Cyprian Ekwensi

Cyprian EkwensiAge: 86 years19212007

Name
Cyprian Ekwensi
Given names
Cyprian
Surname
Ekwensi
Birth September 26, 1921
Occupation
Pharmacist, broadcaster, author

Igbo Women's War November 1, 1929 (Age 8 years)

Note: Igbo Women's War (first Nigerian feminist movement) of 1929 in Aba
Anti Igbo riots November 1, 1953 (Age 32 years)

Note: Anti Igbo riots (killing over 50 Igbos in Kano) of 1953 in Kano
Governor General of Nigeria October 1, 1960 (Age 39 years)

Note: Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
Prime Minister of Nigeria October 1, 1960 (Age 39 years)

Note: Sir. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
Nigeria independence October 1, 1960 (Age 39 years)

Note: Nigeria gains independence from Britain; Tafawa Balewa becomes Prime Minister, and Nnamdi Azikiwe becomes President.
Prime Minister of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 44 years)

Note: Sir. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
Military Head of State of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 44 years)

Note: Gen. J.T.U Aguyi Ironsi
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 44 years)

Note: Brig. Babafemi Ogundipe
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 44 years)

Note: Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
Coup by Igbo military officers January 16, 1966 (Age 44 years)

Note: A coup by Igbo military officers takes over government and assassinate the Northern leaders. The Federal Military Government is formed, with General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi as the Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Federal Republic.
Counter-Coup by Northerner July 29, 1966 (Age 44 years)

Note: A counter-coup by military officers of northern extraction, deposes the Federal Military Government; General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi is assassinated along with Adekunle Fajuyi, Military Governor of Western Region. General Yakubu Gowon becomes Head of State.
Biafra independence May 30, 1967 (Age 45 years)

Note: General Emeka Ojukwu, Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria, declares his province an independent republic called Biafra, and the Nigerian Civil War or Nigerian-Biafran War ensues.
General Emeka Ojukwu flees into exile January 8, 1970 (Age 48 years)

Note: General Emeka Ojukwu flees into exile; His deputy Philip Effiong becomes acting President of Biafra.
Biafra is reintegrated into Nigeria January 15, 1970 (Age 48 years)

Note: Acting President of Biafra Philip Effiong surrenders to Nigerian forces through future President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Biafra is reintegrated into Nigeria.
Military Head of State of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 53 years)

Note: Gen. Yakubu Gowon
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 53 years)

Note: Vice Admiral Joseph Edet AkinwaleWey
Military Head of State of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 53 years)

Note: Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 53 years)

Note: Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo
Anambra State Creation February 3, 1976 (Age 54 years)

Note: East-Central State was divided into Anambra and Imo (Owerri) states
Executive Governor of Anambra State March 1, 1976 (Age 54 years)

Note: John Atom Kpera Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Imo State March 1, 1976 (Age 54 years)

Note: Ndubuisi Kanu
Imo State Creation March 17, 1976 (Age 54 years)

Note: Imo State was created from part of East Central State.
Military Head of State of Nigeria October 1, 1976 (Age 55 years)

Note: Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria October 1, 1976 (Age 55 years)

Note: Maj. Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua
Executive Governor of Imo State July 1, 1977 (Age 55 years)

Note: Adekunle Lawal
Executive Governor of Anambra State July 1, 1978 (Age 56 years)

Note: Col. Datti Sadiq Abubakar Under Military Regime
Imo State Military Administrator July 1, 1978 (Age 56 years)

Note: Sunday Ajibade Adenihun
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria October 1, 1979 (Age 58 years)

Note: Alhaji Shehu Shagari
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria October 1, 1979 (Age 58 years)

Note: Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekweme
Executive Governor of Anambra State October 1, 1979 (Age 58 years)

Note: Jim Nwobodo Under NPP
Executive Governor of Imo State October 1, 1979 (Age 58 years)

Note: Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe
Executive Governor of Anambra State October 1, 1983 (Age 62 years)

Note: Christian Onoh Under NPP
Military Head of State of Nigeria December 31, 1983 (Age 62 years)

Note: Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria December 31, 1983 (Age 62 years)

Note: Brig. Babatunde Idiagbon
Executive Governor of Anambra State January 1, 1984 (Age 62 years)

Note: Allison Madueke Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Imo State January 1, 1984 (Age 62 years)

Note: Ike Nwachukwu
Executive Governor of Anambra State August 1, 1985 (Age 63 years)

Note: Samson Omeruah Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Imo State August 1, 1985 (Age 63 years)

Note: Allison Amakoduna Madueke
Military Head of State of Nigeria August 27, 1985 (Age 63 years)

Note: Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria August 27, 1985 (Age 63 years)

Note: Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe
Imo State Military Administrator August 1, 1986 (Age 64 years)

Note: Amadi Ikwechegh
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria December 31, 1986 (Age 65 years)

Note: Admiral Augustus Aikhomu
Executive Governor of Anambra State December 1, 1987 (Age 66 years)

Note: Robert Akonobi Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Anambra State August 1, 1990 (Age 68 years)

Note: Herbert Eze Under Military Regime
Enugu State Military Administrator August 1, 1990 (Age 68 years)

Note: Herbert Eze
Imo State Military Administrator August 1, 1990 (Age 68 years)

Note: Anthony E. Oguguo
Abia State Creation August 27, 1991 (Age 69 years)

Note: Abia State was splited from Imo State
Enugu State Creation August 27, 1991 (Age 69 years)

Note: Enugu State was splited from Anambra State.
Anambra State Military Administrator August 27, 1991 (Age 69 years)

Note: Joseph Abulu
Abia State Military Administrator August 28, 1991 (Age 69 years)

Note: Frank Ajobena
Ebonyi State Creation October 1, 1991 (Age 70 years)

Note: Ebonyi State was created from the old Abakaliki division of Enugu State and old Afikpo division of Abia State.
Abia State Military Administrator December 9, 1991 (Age 70 years)

Note: Chinyere Ike Nwosu
Executive Governor of Enugu State January 1, 1992 (Age 70 years)

Note: Okwesilieze Nwodo
Executive Governor of Imo State January 1, 1992 (Age 70 years)

Note: Evan Enwerem
Executive Governor of Anambra State January 2, 1992 (Age 70 years)

Note: Chukwuemeka Ezeife Under SDP
Executive Governor of Abia State January 17, 1992 (Age 70 years)

Note: Ogbonnaya Onu
Head of Interim National Government of Nigeria August 26, 1993 (Age 71 years)

Note: Ernest Shonekan
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria November 17, 1993 (Age 72 years)

Note: Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya
Military Head of State of Nigeria November 17, 1993 (Age 72 years)

Note: Gen. Sani Abacha
Anambra State Military Acting Administrator November 27, 1993 (Age 72 years)

Note: Dabo Aliyu
Anambra State Military Administrator December 9, 1993 (Age 72 years)

Note: Mike Attah
Enugu State Military Administrator December 9, 1993 (Age 72 years)

Note: Temi Ejoor
Imo State Military Administrator December 9, 1993 (Age 72 years)

Note: James N.J. Aneke
Abia State Military Administrator August 22, 1994 (Age 72 years)

Note: Moses Fasanya
Abia State Military Administrator September 14, 1994 (Age 72 years)

Note: Chinyere Temi Ejoor
Enugu State Military Administrator September 14, 1994 (Age 72 years)

Note: Mike Torey
Anambra State Military Administrator August 21, 1996 (Age 74 years)

Note: Rufai Garba
Enugu State Military Administrator August 22, 1996 (Age 74 years)

Note: Sule Ahman
Enugu State Military Administrator August 22, 1996 (Age 74 years)

Note: Adewunmi Agbaje
Imo State Military Administrator August 22, 1996 (Age 74 years)

Note: Tanko Zubairu
Ebonyi State Military Administrator October 7, 1996 (Age 75 years)

Note: Walter Feghabo Under Military Regime
Military Head of State of Nigeria June 8, 1998 (Age 76 years)

Note: Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria June 8, 1998 (Age 76 years)

Note: Vice Admiral Mike Okhai Akhigbe
Anambra State Military Administrator August 6, 1998 (Age 76 years)

Note: Emmanuel Ukaegbu
Ebonyi State Military Administrator August 7, 1998 (Age 76 years)

Note: Simeon Oduoye Under Military Regime
Abia State Military Administrator August 22, 1998 (Age 76 years)

Note: Anthony Obi
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 1999 (Age 77 years)

Note: Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 1999 (Age 77 years)

Note: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Executive Governor of Abia State May 29, 1999 (Age 77 years)

Note: Orji Uzor Kalu
Executive Governor of Anambra State May 29, 1999 (Age 77 years)

Note: Chinwoke Mbadinuju Under PDP
Executive Governor of Ebonyi State May 29, 1999 (Age 77 years)

Note: Sam Egwu Under PDP
Executive Governor of Enugu State May 29, 1999 (Age 77 years)

Note: Chimaroke Nnamani
Executive Governor of Imo State May 29, 1999 (Age 77 years)

Note: Achike Udenwa
Executive Governor of Anambra State May 29, 2003 (Age 81 years)

Note: Chris Ngige Under PDP
Executive Governor of Anambra State March 17, 2006 (Age 84 years)

Note: Peter Obi Under APGA
Executive Governor of Anambra State November 3, 2006 (Age 85 years)

Note: Virginia Etiaba Under APGA She was Appointed when the previous governor, Peter Obi, was impeached by the state legislature for alleged gross misconduct. She transferred her powers back to Peter Obi three months later when an appeal court nullified the impeachment
Executive Governor of Anambra State February 9, 2007 (Age 85 years)

Note: Peter Obi Under APGA Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba (Andy Uba) was elected and sworn in as the governor of Anambra State on 27 May 2007. He was removed by a supreme court decision on 14 June 2007. He governed the State for 14 days.
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 2007 (Age 85 years)

Note: Umaru Musa Yar’Adua
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 2007 (Age 85 years)

Note: Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Executive Governor of Abia State May 29, 2007 (Age 85 years)

Note: Theodore A. Orji
Executive Governor of Ebonyi State May 29, 2007 (Age 85 years)

Note: Martin Elechi Under PDP
Executive Governor of Enugu State May 29, 2007 (Age 85 years)

Note: Sullivan Chime
Executive Governor of Imo State May 29, 2007 (Age 85 years)

Note: Ikedi G. Ohakim
Death November 4, 2007 (Age 86 years)
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Cyprian EkwensiCyprian Ekwensi
Birth: September 26, 1921Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
Occupation: Pharmacist, broadcaster, author
Death: November 4, 2007Enugu, Enugu North L.G.A, Enugu State, Nigeria
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Cyprian EkwensiCyprian Ekwensi
Birth: September 26, 1921Minna, Niger State, Nigeria
Occupation: Pharmacist, broadcaster, author
Death: November 4, 2007Enugu, Enugu North L.G.A, Enugu State, Nigeria
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