Seven people who have played a key role in the liberation of Nigeria

The BBC has made inquiries from various sources about the people who are most active in the fight for Nigeria's independence. We also have seven outstanding individuals whose stories and their background can be summed up:
1. Sir Ahmadu Bello , Sardauna of Sokoto (June 12, 1910 - January 15, 1966)
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 Sir Ahmadu Bello was born in Rabbah, northern Sokoto state. Sardauna is one of Nigeria's most renowned leaders. Ahmadu Bello took control of Sardauna Sokoto and led the Northern People's Congress (NPC), taking control of the country's political scene in the First Republic.
 Sir Ahmadu Bello fought for Nigeria's independence and, after returning from a trip to the United Kingdom, was appointed a member of parliament representing Sokoto province.
Today is a picture of Sardauna at a note of N200. Some of Sardauna's commemorations include Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, named for her and her role in the development of the northern part of the country.

 2. Chief Anthony Enahoro (22 July 1923 - 15 December 2010)

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Image Chief Anthony Eromosele Enahoro is one of the most prolific and pro-democracy activists. Enahoro is editor of Nnamdi Azikiwe's Southern Nigerian Defender, where he became editor for Nigeria's youngest newspaper. Enahoro was the first person to file for Nigerian independence in 953. That's why he was nicknamed "Nigerian Father". Chief Enahoro is a scholar and has been active in Nigeria until his death in 2010.

 3. Herbert Macaulay (14 November 1864 - 7 May 1946)

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His name is Olayinka Herbert Samuel Heelas Badmus. He was a patriot, politician, engineer, architect and journalist and poet. Many Nigerians identify him with the patriotic leader. Mr. Macaulay is renowned for opposing imperialism. In 1919, he stood up to the lords of London, who had been deprived of farms, forcing the colonial government to pay compensation. This angered the British Council and led to her being arrested twice.

 Macaulay became famous where on June 24, 1923 he formed the first political party in the Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP). Herbert Macaulay died in 1946 but his portrait is at the old ₦ 1.

 4. Chif Obafemi Awolowo (6 March 1909 - 9 May 1987)
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 Chif Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo is a patriot and elder who played a key role in the struggle for independence in Nigeria. He was the first governor of southwestern Nigeria and then a finance commissioner in the federal government. Chif Obafemi served as Vice President of the Executive Council during the Civil War.

Awolowo led the opposition party's Action Group in the federal parliament. Although he did not run for the presidency in the Second Republic, Chief Awolowo remains the second most popular candidate after Alhaji Shehu Shagari. The picture of Obafemi is around ₦ 100.


 5. Funmilayo Ransom Kuti (25 October 1900 - 13 April 1978)

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Funmilayo Ransom Kuti is the only woman on the list of Nigerian independence activists. Fumilayo was a schoolteacher, a politician, a feminist activist and a traditional ruler. She is the mother of the famous Nigerian singer Femi Kuti. Funmilayo is the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria. She was elected to the Royal Council, where she was a representative of the Yoruba community. Her upbringing hurts her children, especially during military regimes.

 6. Nnamdi Azikwe (16 November 1904 - 11 May 1996)

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 Chief Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe is the leader of the modern-day nationalist activists. Nnamdi, nicknamed the patriot, holds the editor of the African Morning Post. He is the first Nigerian to enter the US National Assembly. After declaring Nigeria as a republic, Dr Nnamdi Azikwe did his best to unite the country. Dr Zik becomes Nigeria's first president

 7. Press Release (December 1912 - 15 January 1966)

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Balewa was the first Nigerian prime minister to receive independence in 1960. Sir Abubakar Balewa was elected to the Northern Provincial Assembly in 1946 and went to the Federal Parliament in 1947. Tafawa Balewa is a prolific parliamentarian in northern Nigeria. Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and Sardauna Sokoto form the Northern People's Congress (NPC).

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