• Prof. Okpewho, Nigerian Literary Icon, dies at 74

    Prof. Okpewho, Nigerian Literary Icon, dies at 74

    Prof. Isidore Okpewho, award-winning novelist and one of Nigeria’s foremost literary icons, is dead.

    Okpehwo died on Sunday at a hospital in Binghamton, New York in the United States.

    Okpehwo, author of the popular novel: “The Victims,” had been in the United States since 1991, where he taught at the State University of New York.

    NAN recalls that the Delta State born scholar won the 1976 African Arts Prize for Literature and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book in Africa in 1993.

    He was […]

  • Rotimi Amaechi vows to sponsor funeral of late literary icon, Elechi Amadi

    Rotimi Amaechi vows to sponsor funeral of late literary icon, Elechi Amadi

    Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation has promised to sponsor the funeral ceremony of the late literary icon, Captain Elechi Amadi.

    Amaechi made the promise when he paid a condolence visit to the family of Amadi in Mbodo, Aluu community in Obio /Akpor Local Government Area of the Rivers State.

    Amaechi said his decision to sponsor the burial of the late literary giant was to reciprocate his sterling contribution to the development of Ikwerre ethnic nationality in particular and Rivers […]