C Odumegwu Ojukwu

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Birthday
4, 1933
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
Nov 26, 2011 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1933
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
Nov 26, 2011 (78)

About

A military governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria who led the Republic of Biafra in the late 1960s after the Nigerian Civil War. He previously served as the Governor of Eastern Region, Nigeria.

Before Fame

He studied history at Epsom College, Lincoln College, and Oxford University and received his master's.

Trivia

A standoff between him and a colonel led to the Nigerian Civil War in 1966.

Family Life

His father was a successful businessman and it was he that sent him to college.

Associated With

He and Abdulsalami Abubakar have both held powerful positions in the Nigerian government.