Special Report | 21 May 2013 13:30 CET

Live photos from the on-going

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The burial rites of Nigeria's literary icon, Chinua Achebe, began with the arrival of his body at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja this morning.

The rites will climax with his interment on Thursday, in his hometown, Ogidi, Anambra state.

Gov Peter Obi was responsible for chattering the Overland Airline that is conveying the corpse

Additional photo credit: Saharareporters

The corpse is right now being loaded into an Overland Airland Jet, en route Enugu
Akata dike fulu tinye isi na ofia – Culture on display at the Airport reception
Service of Songs at the airport is over. An Igbo traditional dance group is performing outside the venue while guests take a light refreshment, getting ready to head for the National Assembly, in the heart of the city.
Meanwhile, Achebe's body has been laid back in the conveying car.
Achebe's body arrives Abuja
Brief service ongoing at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

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