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  1. Nigerian Leadership in Pictures Cambridge University Nigeria Society 2009

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Leaders of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

  5. Nnamdi Azikiwe Governor General (1960 – 1963) President (1963 – 1966)

  6. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Prime Minister (1960 – 1966)

  7. J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi Head of State (Jan – July 1966)

  8. Yakubu Gowon Head of State (1966 - 1975)

  9. Murtala Mohammed Head of State (1975 - 1976)

  10. Olusegun Obasanjo Head of State (1976 - 1979)

  11. Shehu Shagari President (1979 - 1983)

  12. Muhammadu Buhari Head of State (1983 - 1985)

  13. Ibrahim Babangida Head of State (1985 - 1993)

  14. Ernest Shonekan Head of Interim National Govt. (Aug – Nov 1993)

  15. Sani Abacha Head of State (1993 - 1998)

  16. Abdusalam Abubakar Head of State (1998 - 1999)

  17. Olusegun Obasanjo President (1999 - 2007)

  18. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua President (2007 till Date)

  19. Notable Regional Leaders

  20. Ahmadu Bello Premier, Northern region of Nigeria 1954 – 1966

  21. Obafemi Awolowo Premier, Western region of Nigeria 1954 – 1959

  22. Michael Okpara Premier, Eastern region of Nigeria 1959 – 1966

  23. Dennis Osadebe Premier, Mid-Western region of Nigeria 1964 – 1966

  24. ‘Biafran Warlord’ Chukwuemeka Ojukwu Military Governor, Eastern region of Nigeria 1966 – 1967

  25. Cambridge Minds from Nigeria Some notable Cambridge Alumni and short term Fellows who were/are leaders in their fields

  26. 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)

  27. 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)

  28. 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)

  29. Nigerian National Order of Merit NNOM, 1992 (Science) Anya O. Anya PhD (1965, St John’s College) Renowned scholar of Zoology

  30. Renowned scholar of International law Senior Advocate of Nigeria Itse Sagay PhD (1970, King’s College)

  31. 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

  32. First and only Nigerian Nobel laureate (Literature, 1986) NNOM, 2008 (Humanities) Wole Soyinka Overseas Fellow, Churchill College 1973 - 1974

  33. 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

  34. Senior Advocate of Nigeria Wale Babalakin PhD (1986) Renowned Commercial Lawyer

  35. Ayo Bamgbose Emeritus Professor NNOM, 1990 Linguistics Fellow & Life Member, Clare Hall 1987 - 1988

  36. Winston Soboyejo PhD (1988, Churchill College) Currently Professor at Princeton University One of the World’s leading Material Scientists Over 300 peer reviewed publications

  37. Patron Cambridge University Nigeria Society Konyin Ajayi PhD (1990, Selwyn College) Leading Corporate & Commercial Lawyer Senior Advocate of Nigeria

  38. 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

  39. Compiled by Reginald Kogbara PhD Scholar in Engineering Fitzwilliam College