Sunday Ifere

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Sunday Orinya Ifere
Governor, Kwara State, Nigeria
In office
July 1978 – October 1979
Preceded by George Innih
Succeeded by Adamu Atta
Personal details
Born (1943-12-19) 19 December 1943 (age 73)
Igumale, Benue State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian

Sunday Orinya Ifere (born 19 December 1943) was a Nigerian army officer who was the Military Governor of Kwara State between July 1978 and October 1979.[1][2] As a lieutenant, in the unsuccessful Nigerian Counter-Coup of 1966 he was involved in fighting in Kaduna, serving in the same squadron as Ibrahim Babangida, who later became military head of state from August 1985 until August 1993. A colonel when military governor, he retired as a major general.[3]


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  2. ^ "Kwara". worldstatesmen. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  3. ^ Nowa Omoigui, MD. "OPERATION 'AURE': Northern Nigerian Military Counter-Rebellion". Urhobo Historical Society. Retrieved 2009-11-28.