Only in Nigeria would a literature prize take place and the judges decide to award the prize money to themselves on the basis that none of the shortlisted writers entries were good enough.
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Someone should let the judges know that the whole point of drawing up a shortlist is to select a winning candidate on the night. Questions should also be asked about the ethics of judges awarding themselves prize money.
The NLNG literature prize has lost all credibility and become a twisted joke. It does nothing to support the worthy cause of encouraging young writers in Nigeria. The only way forward is for writers to boycott the award until the sponsors get their act together, if that is at all possible..