Balewa, Abubakar

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Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1966 AD, at 54 years of age.

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.

 

 

 

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