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Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Nigeria Flight 253 bomber

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Nigeria Flight 253 bomber

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (Arabic: عمر فاروق عبد المطلب ; also known as Umar Abdul Mutallab and Omar Farooq al-Nigeri; born December 22, 1986) popularly referred to as the “Underwear Bomber”, is a Nigerian man who, at the age of 23, confessed to and was convicted of attempting to detonate plastic …

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Camillus Archibong Etokudoh Nigeria catholic priest

Camillus Archibong Etokudoh (born 1949), is a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the third Bishop of Port Harcourt, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on 4 May 2009, to oversee the Diocese of Port Harcourt. BIOGRAPHY Born in Ikot Uko Etor in Essien Udim local government area of …

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Emeka Anyaoku Nigeria chief and diplomat

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Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCVO, CFR, CON (born 18 January 1933) is a Nigerian politician of Igbo descent. He was the third Commonwealth Secretary-General. Born in Obosi, Anyaoku was educated at Merchants of Light School, Oba, and attended the University College of Ibadan, then a college of the University of London, …

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Obafemi Awolowo Nigeria politician

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Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo, GCFR (Yoruba: Ọbáfẹ́mi Awólọ́wọ̀; 6 March 1909 – 9 May 1987), was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria’s independence movement, the First and Second Republics and the Civil War. He is most notable as the outstanding first premier of …

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Benson Idahosa Nigeria television evangelist

Benson Idahosa Nigeria television evangelist

Benson Andrew Idahosa (11 September 1938 – 12 March 1998) affectionately called PAPA or BABA by his followers, was a Charismatic Pentecostal preacher, and founder of the Church of God Mission International with headquarters in Benin City, Edo State. As the first Pentecostal archbishop in Nigeria, he was renowned for …

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Herbert Macaulay Nigeria politician

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Olayinka Herbert Samuel Heelas Badmus Macaulay (14 November 1864 – 7 May 1946) was a Nigerian nationalist, politician, engineer, architect, journalist, and musician and is considered by many Nigerians as the founder of Nigerian nationalism. EARLY YEARS AND EDUCATION Herbert Macaulay was born in Broad St., Lagos on 14 November …

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Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki Nigeria politician

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Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki (born September 24, 1951) was Prime Minister of Niger from November 27, 1997, to January 3, 2000. FOURTH REPUBLIC Under President Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, who seized power in a January 1996 coup, Mayaki was named Deputy Minister for Cooperation, under the Minister of Foreign Affairs, André Salifou, …

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Seyni Oumarou Nigeria Prime Minister

Seyni Oumarou Nigeria Prime Minister

Seyni Oumarou (born August 9, 1951) is a Nigerien politician who was Prime Minister of Niger from June 2007 to September 2009 and President of the National Assembly of Niger from November 2009 to February 2010. He is from the west of the country and is a member of the …

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Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi Nigeria theologian

Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi Nigeria theologian

Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi (born in Aguleri, Anambra State, Nigeria in September 1903 – died in Leicester, England, 24 January 1964) was an Igbo Nigerian ordained a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria on 19 December 1937. He worked in the parishes of Nnewi, Dunukofia, Akpu/Ajalli …

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