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List of notable or famous physicians from Nigeria, with bios and photos, including the top physicians born in Nigeria and even some popular physicians who immigrated to Nigeria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Nigerian physicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physician from Nigeria is included when available.

Owens Wiwa and Samuel Manuwa are included on this list.

This historic physicians from Nigeria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Nigerian physicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicians from Nigeria?" These prominent physicians of Nigeria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Nigerian physicians.

Use this list of renowned Nigerian physicians to discover some new physicians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (13 items)
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Crispin Adeniyi-Jones


Crispin Curtis Adeniyi-Jones was a Nigerian medical doctor of Sierra Leonean heritage and the pioneer director of the Yaba asylum. He became one of Nigeria's foremost nationalist as a member and later president of the Nigerian National Democratic Party. He was also a longtime member of the ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1876-1957)

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Aminu Safana


Aminu Shuaibu Safana was a Nigerian politician who represented the Batsari/Safana/Danmusa constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives. A doctor by training, Safana was a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University and the Universities of Leeds and London. He had been a confidant of ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1961-2007)

Bankole Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Physicians from Nigeria
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Bankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, MPhil, FRCPsych is a licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist throughout Europe and the United States who served as Alumni Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. Johnson's primary area ...more

Age: 58

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Christopher Okojie


Christopher Okojie was a Nigerian doctor, nationalist and was leader of the Mid-West regional House of assembly from 1964-1966. He was a former Health minister and president of the Nigerian Medical Association. As minister, he was instrumental in pushing ahead a National Insurance Health Scheme. ...more