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Friday, December 27, 2013

Nigerian History 101

Nigeria won independence from Britain in 1960.

After the December 1959 elections, Tafawa Balewa became the Prime Minister of Nigeria and the overall head of government.  
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, d. 1966 at 53

Nnamdi Azikiwe was the governor general and in 1963 became the first President of Nigeria.  He served as (ceremonial) head of state.    
Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, d. 1996 at 91

Obafemi Awolowo continued as leader of the opposition.
Chief Obafemi Awolowo, d. 1987 at 78
Click photos and links for more insights into the early history of Nigeria as a country.
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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Mandela Tribute, by Obasanjo


South Africa's Nelson Mandela is a role model to the whole world.  He passed away in December 2013 at the age of 95.
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