OKARA RECEIVES POSTHUMOUS AWARD, AS LITERARY APPRECIATION ORGANIZATION CELEBRATE DEPARTED BARD IN GRAND STYLE

– By Angus Obinna Chukwuka The city of Port Harcourt was treated to a feast of literary exchange on Friday, May 31, 2019, when the late poetry icon, Gabriel Okara was celebrated posthumously, with an evening of literary tributes. The programme tagged: “The Life and Times of Dr. Gabriel Okara (Evening of Literary Tributes), which held at Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic (CEAPOLY), located at the … Continue reading OKARA RECEIVES POSTHUMOUS AWARD, AS LITERARY APPRECIATION ORGANIZATION CELEBRATE DEPARTED BARD IN GRAND STYLE

Onwodi Tasks Politicians to Embrace Excellence, Diverse Income Streams, As Didoz Lounge Bags Best Nigeria Club of The Year Award

Frontline Delta State politician and leading proprietor in the Nigerian entertainment and hospitality industry, Engr. Fidel Onwodi, has called on Nigerian politicians to always strive for excellence in the delivery of democracy dividends to the people, even as he has urged those venturing into the political terrain to explore and embrace other sources of income rather than transform themselves into ‘professional’ politicians, and depend on … Continue reading Onwodi Tasks Politicians to Embrace Excellence, Diverse Income Streams, As Didoz Lounge Bags Best Nigeria Club of The Year Award

DENJA ABDULLAHI, SOJI COLE, AKANJI NASIRU, MAKE NLNG NIGERIA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE SHORTLIST

PRESS RELEASE   COLE, ABDULLAHI AND NASIRU ON THE THE SHORTLIST OF THREE FOR THE NIGERIA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE NIGERIA LNG LIMITED 09 September, 2018 Lagos The Advisory Board for The Nigeria Prize for Literature has approved a final shortlist of three books out of the longlist of 11 released in July 2018. The books are Embers by Soji Cole, Death and The King’s Grey … Continue reading DENJA ABDULLAHI, SOJI COLE, AKANJI NASIRU, MAKE NLNG NIGERIA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE SHORTLIST

DENJA ABDULAHI, OBARI GOMBA, PETER OMOKO, 8 OTHERS, LONGLISTED FOR 2018 NLNG PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

David Diai   National President of the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA, Mallam Denja Abdulahi, author of the play, Death and The King’s Grey Hair,  has been announced as one of the long-listed playwrights for the 2018 Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG sponsored Prize for Literature (Drama Genre). This disclosure was contained in a press release published on the LNG Social Media Facebook page, July 27, … Continue reading DENJA ABDULAHI, OBARI GOMBA, PETER OMOKO, 8 OTHERS, LONGLISTED FOR 2018 NLNG PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Embracing Our Culture Strengthens Peace, Okowa Tells Nigerians, As OFAAC Hosts 15th Anioma Cultural Festival

  Dellta State Governor Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has urged  Nigerians to embrace the culture and customs of their communities to strengthen  the peace and unity of the country Speaking on 02-04-18, at the Organisation For The Advancement Of Anioma Culture  (OFAAC) “15th Anioma Cultural Festival” with the theme “Building Bridges” in Asaba, Governor Okowa said  that embracing our culture would help to build bridges … Continue reading Embracing Our Culture Strengthens Peace, Okowa Tells Nigerians, As OFAAC Hosts 15th Anioma Cultural Festival

Nigerian Author Lola Shoneyin Voted ‘Literary Person Of The Year’ – by Garreth Van Niekerk

Shoneyin tirelessly advocates for a culture of creative and critical thought,’ – judges said. Nigerian poet and novelist Lola Shoneyin has been named the Literary Person of the Year by African literature portal Brittle Paper. Shoneyin, who is the third recipient of the prize, was named for her extraordinary contribution to the growth and development of “creative culture” on the continent. “Both in her writing and her work … Continue reading Nigerian Author Lola Shoneyin Voted ‘Literary Person Of The Year’ – by Garreth Van Niekerk

UKAH HAILS DELTA QUEEN PAGEANT, COMMENDS ORGANIZERS FOR INITIATIVE

SINATRA Ent, organizers of the Delta Queen pageantry show has been commended for creating a platform aimed at promoting and encouraging the youths to build and use their talents in a desirable manner of impacting on the lives of others. Making the commendation, the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, described the initiative as a means of promoting peace, one Delta as this … Continue reading UKAH HAILS DELTA QUEEN PAGEANT, COMMENDS ORGANIZERS FOR INITIATIVE