Winners of 2017 Mgbanghe Essay Competition Announced

23 Dec 2018

[Numan, Adamawa, Nigeria, December 21, 2018] After a 12-month delay, we are very delighted to announce the results of the 2017 edition of the Mgbanghe Annual Essay Writing Competition, which ran from November to December 2017.

We received a total of 27 entries for the 2017 edition of the competition, which focused on the theme of Economic inclusion, democracy and youth participation in Nigeria. Our judges had to disqualify six of the essays because they either failed to comply with our participation guidelines or they did not meet our eligibility criteria. However, the 2017 entries were some of the most outstanding essays we have seen so far since the launch of this competition in 2015 and our judges had a hard time choosing the top three for each category.

“Last year, we decided to suspend the announcement of the competition results and awards ceremony in solidarity with communities in our main area of operation in Numan, Adamawa State, where many lives were lost, property and livelihoods destroyed as a result of violent clashes between crop farmers and pastoralists,” Mgbanghe President, Mr Emmanuel Maluba said. “We are happy that peace has now returned to most of the affected areas. That is why the announcement is coming now.”

Prizes will be presented to the winners at an awards ceremony that will take place in Numan later this month. All the winners will be contacted with details of the event.

This year’s winners:


Position Name School LGA
First Prize Christopher Cyril University of Maiduguri Demsa
Second Prize Livinus Salama Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Guyuk
Third Prize Lovita Thomas Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Numan


Position Name School LGA
First Prize Pwadukudo Sylvester St. Patrick’s Academy, Numan Lamurde
Second Prize Marcel Kulilasimi Daura St. Patrick’s Academy, Numan Numan
Third Prize Pwapiyadi A. Jacob St. Patrick’s Academy, Numan Lamurde

Jeremiah Alipius Shagnah
Secretary General

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