Nnamdi Azikiwe

first president of Nigeria (1904-1996)

Nnamdi Azikiwe (16 November 1904 - 11 May 1996), also known as Nnamdi Benjamin Azikiwe, was a Nigerian politician who was the first President of Nigeria during the First Nigerian Republic that existed from 1963 to 1966. He was considered a driving force behind the nation's independence and was known as the "father of Nigerian nationalism".

Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1967