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Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by lalasticlala(m): 9:01am On Nov 16
Birthday: Nnamdi Azikiwe Turns 116 Today

Nnamdi Benjamin Azikiwe, PC (16 November 1904 – 11 May 1996), usually referred to as "Zik", was a Nigerian statesman and political leader who served as the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966. Considered a driving force behind the nation's independence, he came to be known as the "father of Nigerian Nationalism".

Born to Igbo parents from Anambra State Eastern Nigeria in Zungeru in present-day Niger State, as a young boy he learned to speak Hausa (the main indigenous language of the Northern Region). Azikiwe was later sent to live with his aunt and grandmother in Onitsha (his parental homeland), where he learned the Igbo language. A stay in Lagos exposed him to the Yoruba language; by the time he was in college, he had been exposed to different Nigerian cultures and spoke three languages (an asset as president).

Azikiwe travelled to the United States where he was known as Ben Azikiwe and attended Storer College, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania and Howard University. He contacted colonial authorities with a request to represent Nigeria at the Los Angeles Olympics. He returned to Africa in 1934, where he began work as a journalist in the Gold Coast. In British West Africa, he advocated Nigerian and African nationalism as a journalist and a political leader.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nnamdi_Azikiwe

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by peacekante: 9:02am On Nov 16
Legend

A True leader of our time. RIP Zik of Africa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXIkRr7Xi10

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by MrCover: 9:04am On Nov 16
Happy Birthday To You Sir

I know you are in heaven now, Don't Forget To Greet My Father For Me

On The Other News, Anambra State GOVT Declares Today As Public Holiday - https://www.nairaland.com/6258101/anambra-government-declares-nov-16th

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Lordswazz(m): 9:04am On Nov 16
Happy 116th posthumous birthday to the great man Nnamdi Azikiwe. I know some people might be pissed with you for being a supporter of a unified North and South, but you did what you did with good intentions.

How you lived and your wise words continue to remain a shinning light for some till this day.

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by bsalawu: 9:05am On Nov 16
Hero

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by leisuretym: 9:05am On Nov 16
Happy Birthday Nnamdi Azikwe

At least, he's better than this generation of politician , the looters generation , the debtor generation calling us lazy.

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Paxxcarl(m): 9:05am On Nov 16
ZIK Odogwu keep on resting

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by clockwisereport: 9:05am On Nov 16
Lalasticlala, Today is also Chinua Achebe's posthumous birthday

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by XXXXTENTACION: 9:05am On Nov 16
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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by chatinent(m): 9:05am On Nov 16
How can one be counting birthdays for the dead. Wow.

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by tellwisdom: 9:06am On Nov 16
Of what use is this posthumous to us?
People are hungry. Make una leave history for one side abeg sad

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Obagreatdatoye(m): 9:06am On Nov 16
We'll always miss him..Do need logo, flyer or banner..contact me now for nice designs...get my contact from signature now
Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Olami83: 9:06am On Nov 16
One of the founders of Nigeria's problem... Useless greedy mofo

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by potent5(m): 9:06am On Nov 16
What use is all these posthumous birthdays?


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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by zoedew: 9:06am On Nov 16
Did Nigeria more harm than good! In no small measure he contributed to the slanted power arrangement in Nigeria that enthroned the North to the detriment of the other parts of the Country.

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by GIdiata(m): 9:06am On Nov 16
There was a Country!

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by RedScorpion(f): 9:06am On Nov 16
This one too was part of the problem.

Is this the better Nigeria he envisioned ?

He pushed for Independence from colonial masters but what do we have today ?

Fulani masters that are not helping matters.

Colonial masters are far better than this Useless Fulani herdsmen in Aso Rock

Just look at the Idiot smiling at the picture of a cow because he is a cow himself.

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by oluwaseunamos33(m): 9:06am On Nov 16
RIP. My best man. this are pple that work not for money but for better future of NIG b/4 Obasanjo com scatter am

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by chipet67(m): 9:07am On Nov 16
I don't know if I should celebrate this man or to go my way... Na them put us into this mess.

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by janedonez(m): 9:07am On Nov 16
Great man

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Nazgul: 9:07am On Nov 16
grin
Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Timoleon(m): 9:07am On Nov 16
chipet67:
I don't know if I should celebrate this man or to go my way... Na them put us into this mess.

I share your indifference bro...I really do.

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Enudapan: 9:07am On Nov 16
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so sophisticated

Hbd odogwu from the east
Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Kingsbridge: 9:07am On Nov 16
One of the reason's there is a taboo called Nigeria.

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by NwaAmaikpe: 9:07am On Nov 16
shocked



A true leader should enshrine the 16th of November as a national holiday because not only was it the date the Zik of Africa was born; it was the date the best writer to ever come out from Africa, Chinua Achebe was born.

I guess the OAU should also adopt this date as a continental holiday for all Africans.

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by blinking001(m): 9:08am On Nov 16
Is alright
Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Possiblegee(m): 9:08am On Nov 16
King

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by R0kstarr8(m): 9:08am On Nov 16
good way to celebrate a legend he is...
Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by Olami83: 9:08am On Nov 16
Obagreatdatoye:
We'll always miss him

As in how?

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Re: Nnamdi Azikiwe's 116th Posthumous Birthday Is Today by roteblomen(m): 9:09am On Nov 16
Zik of Africa. Happy posthumous birthday.

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