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Chief Emeka Anyaoku (Emeka)

Born: 1933 AD
Currently alive, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: Nigerian
Categories: Politician


1933 - Born on the 18th of January in Obosi, Nigeria.

1959 - Joined the Commonwealth Development Corporation.

1963 - He join Nigeria's diplomatic service and was posted to its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.

1966 - He joined the Commonwealth Secretariat as Assistant Director of International Affairs.

1977 - Commonwealth governments elected him Deputy Secretary-General.

1983 - Nigeria's civilian government appointed him Chief Anyaoku to become Nigeria's Foreign Minister.

1989 - He was elected the third Commonwealth Secretary-General.

1990 - He heads of all 19 communities of the Idemili Clan in his home state of Anambra accorded Chief Anyaoku a unique honour by investing him with the title of Ugwumba Idemili.


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