scholars of the Association of the Promotion of African Studies have undertaken to study the Covid-19 pandemic from an African perspective and to draw out the economic and health challenges on the African people. This piece, is a major contribution to knowledge not only relevant for scholars but also policy makers and None Governmental Organization workers.

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Proceedings of an online Colloquium on Igwebuike Philosophy -| From 20th January To 20th July 2020 |-

  • THEMES IN IGWEBUIKE PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

    The concept Igwebuike began first as a methodology and philosophy. Gradually, its philosophical elements began to have serious implications for theological discourse, especially with the increasing need to do theology that arises from the philosophy of the African people. Such a theology would always have an inescapable element of philosophy, speaking to people in their own native context, because it is expressed in categories of thought that arises out of the philosophy of the African people. This affirms the reality of the link between philosophy and theology, especially regarding the links between the great philosophical questions and the mysteries of salvation which are studied in theology under the guidance of the higher light of faith. In Igwebuike theology, theology takes on the form of a bridge that connects the human person who lives within the context of a changing culture to God who is beyond the law of change.

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  • IGWEBUIKE PHILOSOPHY AND COMPLEMENTARY RELATIONS

    In this work, Igwebuike is employed as a unifying concept of African thought, especially, that aspect concerning the human person’s conception of the spiritual and material universe in which he or she lives. It is an explanatory theory or principle that interprets the puzzle of our complex relationship with the non-corporal world and human social life, that is, major social institutions that ensure social continuity and group identity, and further, underpins the epistemological manifestations of the human person’s universe. This piece remains a major contribution to the corpus of literature on Igwebuike philosophy.

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  • IGWEBUIKE: AN AFRICAN COMPLEMENTARY PHILOSOPHICAL FRAMEWORK

    This piece studies the dimensions of Igwebuike, which include its place within the theater of being, and its literal and linguistic meanings. It also searches for the basis of inter-subjectivity in the African worldview conceptualized in Igwebuike philosophy, and this it locates in Chi. The next two papers study aspects of Plutarch’s ethical-political thought in comparison with the Igwebuike philosophy and employed Igwebuike as an ontological toolbox that forms the trajectory system of the Igbo-African world. There are further inquiries on the relationship between Igwebuike and the liberation and ethics.

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Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies on African Ideologies, Human Security and Peace Building -| 10-11 June 2020 |-

  • PHILOSOPHY AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN AFRICA

    Peikoff rightly argued when he states: “Philosophy is a human need as real as the need of food. It is a need of the mind, without which man cannot obtain his food or anything his life requires.”2 One thing that is sure is that philosophy makes every rational effort to solve human problems. This is made explicitly manifest in the eleven (11) chapters of this book. This book is part of the proceeds from the 2020 APAS International conference (10 -11 June) that focused on: African Ideologies, Human Security and Peacebuilding. It is my strong conviction that the critical reflections of African scholars in this book will certainly bring about better understanding of the place of philosophy in conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Africa.

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  • RELIGION AND PEACE BUILDING IN AFRICA

    This book is a collection of some papers that were read at the 2020 APAS International Conference (10 – 11 June) with the theme: African Ideologies, Human Security and Peacebuilding. This book hinglights the unique importance of religion in peacebuilding in Africa. The ten (10) chapters herein advocate for religious tolerance and harmonious coexistence among African people irrespective of religious background. Religion, in the understanding of this book, should be a factor for unity and not disunity in Africa.

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  • AFRICAN INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS - PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES

    This book in your hands provides a context for members of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies (APAS) to study and unveil the dimensions of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and thus make them available to you (the reader) and especially the policy makers and development planning experts. The book is packed-full with well-researched works from the desks of African scholars. It is hoped that the various chapters in this book will provide the needed paradigm shift for proper integration, internalization and pragmatic applications of various systems of African Indigenous Knowledge.

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  • AFRICAN INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND PEACE BUILDING

    African scholars gathered under the umbrella of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies (APAS) in the 2020 APAS International Conference to reflect on security issues and peacebuilding in Africa. The present book is part of the intellectual proceeds from the conference. With the well-researched and selected papers presented in nine (9) chapters in this book, the authors brought out the beauty of African indigenous knowledge in restoring peace and order in Africa. I have no doubt in my mind that you, the reader, will find this book very interesting and a veritable tool for the understanding and promotion of peacebuilding in Africa

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  • AFRICAN IDEOLOGIES, BUSINESS AND PEACE-BUILDING

    Taking into cognizance the negative effects of conflicts, the Association for the Promotion of African Studies (APAS) in her 2020 International Conference (10 – 11 June, 2020) gathered scholars within and outside the shores of Africa to brainstorm on the importance and value of peace to nation building with the theme: African Ideologies, Human Security and Peacebuilding. The book in your hands is part of the fruits of the conference. The authors, as seasoned and very sound African scholars, took a look at the place of African ideologies in promoting business and economic development in an atmosphere of peace and order. The twelve chapters of this book are well articulated and as such, can best be described as first-class material in promoting peace and business in Africa. Peace, no doubt, is a condictio sine qua non for growth, development and sustenance of business enterprises in Africa.

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