University of Nigeria Nsukka Alumni

UNN ALUMNI: Notable Personalities That Passed Through The University of Nigeria Nsukka

The University of Nigeria since her inception in 1960 has continued to produce  movers of the Nigerian society and renowned personalities in all walks of life. If you are amongst those that usually argue against the fact that the institution is the University in Nigeria with the most recognized alumni, maybe the list below will convince you this time.

Politics/Government:

  • Akpan Isemin, Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (1992–1993)
  • Chimaroke Nnamani, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Enugu East Senatorial District, Enugu State) and Governor of Enugu State (1999–2007)
  • Chris Ngige, Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria (2003–2007) and Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Anambra State, Anambra Central Senatorial District), 2011 – date
  • Clement David Ebri, Governor of Cross River State (1992 – 1993)
  • Lam Adesina, Governor of Oyo State, Nigeria (1999–2003)
  • Okwesilieze Nwodo, Governor of Enugu State, Nigeria (1992 – 1993)
  • 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
  • Peter Obi, Governor of Anambra State, Nigeria (2006 – date)
  • Peter Odili, Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria (1999–2007)
  • Sullivan Chime, Governor of Enugu State, Nigeria (2007 – date)
  • Sir, G.T.G. Toby, former Deputy Governor, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (2004–2009)
  • Dora Akunyili, Federal Minister of Information and Communication, Nigeria (2008–2010) and Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control(NAFDAC)(2001)
  • Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President of Nigeria
  • Joy Emodi, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Anambra North Senatorial Zone, Anambra State) 2003
  • Anthony O. Agbo, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ( Ebonyi North constituency of Ebonyi State) 2007
  • Oby Ezekwesili, Vice President World Bank(Africa Region), Federal Minister of Education (2006–2007) and Solid Minerals Development (2005–2006)
  • Fabian Osuji, former Minister of Education
  • Gregory Ngaji, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Cross River North Senatorial constituency, Cross River) 2003 – 2011
  • Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Special Assistant on Diaspora Affairs, Nigeria; MBGN 1988, Miss Intercontinental 1989
  • Niki Tobi, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Nigeria (2002–2010)
  • 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
  • Professor Eme Awa, Chairman National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON) 1987 – 1989
  • Professor Humphrey Nwosu, Chairman National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON) 1989 – 1993
  • Ojo Maduekwe, Nigeria Foreign Minister (2007 – 2010)
  • Kema Chikwe, Federal Minister of Transport (1999 – 2001), Federal Minister of Aviation (2001 – 2003)
  • Fidelia Njeze, Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, former Nigerian minister of Aviation(2010-2011)
  • Onyema Ugochukwu, First Executive Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
  • Olisa Agbakoba, founder of Nigeria’s foremost human rights organization, the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) and former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (2006 – 2008)
  • O.C. Iloeje, former Commissioner (Research and Development), Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), former Director, Energy Planning and Analysis, Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Abuja
  • Ousman Jammeh, Gambian Foreign Minister (2009–2010)

Arts/Entertainment:

  • Adiele Afigbo, renowned Nigeria Historian
  • Aituaje Iruobe (WAJE), singer and songwriter
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Writer
  • Chinua Achebe, renowned novelist and Emeritus Professor of English, UNN, 1985
  • Chris Okotie, Televangelist and pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries
  • Daniel Olerum, Football Striker at FC Aboomoslem in the Azadegan League.
  • Dilomprizulike, artist
  • El Anatsui, renowned Artist and Professor of Sculpture
  •  Esther Olaedo Ebigbo (RESONANCE), singer and songwriter
  • Glory Umunna (born Glory Chuku), former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria(MBGN)
  • Jide Obi, Singer
  • Marcia Kure, artist
  • Michael Mbabuike, poet and linguist
  • Ndidi Dike, visual artist
  • Nnenna Okore, artist
  • Obiora Nwokolobia-Agu (OBIWON), Musician
  • Tayo Adenaike, artist
  • Uzo, New York based film director and producer
  • Zack Orji, Nollywood actor

Academia:

  • Abhulimen Richard Anao, Vice Chancellor, University of Benin (1999–2004)
  • Alexander Obiefoka Enukora Animalu, Professor Emeritus of Physics at University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • Anya Oko Anya, Professor of Zoology, UNN (1973)
  • Austin Ilochi Okafor (SAN), former Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka;Former Attorney General in the old Anambra state. Profesor of Law.
  • Babs Fafunwa, Emeritus Professor of Education; First Dean of the Faculty of Education and Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria (1964 – 1966)
  • Boniface Egboka, Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State (June 2009 – ); Professor of Environmental Hydrogeology
  • 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
  • Chibuzo Ogbuagu, Vice Chancellor, Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State. Professor of Economics
  • Christian C. Anieke, pioneer Vice Chancellor, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu (2009), Professor of English
  • Eni Njoku, Professor of Botany; Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, 1966 – 1967
  • Gabriel O. Ajayi, Professor of Communications, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; first Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Abuja
  • 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
  • James Epoke, Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar (2010); Professor of Microbiology
  • J.O. Onah, former Vice Chancellor, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria. Professor of Marketing
  • Obiora Udechukwu, head, Fine Arts Department, St. Lawrence University, New York
  • 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
  • Ola-Rotimi Ajayi, pioneer Vice Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State (2011); Professor of Political Science
  • Olu Oguibe, Professor of Art and African-American Studies and interim Director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • P. N. Okeke, Professor of Physics and first person to earn a PhD in Physics (1975) from the University of Nigeria

Business:

  • Arunma Oteh, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria and Vice-President for Corporate Services, African Development Bank Group (AfDB) (2006–2009)
  • Assisi Asobie, Chairman of the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and former President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Nigeria
  • Cathy Echeozo, Deputy Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
  • Chima Ibeneche, Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO), and former Managing Director, Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited
  • Cyril Enweze, Vice-President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy.
  • Emeka Onwuka, Chairman, Enterprise Bank and former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank Plc.
  • Gerald Ilukwe, Managing Director/CEO, Galaxy Backbone Plc and former, General Manager of Microsoft Nigeria
  • Godwin Emefiele, Group Managing Director, Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria
  • Kingsley Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and head of the Bank’s Financial System Stability directorate
  • Michael Ade-Ojo, founder of Elizade Nigeria Limited, major distributors of Toyota Motors in Nigeria
  • O’tega Emerhor, Vice Chairman/Group CEO, Standard Alliance Insurance Plc
  • Tunde Lemo, Deputy Governor (Operations), Central Bank of Nigeria and former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Wema Bank Plc, Nigeria

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