Augustine Obiora Akubeze

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Augustine Obiora Akubeze
Archbishop of Benin City
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseBenin City
SeeBenin City
Appointed18 March 2011
Installed28 April 2011
PredecessorRichard Anthony Burke
Other post(s)President of the Nigerian Episcopal Conference (2018-2022)[1]
Ordination3 October 1987
Consecration25 February 2006
by Anthony Olubunmi Okogie
Personal details
Augustine Obiora Akubeze

(1956-08-25) August 25, 1956 (age 67)
Previous post(s)Bishop of Uromi (2005-11)
Vice-President of the Nigerian Episcopal Conference (2012-18)
Styles of
Augustine Obiora Akubeze
Reference styleHis Excellency
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleArchbishop

Augustine Obiora Akubeze is a Nigerian prelate of the Catholic Church and serves as archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Benin City, as of 2011.

On 18 March 2011, Vatican Information Service reported that Pope Benedict XVI had appointed Bishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Uromi, Nigeria, as metropolitan archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Benin City, Nigeria, effective on 28 March 2011. He was born in Kaduna, Nigeria in 1956; he was ordained a priest in 1987 and consecrated a bishop in 2006.[2]


  1. ^ Association of Catholic Information in Africa website, article dated 3/9/22
  2. ^ vanguard (2011-04-28). "New Archbishop installed at Benin Archdiocese of Catholic Church". Vanguard News. Retrieved 2022-08-12.


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