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Azikiwe, Benjamin Nnamdi (Zik)

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Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: Nigerian
Categories: Presidents

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1904 - Azikiwe was born in Zungeru, Nigeria on the 16th of November.

 

1930 - Attended Storer College, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia but he transferred and graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

 

1934 - Founded the newspaper "The African Morning Post".

 

1946 - He is the co-founder and president of National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons.

 

1954-1959 - Became the first Premier of Eastern Nigeria.

 

1960-1963 - He was the last Governor-General of Nigeria.

 

1963-1966 - Became the first and only ceremonial President of Nigeria. He was overthrown by a military coup on January 15, 1966.

 

1967-1970 - He was appointed as spokesman for the nascent republic and an adviser to its leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.

 

1972-1976 - He became the Chancellor of Lagos University.

 

1978 - Became a member of the Nigerian People's Party.

 

1996 - He died at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu on the 11th of May.


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