Author of Eze Goes To School, Onuora Nzekwu, Is Dead

Onuora Nzekwu, the founding General Manager of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has died at the age of 89, the family confirmed on Saturday.

Nzekwu, author of Eze Goes to School novel, 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.

Mr Nzekwu joined the Federal Civil Service as editorial assistant at the Nigeria Magazine Division of the Federal Ministry of Information.

He worked as editorial assistant from 1956 - 1958 when he 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.

Mr. Nzekwu wrote Troubled Dust, a novel that recounts the experiences of the civil war. RIP!


  1. So this is the MAN that wrote the first book I read in my primary school may his soul rest in perfect peace

  2. A life well lived, RIP Sir, may the Almighty grant you eternal bliss. Amen

  3. may his soul rest in peace.as he was an accomplished man in his own right

  4. RIP sir.. u book inspired me

  5. Wow...

    May he rest in the Lord...

  6. Eze goes to school was my favorite novel that year. eyaaa may his soul rest in peace Amen


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