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Sunday, 4 June 2017

State's in Nigeria with the most Notable people.



After writing universities in Nigeria with the most Notable people and it caught the interest and attention of  many people . I decided to give certifiednaija.com readers this.
State's in Nigeria with the most Notable people.
1 Katsina State:
Katsina , usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina , is a state in North West zone of Nigeria. Its capital is Katsina, and its Governor is Aminu Bello Masari , a member of the All Progressives Congress . In 1987, Katsina State was formed from part of Kaduna State.
Notable people from Katsina State
Muhammadu Buhari, Military Head of State 1983-1985, Chairman PTF and President of Nigeria since May 29, 2015
Muhammadu Dikko , Emir of Katsina 1906-1944.
Ibrahim Coomassie, Inspector General of Police 1993-1999
Mohammed Bello , former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Shehu Musa Yar'Adua , politician, major general and Military Vice President 1976-1979
Faruk Umar Faruk CON, Current and 60th Emir of Daura
Sani Ahmed Daura , Lagos State commissioner of police 1990, and first Governor of Yobe State 1991–1992
Sheikh Ja'afar Mahmud Adam, Salafist Islamic scholar aligned with the Izala Society
Lawal Musa Daura , Director General of the Nigerian State Security Service
Habu Daura , Commissioner of Police and he was the acting Administrator of Bayelsa State, from February to June 1997
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua , Governor of the State 1999-2007, and President of Nigeria 2007-2010
Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem , Pan-Africanist, Oxford Rhodes Scholar and Former Deputy Director of United Nations Millennium Campaign for Africa 1961-2009
Hamza Rafindadi Zayyad , former head of the Technical Committee on Privatization and Commercialization
Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, Emir of Katsina
Isa Kaita , first northern Nigeria minister of education and speaker of the house of parliament
Hassan Usman Katsina , Military governor of the northern region 1966-1967.
Sani Zangon Daura , Federal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 1999 – 2000, Federal Minister of Environment 2000 – 2001
Mohammed Tukur Liman former majority leader of the Nigerian Senate .
Mamman Shata a well-known Hausa
griot/musician.
Aminu Bello Masari former speaker
house of representatives 2003 to 2007 and current Governor of the State
Mahmud Kanti Bello , Former Chief Whip of the Senate
Muhammadu Dikko Yusufu Inspector General of Police from 1975 to 1979
Abba Musa Rimi , Governor of Kaduna State 1980 - 1983
Ibrahim Shema, Governor of Katsina State 2007 - 2015
Lawal Kaita, Governor of Kaduna State 1983
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab , sentenced to life imprisonment in the United States for attempting to bomb
Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on
Christmas Day, 2009.
2 Ogun State:
Ògùn is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in 1976, it borders Lagos State to the south, Oyo and Osun states to the north, Ondo to the east and the
Republic of Benin to the west.
Abeokuta is the capital and largest city in the state. The state's nickname is "Gateway to Nigeria". It was created in February 1976 from the former
Western State. The 2006 census recorded a total population of 3,751,140 residents.
Notable people from Ogun
Adegboyega Dosunmu Amororo II
Adeoye Lambo
Adebayo Adedeji
Adebayo Ogunlesi
Afolabi Olabimtan
Bola Ajibola
Cornelius Taiwo
Chief Olu Oyesanya
Olawunmi Banjo
Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo
Idowu Sofola
Jubril Martins-Kuye
Kehinde Sofola
Kemi Adeosun
Kuforiji Olubi
MKO Abiola
Mike Adenuga
Oba Otudeko
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo 'OBJ'
Obafemi Awolowo
Ola Rotimi
Otunba Gbenga Daniel
Oladipo Diya
Peter Akinola
Salawa Abeni
Tunde Bakare
Tai Solarin
Bisi Onasanya
Sen Abraham Adesanya
Wole Soyinka
Professor Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo
3 Anambra State:
Anambra is a state in southeastern
Nigeria. Its name is an anglicized version of the original 'Oma Mbala', the native name of the Anambra River . The capital and seat of government is Awka. Onitsha, Nnewi , and Ekwulobia are the biggest commercial and industrial cities respectively. The state's theme is "Light Of The Nation".
Notable people
Chinua Achebe
Nnamdi Azikiwe Owelle of Onitsha - the first President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and historically, the only man whose name appeared in the Constitution of his country (Nigeria's Republican Constitution of 1963).
Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme , hails from Okoh town, is a frontline Politician, Architect and the first executive Vice-President of Nigeria, serving 1979 – 1983.
Nwafor Orizu - hails from Nnewi, the first Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Dim Emeka Ojukwu - a native of Nnewi, the leader of the secessionist Biafra Republic;
Dr.senator Chuba Wilberforce Okadigbo (December 17, 1941 – September 25, 2003)- a native of
Ogbunike , was President of the Senate of Nigeria.
Professor Chinua Achebe - a native of Ogidi and best known for the classic, Things Fall Apart was the first African writer whose books are standard curricula in schools and universities across the world.
Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi (born in Aguleri , Anambra State, in September 1903 – died in Leicester, England, January 24, 1964) was an
Igbo from Aguleri in Anambra East. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria on December 19, 1937. He worked in the parishes of Nnewi , Dunukofia,
Akpu / Ajalli and Aguleri and was later a Cistercian monk at Mount Saint Bernard Monastery in England. Pope John Paul II beatified him on March 22, 1998, saying "Blessed Cyprian Michael Tansi is a prime example of the fruits of holiness which have grown and matured in the Church in Nigeria since the Gospel was first preached in this land."
Emeka Offor Chairman of Chrome Group
Emeka Anyaoku - the first black Secretary-General of the
Commonwealth and recipient of South Africa's Order of the Companions of Oliver Reginald Tambo for his role in initiating talks between the apartheid state and the African National Congress (ANC);
Professor Uche Okeke - a native of
Nimo and one of the foremost Nigerian fine artists, founder of the Uli movement.
Lieutenant-General Chikadibia Isaac Obiakor, appointed in 2008 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as Military Advisor on UN Peacekeeping Operations. Previously served as Commander of the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) Artillery Brigade in Liberia in 1996 and 1997, and as ECOMOG Chief Coordinator of the Liberian elections in July 1997. [19]
Professor Humphrey Nwobu Nwosu . A Professor of Political Science. Former NEC Chairman. Conducted the freest, fairest and most credible election so far in Nigeria.
Chinyelu Onwurah , a British Labour Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, becoming the first female British MP of African origin.
Chuka Umunna , a British Labour Party Member of Parliament for Streatham constituency.
Professor Kenneth Dike - a pre-eminent scholar of African History and native of Awka, was the first indigenous Vice-Chancellor of the
University of Ibadan and founder of the National Archives.
Professor Ben Enwonwu - a native of Onitsha was the first Nigerian sculptor of international repute with artwork gracing the United Nations headquarters. [20]
Pius Okigbo, CON [21] - a world-renowned economist, was the first economic advisor to the Federal government of Nigeria (1960–1962), first Nigerian Ambassador to the European Community and renowned for bringing to light over $12 billion missing in oil windfall receipts from the Central Bank of Nigeria during the first Gulf War.
Professor Samuel Okoye - was black Africa's first PhD in Radio Astronomy who along with Antony Hewish of the
University of Cambridge discovered the radio source of Crab Nebula neutron star.
Chief Jerome Udoji - from Ozubulu, [22] a social reformer was the first African to be made a 'D.O' (District Officer) by the Colonial Administration.
Chimamanda Adichie
Others include:
Amobi Okoye - Youngest American football player to play for the NFL (2004), currently is a free agent.
Chimamanda Adichie - writer who won the Orange Prize for Fiction (2007) and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2008);
Dora Akunyili - ex-head of NAFDAC and former (December 17, 2008 - December 15, 2010) Minister of Information won international awards for cleansing Nigeria of the scourge of
fake drugs ;
Cardinal Francis Arinze , once considered a potential Pope
P.N. Okeke-Ojiudu - a politician and Businessman and the first minister of agriculture in the Nigerian first republic.
Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu - a native of Nnewi who was the first Nigerian millionaire and first president of the
Nigerian Stock Exchange ;
Cyprian Ekwensi - MFR, a writer of international repute
Philip Emeagwali - winner of the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for Supercomputing;
Azikiwe Peter Onwualu, the former Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) .
Prof Chike Obi - a Mathematician famous for his work on non-differential equations won the 1985 ICTP Price[23] and developed a special solution for Fermat's Last Theorem; [24]
Osita Osadebe - a popular Nigerian
Highlife musician who also holds the Nigerian record for the highest selling album
Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo - a famous economist who spearheaded Nigerian economic reform from 1999–2008 and was ex-head of the Central Bank of Nigeria;
Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy MBE , a London-based visual artist. The first black artist to paint a portrait of
Queen Elizabeth II when commissioned to paint the official Golden Jubilee portrait. [25] She was chosen as one of the UK Women of the Year in 2002 and 2003, represented the UK at the
Council of Europe and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the
University of East Anglia. During 2006 her work was represented on the national postage stamps of six countries. In 2008 she addressed the
Cambridge Union [26][27] Chukwuogo-Roy is a regular contributor to the BBC and other current affairs programmes. In 2009 she was made an
MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Engineer Mark Ezemba from Amorka Ihiala Local Government Area.
4 Kano
Kano is the state capital of Kano State in Northern West, Nigeria . It is situated in the Sahelian geographic region, south of the Sahara. Kano is the commercial nerve center of
Northern Nigeria and is the second largest city in Nigeria, after Lagos . The Kano metropolis initially covered 137 square kilometres (53 square miles ), and comprised six local government areas (LGAs) — Kano Municipal ,
Fagge , Dala, Gwale , Tarauni and
Nasarawa ; However, it now covers two additional LGAs — Ungogo and
Kumbotso . The total area of Metropolitan Kano is now 499 square kilometres (193 square miles), with a population of 2,828,861 as of the 2006 Nigerian census.
6 Oyo State:
Ọyọ , usually referred to as Oyo State to distinguish it from the city of Oyo , is an inland state in south-western
Nigeria, with its capital at Ibadan . It is bounded in the north by Kwara State , in the east by Osun State , in the south by Ogun State and in the west partly by Ogun State and partly by the Republic of Benin .
Notable Oyo State people
Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo
Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, Olubadan of Ibadan
Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade ,
Soun of Ogbomosho
Oba Olasunkanmi Abioye Opeola, Kurunloju I , Oniroko of Iroko
Lam Adesina, Former Governor Oyo State (1999–2003), Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria.
Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja , Former Governor of Oyo State (2003–2007)
Otunba (Dr) Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala, Former Governor of Oyo State (2007-2011)
Professor Dibu Ojerinde ,The Registrar Joint Matriculation Board of Nigeria.
Lamidi Ariyibi Akanbi Adedibu
Chief Richard Akinjide( Former Attorney General of the Federation)Politician
Senator (Rt. Hon.) Monsurat Sunmonu , First female Speaker OYHA and first female Senator from Oyo state
Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, Politician
Chief Lai Balogun, Politician
Alhaja Suliat Adedeji, Politician
Revd. (DR.) Ademola Ishola, Former President, The Nigerian Baptist Convention
Revd. (DR.) Supo Ayokunle, President, The Nigerian Baptist Convention
Chief Akinpelu Obisesan, Diarist, and founder of Cooperative Bank
Chief Bode Akindele, Businessman
Chief Harry Akande, Businessman
Chief Kola Daisi, Businessman
Mr. Niyi Otunla, Former Accountant General of the Federation
Prof James Adelabu, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, Nigeria
Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, Musician
Abass Akande Obesere, Musician
Dauda Akanmu Epo Akara, Musician
Chief Mustafa Adebayo Oyero, Seasoned Public Administrator
His Imperial Majesty Oba Saliu Adetunji , the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan land.
Chief (Hon) Oladejo Arinola, Politician
9ice (born Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun Alapomeji Ajifolajifaola, on 17 January 1980), musician
7 Enugu State:
Enugu, usually referred to as Enugu State to distinguish it from the city of Enugu, is a state in southeastern
Nigeria. Its capital is Enugu, from which the state – created in 1991 from part of the old Anambra State – derives its name. The principal cities in the state are Enugu,Ngwo , Agbani,
Awgu , Udi, Oji-River , and Nsukka .
8 Ondo State:
Ondo or Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State . It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure is the state capital. Each state in Nigeria have different ministerial offices representing the federal offices in each state.
Notable people
Chief Femi Akinmoladun (JP)
T.B. Joshua
Sen. Remi Okunrinboye
Akinyelure Patrick Ayo
Adegunloye Adewale Festus
Bamidele Aturu
Bode Olajumoke
Chris Olukolade
Jimoh Ibrahim
Kayode Ajulo
King Sunny Ade
Gani Adams
Micheal Ade Ojo
Professor Bola A. Akinterinwa
Nahzeem Olufemi Mimiko
Olu Falae
Olusegun Mimiko
Olusola Alexander Oke
Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Adeyeye Mary Funmilola
Kolawole Ademola
Feyi Ayodele
Isaiah Akingba
Moses Akingba
Olufemi Akindele Lawson
Adeshina Ijimakinwa
Bakkita Olufowobi Bello
Michael Adeboro Alabi
Afolabi Joshua I. Sola
Martins Akinyemi
Adekanye Gabriel Victory
Air Commodore Leye Agbebi (Rtd)

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