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Nnamdi Azikiwe (November 16, 1904-May 11, 1996) was Nigeria's first President. In 1944, Macaulay and Azikiwe formed the Nation Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC), which went beyond the small steps advocated by earlier national and demanded independence. In 1953 he became the leader of Nigeria's Eastern Region. Very soon after the granting of Nigeria's independence in 1960 he gained the office of Governor- General, and with the proclamation of a republic in 1963 Azikiwe became the first and only ceremonial president of Nigeria, while Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the Prime Minister. He and his civilian colleagues were removed from power in the military coup of January 15, 1966.
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Ibrahim Babangida Babangida (IBB) was born 1941 in Minna in Niger State to the Gwari ethnic group. He served as the military ruler of Nigeria from August 1985 until his departure from office under heavy popular pressure in 1993, after his annulment of elections held that year. In 1993, then-military strongman Babangida and his fellow
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POL 001 taught by Professor Gilbert during the Spring '08 term at Gustavus.

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