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13 Oct 2016
American music legend Bob Dylan on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize, the first songwriter to win the prestigious award and an announcement that stunned prize watchers.
13 Oct 2016
Syrian poet Adonis and Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o are among the hotly-tipped names to take home this year's Nobel Literature Prize, due to be announced on Thursday.
13 Oct 2016
The author of Season of Crimson Blossoms, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, has won this year’s edition of the Nigeria Prize for Literature worth $100,000 (about N46 million).
11 Oct 2016
Literary circles are abuzz with speculation ahead of Thursday's Nobel Literature Prize announcement, with award watchers suggesting this year's honours could go to a controversial writer such as Syrian-born poet Adonis. The Academy is known for its cloak-and-dagger methods to prevent any leaks about its choice, resorting to codenames for authors and fake book covers…
9 Oct 2016
The unprecedented book tour for The Smart Money Woman: An African Girl’s Journey to Financial Freedom started in Ibadan, Oyo State and made its way through to Lagos, Delta and Akwa Ibom States.
2 Oct 2016
In fact, the contest is between a former winner, Unigwe, who won with On Black Sister Street in 2012, and two outsiders to the prize, Ibrahim (Season of Crimson Blossom) and John (Born on a Tuesday).
30 Sep 2016
Welcome back, dear reader. I found that, contrary to what I expected, members of my family did read my first article. They have promised to buy every edition of The Guardian newspaper that features my articles.
25 Sep 2016
Notable public intellectual and poet, Mr. Odia Ofeimun, has always accused Nigerian writers of avoiding the urgent political issues of the day, especially in their fictional ...
25 Sep 2016
Submission of entries for the 2016 edition of the Pan-African Etisalat Prize for Literature has closed. The longlist will be announced at Ake Arts and Books Festival in November.
18 Sep 2016
The immigrant’s journey is familiar terrain for Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo, as shown in the Introduction to ‘This American Life Sef’, a collection of five essays and two short stories.
18 Sep 2016
In 2012, octogenarian author, famous for his novel, Eze Goes to School, co-authored with Michael Crowder, came out with his novel based on the Nigerian Civil War, Troubled Dust.
14 Sep 2016
After a dozen novels and 70 million book sales under his belt, British writer Frederick Forsyth told AFP he is giving up on thrillers because his wife told him he can no longer travel to adventurous places. "I'm tired of it and I can't just sit at home and do a nice little romance from…


6 mins ago
The Kano State Fire Service says it saved 135 lives and property worth N34.6 million from 42 fire incidents in June.
11 mins ago
West African leaders meet on Sunday in Ghana's capital Accra to review sanctions they have imposed on three military-ruled countries in their volatile region.
47 mins ago
The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) says it has commenced the filling of potholes in Sango-Ota and its environs to prevent road accidents in the area.
52 mins ago
Nigeria's Israel Adesanya cruised to the fourth title defence of his middleweight UFC belt against Jared Cannonier early on Sunday morning (Nigerian time) in a fight that sometimes looked one-sided. The fight ended in a unanimous decision with the judges scoring the bout 49-46, 49-46 and 50-45 for the Last Stylebender. Adesanya's last fight also…
53 mins ago
Former Zamfara Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, has procured 370 cows for distribution to executives of the All Progressives Congress (APC), less privileged and vulnerable groups for the 2022 Eid-El-Kabir festival.