News | Convention in memory of Abubakar Gimba opens tomorrow in Abuja.

Participants and guests from all over Nigeria will tomorrow, Tuesday 27th February, 2018, converge on the auditorium of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Maitama, Abuja for the inaugural Capital Territory Book Convention being organised by Delta Book club, a subsidiary of Delta Publications (Nigeria) Limited.
Chief Dillibe Onyeama, President, The Delta Book Club
The convention, which starts from 11am, will comprise of the first Abubakar Gimba Lecture Series, unveiling and presentation of THE WRITER magazine as well presentation and Prize –giving of the winning novel of the first Abubakar Gimba Literary Award.

Prof. Vicky Sylvester of the University of Abuja will present the Abubakar Gimba Lecture initiated to celebrate the writings and ideals of the late Nigerian novelist Mal. Abubakar Gimba while Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the Executive Secretary of the NUC will chair the convention.

Akintunde Oyajobi, author of the novel Nostalgia will receive his prize at the convention as the first winner of the Abubakar Gimba Literary Award established and administered by the Delta Book Club to reward the best of contemporary Nigerian fiction.