Nnamdi Azikiwe cause of death

Nnamdi Azikiwe's Death

Born (Birthday) November 16, 1904

Death Date May 10, 1996

Age of Death 91 years

Cause of Death Prolonged Illness

Profession Politician

The politician Nnamdi Azikiwe died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

One of the prominent figures of contemporary Nigerian nationalism who acted as Head of State from 1960 to 1966. He also made unsuccessful bids for the presidency in 1979 and 1983.

He attended a variety of schools in the United States, such as the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.

He was involved with the Nigerian Youth Movement, as well as many nationalistic magazines and newspapers.

Personal Life

He was born in Zungeru in the Northern part of Nigeria.

He and Morris Chesnut are both members of Phi Beta Sigma.

How did Nnamdi Azikiwe die?

Azikiwe died on 11 May 1996, at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu after a prolonged illness. He was 91, and was buried in his native Onitsha on November 16, 1996, on what would have become his 92nd birthday. Azikiwe was given a state funeral by the government of Sani Abacha.



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