Wednesday, November 30, 2016

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: [africanworldforum] Re: [NIgerianWorldForum] Re: Nigerian tax roll hits 13 million as 3 million new taxpayers enrol in 6 months



Pastor Joe Attueyi:

I am painfully aware that people on these forums are by now also informed about what motivates your various notorious contributions on these Naija forums concerning the current PMB administration.  Through mockery, ill wishes, promotion of road blocks, etc., - and the occasional flash of good advice - you and your ilk wish to delay any progress  the administration might make to correct whatever it might have found on the ground.  Part of your mockery is to portray those of us who periodically express support and/or who push against you as "remember me" artistes jostling for positions in government - apparently positing yourself as as "Ignore me" or "forget me" artistes?

Fine then.  But always remember this:  if I were to write ONLY for your private benefit, I would send an email ONLY to your address.  But when I write to you and copy a number of other email addresses, it is MORE to enlighten, inform, educate, amuse, provide a point-of-view and  provoke those other persons MORE than yourself - and maybe in the process get some of those other people to educate me too on their own points-of-view.

Please always remember that.....

Now to your questions about obtaining TIN......

I have in my hands as I type these words my Joint Tax Board (JTB) TIN tax card, issued by the FIRS,  with a ten-digit number that starts with a 1 and ends with a 5. and with a computer chip on it,   It is very well printed and looks like a credit card. It was given to me in Yenagoa with an issue date of 15-04-2014 and an expiration date of 15-04-2024 - a ten-year period.  As a law-abiding citizen with nothing to hide, I applied for it according to published steps WITHIN a week or two after I saw the steps published by FIRS with full-page adverts in the newspapers.  That is also how I obtained my BVN card through a bank - which card I also have in my hands as I type - which is a much-simpler looking card, with my BVN  being a 11-digit number that starts with 2 and ends with a 9.  My BVN - which apparently has no expiration date - is linked to ALL my bank accounts here in Nigeria and to ALL associated credit cards, so that anybody who is permitted to can scrutinize my financial records while I was a public servant, and can even do so now that I am not.  I have nothing to hide.

At Otuoke, when I was VC, I insisted to the Bursary/ Salary office that for ANY STAFF  to be paid their salaries, they MUST have their TIN numbers and BVN numbers included in our computerized Payroll system.  To the best of my knowledge, everybody applied and  readily got both their TIN and BVN.  (By the way, at Otuoke, I also ensured that we moved all our 43 bank accounts to TSA without delay, in compliance with federal instructions, because I believe that was sound government policy to manage public revenue.)

Surely, you must have your BVN and TIN, Joe Attueyi?  One per person, please.....:-)

Moving on.....

If you wish to know more about obtaining TINs (both individual and corporate), you can visit:    
 
          FIRS Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Obtaining/Updating/Validating Nigeria

and 

            A NEW WAY OF DOING TRADE IN NIGERIA
           Single Window for Trade - FIRS User Manual


As to the regulatory functions of the FIRS in taxation in Nigeria, I simply refer you to partial news items:

QUOTE

           Nigeria: Lower Company Income Tax Underway, says FIRS Boss

           By Tokunbo Adedoja
           Lagos — Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mrs Ifueko Omoigui-
           Okauru, has said her agency is considering the reduction of company income tax 
           presently pegged at 30 per cent.

           Speaking in Lagos, weekend, Omoigui-Okauru also disclosed that a law that stipulates 
           that banks should demand for tax details of new account holders had been gazetted. 
           She, however, said this had been done since 2007.

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and to this reference below (which I urge you to read thoroughly) and where, among other things, you will note that the Chair of the FIRS is also the Chair of the Joint Tax Board comprising all State Revenue Boards, where they monitor, regulate and control ALL government taxes - government here meaning ALL tiers of government.

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Problems and Prospects of Internal Generated Revenue in FIRS of Nigeria


 3.2 Description of the Federal Inland Revenue Service

The Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS) was created in 1943. It was carved from the erstwhile Inland Revenue Department that covered what was then the Anglophone West Africa (including Ghana, Sierra Leone) during the colonial era. Tax provides revenue to fund government, ensure resource redistribution streamlines consumption of certain goods and service, reduces inflation and generates employment. The Federal Inland Revenue Service is constitutionally empowered to collect taxes by income tax ordinance of 1958. The name was later changed in 1961 when the Federal Board of Inland Revenue (FBIR) was established under section 4 of the companies and income tax act (CITA) No. 22 of 1961. FBIR operated then as a department in the federal ministry of finance. A further transformation took place in 1993 when the finance (miscellaneous taxation provision) Act No.3 of 1993 established the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as the operational arm of FBIR. The act also created the office of the executive chairman of the board. In 2007, the Federal Inland Revenue Service Establishment Act,(2007), which granted autonomy to the service, was enacted. The FIRS is one of the federal ministries, department and agencies (MDAs) undergoing massive changes. In 2005, Integrated Tax Office, (ITOs) replaced the old tax office-which were structured along tax types: value added tax office, personal income tax office, petroleum/international tax office, withholding tax office Area tax office. The new one stop-shop for all tax types lessened the burden of taxpayer, who can now transact their tax business under one roof. The Federal Inland Revenue Service turned out to be the mother of all tax laws in Nigeria; it has not only harnessed and consolidated all previous tax laws  but also provided full autonomy and created various laws that will surely help the tax man in the enforcement of tax laws. The main functions of the Federal Inland Revenue Service are enunciated under section 8 of the act; and the function include;

  *assess persons including companies, enterprises chargeable with tax;  b)
 
  * assess, collect, account and reinforce payment of tax as may be due to the government or any of its agencies; c)
 
   * Collect, recover and pay to the designated account any tax under any  provision of this Act or any other enactment or law; d)
 
  * In collaboration with the relevant ministries and agencies, review the tax regimes and promote the application of tax revenues to stimulate economic activities and development;

Those are some of the basic functions of the Federal Inland Revenue Service as contained in the establishment Act. The Federal Inland Revenue Service as the one agency that has the capacity both as itself and as the chair of the Join Tax Board does all it could to reduce or even eradicate the incidence of multiplicity of taxes due to the negative effect such has on, not only collection but also investment generally; both locally and foreign.


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If you have any other questions - even cheeky ones - let me assure you,  Accountant Pastor Joe Attueyi, that yours truly,  Engineer Professor Bolaji Aluko,  will be happy to answer them :-)

And there you have it.



Bolaji Aluko
Shaking his head



On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 7:38 AM, 'Joe Attueyi' via AfricanWorldForum <africanworldforum@googlegroups.com> wrote:
2). In Nigeria, it is true that you pay PIT only to the state government in which you reside (unless you are resident in the FCT or are a member of the Armed Forces), but within the past few years, every tax payer in Nigeria is required to have a Tax Identification Number (TIN) issued by the FIRS, 


Prof Aluko,
I was minded to ignore Wakil and move on because he had no idea on the subject matter and I have better things to do with my time. 

Since you seem to have a better idea of the workings of tax administration in Nigeria and had until recently being a salary earner in Nigeria, could you educate us on the process by which you got your TIN issued by FIRS?

2. And educate us on the process by which FIRS 'regulates/ monitors' the PAYE tax table?


You wrote:
The fact of the matter is that too many elites like yourself in Nigeria find ways wittingly and unwittingly to promote indiscipline in our country by encouraging the creation and/or leaving in place too many legacy loopholes through which crooks can jump. Then when some attempts to close the loopholes are created, you cry Blue Murder under the banner of tyranny, when in fact the Developed World is the most regulated when it comes to financial and security issues


I am not sure where / how my discussion with Wakil veered into the excerpt above but we forumites are used to you by now. Your contributions here address not only the subject matter under discuss but serve as a tangent for you to speak to an unrelated audience on a 'remember me basis'.  I have stopped falling into that trap of joining you to deviate from topics under discussion. 

Joe


Sent from my iPhone

On 30 Nov 2016, at 1:09 AM, Mobolaji Aluko <alukome@gmail.com> wrote:


Joe Attueyi:

I know that you are getting out of this discussion - so I may not get a response from you, but you got your facts and question wrong on at least two counts:

(1). In the US, it is NOT only the Federal Government (Feds) through its IRS that collects personal income tax (PIT), but the state AND local governments in which the payee resides. That payment is tracked by name, residential AND social security number, the last issued ONLY by the Federal Government to every citizen either at birth or upon being granted legal residency or citizenship.

(2). In Nigeria, it is true that you pay PIT only to the state government in which you reside (unless you are resident in the FCT or are a member of the Armed Forces), but within the past few years, every tax payer in Nigeria is required to have a Tax Identification Number (TIN) issued by the FIRS, a very welcome development I daresay. Furthermore, the tax table of the country is also uniform across the country, as approved by the National Assembly, signed into law by the President and REGULATED/MONITORED by the FIRS, which is also an advising agency to the Federal government on tax matters.

So why would you ask what the Nigerian FIRS wishes to do with a national tax database, even if only as a first cut on information on PIT paid across the country state-by-state, and about compliance? Could it not use the information to advise the Federal government on PIT (roll and collection) imbalances? Or even advise states, upon acting as a clearing house for inter-state information? Does the FIRS not have the obligation or responsibility of having for example a database on FEDERAL workers paying PIT to STATES across the country? Can a state worker not become a member of the Armed Forces - or a resident of FCT - tomorrow, and should it not be possible for the FIRS be able to independently verify the tax-paying history of such a citizen? Should it not be seamlessly made possibly to also collect federal PIT from Nigerian citizens in the future - as most countries in the world do?

The fact of the matter is that too many elites like yourself in Nigeria find ways wittingly and unwittingly to promote indiscipline in our country by encouraging the creation and/or leaving in place too many legacy loopholes through which crooks can jump. Then when some attempts to close the loopholes are created, you cry Blue Murder under the banner of tyranny, when in fact the Developed World is the most regulated when it comes to financial and security issues. The TSA in Nigeria is a prime example, where there are many people fighting tooth-and-nail to discredit it and have it abolished.

So be properly guided, Joe Attueyi. I am with Wakil Lawal on this one.

And there you have it.


Bolaji Alukko

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 'Joe Attueyi' via AfricanWorldForum <africanworldforum@googlegroups.com> wrote:
> Wakil
> I never understand why Nigerians like to argue over something they have no knowledge of. You neither live in Nigeria nor are you a tax practitioner but you want to debate tax practice?
> Unlike the US where Feds collect tax from individuals, in Nigeria the Fed Inland Revenue Service has nothing to do with personal income tax ( except for folks who reside in FCT). 
> What exactly would FIRS be doing with database of individual tax payers?
> Anyway I am out of this discussion. Life is too short for non value adding discussions. 
> Joe
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 29 Nov 2016, at 7:39 PM, wakilawal@aol.com [NIgerianWorldForum] <NIgerianWorldForum@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
>  
>
> Joe
>  
> The States' data on individual tax payers is accessible to Federal Inland Revenue and it takes no special skills for the FIRS to extrapolate the tax trends in the states to project Nigerian tax roll. I am in the United States and at least I make minimum wage, it is mandatory that I file income tax for my tax refund or payment. Unlike Nigeria where an Accountant has audacity to report losses and still beats his chest as the most valuable citizen.
>  
> Wakil Lawal
>  
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> Subject: Re: [NIgerianWorldForum] Re: Nigerian tax roll hits 13 million as 3 million new taxpayers enrol in 6 months
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>  
> Wakil 
> I am an accountant by training. I should have basic knowledge of Nigeria's tax laws. 
> The journalist reporting the chairman of FIRS may not be reporting properly what he ( thought) he heard. 
> I thought you are in Nigeria? Do you pay your income tax to FIRS?
>  You probably don't even pay tax!
> Joe
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 29 Nov 2016, at 4:08 PM, wakilawal@aol.com [NIgerianWorldForum] <NIgerianWorldForum@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>
>  
> Joe
>  
> But you are not working for Federal Inland Revenue Service, how would you know more than the Executive Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service?
>  
> Wakil Lawal
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> Sent: Tue, Nov 29, 2016 10:36 am
> Subject: [NIgerianWorldForum] Re: Nigerian tax roll hits 13 million as 3 million new taxpayers enrol in 6 months
>
>  
> There is nothing called 'National tax register'.  
> Individuals ( except those in FCT) pay their taxes in the state where they reside. 
> Companies pay their taxes to Fed Inland Revenue Service. 
> The Feds don't keep a 'register' for individual tax payers. We don't run the US system
> Joe 
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 29 Nov 2016, at 15:31, 'kayo ogunbunmi' via OkonkwoNetworks <okonkwonetworks@googlegroups.com> wrote:
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> Nigerian tax roll hits 13 million as 3 million new taxpayers enrol in 6 months
>
> Nigerian tax roll hits 13 million as 3 million new taxpayers enrol in 6 months
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>   State tax authorities have added 3, 414, 496 million new taxpayers to the national tax register under six mont...
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USA Africa Dialogue Series - Nimi Wariboko: memory as multiple joy

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Under the Influence: Barry Jenkins on Wong Kar-wai

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Under the Influence: Barry Jenkins on Wong Kar-wai 

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"When filmmakers talk about the movies that have directly inspired them, their insights can serve as a reminder of the sense of kinship and affinity that often exists among artists separated by time and geography. Over the last several months, we've invited some of our favorite contemporary directors to discuss films from the collection that have been important in shaping their own work. For the inaugural video in our new series Under the Influence, Barry Jenkins—whose sophomore feature, Moonlight, won big at last night's Gotham Awards and just garnered best director and best supporting actress from the National Board of Review—stopped by the Criterion library to share his passion for the films of Wong Kar-wai." Criterion Collection

"An emotionally stirring journey through the coming-of-age of a young black man in Miami, Moonlight has established Jenkins as one of the most vital storytellers on the independent film scene. His wide-ranging movie love shines through in the film's formal precision and romantic yearning, qualities that call to mind Wong's Chungking Express and In the Mood for Love. In the below video, Jenkins explains why these films continue to intoxicate him." Criterion Collection


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USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re-Elechi Amadi

Late Elechi Amadi was a first rate literary personality, why all those third rate literary events in Port Harcourt to mark his funeral next month?

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USA Africa Dialogue Series - NIGERIA IS POOR BECAUSE WE LACK TECHNOLOGY

 

NIGERIA IS POOR BECAUSE WE LACK TECHNOLOGY

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Fakinlede Kayode

The reason Nigeria is poor is because we lack technology to manage the affairs of nearly 200 million people.

As long as we are not prepared to embrace technology to manage our affairs, we will remain poor - never mind the president's strident call to go back to agriculture. Agriculture is definitely never going to make us a rich nation or a modern nation.

We lack technology in the management of our people, management of our natural resources, and management of our finances, and management of our agricultural resources. Now, one would think that when the president calls for us to go back to agriculture, he means that we should embrace technology in agriculture. But no, what he really means is that we go back to the farms to produce more food. The Yoruba adage that says once food is out of a man's problems, all other things are manageable seems to play some tricks in the mind of our Fulani president. Really, a man's problems do not end with a bowl of rice or fufu.

I define technology as the scientific interaction of a community with its natural resources to produce goods and services for the well being of its populace. Once the community is not properly constituted to interact scientifically with its resources, goods and services will not be produced in enough quantity to satisfy the wants of the community.

The crux of the matter therefore is to effectively constitute the society to make this said interaction possible. In societies and communities that we describe as technological, we see that every member is doing what he is supposed to do. He may not be doing it efficiently but he is doing it nevertheless. Let me say that this goes well beyond the fact that someone trained in the university as a lawyer is doing the job of a doctor. It addresses the fact that the president himself is doing things that he is not supposed to be doing and not doing what he is supposed to be doing. The same goes for our legislators, governors, etc.

This makes our 'modern' Nigerian community less scientifically run than before our independence and tremendously worse that the pre-agricultural society from which we are trying to emerge. Now most pre-agricultural communities are definitely run technologically, and that is why there were no extensive poverty or lack of employment as we see today. The king definitely knows his bounds and would definitely not pretend that he would find employment for everyone. Now we can argue that the communities were not efficiently run however, people were not working at cross purposes as we are doing presently.

In order to run Nigeria technologically, the president, governors, legislators etc., first and foremost must define their bounds, stay within those bound, and make every one understand that they cannot function outside of those bounds.

A president that is supposed to run an oil company, electricity company, airline, rail system, shipping companies, etc,; fight corruption, jail erring judges; get employment for university graduates; create work for non-graduates, educate the masses for employment, create agricultural systems etc, build roads, universities, low cost housing etc.  is a president whose bounds are neither created nor known.

He will fail.

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Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Dr. Tanure Ojaide to receive Nigeria’s Highest Academic Honor

This is remarkable. Congratulations to Professor Tanure Ojaide. 

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On Nov 28, 2016, at 6:00 PM, Akin Ogundiran <ogundiran@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear Colleagues,


I am very pleased to share with you that Dr. Tanure Ojaide has been named the recipient of this year's Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), in the Humanities category. President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the investiture ceremony in Abuja, the country's capital, on December 1st.

 

Established by Act 53 of 1979, the Nigerian National Order of Merit is the highest academic honor in Africa's most populous country. The award is conferred annually on the most deserving scholar and intellectual who has made outstanding and ethical contributions to national and global attainments in one of these areas of scholarly endeavor: humanities, sciences, engineering, and medicine.

 

The Nigerian National Order of Merit award comes with a substantial cash prize, a medal and certificate of honor, and the right to use NNOM after the name of the recipient. 

 

Dr. Ojaide is a graduate of the University of Ibadan and Syracuse University. Since joining the UNC Charlotte faculty rank in 1990, he has authored more than 30 books, and has won more than a dozen book prizes and accolades including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Cadbury Poetry Prize, and the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Award. He received UNC Charlotte's First Citizens Bank Scholar Medal Award in 2005, and was named the Frank Porter Graham Professor of Africana Studies in 2006. Early this year, he received the African Literature Association's Fonlon-Nichols Award in recognition of his scholarly contributions to democratic ideals, humanistic values, and literary excellence in Africa. 

 

Please join me in congratulating our friend and colleague, Dr. Tanure Ojaide, NNOM, for this latest career honor. 


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Phone: 704-687-5162 | Fax: 704-687-1682

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Africana Studies @ UNC Charlotte: 40+ Years of Transnational Education in a Global City

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USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Trump : illegals voted ( for Hillary)

Why don't they just recount Jill Stein's votes? That shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes !



On Monday, 28 November 2016 12:07:19 UTC+1, Cornelius Hamelberg wrote:

Trump : illegals voted ( for Hillary)

It's the sort of thing that one supposed only happened in Naipaul's "turd" world:

Report: Three Million Votes in Presidential Election Cast by Illegal Aliens


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Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Dr. Tanure Ojaide to receive Nigeria’s Highest Academic Honor

A deserving award to an  unrelenting poet, scholar and intellectual. Congratulations to Dr Ojaide.

O. Agbetuyi

On 29 Nov 2016 14:58, Segun Ogungbemi <seguno2013@gmail.com> wrote:
Congrats!!! We are very proud of you for a well deserved honour and award. 

Sent from my iPhone 

On Nov 29, 2016, at 3:40 AM, Ademola Dasylva <dasylvaus@gmail.com> wrote:

‎Dear Brother Tanure Ojaide, congratulations on this occasion of a well-deserved honor! May you go from strength to strength, and enjoy sound health as you continue to serve humanity through your creative and critical works. 

Ademola O. Dasylva.‎

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
From: Akin Ogundiran
Sent: Tuesday, 29 November 2016 01:00
To: usaafricadialogue
Subject: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Dr. Tanure Ojaide to receive Nigeria's Highest Academic Honor

Dear Colleagues,


I am very pleased to share with you that Dr. Tanure Ojaide has been named the recipient of this year's Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), in the Humanities category. President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the investiture ceremony in Abuja, the country's capital, on December 1st.

 

Established by Act 53 of 1979, the Nigerian National Order of Merit is the highest academic honor in Africa's most populous country. The award is conferred annually on the most deserving scholar and intellectual who has made outstanding and ethical contributions to national and global attainments in one of these areas of scholarly endeavor: humanities, sciences, engineering, and medicine.

 

The Nigerian National Order of Merit award comes with a substantial cash prize, a medal and certificate of honor, and the right to use NNOM after the name of the recipient. 

 

Dr. Ojaide is a graduate of the University of Ibadan and Syracuse University. Since joining the UNC Charlotte faculty rank in 1990, he has authored more than 30 books, and has won more than a dozen book prizes and accolades including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Cadbury Poetry Prize, and the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Award. He received UNC Charlotte's First Citizens Bank Scholar Medal Award in 2005, and was named the Frank Porter Graham Professor of Africana Studies in 2006. Early this year, he received the African Literature Association's Fonlon-Nichols Award in recognition of his scholarly contributions to democratic ideals, humanistic values, and literary excellence in Africa. 

 

Please join me in congratulating our friend and colleague, Dr. Tanure Ojaide, NNOM, for this latest career honor. 


AO

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Akin Ogundiran | Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology & History 

Chair, Department of Africana Studies

UNC Charlotte | Garinger 113

9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223

Phone: 704-687-5162 | Fax: 704-687-1682

ogundiran@uncc.edu http://www.africana.uncc.edu

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Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic (Indiana University Press, 2014). A 2015 Choice magazine Outstanding Academic Title 

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USA Africa Dialogue Series - Article: Nigeria And 2016 World Day Of Remembrance For Road Crash Victims

By Chude Ojugbana
 
Truly, life has its special way of producing reasonable and unreasonable coincidences or even a mix of both, depending on how one's lenses are polarized.  Specifically, about a week before the November, 20th commemoration of 2016 World Day of Remembrance, WDR for road crash victims, as the Management of Nigeria's lead agency on road safety, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC was busy effectively co-ordinating activities in respect of annual memorials for road crash victims and drawing public attention to the huge preventable road deaths, suddenly, a worrisome headline appeared in many Nigerian newspapers "Missing Nigerian Journalist Found Dead".  According to a major online media, Sahara Reporters, "Mr. Adeparusi left his Kugbo, Abuja apartment on his motorcycle at around 1:00 p.m on Sunday. After not returning home, Mr. Adeparusi's neighbours, friends and colleagues placed several calls to his mobile phone that went unanswered. His employers, Naij.com noted that this was unusual, as Mr. Adeparusi was a "very professional and clear-headed individual; not the kind of person to wander off." He was subsequently declared missing and found dead on Tuesday in an apparent motorcycle accident"...............



 
From chidi opara reports

chidi opara reports is published as a social service by PublicInformationProjects

Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Dr. Tanure Ojaide to receive Nigeria’s Highest Academic Honor

Congrats!!! We are very proud of you for a well deserved honour and award. 

Sent from my iPhone 

On Nov 29, 2016, at 3:40 AM, Ademola Dasylva <dasylvaus@gmail.com> wrote:

‎Dear Brother Tanure Ojaide, congratulations on this occasion of a well-deserved honor! May you go from strength to strength, and enjoy sound health as you continue to serve humanity through your creative and critical works. 

Ademola O. Dasylva.‎

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
From: Akin Ogundiran
Sent: Tuesday, 29 November 2016 01:00
To: usaafricadialogue
Subject: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Dr. Tanure Ojaide to receive Nigeria's Highest Academic Honor

Dear Colleagues,


I am very pleased to share with you that Dr. Tanure Ojaide has been named the recipient of this year's Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), in the Humanities category. President Muhammadu Buhari will preside over the investiture ceremony in Abuja, the country's capital, on December 1st.

 

Established by Act 53 of 1979, the Nigerian National Order of Merit is the highest academic honor in Africa's most populous country. The award is conferred annually on the most deserving scholar and intellectual who has made outstanding and ethical contributions to national and global attainments in one of these areas of scholarly endeavor: humanities, sciences, engineering, and medicine.

 

The Nigerian National Order of Merit award comes with a substantial cash prize, a medal and certificate of honor, and the right to use NNOM after the name of the recipient. 

 

Dr. Ojaide is a graduate of the University of Ibadan and Syracuse University. Since joining the UNC Charlotte faculty rank in 1990, he has authored more than 30 books, and has won more than a dozen book prizes and accolades including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Cadbury Poetry Prize, and the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Award. He received UNC Charlotte's First Citizens Bank Scholar Medal Award in 2005, and was named the Frank Porter Graham Professor of Africana Studies in 2006. Early this year, he received the African Literature Association's Fonlon-Nichols Award in recognition of his scholarly contributions to democratic ideals, humanistic values, and literary excellence in Africa. 

 

Please join me in congratulating our friend and colleague, Dr. Tanure Ojaide, NNOM, for this latest career honor. 


AO

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Akin Ogundiran | Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology & History 

Chair, Department of Africana Studies

UNC Charlotte | Garinger 113

9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223

Phone: 704-687-5162 | Fax: 704-687-1682

ogundiran@uncc.edu http://www.africana.uncc.edu

Africana Studies @ UNC Charlotte: 40+ Years of Transnational Education in a Global City

Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic (Indiana University Press, 2014). A 2015 Choice magazine Outstanding Academic Title 

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