Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

1912 - 1966

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Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, (December 1912 – 15 January 1966) was a Nigerian politician who was the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa has received more than 506,741 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is the 13,732nd most popular politician (down from 12,917th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 49th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Nigerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa ranks 13,732 out of 15,710Before him are John Gorton, Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah, Bob Avakian, Eugenia Charles, Rashid Nurgaliyev, and Marianne Thyssen. After him are Liberato Marcial Rojas, Jean Lassalle, Shōichi Nakagawa, Uri Lupolianski, Lester Bird, and Albino Jara.

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Among people born in 1912, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa ranks 287Before him are Wilhelm Baumann, Roger Michelot, Sam Snead, Reta Shaw, Harry Hay, and Bayard Rustin. After him are Leslie Johnson, Karl Kreutzberg, Dorothy Height, Dorothy Janis, Sarah Palfrey Cooke, and Art Mollner. Among people deceased in 1966, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa ranks 169Before him are Carl Osburn, Steingrímur Steinþórsson, Verna Felton, Tom Florie, Maxfield Parrish, and Gösta Åsbrink. After him are Claire McDowell, Alice Calhoun, Bimal Roy, Joe Spence, Francis X. Bushman, and William Frawley.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa ranks 44 out of 200Before him are John Obi Mikel (1987), Aliko Dangote (1957), Victor Moses (1990), Victor Ikpeba (1973), Daniel Amokachi (1972), and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900). After him are Odion Ighalo (1989), Kelechi Iheanacho (1996), Ernest Shonekan (1936), Abubakar Shekau (1974), Stephen Keshi (1962), and Taye Taiwo (1985).

Among POLITICIANS In Nigeria

Among politicians born in Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa ranks 16Before him are Ibrahim Babangida (1941), Murtala Mohammed (1938), Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904), Abdulsalami Abubakar (1942), Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900). After him are Ernest Shonekan (1936), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (1954), and Obafemi Awolowo (1909).