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Tafawa Balewa, Sir Abubakarlocked

(1912–1966)
  • A. Trevor Clark

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Tafawa Balewa, Sir Abubakar (1912–1966), prime minister of Nigeria, was born in December 1912 in the village of Tafawa Balewa (Black Rock) in the Lere district of Bauchi province, Northern Nigeria, the eldest son of Yakubu Dan Zala and his wife, Fatima Inna...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)