Nigeria Prizes for Science and Literature
The Nigeria Prize for Science and The Nigeria Prize for Literature are Nigerian science and literary awards presented annually since 2004. The award is sponsored by Nigeria LNG in partnership with the Nigerian Academy of Science and the Nigerian Academy of Letters. The prize describes itself as "bringing Nigerian scientists and authors to public attention and celebrating excellence in scientific breakthroughs and literary craftsmanship in the nation."
The Prize for Literature rotates among four genres - Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Children's literature.
The Prize was initially $20,000 each in Literature and Science. This was increased to $30,000 in 2006, and again to $50,000 in 2008. In 2011 the prize was increased to $100,000, making it the largest African literary prize and one of the richest literary prizes in the world.
|Year||Prize $ in each category||Literature||Science||Ref(s)|
|2016||100,000||Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Season of Crimson Blossoms|||
|2014||100,000||Sam Ukala, Iredi War||None|||
|2013||100,000||Tade Ipadeola, The Sahara Testaments||None|||
|2012||100,000||Chika Unigwe, On Black Sisters' Street||None|||
|2011||100,000||Adeleke Adeyemi (Mai Nasara), The Missing Clock||None|||
|2010||50,000||Esiaba Irobi, Cemetery Road||Akaehomen Ibhadode, for Development of New Methods for Precision Die Design|||
|2009||50,000||None||Andrew Jonathan Nok, for discovery of the gene responsible for the creation of Sialidase|||
|2008||50,000||Kaine Agary, Yellow Yellow||Ebenezer Meshida, for Solution to Road Pavement Destabilisation by the Invention of 'Lateralite': A Stabilisation Flux for Fine Grained Lateritic Soils|||
|2007||30,000||Mabel Segun, Readers' Theatre: Twelve Plays for Young People
Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, My Cousin Sammy
|2006||30,000||Ahmed Yerima, Hard Ground||Michael Adikwu, for Wound Healing Devices (Formulations) Containing Snail Mucin|
|2005||20,000||Gabriel Okara, The Dreamer: His Vision
Ezenwa Ohaeto, Chants of a Minstrel
|2004||20,000||None||Alfred Susu & Kingsley Abhulimen, for Real-Time Computer Assisted Leak Detection/Location Reporting and Inventory Loss Monitoring System|
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