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Balewa, Abubakar

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1966 AD
Nationality: Nigerian
Categories: Politician

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.