Nnamdi Azikiwe

Politician

1904 – 1996

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Who was Nnamdi Azikiwe?

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, usually referred to as Nnamdi Azikiwe and popularly known as "Zik", was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism. He was head of state of Nigeria from 1960 to 1966, serving as the second and last Governor-General from 1960 to 1963 and the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966, holding the presidency throughout the Nigerian First Republic.

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Born
Nov 16, 1904
Northern Nigeria Protectorate
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Nigeria
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Lincoln University
    Political Science
    ( - 1930)
  • Master's Degree, University of Pennsylvania
    Political Science
    ( - 1933)
  • Howard University
  • Storer College
  • Hope Waddell Training Institution
Lived in
  • Niger State
Died
May 11, 1996
Enugu

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