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23 Apr 2017

Author Of “Eze Goes To School” Onuora Nzekwu Dies At 89


Confirmed by his family on Saturday,the founding general manager of
NAN(News Agency Of Nigeria) and Author of popular novel "Eze Goes To
School" died on friday,21nd April 2017.

Aged 89,he died by 4.30p.m. on Friday in his home in Onitsha, Anambra,
where he had been living in retirement, a family member, Louis Chuke,
said. Nzekwu joined the Federal
Civil Service as an editorial
assistant at the Nigeria
Magazine Division of the
Federal Ministry of Information.

He worked as an editorial
assistant from 1956 to 1958
when took over the position
of editor-in-chief of the
magazine. In 1966 when the Nigerian civil war broke out, he
transferred his services to the Eastern Nigeria Public Service and
returned to the federal service at the end of the crisis in 1970.

He served as General Manager of NAN from 1979 to 1985.
.Nzekwu wrote Troubled Dust, a novel that recounts the experiences of
the civil war.

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