Professor Tanure Ojaide Emerge Joint Winner Of 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize For Literature

Professor Tanure Ojaide and Uganda’s Harriet Arena have been announced as the joint winners of 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature.

Servio Gbadamosi, a doctoral candidate in the cultural and media studies program at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, was the runner-up. He was shortlisted for his ‘A Tributary in Servitude’.

The winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos.

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Team Banga Of FUTO Wins 2018 Unilever Nigeria Ideatrophy Challenge

Team Banga from Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has emerged the overall winner of the 2018 Unilever Nigeria Ideatrophy Challenge.

The initiative, which is in line with the company’s quest to groom young talents in Nigeria and Ghana along the lines of personal, leadership and entrepreneurial competences, last year accommodated undergraduates from both countries at the 6th edition held in Lagos.

The Unilever Nigeria Ideatrophy Challenge, a development initiative designed to create an ‘out-of-the-classroom’ learning experience for undergraduate students had as its theme for this year’s edition: “Freedom to Explore, Freedom to Experience, Freedom to Grow” – with the students expected to come up with unique ideas based on the years’ theme.

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Professor Olufemi Obafemi Receives 2018 Nigerian National Order Merit (NNOM) Award

Professor Olufemi Obafemi has been conferred with the 2018 Nigerian National Order Merit (NNOM) Award by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Professor Olufemi Obafemi, who is the President, Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) and currently, the National Chairman of the Nigerian Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG), has been a Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at the University of Ilorin since October 1st, 1990.

Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA), Professor Shekarau Yakubu Aku, said that out of about 35 nominations, only Professor Obafemi met all the criteria set out for the award – being the 76th recipient.

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