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Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Renowned English author, Kazuo Ishiguro, on Thursday won the globally acclaimed Nobel Prize in Literature for what the prize committee in Sweden described as ‘‘works that uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.” In an event monitored on BBC, the committee said that Mr. Ishiguro,…

A guest writer session with the Ecuadorian ambassador, Mr Leopold Verdosoto and AWF coordinator, Dr Emman Shehu. Picture by Tosin Omoniyi

Five winners emerge in Ecuador-Nigeria writing contest

Five winners have emerged from the Ecuador-Nigeria Young Writers Short Story contest which held under the banner of the Abuja Writers' Forum, AWF and the Ecuadorian government. The writers include Jude Valentine Badaki,Tunde Ososanya, Harry Nzube Nlebedim, Blessing Akinsehinwa and Jojo Altine Elhassan. At the June 24 Guest Writer Session,…

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BuzzFeed Announces 2018 Emerging Writers $14,000 Fellowship

Three budding writers will have an opportunity to win $14,000 each and also get mentorship as the Buzzfeed Emerging Writers Fellowship has commenced the 2018 edition of the usually keenly contested competition. BuzzFeed is a leading independent digital media and tech company which delivers news and entertainment content to a…

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Abuja writers host Henry Akubuiro, Mike Ekunno In monthly reading session

Two Nigerian writers, Henry Akubuiro and Mike Ekunno, will feature at the September 30 edition of the Guest Writer Session, a monthly initiative of the Abuja Writers’ Forum, AWF, which holds at the Aso Hall of Nanet Suites, Ekiti House, Abuja. Henry Akubuiro is a journalist, novelist, juvenilia author and…

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Prolific writer Oyeyemi shortlisted for BBC short story award

A prolific British writer, Helen Oyeyemi, has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. Ms. Oyeyemi, born on December 10, 1984, is a novelist and writer of short stories. One of her stories, “If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That, Don’t You Think? ” which has…

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After Revoking 43 Scholarship Awards, NITDA Invites Awardees For Fresh Selection Process

The 43 young Nigerians whose post-graduate scholarship awards were cancelled by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, have been asked to undergo a new selection process. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the awardees had been left in a state of shock after the awards were withdrawn by the agency…

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2017 Ake Arts and Book Festival holds November

The fifth edition of Ake Arts and Book Festival will take place at the Arts and Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta between November, 14-18, 2017. According to a statement released by its organisers, this year's theme is 'This F-Word' and 'conversations will focus largely on creative women doing amazing things both…

DG NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami [Photo credit: nitda.gov.ng]

Anger, shock as NITDA cancels scholarship awards to 43 Nigerians

A total of 43 young Nigerians have been left in the lurch after scholarships they won under the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme was suddenly withdrawn under controversial circumstances. PREMIUM TIMES understands that the scholarship scheme is aimed at promoting competency and proficiency amongst Nigerians in…

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Boko Haram: Report Warns Of Dangers Of ‘Abandoning’ Local Vigilante

Nigeria’s North-east could suffer further criminality and insecurity, if the federal government fails to invest in exit programmes for thousands of vigilantes who have helped in fighting Boko Haram insurgents, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned. In a new report titled Vigilantes: Double-edged Sword in African Counter-insurgencies, based on…

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French, German cultural missions organise training for Nigerian film animators

This year, as part of the Franco-German Cultural Fund, the diplomatic and cultural missions of France and Germany in Nigeria will be organising two parallel workshops on film animation in Lagos and Abuja. A statement issued by the Institut Français du Nigeria said the focus this year is “in response…