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
Seyi George Olofinjana is a Nigerian footballer who play as a midfielder who last played for Start in Tippeligaen. Olofinjana began his career with local sides Crown and Kwara United before moving to Europe with Norwegian side SK Brann. He was born on June 30, 1980 in Lagos.