J.M. Johnson

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Joseph Modupe Johnson (born 191) was a Nigerian politician and former minister for Internal Affairs. He was born in Lagos and was educated at the William Wilberforce Academy.


He had a brief stint in the Nigerian Army during the second world war, however, he returned to civil life after the war's end and was a bank clerk for a few years. In 1948, he tried his hands in the political environment, he was elected into the Ibadan District Council the same year, and in 1957 he was made minister for Internal Affairs and Labour.


  • Rosalynde Ainslie, Catherine Hoskyns, Ronald Segal; Frederick A. Praeger, Political Africa: A Who's Who of Personalities and Parties. Frederick A. Praeger, 1961