International Book Fair,
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Post: P.M.B 21068 Ikeja.
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ON THE NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2004
third edition of the Nigeria International Book Fair, NIBF 2004,
was held between Thursday 6th and Monday 10th May, 2004. The venue
was the Multi-Purpose Halls of the University of Lagos. The theme
of the NIBF 2004 was Book Trade Across Boundaries. The 5-day event
featured book exhibition and trade, with nine foreign and fifty-six
local exhibitors, making a total of sixty-five (65) exhibitors.
The NIBF 2004 started by 11:00am on Thursday 6th May, 2004 with
an International Conference on the theme "Book Trade Across
Boundaries". The Keynote Address was presented by Mr. Dirk
Koehler, Publisher of the World Bank. The Special Guest of Honour
was one of Nigeria's foremost jurists, Hon. Justice Kayode Eso while
the Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji A. A. Ibrahim (Chairman, Senate
Committee on Education) was represented by Senator Badamosi Maccido.
This workshop, with the theme "Copy, BUT Copy Right" was
organised by the Reproductive Rights Organisaton of Nigeria (REPRONIG).
Dignitaries and Speakers at the one-day workshop which was held
on Friday, 7th May, 2004 included Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu, Nigeria's
Minister of Culture and Tourism, Professor E.S. Uwauche, Director-General
of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Otunba O.M. Lawal-Solarin.
The Children's Programme for the NIBF 2004 was in two forms:
- The 3-Day
Children's Reading and Writing Promotion Programme sponsored
by the ETF.
- The British
Council/NIBF Reading and Writing Competition final.
The NIBF 2004 Writers Forum was held at the book fair venue on Friday
7th May 2004. The Morning Session featured paper presentation with
ANA President, Professor Olu Obafemi, leading with a paper titled
The Role of Books and Culture in National Development.
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