Adewunmi Agbaje

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Benson Adewunmi Agbaje
Administrator of Enugu State
In office
August 1998 – May 1999
Preceded by Sule Ahman
Succeeded by Chimaroke Nnamani

Navy Captain Benson Adewunmi Agbaje was appointed Military Administrator of Enugu State, Nigeria from August 1998 to May 1999 during the transitional regime of General Abdulsalam Abubakar, handing over to the elected civilian governor Chimaroke Nnamani when democracy returned with the Nigerian Fourth Republic.[1] In March 1999, he apparently ordered the arrest of Emeka Mamah, the chief correspondent of the Vanguard newspapers in Enugu, an unusual move during the transition to democracy.[2] He was forced to retire in June 1999 under a law that affected all military ministers, governors and administrators in the Babangida, Abacha and Abubakar regimes.[3]


  1. ^ "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Attacks On The Media In MARCH 1999: Vanguard Correspondent Arrested over News Story". Media Rights Agenda. March 1999. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  3. ^ "OBASANJO HIRES & FIRES". NDM DEMOCRACY WATCH 1999/03. July 1, 1999. Retrieved 2010-03-27.