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Renowned Nigerian poet J.P. Clark dies at 85

Renowned Nigerian poet, Prof. John Pepper Clark has died at the age of 85. The emeritus professor of Literature who is also the younger brother of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, died today, October 13, 2020. His death was announced in a statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark. The […]

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‘Brighter Grammar’ author, Phebean Ajibola Ogundipe dies at 92

Phebean Ajibola Ogundipe, the co-author of the popular English Language textbook “Brighter Grammar” has died at the age of 92. Mrs Phebean Ajibola, popularly known as PA Ogundipe, was a famous author of English Language books and an educationist. She co-authored the Brighter Grammar series with M. Macaulay and C.E. Eckersley. She also co-authored the […]

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Danfo, Okada, Tokunbo, K-leg other “Nigerian English” added to the Oxford Dictionary

1Some Nigerian words and expressions have been include to the updated edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. In the Oxford English Dictionary’s January update, 29 Nigerian words were added. While some of the words were borrowed, others are coinages. “The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages that have only […]

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Author of “The Bottled Leopard,” Chukwuemeka Ike, Is Dead

Professor Chukwuemeka Ike, one of Nigeria’s most prolific authors, is dead. The novelist died on Thursday in Anambra state, aged 88. Until his death, he was the traditional ruler of Ndikelionwu community in Orumba. Some of his novels including From Toads for Supper (1965), The Naked Gods (1970), The Potter’s Wheel (1973), Sunset at Dawn […]