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University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) is indeed the den of the Lions as it is credited for having seen and produced a lot of notable people in the society, the likes of Chinua Achebe, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Patrick Utomi, Godwin Emefiele, Chimamanda Adichie and so many others you may not have imagined. Here is the full list of notable individuals in different fields of endeavor who ” passed” through theUniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) :

TOP UNN ALUMNI IN BUSINESS

1. Michael Ade-Ojo,

Class of 1965 (Business Administration); founder of Elizade Nigeria Limited, major distributors of Toyota Motors in Nigeria

2. Assisi Asobie,

Chairman of the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and former President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Nigeria

3. Cathy Echeozo,

Deputy Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

4. Godwin Emefiele,

Governor – Central Bank of Nigeria,Former Group Managing Director/CEO, Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria

5. O’tega Emerhor,

Class of 1983 (Accountancy); Vice Chairman/Group CEO, Standard Alliance Insurance Plc

6. Obiageli Ezekwesili,

Vice President (Africa Region), World Bank and Federal Minister of Education (2006–2007) and Solid Minerals Development (2005–2006), Nigeria

7. Chima Ibeneche,

Former Managing Director, Nigeria LNG Limited and former, Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO)

8. Gerald Ilukwe,

Managing Director/CEO, Galaxy Backbone Plc and former, General Manager of Microsoft Nigeria

9. Emmanuel C. Iwuanyanwu,

Businessman

10. Tunde Lemo,

Deputy Governor (Operations), Central Bank of Nigeria and former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Wema Bank Plc, Nigeria

11. Okey Nwuke,

Executive Director, Institutional Banking, Access Bank Plc, Nigeria

12. Emeka Onwuka,

Chairman, Enterprise Bank and former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank Plc, Nigeria

13. Arunma Oteh, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria and Vice-President for Corporate Services, African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (2006–2009)

14. Charles Chukwuma Soludo,

Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (2004–2009)

15. Herbert Wigwe,

Group Deputy Managing Director and Co-founder, Access Bank Plc, Nigeria

15. Cyril N Enweze,

Director IMF – Fmr, Vice President ADB-Fmr, Vice President IFAD, Rome – Fmr Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine

TOP UNN ALUMNI IN GOVERNMENT

1. Dora Akunyili (late),

Federal Minister of Information and Communication, Nigeria (2008–2010) and Former Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

2. Olisa Agbakoba,

Class of 1977 (Law); Senior Advocate of Nigeria; founder of Nigeria’s foremost human rights organization, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) and former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (2006 – 2008)

3. Lam Adesina,

Pioneer class of 1963; Governor of Oyo State, Nigeria (1999–2003)

4. Gabriel O. Ajayi,

Class of 1965 (Physics); Professor of Communications, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; first Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Abuja

5. E.C. Amucheazi,

Former Director-General, National Orientation Agency

6. Sullivan Chime,

Former Governor of Enugu State, Nigeria (2007 – 2015)

7. Ike Ekweremadu,

Former Deputy Senate President, Nigeria

8. Akpan Isemin,

Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (1992–1993)

9. Ousman Jammeh,

Gambian Foreign Minister (2009–2010)

10. Gregory Ngaji,

Class of 1977; Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Cross River North Senatorial constituency, Cross River)

11. Joy Emordi,

Class of 1979; Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Anambra North Senatorial Zone, Anambra State)

12. Chris Ngige,

Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria (2003–2007) and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Anambra State, Anambra Central Senatorial District),

13. Chimaroke Nnamani,

Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Enugu East Senatorial District, Enugu State) and Governor of Enugu State (1999–2007)

14. Peter Obi,

Former Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria

15. Peter Odili,

Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria (1999–2007)

16. Osita Ogbu,

Former Economic Adviser to the President and Minister of National Planning Commission of Nigeria

17. Kanayo KGB Oguakwa,

Class of 1987, Member, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria (Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, Enugu State)

18. Fabian Osuji,

Former Federal Minister of Education

19. Oserheimen Osunbor,

Governor of Edo State, Nigeria (2007–2008) and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Edo State, Edo Central Senatorial District), 1999–2007

20. Niki Tobi,

First person to earn a PhD in Law from University of Nigeria (1983); Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Nigeria (2002–2010)

21. G.T.G. Toby,

Pioneer class of 1963 and former Deputy Governor, Rivers State, Nigeria

22. Patrick Utomi,

Presidential candidate for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the Nigerian April 2007 elections and former Director of the Center for Applied Economics, Lagos Business School, Pan African University

23. Okwesilieze Nwodo,

Governor of Enugu State, Nigeria (1992 – 1993)

TOP UNN ALUMNI IN ENTERTAINMENT

1. Glory Chuku,

Former MBGN (Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria)

2. Aituaje Iruobe (WAJE),

Singer and songwriter

3. Jide Obi,

Former singer

4. Chris Okotie,

Televangelist and pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries

5. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu,

Special Assistant on Diaspora Affairs, Nigeria; Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 1988, Miss Intercontinental 1989

6. Zack Orji,

Actor

7. Uzo,

New York based film director and producer

8. Aroma Ufodike,

Top prize winner on Nigeria’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

9. Nnaemeka Ubaekwena,

Representative in the Zain Africa Challenge 2009 and Second prize winner on Nigeria’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

TOP UNN ALUMNI IN ACADEMIA

1. Chinua Achebe,

Schooled at the University of Ibadan but fled to Nsukka and began lecturing at The University of Nigeria Nsukka and was Honored as Emeritus Professor of English, 1985

2. Adiele Afigbo,

Renowned Professor of History (1966–1992)

3. Samuel A. Aluko,

Professor of Economics and Chairman of the National Economic Intelligence Committee (NEIC)

4. El Anatsui,

Africa’s most famous artist and Professor of Sculpture

5. Alexander Animalu,

Emeritus Professor of Physics and former Research Scientist, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America; former President, Nigerian Academy of Science and Director-General, National Mathematical Centre, Abuja

6. Anya O. Anya,

Professor of Zoology and former, President, Nigerian Academy of Science

7. Eme Awa,

Professor of Political Science and Chairman, National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), 1987 – 1989

8. Michael J.C. Echeruo,

Pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Imo State University (1981 – 1988); Professor of English

9. James O.C. Ezeilo,

Professor of Mathematics, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria and Bayero University Kano; pioneer Director-General, National Mathematical Center, Abuja; one of a trio of mathematicians (with Chike Obi and Adegoke Olubummo) who pioneered modern mathematics research in Nigeria

10. Babs Fafunwa,

Emeritus Professor of Education; First Dean of the Faculty of Education and Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria (1964 – 1966); Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and the first Nigerian recipient of a doctoral degree in education; former Federal Minister of Education

11. Gaius Igboeli,

Professor of Animal Science, Vice-Chancellor, Paul University; former Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State and former, Pro-Chancellor, Enugu State University of Science and Technology

12. O.C. Iloeje, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; former Commissioner (Research and Development), Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Abuja; former Director, Energy Planning and Analysis, Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Abuja

13. Eni Njoku,

Professor of Botanist; First Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, 1962 – 1965 and Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, 1966 – 1967

14. Augustine N. Njoku-Obi,

Professor of Virology; Developer of Cholera vaccine during the Nigerian-Biafran War

14. Ben O. Nwabueze,

Professor of Law

15. Michael A. Nwachuku,

Renowned Professor of Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri; First Dean, Faculty of Engineering and First Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nigeria

16. Osita D.I. Nwokah,

Professor of Control Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States and former Chairman of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

17. Thomas C. Nwodo,

Professor of Electrical Engineering, former Acting Vice-Chancellor, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (1998), co-founder and first President, Internet Society (ISOC), Nigeria Chapter; visiting Professor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri

18. Chukuedu Nwokolo,

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, first Head, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and co-founder, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu

19. Humphrey Nwosu,

Professor of Political Science and Chairman, National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), 1989 – 1993

Ikenna Nzimiro, Distinguished Social Anthropologist

20. Chuka O.G. Obah,

Former Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri

21. Chukuka Okonjo,

Professor of Economics and first Nigerian Head of Economics Department; former Director, United Nations Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana; former Director, Centre for Population Studies, University of Ibadan

22. Samuel Okoye,

Renowned Professor of Astrophysics

23. Gilbert O. Onuaguluchi,

Professor of Pharmacology and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos (1975–1978)

24. Cyril A. Onwumechili,

Professor of Physics and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ife and Anambra State University of Technology; first indigenous Head, Department of Physics, University of Nigeria (UNN)

25. Bernard Maruwa Amalaha,

Department of education,(1966-1974), former Dean school of education, Alvan Ikoku college of education (1974-1979)

26. Ola-Rotimi Matthew Ajayi,

Pioneer Vice Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State (2011 – ); Professor of Political Science

27. Abhulimen Richard Anao,

Vice Chancellor, University of Benin, Nigeria (1999–2004)

28. Christian C. Anieke,

Pioneer Vice Chancellor, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu (2009 – ); Professor of English and Catholic Priest

29. Boniface C.E. Egboka,

Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State (June 2009 – ); Professor of Environmental Hydrogeology

30. James Epoke,

Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar (2010 – ); Professor of Microbiology

31. Chibuzo Ogbuagu,

Vice Chancellor, Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State; Professor of Economics

32. Ogwo Ekeoma Ogwo,

Pioneer Vice Chancellor, Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu State (2006 – 2011) and former, Vice Chancellor, Abia State University (2000 – 2005); Professor of Marketing

33. Austin Ilochi Okafor,(SAN),

Former Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka;Former Attorney General in the old Anambra state; Professor of Law.

34. Jacob K. Olupona,

Professor of African Religious Traditions and Chair of the Committee on African studies at the Harvard Divinity School with a joint appointment as Professor of African and African American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

35. J.O. Onah,

Former Vice Chancellor, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria; Professor of Marketing

36. Celestine O. E. Onwuliri,

Former Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State (2006 – 2011) and acting Vice Chancellor, University of Jos; Professor of Zoology

37. Ossie Onuora Enekwe,

Class of 1971 (English), Professor of Dramatic Arts

38. Marcia Kure,

Artist

39. Meki Nzewi,

Professor of Music

40. Olu Oguibe,

Best graduate of all time of the University of Nigeria, Professor of Art and African-American Studies and interim Director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, United States of America

41. Ola Oloidi,

Professor of Art History, UNN.

42. Obiora Udechukwu,

Class of 1972 (Fine Arts); Head, Fine Arts Department, St. Lawrence University, New York

43. Chukwuma Anyanwu,

Pharmacist, Epidemiologist and Zoologist

44. Charles Chidume,

Professor of Mathematics, President, African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja, Nigeria and Mathematician, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy

45. Pius N. Okeke,

Professor of Physics and first person to earn a PhD in Physics (1975) from the University of Nigeria

46. John Obinna Chukwu,

Director of Procurement Federal Ministry of Works.

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