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Azikiwe is a man of figure for Nigeria. He came from Ibo tribe and played a significant part in promoting its independence. He was born in 1904 and spent his early years of life in Zungeru. Later on he moved to Calabar and Lagos, where he went on with education. After graduating from the Lagos Methodist School, Azikiwe moved to USA. There Nnamdi got several master degrees from Howard and Lincoln Universities. The first one was in Religion and the second one in Anthropology.

His next stop in life was Ghana. He moved there from the United States to work in the local newspaper. It was called the African Morning Post. He has taken a stand for national dignity and freedom. Eventually he even mentored future Ghana president Kwame Nkrumah. His return to Nigeria took place in 1937.

Back at that time Azikiwe founded several politically oriented newspapers and joined Nigerian Youth Movement. Seven years later he has founded NCNC (National Council of Nigeria and Cameroons). This Council has become widely popular with this native Ibo tribe. The first election he won was to the Nigerian Legislative Council. Later on he became the Eastern region premier and occupied that position for 5 years (1954-1959).

Right before the independence of Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe participated in the elections of 1959. In 1960 he took the position of Governor General and eventually in 1963 became the first president of independent Nigeria. He held this position for three years and then got removed from power through a military coup.

In the late 60ss he was actively supporting nascent republic. However, when he realized that this war cannot be won, he turned back to supporting Nigeria. Two more times he attempted to become the president (in 1978 and 1983), but failed. The coup of 1983 made him quit the career in politics. Still, before that in 1980 Nigeria honored its first president by titling him the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic. Nnamdi Azikiwe passed away in 1996 at the age of 92.

His legacy might be somewhat controversial. However, his high level of education and strife for independence set great example for people in his country. Today you can find Nnamdi Azikiwe University called after his name. It is located in Anambra, Nigeria. It carries knowledge and high ideals to the young generation of Nigerians. So, the name of the first Nigeria president still stands for culture, education and honor.

Top 4 Facts About Nnamdi Azikiwe

Top 4 Facts About Nnamdi Azikiwe

Top 4 Facts About Nnamdi Azikiwe
Meet the lady mechanics of Abuja who run garages, have no time for your stereotypes (photos, video)

Meet the lady mechanics of Abuja who run garages, have no time for your stereotypes (photos, video)

Many girls are often discouraged from taking up jobs that appear "dirty" and back-breaking but not these girls. They are lady mechanics and proud to be.

Meet the lady mechanics of Abuja who run garages, have no time for your stereotypes (photos, video)
OMG! See the big python killed by Agric students in Unizik during farm work (photos)

OMG! See the big python killed by Agric students in Unizik during farm work (photos)

Some students of Nnamdi Azikiwe university have shown how brave they are by killing a big python during farm work. The agric students are really strong.

OMG! See the big python killed by Agric students in Unizik during farm work (photos)
Yanzu-yanzu: Wani Ministan Buhari zai yi murabus

Yanzu-yanzu: Wani Ministan Buhari zai yi murabus

Hadi Sirika Ministan sufurin jiragen sama yace yana iya ajiye aiki idan ba a gama gyaran hanyar jirgin Abuja ba bayan ya dauki alkawari na mako shida.

Yanzu-yanzu: Wani Ministan Buhari zai yi murabus
7 original photos of people on the naira notes (The 10 naira note is amazing)

7 original photos of people on the naira notes (The 10 naira note is amazing)

The naira note is a tapestry of pictures that represent the things and people we are most proud of as Nigerians. Here are some original photos of the people.

7 original photos of people on the naira notes (The 10 naira note is amazing)
Meet beautiful lady who is the first to graduate with a FIRST CLASS from Engineering from UNIZIK (photos)

Meet beautiful lady who is the first to graduate with a FIRST CLASS from Engineering from UNIZIK (photos)

A lady has defied the odds to become the first to graduate with a first class grade from the Engineering department of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Meet beautiful lady who is the first to graduate with a FIRST CLASS from Engineering from UNIZIK (photos)
Haha! US-based Nigerian man receives the shock of his life after he stormed UNIZIK to fight his girlfriend's lover (photos)

Haha! US-based Nigerian man receives the shock of his life after he stormed UNIZIK to fight his girlfriend's lover (photos)

A US-based Nigerian man who recently returned to the country has been humiliated and disgraced at UNIZIK after storming the school to fight for his girlfriend.

Haha! US-based Nigerian man receives the shock of his life after he stormed UNIZIK to fight his girlfriend's lover (photos)
Gwamnatin tarayya ta sanar da rufe filin jirgin Abuja

Gwamnatin tarayya ta sanar da rufe filin jirgin Abuja

Gwamnatin tarayya ta sanar da rufe filin jirgin sama na Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, babban birnin tarayya, daga karfe 12 na tsakar daren ranar Laraba.

Gwamnatin tarayya ta sanar da rufe filin jirgin Abuja
Sad! Female university student went to smoke this in aboki's room and this happens (photos)

Sad! Female university student went to smoke this in aboki's room and this happens (photos)

A 400 level female student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), was on Friday, March 3, found lifeless in the room of a security man in her hostel.

Sad! Female university student went to smoke this in aboki's room and this happens (photos)
Abuja airport closure: FG names 8 emergency centres, 10 agencies responsible in case of accidents (SEE LIST)

Abuja airport closure: FG names 8 emergency centres, 10 agencies responsible in case of accidents (SEE LIST)

Following the Abuja airport closure, the federal government has listed eight emergency centres that will provide emergency medical services in case of accidents

Abuja airport closure: FG names 8 emergency centres, 10 agencies responsible in case of accidents (SEE LIST)
Foreign media mocks Abuja Airport runway

Foreign media mocks Abuja Airport runway

Influential global weekly magazine, The Economist has mocked the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja runaways as the airport is set to be closed for six weeks.

Foreign media mocks Abuja Airport runway
JUST IN: Abuja international airport turns death trap, damages foreign aircraft

JUST IN: Abuja international airport turns death trap, damages foreign aircraft

The minister, Rotimi Amaechi reportedly said the airport runway had been in existence for 34 years meaning that it had outlived its lifespan of 20 years.

JUST IN: Abuja international airport turns death trap, damages foreign aircraft
Rufe filin jirgin Abuja: Za’a girke motoci 500 da jiragen yansanda 3 a babban hanyar Kaduna zuwa Abuja

Rufe filin jirgin Abuja: Za’a girke motoci 500 da jiragen yansanda 3 a babban hanyar Kaduna zuwa Abuja

Hukumar yansandan Najeriya ta bayyana cewar zata karfafa tsaro a kan hanyar Abuja zuwa Kaduna saboda tabbatar da tsaro sakamakon rufe filin jirgin Abuja da za’a

Rufe filin jirgin Abuja: Za’a girke motoci 500 da jiragen yansanda 3 a babban hanyar Kaduna zuwa Abuja
Police to deploy 500 trucks, 3 choppers during Abuja airport closure

Police to deploy 500 trucks, 3 choppers during Abuja airport closure

The deputy inspector general of police Habila Joshak said the police vans will be spread throughout the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway to protect the travelers.

Police to deploy 500 trucks, 3 choppers during Abuja airport closure
2 years needed to fix Abuja airport if not shutdown - Julius Berger

2 years needed to fix Abuja airport if not shutdown - Julius Berger

On our end, we guarantee that within the 6 weeks, the repair work is done. This is subject to the fulfillment of the obligation of all stakeholders.

2 years needed to fix Abuja airport if not shutdown - Julius Berger
JUST IN: Nnamdi Azikiwe's son gets political appointment

JUST IN: Nnamdi Azikiwe's son gets political appointment

Enugu state gov­ernor, Mr Ifeanyi Ug­wuanyi, has appointed Late Nnamdi Azikiwe's son, Mr Uwakwe Ukuta Azikiwe as his special adviser on special duties.

JUST IN: Nnamdi Azikiwe's son gets political appointment
Senate summons Fashola, Amaechi, Sirika over planned Abuja airport closure

Senate summons Fashola, Amaechi, Sirika over planned Abuja airport closure

The senate has summoned transport minister Rotimi Amaechi to appear before it to explain the planned closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport in Abuja.

Senate summons Fashola, Amaechi, Sirika over planned Abuja airport closure
TENSION as Nnamdi Kanu’s secret trial begins today

TENSION as Nnamdi Kanu’s secret trial begins today

Kanu in an outburst said President Muhammadu Buhari had accused him in the public and so he he would not be subjected to a secret trial as ordered by the court.

TENSION as Nnamdi Kanu’s secret trial begins today
FG in dilemma as airlines kick against Abuja Airport closure

FG in dilemma as airlines kick against Abuja Airport closure

The federal government is facing a herculean task convincing local and foreign airline operators to temporarily move to the Kaduna International Airport.

FG in dilemma as airlines kick against Abuja Airport closure
Closure of Abuja airport postponed, new date given

Closure of Abuja airport postponed, new date given

The airport was earlier scheduled to be closed for six weeks between February and March. No reason was given for the new change of date and the reason why.

Closure of Abuja airport postponed, new date given
Big trouble! British Airways set to strike as Abuja airport shuts down

Big trouble! British Airways set to strike as Abuja airport shuts down

British Airways cabin crew has decided to embark on a 48-hour strike from January 10, 2017. The strike action is as a result of an ongoing pay dispute.

Big trouble! British Airways set to strike as Abuja airport shuts down
Foreign airlines to stop flying into Northern Nigeria due to Abuja airport closure

Foreign airlines to stop flying into Northern Nigeria due to Abuja airport closure

Concerned stakeholders have faulted the alternative provisions for the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport runway, Abuja for six weeks.

Foreign airlines to stop flying into Northern Nigeria due to Abuja airport closure
Economic recession: Ex-Governor Peter Obi counters Buhari

Economic recession: Ex-Governor Peter Obi counters Buhari

Despite the repeated assurance by President Muhamadu Buhari that the economic recession currently plaguing the country would soon be over, a former governor of

Economic recession: Ex-Governor Peter Obi counters Buhari
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