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Being the owner of two Universities and a plan to own 5 more was of little help to Pastor David Oyedepo as he read out a satire which claims President Muhammadu Buhari has a body double named Jubril from Sudan, thinking it was an actual News report. 

Speaking to about 50,000 of his members, Oyedepo referred to a piece by “one Olatunji Dare” published in The Nation Newspaper of Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Among the claims made in the said piece, according to Oyedepo, includes that President Buhari had died in the UK in 2017, and the Cabal in Aso Rock brought in a double from Sudan and made him President. 

The Pastor went ahead to read the piece as saying that the family of Jubril, upon knowing the weight of the issue, came to Abuja to demand power-sharing arrangement and 50% of Nigeria’s revenue for 10 years. 

The “One Olatunji Dare” is actually Professor Emeritus Olatunji Dare. A scholar, author, satirist, famous columnist and former Chairman of the Guardian Editorial Board, who is now an Editorial Adviser to The Nations Newspaper and write a column titled “At Home Abroad” every Tuesday.

For 19 years Professor Dare taught Journalism and International Communications at Bradley University and is the recipient of multiple awards including Lious Lyons Prize for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. 

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Award-winning Nigerian-American fantasy author, Tomi Adeyemi, has apologized to veteran writer Nora Roberts after claiming the latter tried to profit from her work. While Ms. Adeyemi says she now knows “the titles were written in isolation” and that Roberts did not know about her book before choosing her title, there is still the small concern as to if the 25 years old writer understands plagiarism as she should. Or if she was talking of just the name of the Book.

On Tuesday, November 27, Adeyemi tweeted about her displeasure over what she called an attempt to profit from her Book “Children of Blood and Bones”. Roberts’ book, which Adeyemi found too similar to hers, is titled “Of Blood and Bones”

“it would be nice if an artist could create something special without another artist trying to shamelessly profit off it” She wrote.

The backlash that came after this was perhaps unprecedented. For context on why many felt irritated by the public accusation, this is Adeyemi’s first book which she plans to come in 3 parts. On the other hand, Nora Roberts is a veteran in the same genre Adeyemi writes on. With over 225 novels, Roberts has a 30 years experience in writing Books and is 44 years older than Adeyemi.

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Adeyemi’s tweet, being accompanied by pictures of both Books, gave the impression that she was complaining about the similarities in the titles. In this light, the facts were against her. Not only are titles not copyrightable, had it been that one can, Adeyemi’s Book title could also have been said to have been stolen as there were books titled with…

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