Ikemba Nnewi, Odumegwu-Ojukwu is dead

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    Ailing leader of the
    defunct Biafran Republic
    and  leader of the All
    Progressive Grand Alliance
    (APGA) Dim Chukwuemeka
    Odumegwu Ojukwu is dead
    Chukwuemeka
    Odumegwu-Ojukwu  born
    on 4 November 1933 at
    Zungeru in northern
    Nigeria to Sir Louis
    Phillippe Odumegwu
    Ojukwu, a businessman
    from Nnewi in south-
    eastern Nigeria died in
    London in the early hours
    after a long illness at
    Royal Berkshire Hospital
    in the UK.
    Odumegwu-Ojukwu also
    known as  Ikemba Nnewi
    was said to have died in
    the UK after months in
    hospital for the
    treatment of a serious
    stroke he had suffered
    late last year.
    Chukwuemeka
    Odumegwu-Ojukwu  born
    on 4 November 1933 at
    Zungeru in northern
    Nigeria  was  imprisoned
    for assaulting a white
    British colonial teacher,
    who was humiliating a
    black woman, at King’s
    College in Lagos began his
    educational career in
    Lagos.
    At 13, his father sent him
    overseas to study in
    Britain, first at Epsom
    College, in Surrey and
    later earned a Masters
    degree in history at
    Lincoln College, Oxford
    University and returned
    to colonial Nigeria in 1956.
    In 1957 the Ikemba Nnewi
    joined  the Nigerian Army
    as one of the first and
    few university
    graduates.  Ojukwu was
    among the 15 Nigerians
    officers out of the  250
    officers the Nigerian
    Military Forces had then.
    After serving in the UN
    peacekeeping force in the
    then Congo under Maj.-
    Gen. Johnson Thomas
    Aguiyi-Ironsi, Ojuwkwu
    was promoted to
    Lieutenant-Colonel in
    1964 and was posted to
    Kano, where he was in
    charge of the 5 Battalion
    of the Nigerian Army.
    Aguiyi-Ironsi appointed
    Odumegwu-Ojukwu
    military governor of the
    defunct Easter Region on
    Jan. 17, 1966.
    After the first military
    coup of 1966 and the
    counter coup that
    followed, Odumegwu-
    Ojukwu declared the
    defunct Eastern Region a
    sovereign state to be
    known as Biafra.
    In the declaration and
    during his public address
    to the people of Biafra,
    he said: “Having
    mandated me to proclaim
    on your behalf, and in
    your name, that Eastern
    Nigeria be a sovereign
    independent republic,
    now, therefore I, Lt.-Col.
    Chukwuemeka
    Odumegwu-Ojukwu,
    Military Governor of
    Eastern Nigeria, by virtue
    of the authority, and
    pursuant to the principles
    recited above, do hereby
    solemnly proclaim that
    the territory and region
    known as and called
    Eastern Nigeria together
    with her continental shelf
    and territorial waters,
    shall, henceforth, be an
    independent sovereign
    state of the name and
    title of The Republic of
    Biafra.’’
    On July 6, 1967, the then
    military Head of State,
    Col. Yakubu Gowon
    declared war and
    attacked Biafra in a bid
    to stop Ojukwu’s
    secessionist attempt.
    The war lasted 30
    months and ended on
    Jan. 15, 1970.
    As the war was wearing
    out, Ojukwu went on exile
    and stayed away for 13
    years. He was granted
    state pardon by
    President Shehu Shagari,
    a decision which was
    trailed by the deceased’s
    triumphant return in
    1982.
    Odumegwu-Ojukwu was
    married to Miss
    Intercontinental 1989
    Bianca Onoh. They have
    children.
    More details later.
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