Monday, November 4, 2013

ANAMBRA STATE UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER LATE EMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU


Anambra State University, Uli has been named after late biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, announced the renaming of the University in a live broadcast on Anambra Broadcasting Service Television ABStv on Friday November 1st. The governor said the university was being renamed in celebration of Ojukwu'sposthumous 80th birthday.

Late Ojukwu was a Nigerian military officer, who served as the Military Governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria in 1966.

From 1967 to 1970, he led an army of loyalists, in an unsuccessful attempt to breakaway from Nigeria to form the Republic of Biafra.

Ojukwu, who contested the 2003 presidential elections, died on November 26, 2011, aged 78.