Patrick Tagbo Oguejiofor
Born in 1967, he hails from Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State in southeast Nigeria, he was educated at the Federal Polytechnic, Idah Kogi State, as well as the Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum in Yobe state. He worked with Cotton and Agricultural Processors Limited Gusau, Zamfara State and the Federal Training Centre, Maiduguri, and the Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu. He is at present working with the Federal Judicial Service Commission, Abuja. He is the Secretary-General of the Christopher Okigbo Foundation, in Nigeria and former chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Abuja Chapter. His stage play, Nemesis won the NYSC Director-General Prize for Drama in 1996. He has written numerous plays for the Radio Nigeria Play of the Week programme. Two of his collections of poems Maiduguri Requiems (2017) and Blood Drops (2018) were shortlisted for ANA/Cadbury Prize in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He has published many books for children and young adults including the bestselling thrillers: Haunted House, The Secret Place, and Cobwebs in the Sky. His short stories and essays have been published within and outside Nigeria and his poems have appeared in Okike Literary Journal.
Iheakolam Obasi Igwenyi
He hails from Okposi town in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi where he attended Obi-Oha Primary School. He had his secondary school education at Boys’ High School, Ihube, Okigwe, Imo state. He studied Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Port- Harcourt, Rivers State. He also attended the Abia State University, Uturu where he studied Law. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2001. After his NYSC he worked briefly as a Contract staff with the Shell Petroleum Development Company Ltd, Warri in Delta State. He joined the Federal Judicial Service Commission in 2004 where he is currently an Assistant Director and acting Head of the Department of Legal Services. He has attended numerous local and international courses in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and so on.
Hon. Musa Ahmad Azare
Honourable Musa Ahmad Azare was a Senior Legislative Aide to Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives (2017-2019). He attended Comprehensive Day Secondary School, Azare, Bauchi state, after passing out from the Day Primary School, Azare. He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja, and a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration and Management from Kano State Polytechnic, Kano. He is a staff of the Federal Judicial Service Commission, Abuja, currently on leave of absence. After serving as Special Adviser to the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, CON (Ƙauran Bauchi), he was appointed Chairman Caretaker Committee of Katagum Local Government, Bauchi State.