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Okeke , was a Nigerian politician, businessman, teacher, philanthropist and the patriarch of the Okeke-Ojiudu family. Born into a far from wealthy family from Alor , Anambra , Okeke-Ojiudu had to work hard in order to pay for his education at all levels. In he went to St. Due to his outstanding distinctions, he was posted direct as Headmaster.
He was sent to St. Anthony's school Umudioka. Also at St. Anthony's, he was privileged to teach Francis Arinze now Cardinal who entered school at the age of ten.
The two would go on to become good friends. In , P. Charles T. He soon left his job as a tutor at St. Charles College to take up trading. After success trading in textiles and building materials , Okeke-Ojiudu ventured into politics in winning the Local Government election in his home town, and in became a member of the Onitsha Northern District Council where he was elected Chairman of the Staff and Education Committee. While in office, Okeke-Ojiudu politically fought alongside Nigerian legend and founder of Africa's freedom movement, President Nnamdi Azikiwe as a parliamentarian.
In he became the first Minister of Agriculture Eastern , in the first republic of Nigeria , a position which he held till As minister he turned his attention to establishing Farm settlements throughout the region, which in turn led to an increase in food production. He also assisted the regional government in securing a loan for the starting and running of the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
In the wake of the military takeover of January , he retired into private life and gave full rein to his private enterprise. He is the founder of Peenok Investments , a real estate and investment company based in Nigeria. Okeke-Ojiudu and P. The family also owns major property interests across West Africa and overseas. For his outstanding services and achievements, the Pope in bestowed the Knighthood of the Order of St. Sylvester KSS on him.
He was also a Knight of St. Mulumba KSM of which he was one of the founding members. Okeke was married to Grace Nwuduezue Adimorah. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Biographical Legacy and Research Foundation. Retrieved Okeke-Ojiudu: the Patriarch". Retrieved 6 August Categories : Igbo politicians births deaths Igbo businesspeople Igbo educators Igbo philanthropists Nigerian real estate businesspeople National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons politicians Federal ministers of Nigeria 20th-century Nigerian businesspeople.
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She is and Professor of Physics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and first female head of a department in the University. She has been advocating for inclusion of more women in the department, which has led to the hiring of three new female faculty members. In addition, she encourages girls and women to participate in science and technology. In , she was elected as fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science , the apex scientific organization in Nigeria. She was inducted into the academy alongside Abba Gumel , a Professor of Mathematical biology and fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. The dip or magnetic equator differs from the equator by a few degrees, as the Earth's magnetic north pole is different from what we generally think of as the north pole. Okeke's research on how solar activity in the ionosphere affects the Earth's magnetic field could lead to a better understanding of climate change and help pinpoint sources of dramatic phenomena like tsunamis and earthquakes.
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Okeke , was a Nigerian politician, businessman, teacher, philanthropist and the patriarch of the Okeke-Ojiudu family. Born into a far from wealthy family from Alor , Anambra , Okeke-Ojiudu had to work hard in order to pay for his education at all levels. In he went to St. Due to his outstanding distinctions, he was posted direct as Headmaster. He was sent to St. Anthony's school Umudioka.
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