Elnathan John Wins 2019 Prix Les Afriques For ‘Né un Mardi’

Elnathan John has won the 2019 Prix Les Afriques for ‘Né un Mardi’, the French translation of his novel ‘Born On A Tuesday’.

He receives a cash prize of €5,400, artwork worth €3,000 and the purchase of 100 copies of his book at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland on June 29, 2019.

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Vital Years Secondary School Wins Inaugural MTN Foundation Theatre Competition

Vital Years Secondary School, Zaria, Kaduna State, has emerged the winner of the maiden edition of the MTN Foundation Theatre for Schools Competition organised for secondary schools across Nigeria.

The maiden edition of the MTN Foundation Theatre Competition, which drew participants from secondary schools across the country had its regional competitions in Ibadan, Zaria and Port-Harcourt respectively.

Idikan Baptist Comprehensive College of Ibadan emerged regional champion from the Ibadan zone while Nigeria Navy Secondary School of Port-Harcourt were the regional winners for that zone.

The eventual national winner, Vital Years Secondary School, emerged from the Zaria zone.

Accompanied by their respective coaching teams, the regional teams arrived Lagos to compete for the one million Naira prize money.

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Toyosi Ogunseye Elected Vice-President Of World Editors Forum (WEF)

Toyosi Ogunseye, head of BBC West Africa, has been elected vice-president of World Editors Forum (WEF).

Since around two decades ago when WEF was established, this is the first time that its leadership would be from Asia and Africa.

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