Usman Adamu Attaboh is from Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State- North Central Nigeria. He holds an Advanced Journalism certificate from Thomson Foundation, United Kingdom and a first degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. He also attended Command Secondary School, Ipaja, Lagos.
A veteran journalist, he has worked in such establishments as the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria where he did his Media Attachment Prigramme, Niger Delta Standard newspaper and was the editor of Surveillance newspaper, Port-Harcourt for many years.He is currently the Rivers State correspondent of Ebony Herald International magazine. He was shortlisted for the Gover Story Prize in 2018 (the story is included here) as well as for the NUHA Foundation Blogging Prizes in 2017.
He lives in Rivers State with his lovely wife and 3 beautiful daughters- Naomi, Rejoice and Angel.
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by Usman Adamu
Inikpi is a collection of five stories. One of them, "The Autobiography of Ogbuefi Akukalia," was shortlisted for the Gover Story Prize in February, 2018.The main story is based on a true life story. The oracle demanded that the king's favourite daughter, Inikpi, must be sacrificed if the Igala people must defeat their age long foes. She accepted but Ogbadu refused and plotted a grand move.
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