Bishops of Nigeria

by Liturgical Precedence

Date of
Bishop Ordinaries of Nigeria (81)
1965.08.29 (1985.05.25)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 Sacraments
1971.08.29 (2003.10.21)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 See
1983.01.06 (2012.11.24)Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (76)Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (76), Cardinal-Priest of S. Saturnino and Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Abuja (Nigeria)
1972.11.05 (1972.06.26)Archbishop Peter Yariyok Jatau (89)Archbishop Peter Yariyok Jatau (89), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kaduna (Nigeria)
1971.11.21 (1994.03.26)Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (88)Archbishop Patrick Ebosele Ekpu (88), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)
1971.07.04 (1994.03.26)Archbishop Felix Alaba Adeosin Job (82)Archbishop Felix Alaba Adeosin Job (82), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Ibadan (Nigeria)
1993.09.04 (1994.03.26)Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74)Archbishop Anthony John Valentine Obinna (74), Metropolitan Archbishop of Owerri (Nigeria)
1996.04.23 (2000.04.14)Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (62)Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama (62), Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria) and President of Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa
2002.02.09 (2001.11.09)Archbishop Valerian Maduka Okeke (66)Archbishop Valerian Maduka Okeke (66), Metropolitan Archbishop of Onitsha (Nigeria)
1971.09.19 (2003.12.17)Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo (83)Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo (83), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Calabar (Nigeria)
2003.05.01 (2007.11.16)Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso (60)Archbishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso (60), Metropolitan Archbishop of Kaduna (Nigeria)
1996.01.06 (2007.12.24)Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (71)Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke, S.P.S. (71), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Benin City (Nigeria)
2008.09.27 (2008.08.02)Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (63)Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (63), Titular Archbishop of Novica and Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland
2006.02.25 (2011.03.18)Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (63)Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze (63), Metropolitan Archbishop of Benin City (Nigeria) and President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria
1998.01.24 (2012.05.25)Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins (61)Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins (61), Metropolitan Archbishop of Lagos (Nigeria)
2013.01.06 (2012.11.12)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 Antille
1989.12.09 (2013.02.02)Archbishop Joseph Effiong Ekuwem (70)Archbishop Joseph Effiong Ekuwem (70), Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabar (Nigeria)
1995.05.13 (2013.10.29)Archbishop Gabriel ’Leke Abegunrin (73)Archbishop Gabriel ’Leke Abegunrin (73), Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibadan (Nigeria)
2001.03.31 (2020.01.06)Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (61)Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu (61), Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos (Nigeria)
1971.10.10Bishop Michael Patrick Olatunji Fagun (85)Bishop Michael Patrick Olatunji Fagun (85), Bishop emeritus of Ekiti (Nigeria)
1973.02.11Bishop Julius Babatunde Adelakun (85)Bishop Julius Babatunde Adelakun (85), Bishop emeritus of Oyo (Nigeria)
1973.09.30Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (88)Bishop Anthony Okonkwo Gbuji (88), Bishop emeritus of Enugu (Nigeria)
1974.04.21Bishop Francis Folorunsho Clement Alonge (85)Bishop Francis Folorunsho Clement Alonge (85), Bishop emeritus of Ondo (Nigeria)
1977.11.27Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (79)Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro (79), Bishop of Abakaliki (Nigeria)
1981.01.06Bishop Gregory O. Ochiagha (88)Bishop Gregory O. Ochiagha (88), Bishop emeritus of Orlu (Nigeria)
1988.05.14Bishop Camillus Archibong Etokudoh (71)Bishop Camillus Archibong Etokudoh (71), Bishop of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
1988.09.10Bishop Albert Ayinde Fasina (81)Bishop Albert Ayinde Fasina (81), Bishop emeritus of Ijebu-Ode (Nigeria)
1990.07.01Bishop 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 Nigeria
1991.01.06Bishop Francis Emmanuel Ogbonna Okobo (83)Bishop Francis Emmanuel Ogbonna Okobo (83), Bishop emeritus of Nsukka (Nigeria)
1992.05.17Bishop Ayo-Maria Atoyebi, O.P. (75)Bishop Ayo-Maria Atoyebi, O.P. (75), Bishop emeritus of Ilorin (Nigeria)
1993.11.28Bishop Senan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A. (93)Bishop Senan Louis O’Donnell, O.S.A. (93), Bishop emeritus of Maiduguri (Nigeria)
1996.11.30Bishop Martin Igwemezie Uzoukwu (69)Bishop Martin Igwemezie Uzoukwu (69), Bishop of Minna (Nigeria)
1997.05.14Bishop John ’Oke Afareha (73)Bishop John ’Oke Afareha (73), Bishop of Warri (Nigeria)
2001.03.03Bishop George Jonathan Dodo (64)Bishop George Jonathan Dodo (64), Bishop of Zaria (Nigeria)
2001.04.28Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (69)Bishop Solomon Amanchukwu Amatu (69), Bishop of Okigwe (Nigeria)
2002.02.10Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke (73)Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke (73), Bishop of Nnewi (Nigeria)
2002.08.17Bishop 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)
2003.02.22Bishop Gabriel Ghieakhomo Dunia (62)Bishop Gabriel Ghieakhomo Dunia (62), Bishop of Auchi (Nigeria)
2003.02.23Bishop Michael Ekwoy Apochi (59)Bishop Michael Ekwoy Apochi (59), Bishop of Otukpo (Nigeria)
2004.02.21Bishop Michael Odogwu Elue (64)Bishop Michael Odogwu Elue (64), Bishop of Issele-Uku (Nigeria)
2005.09.29Bishop John Ifeanyichukwu Okoye (69)Bishop John Ifeanyichukwu Okoye (69), Bishop of Awgu (Nigeria)
2006.02.11Bishop Martin Dada Abejide Olorunmolu (71)Bishop Martin Dada Abejide Olorunmolu (71), Bishop of Lokoja (Nigeria)
2007.01.06Bishop John Ebebe Ayah (60)Bishop John Ebebe Ayah (60), Bishop of Uyo (Nigeria)
2007.04.28Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (67)Bishop Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor (67), Bishop of Awka (Nigeria)
2007.09.22Bishop Anthony Ademu Adaji, M.S.P. (55)Bishop Anthony Ademu Adaji, M.S.P. (55), Bishop of Idah (Nigeria)
2007.10.20Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo (59)Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo (59), Bishop of Oyo (Nigeria)
2008.02.02Bishop Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo, M.S.P. (64)Bishop Hyacinth Oroko Egbebo, M.S.P. (64), Bishop of Bomadi (Nigeria)
2008.05.13Bishop John Namaza Niyiring, O.S.A. (60)Bishop John Namaza Niyiring, O.S.A. (60), Bishop of Kano (Nigeria)
2008.06.21Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma (66)Bishop Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma (66), Bishop of Orlu (Nigeria)
2008.07.04Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa (57)Bishop Charles Michael Hammawa (57), Bishop of Jalingo (Nigeria)
2008.07.12Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye (58)Bishop Felix Femi Ajakaye (58), Bishop of Ekiti (Nigeria)
2009.01.24Bishop William Amove Avenya (65)Bishop William Amove Avenya (65), Bishop of Gboko (Nigeria)
2009.05.02Bishop Callistus Valentine Chukwuma Onaga (61)Bishop Callistus Valentine Chukwuma Onaga (61), Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria)
2009.08.13Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme (59)Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme (59), Bishop of Maiduguri (Nigeria)
2010.05.06Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade (59)Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade (59), Bishop of Ondo (Nigeria)
2010.10.09Bishop Camillus Raymond Umoh (64)Bishop Camillus Raymond Umoh (64), Bishop of Ikot Ekpene (Nigeria)
2011.04.07Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza (50)Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza (50), Bishop of Yola (Nigeria)
2011.09.08Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (67)Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah (67), Bishop of Sokoto (Nigeria)
2012.02.02Bishop Anselm Umoren, M.S.P. (58)Bishop Anselm Umoren, M.S.P. (58), Titular Bishop of Scampa and Auxiliary Bishop of Abuja (Nigeria)
2012.05.03Bishop Bulus Dauwa Yohanna (49)Bishop Bulus Dauwa Yohanna (49), Bishop of Kontagora (Nigeria)
2013.05.21Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke (57)Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke (57), Bishop of Ekwulobia (Nigeria)
2013.07.04Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (63)Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah (63), Bishop of Nsukka (Nigeria)
2014.06.12Bishop Michael Gobal Gokum (56)Bishop Michael Gobal Gokum (56), Bishop of Pankshin (Nigeria)
2014.06.25Bishop Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo (56)Bishop Peter Kayode Odetoyinbo (56), Bishop of Abeokuta (Nigeria)
2014.08.29Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (57)Bishop Jonas Benson Okoye (57), Titular Bishop of Masclianæ and Auxiliary Bishop of Awka (Nigeria)
2014.10.04Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, C.M.F. (55)Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, C.M.F. (55), Bishop of Makurdi (Nigeria)
2015.01.31Bishop Donatus Aihmiosion Ogun, O.S.A. (53)Bishop Donatus Aihmiosion Ogun, O.S.A. (53), Bishop of Uromi (Nigeria)
2015.05.01Bishop Denis Chidi Isizoh (64)Bishop Denis Chidi Isizoh (64), Titular Bishop of Legia and Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha (Nigeria)
2016.06.30Bishop John Akinkunmi Oyejola (57)Bishop John Akinkunmi Oyejola (57), Bishop of Osogbo (Nigeria)
2017.01.11Bishop Philip Davou Dung (61)Bishop Philip Davou Dung (61), Bishop of Shendam (Nigeria)
2017.07.07Bishop Donatus Edet Akpan (67)Bishop Donatus Edet Akpan (67), Bishop of Ogoja (Nigeria)
2017.08.17Bishop Hilary Nanman Dachelem, C.M.F. (54)Bishop Hilary Nanman Dachelem, C.M.F. (54), Bishop of Bauchi (Nigeria)
2018.04.07Bishop 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 Maronites
2018.07.13Bishop Paul Adegboyega Olawoore (58)Bishop Paul Adegboyega Olawoore (58), Bishop of Ilorin (Nigeria)
2018.08.31Bishop Ernest Obodo (53)Bishop Ernest Obodo (53), Titular Bishop of Mediana and Auxiliary Bishop of Enugu (Nigeria)
2019.04.25Bishop Francis Obafemi Adesina (56)Bishop Francis Obafemi Adesina (56), Bishop of Ijebu-Ode (Nigeria)
2019.05.09Bishop Patrick Eluke (53)Bishop Patrick Eluke (53), Titular Bishop of Photice and Auxiliary Bishop of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
2019.12.12Bishop Moses Chikwe (53)Bishop Moses Chikwe (53), Titular Bishop of Flumenzer and Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri (Nigeria)
2020.02.12Bishop Augustine Ndubueze Echema (61)Bishop Augustine Ndubueze Echema (61), Bishop of Aba (Nigeria)
2020.02.20Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi (52)Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi (52), Bishop of Kafanchan (Nigeria)
2020.07.30Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong (55)Bishop Michael Kalu Ukpong (55), Titular Bishop of Igilgili and Auxiliary Bishop of Umuahia (Nigeria)

as of 2020.07.31

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