Abubakar Balewa

Abubakar Balewa

SIR ABUBAKAR BALEWA d1966. Nigerian politician who served as the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria upon independence. He was overthrown and murdered aged 53 in a military coup on 15th January 1966. The circumstances of his death still remain unresolved. His body was discovered at a roadside near Lagos six days after he was ousted from office. News of his assassination spurred violent riots throughout Northern Nigeria and ultimately led to the bloody counter-coup of July 1966

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Abubaker Balewa

Reference Number. 14053W

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An original vintage 1964 index card, clearly signed in ink by Abubaker Balewa

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