Chinualomagu Albert Achebe

Chinualomagu Albert AchebeAge: 82 years19302013

Name
Chinualomagu Albert Achebe
Given names
Chinualomagu Albert
Surname
Achebe
Also known as
Chinua
Note: Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) was considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African literature
Birth November 16, 1930
Anti Igbo riots November 1, 1953 (Age 22 years)

Note: Anti Igbo riots (killing over 50 Igbos in Kano) of 1953 in Kano
Governor General of Nigeria October 1, 1960 (Age 29 years)

Note: Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
Prime Minister of Nigeria October 1, 1960 (Age 29 years)

Note: Sir. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
Nigeria independence October 1, 1960 (Age 29 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 35 years)

Note: Sir. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
Military Head of State of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 35 years)

Note: Gen. J.T.U Aguyi Ironsi
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 35 years)

Note: Brig. Babafemi Ogundipe
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria January 16, 1966 (Age 35 years)

Note: Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
Coup by Igbo military officers January 16, 1966 (Age 35 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 35 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 36 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 39 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 39 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 44 years)

Note: Gen. Yakubu Gowon
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 44 years)

Note: Vice Admiral Joseph Edet AkinwaleWey
Military Head of State of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 44 years)

Note: Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria July 29, 1975 (Age 44 years)

Note: Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo
Anambra State Creation February 3, 1976 (Age 45 years)

Note: East-Central State was divided into Anambra and Imo (Owerri) states
Executive Governor of Anambra State March 1, 1976 (Age 45 years)

Note: John Atom Kpera Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Imo State March 1, 1976 (Age 45 years)

Note: Ndubuisi Kanu
Imo State Creation March 17, 1976 (Age 45 years)

Note: Imo State was created from part of East Central State.
Military Head of State of Nigeria October 1, 1976 (Age 45 years)

Note: Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria October 1, 1976 (Age 45 years)

Note: Maj. Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua
Executive Governor of Imo State July 1, 1977 (Age 46 years)

Note: Adekunle Lawal
Executive Governor of Anambra State July 1, 1978 (Age 47 years)

Note: Col. Datti Sadiq Abubakar Under Military Regime
Imo State Military Administrator July 1, 1978 (Age 47 years)

Note: Sunday Ajibade Adenihun
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria October 1, 1979 (Age 48 years)

Note: Alhaji Shehu Shagari
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria October 1, 1979 (Age 48 years)

Note: Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekweme
Executive Governor of Anambra State October 1, 1979 (Age 48 years)

Note: Jim Nwobodo Under NPP
Executive Governor of Imo State October 1, 1979 (Age 48 years)

Note: Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe
Executive Governor of Anambra State October 1, 1983 (Age 52 years)

Note: Christian Onoh Under NPP
Military Head of State of Nigeria December 31, 1983 (Age 53 years)

Note: Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria December 31, 1983 (Age 53 years)

Note: Brig. Babatunde Idiagbon
Executive Governor of Anambra State January 1, 1984 (Age 53 years)

Note: Allison Madueke Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Imo State January 1, 1984 (Age 53 years)

Note: Ike Nwachukwu
Executive Governor of Anambra State August 1, 1985 (Age 54 years)

Note: Samson Omeruah Under Military Regime
Executive Governor of Imo State August 1, 1985 (Age 54 years)

Note: Allison Amakoduna Madueke
Military Head of State of Nigeria August 27, 1985 (Age 54 years)

Note: Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria August 27, 1985 (Age 54 years)

Note: Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe
Imo State Military Administrator August 1, 1986 (Age 55 years)

Note: Amadi Ikwechegh
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria December 31, 1986 (Age 56 years)

Note: Admiral Augustus Aikhomu
Executive Governor of Anambra State December 1, 1987 (Age 57 years)

Note: Robert Akonobi Under Military Regime
Accident
A serious Car accident
1990 (Age 59 years)

Note: In 1990 a serious car accident left Achebe confined to a wheelchair. Shortly thereafter he accepted a teaching position at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Executive Governor of Anambra State August 1, 1990 (Age 59 years)

Note: Herbert Eze Under Military Regime
Enugu State Military Administrator August 1, 1990 (Age 59 years)

Note: Herbert Eze
Imo State Military Administrator August 1, 1990 (Age 59 years)

Note: Anthony E. Oguguo
Abia State Creation August 27, 1991 (Age 60 years)

Note: Abia State was splited from Imo State
Enugu State Creation August 27, 1991 (Age 60 years)

Note: Enugu State was splited from Anambra State.
Anambra State Military Administrator August 27, 1991 (Age 60 years)

Note: Joseph Abulu
Abia State Military Administrator August 28, 1991 (Age 60 years)

Note: Frank Ajobena
Ebonyi State Creation October 1, 1991 (Age 60 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 61 years)

Note: Chinyere Ike Nwosu
Executive Governor of Enugu State January 1, 1992 (Age 61 years)

Note: Okwesilieze Nwodo
Executive Governor of Imo State January 1, 1992 (Age 61 years)

Note: Evan Enwerem
Executive Governor of Anambra State January 2, 1992 (Age 61 years)

Note: Chukwuemeka Ezeife Under SDP
Executive Governor of Abia State January 17, 1992 (Age 61 years)

Note: Ogbonnaya Onu
Head of Interim National Government of Nigeria August 26, 1993 (Age 62 years)

Note: Ernest Shonekan
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria November 17, 1993 (Age 63 years)

Note: Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya
Military Head of State of Nigeria November 17, 1993 (Age 63 years)

Note: Gen. Sani Abacha
Anambra State Military Acting Administrator November 27, 1993 (Age 63 years)

Note: Dabo Aliyu
Anambra State Military Administrator December 9, 1993 (Age 63 years)

Note: Mike Attah
Enugu State Military Administrator December 9, 1993 (Age 63 years)

Note: Temi Ejoor
Imo State Military Administrator December 9, 1993 (Age 63 years)

Note: James N.J. Aneke
Abia State Military Administrator August 22, 1994 (Age 63 years)

Note: Moses Fasanya
Abia State Military Administrator September 14, 1994 (Age 63 years)

Note: Chinyere Temi Ejoor
Enugu State Military Administrator September 14, 1994 (Age 63 years)

Note: Mike Torey
Anambra State Military Administrator August 21, 1996 (Age 65 years)

Note: Rufai Garba
Enugu State Military Administrator August 22, 1996 (Age 65 years)

Note: Sule Ahman
Enugu State Military Administrator August 22, 1996 (Age 65 years)

Note: Adewunmi Agbaje
Imo State Military Administrator August 22, 1996 (Age 65 years)

Note: Tanko Zubairu
Ebonyi State Military Administrator October 7, 1996 (Age 65 years)

Note: Walter Feghabo Under Military Regime
Military Head of State of Nigeria June 8, 1998 (Age 67 years)

Note: Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar
Chief of Staff, Supreme Hq. of Nigeria June 8, 1998 (Age 67 years)

Note: Vice Admiral Mike Okhai Akhigbe
Anambra State Military Administrator August 6, 1998 (Age 67 years)

Note: Emmanuel Ukaegbu
Ebonyi State Military Administrator August 7, 1998 (Age 67 years)

Note: Simeon Oduoye Under Military Regime
Abia State Military Administrator August 22, 1998 (Age 67 years)

Note: Anthony Obi
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 1999 (Age 68 years)

Note: Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 1999 (Age 68 years)

Note: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Executive Governor of Abia State May 29, 1999 (Age 68 years)

Note: Orji Uzor Kalu
Executive Governor of Anambra State May 29, 1999 (Age 68 years)

Note: Chinwoke Mbadinuju Under PDP
Executive Governor of Ebonyi State May 29, 1999 (Age 68 years)

Note: Sam Egwu Under PDP
Executive Governor of Enugu State May 29, 1999 (Age 68 years)

Note: Chimaroke Nnamani
Executive Governor of Imo State May 29, 1999 (Age 68 years)

Note: Achike Udenwa
Executive Governor of Anambra State May 29, 2003 (Age 72 years)

Note: Chris Ngige Under PDP
Executive Governor of Anambra State March 17, 2006 (Age 75 years)

Note: Peter Obi Under APGA
Executive Governor of Anambra State November 3, 2006 (Age 75 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 76 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 76 years)

Note: Umaru Musa Yar’Adua
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 2007 (Age 76 years)

Note: Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Executive Governor of Abia State May 29, 2007 (Age 76 years)

Note: Theodore A. Orji
Executive Governor of Ebonyi State May 29, 2007 (Age 76 years)

Note: Martin Elechi Under PDP
Executive Governor of Enugu State May 29, 2007 (Age 76 years)

Note: Sullivan Chime
Executive Governor of Imo State May 29, 2007 (Age 76 years)

Note: Ikedi G. Ohakim
Acting President of Federal Republic of Nigeria February 9, 2010 (Age 79 years)

Note: Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Acting President, Acted for Umaru M. Yar’Adua who was indisposed due to ill health
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 6, 2010 (Age 79 years)

Note: Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 6, 2010 (Age 79 years)

Note: Arc. Namadi sambo
President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 2011 (Age 80 years)

Note: Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria May 29, 2011 (Age 80 years)

Note: Arc. Namadi sambo
Executive Governor of Imo State May 29, 2011 (Age 80 years)

Note: Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha
Death March 21, 2013 (Age 82 years)
Cause of death: short illness
Deathyes

Burial May 23, 2013 (Age 82 years)
Accident

In 1990 a serious car accident left Achebe confined to a wheelchair. Shortly thereafter he accepted a teaching position at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Name

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) was considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African literature

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