Throwback:Check Out Nnamdi Azikiwe And His Car In 1959

Throwback:Check Out Nnamdi Azikiwe And His Car In 1959
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These are indeed great pictures of the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe in the year 1959.

Also fondly referred to as “Zik” or “Zik of Africa”, this Nigerian statesman was the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966.

He is popularly considered as the driving force behind Nigeria’s independence and came to be known as the “father of Nigerian Nationalism”.

Azikiwe could speak Yoruba, Hausa and his native language, Igbo.

Motivated to get a university education, he traveled to U.S. and attended various colleges including Storer College, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania and Howard.

He returned to Africa in 1934 to start work as a journalist in the Gold Coast (now Ghana). In British West Africa, Azikiwe was an important advocate of Nigerian and African nationalism, first as a journalist and later as political leader.

In one of the pictures shown below, the great nationalist is seen standing near his car. And in another, he is sitting in the same car.

If you know the name and model of this car, kindly state it in the comment section.

In the picture below is the Chauffeur of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe

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