By Omoyemwense Osa-Iyoha
The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) 2018 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Literature and Science has released its winners which are to be announced this Friday in Lagos.
The Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Mr. Andy Odeh, in a statement said the 2018 edition that commenced in February received up to 89 entries for the Literature prize while the Science prize took delivery of a recorded of 84 entries.
He noted that a thorough and time tested evaluation was carried out by the Judges and the Advisory Board of both Prizes and thereafter produced a shortlist of three respectively.
According to him, the top the Nigeria prize for literature is, Embers by Soji Cole published by Emotion press; Death and The King’s Grey Hair by Denja Abdullahi published by Kraft Books; and The Rally by Akanji Nasiru published by Kraft Books.
While the winners of The Nigerian Prize for Science is,Decoupled Control of Induction Motors by Frank Nwoye Okafor and Balogun Adeola Olugbenga and Novel Extractive Reactor Technology for Biodiesel Production From Waste Cooking Oil by Adesoji Adesina.
He added that NLNG has been recognized since 2004 as Africa’s biggest prize giver and a proud sponsor of The Nigeria Prize for Literature and The Nigeria Prize for Science.
He went further to explain that The Nigeria Prize for Literature and The Nigeria Prize for Science are an annual competition established to recognize and reward excellent works in Literature by Nigerians and Scientific Innovations aimed at solving Nigeria’s problems respectively.
He explained that, “It is proudly sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited and has since 2004 became recognized as Africa’s biggest prizes and an integral demonstration of our commitment to help build a better Nigeria. The prizes have a monetary value of $100,000 to each of the winners.”