SIR: As we say in Igboland when an extraordinary person dies, the iroko has fallen. I feel a sense of personal loss because Prof. Chinua Achebe was not only from my state, Anambra, but was also one of my heroes and role models right from my days at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), where he taught until the road accident that made him to relocate to the USA, where there are better facilities to enable him to continue to work.
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He insulted your great-grandfather, great-grandmother, great-grandaunt and a few grand parents – he did mine too. Or did he merely say what he saw of and thought about them? Ponder that! He was a soldier of fortune. That makes him what you would call a bad guy. Now, when a bad guy puts you down […]
â€œNigerian treasury looters have found new destinations for their loot: Persian Gulf, India and China. This revelation came from former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador John Campbell, one of the speakers at the 2010 Achebe Colloquium on Africa,â€ a Nigerian newspaper, This Day reported two days ago, Sunday 5th of December 2010. According to […]