ZIK OF AFRICA: The Lincoln Star That Illuminated His world

November 16, 1904, in the North-Central semi-urban town of Zungeru in today’s Niger State, heralded the birth of an averter to a colonial civil servant from the coast town of Onitsha in the Eastern Protectorate. He grew to a tall, handsome, athletic, urbane young man with a cosmopolitan outlook. He was restless, self-motivated and tenacious in his quest for the Golden Fleece.