Dr. Raphael JamesEPLFAdmin
Founder and Director General, CRIMMD - Center for Research, Information and Media Development
Founder and Director General of CRIMMD – Center for Research, Information and Media Development. CRIMMD, a center that manages information; media and political research. He also runs the CRIMMD Skill Acquisition Center for Women and by March 2022 ending they have trained a total of over 7,500 women free of charge in different vocations. He is a historic and educative tourist, in Nigeria and he has visited 33 out of 36 states and documented over 500 tourist sites in the last 8 years. He is the founder of the richest Photo Museum of Nigeria History with close to 40, 000 photos, and many artifacts and memorabilia.
He is the Publisher of two magazines, ‘The African Dame’ and ‘The National Biographer’ magazines, he has worked with and contributed to over 32 media houses. He has written 56 manuscripts and published only 23 books. He is the Patron of 11 organisations including the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos. He has donated over 53, 300 books to the public since 2008 when he started his books donations to help bring back the reading culture. He also donates to orphanages and gives motivational speeches to students. He has had the privilege to have met with and interviewed 7 world presidents and in all, he had interactions with families of 14 African presidents/head of states.
He has won a total of 206 awards for his commendable works to humanity. Listed in the New Telegraph Newspaper of January 23, 2021 as Nigerian “Top Historian and Record Keeper”. Listed among the 5 enterprising Africans for the last quarter of 2016 by the ‘African Enterprise Magazine’; voted “SDLG Africa’s Most Reliable Person” 2016. 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.