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Winner of $100,000 NLNG literature prize, Ikeogu Oke dies

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Renowned poet Ikeogu Oke, who last year won the 2017 Nigeria Prize for Literature for his book, The Heresiad, a book of epic poetry, has died.

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Punch Newspaper reports that Oke, died in Abuja on Saturday night following an undisclosed ailment.

Oke won the 2017 Nigeria Prize for Literature for his book, The Heresiad, a collection of epic poetry and went ahead to gain accolades.

The 51-year-old was presented with a cheque of $100,000 (N37m) by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited.

He made news and was presented a cheque of $100,000 (N37m) by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited.

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