May 27, 2016: Happy Children’s Day

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Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe

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Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe was born on November 16, 1904, at Zungeru, Northern Nigeria.

His father Obed Edom Chukwuemeka Azikiwe served as a clerk under Lord Lugard. His father retired on pension from the Civil Service and died on March 3, 1958.

Dr Azikiwe’s mother, Rachael Chinwe Azikiwe, was a great grand-daughter of Obi Ugogwu, king of Onitsha. She died on January, 1958.

Nnamdi Azikiwe attended CMS Central School, Onitsha Methodist Boys High School, Lagos and Hope Waddell Institution, Calabar before proceeding abroad. Continue reading

CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO G.C.F.R., S.A.N March 6, 1909 – May 9, 1987

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Jeremiah Oyeniyi Obafemi Awolowo was born on March 6, 1909, to Chief David Sopolu Awolowo and his wife Mary Efunyela Awolowo in Ikenne, Remo, in what is now Ogun State of Nigeria..He had his primary school education at St. Saviour’s School, Ikenne, and at Imo Wesleyan School, Abeokuta.His education at this early stage was interrupted for several years by the sudden death of his father in April 1920, an event that left him without financial support.

Despite all odds, he did not drop out of school. Rather, he struggled hard to achieve his focus. At times he fetched firewood for sale, and do similar jobs, to support his schooling.

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