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FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Ecstasy154(m): 3:38pm On Jun 08
President Bola Tinubu has approved the naming of the M18 road infrastructure in Guzape District, Abuja after renowned novelist, Chinua Achebe.

The President stated this during his address at the inauguration of the road in Abuja on Saturday, June 8.

This was contained in a post by Special Assistant to President Tinubu on Social Media, Olusegun Dada.

He wrote: “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Commissions the M18 road infrastructure in Guzape District of Abuja. Names road after Nigerian Novelist and Poet, late Professor Chinua Achebe.”


https://thenationonlineng.net/breaking-tinubu-names-abuja-expressway-after-chinua-achebe/

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by raskymonojendor: 3:40pm On Jun 08
That's good news. The two men now have roads named after them in Abuja.

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Melagros(m): 3:42pm On Jun 08
COMRADES are speechless at this high level of hypocrisy
After stealing our mandate

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Dedeity: 3:53pm On Jun 08
Tinubu has nothing to offer. What an empty man

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by EcoNews: 3:54pm On Jun 08
Cowards n Pandora Criminal do not have mandates
Melagros:
COMRADES are speechless at this high level of hypocrisy
After stealing our mandate

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Localemperor: 3:55pm On Jun 08
Does the North have a person both living or dead that could match Achebe and Soyinka?

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by TimeManager(m): 3:55pm On Jun 08
Obidients would be confused right now, some will praise him, some will still insult him, some will look back at what they said when he honoured Wole Soyinka and feel stupid.

-Kiss the truth!

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Thormentor: 4:04pm On Jun 08
NyamiriSlayer:
Who is achebe? a goat or a pig
Someone bigger than your Grandfather someone nobody in your past generation can lace his shoes and someone nobody in your future generation Will get to his level grin

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by aylagos(m): 4:04pm On Jun 08
NyamiriSlayer:
Who is achebe? a goat or a pig
A noble and respected Man from Nigeria.....A man your family and your next 10 generation can not produce. Who are your parents? Born throway fellow.

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Baawaa(m): 4:05pm On Jun 08
This is one of the reasonable Nigerians

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by NyamiriSlayer(m): 4:07pm On Jun 08
aylagos:
A noble and respected Man from Nigeria.....A man your family and your next 10 generation can not produce. Born throway fellow
Nah so e pain u reach

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by buharibanjo(m): 4:07pm On Jun 08
Road naming ceremonies

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Ogonimilitant(m): 4:07pm On Jun 08
18Metre Road. What a wikedness and hatrade for the Igbos.

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Iamgrey5(m): 4:08pm On Jun 08
Melagros:
COMRADES are speechless at this high level of hypocrisy
After stealing our mandate
Which mandate you get?

Mandate to complain.

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by BitterTruth0001: 4:08pm On Jun 08
NyamiriSlayer:
Who is achebe? a goat or a pig

At least your Oba in your village benefited from free education . So he must have read Things Fall Apart for literature in English

Incase he didn’t go to school, proceed to the next village to your own and ask their Oba there.

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Ensa777(f): 4:15pm On Jun 08
If Chinụa was to be alive,he'd reject it the same way he reject their order of Niger award.

Man just wants a country that is working.

He'd be more confused right now

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by MightySparrow: 4:17pm On Jun 08
Omoluabi.
Self first is not selfishness

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Shikini: 4:22pm On Jun 08
Are these the achievements
of a president?

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by ElevationD: 4:27pm On Jun 08
NyamiriSlayer:
Who is achebe? a goat or a pig
Naming the road after cow is better than naming it after a worthle** man like achebe


Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist who is best known for his novel "Things Fall Apart," which is a modern African masterpiece and was published in 1958 ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵. His other works include the following novels ¹ ² ³ ⁵:


- "No Longer at Ease" (1960)
- "Arrow of God" (1964)
- "A Man of the People" (1966)
- "Anthills of the Savannah" (1987)
- "Home and Exile" (2000)
And Things fall Apart.


Born in 1930 in Ogidi, Colonial Nigeria, Achebe's childhood was influenced by both Igbo traditional culture and postcolonial Christianity. He excelled in school and attended what is now the University of Ibadan, where he became fiercely critical of how Western literature depicted Africa. Moving to Lagos after graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service (NBS) and garnered international attention for his 1958 novel Things Fall Apart. In less than 10 years he would publish four further novels through the publisher Heinemann, with whom he began the Heinemann African Writers Series and galvanized the careers of African writers, such as Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Flora Nwapa.
Achebe sought to escape the colonial perspective that framed African literature at the time, and drew from the traditions of the Igbo people, Christian influences, and the clash of Western and African values to create a uniquely African voice. He wrote in and defended the use of English, describing it as a means to reach a broad audience, particularly readers of colonial nations. In 1975 he gave a controversial lecture, "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness", which was a landmark in postcolonial discourse. Published in The Massachusetts Review, it featured criticism of Albert Schweitzer and Joseph Conrad, whom Achebe described as "a thoroughgoing racist." When the region of Biafra broke away from Nigeria in 1967, Achebe supported Biafran independence and acted as ambassador for the people of the movement. The subsequent Nigerian Civil War ravaged the populace, and he appealed to the people of Europe and the Americas for aid. When the Nigerian government retook the region in 1970, he involved himself in political parties but soon became disillusioned by his frustration over the continuous corruption and elitism he witnessed. He lived in the United States for several years in the 1970s, and returned to the US in 1990 after a car crash left him partially paralyzed. He stayed in the US in a nineteen-year tenure at Bard College as a professor of languages and literature.
Winning the 2007 Man Booker International Prize, from 2009 until his death he was Professor of African Studies at Brown University. Achebe's work has been extensively analyzed and a vast body of scholarly work discussing it has arisen. In addition to his seminal novels, Achebe's oeuvre includes numerous short stories, poetry, essays and children's books. A titled Igbo chief himself, his style relies heavily on the Igbo oral tradition, and combines straightforward narration with representations of folk stories, proverbs, and oratory. Among the many themes his works cover are culture and colonialism, masculinity and femininity, politics, and history. His legacy is celebrated annually at the Chinua Achebe Literary Festival.

Chinua Achebe was and baptised Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe. His father, Isaiah Okafo Achebe, was a teacher and evangelist, and his mother, Janet Anaenechi Iloegbunam, was the daughter of a blacksmith from Awka, a leader among church women, and a vegetable farmer.His birthplace was Saint Simon's Church, Nneobi, which was near the Igbo village of Ogidi; the area was part of the British colony of Nigeria at the time. Isaiah was the nephew of Udoh Osinyi, a leader in Ogidi with a "reputation for tolerance"; orphaned as a young man, Isaiah was an early Ogidi convert to Christianity. Both Isaiah and Janet stood at a crossroads of traditional culture and Christian influence, which made a significant impact on the children, especially Chinua. His parents were converts to the Protestant Church Mission Society (CMS) in Nigeria. As such, Isaiah stopped practising Odinani, the religious practices of his ancestors, but continued to respect its traditions. The Achebe family had five other surviving children, named in a fusion of traditional words relating to their new religion: Frank Okwuofu, John Chukwuemeka Ifeanyichukwu, Zinobia Uzoma, Augustine Ndubisi, and Grace Nwanneka. After the youngest daughter was born, the family moved to Isaiah Achebe's ancestral town of Ogidi, in what is now the state of Anambra state.

Now, who are your parents? Put on their profile, if you can. Who are you? Achebe died at the age of 83, accomplished. You are a non starter, with no certainty that you can be better than either a goat or a pig, how much more a cow.

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by christejames(m): 4:28pm On Jun 08
The Achebes don't give a hoot about this self-effacement undecided

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by AustineE1: 4:48pm On Jun 08
If Chinua Achebe was to be alive today,he will definately reject such an offer,he was once given a national honour of 'commander of the federal republic(CFR),which he rejected in 2004 and 2011,simply because he felt that the issue he raised in 2004 about corruption still remain unaddressed let alone solved....worst still,not even now that 'things has fallen apart'.

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by ohosi4real(m): 4:53pm On Jun 08
I have 100% sure if Chinua Achebe is alive will reject it and tell the government to look into food prices in the market. Naming of road is not Nigerians problem. Respect to the man. (Chinua Achebe)

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by 99thEnemy(m): 4:53pm On Jun 08
grin

Chimamanda should protest that the icon does not need to be honored by Nigeria. grin

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by SatoshiX: 4:53pm On Jun 08
Where's the town crier association? 😂 😂 😂

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by emmabest2000(m): 4:53pm On Jun 08
Things fall apart

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by femi4: 4:54pm On Jun 08
Long overdue , better than naming roads after the corrupt leaders. The Labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by AOB1: 4:54pm On Jun 08
Good
Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by Obyangel: 4:54pm On Jun 08
President Tinubu has balls.

Tinubu remain the best thing that has ever happened to Nigeria/Nigerians

Yorubas love president Tinubu

Hausas loves him the more

And Igbos ( great and only people that champion one Nigeria) with other tribes like Great Binis, Great Ijaws, Itskiris, Great Nupes etc love President Tinubu most.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria, but hunger dey

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Re: FG Names Abuja Expressway After Chinua Achebe by DMerciful(m): 4:54pm On Jun 08
Tinubu is playing politics instead of governance!

Master strategist with no strategy

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