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Friday, 14 June 2013
Nigeria's National Anthem Composer, Pa Ben Odiase is Dead
Pa Benedict Elise Odiase The composer of Nigeria’s Current National Anthem, is dead, reports have it that he died Wednesday morning while sleeping at his Oregun home in Ikeja, Lagos, He composed the anthem while he was the director of music of the Nigerian Police band, in May 1978. He retired in 1992 as a Deputy Commissioner of Police.