Njideka Onyekwelu, 2010

Name
Njideka /Onyekwelu/
Given names
Njideka
Surname
Onyekwelu
Married name
Njideka /Ojukwu/
Birth
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Ramsey MacDonald
from January 22, 1924 to June 7, 1935

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Stanley Baldwin
from June 7, 1935 to May 28, 1937

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Neville Chamberlain
from May 28, 1937 to May 10, 1940

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Winston Churchill
from May 10, 1940 to July 26, 1945

World War 2 from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945

33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Clement Atlee
from July 26, 1945 to October 26, 1951

National Health Service
Free healthcare for all
from July 5, 1948

Olympic Games
Games of the XIV Olympiad
from July 29, 1948 to August 14, 1948
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Winston Churchill
from October 26, 1951 to April 6, 1955

34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Anthony Eden
from April 6, 1955 to January 10, 1957

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Harold Macmillan
from January 10, 1957 to October 19, 1963

35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Alex Douglas-Home
from October 19, 1963 to October 16, 1964

36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Harold Wilson
from October 16, 1964 to June 19, 1970

37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Edward Heath
from June 19, 1970 to March 4, 1974

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Harold Wilson
from March 4, 1974 to April 5, 1976

38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
James Callaghan
from April 5, 1976 to May 4, 1979

39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977

Winter of Discontent
Mass industrial action, power cuts and a three-day working week.
from October 1978 to February 1979
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Margaret Thatcher
from May 4, 1979 to November 28, 1990

40th President of the United States
Ronald Reagan
January 20, 1981

41st President of the United States
George H W Bush
January 20, 1989

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
John Major
from November 28, 1990 to May 2, 1997

42nd President of the United States
Bill Clinton
January 20, 1993

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Tony Blair
from May 2, 1997 to June 27, 2007

43rd President of the United States
George W Bush
January 20, 2001

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Gordon Brown
from June 27, 2007 to May 11, 2010

44th President of the United States
Barack Obama
January 20, 2009

Death 2010

Family with parents
father
C.T. Onyekwelu
mother
Elina-Nwamama Onyekwelu
herself
Family with Dr. MENDS
husband
Dr. MENDS
herself
Family with Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU
ex-husband
Chukwuemeka Ojukwu
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Birth: November 4, 1933 24Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria
Occupation: Nigerian military officer and Politician, 1st President of Biafra
Death: November 26, 2011London, United Kingdom
herself
son
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu (Jnr.) OJUKWU
son
Okigbo OJUKWU
daughter
Mmegha OJUKWU
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Elizabeth Okoli
ex-husband
Chukwuemeka Ojukwu
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Birth: November 4, 1933 24Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria
Occupation: Nigerian military officer and Politician, 1st President of Biafra
Death: November 26, 2011London, United Kingdom
partner’s partner
Elizabeth Okoli
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Stella Onyeador
ex-husband
Chukwuemeka Ojukwu
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Birth: November 4, 1933 24Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria
Occupation: Nigerian military officer and Politician, 1st President of Biafra
Death: November 26, 2011London, United Kingdom
partner’s partner
Stella Onyeador
step-daughter
Ebele OJUKWU
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Mary Theresa
ex-husband
Chukwuemeka Ojukwu
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Birth: November 4, 1933 24Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria
Occupation: Nigerian military officer and Politician, 1st President of Biafra
Death: November 26, 2011London, United Kingdom
partner’s partner
Mary Theresa
step-child
Tenny HAMAN
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Victoria
ex-husband
Chukwuemeka Ojukwu
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Birth: November 4, 1933 24Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria
Occupation: Nigerian military officer and Politician, 1st President of Biafra
Death: November 26, 2011London, United Kingdom
partner’s partner
Victoria
Chukwuemeka ODUMEGWU OJUKWU + Bianca Odinaka Olivia ONOH
ex-husband
Chukwuemeka Ojukwu
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Birth: November 4, 1933 24Zungeru, Niger State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria
Occupation: Nigerian military officer and Politician, 1st President of Biafra
Death: November 26, 2011London, United Kingdom
partner’s partner
Bianca Odinaka Olivia ONOH
step-daughter
Chineme OJUKWU
step-son
Afam OJUKWU
step-son
Nwachukwu OJUKWU
Note

Among the late Ikemba’s numerous wives who he married after each separation or divorce was Njideka Onyekwelu, his second wife. They were married in 1964. Njideka had earlier been married to one Dr. Mends, with whom she had a set of twins, a boy and a girl, before they separated.

According to an insider account, Njideka and Ojukwu were said to have met through their fathers who were friends and business partners. After their first encounter, they met again three years later at a tube station in London. A relationship ensued soon afterwards and was subsequently cemented through marriage, which produced three children, two of whom were named Emeka (Jnr) and Okigbo.

Describing the kind of husband the late Ojukwu was, Njideka had said: “He is just a very kind man, very polite, not intrusive. He cared less about what happens in the kitchen; he just settles for whatever you offered him. He respected me and my opinion a lot. Later, when the children got across to him, he would ask them what my opinion was on issues and I loved him immensely in return.”

Njideka and Ojukwu, according to a source, had what was called ordinance wedding then and the reception was in the family house, Eastern House in Lagos. Ojukwu married Njideka when he was the 5th Battalion Commander and they stayed on till he was appointed the governor of Eastern Region. The marriage reportedly ended in separation in Cote d’Ivoire when Ojukwu decided to take a second wife. Njideka was alleged to have left him angrily.