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Samuel Ladoke Akintola was a UK trained legal practitioner and a politician who succeeded Chief Obafemi Awolowo as the Premier of Western region and also the deputy leader of Action Group. Before his position as Premier of Western region, he was the Action Group leader of parliamentary and opposition in Nigerian House of Representatives.

He served as Minister of Health and later as Minister of Communications and Aviation. Akintola later had a serious issue with Chief Obafemi Awolowo because of Awolowo's insistence not to form a coalition government with other Political parties, a problem that later skyrocketed into forming another political party known as Nigerian National Democratic Party by Chief Samuel Akintola and also a major crisis in Western Regional House of Assembly in 1962 and 1965.

The incessant political crises in the then Western region informed the decision of Prime Minister, Sir Ababakar Tafewa Balewa to declare state of emergency in Western Region, followed the installation of Chief Majekodunmi, the then Minister of Health, as Administrator of Western region and later, Chief Akintola was restored as the Premier despite his defeat in the court. Awolowo accused him of planning to supplant him as the leader of the party. Unfortunately for him, he was among the politicians that were consumed by the first coup in Nigerian history.

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Emmanuel Ifeajuna was a Nigerian soldier and also a high jumper who participated in January,1966 coup that saw the death of many prominent Nigerian politicians of first republic. He was born in Onitsha,in present-day Anambra state in the year 1935. Ifeajuna schooled in Dennis Memorial Grammar School in Onitsha and later proceeded to University College Ibadan, where he obtained a degree in Chemistry.

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Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu was a Nigerian soldier and also the leader of a bloody coup, which was carried out on 15 January, 1966. He was born on 26 February, 1937 in present-day capital of Kaduna state. Nzeogwu hailed from Okpanam Town, in present-day Delta State, South South part of Nigeria.

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Adewale Ademoyega was a Nigerian soldier who also participated in Nigerian first coup d'etat in January,1966. He was educated in University of London, where he secured a degree in history. He was the author of a popular book titled "WHY WE STRUCK," a book that said much about the first coup in Nigeria.

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