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us: Azikiwe, Nnamdi, 1905-1996



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    • us: Azikiwe, Benjamin Nnamdi, 1904-1996
    • us: Zik, 1904-1996
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    • found: Author's Liberia in world politics, 1934.
    • found: Uwanaka, C.U. Zik and Awo in political storm, 1982 or 1983: p. 7, etc. (Zik, pet name; Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe)
    • found: One hundred quotable quotes and poems ... c1996: t.p. (Nnamdi Azikiwe) p. vii (d. May 11, 1996)
    • found: Zik: testimonies to a great African, 2006: p.i (Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1904-1996)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed December 8, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Azikiwe, Benjamin Nnamdi; Zik; journalist, philosopher, president of Nigeria; born in 1905 in Nigeria; associate's degree from Howard University, bachelor's and master's degrees from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1925-1934); taught political science, African history and politics at Lincoln University (1931); editor of The African Morning Post, Accra, Gold Coast (1935-1937); started the first press conglomerate, Zik's Press Ltd. in Nigeria, vice president the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) (1938-1941); co-founded the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) (1944) and became a leader of the party (1946); won one of the Lagos seats of the Legislative Council (1948-1951); elected into the Western Nigerian House of Assembly (1952); was forced to leave Lagos and return to the Eastern Region (1954-1959); was a president of the Nigerian Senate (1960), the first indigenous governor-general and commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces; the first president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1963-1966); formed the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP) and became its presidential candidate (1979); founded the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) (1960); recipient of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), Nigeria's highest national honor (1980); died in 1996 in Nigeria)
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