UNIBEN win NSPP as UNIUYO finishes 5th

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UNIBEN win NSPP as UNIUYO finishes 5th

University of Benin (UNIBEN) has emerged winner of this year’s Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP).

For having the highest number of selected entrants on the initial shortlist and on the list of the top five, UNIBEN emerged as the top-performing school of the NSPP. The previous edition was won by the University of Ibadan (UI).

Instituted in 2016 by Poets in Nigeria (PIN) at UI, the NSPP is reputed for being foremost poetry prize for undergraduates with a national reach. It has since awarded over a million Naira cash prizes to winning students and published 400 exceptional poems from about 2500 entries in four anthologies:

The Sun Will Rise Again (2016), Mixed History (2017), Deep Dreams (2018) and Micah (2019).

For the fifth edition, Okwubi Godwin Adah (UNIBEN), Samson Abanni (Ebonyi State University) and Biachi Ndidi Anointing (Benue State University) were adjudged winners for the fifth edition of the prize.

Read more: The Nation

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