Akanbi Oniyangi

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Akanbi Mahmoud Oniyangi (1930 – 17 January 2006) was a Nigerian politician and former Minister for commerce and Defense during the aborted second republic. He was born in Kwara State and was educated at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was a lawyer and Community leader before entering politics.[1]

During his tenure as defense minister, he tried to the improve Nigeria's strained relationship with its neighbors. Chad was having merger talks with Libya and was under a peacekeeping force and Cameroon was having border disputes with Nigeria.


  1. ^ "Akanbi Oniyangi Dies At 76," Daily Champion, January 18, 2006