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Today Birthday Celebrant, Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar

Umar was born on 21 September 1949 in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State. He was educated at Government College, Sokoto (1964 – 1968), Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, (1967 – 1972), Nigeria

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Today’s Birthday Celebrant, Late General Sani Abacha, GCON, GCFR

General Sani Abacha was born in Kano in 1943 to two Kanuri parents in 1943. Very early in life, he attended the Nigerian Military Training College and Mons Officer Cadet

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Birthday Celebrant For Today, Professor Amina Mama

Professor Mama was born on 19 September 1958 in Zaria, Kaduna State to Nigerian-British parents. She is a writer, feminist and academic. Her main areas of focus have been post-colonial,

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CPJ To Release Report On Cameroon’s Press Freedom Crackdown

New York, September 15, 2017—The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, “Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent,” on September

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Alake Of Egbaland Celebrates

Oba Gbadebo was born on 14 September 1943, into the Laarun Ruling House of Egbaland. He is a grandson of the sixth Alake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo, who ruled from

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Chief James Ajibola Ige (Bola Ige) 1930-2001

Bola Ige was born in Zaria to Ijesa parents on September 13th 1930. He studied at Ibadan Grammar School (1943-48), and then at the University of Ibadan. From there, he

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Pastor Abimbola Odukoya Clocks 56

Born Abimbola Rosemary Segun-Williams on September 12, 1960 in Lagos, she was a popular tele-evangelist remembered for her long running series, Singles & Married. Odukoya studied History and Archaeology at the University of Ibadan where she graduated with

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Today’s Birthday Celebrant, Brigadier-General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd.)

General Marwa was born on September 9, 1953 in Kaduna, Kaduna State, though a native of Michika in Adamawa State. He attended the Nigerian Military School in Zaria and the Nigerian Defense

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Celebrating Isaac Jasper Boro

Boro was born in Kaiama, in present day Bayelsa State in September 10. 1938. He developed the inspiration to ‘liberate’ his Ijaw speaking people when he lived with his auntie

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Today’s Birthday Celebrant, Bruce Obomeyoma Onobrakpeya, OFR

Onobrakpeya is a university don who was born in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State on 30 August in 1932. The National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos has an exhibit of colourful abstract canvases by Onobrakpeya.He

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