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Kwasi Wiredu Ghanian philosopher

Kwasi Wiredu Ghanian philosopher

Kwasi Wiredu (born 3 October 1931) is one of the foremost African philosophers working today. BIOGRAPHY Wiredu was born in Kumasi, Gold Coast (present-day Ghana), in 1931, and attended Adisadel College from 1948 to 1952. It was during this period that he discovered philosophy, through Plato (which weaned him from …

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Akanu Ibiam Nigeria politician

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Sir Francis Akanu Ibiam KCMG KBE (29 November 1906 – 1 July 1995) was a distinguished medical missionary who was appointed Governor of Eastern Region, Nigeria from December 1960 until January 1966 during the Nigerian First Republic. From 1919 to 1951, he was known as Francis Ibiam, and from 1951 …

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Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi Nigeria soldier

Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi Nigeria soldier

Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi (3 March 1924 – 29 July 1966) was a senior Nigerian military officer and second Nigerian Head of State. He seized power in the ensuing chaos following the 15 January 1966 military coup, serving as the Nigerian Head of State from 16 January 1966 …

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Victor Ndoma-Egba Nigeria politician

Victor Ndoma-Egba Nigeria politician

Victor Ndoma-Egba (born 8 March 1956) is a Nigerian politician (of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and currently Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He was a three-term Senator, representing Cross River Central of Cross River State in the Nigerian Senate from 2003 to 2015. BACKGROUND Victor …

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Joshua Madaki Nigeria politician

Major General (retired) Joshua Mamman Madaki (1947–2003) was Governor of Bauchi State, Nigeria from December 1987 to August 1990 and then of Plateau State from August 1990 to January 1992 during the military regime of Major General Ibrahim Babangida. BACKGROUND Joshua Mamman Madaki was born on 6 July 1947 in …

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Yakubu Gowon Nigeria politician and general

Yakubu Gowon Nigeria politician and general

General Yakubu “Jack” Dan-Yumma Gowon (born 19 October 1934) is the former head of state (Head of the Federal Military Government) of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He took power after one military coup d’état and was overthrown in another. During his rule, the Nigerian government successfully prevented Biafran secession …

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Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria politician and general

General Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s Head of State from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup …

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Mahamane Ousmane Nigeria President

Mahamane Ousmane Nigeria President

Mahamane Ousmane (born January 20, 1950) is a Nigerien politician. He was the first democratically elected and fourth President of Niger, serving from 16 April 1993 until his ouster in a military coup d’état on 27 January 1996. He has continued to run for president in each election since his …

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Samuel Akintola Nigeria politician

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Samuel Ládòkè Akíntọ́lá or “S.L.A.”(July 6, 1910 – January 15, 1966) was a Nigerian politician, lawyer, aristocrat and orator who was born in Ogbomosho, of the then Western Region. In addition to serving as one of the founding fathers of modern Nigeria, he was also elevated to the position of …

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