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Elechi Amadi

2 Feb 2020
For her towering achievement, Achebe and Friends at Umuahia: The Making of a Literary Elite, Terri Ochiagha won the ASAUK Fage and Oliver Prize in 2016. Published by James Currey, it is an edition of the African Articulations...
12 May 2019
Concluding part of interview with Comrade Udenta O Udenta, who released 21 books after so many years of literary hibernation. The first volume of Crisis of Theory in Contemporary Nigerian Literature and the Possibilities of New Materialist Direction is one of the most thought-provoking and latest works among the 21 books. To what extent is…
14 Apr 2019
One hundred and seventy-three (173) entries have been submitted this year to the Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG). This year’s prize focuses on Children’s Literature. The number of entries shows a 59 per cent increase as compared to number of entries received in 2015, when the genre was last up…
10 Dec 2017
Late physicist and novelist, Elechi Amadi, is best known for his play, Isiburu, a warrior character and wrestler and his famed exploits in that sport in ancient times.
2 Dec 2017
LATE physicist and novelist, Elechi Amadi, is best known for his play, Isiburu, a warrior character and wrestler and his famed exploits in that sport in ancient times. Performance of the play formed part of activities held to celebrate Amadi’s passing last year in Port Harcourt, aged 82. But Peppersoup is obviously Amadi’s less known…
23 Apr 2017
Well, probably I should have written more on the fight against corruption. I wished I had written some plays. If I were to have written any play, it would have been on corruption.
25 Dec 2016
Following on its heels was Lagos Arts and Book Festival (LABAF 2016), organised by Committee for Relevant Arts (CORA). And for four days at Freedom Park, writers and painters, performers enchanted the venue in a feast of...
18 Dec 2016
In spite of Elechi Amadi’s grim, blood-cuddling narrative of the communal dispute between two communities over ownership of fishing ponds in his classic novel ...
11 Dec 2016
On behalf of my fellow writers, I congratulate the noble citizens of Port Harcourt for this singular achievement and also congratulate the governor through his efforts it has come to be.
11 Dec 2016
And, what I would like to encourage all of us to do is to read from his works, enjoy his stories as we have been doing in the past week.
7 Dec 2016
On his gravestone is the epitaph: “Here Lies a Literary Icon of This Generation. An Ambassador of Peace (A Man with no Guile: Captain Elechi Amadi!”
27 Nov 2016
In the 1970s, when Port Harcourt could rightly have claimed its title of Garden City, my late father, Justice P.O.E. Bassey, would take us to the theatre in the old township ...


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The Fulani and Gbagi Community in Paiko Kore in Gwagwalada Area Council in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) yesterday engaged in a clash following the plan by the federal government to plant pasture in their community to reduce the moving around of cattle. The crisis started when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed…
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In his determination to ensure stability in internal security and a safe environment conducive for the conduct of the 2023 General Elections, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has approved the organisation of the third edition of the Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers.
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Socio-economic activities were grounded for the second time in Enugu State, yesterday, following a sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
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