ANA BAYELSA HOLDS LITFEST IN GRAND STYLE TO MARK 2022 END OF YEAR YULETIDE, AS LAYE JULIUS EMERGES NEW CHAIRMAN

The Bayelsa State Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has held a Literary Festival (LITFEST) to mark the 2022 End-of-Year yuletide. The ANA Bayelsa LITFEST has as its theme : “Poetry, Palm-wine and Pepper soup!” It featured a Guest Lecture by Dr. Timipa Ayibanua, who stood in for the Deputy Vice Chancellor ((DVC) of the Federal University, Otuoke, (FUO), Prof. Chris Onyema, and … Continue reading ANA BAYELSA HOLDS LITFEST IN GRAND STYLE TO MARK 2022 END OF YEAR YULETIDE, AS LAYE JULIUS EMERGES NEW CHAIRMAN

2023: ATIKU MEETS WITH CREATIVES; PROMISES TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR ARTS, LIBERALISE ACQUISITION PROCESS

Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has pledged to increase funds for the arts and liberalise the process of its acquisition,once elected as President in in the February 2023 General elections.  Alhaji Abubakar made the promise during a special roundtable discussion with Nigeria’s Creative Culture and Innovative (CCI) industry stakeholders in Lagos, on Saturday, November 26, 2022.  The presidential candidate acknowledged that … Continue reading 2023: ATIKU MEETS WITH CREATIVES; PROMISES TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR ARTS, LIBERALISE ACQUISITION PROCESS

Okowa Congratulates ANA Poetry Prize Winner, Stephen Kekeghe

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated author of ‘Rumbling Sky’, Dr Stephen Kekeghe, for emerging joint winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Prize for Poetry, 2021. Kekeghe, an English teacher at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, was hitherto a teacher at the College of Education, Warri. He was conferred with the prestigious award at the association’s 40th Anniversary and International Convention in Abuja. … Continue reading Okowa Congratulates ANA Poetry Prize Winner, Stephen Kekeghe

SECOND EDITION OF “CAMOUFLAGE”: BEST OF CONTEMPORARY WRITING FROM NIGERIA, RELEASED

OTTAWA, CANADA, 21st August 2021 Mace Books Associates Limited, Lagos, in conjunction with Treasure Books Limited, Yenagoa, has released the revised edition of Camouflage: Best of Contemporary Writing from Nigeria, edited by Nduka Otiono and Odoh Diego Okenyodo. Described by Daily Trust newspaper as “an agenda-setting collection and a major milestone in the history of Nigerian literature only comparable to what Wole Soyinka’s Poems of … Continue reading SECOND EDITION OF “CAMOUFLAGE”: BEST OF CONTEMPORARY WRITING FROM NIGERIA, RELEASED

DELTA APPROVES DEVELOPMENT OF LANDER BROTHERS ANCHORAGE

The Delta State Executive Council, on Tuesday, November 3rd, approved the development and management of the Lander Brothers Anchorage in Asaba. This was part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. In a post Exco briefing, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu said that the upgrade of the facilities at the Anchorage will … Continue reading DELTA APPROVES DEVELOPMENT OF LANDER BROTHERS ANCHORAGE

POPE PEN’S LETTERS AND THE INCONVENIENCE OF TRUTH: AN OMNIBUS REVIEW OF NENGI JOSEF OWEI-ILAGHA’S ‘EPISTLES TO THE PRESIDENT’ AND ‘SERMONS FROM THE OXBOW LAKE’ – By Bernard Otonye Stephen

NENGI JOSEF Owei-Ilagha a.k.a. Pope Pen is a well-known journalist, poet and public intellectual who has attracted both friendly and adversarial readership to his writings in print and electronic formats. Those who have read his works, especially the prose narratives, know that there is no subject matter he is shy to take on. He has written critically and passionately about public and private issues, from … Continue reading POPE PEN’S LETTERS AND THE INCONVENIENCE OF TRUTH: AN OMNIBUS REVIEW OF NENGI JOSEF OWEI-ILAGHA’S ‘EPISTLES TO THE PRESIDENT’ AND ‘SERMONS FROM THE OXBOW LAKE’ – By Bernard Otonye Stephen

Odia Ofeimun at 70: LET’S TOAST TO THE HEALTH OF THE MASTER POET – By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is no better way of introducing Odia Ofeimun than pointedly stressing that “Odia Ofeimun is Odia Ofeimun!” Enough said. Poet, publisher, editor, activist, polemicist, mentor, politician, columnist, factory worker, writer, dance-drama exponent, public intellectual, critic etc, Odia ofeimun has packed uncountable lifetimes into one tumultuous lifespan. Born on March 16, 1950, in Iruekpen, an Esan-speaking town in Ekpoma, in present-day Edo State, Odia missed … Continue reading Odia Ofeimun at 70: LET’S TOAST TO THE HEALTH OF THE MASTER POET – By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu