Nnamdi Azikiwe

Nnamdi Azikiwe

Born: November 16, 1904

Died: May 11, 1996

Nationality: Nigerian

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, usually referred to as Nnamdi Azikiwe and popularly known as Zik, was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism who became the first President of Nigeria after Nigeria secured its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 October 1960; holding the presidency throughout the Nigerian First Republic.

Source/Notes: Zik: A Selection from the Speeches of Nnamdi Azikiwe (1961 edition), CUP Archive