Photo credits: Douglas Anele
On November 16, 1904, Nnamdi Azikiwe (pictured) was born into an Igbo mother and father in Zungeru, Northern Nigeria. Azikiwe’s dad operated in the Nigerian Regiment as a scrivener. He went to numerous grade schools and preparatory institutions at Onitsha, Calabar, and Lagos.
In 1921, Azikiwe spoke three languages from a dominant tribal affiliate of Nigeria such as Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba. This was at the time he did not proceed in his preparatory educational institution. Azikiwe migrated to the U.S. to further his education at an institute he went to in 1925. He obtained numerous certifications and undergrads.
At the beginning of the 1930s, Azikiwe educated students on political science at Lincoln University for three years before relocating back to Africa. This was at the place he established the prime of the five newsletters he produced titled “The African Morning Post,” in Accra Ghana. Azikiwe went to Nigeria and operated as a revisor and a litterateur. This was all before participating in political matters instantly.
In 1948, Azikiwe turned into a Legislative Council representative. He assisted as the premiere of the Eastern province down the line (1954-59). Azikiwe behooved into Governor-General of the Nigerian Federation during the autarky by Britain in 1960. He also became president since the nation was announced as the republic.
In 1968, Azikiwe primarily supported his Igbo mate to travel substantially in procuring acknowledgment on Biafra. He also requested assistance from various African nations. Azikiwe tossed his subsistence away towards the fed authorities for the unity of Nigeria in 1969.
In addition, Azikiwe guided the Nigeria People’s Party by 1978-1983. He was the prospect for the presidential poll in 1979 and 1983 as well. Azikiwe eventually resigned from political affairs in 1986.
Azikiwe had an extensive fascination out of the domain in having to be the most crucial example of Nigerian political affairs in historical times. He operated as a prime minister at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka from 1961-1966. Azikiwe was the chief executive for various game event corporations such as football, pugilism, and ping pong.