The Vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is expected to be at the launch of a book in Abuja on Friday, May 12, 2023. He will grace the event as the special guest of honour at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
The book, titled “The Memory of Seasons“, which is a collection of poems on nationhood, life, and humanity is authored by Arukaino Umukoro, a former staff of TELL Magazine and award-winning journalist.
The book launch will also feature a panel discussion with the theme “Conversations on Nigeria’s unity In Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Efe Paul-Azino, poet and director of, the Lagos international poetry festival, said to read Arukaino Umukoro’s work is to see the world both as it is and as it could be.
“This duality—this gift of seeing—a mark of journalistic range and poetic temperament, shines through this stellar collection of poems, infusing his work with a unique clarity and depth that deftly navigates the nuances of love, nationhood and humanity,” Paul-Azino said.
Umukoro has won several awards as a journalist over the years. In 2013, he won the Nigeria Media Merit Award, and won it for the second time in 2017.
In 2015, Arukaino was named the CNN/MultiChoice Africa journalist in the sports category.
He was the second runner-up for S.O. Idowu prize for sports reporting in 2017.
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