Nigeria LNG prize for science, literature winners named

Nigeria LNG prize for science, literature winners named

$100,000 each was given in the prize for Science and Literature respectively while one million naira was given for literary criticism award.

Pidgin essay winner -Izeowayi Izaza Victor

21-year-old wins BBC News Pidgin essay competition

His entry was chosen from amongst 18 other entries submitted by talented young African writers.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Living In the Same House With Achebe

Achebe has trodden his path; Adichie is also treading her own path, one she has constructed through hard work, perseverance and tenacity of purpose.

Ordinary Saviour

Ordinary Saviour: Literary Resilience as A Counter-Insurgency Strategy

This text should thus be considered a literary blueprint for resilience.

Former Governor Timipre Sylva

Ex-Bayelsa governor Timipre Sylva, others headline Abuja Writers session

Mr Sylva will debut “Take Five”, a segment where high profile personalities talk of five books that have impacted their lives.

Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin is the Director, Forsyth County Library, North Carolina

INTERVIEW: Public library, necessary resource in any society – African-American Library Director

Sprinkle-Hamlin is the first woman and African-American to head the Forsyth County library system.

REVIEW: Introducing Ordinary Saviour: New Stories from Nigeria’s Northeast, By Richard Ali

Introducing Ordinary Saviour: New Stories from Nigeria’s Northeast, By Richard Ali

“The devastation wrought by Boko Haram has rewritten the narrative of northeastern Nigeria, this time with blood and gore.”

Odia Ofeimum. [PHOTO CREDIT: Book Art Ville]

Odia Ofeimum to deliver keynote at 2018 Lagos Book and Art Festival

LABAF was birthed in September 1999, as Nigeria returned to civil rule after 16 years of military dictatorship.

L-R Sheila Chukwulozie, Chimamanda Adichie, Sam Onyemelukwe and Mazi Nwonwu

Chimamanda Adichie announces return of creative writing workshop

“The workshop would also serve as a platform for writers to learn from one another and from established writers.”

2018 ART X Prize

18 galleries set for 2018 ART X Lagos

The 2018 ART X Prize with Access winner, Bolatito Aderemi-Ibitola, will have a solo presentation of her project.

Participants at Minna Book and Arts Festival

Zaynab Alkali, other literary giants storm Minna arts festival

The event is the first of its kind in Minna and the North-central region of Nigeria.

Nigerian photographer makes Portrait of Britain shortlist

The Portrait of Britain is a foremost photography competition in the United Kingdom.

Olatorera Oniru

In new eBook, Nigerian writer challenges youth to ‘push dreams’

The idea, she says, is to motivate youth to aspire to be more. 

Teju Cole

Contemplation Is African: A Conversation With Teju Cole

Categories like Afro-pessimism are just a little bit empty, sometimes.

LIVE UPDATES: Books on social disorder, ethnic polarisation unveiled in Abuja

The two books explore the subject of religious polarisation.

Peterson Ojieson

Nigerian who crossed Mediterranean narrates own tale in new book ‘Irregular Migrant’

The writer also speaks about what inspired the book.

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Dance, drama takes center stage at Eko Theatre Festival

Wole Soyinka’s “A Dance of the Forests” was featured on stage.

Anietie Isong (Photo Credit: Pukaar Magazine)

Nigerian writer wins UK’s biggest literary prize fund

The winner says he wrote the novel to help draw attention to a myriad of issues in Nigeria.

Elnathan John

Nigerian writer named judge for 2019 Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize, launched in 2005, is an international literary award hosted in the UK

Duke University confers honorary degree on Chimamanda Adichie

Duke University confers honorary degree on Chimamanda Adichie

Adichie received the award alongside Marry Bara, Chairman of General Motors.

Shugri Jama Ibrahim - winner BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2018

18-year-old wins BBC news Somali young female poet award

Shugri’s poem explores old Somali culture and the cultural utensils that were in use in nomadic life.

Barack Obama

Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading

The former U.S. president is visiting Africa next week.

Atukwei Okai (Photo Credit:

Renowned Ghanaian poet, Atukwei Okai, is dead

Mr Okai was the secretary-general of the Pan African Writers Association of Ghana.

France President, Emmanuel Macron with Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode at the launch of the 2020 African Cultural Season in Paris

Macron in Lagos: My view of Africa differs from that of many Europeans

The French President was at the Afrika Shrine in Lagos.

Some participants on stage. [Photo credit: Ibraheem Alawode]

Lagos literary event urges reading culture among young Nigerians

At the event, students staged plays that dissect the Nigerian society.