Samuel Akintola

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Birthday
6, 1910
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
Jan 15, 1966 (55)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1910
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
Jan 15, 1966 (55)

About

One of the founders of modern Nigeria, as well as a lawyer, orator, and aristocrat. He was the Premier of Western Nigeria from 1960 until he was assassinated in a 1966 coup.

Before Fame

He attended law school in the United Kingdom.

Trivia

He led the Nigerian National Democratic Party, which he created; it ended up taking control of the federal government.

Family Life

He married Chief Faderera and they raised five children. Two of his children, Chief Yomi Akintola and Dr Bimbo Akintola, would go on to become finance ministers.

Associated With

He and Abdulsalami Abubakar have both been prominent in the formation of Nigeria, the latter being a general its president from 1998 to 99.