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Why we honoured ‘Odumejeje’ with a Doctorate Degree – Gregory University, Uturu

Jungle Journalist Media Limited

The pro-chancellor of Gregory University, Uturu, Professor Gregory Ibe has explained reasons why the school awarded an honorary doctorate degree to the controversial Onitsha Prophet, Chukwuemeka Ohanemere, popularly known as ‘Odumejeje.

In a telephone interview with Jungle Journalist, Professor Ibe admitted that he was irked to learn that Odumejeje was in their list, but that when he confronted the school management on why they should nominate such a controversial figure for the degree, he was reminded that as a centre of knowledge, the school cannot and will not base its analyses on popular opinion, but would rather work with facts rather than rumours.

He stated that Management was able to prove that Odumejeje was very qualified to receive the doctorate, hence its issuance to the Prophet.

His words “The university management took a decision and I had to own up to it.

“I came in from America and learnt in…

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