Presentation National High School, Benin City, Edo State has emerged winner of the ₦7 million star prize in the 7th edition of the Seplat Pearl Quiz Competition held in Asaba, Delta State.
The three-year-old competition for all secondary schools in both Delta and Edo States commenced in the first week of October 2018 with each of the three student representatives of the victorious school (Presentation National High School) received ₦100,000 and a laptop each.
Sponsors of the 7th edition of the Seplat Pearl Quiz Competition also rewarded the second place winner, Lawrence Prentice Academy, Delta State with ₦3 million prize money for a project in the school just as the three representatives received the sum of ₦75,000.00 each while the third place went to University Preparatory Secondary School (UPSS.), Benin that won ₦1 million and ₦50,000 each for the representatives of the school.
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Taiwo Jolade has emerged winner in an annual essay competition jointly organized by the Nigerian Press Log and University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom in partnership with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The essay competition had as its theme the dangers of publishing fake news on any media platform ahead of the 2019 general elections.
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Peter Ngene, Soji Cole and Professor Isidore Diala have emerged winners of the 2018 Nigeria Prize for Science, Literature and Literary Criticism respectively sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited.
A cash prize of $100,000 each was given in the prize for Science and Literature respectively while one million Naira was given for Literary criticism award.
The winners were announced by Ayo Banjo, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Science and Literature, in Lagos.
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