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Bishops of Nigeria

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Nigeria
Bishop Ordinaries of Nigeria (81)AgeDate of
BirthAscending
Bishop Senan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A. (93)Bishop Senan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A. (93), Bishop emeritus of Maiduguri (Nigeria)931927.02.24
Archbishop Peter Yariyok Jatau (89)Archbishop Peter Yariyok Jatau (89), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kaduna (Nigeria)891931
Bishop Gregory O. Ochiagha (88)Bishop Gregory O. Ochiagha (88), Bishop emeritus of Orlu (Nigeria)881931.08.31
Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (88)Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (88), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)881931.10.26
Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (88)Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (88), Bishop emeritus of Enugu (Nigeria)881931.10.29
Cardinal Francis Arinze (87)Cardinal Francis Arinze (87), Cardinal-Bishop of Velletri–Segni and Prefect emeritus of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments871932.11.01
Bishop Julius Babatunde Adelakun (85)Bishop Julius Babatunde Adelakun (85), Bishop emeritus of Oyo (Nigeria)851934.11
Bishop Francis Folorunsho Clement Alonge (85)Bishop Francis Folorunsho Clement Alonge (85), Bishop emeritus of Ondo (Nigeria)851935.03.01
Bishop Michael Patrick Olatunji Fagun (85)Bishop Michael Patrick Olatunji Fagun (85), Bishop emeritus of Ekiti (Nigeria)851935.04.17
Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (84)Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (84), Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria del Monte Carmelo a Mostacciano, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lagos (Nigeria) and former Member of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See841936.06.16
Bishop Francis Emmanuel Ogbonna Okobo (83)Bishop Francis Emmanuel Ogbonna Okobo (83), Bishop emeritus of Nsukka (Nigeria)831936.11.04
Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo (83)Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo (83), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Calabar (Nigeria)831937.06.06
Archbishop Felix Alaba Adeosin Job (82)Archbishop Felix Alaba Adeosin Job (82), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Ibadan (Nigeria)821938.06.24
Bishop Albert Ayinde Fasina (81)Bishop Albert Ayinde Fasina (81), Bishop emeritus of Ijebu-Ode (Nigeria)811939.07.08
Bishop Timothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A. (80)Bishop Timothy Joseph Carroll, S.M.A. (80), Titular Bishop of Tipasa in Mauretania and Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Kontagora (Nigeria)801940.04.23
Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (79)Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (79), Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria)791940.11.01
Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (76)Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (76), Cardinal-Priest of S. Saturnino and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Abuja (Nigeria)761944.01.29
Bishop Ayo-Maria Atoyebi, O.P. (75)Bishop Ayo-Maria Atoyebi, O.P. (75), Bishop emeritus of Ilorin (Nigeria)751944.12.03
Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74)Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74), Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria)741946.06.26
Archbishop Gabriel ’Leke Abegunrin (73)Archbishop Gabriel ’Leke Abegunrin (73), Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibadan (Nigeria)731947
Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke (73)Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke (73), Bishop of Nnewi (Nigeria)731947.01.21
Bishop John ’Oke Afareha (73)Bishop John ’Oke Afareha (73), Bishop of Warri (Nigeria)731947.03.10
Bishop Martin Dada Abejide Olorunmolu (71)Bishop Martin Dada Abejide Olorunmolu (71), Bishop of Lokoja (Nigeria)711948.08.30
Bishop Camillus Archibong Etokudoh (71)Bishop Camillus Archibong Etokudoh (71), Bishop of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)711949
Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (71)Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (71), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)711949.02.19
Archbishop Joseph Effiong Ekuwem (70)Archbishop Joseph Effiong Ekuwem (70), Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabar (Nigeria)701949.12.18
Bishop John Ifeanyichukwu Okoye (69)Bishop John Ifeanyichukwu Okoye (69), Bishop of Awgu (Nigeria)691950.08.04
Bishop Martin Igwemezie Uzoukwu (69)Bishop Martin Igwemezie Uzoukwu (69), Bishop of Minna (Nigeria)691950.09.09
Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (69)Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (69), Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria)691950.12.17
Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (68)Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji (68), Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria), Apostolic Administrator of Ahiara (Nigeria) and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria681952.01.13
Bishop Donatus Edet Akpan (67)Bishop Donatus Edet Akpan (67), Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria)671952.08.07
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (67)Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (67), Bishop of Sokoto (Nigeria)671952.08.31
Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (67)Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (67), Bishop of Awka (Nigeria)671952.09.13
Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma (66)Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma (66), Bishop of Orlu (Nigeria)661953.08.29
Archbishop Valerian Maduka Okeke (66)Archbishop Valerian Maduka Okeke (66), Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha (Nigeria)661953.10.20
Bishop William Amove Avenya (65)Bishop William Amove Avenya (65), Bishop of Gboko (Nigeria)651955.06.21
Bishop Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo, M.S.P. (64)Bishop Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo, M.S.P. (64), Bishop of Bomadi (Nigeria)641955.10.23
Bishop Denis Chidi Isizoh (64)Bishop Denis Chidi Isizoh (64), Titular Bishop of Legia and Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha (Nigeria)641956.01.24
Bishop Michael Odogwu Elue (64)Bishop Michael Odogwu Elue (64), Bishop of Issele-Uku (Nigeria)641956.04.04
Bishop George Jonathan Dodo (64)Bishop George Jonathan Dodo (64), Bishop of Zaria (Nigeria)641956.04.17
Bishop Camillus Raymond Umoh (64)Bishop Camillus Raymond Umoh (64), Bishop of Ikot Ekpene (Nigeria)641956.07.18
Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (63)Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (63), Bishop of Nsukka (Nigeria)631956.08.18
Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (63)Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (63), Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria) and President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria631956.08.25
Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (63)Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (63), Titular Archbishop of Novica and Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland631956.12.18
Bishop Gabriel Ghieakhomo Dunia (62)Bishop Gabriel Ghieakhomo Dunia (62), Bishop of Auchi (Nigeria)621957.09.29
Bishop Simon T. Faddoul (62)Bishop Simon T. Faddoul (62), Bishop of Annunciation of Ibadan of the Maronites (Nigeria) and Apostolic Visitator in Southern Africa of the Maronites621958.01.07
Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (62)Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (62), Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria) and President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa621958.07.31
Bishop Philip Davou Dung (61)Bishop Philip Davou Dung (61), Bishop of Shendam (Nigeria)611958.08.19
Bishop Callistus Valentine Chukwuma Onaga (61)Bishop Callistus Valentine Chukwuma Onaga (61), Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria)611958.09.29
Bishop Augustine Ndubueze Echema (61)Bishop Augustine Ndubueze Echema (61), Bishop of Aba (Nigeria)611958.12.28
Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins (61)Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins (61), Metropolitan Archbishop of Lagos (Nigeria)611959.06.01
Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (61)Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (61), Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria)611959.06.07
Bishop John Ebebe Ayah (60)Bishop John Ebebe Ayah (60), Bishop of Uyo (Nigeria)601959.12.10
Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso (60)Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso (60), Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaduna (Nigeria)601960.01.03
Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu (60)Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu (60), Titular Archbishop of Aquaviva, Apostolic Nuncio to Belize, Apostolic Nuncio to Suriname, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Lucia, Apostolic Nuncio to Grenada, Apostolic Nuncio to Bahamas, Apostolic Nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Apostolic Nuncio to Saint Kitts and Nevis, Apostolic Nuncio to Guyana, Apostolic Nuncio to Jamaica, Apostolic Nuncio to Dominica, Apostolic Nuncio to Barbados, Apostolic Nuncio to Antigua and Barbuda and Apostolic Delegate to Antille601960.05.10
Bishop John Namaza Niyiring, O.S.A. (60)Bishop John Namaza Niyiring, O.S.A. (60), Bishop of Kano (Nigeria)601960.06.04
Bishop Michael Ekwoy Apochi (59)Bishop Michael Ekwoy Apochi (59), Bishop of Otukpo (Nigeria)591960.08.06
Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme (59)Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme (59), Bishop of Maiduguri (Nigeria)591960.12.13
Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade (59)Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade (59), Bishop of Ondo (Nigeria)591961.06.02
Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo (59)Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo (59), Bishop of Oyo (Nigeria)591961.07.13
Bishop Paul Adegboyega Olawoore (58)Bishop Paul Adegboyega Olawoore (58), Bishop of Ilorin (Nigeria)581961.11.30
Bishop Anselm Umoren, M.S.P. (58)Bishop Anselm Umoren, M.S.P. (58), Titular Bishop of Scampa and Auxiliary Bishop of Abuja (Nigeria)581962.04.14
Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye (58)Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye (58), Bishop of Ekiti (Nigeria)581962.05.25
Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa (57)Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa (57), Bishop of Jalingo (Nigeria)571962.10.01
Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (57)Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (57), Titular Bishop of Masclianæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Awka (Nigeria)571963.01.25
Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke (57)Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke (57), Bishop of Ekwulobia (Nigeria)571963.03.01
Bishop John Akinkunmi Oyejola (57)Bishop John Akinkunmi Oyejola (57), Bishop of Osogbo (Nigeria)571963.05.08
Bishop Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo (56)Bishop Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo (56), Bishop of Abeokuta (Nigeria)561964.01.28
Bishop Francis Obafemi Adesina (56)Bishop Francis Obafemi Adesina (56), Bishop of Ijebu-Ode (Nigeria)561964.01.28
Bishop Michael Gobal Gokum (56)Bishop Michael Gobal Gokum (56), Bishop of Pankshin (Nigeria)561964.02.18
Bishop Anthony Ademu Adaji, M.S.P. (55)Bishop Anthony Ademu Adaji, M.S.P. (55), Bishop of Idah (Nigeria)551964.10.13
Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong (55)Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong (55), Titular Bishop of Igilgili and Auxiliary Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria)551964.12.15
Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, C.M.F. (55)Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, C.M.F. (55), Bishop of Makurdi (Nigeria)551965.04.02
Bishop Hilary Nanman Dachelem, C.M.F. (54)Bishop Hilary Nanman Dachelem, C.M.F. (54), Bishop of Bauchi (Nigeria)541966.06.03
Bishop Donatus Aihmiosion Ogun, O.S.A. (53)Bishop Donatus Aihmiosion Ogun, O.S.A. (53), Bishop of Uromi (Nigeria)531966.10.12
Bishop Ernest Obodo (53)Bishop Ernest Obodo (53), Titular Bishop of Mediana and Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria)531966.10.24
Bishop Patrick Eluke (53)Bishop Patrick Eluke (53), Titular Bishop of Photice and Auxiliary Bishop of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)531967.03.25
Bishop Moses Chikwe (53)Bishop Moses Chikwe (53), Titular Bishop of Flumenzer and Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri (Nigeria)531967.04.04
Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi (52)Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi (52), Bishop of Kafanchan (Nigeria)521968.02.15
Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza (50)Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza (50), Bishop of Yola (Nigeria)501969.11.30
Bishop Bulus Dauwa Yohanna (49)Bishop Bulus Dauwa Yohanna (49), Bishop of Kontagora (Nigeria)491970.12.15

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