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How the world bade Achebe farewell

By COSMAS OMEGOH (who was in Ogidi) “When beggars die there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” When legendary writer, William Shakespeare, dropped these living lines, probably he was…

Anamabra stands still for Achebe

*Obi leads mourners in Awka AWKA – AWKA, the capital of Anambra State stood still, Wednesday as the body of the literary icon, Professor Chinua Achebe arrived the state for its final journey to Ogidi, his home town,  in…

… Body arrives tomorrow

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State yesterday said the state is ready to accord Prof. Chinua Achebe a befitting burial’ The governor said his government would always honour people like him, both dead and alive, who had contributed…

Achebe’s body arrives today

The remains of celebrated writer, Chinua Achebe is expected to be flown into the country, today to kick-start a week-long burial rites. Achebe died on March 21, 2013 at 82. Meanwhile, the people of Ogidi, hometown of the literary icon,…

Achebe for burial May 23 –S’East govs

The South-East Governors Forum met in Enugu yesterday and announced May 23, 2013, as burial date for the late literary icon, Professor Chinua Achebe. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi who announced the…