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Chinua Achebe’s Corpse Arrives Abuja, Nigeria In Golden Coffin (Photos)

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Chinua Achebe’s Corpse Arrives Abuja, Nigeria In Golden Coffin (Photos)

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May 21st, 2013 – Pictures: Chinua Achebe’s Corpse Arrives Abuja, Nigeria In Golden Casket

In the early hours of Tuesday May 21st, 2013, the corpse of late Prof. Chinua Achebe arrives the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) via Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport  ahead of his burial on Thursday.

The late novelist’s body was then transported to his hometown in Ogidi, Anambra state for burial preparation.

See more photos of the late Chinua Achebe’s casket below.

Chinua Achebe’s burial ceremony will take place at his hometown in Anambra State tomorrow.

May his soul continues to rest in perfect peace.

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  1. Manskido

    May 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    That is good

  2. Silver chukwukere

    May 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Achebe is a great writer i will never forget.

  3. uche

    May 21, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    RIP My hero

  4. Abubakarr Sesay

    May 21, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    He was a Hero. 1 of his best books was “Things Fall Apart” which I sat to in my BECE examz in 2002. R.I.P.

  5. Zephyr

    May 21, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Rest in peace the “public figure”

  6. Austin

    May 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    May his perfect soul rest in peace

  7. sylvia

    May 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    The great man,may the almighty God receive ur gentle soul in peace Amen.R.I.P

  8. blessing

    May 21, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    adieu a great hero. Ur gud works we’l 4ever cherish. Naselz uniuyo misses u

  9. odum victor.

    May 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    May his gentle soul rest in d bossom of the Lord.. Amen.

  10. onyiba steven

    May 21, 2013 at 3:25 PM


  11. Seember ayila

    May 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Things had indeed falling apart with a great writer

  12. Precious

    May 21, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    May he soul rest in peace

  13. Evangeline Chizoba Nwogu

    May 21, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    You are a hero, we wil never 4get u 4eva, may your jentel soul RIP amen.

  14. benny

    May 21, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen. but i have to say something, yes he was a great man wen he was alive but this burial hav cost a lot the make out 30 million for bury him, dead body the enter red carpet both golden coffe all this things is money that should be use to help the less privilegde, wether the spent millions he is already dead the best way to honour him is by buryin him and stop the merrement nowadays burial done become a very big occasion to show how rich the family is but that is not wat burial means is for mourning and not merrement.when he was alive he rejected many awards Nigeria gave him because he said Nigeria is bad and corrupt, am not aganist the honour the are givin him but wat i mean is that people should learn how to use money wisely. true he was a great man that can never be forgotin easy he is a legend. RIP.


    May 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    MAY your little soul rest in peace my fellow nigerians make una shine una eyes oooo to avoid na me talk am oooo.ojukwu is dead yaradua is dead naw echebbe is dead still our problem remains our problem whatch the coment you make

  16. Thomas

    May 21, 2013 at 4:28 PM


  17. abdulgafar

    May 21, 2013 at 4:28 PM


  18. Theophilus Obasi

    May 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Enyi uno, laa n’udo.

  19. lawrence sophia

    May 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Rest in peace my Mentor and Hero, May his gentle soul in peace Amen.

  20. Augusta

    May 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM


  21. Olaoluwaseun

    May 21, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Can we stil av some1 lyk chinua Achebe in Nigeria…RIP. To b candid,Nigeria wasted money on unnecessary things. Givin him befittin burial doesn’t mean dat #35 million shud b used 4 a burial. Ko de sowo ni Nigeria, ni won nna aduru owo fun Oku.

  22. chinyere

    May 21, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    death cannot make me change my mind. You are a role model to me…prof chinua

  23. mustepaha isiaka

    May 21, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    We just lost an icon,RIP CHINUA ACHEBE,we pray 2 bcome great lyk u. We lov u bt God lovs u most.

  24. kalu

    May 21, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    May his soul rest in perfect peace

  25. Ephraim

    May 21, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Rest in peace Sir

  26. John Kelvin

    May 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Oh Africa’s no.1 pride,your work will forever be indelible,may your soul rest in peace pap

  27. Book of Life

    May 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Is una name dey in d book of Life?? May u REST IN PERFECT PEACE and ur name be written in d Book of Life, IJN Amen!

  28. Book of Life

    May 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Is ur name in d book of life, Friends?

  29. Olaoye WT

    May 22, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    O’my compatriot’s,lavisly spending #30million for burial only Haaaaa,Omo naija,Baba rest in peace.

  30. du

    May 22, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    R.I.P Professor You are a great Man! I love Nigeria, AFRICA. I’m Ethiopian.

  31. Femi

    May 22, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    What a glorious exit to the great writer, bye.

    • victoria

      May 22, 2013 at 8:56 AM

      may he’s gentle soul rest in perfect peace. bless u Nigeria my country and my president love u all

  32. nadulasheehama

    May 22, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    rest in enternal piece


    May 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM


  34. cotter

    May 22, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Rest in peace a great hero.

  35. Nbi

    May 22, 2013 at 12:03 PM


  36. Bonny say's

    May 22, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Bodys.say, bye the Great man but only that thing have fallen apart ,you are a hero to the world, in the sense you made too many people to be enlightened by your writ ups

  37. Onwo Uchehenry

    May 22, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    May Our Great Hero Rest in Peace.
    we all love,we need you baba, but God know his best for you

  38. tony

    May 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    RIP the graet writer and big hero of our graet father land,adieu.

  39. Valentine

    May 22, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Rest in peace the greatman indeed, we love you the icon

  40. Ebosi n.k

    May 23, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    We wil be remaimberd 4 what we hv done when we die. Achebe u hv tried RIP

  41. osita Bello

    May 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    RIP Great Man

  42. sammychuks

    May 23, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    d rich get richer d pool get scrol, too much money 4 burrial arengment R.I.P jooh

  43. Oyebisi Davidcrown

    May 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Spending such an amount on such a national ICON is not a waste omo iya mi. since Nigerians demand a national burial; I think N30m is too small for such a global legend. imagine if every state in Nigeria should donate; how much do you think each state can donate? Baba Achebe deserve better than that; I think he will be please up there if Nigerians especially can emulate his sacrificial, honest and integrity lifestyles. Ultimately, lessons from all his write-up be imbibe in our national values. If all these are not done I think Baba Achebe is not going to be happy with these spending. Thanks

  44. Nancy

    May 24, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    we wil miss u alot d Great Writer.

  45. olumuyiwa

    May 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    What a legend,an hero,a gud write,gud bye.may ur soul rest in perfect peace.

  46. Uzoboy

    May 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    U are my great hero, just like d late.(emeka ojukwu) ur splendid works can never be oblivionated in the gumptions of nigerians, africans, & d world at large. R.I.P my hero.

  47. Sheku t kamara

    July 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    May your soul rest in perfec peace

  48. Sheku t kamara

    July 30, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    May your precious soul rest in perfect peace.

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