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General C. Odumegwu Ojukwu
President of Biafra
In office
30 May 1967 – 8 January 1970
Vice President Philip Effiong
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Philip Effiong
Constituency Biafra
Governor of Eastern Region, Nigeria
In office
19 January 1966 – 27 May 1967
Preceded by Francis Akanu Ibiam
Personal details
Born (1933-11-04)4 November 1933
Zungeru, Nigeria
Died 26 November 2011(2011-11-26) (aged 78)
United Kingdom
Nationality Nigerian
Political party Nigerian Military, Biafra military, later National Party of Nigeria, APGA
Spouse(s) Njideka Onyekwelu (divorced), Bianca Ojukwu
Children Emeka (Jnr), Okigbo, Ebele
Alma mater Lincoln College, Oxford University, King's College, Lagos
Profession Soldier, politician
Religion Christian

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (4 November 1933[1] – 26 November 2011[2]) was a Nigerian military officer and politician. Ojukwu served as the military governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria in 1966, the leader of the breakaway Republic of Biafra from 1967 to 1970 and a Nigerian politician from 1983 to 2011, when he died, aged 78.[3]

  1. "Ojukwu's birthday".
  2. "Nigeria's ex-Biafra leader Chukwuemeka Ojukwu dies". BBC News. 26 November 2011.
  3. "Odumegwu-Ojukwu Dies At Age 78". 26 November 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2012.