Education Institution Date of Graduation Certificate Epiekiri Primary School Ogbeinama 1974 FSLC School of Basic Studies, Port Harcourt 1983 WASCE Ahmadu Bello University 1986 B.Sc, Nigerian Law School, Lagos 1987 LLB University of Lagos 1989 M.Sc Law James Manager has a B.Sc in Law from Ahmadu Bello University and an M.Sc in Law from the University of Lagos.
Senator Delta South Sen. District 2011 2015 Senator Delta South Sen. District 2007 2011 Senator Delta South Sen. District 2003 2007 Commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport 1999 2003 State Chairman PDP Delta State 1998 1999 Chairman of GDM 1996 1998 Hon Commissioner for Social Development 1992 1993 Chairman of Council Bomadi LGA 1991 1991 Legal Practitioner Broderic Bozime & Co 1988 1990 Legal Practitioner NYSC Derin Ogundeji & co. 1987 1988 Tutor, River Ramos Grammar School Oriagbene James Manager was elected to the Senate on the People's Democratic Party ticket for the Delta South Senatorial District in 2003. He was appointed to the Works committee, Niger Delta committee and Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters committee.
In May 2009, he raised the issue of the damage caused by the continued military bombardment of communities in the oil-rich Gbaramatu clan, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, leading to a senate resolution urging their Committee on Defence and Army to take action. He was joined in his protest against the violence by former Senator Fred Brume, who called it "an unequal battle that is drastically de-populating several parts of the region. In September 2009, Senator Manager urged President Umaru Yar'Adua to appoint someone familiar with the region as Minister of the newly created Ministry of Niger Delta.
Manager supported finding a diplomatic solution to the Joint Task Force attacks on Ijaw villages, saying war was not the right approach.
Manager successfully ran for re-election as Delta South Senator on the PDP platform in the April 2011 elections.