JAMES RAPHAEL (Dr.), a Nigerian from Abia State, married Princes Folasade from Ogun state with three children: a boy and two girls. The eldest being Nigeria’s youngest author at the age of 6. He attended Isolo Grammar School, Isolo, Lagos State, a graduate of Psychology with Honours from the Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti; he holds a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the California State University, a Diploma Certificate in Computer Desktop Publishing and Diploma certificate in Journalism. He served as Administrative Officer Ondo State University Ado-Ekiti (NYSC) 1992-1993; Administrative Manager Nigeria Philippines Chamber of Commerce & Industry Apapa, 1997-1999; Media Relation Manager Slok Group Ltd, owners of Slok Airline, 1998-1999; Special Assistant (Research) to Chairman of NARECOM in the Presidency Abuja n 1996 and as Media Assistant to Abia State Governor Government House Abia, 1999-2000; Director General Center For Research, Information Management and Media Development CRIMMD, Lagos, 2004- date; appointed the Registrar of the African Institute of Entrepreneurship, Lagos, July 15, 2011. He has won a total of 63 awards, including that of: October 2, 2015 9Ja Mentor Award; May 2015: Campus Ambassador Award of Excellence; February 22, 2015: TIKFA 2014 Man of the Year Award; November 12, 2014: Life Experience Magazine Award 2014; March 29, 2014: African Institute of Enterprise Development and Management Award for the Development of Educational Empowerment and leadership. He has also received Appreciations / Commendations Letters, including: October 4, 2007: Lagos State Government Education District VI Appreciation letter for the Development of Education in the District; September 24, 2007: NTA 2 Channel 5 Lagos Commendation letter for encouraging reading habit in the Nigerian Society; October 2005: USA President, Bill Clinton Letter of Appreciation for assisting Katrina victims; February 2000: NYSC Abia State Secretariat Appreciation Letter for contributions at the “NYSC Millennium Festival of Theatre”; March 17, 1997: Queen Elizabeth of England Commendation Letter on General Aguiyi-Ironsi biography MEMBERSHIP OF ORGANISATIONS – December 2014: Member of IBA the Institute of Business Advisers; 2008: Fellow, African Institute of Entrepreneurship; 2008: National Coordinator Read Nigeria Project (RNP); 2008: Patron , Monami; 2007: President, IBB ‘007 team; 2007: Member, The Nigerian Project South West Zone; 2007: Chairman, Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Ejigbo; 2004: Secretary Gen., The GoodWay Foundation; 1999: Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Sales Management; 1998: President, AWOG (Abians Wants Orji As Governor); 1998: President of JARAPH BOOKS; 1998: Associate Member, Nigeria Institute of Public Relation; 1997: Corporate member, Nigerian Association of Inventors; 1996. James is the founder and Director General of CRIMMD – Center for Research, Information Management and Media Development. CRIMMD is a center that manages information; media and political research; biographical and autobiographical writings; documentations, exhibitions and script editing. A non-political, non-governmental, non-profit making but standard research developmental institution. He is the founder of the Photo Museum of Nigeria History, the Publisher of African Dame and The National Biographer Magazine. He is an author with over a dozen a books. He is also the founder of CRIMMD BOOKSTORE and he runs a free public library that have contributed to the upliftment of the educational standard in Nigeria in the last 11 years.
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