This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Sixteen Years After - Where Are Babangida's Civilian Governors?

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Onu was born on December 1, 1951 in Ebonyi State. He graduated with a first class honours degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos. He later obtained a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at the University of California. He was first Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Port Harcourt

Saleh Michica

Alhaji Abubakar Saleh Michica was the governor of Adamawa State between Jan 1992 and Nov 1993 in the National Republican Convention (NRC).

Obong Akpan James Isemin

Obong Akpan James Isemin was the first civilian Governor of Akwa Ibom State. Between 2nd January, 1992 to 18th November 1993, Isemin was governor on the platform of NRC . He beat Obong Ekong Etuk of the then Social Democratic Party. He hailed from Mbioto in Etinan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. After his exit from office in 1993 through the Late General Sani Abacha's military coup, he contested again on the platform of All Peoples Party (APP) against Obong Victor Attah in 1999, but could not make it. Even in 2003 where he tried to go to the Senate to represent Uyo senatorial district, he also lost out.

He died on Wednesday June 17, 2009 barely four months to his 70th birth day, having been born on October 5, 1939. The late Obong Isemin was a 1963 Economics graduate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife was the governor of Anambra State under the umbrella of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) between 2nd January, 1992 to 17th November 1993 . After leaving office, Ezeife who is reputed to be a social democrat with deep interest in radical and intellectual politics, became the presidential Adviser on Political Matters to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Dr. Ezeife was born at Igbo-Ukwu, South-East Nigeria, on 20th November, 1939. He had his primary education in his home-town. He did not go to secondary school, yet through correspondence courses entered into the university, the same year with his age group.

A holder of BSc Hons (Economics) London, through the University College Ibadan. Dr. Ezeife completed his formal education at Harvard University with masters and PhD degrees in 1972.

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