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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 2014
8:00-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:20

Welcome and Goodwill Messages

Opening Remarks

His Grace Alfred Adewale Martins
Catholic Archbishop of Lagos

Hon. Justice Funmilayo Atilade
Honourable Chief Judge of Lagos State

Mrs. Ebele Obi
Health Sector, United Kingdom

Alhaji Taoheed Akanni Tyson
Chairman, Muslim Association of Nigeria (MAN)

9:20-10:20  MORNING SESSION

Sonnie Ekwowusi, Legal Practitioner & Notary Public, Sonnie Ekwowusi & Co (Legal Practitioners)
The Family as the Subject of Human Rights Protection: The Vision of the 1948 United Nation Declaration of Human Rights

Doyin Aguoru (PhD), Department of English, University of Ibadan
The Interface between Virile Families and Virile Nations: A Bio-critical Study of the Ransome-Kuti Family

Olaleye Yemisi Lydia (PhD), Department of Social Work, University of Ibadan
Community Social Work Programme Interventions on Families Living In Poverty

10:20-10:50       Discussions—Q & A—
Chair: Dr. Nkechi Asogwa

10:50-11:20        Tea Break

11:20-12:00  PANEL DISCUSSION (CHILDREN):  
The media, internet and unfolding social networks: challenging parental authority and family lifestyles

Ibeabuchi Chika and Ewoigbokhan Yvonne Dominican College;

Tosin Sanusi and Onyinye Ewereji, Lagoon Secondary School;

Odinachi Ogugua Holy Child College;

Rita Iwuchukwu, Somerset College

12:00-12:40    Discussions—Q & A—
Chair: Ifeyinwa Mbakogu

12:40-1:40 LUNCH BREAK 
1:40-3:40      AFTERNOON  SESSION

Prof. Stephen Afolami, Vice-Chancellor St. Augustine University, Lagos
The Role of the Family in Stabilizing Societies and Individuals: an Analogy with Biological Systems, Reflection and Personal Experience

Funmi Folaranmi (PhD), Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work, University of Ibadan
The Impact of Poverty on Families: Assessing Family-Oriented Poverty Alleviation Policies and Programmes in Nigeria

Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly
Evidence-Based Policy Formulation for the Attainment of a Knowledge and family Based Economy in Nigeria by 2025 – Fact or Fiction

Ifeyinwa Mbakogu, School of Social Work, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Teenage Pregnancy, Fleeing Girls and Baby Factories: Implications for families and parenting in Nigeria

 3:40-4:20  Discussions—Q & A—
Chair: Prof J K Obatala

 4:20-4:30   Break      

 4:30-5:30   LATE AFTERNOON SESSION

James Okolie-Osemene and Rosemary Ifeanyi Okoh, Institute of African Studies and Department of History, University of Ibadan
Mainstreaming Peace Education into Family Life: Options for the Eradication of Domestic Violence in Nigeria

Rev. Fr. Sabinus Iwu, Department of Philosophy, Seat of Wisdom (Major) Seminary, Owerri, Poverty in Nigerian Families: Hindrance to Societal Development

Mrs Uche Uchenna, Good Parenting and Youth Empowerment Initiative
Achieving Work-Family Balance through the Enactment of Family-Friendly Work-Place Policies

 5:30-6:00   Discussions—Q & A—
Chair:  Rudy Ezeani Esq.,
6:00   CONFERENCE CLOSES FOR THE DAY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 2014
 8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast

 9:00-10:10  MORNING SESSION

Mrs Eucharia Nkiru Ezeumeh, Anambra State University, Igbariam Campus Anambra State
Maternal and Infant Health Care in Nigeria; Review of contemporary issues and challenges

Grace Osakue, West Africa Network for the Protection of Children (WAN) Nigeria
Reducing the Vulnerability of Children on the Move: The West Africa Network for the Protection of Children (WAN) Nigeria Programme

Dr. Francisca Ifeoma Okonkwo, Public Health Physician and Consultant
The Nigerian Family and Health Specific Millennium Development Goals.

 

 10:10-10:40 Discussions—Q & A—
Chair:  Ifeyinwa Awagu Esq.,

10:40-11:20   PANEL DISCUSSION (CHILDREN):
Working and Stay-at-home Mothers, Supportive and Unsupportive Fathers: deliberating on effects on nurturing patterns and child development

Chidi-Ngonadi Arinze and Kupoluyi Jesutofunmi, Whitesands School;

Mirabel Oki and Immaculata Iboyi, Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls High School;

Chiamaka Atuegbu, Holy Child College;

Chelsea Jegede, Somerset College

11:20-12:00  Discussions—Q & A—
Chair: Onyeka Iwuchukwu (PhD)

12:00-1:00  LUNCH BREAK
1:00-2:00 AFTERNOON SESSION

Onyeka Iwuchukwu (PhD), School of Arts and Social Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria, Victoria Island, Lagos
The Family and National Development in Nigerian Literature

Emmanuella Uzoamaka Okeke, Aigle & Sage Communications Ltd
The Role of the Media in tackling Gender Stereotypes within the Family and Society

Bridget Itsueli, Lagos Resource Centre, Lagos State.

2:00-2:30  Discussions—Q & A—
Chair: Sunday Onu Esq.,

2:30-3:30CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION:  
Protecting the Family Institution in Nigeria
3:30-4:10  Discussions—Q & A—
Chair:  Patrick Oke

Closing Remarks                                  
4:10-5:00 END OF THE 2014 CONFERENCE