Nigerian intellectuals to mark Marxist Edwin Madunagu’s 75th birthday



A group of Nigerian intellectuals has earmarked plans to mark the 75th birthday of Nigeria’s only surviving Marxist, Dr. Edwin Madunagu, on Saturday May 15, 2021.

Madunagu, who has remained an unapologetic leftist for decades, has been a  renowned writer and columnist with The Guardian Newspapers since the 80s.

A Zoom lecture will be held to mark the day and is to be moderated by Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, the secretary of the Committee of Nigerian Vice-Chancellors.

The theme of the birthday lecture is, Progressive Politics As The Answer To The National Question; Problems and Prospects.

The event to be chaired by poet, Odia Ofeimun, will have Ngozi Iwere and Ene Obi as discussants.

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