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.
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