Jim Wiwa

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Jim Beeson Wiwa (1904 – April 1, 2005) was a chief of the Ogoni people of southern Nigeria, and the chairman of the Council of Chiefs of Bane.[1] He was born in Bane. He was the father of executed playwright and environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa[2] and of doctor and human-rights activist Owens Wiwa, and the grandfather of journalist Ken Wiwa.


  1. ^ Jim Wiwa, Nigerian Chief and Father of Dissident, Is Dead, at the New York Times, by Margalit Fox; published April 9, 2005; retrieved May 10, 2014
  2. ^ Nigeria's elections in the south, at BBC.co.uk, by Joseph Winter; published April 15, 2003; retrieved May 10, 2014