Ahmed Yahaya – Joe
“According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, to “plagiarize” means:
• to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own
• to use (another’s production) without crediting the source
• to commit literary theft
• to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else’s work and lying about it afterward.”
Is the 51-carat diamond in Forbes a work of art or a photograph of an existing gemstone? “Using an image, video or piece of music in a work you have produced without receiving proper permission or providing appropriate citation is plagiarism.”
The Nigeria @ 60 logo is a conscientious attempt at rebranding Nigeria. It is however inspired by an existing 51-carat diamond stone no different from the composition of the FESTAC logo.
As Nigerians we are naturally cynical and always rejectionist. We have made excoriating any government of the day a national pastime. This is because of the entrenched lack of trust between leaders and the led. Somehow every Nigerian leader starts with enormous goodwill only to fritter it along the way. The million Naira question is what is the way forward?
Even as an opposition element, I stand with the Nigeria @60 logo for what it represents and genuinely aspires to achieve for us as a nation. For me it is bigger than the current administration!
The big picture is what really matters!