Dr. Ayombamchukwu Obi


Barrister Nnamdi Nwafor


Mr Gregory Ezenaju

UMUDALA, formerly sponsored by Mr. Emma OBIJIOFOR

Paulson Ezechukwu, SAN


Barrister Emma Achukwu


Mr. IK Nwosu


Agbiligba Formerly sponsored by Barrister Edozie Ezeozue

Prof. Bernice Nwakaego Ezeilo

Grand matron

Prof. Bernice Nwakaego Ezeilo (nee Onuzulike)

Bernice Nwakaego Ezeilo Nee Onuzulike form Nanka in Orumba North LGA of Anambra State is a Professor of Clinical Psychology. She is the first Ph.D in Psychology produced from a Nigerian University, University of Nigeria Nsukka. She is also the first female African Professor of Clinical Psychology.


She is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society , 1989. She obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in 1984; a Licentiate in Clinical Psychology from the Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologists in 1979. She obtained a Registered Nurse Certificate of the British Nursing Association in 1965.


Prof. Bernice Ezeilo was a pioneer student of B.Sc Psychology degree and M.A Psychology degree programmes at the University of Zambia, Lusaka and graduated in 1971 and 1975 respectively. She did her Nurse training 1961-1964 at the School of Nursing University College Hospital Ibadan Nigeria. Her secondary education was at St. Catharines, Nkwerre, 1956 – 1960 and obtained a Grade 1 Certificate of WAEC.

Professional Experience:

Professor Bernice Ezeilo joined the Department of Psychology UNN in October 1975 as Assistant Lecturer and rose to the rank of Professor of Clinical Psychology and Coordinator of, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Program in 1989. She was twice Head of Department of psychology. From 1992 - 2000. Bernice Ezeilo was a part time Psychology Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religion of St. Paul’s University College Awka. Bernice Ezeilo taught in the Department of Psychology at Ebonyi State University Abakaliki from 2004 -2011, first as a sabbatical staff 2004-2005, then as Adjunct Professor 2005 -2008, then as Contract Professor from 2008 – 2011 . In 2012, she was appointed as Contract Professor in the Department of Psychology Anambra State University, Igbariam, where she teaches to date.


Bernice Ezeilo has several empirical papers, published in both local and international journals, and book chapters in Nigeria and foreign books. Her publications include the books Family Stress Management , Principle of Psychology ,Nigeria Perspective and Sex Preselection. She was the founder and Director Centre of Psychological Services(CEPSER). Bernice Ezeilo was a WHO Consultant on the Integrated Management Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) ,Clinical Stimulation Programme in Nigeria 2003.

Extracurricular activities:

Bernice Ezeilo participates in church and community activities. Bernice Onuzulike, as she was then known, was the foundation Secretary of Nanka Students’ Union in 1957 during her second year as a student of St. Catharines Nkwerre. In August 1998, Nanka Students Union awarded her the titles Adadioranma and Odiukonamba. Later she was appointed the Matron of Nanka Students’ Union. She had been participating in activities of the Union at University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Enugu Branches as well at home in Nanka as Guest of Honour and/Guest Speaker. Her hobbies include singing: Soprano and Choral during, musical performances on stage, radio and television Her academic prowess and Professional competence earned her awards from her academic and professional associations, as well as the International Biographical Centre (IBC) Cambridge WHO is WHO awards, She also received Community Service awards from her home community in Nanka . Prof. Bernice Ezeilo was married to late Prof. Gabriel Ezeilo also of Nanka and is blessed with four children and three grandchildren.

Mr. Samuel C. Jonas Agbanari

Current president

Current president Origin: UMUDALA VILLAGE Education: Geology student, University of Benin.

Mr. Emmanuel Ezenwankwo

Mr. Emmanuel Mmaduagwu

Barrister Ifeanyi Okeke

Mr. Samuel Okey Igboanugo

Igboanugo Samuel Okey was born to the family of Mr John and Mrs Juliana Igboanugo in Enugwu Nanka Born: 10 November 1980.


1989 to 1993 He attended primary School at community Primary school Amako Nanka 1994 to 1999 He attended Secondary School at Community Secondary school Nanka. 2001 to 2003, he attendee Federal Polytechnic Oko, and obtained National Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering. 2004 to 2009 he attended Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, and obtained Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical/ Electronics and Computer Engineering.


January 2003 to Dec 2003, Representative of Electrical/ Electronics Engineering students{SRC}, in Student Union Government {SUG}, In Federal Polytechnic Oko. 2010 to 2011 NYSC at Cross River State {primary assignment at PDP State Secretariats Carabar} March 2011 to December 2011 Sales Manager at Pillar and Poles limited Gboko Branch. January 2011 till date. Field Engineer at Wise Tech Electricals Lagos State.


December 2006 to December 2008 National President Nanka Students’ Union December 2008 till date Secretary Umuanajulu Royal Family

Barrister Kachidebelu Bielu

Mr. Chike Okeke

Mr. Kenneth Okoye

Mr. Enuma Okoli

Prof. Casimir Chike Akoh

Distinguished Research Professor Casimir Chike Akoh

Born: 1955

Casimir Chike Akoh studied in Nanka, Onitsha and Nsukka for his primary and secondary Education. He made efforts to travel overseas to further his studies but these efforts did not succeed because the time for it had not yet come. He studied Biochemistry on Government Scholarship and was the overall best graduating student in the subject in 1981 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

After Youth service, he was employed as a lecturer in Biochemistry by the University of Port Harcourt where God sent a professor from USA to take him to Washington state university. It was here that he did his masters and Doctorate degrees, between 1983 and 1988. He did post –doctoral Research at Mississippi state University, USA, and Texas A&M University, USA, between 1988 and 1990. He started as an assistant professor in Alabama A&M University. From here, he moved over to the University of Georgia, Athens, in 1992 where he settled as a professor of food science &Technology. Since then, Chike’s talent as a gifted Researcher blossomed. He found favor among the people as an ambitious hard worker. He has received over 50 Research Grants and Donations so far.

In 2004, Chike was awarded a Distinguished Research Professor of the University of Georgia, possibly the only one in Athens Campus. As at 2011, there were only 12 Distinguished Research Professors of that University. And Chike is one of them. A few years ago, Chike Akoh was honored by the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) with the Supelco Award for his wonderful Researches and contributions to food science. Some past awardees have become Nobel Prize winners! Today Chike is a Global Scholar in food science and a man in full professional demand!!!

Chike is a man engaged in community service right from his younger days. In Nanka, UNN, and WSU, he was involved in community service. In USA, he has been fellow of several professional bodies were he served actively and later became the president of one of such organizations. In Nanka Students Union (NSU), he took over from Augustine Oforkaja as president, in 1978 and handed over to Enuma Okoli in 1980. He was also the production Editor of Revival Magazine of NSU. Chike is a progressive scholar and thinks about the future society. He is a good man and a foresighted professor. He is a Dispenser of Goodwill and helps younger scholars to find their way to fulfillment. His first son, Chike jnr. is a medical Doctor who is also engaged in community service. What Chike hate in life is young people who tell lies. But he encourages honest and straightforward youths.

The lecture he is to give today will serve as an inspiration to all Community Development practitioners, and should be tabled for debates and discussions by NPU committee  to find something to implement as a Roadmap to development. Nanka Patriotic Union (NPU) is grateful to this son-of-the-soil for finding time to tell something to the people. And we are grateful to his wife, Celine, not only for her school project in Nanka, but also for giving Chike a rest of mind for his work. No fireworks at the home front!!! Thank you, Mama!!!

Engr. Augustine Oforkaja

Engr. David Umeano


Hon. David Umeano scored Distinction in the standard six school certificate examination in 1960 from St. James central school, Nanka. He graduated from Anglican Grammar School, Nsukka in 1965 with a Grade one certificate in WASCE. By 1975, he gained his B.sc (honors) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. After his NYSC program in a construction company, he went into private practice where fortune smiled on him.

Hon. Umeano is a grassroots man. He has shown keen interest in community service and also public service.

He was president of Nanka Students Union (1972-1974).He was also co-founder of Udodimma Age Grade, Amakor Nanka, which has so far been the pivot of development efforts in that erosion-ravaged village. He is also presently a member of Elders’ Advisory forum of Nanka Patriotic Union (Nigeria). David was able to do so much because of his community service background: His father, Umeano Ezeokeke, was a well-known traditional Herbalist, Healer and community Historian, who used his gifted Art in saving the lives of many persons in Nanka and far and wide, and also in solving many spiritual problems.

Hon. David Umeano has attracted a federal Government Water project to Nanka and Oko communities. Half-way through, the contractor abandoned the project and disappeared into the thin air. But he engaged a vigorous crusade to the ICPC at Abuja.

Eventually, his crusades yielded result in the execution of the projects, thereby enabling the poor and the downtrodden to fetch water from the nearby taps, instead of from the dangerous ravines.

Hon. David is a man with a deeply spiritual attitude to life. He has given lectures to students’ organizations and neighboring communities. In such cases, he has always given spiritual and moral dimensions where human beings are concerned

Hon. David is a man with a lot of political sense. His advice on political and social issues is known to be sound by people who are competent enough to judge. He had contested and was elected to the position of Vice-Mayor of Abuja municipal Area council in Federal Capital Territory. (1991-1993).

Hon David is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Industrialists & Corporate Administrators (FNICA). He is a consultant Engineer and a project Director. He has chaired many Environmental impact Assessment Review panels of Federal Ministry of Environment on various projects in the Niger-Delta Region.  Presently, he is the chairman and chief executive Officer of Dunn-tra Agencies (Nig.) Ltd and the Founder and National Coordinator of Dunns Rural Industrialization program (DRIP), an Environment focused NGO introducing Vetiver Systems Technology for the control of Erosions.

Prof. Daniel Ezeasor

Chief Christian Ezeigbo

Prof. Gabriel Chidolue

Mr. Leonard Muoneme

Sir Leonard N. Muoneme, B.Sc. (Hons), P.G.D.E, M.Ed.

Leonard Nwankwo Muoneme was born in 1935 at Etti-Nanka, Anambra State. He started his primary education in the year 1946 at Roman Catholic Mission School, Nkwoagu, Nanka, where he studied in infant-class one. In 1947, he moved to St. Anthony’s Catholic School, Ifite Nanka. There he read infant-class two and then in subsequent years read standards 1 to 6. He completed his primary education at St. Anthony’s Catholic School, Ifite-Nanka in 1953. Throughout his primary education at Ifite, Leonard always emerged first in class. He completed his secondary education, on government scholarship won by merit, at Government College Afikpo in 1958. His Cambridge School Certificate was division one. After his secondary education, he taught science at Igwebuike Grammar School Awka for nine months. Subsequently, he did advanced level studies at the Nigeria College of Arts, Science, and Technology, Enugu from 1959 to 1961. Upon the completion of his studies at Enugu, he obtained the University of London Advanced Level certificate in Botany, Chemistry, and Zoology. In 1960, Leonard got admission to University of Ibadan and University of Nsukka, but due to lack of funds he could not proceed with university education. He then taught science at National Grammar School, Nike, Enugu for one year (1961-1962). Subsequently, he worked as Assistant Experimental Officer at Ministry of Commerce and Industry Laboratory, Enugu from 1962 to 1964. With a Federal government bursary (boarding and tuition fees) obtained in 1963, Leonard started his university education at the University of Ibadan in 1964 after gaining a new admission. He was admitted for B.Sc. degree in Chemistry. In 1966, there was a military coup in Nigeria and subsequently a political crisis that led to a civil war, the Nigeria-Biafra war. Leonard fled from Ibadan to Nanka. During the war he was invited to Uzuakoli near Umuahia to work in a lab for making explosives. He is a pacifist by nature and had made up his mind in the past (a promise to God) not to use the knowledge of science to destroy life, so he did not like the idea. He rather opted to work for the International Red Cross Society. As a member of the Red Cross, he distributed relief materials to the destitute andhe also assisted wounded soldiers. The war raged until January 1970 when it stopped. He later went back to the University of Ibadan where his bursary award was allowed to continue. He graduated from University of Ibadan in June 1972 with B.Sc. (Hons) Botany. As a graduate, Leonard’s first employment was as a science teacher at Mayflower School Ikene—Tai Slarin’s school. While at Ikene, in the same 1972, he was offered employment as a Lecturer II (Botany) in the Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos. He reported with his wife (Cecilia—1940-2013) and first two children to assume duty at the Schools Division, Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters Lagos. In January 1973, Leonard and his wife were both posted to Federal Government College Jos to join the Principal Mr. A. R. Allen, who, with them and other pioneer staff worked to open Federal Government College Jos in February 12, 1973. He worked in this school as a biology teacher for eight years. While serving at Jos, he studied at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he received his P.G.D.E. in education in 1975. After spending a great part of his working years in F.G.C. Jos (1973-1983), Leonard worked at the Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos (1983), and from there he was posted to Federal Government College, Ilorin, where he served from 1983 to 1999. While at Ilorin he obtained his Master’s degree in Educational Management at the University of Ilorin. After retiring from Federal Service in 1999, he was employed as the first head of the Science Faculty at Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja (1999-2001). From his years of active service, he is first and foremost regarded as a Federal Civil Servant. Some people know him as “teacher”—“onyenkuzi.” Leonard is blessed with a hardworking and loving wife—Lady Cecilia Akuchukwu Muoneme—who entered into eternal life in September 14, 2013. He is also blessed with five children and twelve grandchildren. His five children are Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Maduabuchi Leo Muoneme, S.J., Mr. Chukwuma Benjamin Muoneme, Mrs.Ngozi Cecilia Nlewedim, Mr. Ugochukwu Michael Muoneme, and Engr. Chijioke Joseph Muoneme. Sir Leonard Muoneme served as the pioneer President of the Nanka Students Union from 1959 to 1972. He also served as the Chairman of the Nanka Patriotic Union (NPU), Ilorin Branch (c.1983 to 1996). After serving as Chairman, he was made Patron of NPU, Ilorin till his retirement from Federal Service in Ilorin. Another leadership role that Leonard playedin Nanka was his service as Secretary General of Etti Patriotic Union from 1962 to 1972. In 2007, during his retirement, he served his motherland as Supervising Officer of INEC in Jos, Plateau State. Leonard’s hobbies include chess games, draught game, studying nature, horticulture, and listening to good music.

Engr. Berthrand Obum Asibe

THE SPONSOR OF THE NANKA STUDENTS’ UNION ANNUAL QUIZ COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS EDUCATION: Passed out from Bishop Shanahan College, Orlu. Holds a B.Sc Industrial Physics from ASUTECH, Enugu (now, Enugu state University of Technology) 1988 M.Sc Applied Geophysics-UNIZIK (1991) PGD. Process instrumentation-FUTO (1998), and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)  Petroleum and Gas (2005) CAREER:  He has worked at various capacities in NNPC as follows: Process instrumentation and control Engineer at Port Harcourt refining Company, P.H, Chief Geophysicist-Subsurface Development at Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC/NNPC) Benin. He is currently, the deputy Manager Geomatics in Exploration department of NPDC. At present, he is nominated to be the Lead Engineer for NNPC Gas Handling Plant and Flow Station projects in Benin. In the course of his career and capacity development he has travelled severally to many countries abroad (UK, US, FRANCE and DUBAI) to acquire the relevant skills and managerial experience under strategic partnership to enable him deliver better in his career as an Engineer and a Geoscientist. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) America Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Nigeria Institute of Instrument and Control Engineers (NIICE) ACTIVISM:  Was a very active member in the students’ unionism both at village and town level. He was the organizing secretary to the defunct Nanka Youth Movement, and still an active member of NANKA ELITES FOUNDATION. Member, Gideon International, Delights much in Mission work promoting the gospel. HOBBY:  Playing lawn tennis, playing/listening to good music, watching soccer, science/nature documentaries and charity. He is happily married and blessed with children.