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Who Are Your 5 Most Respected Nigerians ?

Can you list your 5 Most Respected Nigerians,either Living or Late. It was a bid difficult at arriving at my own 5 most respected Nigerians.

1. Pastor Enoch Adeboye - For his Humility and Vision

2. Gideon Orkar (late) - For his daring effort to change the system

3. Philip Emeagwali - For his feat in terms of inventing Super Computers

4. Tom Iseghohi - For his excellence in Corporate Leadership

5. Aliko Dangote - For his excellence in business drive.

Who are you own 5 Most respected Nigerians ??

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Me

Pastor Tunde Bakare

Prof. Wole Soyinka

GBile Akani

Tupac Amaru Sharkur (late), in diaspora.

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For this Yoruba boy. It has to be

Late Odumegwu Ojukwu

The man has balls to fight injustice at a time when not many people were aware of it. I respect a man like that.

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Ma dad- eld k.o ngwobia ma mum-eld olanma k.o chinedu kay

chimeriri kay-me

chinua achebe- there waz a country (a personal history of biafra.

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2face IDIBIA

Kanu NWAKWO

Olusegun OBASANJO

My DAD

My MUM

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1-williams folorunsho kumuyi (most dynamic and foremost world preacher). 2-chinua achebe 3- bola ige 4-murtala mohamed 5- ken saro wiwa

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The list goes:

Fela

Chioma Ajunwa

Rashidi Yekini

Mercy Akide

Chinua Achebe

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1. W. F. Kumuyi

2. King Sunny Ade

3. Zik of Africa

4. Sanusi Lamido (CBN)

5. Rotimi Amaechi

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Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, Late (Chief) Odumegwu Ojukwu, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Aliko Dangote, Olusegun Obasanjo.

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William Folorunsho Ikumuyu

Enock Adeboye Adejare

Zik of Africa

Tayo Aderinokun

Olusegun 0basanjo

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Myself

Gbile Akanni

Mathew Asimolowo

Obasanjo

David Mark

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Murtala Mohammad, Umar Musa Yar'adua, Chinua Achebe, Aliko Dangote, my dad!

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Dr D.K. Olukoya has to be on this list

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God the Father, The Son & The Holy Spirit

Prof Dora Akunyili

Prof Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Lat Prof Chinua Achebe of blessed memory

&

His Exc Owelle Rochas Okorocha

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1. Bro. Gbile Akanni

2. Prof. Chinua Achebe.

3. Dim Emeka Ojukwu.

4. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.

5. Great Ogboru.

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(1). Pastor E.A Adeboye: for populating the Kingdom of God here on earth nd for his level of humility

(2). Admira Komolafe Kehinde: for his higher moral standard in Nigerian Navy, his level of transperancy, accountability and for his humility

(3). Obafemi Awolowo: for his struggle for Nigeria and introduction of free education to the western part of Nigeria

(4). Fela Anikulapo Kuti: for his kind of music.(Nd d truth he preach with his music)

(5). Kanu NWankwo. For his contribution to Nigeria football

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Obasanjo*1

Ooni of ife*2

pastor adeboye*3

I Babangida*4

me*5

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My late mum

Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu

Pastor Tunde Bakare

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Gov Tunde Fashola

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The great apostle joseph ayo babalola, Dr Dk olukoya, pst E A adeboye, the late Bishop Ben idahosa, mallam amino kano

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1: late major General Isaac Adaka Boro 2:late Umaru Musa Yar Adua 3:President Goodluck Jonthan 4:commander Asari Dokumbo 5:prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin

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1. Olusegun Mathew Okikiọla Arẹmu Ọbasanjọ

2. Professor Patrick Okedinachi Utomi

3. Alhaji Aliko Dangote

4. Governor Donald Etim Duke

5. Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola

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My Dad( names withheld)-------For his fatherly roles.

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome --------For his great teachings of the world of God.

Chief Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu------For his current mature and intelligent approach towards issues.

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo-------For his leadership roles to the Nigerian governance since the Military regime.

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Phillip Effiong- The unsung hero of the Nigeria.

Gen Efiong, full name: Philip Asuquo Efiong Udo Ukpong Akpan Ekandem Essien Nkam Obionte, was a self-made man who rose through the ranks to become a Lt-Colonel in the Nigerian Army before the coup of 15 January 1966. Following the coup, he was posted to the Supreme Headquarters as Principal Staff Officer to Major-Gen J. T. U. Aguiyi-Ironsi. He was Acting Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters in May 1966. And in July 1966 he was posted to Kaduna as Deputy Brigade Commander. Following the counter coup of July 1966, Efiong who was a target of the counter coupists, managed to escape to Lagos. And in compliance with orders for all officers to return to their region of origin, he returned to the East before the civil war broke out in 1967. In Biafra, Gen Efiong held various commands as Chief of Logistics, Chief of Staff, Commandant of the Militia and the Chief of General Staff. But what has put Efiong in a position of historical significance is that he was the last Head of State of Biafra and the man who eventually brought the fratricidal war to an end. It is therefore clear that Efiong was in vantage positions during those crucial years in the history of this country.

More Information

http://www.kwenu.com/bookreview/philip_efiong.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Effiong

This is why I get so angry with my Igbo friends who, in their sheer blindness, only believe Ojukwu was Biafra and Biafra was Ojukwu. Indeed, Phillip Effiong was, though arguable, the greatest Biafran. It is worthy to mention that he was senior to Ojukwu and others (he was a Brig Gen), but was humble enough to be second in command to Ojukwu, and was Head of State when Ojukwu fled. Nnaemeka L. Aneke wrote, "General Efiong’s handling of Biafra’s surrender is one of the most tactical and devoted maneuvers ever seen on the Nigerian scene. Those who do not appreciate the depth of it may not have appreciated what was at stake as Biafra capitulated." Many observers had expected wholesale retribution at war's end (see the wikipedia link).

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1 My father

2 the Oba of Benin

3 Wole Soyinka

4 Dora Akunyili

5 Aliko Dangote

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IF NOT BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED IBB( MARADONA ),I WOULD HAVE SCORED YOU 100%

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1.MAJOR

T HAMZA

3 ALMUSTAFA

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Thank u brother,I think u have a point there

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chief obafemi awolowo (late), prof wole soyinka, alhaji masaba, fela kuti and j.j. Okocha

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1. Chief Jeremiah obafemi awolowo whose legacies abound arround us till today

2. Dr Olikoye Ransome Kuti who stabilised the nigerian health sector as far as he could despite millitary stereotype bottlenecks

3. Prof Wole Soyinka- great literary icon and first NL in africa who cares less about ethnicity promoting african culture. Was imprisoned for supporting/ mediating for ojukwus biafra even against his own people's belief, greatest critic of nigeria's millitary rule - neither have permanet enemies nor frinds cos he only support what he belief is right ( was under criticism for commenting on PEJ the same woman he supported few months ago.

4. Chief odumegwu ojukwu- the ant (no harm meant here, just a metaphor in terms of d igbos population / resources at their disposal as at the time pls)who fought the whole nigerian elephants, african liöns and the rest of the world for years.

5.charles soludo, aminu kano, bola ige, fela ransome kuti, raji fasola, nuhu ribadu, and someone you might like but she remains öe of my best prof ... Dora akunyili.

Most of the names are dead now which my livin icons are

charles sokudo whose works sanusi is enjoying now

wole soyinka who cares less about criticism

nuhu ribadu who actually is the only northener i respect seconded by the orator babangida aliyu

raji fasola- the only SAN in partisan politics at the level of a governor who is the trail blazer who showed us that governance can be better. So so many governors are surely following his steps as nigeria is learning the china model

prof dora the only wife of akunyili who despite her being lured away by psycophants from NAFDAC into politics still remains my best

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1.Adams Oshiomole( The fearer of no mortal being. The only man who can take a stand and follow it through to success. A passionate Nigerian with great and charismatic followership-the Mandela and Ghandi of modern day 9jeria.)

2.Dora Akunyili(though she messed up in her senatorial elections-buh her Nafdac achievement will ever be unequaled, she served Nigeria wif her life)

3.My self in advance , cos of my great love for Nigeria...

4. My Child (yet to be born) who is going to be the only president Nigeria ever had. He/she is to be trained on Patriotism, Nation building and Nation advancement, through pervasive industrialization driven by local content and self-sustainability. He/she'll begin the long awaited emancipation of Black Africa. N will put Nigeria on the global map.

5. _ _ _ vacant space.

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hmm why is dis moderator always interested in resurrecting dead trend(since 2007)?? pls Mod we need current happenings on the front page nt dead trends...NO HARMS PLS

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My mum in relation

rauf aregbesola in politics

my wife in love

gbenga adeboye in entertainment

my oga at work.

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Diamondwriter,obasanjo,ebele jonathan,tb joshua,david mark

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First 2 comment... Hapi

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1. Ikemba 1 of the whole Ala Ndigbo- For his courage and selflesness

2. Ara-wolowo- By infusing tribalism into nigeria politics he opened all our eyes that we are all not the same that we have to be ethnocentric.

3. Chinua Achebe- Made me proud of being igbo..... A confirmed Nwa Afor through and through

4. Soyinka- Bravery going against Nigeria and trying to mediate between nigeria and Biafra

5. Nzeogwu & Fela- status quo challenger, Social crusader.

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1) Dim Emeka Ojukwu

2)Pascal Dozie

3)Chinua Achebe

4)Chukwudifu Oputa

5)Ngozi Okonjo-iweala

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Gani Fawehinmi

Ken Saro Wiwa

Tunde Idiagbon

Tunde Bakare

Babatunde Fashola

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Amokachi

Yekini

Kanu

Finidi

Oliseh

In fact all the 94 super eagles + General Sani Abacha

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It's with heavy heart buh tanks to God that i announce top 5 nigerians i respect 1)dame patience jonathan 2)mariam abacha 3)gen.olusegun obasanjo 4)mallam el rufai 5)rotimi amaechi

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In no particular order..

1. Jesus Christ ( heard he's from Nigeria too)

2. My mum

3. My brothers and sisters

4. Me

5. My late dad

It amazes me why I couldn't even think of any prominent Nigerian...maybe because none of them can be trusted.

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Do you actually know Emeagwali ? or re u making this comment based on hatred?emeagwali is a genuis doing nigeria proud on the international stage

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Ojukwu

Wole soyinka

Gedeon orka

Nnamdi Azikiwe

Ngozi Okonjo

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1. Pst. Laz Muoka (humility personified, annointed man of God. Apostle of righteousness)

2. Pst. W.F. Kumuyi (humble and annointed man of God. Apostle of righteousness.)

3. My brave mother

4. Myself

5. Apostle Ayodele Joseph Babalola (a true man of God whose righteousness doctrines have gradually but surely been stiffled)

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1.farouk lawan

2.al mustapha

3.abacha

4,thief T.A orji

5.ibori

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1 General Odumegwu Ojukwu.

2 Prof Chinua Achebe

3 Balarabe Musa

4 Chief Ghani fawahenimi

5 Chief Emeka Anyoku

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Pastor W F Kumuyi (so far bt so near to me...#mentor)

My Dad (yet to meet anyone who doesnt love, respect, adore n even fall in love wt him in minutes)

My boo of life (in dis age n time, aw a young man continously works on himself n gets better per sec is amazing...)

My sis (brave woman...wife, mother of four, student, audit manager, assistant pastor, business woman, everyone's wellwisher...she inspires me)

President barrack obama (one man thats unstoppable...yes, he is convinced in himself)

Pls allow me cheat...

Babatunde fashola... (just one good egg out of a rotten whole poultry farm...#respect)

I dint cheat afterall....obama aint naija..stil respect him tho...#african blood

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Bola Tinubu

kabiru sokoto

major al Mustapha

Alao Akala

bode George

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Pastor daniel olukoya.

Gen odiemegwu ojukwu.

Nwakwo kanu.

Gov Babatunde fashola.

Lamido sanusi.

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President Goodluck Jonathan

The Civilian JTF in the North

The Military Guys fighting Boko-haram in the North

Malam Sanusi Limido(CBN GOV)

Idagu David(He's a friend, a teacher, a mentor and a brother)

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Ojukwu

Dangote

Pastor E.A Adeboye

H.Marculey

My Dad

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