1912 – Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was born in Nigeria.
1944-1946 – He was educated in London University.
1952 – Entered the government as Minister of Works.
1957 – He was elected Prime Minister.
1964 – Balewa was re-elected as Prime Minister.
1966 – Overthrown and killed in a military coup on 15th of January and was buried in Bauchi.
The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi is named in his honour.