‘Achebe not given befitting burial as literary icon’

The Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Emeka Nwabueze, has said that the Institute will from May 22 to 25 commemorate the life and creativity of late Prof. Chinua Achebe as a literary colossus, four years after his death. Briefing journalists yesterday in Nsukka, Nwabueze said African icons deserved to be accorded befitting respect worthy of their class after death and that was why the institute is organising the event to make up what was ignored during the burial of Achebe. He said:…

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Accord concondiale: The continuous search for Nigeria’s elusive unity (13)

MIKE OZEKHOME SAN, OFR

Marilyn Ferguson once opined that achievers have an enabling attitude, realism, and a conviction that they themselves were the laboratory of innovation. Their ability to change themselves is central to their success. They have learnt to conserve their energy by minimizing the time spent in regret or complaint. Every event is a lesson to them, every person a teacher. Same can be said of these great Nigerian iconic achievers, who were themselves laboratory of innovation and change. On this note, we continue our discourse on these great Nigerian icons, Chief…

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Tinubu: A political colossus at 65

Questions have always been asked, over the centuries, about the secret ingredients that make up the pot pourri of political leadership, especially with regards to those who dictate the affairs of men and materials. While William Shakespeare, the literary icon opined that: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them”, the led majority often looks out for certain outstanding character traits in people who epitomize their collective dreams. They identify more easily with those who have the capacity and capability to articulate enduring solutions…

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