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Ikeogu Oke wins 2017 Nigeria Prize for Literature

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Poet Ikeogu Oke has won the 2017 Nigeria Prize for Literature worth $100,000 with his collection, ‘The Heresiad’

Oke was announced winner of the coveted prize on Monday at a world press conference held at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Chair,  Advisory Board of the Prize, Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo, announced Oke winner of the award which rotates annually between poetry, drama, prose and children’s literature.

The poet, who is based in Abuja, the FCT, piped respected academics, Professor Tanure Ojaide and Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo to the prize sponsored by the Nigeria LNG Limited.

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