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Composer of Nigeria’s National Anthem, Benedict Odiase, passes on

Pa Benedict Odiase – the composer of  Nigeria’s National Anthem,
has passed on.
 
He composed Arise O Compatriots” in May 1978.

 Mr Odiase died last night in his sleep.

Pa Odiase retired in 1992 as a Deputy Commissioner of Police
after being the Director of Music with the Nigeria Police Band.   May his soul rest in peace!

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