Friday, March 22, 2013

Torrents of tributes pour for Chinua Achebe

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday that late Prof. Chinua Achebe will be greatly missed for his immense patriotism and sincere commitment to a better Nigeria.
“President Jonathan received with immense sadness, news of the passing away of Nigeria’s globally acclaimed `writer, scholar, tutor, cultural icon, nationalist and artist of the very first rank’’, said Reuben Abati, the special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity.
“The president believes that Prof. Achebe’s frank, truthful and fearless interventions in national affairs will be greatly missed at home in Nigeria While others may have disagreed with his views, most Nigerians never doubted his immense patriotism and sincere commitment to the building of a greater, more united and prosperous nation that all Africans and the entire black race could be proud of.
Jonathan’s tribute was among the torrents of tributes that poured forth globally for the literary icon, who died early Friday in the US at the age of 82.

NTA Agrees Royalties Deal With COSON

The Acting Director General of Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Mallam Musa B. Mayaki has said that NTA will pay exactly what it owes Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON and fully support its (COSON) activities. 

He made the statement in a meeting with the leadership of COSON on Tuesday, March 19 at the Boardroom of NTA. He said that the two organisations need to converge for the betterment of the Nigerian society.

Chief Okoroji who described the occasion as a goodwill visit also said that despite the lingering issue, the payment of music royalties to Nigerian musicians is important if the industry is to survive. 

Navy Uses N45, 000 Bait To Arrest Employment Syndicate Members

Three members of an employment syndicate have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy in Abuja.
The Commandant of the Nigerian Navy Unit at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Commodore Segun Adebari who paraded the suspect said they fell for a bait of N45, 000 which they wanted to personally collect.
This is coming at the heels of many cases of job scam into military and paramilitary organisations in Nigeria.

Police to begin seizing cars with tinted windows

Driving in Lagos with tinted windows is against the law but some people do it because they get away with it. But not anymore says the Inspector General of police. He has directed state commissioners of police to start seizing cars with tinted windows and prosecute the car owners henceforth .

The directive is contained in a statement issued by Frank Mba, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, today in Abuja
“Police Officers nationwide have been directed to commence a massive operation aimed at enforcing all existing laws bordering on tinted glasses and the use of unregistered/unlicensed vehicles. This unbecoming attitude has the capacity not only to heighten criminal activities but to place unnecessary pressure on security agencies and law abiding citizens

A GEM IS GONE: Foremost novelist Professor Chinua Achebe dies at 82

Novelist, poet, professor, critic and the author of the most widely read book in African literature (Things Fall Apart) professor Chinua Achebe, has passed on. Professor Achebe died last night March 21 in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He had been ill for a while. He was 82 years old.

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