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Nigerian Leadership in Pictures. Cambridge University Nigeria Society 2009. Quick facts about Nigeria. - Bordered by Chad, Cameroon, Benin, and Niger Has 36 states and FCT Abuja Has 774 local government councils Official language: English Civil war: 1967 - 1970.

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nigerian leadership in pictures

Nigerian Leadership in Pictures

Cambridge University Nigeria Society

2009

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Quick facts about Nigeria

  • - Bordered by Chad, Cameroon, Benin,
  • and Niger
  • Has 36 states and FCT Abuja
  • Has 774 local government councils
  • Official language: English
  • Civil war: 1967 - 1970
  • Gained independence from Britain in 1960
  • Largest population in Africa (~150 million)
  • Largest diversity of cultures, cities and terrain
  • Land area, approximately 924,000 sq km
  • Geographic location: West Africa
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More facts about Nigeria

- Has over 250 ethnic groups,

Major: Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo

- Religions: Islam, Christianity,

Traditional beliefs

- Natural resources: Crude oil,

Natural gas, Tin, Columbite, Iron

ore, Coal, Limestone, bitumen, etc

- Economic mainstay: Petroleum

- Agriculture: Cocoa, Rubber, Palm

oil, Groundnut, Cassava, Yam,

Rice, Maize, Cotton, Sorghum,

Potatoes, Sugar cane, fruits, etc

  • - Legal system: English Common law, Islamic law and traditional customs
  • Government: Democracy, Presidential System of Government
  • Legislature: Bicameral National Assembly, comprising a Senate – 109 Members;
  • House of Representatives – 360 Members
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Leaders of the

Federal Republic of

Nigeria

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Nnamdi Azikiwe

Governor General (1960 – 1963)

President (1963 – 1966)

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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Prime Minister (1960 – 1966)

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J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi

Head of State (Jan – July 1966)

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Yakubu Gowon

Head of State (1966 - 1975)

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Murtala Mohammed

Head of State (1975 - 1976)

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Olusegun Obasanjo

Head of State (1976 - 1979)

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Shehu Shagari

President (1979 - 1983)

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Muhammadu Buhari

Head of State (1983 - 1985)

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Ibrahim Babangida

Head of State (1985 - 1993)

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Ernest Shonekan

Head of Interim National Govt.

(Aug – Nov 1993)

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Sani Abacha

Head of State (1993 - 1998)

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Abdusalam Abubakar

Head of State (1998 - 1999)

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Olusegun Obasanjo

President (1999 - 2007)

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Umaru Musa Yar’Adua

President (2007 till Date)

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Notable

Regional

Leaders

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Ahmadu Bello

Premier, Northern region of Nigeria

1954 – 1966

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Obafemi Awolowo

Premier, Western region of Nigeria

1954 – 1959

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Michael Okpara

Premier, Eastern region of Nigeria

1959 – 1966

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Dennis Osadebe

Premier, Mid-Western region of Nigeria

1964 – 1966

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‘Biafran Warlord’

Chukwuemeka Ojukwu

Military Governor, Eastern region of Nigeria

1966 – 1967

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Cambridge Minds

from Nigeria

Some notable Cambridge Alumni

and short term Fellows who

were/are leaders in their fields

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One of the first two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN, 1975)

Reference point in Law in Nigeria

Nicknamed: ‘Timi the Law’

Fredrick Rotimi Alade Williams

BA (1942, Selwyn College)

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First Nigerian to gain

a PhD in Mathematics

‘Mathematics in Nigeria is

synonymous with Chike Obi’

Sigvard Ecklund Prize, 1986

International centre for Theoretical Physics

Chike Obi

PhD (1950, Pembroke College)

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Alexander Animalu

Held Positions

at MIT & Stanford

NNOM, 2000 (Science)

Theoretical Physicist

PhD (1965, Cavendish Lab)

Thesis cited over 729 times

Alexander Animalu & James Ezeilo

Emeritus Professors

James Ezeilo

One of Nigeria’s foremost Mathematicians

PhD Mathematics

(1959, Queen's College)

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Nigerian National Order of Merit

NNOM, 1992 (Science)

Anya O. Anya

PhD (1965, St John’s College)

Renowned scholar of Zoology

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Renowned scholar of International law

Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Itse Sagay

PhD (1970, King’s College)

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Renowned NASA Scientist in Hydrologic remote sensing

NASA Exceptional Service Medal

(1985)

Eni Njoku

BA (1972, Natural Sci./Electrical Sciences)

Held Visiting Professorship at the MIT

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First and only Nigerian

Nobel laureate (Literature, 1986)

NNOM, 2008 (Humanities)

Wole Soyinka

Overseas Fellow, Churchill College

1973 - 1974

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One of the technocrats who negotiated Nigeria’s debt relief, especially that of the Paris Club of Creditors

Mansur Mukhtar

MPhil (1983, Economics)

Formerly Economist and Team leader at the World Bank

Currently Minister of Finance

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Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Wale Babalakin

PhD (1986)

Renowned Commercial Lawyer

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Ayo Bamgbose

Emeritus Professor

NNOM, 1990

Linguistics

Fellow & Life Member, Clare Hall

1987 - 1988

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Winston Soboyejo

PhD (1988, Churchill College)

Currently Professor at Princeton University

One of the World’s leading Material Scientists

Over 300 peer reviewed publications

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Patron

Cambridge University

Nigeria Society

Konyin Ajayi

PhD (1990, Selwyn College)

Leading Corporate & Commercial Lawyer

Senior Advocate of Nigeria

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First Female Director of the Anglo-Dutch Oil giant, Shell, in Nigeria (appointed 2006)

Diezani Alison-Madueke

MBA (2003, Judge Business School)

Former Minister of Transport

Currently Minister of Solid Minerals, Mines & Steel

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Compiled by Reginald Kogbara

PhD Scholar in Engineering

Fitzwilliam College