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2004 Report


Nigeria International Book Fair,
Address: Literamed Building, Plot 45 Oregun Industrial Estate , Alausa Bus-Stop, Ikeja.
Post: P.M.B 21068 Ikeja.
Tel: 234-1- 4823402, 3451208, (0)803 402 6971

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The 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.
International Conference
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.
Copyright Workshop
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.

Children's Programme
The Children's Programme for the NIBF 2004 was in two forms:

  1. The 3-Day Children's Reading and Writing Promotion Programme sponsored by the ETF.
  2. The British Council/NIBF Reading and Writing Competition final.
Writers' Forum
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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