Independent Historian

Courtney Faal is currently working on her BA at the University of Washington, Seattle.  She hopes to complete her degree in International Studies with a focus on African Studies.  After graduation Courtney hopes to work in West Africa.

Benjamin Nnamdi “Zik” Azikiwe (1904-1996)

Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first President of Nigeria and was instrumental in founding a string of newspapers across Nigeria. Azikiwe was born on November 16, 1904 in Zungeru which was then the capital of Northern Nigeria. His father, Chukwumeka Azikiwe, was a civil servant in … Read MoreBenjamin Nnamdi “Zik” Azikiwe (1904-1996)