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us: Ojukwu, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu, 1933-2011


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  • Variants

    • us: Odumegwa-Ojukwu, Emeka, 1933-2011
    • us: Ojukwu, C. Odumegwu (Chukwuemeka Odumegwu), 1933-2011
    • us: Ojukwu, Chukuemeka Odumegwu, 1933-2011
    • us: Ojukwu, Emeka, 1933-2011
    • us: Ojukwu, Odumegwu, 1933-2011
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1933-11-04
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2011-11-26
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Zungeru (Nigeria)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Reading (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Nigeria
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) King's College, Lagos
        • Organization: (naf) Epsom College
        • Organization: (naf) Nigeria. Nigerian Army
        • Organization: (naf) Lincoln College (University of Oxford)
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Historians
          (lcsh) Politicians
            (lcsh) Military governors
        • Use For

        • Related Terms

          • us: Eastern Nigeria (Nigeria). Governor (1966-1967 : Ojukwu)
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Ojukwu, Chukuemeka Odumegwu, 1933-
        • Sources

          • found: His Biafra ... 1969.
          • found: Complete speeches of Ojukwu ... between 1970 and 1984: cover, etc. (Emeka Ojukwu; head of state, Biafra; Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu)
          • found: LC data base, 9-9-85 (hdg.: Ojukwu, Chukuemeka Odumegwu, 1933- ; usage: C. Odumegwu Ojukwu; Emeka Ojukwu)
          • found: Opara, A. Ojukwu and his return ... 1982: p. 4 of cover (Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Ikemba of Nnewi)
          • found: Orimoloye, S. Biog. Niger., c1977 (Ojukwu, [Chukwu]Emeka Odumegwu)
          • found: Oyewole, A. Hist. dict. Niger., 1987 (Ojukwu, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu)
          • found: His Because I am involved, 1989: t.p. (Emeka Odumegwa-Ojukwu)
          • found: An address by His Excellency Lt.-Col. C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, the military governor of Eastern Nigeria to the joint meeting of the advisory committee of chiefs, elders and the Consultative Assembly, 1966: t.p. (C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, the military governor of Eastern Nigeria)
          • found: World Statesmen website, April 14, 2008 (Eastern Nigeria, governor, 19 Jan 1966 - 27 May 1967, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu)
          • found: Independent WWW site, Dec. 15, 2011 (Emeka Ojukwu; Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu; b. Nov. 4, 1933, Zungeru, Nigeria; d. Nov. 26, 2011, Reading, Berkshire; soldier who led his people into the war of Biafran independence)
          • found: South east presidency in 2015, 2012: t.p. (Odumegwu Ojukwu) p. 3 (Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu)
          • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 5, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ojukwu, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu; political figure, historian, presidential candidate, foreign military officer; born 1933 in Zungeru, Nigeria; educated at King's College in Lagos and Epsom College in Surrey; received a master's degree in history from Lincoln College, Oxford University; joined the civil service (1955); joined the fledgling Nigerian army (1957); he was sent to Eaton Hall, the National Service Officer Cadet School near Chester England (February 1958); became a battalion commander at Kano (1966); he refused to attack the civilian government; appointed military governor of the Eastern Region; declared the Eastern Region the independent Republic of Biafra (30 May 1967); made the Ahiara Declaration, in which he modeled the Biafran struggle in terms of the pan-Africanist struggle against neo-colonialism; fled the collapsing state for the Ivory Coast (11 January 1970); ran for president twice but was not elected (1999; 2007))
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