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Margaret Ekpo Nigeria politician

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Margaret Ekpo (1914–2006) was a Nigerian women’s rights activist and social mobilizer who was a pioneering female politician in the country’s First Republic and a leading member of a class of traditional Nigerian women activists, many of whom rallied women beyond notions of ethnic solidarity. She played major roles as …

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Peter Akinola Anglican Primate of the Church of Nigeria

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Peter Jasper Akinola (born 27 January 1944, in Abeokuta) is the former Anglican Primate of the Church of Nigeria. He is also the former Bishop of Abuja (Nigeria’s capital) and Archbishop of Province III, which covered the northern and central parts of the country. When the division into ecclesiastical provinces …

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Issoufou Saidou-Djermakoye Nigeria politician

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Issoufou Saidou-Djermakoye (born July 10, 1920 in Dosso, Niger, and died June 30, 2000 in Paris) was a politician from Niger who was elected to the French Senate in 1958. He was later United Nations Under-Secretary-General in charge of the Department of Political Affairs, Trusteeship and Decolonization.

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Matthew Hassan Kukah Nigeria bishop

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Matthew Hassan Kukah (born 31 August 1952 in Kulu, Nigeria) is the current Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto. EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Bishop Kukah was born on August 31, 1952 in Anchuna, Ikulu Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State. Kukah received his primary …

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Callistus Valentine Onaga Roman Catholic bishop

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Callistus Valentine Onaga, D.D., (September 29, 1958) is the fifth Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Enugu. EARLY LIFE AND PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS Callistus Valentine Onaga is the fifth child of Vincent and Victoria Onaga. His mother was the daughter of Tribal Chief Chukwuani of Ozalla Nkanu. Onaga attended St …

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Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze American philosopher

Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze (18 January 1963 – 30 December 2007) was a Nigerian-born American philosopher. Eze was a specialist in postcolonial philosophy. He wrote as well as edited influential postcolonial histories of philosophy in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Influences in his own work include Paulin Hountondji, Richard Rorty, David …

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Aïchatou Boulama Kané Nigeria politician

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Aichatou Boulama Kané (born 24 April 1955) is a Nigerien politician. She served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger from 2015 to 2016 and has been Minister of Planning since 2016. BIOGRAPHY Kané was born on 24 April 1955 in Keita, Niger. She was the eldest daughter of 16. …

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Diepreye Alamieyeseigha Governor of Bayelsa State

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha Governor of Bayelsa State

Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha (“DSP”) (16 November 1952 – 10 October 2015) was a Nigerian politician who was Governor of Bayelsa State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 9 December 2005. BACKGROUND Diepreye Alamieyeseigha was born on 16 November 1952 in Amassoma, Ogboin North Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. …

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