Monday, 6 February 2017

93rd birthday of Pius Okigbo

(Born 6 February 1924, Ojoto, Biafra)
Renowned economistbrother of celebrated poet Christopher Okigbo and cousin of distinguished agronomist Bede Okigboeconomic advisor to the Biafran resistance government during the Igbo genocide perpetrated by Nigeria and its suzerain state Britain, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, when both states murder 3.1 million Igbo people or 25 per cent of this nation’s population
(Sonny Rollins Quintet, “Decision” [personnel: Rollins, tenor saxophone, Donald Byrd, trumpet; Wynton Kelly, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Max Roach, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, US, 16 December 1956])

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