Anambra University Renamed After Ojukwu

Anambra State University in Uli has been renamed after the Late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu in celebration of his 80th posthumous birthday. 

The Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, announced the renaming in a live broadcast on the television station of the Anambra Broadcasting Service.

He reiterated the commitment of his administration to restoring standards which demand a simultaneous transformation of all sectors and the recognition of role models.

He urged the people of Anambra State to continue to seek ways of making the state a great one.

Late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu was a Nigerian military officer and politician. He served as the Military Governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria in 1966.

He was the leader of the unsuccessful breakaway Republic of Biafra from 1967 to 1970 and a Nigerian politician from 1983 until he died on November 26, 2011, aged 78.

Chinua Achebe Is Dead

Renowned Nigerian novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, has passed away at the age of 82.

Professor Achebe died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

An unnamed family source said the Professor had been ill for a while and was hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital in Boston.

Some of Professor Achebe’s popular books include Things Fall Apart, No Longer At Ease, Arrow of God, A Man of the people and Anthills of The Savannah.

Born on the 16th of November 1930, Prof Achebe is best known for his first novel Things Fall Apart, published in 1958 and regarded as the most widely read book in modern African literature.

The book has been translated into 50 languages.

Things Fall Apart was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Books of the last 50 years.

His last book, a memoir titled ‘There Was A Country‘ which focused on the Nigerian civil war, went on sale last year.

Until his death, Prof Achebe was a David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana studies at Brown University.

He is survived by his wife, four children and grandchildren.

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