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Nigerian Writer and Journalist, Izunna Okafor Clocks 27

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It is with a thankful heart of joy that young Nigerian Writer and Journalist, Izunna Okafor excelled unto his 27th rung in the ladder of years.

This was contained in a statement issued by the celebrant, Okafor, who celebrated his silver jubilee last year, being a fellow of January 9th 1994.


Recalling and recounting how hideous it was for him in his early years, particularly in his teens; Okafor, an award-winning said his life was indeed a testimony, and also appreciated God for His marvelous work and infinite mercies.


He went memory lane to narrate how he studied his primary school (at the Community Primary School, Ebenator) and some parts of his secondary school (at the Community Secondary School, Ebenator) barefooted, and with tattered school uniform, to the credit of his family's background.


According to him, being a son of a palm-wine tapper, hunter and electrician in a rural village; he started struggling his way out early in life, precisely during his secondary days when he began to do some handiworks, such as cutting palmnut, clearing bushes for farmers, tilling the ground/farmland, packing/dumping sands (in rivers), among things.


It was from these, which he said he was doing after school hours, that he saved money to publish his first book —Ikem's Adventure— back then in 2012 during his secondary school days —a single act that did not only pave way for metamorphosis in the taste of his life story, but also eventually landed him on the track of greatness where he rides and resides till date.


Born (9th January 1994) to the family of Mr. Josephat Okafor Udeze and Mrs. Susan Okafor Udeze in Ebenator, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Izunna Okafor, is an award-winning young Nigerian Novelist, Poet, Essayist, Journalist, Editor, Translator, Publicist, Igbo Language Activist and an Administrator.


He graduated from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, where he studied Public Administration. He also holds O.N.D in Public Administration from the same school.


A published and best-selling author, Izunna books include 'Ikem's Adventure' (his first book) published in Nigeria in 2012, during his secondary school; 'The Curse of A Widow' (his second novel), published in 2013; 'The Faithful Children' (his third book), published in 2014 (which received outstanding recognition in the Ezenwa Ohaeto Prize for Young Nigerian Novelists 2015); 'Ajọ Enyi,' his debut Igbo novel and fourth book, published in 2015. 


With 'Ajo Enyi', he became the first person to win the Nigerian Writers Award 2015/2016 as the Indigenous Writer of the Year. Also, with Ajo Enyi, he won the Pita Nwanna Award for Igbo Literature in 2015; and also got shortlisted for The 2015 Young Nigerian Writer of The Year, and the 2017 Nigerian Writers Award.


His other books include "African Blood" (A Short Story), "Nzúzù M Egbuo M," (Igbo novel), "Educated Illiterate," and "Teach Me Grammar."


He has been published in many anthologies, both nationally and internationally; has thousands of articles/essays as well as poems and short stories published online to his credit. 


A diglot writer, Izunna writes perfectly in Igbo and English languages, and has published widely in both languages. 


He has won and been nominated/shortlisted for a number of awards, which include:


The Nigerian Writers Award/Indigenous Writer of the Year 2015/2016


Pita Nwana Prize for Igbo Literature 2015


Society of Young Nigerian Writers Award Nigeria


Nigeria Heritage Icon Award 2016/Young Writer of the Year, Federal Republic of Nigeria


Merit Award from Society of Young Nigerian Writers (2016)


Award of Recognition from Students Union Government, Unizik (2017)


Nigerian Writers Award/Young Writer of the Year 2015/2016


SLAM Hero Youth International Award/Innovative Youth of the Year 2016


Anambra Exclusive Youth Choice Award/Youth Writer of the Year 2016


Award of Academic Excellence from the National Association of Public Administration Students (2016)


Inspire Award 2017/Outstanding Youth in Academics


Academic Icon of The Year 2017 (from National Association of Public Administration Students, NAPAS)


Anambra Campus Award 2017/Campus Writer of the Year 2017


Award of Excellence from the Society of Young Nigerian Writers 2016


The Future Award Africa/African Prize for Education, 2016.


Anambra Exclusive Youth Choice Award/Outstanding Youth of the Year 2017


Youth Writer of the Year 2016


NAPAS Essay Competition 2017


Starlett Entertainment Award/Creative Writer of the Year 2016


Young Author Award, 2018


Creative Crew Africa/Young Talent of the Year 2018, among others


Anambra Campus Award/Campus Best Writer 2018


Anambra Campus Award/Campus Best Journalist of the Year 2018


Best Secretary General of NAPAS (2018)


Young Achievers Award/Best Young Writer of the Year 2019.


Joint Winner, ANPC Best Staff of the Year 2019


Recognition Award, Anambra Through A Lens, 2020


Certificate of Award from SprinNG Literary Movement, 2020


Young Achievers Award/Most Influential Young Writer of the Year, 2020 (though yet-to-be awarded, due to COVID-19)


Certificate of Recognition, from ImpactField Global Initiative, 2018


Certificate of Award from Applex Art and Creative Crew Africa, 2018


Certificate of Completion for the SprinNG Advancement Fellowship, 2020


Certificate of Participation, Naija Haiku Poetry Workshop, 2020, among others.


At the age of 21, Izunna was nominated for The Future Award Africa 2016/African Prize For Education, which is the biggest and most prestigious African Youth Award.


He has been published in many literary magazines, websites, and blogs.


Aside being a creative writer, Izunna is also an Igbo Language Activist who has played and continued to play great roles in sustaining and promoting the Igbo Language and culture. He preaches and takes the 'gospel' of Igbo language and the need for its sustenance to ever nook and cranny, ranging from schools to churches, Radio/Television Stations, and to other public places, being part if his own contribution and strategic measures to ensure that the Igbo Language does not go extinct as predicted by the UNESCO in 2012.


He has also been featured in many radio and television stations across the country on this mission.


In addition to these, Izunna is also a renowned journalist and columnist currently working with the Anambra Newspaper and Printing Coporation, the publishers of National Light Newspaper, Ka Ọ Dị Taa —which is the only Igbo Language Newspaper in Nigeria —and Sportslight Xtra.


He also writes for Igbo Radio which is an online Igbo Language news hub with its headquarter in Canada, as well as freelance for other media/publishing houses, both the online and print media.


Izunna is the Coordinator of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers q (Anambra State Chapter), as well as the initiator, "Chinua Achebe Literary Festival," which is an annual literary event organized in memory and honour of Late Prof. Chinua Achebe, under the umbrella of Society of Young Nigerian Writers, Anambra Chapter. 


He is the Editor-in-Chief of Chinua Achebe Poetry/Essay Anthology which is an anthology annually published in honour of Nigerian literary star, Late Prof. Achebe, and which attracts entries and submissions from different countries of the world. The most recent of these anthologies is the "Achebe: A Man of the People" which was published in 2020, during the year's edition of the Chinua Achebe Literary Festival.


Izunna is the Chairman, Project Coordinator, Writers Against COVID-19 Movement, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the "Ripostes of the Locked Down Voices" which is an international anthology of poems and essays on Coronavirus.


During his undergraduate days, Izunna was part of the editorial team of the FAMASSA Magazine.


He is Ambassador of TFA Africa in Nigeria, and the Ambassador of Read Across Nigeria in Anambra State.


An alumnus of Unizik, he is also a former Secretary General of the National Association of Public Administration Students (NAPAS), as well as the current National Secretary General of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers.


In 2019, Izunna met and discussed literature with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, at a literary evening that climaxed the 2019 Purple Hibiscus Creative Writing Workshop, organized by the international literary figure, Adichie.

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How do I communicate with United Airlines?

You are looking for methods of communicating with United Airlines, and you want to get reliable information regarding your booking. However, you don’t know how to get the United Airlines phone number. So, in this article, you will get it by pursuing the steps stated below. Therefore, you need to follow it.


So, to get a number from United Airlines, you must, 


  1. Open United Airlines on your browser.

  2. Then, find the customer service tab and pawl on that option

  3. Search for the phone call option, and get the phone number 

  4. Dial the United Airlines phone number 1-800-551-0943 and call on it.

  5. Wait for a call connection, speak with the live person, and solve all kinds of issues.


Moreover, if the call can’t connect with it, you can also contact them by following methods:


Email: You need to go to the contact us tab and click on that option. On the next page, you will find the email option. Select it, and you are directed to the mailbox; you need to write your query and send it to unitedairlines@news.united.com.


Live chat: You will see the live chat option on the contact us option. Start the conversation by clicking on that option. Write “help” and share your query with them. Then, the airline personnel will deliver some options; you need to select them. And. Further, the airline solves that type of issue, and you can easily solve all kinds of problems by communicating with them. 


Text: for this, you need to go to the “help & contact” page, 


  1. Look for the text option and pawl on that tab

  2. There you will find its texting number, 26266 

  3. So, open your message box, send your query, and write “HELP” to that number.

  4. Further, the United person will contact you.


Hence, these ways help you take United Airlines customer service and also help in solving all kinds of problems are confronting.

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Maria Smith
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How do I get in touch with KLM?

 

Generally, contacting is one of the most acceptable ways through which you can take guidance on your booking for a seat upgrade, or other generic details could be retrieved with the help of concerned experts once you take in the KLM Phone number or different contact ways into consideration because those platforms will benefit you quite a lot. 

What are the ways to reach KLM representative? 


By KLM official contact number: If you wish to get help directly from the representative, you must have an official number to dial, and then you can Speak to a live person at KLM hassle-free and receive the number from the website using the following pointers.

 
  • Open the official website of KLM from the preferred browser page

  • Then, go to the help center page and select the contact us tab

  • Now, once you choose this option, you get to have various contact methods

  • Select the phone and call the number to dial from your registered number

  • Choose language and then go by the IVR instructions and press the option to talk with a live representative 

  • In the end, you discuss your questions with a live person smoothly.

By KLM online check-in: If you can do chat service into action instead of KLM Phone number, because phone sometimes gets issues like poor network or other than this there could be the problem.

 
  • Go to the KLM airlines website and there select the contact us page 

  • Here, you have the chat icon 

  • Select the icon, and a small chat screen will pop-up 

  • First, here login to your account, and after that, you have to select a text field 

  • Wherein you can type in your message and get immediate help.

Hence, these are the best and most accurate mediums to rely on to get help directly from KLM customer service experts. Beyond these options, you can select social media where you can draft your message per your preference.

Source:How do I talk to a live person at KLM

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Get in touch with Virgin Atlantic customer service. 


Virgin Atlantic understands every circumstance and allows you to get several facilities. If you indulge in the issues, you can connect with their customer service team and get guidance. Virgin Atlantic offers a professional customer service team to consult the issues related to travel. If you want to communicate with customer service, you can connect them in different ways. For this, you can read further and find all the ways:


Get on the phone:


To reach the representative, you can choose the phone option and talk to the representative directly. You can gather the Virgin Atlantic customer service contact number using the below steps:


  • Firstly, you can access the official website of Virgin Atlantic.
  • Then, you can proceed to the contact handle available on the home screen.
  • You will find multiple ways to communicate with the representative.
  • From that, you can choose the call option and add the preferred country/code. 
  • You will acquire the contact number below your suitable country.
  • You need to dial the toll-free contact number and follow the computerized voice carefully. 
  • Your phone call will be allocated to the representative when you press the appropriate button.
  • A representative will help you to solve all the issues and give you the best advice.

Get on the chats:


Another fastest way to reach the experts is on chats. Therefore to send the message, you can follow the given steps:


  • Initially, you can go to the official website of Virgin Atlantic.
  • After that, you need to open the contact section and see the different ways to connect.
  • From the given sections, you can select the chat option.
  • On the live chat box that will display on the right, you can choose the topic.
  • You need to enter the question in detail and tap on the send button.
  • An online chat person will give you a reply instantly as they are available 24 hours a day.

Get on the email:


You can also provide the issues on the email and receive assistance. Therefore, you need to compose the doubts in detail and send it to the official email id of virgin Atlantic customer service. When the representative receives the request, they will provide the solution accordingly. Although, they can also get through with you on the phone. With this, you will see how do I talk to a live person at Virgin Atlantic and obtain the solution.

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Viaje con por la mente de paz con Air France. Air France es una aerolínea más popular en Francia y Europa. Air France da importancia a los pasajeros, las aerolíneas de Air France resuelven entusiasmado a sus viajeros. Los servicios de las aerolíneas de Air France son mejores en entero Europa. Un viajero puede usar los servicios de las aerolíneas de Air France. Aquí puede ver mucho camino de contactar.

Las maneras de contacto a Air France

Por llamada

Las aerolíneas de Air France quieren dar soluciones a los clientes. Si usted tiene una consulta puede llamar por teléfono. Los números de air france telefono Argentina,Francia, Alemán, India han dado en el sitio web oficial. Aquí usted tiene que seguir el menú IVR a continuación.

Marque  y elige su idioma francés o inglés.

Presión 1, para cambiar en reservaciones.

Presión 2, para equipaje.

Presión 3, para conocer facilidad de las aerolíneas.

Presión 4, para  check-in.

Presión #, para hablar con los expertos de las aerolíneas de Air France para otra queja y consulta.

El modo chat

A la gente le encanta chatear, especialmente los jóvenes. Las aerolíneas proveen facilidad de chat en su sitio web oficial, los pasajeros de Air France pueden chatear con los expertos de las aerolíneas. 

Aqui estan los pasos de chatear

  • Antes de nada abre el sitio web oficial de las aerolíneas de Air France.

  • En la última parte de la página puede hacer clic en la opción de contactarnos.

  • Usted puede ver una caja de mensaje o chat, abrela.

  • Usted puede escribir todas las quejas y consultas en la caja.

  • La atención del cliente discutirá las soluciones en la misma caja.

A través de las redes sociales

Las redes sociales se usan para conectar con la familia y los amigos. Ahora usted puede conectarse con las aerolíneas también. Air France ayuda a los viajeros a través de las redes sociales. Usted puede buscar los enlaces de Twitter, Facebook e Instagram en el sitio web oficial de las aerolíneas de Air France. 



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The American airline operates at the number four terminal at lax. You can check in at gates 40 to 49. The number can vary due to some exceptional cases, so in that case, you need to dial the American Airlines phone number for LAXThe helpline number will provide the best possible answer and guidance if you are stuck at LAX. 


  • You are required to go through the official page of an American airline.
  • Then scroll under the home page at the contact us section, and tap on it.
  • After tapping, you need to select the call us tab.
  • The last page will show you the toll-free number dial it.

After dialing, you will connect with the IVR; follow the interaction below.

  • Press 1 to check flight status
  • Press 2 to claim for baggage( lost or found)
  • Press 3 for manage your booking  
  • Press 4 to speak with American airline customer service.

Via mail 

The mailing option is one of the convenient ways of approaching airline officials. You will get an official email address with the help of which you can text your query and mail it to the American airline customer service executive.


  • Open the official portal of the American airline.
  • Then move to the contact us tab, and tap on it.
  • After that, click on mail us, and the mailbox will open.
  • You can text American Airlines Customer Service Phone Number for Los Angeles through the mail, and the airline personnel will respond to you within a few days. Airlines provide professionals so that you can get your answer promptly.
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