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Professor Of Literature & Renowned Writer, John Pepper Clark Is Dead
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Professor Of Literature & Renowned Writer, John Pepper Clark Is Dead

Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark is dead. The poet is the younger brother of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark. In a statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family and Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children and made available to Vanguard  Tuesday, Professor John Pepper Clark died in the early hours of today. The statement read, “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wishes to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark, has finally dropped his pen in the early hours of today, Tuesday, 13 October 2020. “Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled on to the great beyond in comfort of his wife, children and siblings...
Young Man Tells Soyinka To Leave His Seat – Tonye Cole, Mo Abudu, Kate Henshaw React
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Young Man Tells Soyinka To Leave His Seat – Tonye Cole, Mo Abudu, Kate Henshaw React

Business executive, Tonye Cole narrated an incident he witnessed on a plane between renowned writer Wole Soyinka and a Nigerian man. Tonye Cole said Mr Wole Soyinka got on the plane and took the window seat. When the young man assigned the seat boarded, he insisted Mr Soyinka leaves his seat. Others on the plane, including the crew members, begged the young man to let the Nobel Laureate have his seat. But the man insisted on sitting where he was assigned. Mr Cole said this is an indication that our value system has been eroded and youths no longer have repect for elders. Ms Mo Abudu and Kate Henshaw commented, agreeing with him that the young man's behaviour was unacceptable.

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