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Babafemi Ogundipe Nigeria politician and general

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Babafemi Ogundipe (6 September 1924 – 20 November 1971) was the de facto Vice President of Nigeria during Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi’s 1966 military government. He was born on September 6, 1924 to Yoruba parents from Ago-Iwoye, in present-day Ogun State in western Nigeria. He joined the Royal West African Frontier Force …

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Kam Selem Nigeria polilce officer

Kam Selem was a Nigerian policeman, who became Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, a post he held from 1966-1975 during the military rule of General Yakubu Gowon. At the time of the January 66 coup led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, Dikko Yusufu was acting Inspector General since the …

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Isa Yuguda Nigeria politician

Isa Yuguda Nigeria politician

Mallam Isa Yuguda was elected Governor of Bauchi State, Nigeria in April 2007 on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform. In April 2009 he changed allegiance from the ANPP to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Yaguda was reelected governor on 28 April 2011. BACKGROUND Isa Yuguda was an ethnic …

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Isa Mohammed Military Governor of Gongola State, Nigeria

Wing Commander (retired) Isa Mohammed was appointed Military Governor of Gongola State, Nigeria from December 1987 to December 1989 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. As governor, acting on instructions from Babangida’s second in command, Vice Admiral Augustus Aikhomu, he refused to confer the staff of office to …

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Ifeanyi Ararume Nigeria politician

Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume Nigeria politician

Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume was elected Senator for the Imo North (Okigwe) constituency of Imo State, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He took office on 29 May 1999. He was reelected in April 2003. After taking his seat in …

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Idris Legbo Kutigi Nigeria judge

Idris Legbo Kutigi

Idris Legbo Kutigi (born December 31, 1939) is a Nigerian lawyer and judge. He was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria from January 30, 2007 until 30 December 2009. EDUCATION Born in Kutigi, North-Western State (now located in the Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State), Kutigi …

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Idris Abubakar Nigeria Senator for Gombe South

Idris Abubakar (1955–2002) was elected Senator for the Gombe South constituency of Gombe State, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the All People’s Party (APP) platform. He took office on 29 May 1999. LIFE Abubakar was born on 13 November 1955 in Gombe State. He …

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Ibrahim Musa Member of the Senate of Nigeria

Ibrahim Musa is a Nigerian lawyer who was elected Senator for the Niger North constituency of Niger State, Nigeria in the April 2011 national elections. BACKGROUND Musa practiced as a lawyer for 17 years. While practicing, he was a member of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). When the CPC emerged, …

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Ibrahim M. Ida Nigeria politician

Ibrahim M. Ida (born 15 January 1949) was elected Senator for Katsina Central constituency of Katsina State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Ida obtained an AIB, London (1977), an MSc in Banking & Finance, University of Ibadan (1983) …

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Henry Townsend British missionary

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Henry Townsend (1815–1886) was an Anglican missionary in Nigeria. Ordained in England in 1842, Townsend set off for Sierra Leone, landing there that same year. After working there only a few months, he was transferred to the Yoruba mission. From 1846 to 1867, he based his mission in Abeokuta. Thomas …

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