June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian
calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. It would
interest you to know that some of your favourite Nigerians were born in
this month. INFORMATION NIGERIA brings 10 of them to you in this piece.
Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar, a retired
Nigerian Army General who was military President of Nigeria from 9 June
1998 until 29 May 1999. He succeeded Sani Abacha upon Abacha’s death was
born on June 13, 1942.
Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Nigerian prophet and televangelist. He was born June 12, 1963
Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN is Nigeria’s
Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing and was Lagos State
Governor from May 29, 2007 to May 29, 2015. The University of Benin
graduate was born on June 28, 1963 in Lagos.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian
economist best known for her two terms as Finance Minister of Nigeria
and for her work at the World Bank, including several years as one of
its Managing Directors. She was born on June 13, 1954 in Ogwashi Ukwu.
Odion Jude Ighalo is a Nigerian
professional footballer who plays for English club Watford and the
Nigerian national team as a striker. After starting his career at Prime
and Julius Berger, he moved to Norway’s Lyn in 2007. He was born on June 16, 1989 in Lagos.
Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a
Nigerian musician born in London and raised in Lagos to late Afrobeat
legend, Fela Kuti on 16 June 1962.
William Folorunso Kumuyi is the
founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church
situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria. The
University of Ibadan graduate was born on June 6, 1941 in Osun State.
Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie is
a Nigerian televangelist and the pastor of the Household of God Church
International Ministries, a Pentecostal congregation in Lagos, Nigeria
since February 1987.The University of Nigeria, Nsukka graduate was born
on June 16, 1958.
Victor Nosa Ikpeba is a former
Nigerian footballer who played as a forward for both club and country.
Ikpeba played thirty-one international matches and scored seven goals
for Nigeria. He played at the FIFA World Cups in 1994 and 1998.He was
born on June 12, 1973 in Benin City.
Seyi George Olofinjana