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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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Victor Adibe Chikwe Roman Catholic bishop

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Victor Adibe Chikwe (June 24, 1938 – September 16, 2010) was the Nigerian Roman Catholic prelate who served as the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ahiara from his appointment on November 18, 1987, until his death on September 16, 2010. He was formally ordained bishop on January …

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John Onaiyekan Catholic Nigeria bishop

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John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (born 29 January 1944) is a Nigerian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He has been Archbishop of Abuja since 1994 and was made a Cardinal in 2012. He has served as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria …

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Mano Dayak Nigeria politician

Mano Dayak Nigeria politician

Mano Dayak was a Tuareg freedom fighter, leader, and negotiator. He led the Tuareg Rebellion in Ténéré region, northern Niger during the 1990s. He was born in Tiden valley in the Aïr Mountains (not far from Agadez) in 1949. He died in a plane crash in 1995, causing some speculation …

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Rotimi Adebari Nigeria Politician

Rotimi Adebari Nigeria Politician

Rotimi Adebari (born 1964 in Okeodan, Ogun State) is a Nigerian-born Irish politician. He was elected as the first black mayor in Ireland. A convert from Islam to Christianity, he fled Nigeria in 2000, and made a claim for asylum on the grounds of religious persecution. His application was rejected …

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Angela Colley Gambia Nigeria politician

Angela Colley Gambia Nigeria politician

Angela Bernadette Colley (born November 13, 1964) is the Gambian High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She is a former Secretary of State for Tourism and Culture. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and worked in the teaching profession for 17 years before joining the Gambian cabinet …

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Jeremiah Useni Nigeria politician

Jeremiah Useni Nigeria politician

Jeremiah Timbut Useni (born February 16, 1943) was a Lt. General in the Nigerian Army and Minister responsible for the administration of the Abuja Federal Capital Territory under the Sani Abacha military junta. He came from Plateau State. He served Nigeria in various capacities such as Minister for Transport and …

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Djibo Bakary Nigeria politician

Djibo Bakary (1922–1998) was a socialist politician and important figure in the independence movement of Niger. Bakary was the first Nigerien to hold local executive power since the beginning of French colonialism. From 20 May 1957 to 14 December 1958, Bakary held the position of Vice President of the Council …

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Anthony Sanusi Catholic Nigeria bishop

Anthony Saliu Sanusi (January 2, 1911 – December 8, 2009) was a Nigerian Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. Anthony Sanusi born in Iperu, Nigeria in 1911. Ordained a priest on December 17, 1944 in Lagos, Nigeria. He was Appointed bishop of new created diocese of Ijebu-Ode on May 29, …

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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Nigeria politician

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Nigeria politician

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, KBE (December 1912 – 15 January 1966) was a Nigerian politician, and the first prime minister of an independent Nigeria. EARLY LIFE AND CAREER Abubakar Balewa was born late in 1912 in Bauchi, the son of a district head in the Bauchi divisional district of Lere. …

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