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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

AGULU AGOG AS ONYINYE BRINGS COURAGE HOME FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE RITES (Igba-nkwu)

David Diai    The Ancient, historic Town of Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State was agog on Saturday 20th August, 2016, when the family of Col. Reuben Nwako welcomed with open arms and a warm embrace, the family of Chief (Sir.) Paul Ngbanwa of Issele-Nkpitime, in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta, into the bosom of the Efele Family Compound, Akajiofor, … Continue reading AGULU AGOG AS ONYINYE BRINGS COURAGE HOME FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE RITES (Igba-nkwu)

OF LOVE IN THE TIME OF BUHARINOMICS… –By Aikay Moustaphafa

And so I made stew without tomatoes and we ate without smiling. That is how things are now. We take life as we see it, we don’t complain much. Wifey voted APC and regrets it. There is no light, there is no water. She wan complain? No! Na who go even listen? All she mutters nowadys is “Baba Buhari don travel again”. And then she … Continue reading OF LOVE IN THE TIME OF BUHARINOMICS… –By Aikay Moustaphafa

LOVING CANADA AND HATING HITLER’S CHILDREN; A Review of Amatoritsero Ede’s ‘Gobetrotter & Hitler’s Children’.

By Ikhide Ikheloa   The poet Amatoritsero Ede is a diviner and a brooding, sometimes angry one at that. Cast adrift in the materialistic spirit-free wastelands of the Western world he roams free in solo brainy protest. In the antiseptic hallways of shopping malls, and roaming long stretches of highways built to last umpteen injustices, he often stops to jot down furtive reminders of his … Continue reading LOVING CANADA AND HATING HITLER’S CHILDREN; A Review of Amatoritsero Ede’s ‘Gobetrotter & Hitler’s Children’.