Domingo Alaba Obende Politician
Domingo Alaba John Obende (born 5 December 1954) is a Nigerian businessman who was elected Senator for Edo North, in Edo State, Nigeria, in the 9 April 2011 elections. He ran on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) platform. Domingo Alaba Obende was born in Igarra in the Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State Nigeria on 5 December 1954. He obtained a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from the University of Benin, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management and an MBA in Public Services from the University of East London in the United Kingdom. Official positions include an appointment as Justice of the peace by the Edo state government, Chairman of the Nigeria-Serbia Chamber of Commerce and President of the Institute of Corporate Affairs Management Nigeria. Obende was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors of the Edo State Urban Water Board, and became Executive Chairman of a number of companies in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. In the 2007 elections, Obende competed unsuccessfully in the PDP primary for Senator for Edo North. He was a member of the PDP National Electoral Panel representing Edo State at the 2008 PDP Congress.
1. University of Benin Colleges/University
The University of Benin - also known as UNIBEN - is one of the country's major universities.
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People attended University of Benin connected by profession and/or age
Action Congress of Nigeria
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The Action Congress of Nigeria, formerly known as Action Congress, is a classical liberal Nigerian political party formed via the merger of the Alliance for Democracy, the Justice Party, the Advance Congress of Democrats, and several other minor political parties in September 2006. The party controls Lagos. It is regarded as a natural successor to the progressive politics more closely associated with Action Group and UPN led by Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the First and Second Republics respectively. However, criticism of the party's more pragmatic and less ideological political outlook associated with AG and UPN, has made many argue it is less of a worthy political heir. The Party has strong presence in the South West, Mid-West and North Central Regions. Lagos, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Ondo, Bauchi, Plateau, Niger, Adamawa, Oyo and Osun states by far accounts for majority of the party's presence and discernible power base. In February 2013 the party announced plans to merge with the Congress for Progressive Change, the All Nigeria Peoples Party, and a faction of All Progressives Grand Alliance to form the All Progressives Congress.