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Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai Biography: Who is Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai?

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Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria

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Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (born 16 February 1960) is a Nigerian politician who is the incumbent Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria. He was the former Director General of Bureau of Public Enterprises, the head of privatisation agency in Nigeria.

He was the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from 16 July 2003 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of All Progressives Congress (APC) and was elected as the Executive Governor of Kaduna State during the 2015 general elections in Nigeria.

Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria

Early life and education

EL-Rufai was born in Daudawa of Faskari Local Government Area in Katsina State. His father died while he was 8 years old. He was sponsored throughout his schooling days by an uncle in Kaduna, and as a result, he grew up in the Northern state.

He went to secondary school in the Barewa College, where he graduated at the top of the class, winning the “Barewa Old Boys’ Association Academic Achievement” Trophy in 1976.

Incidentally, in Barewa College Zaria, the former President Umaru Yar’Adua was the House Captain of Mallam Smith House which was Nasir’s dormitory as a junior. He went off to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, earning a Bachelor in Quantity Surveying degree with First Class Honors.

He also attended post-graduate programs at Harvard Business School and Georgetown University. Since leaving public service, Nasir has completed an LL.B degree from the University of London, graduating in August 2008 with Second Class Honors, Upper Division, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in June 2009.

He also received the Kennedy School Certificate in Public Policy and Management has spent 11 months as an Edward A. Mason Fellow in Public Policy and Management from July 2008 to June 2009.

Early career

Nasir established a Quantity Surveying and Project Management Consulting firm in 1982 with three other partners. The firm handled building and civil engineering projects in Nigeria.

From November 1999 to July 2003, he was the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Secretary of the National Council of Privatization where he spearheaded the privatization of many govern-owned companies alongside the former Vice-President.

He presided over a real estate boom backed by the radical transformation of infrastructure and land use practices of the federal capital earlier riddled with corruption and vast deviation from the original masterplan.

With the establishment of the Abuja Geographic Information System within 12 months of being Minister of the FCT, Abuja became the first municipality in Nigeria with a computerised land register and information system. Along with the President and members of the Economic Management Team, he led the reform of the Nigerian public service which had become dysfunctional during years of military dictatorship.

At various times during his tenure as Minister, he oversaw the Federal Ministries of Commerce (twice) and Interior. He also chaired several high-profile cabinet committees that led to the establishment of a mortgage system in Nigeria, National ID card system for Nigeria, Electric Power Supply Improvement and the sale of Federal Government real estate in Abuja.

Political career

During the last days of the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, the former EFCC Chairman described El-Rufai as the “de facto No. 2 official”, tagging him with the role of a Vice-President, especially after the fall-out between the former President and his Vice-President. It is believed that Obasanjo’s trust and confidence in El-Rufai angered a vast number of the political elite within the country.

Governor of Kaduna State

In 2014, El-Rufai won the gubernatorial primaries of the All Progressives Congress for Kaduna State and was declared the party’s candidate for the April 2015 governorship election. In the April 11 governorship election in Kaduna State, El-Rufai secured 1,117,635 million votes to defeat the incumbent governor and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero. The election was upheld by the election petition tribunal in October 2015.

El-Rufai was sworn in as the 22nd governor of Kaduna State on 29 May 2015. In his inaugural address, he announced that he and his deputy were taking a pay cut and donating 50 percent of their salaries and allowances pending an improvement in the state’s fiscal situation.

On 6 August 2015, El-Rufai in one of his first acts as the governor announced that Kaduna State will adopt the Treasury Single Account policy by 1 September of the same year.

At the end of the exercise, 470 accounts belonging to different ministries, departments and agencies were closed and a sum of N24.7 billion was recovered and remitted to the Kaduna State Government TSA with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

El-Rufai also reformed the civil service in Kaduna State and reduced the number of ministries from 19 to 13 and the number of permanent secretaries from 35 to 18.

In a bid to reduce the cost of governance, El-Rufai appointed only 13 commissioners, 10 special advisers, and 12 special assistants as against the 24 commissioners, 41 special advisers and about 400 special assistants appointed by the previous administration.

By blocking leakages and cutting the cost of running the government, it is estimated that the El-Rufai administration was able to save N1.2 billion in just two months.

In January 2016, El-Rufai’s administration launched the School Feeding Programme, aimed at providing one free meal per day to 1.5 million pupils in public primary schools within the state.

His administration also abolished the collection of fees and levies in public primary and junior secondary schools in Kaduna, thereby removing a financial burden of N3 billion from the parents.

Family life

El-Rufai is married to writer and novelist Hadiza Isma El-Rufai. Together, they run the Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation (YELF), set up to honour their daughter who died in 2011.

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Abdulsalami Abubakar Biography: Who is Abdulsalami Abubakar?

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Abdulsalami Abubakar

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Abdulsalami Abubakar (born June 13, 1942) is a retired Nigerian Army General who was Military Head of State from 9 June 1998 until 29 May 1999. He succeeded Sani Abacha upon Abacha’s death. During his leadership, Nigeria adopted a modified version of the 1979 constitution, which provided for multiparty elections. He transferred power to president-elect Olusegun Obasanjo on 29 May 1999.

Early life

Abubakar was born on 13 June 1942 to his father Abubakar Jibrin and his mother Fatikande Mohammed, in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. From 1950-1956 he attended Minna Native Authority Primary school. From 1957-1962, he had his secondary school education at Government College, Bida, Niger state. From January to October 1963 he studied at Kaduna Technical College.

Abdulsalami Abubakar

Military careers

Air force career

Abubakar is a member of the pioneering sets of officer cadets who enlisted into the Nigerian Air force on 3 October 1963. From 1964- 1966, he was flown to Uetersen, Western Germany with a team of officer cadets, for Basic and Advance Military Training. When he returned to Nigeria in 1966 he was seconded to the Nigeria Army.

Army career

After joining the army in 1966 as an officer cadet, Abubakar attended the emergency combatant short service course two. In October 1967, Abubakar was commissioned second lieutenant, infantry division, Nigerian army.

From 1967-1968, Abubakar was general staff officer two, second garrison, and commanding officer, 92 infantry battalion from 1969-1974. Between 1974 and 1975, he was made brigade major, 7th infantry brigade.

In 1975 he served as commanding officer, 84 infantry battalion. In 1978-1979, Abubakar was commanding officer for the 145 infantry battalion (NIBATT II), United Nations Interim force, Lebanon.

In 1979 he was made assistant adjutant general 3rd Infantry division, Nigeria. From 1980-1982, Abubakar was the chief instructor at the Nigerian Defence Academy.

In 1982 he was appointed as the colonel of administration and quartering, 1st mechanized division. A position he held up until 1984.

From 1985-1986, Abubakar was the commander 3rd mechanized brigade. He served as the military secretary of the army, 1986–1988.

Abubakar was made general officer commanding 1st mechanized division 1990-1991. Between 1991-1993, he was the principal staff officer, as the army chief of plan and policy, Defence Headquarters.

From 1993-1998, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Sani Abacha appointed Abubakar as the Chief of Defence Staff, Defence Headquarters.

Upon Abacha’s death on 8 June 1998, Abubakar took power as the military president of Nigeria and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces on 9 June 1998.

In May 1999 General Abubakar handed over power to the newly elected civilian president, Olusegun Obasanjo and retired from the army.

Presidency

Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Nigeria had been ruled by military leaders since Muhammadu Buhari seized power from Shehu Shagari in a 1983 coup. Although democratic elections had been held in 1993, they were annulled by General Ibrahim Babangida.

Reported to have had an initial reluctance to accepting the position, Abubakar was sworn in as president on 9 June 1998 after the unexpected death of Abacha. He declared a weeklong period of national mourning.

A few days after assuming office, Abubakar promised to hold elections within a year and transfer power to an elected president. He established the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), appointing former Supreme Court Justice Ephraim Akpata as chairman.

The INEC held a series of elections first for Local Government Areas in December 1998, then for State Assemblies and Governors, National Assemblies and finally for the President on 27 February 1999. Although efforts were made to ensure that the elections were free and fair, there were widespread irregularities that drew criticism from foreign observers.

Surprising some critics of the country’s military, Abubakar kept his word and transferred power to elected president Obasanjo on 29 May 1999. During his administration, Nigeria adopted a new constitution on May 5, 1999, which went into effect when Olusegun Obasanjo became president.

Legacy

Abubakar’s legacy is mixed. A lecture circuit at Chicago State University in Chicago, Illinois, the United States featuring him encountered opposition because he had supported Abacha’s government. (Abacha’s administration was notorious for its human rights abuses). He was also sued in that country by other Nigerians who claimed he was responsible for the death of 1993 president-elect Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, who died in custody after being prevented by the military from taking office, and for the violation of the rights of others during his administration.

Abubakar helped in the Liberian peace movement by presiding over the 2003 peace talks between Charles Taylor and the opposing rebels. This is seen in the movie Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

Personal life

Abubakar is married to Fati and they have six children together.

Awards

Abudulsalami Abubakar has received several awards and medals. In alphabetical order they include:

  • Defense Service Medal (DSM)
  • Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
  • Forces Service Star (FSS)
  • General Service Medal (GSM)
  • Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR)
  • International Gold Medal, of the Economic Community of West African States
  • Meritorious Service Star (MSS)
  • National Service Medal (NSM)
  • Republic Medal (RM)
  • Rainbow/Push Coalition Peace Prize
  • Silver Jubilee Medal (SJM)
  • Order of the Star of Ghana

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Abiola Ajimobi Biography: Who is Abiola Ajimobi?

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Abiola Ajimobi Biography: Who is Abiola Ajimobi?

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Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi (born 16 December 1949) is a Nigerian politician from Oyo State in south-western Nigeria. He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company a subsidiary of Shell Petroleum, Nigeria.

He left the oil sector in 2002 after 26 years, and was elected in 2003 as a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria representing Oyo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). After one term in the Senate, he contested in 2007 for the governorship of Oyo state under the banner of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), a bid which he lost.

He re-contested again in the April 2011 elections under the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and was elected Governor of Oyo State in a closely contested vote.

Abiola Ajimobi

Early life

Abiola Ajimobi was born on 16 December 1949 to the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja-Oba, Ibadan. It was a political family. His grandfather was Sobaloju of Ibadan Land (a chief in the royal court of Ibadan).

His uncle, Hon. N.A. Ajimobi was the minister of works and transport in the Western Region. His father, Pa Ajimobi, was also an Honourable member of the House of Assembly in the Old Western region. He started his education at Saint Patricks Primary School, Oke-Padre in Ibadan.

He completed his primary education at Ibadan City Council Primary School, Aperin. His secondary education was at Lagelu Grammar School. As a high school student, he was active in athletics, table tennis, and football including serving as the school’s games perfect.

Ajimobi university education was in the United States of America, where he studied Business Administration and Finance at the State University of New York, in Buffalo, New York graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. His MBA was in Operations Research and Marketing with a concentration in Finance at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois.

Personal life

In 1980, he married Florence Ajimobi and they have five children together.

Political career

In 2003, Ajimobi became a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria. Ajimobi was a principal officer in the Senate, serving as the Deputy Minority leader of the Senate. In 2007, Ajimobi contested the gubernatorial election under the umbrella of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) but lost the election bid. Ajimobi contested again in 2011 under the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and was elected in a keenly contested election.

Ajimobi contested for a second term in an election that took place on April 11, 2015. Ajimobi contested under the All Progressive Congress (APC) for re-election against two of his predecessors in office, Christopher Alao Akala and Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja.

In the event of his re-election into office as the Governor, Ajimobi is the first person to occupy the seat twice and as well in succession. He was declared the winner of the Oyo State gubernatorial election by the Independent Electoral Commission.

Ajimobi was elected as All Progressive Congress(APC) Oyo South senatorial ticket on 28th, September 2018. On February 23rd, 2019, Ajimobi lost the Oyo South senatorial district seat to People’s Democratic Party (Nigeria) (PDP) Kola Balogun.

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Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Biography: Who is Ezenwo Nyesom Wike?

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Ezenwo Nyesom Wike 

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Ezenwo Nyesom Wike CON (born 13 December 1967), also known variously as Ezebunwo Nyesom WikeNyesom Ezenwo WikeNyesom Ezebunwo Wike or Nyesom Wike is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is the sixth and current Governor of Rivers State. He is an Ikwerre from Rumuepirikom in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party and was educated at Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

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Ezenwo Nyesom Wike was appointed Minister of State for Education on 14 July 2011. Wike was later appointed the Acting Minister of Education after Mrs. Riqqayatu was sacked but resigned before finishing his term to campaign for Governor of Rivers State. He was replaced by Viola Onwuliri.

In 2014, he won the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party primary and chose former Secretary to the State Government Ipalibo Banigo as his running mate for deputy governor.

Wike defeated Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Tonye Princewill of the Labour Party in the April 11 gubernatorial elections to emerge as governor.

Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Biography: Who is Ezenwo Nyesom Wike?

Rivers State Election Tribunal against Wike

On May 13, 2015, the Election Tribunal for Rivers State, sitting in Abuja, commenced the hearing on the election of Nyesom Wike. Dr. Dakuku Peterside of the APC is seeking the tribunal to nullify the election of Nyesom Wike of the PDP who was declared a winner as governor in the poll held on April 11, 2015, on the grounds that it was fraught with malpractices and non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act.

Nyesom Wike opposed the hearing of the case in Abuja, arguing that the Tribunal should be held in Port Harcourt. But the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachawa, rejected Wike’s arguments and ordered that the tribunal is held in Abuja, for reason of security. Justice Zainab also ordered that, besides Rivers, all Election Petition Tribunals for Adamawa, Borno and Yobe beheld in Abuja.

After failing to serve Wike with court summons, presiding Justice Muazu Pindiga approved the request by Mr. Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, the counsel to Dr. Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressives Congress, to grant an order for substituted service on the governor-elect because Wike had been evading service of court summon and other processes in the petition challenging Wike’s elections.

Akeredolu stated that the court bailiffs had on several occasions visited Wike’s residence to effect court service on him but was on all the occasions turned back at the gate by Wike’s security guards upon a discovery that he was a court bailiff.

Ruling on the petitioner’s counsel’s motion, Justice Pindiga, who granted the prayers, ordered that the court processes should be pasted on the wall of Wike’s house. He said that “I have gone through the motion ex-parte and it is hereby granted; all the court processes are deem valid.” Justice Pindiga then ordered that substituted service be effected against Wike either by pasting the court process on Wike’s house or at the office of the PDP secretariat in Rivers state or in Abuja.

The River State governorship election tribunal nullified the election of Mr. Nyesom Wike on October 24, 2015. The election tribunal ordered governorship election rerun in Rivers State within 90 days immediately after the day of judgment. Wike has said he will appeal the ruling of the tribunal.

The discrepancy in the accredited votes in the Rivers Elections for Wike

The Election Tribunal was informed that the Independent National Electoral Commission in Rivers awarded Mr. Wike votes almost five times higher than the actual, authentic total number of voters accredited with card readers and Permanent Voter Cards which was 292, 878, which was the total number of accredited voters for the April 11, 2015 gubernatorial election in Rivers.

The result as declared by the Returning Officer for Rivers State Mr. Osasere Orumwense on April 13, 2015 stated that Mr. Wike was awarded 1,029,102 votes, thus winning the election.

However, the document was signed by Ibrahim Bawa, the acting director in charge of INEC Legal Unit and Abimbola Oladunjoye, head of the unit, Data Management, of the Commission’s Information Communication Territory Department.

According to the result declared by the Returning Officer for Rivers State, Osasere Orumwense on April 13, Mr. Wike was awarded 1,029,102 votes, representing 87.77 percent of 1,228,614, being the conjured number of total accredited voters. But the tribunal was informed that according to INEC documents, tendered as court evidence, the total number of accredited voters in Rivers was only 292, 878.

It was also common knowledge, however, that there was a widespread malfunction of Card Readers on the Election Day prompting the extension of the election to the next day and granting recourse to the use of manual accreditation without the faulty card readers.

The INEC document was signed by Mr. Ibrahim Bawa, the acting director in charge of INEC Legal Unit and Abimbola Oladunjoye, head of the unit, Data Management, of the INEC’s Information Communication Territory Department.

The commission’s central server captured all actual validated and authenticated votes for the Rivers State elections on April 11, 2015, making fraud by manual accreditation impossible.

In that election, only those votes captured by the central servers from the PVC-SCR are deemed accredited and valid; manual accreditation is not allowed for governorship elections.

The Court of Appeal has however ruled in the case of Agbaje vs Ambode that the non-use of card readers is not a ground to nullify an election. The River State governorship election tribunal nullified the election of Mr. Nyesom Wike on October 24, 2015.

The election tribunal ordered governorship election rerun in Rivers State within 90 days immediately after the day of judgment generating uproar within the country as to alleged partisanship and corruption within the judiciary.

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Uche Secondus Biography: Who is Uche Secondus?

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Uche Secondus

Prince Uche Secondus (born 22 March 1955) is a Nigerian businessman, politician, and elder statesman who is the current Chairman of the PDP National Working Committee since December 2017. Secondus was acting chairman of the committee from 2015 to 2016. He was the second chairman of the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party, a position he held for two terms.

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Who is Uche Secondus?

Early life and education

Secondus was born and raised in Andoni. He completed his elementary and secondary education in Rivers State. He further attended the London Chambers of Commerce Institute where he obtained a certificate in Commerce.

Uche Secondus

Political career

Secondus’ desire to improve the lives of Riverians led to his entering politics during the Second Republic in 1978.

He served as Rivers State Youth Leader of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN), Rivers State Publicity Secretary of the National Republican Convention (NRC) (1993 – 1998) and a two-term Chairman of the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party. While state party chair, he earned the sobriquet “Total Chairman”, and headed an influential group in the National Executive Committee known as G.84.

In 2007, Secondus was the South-South Coordinator for the PDP National Campaign Council that organized the campaigns for the party during that year’s general elections.

In 2008, at the People’s Democratic Party Convention, he gained further promotion to National Organizing Secretary, holding office until 2012. Secondus is the pioneer Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

On 1 September 2013, he was elected Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party.[4][5] He also briefly served as acting National Chairman of the party, following the resignation of Adamu Mu’azu in 2015.

On 10 December 2017 at the Eagles square, Secondus was elected as the PDP National Working Committee chairman after a keenly contested election.

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Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Biography: Who is Aminu Waziri Tambuwal?

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Who is Aminu Waziri Tambuwal?

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (born January 10, 1966) is the Governor of Sokoto State. He was elected as governor after the 2015 General Elections. He is also the former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party and represented the Tambuwal/Kebbe Federal Constituency of Sokoto State.

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Who is Aminu Waziri Tambuwal?

Early life and education

Right Hon. Aminu was born on January 10, 1966, in Tambuwal Village in Sokoto State to Waziri Tambuwal.

He attended Tambuwal Primary School, Tambuwal, Sokoto State, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1979; and Government Teachers’ College, Dogon-Daji, where he obtained the Teachers Grade 11 Certificate in 1984. He then proceeded to Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, where he studied Law, graduating with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1991.

He completed his one-year compulsory legal studies at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, obtained his BL and was called to the Bar in 1992.

Besides studying for his law degree, he has also attended several courses abroad, among which are the following: Telecoms Regulatory Master Class–Bath UK, 2004; Lawmaking for the Communications Sectors –BMIT, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2004; Regulating a Competitive Industry-UK, Brussels, 2005; Tulane University – International Legislative Drafting, 2005; Stanford Graduate School of Business – Influence and Negotiation, 2008 and KSG Harvard – Infrastructure in Market Economy, 200

Who is Aminu Waziri Tambuwal?

Political career

Tambuwal started learning the legislative ropes from 1999 to 2000 while working as Personal Assistant on Legislative Affairs to Senator Abdullahi Wali, the then-Senate Leader.

In 2003, he decided to run for a legislative seat as representative of the Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency. He was elected into the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).

Few months to the 2007 general elections, he defected to the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), alongside the former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa. But when the DPP denied return tickets to former ANPP legislators, Tambuwal swung back to the ANPP, where he eventually succeeded in picking up a ticket for the election.

But then again, when the ANPP governorship candidate for Sokoto State in the 2007 election, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko dumped the party for the PDP, Tambuwal also followed suit.

Tambuwal has held several offices in the House. In 2005, he became the Minority Leader of the House until he defected to the PDP. Upon his re-election to the House in 2007, he was also elected the Deputy Chief Whip.

At various times, Tambuwal has been a member of several committees including the House Committees on Rules & Business, Communications, Judiciary, Inter-Parliamentary and Water Resources. He was also a member of the House Ad hoc Committee on Constitution Review.

He was chairman of the ad hoc committee that reviewed the report of the controversial power probe committee headed by Ndudi Elumelu; chairman, House Sub-Committee on the Bill for an Act to Amend the Land Use Act, and acting chairman, House Committee on Power.

He was the leader of the Nigerian delegation to African, Caribbean, Pacific & European Union Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU) and served as Vice-Chairman, Economic Committee ACP-EU, held in Prague, the Czech Republic in April 2009.

On 28 October 2014, Tambuwal formally defected from the ruling PDP to the opposition APC and a few days later his security details were withdrawn by the Inspector General of Police a move that has been criticized by a lot of well-meaning Nigerians as being barbaric and undemocratic.

The legal luminary, Mr. Olisa Agabakogba (SAN) was of the opinion that the police authority goofed in withdrawing Tambuwal’s aid as police are not meant to interpret and apply the law.

On April 11, 2015, Tambuwal contested and won the Governorship election of Sokoto State. He was inaugurated on 29 May 2015.

On July 4, 2018, Tabuawal dissolved the entire State Executive Council.

On August 1, 2018, Tambuwal defected from the All progressive’s Congress back to the People’s Democratic Party.

Professional affiliations

Among his professional affiliations, Tambuwal has been a very active member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), over the years.

  • Member, The Nigerian Bar Association
  • Public Relations Officer, The Nigerian Bar Association (1996-1997)
  • Member, Constitution Review Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (1997-1998)
  • Sokoto Branch Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association (1997-1998)
  • Assistant National Financial Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (1998-2000)
  • First Assistant National Secretary of Nigerian Bar Association (2000-2002)
  • Member, Body of Benchers Nigeria
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

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Theophilus Danjuma Biography: Who is Theophilus Danjuma?

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Theophilus Danjuma

General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma GCON FSS psc (Rtd) (born 9 December 1938) is a Nigerian soldier, politician, multi-millionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was Nigerian Army Chief of Army Staff from July 1975 to October 1979. He was also Minister of Defence under President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.[1] Danjuma is chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO).

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Who is Theophilus Danjuma?

Early life

Danjuma was born in Takum, Taraba State (formally Gongola), Nigeria to Kuru Danjuma and Rufkatu Asibi. Takumwas mainly a farming community when Danjuma was young, and yams, rice, cassava, and beniseed were cultivated largely by families and clans in the community. His father was a hardworking peasant whose ancestors were all highly respected members of the community.

Kuru Danjuma was a farmer who also traded in metal parts for farming implements and tools.

Theophilus Danjuma started his education at St Bartholomew’s Primary School in Wusasa and moved on to the Benue Provincial Secondary School in Katsina-Ala where he was the captain of the school cricket 1st XI team; he received his Higher School Certificate in 1958.

In 1959 Danjuma enrolled at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science, and Technology in Zaria (Ahmadu Bello University) to study history on a Northern Nigeria Scholarship. However, by the end of 1960, Danjuma had left the university to enroll in the Nigerian Army.

Theophilus Danjuma

Military career

Danjuma was commissioned into the Nigerian Army as a second lieutenant and platoon commander in the Congo. In 1963, he joined a UN Peace-keeping force in Sante, Katanga Province in Congo, he was promoted to the position of a captain three years later. In 1966, Captain Danjuma was involved in the Nigerian Counter-Coup of 1966 with the 4th Battalion in Mokola, Ibadan.

In 1967, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel at the start of the civil war campaign towards Enugu, which was captured later that year.

Towards the end of the Nigerian Civil War, Danjuma led a battalion that freed Jaja Wachuku, first Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives as well as first Ambassador to the United Nations and first Foreign Affairs Minister, from detention by the Ojukwu government.

In 1970, Danjuma attended the International Court Martial in Trinidad and Tobago as Nigeria’s representative, where he was appointed a president of the tribunal in a case brought against members of a failed coup attempt in Trinidad and Tobago. Following his promotion to Colonel in 1971, he spent the next two years with responsibility for court-martialling Army officers proven guilty of corruption and indiscipline.

In 1975 he was promoted to Brigadier and the position of General Officer Commanding (GOC), and in the following year, he became the Chief of Army Staff to the Head of State Olusegun Obasanjo. He played a prominent role in supporting the president in resisting the Dimka Coup in 1976. He retired from the Nigerian army in 1979.

Business career

Nigeria America Line (NAL)

Formed in 1979 by General TY Danjuma (Rtd), Nigeria American Line (NAL) began a business and initially leased a ship called ‘Hannatu’ which traded between Lagos and Santos in Brazil when Nigeria’s bilateral trade agreement had opened the sea routes to economies in the South American markets.

NAL went on to win patronage from Nigeria’s National Supply Company (NNSC) to bring in government goods. NAL’s list of growing clients included DICON Salt (Nigeria), project cargoes for Iwopin Paper Mill, ANNAMCO and Volkswagen Nigeria.

NAL became a member of AWAFC (American West African Freight Conference), Brazil-Nigeria Freight Conference and the Mediterranean Line (MEWAC). With the formation of the National Maritime Authority (NMA) IN 1987/88, the profile of NAL increased as NMA encouraged indigenous operators to claim their share of internationally traded cargo involving Nigeria. NAL began with a core indigenous staff of about 12 in 1979.

In 2009, staff in NAL-COMET were closer to 250 including approximately 12 expatriate staff members. From the Lagos office, the NAL-COMET Group has opened branch offices in Port Harcourt which serves Onne, Warri and Calabar seaports.

COMET Shipping Agencies Nigeria Ltd

COMET Shipping Agencies Nigeria Limited was established in 1984 by Danjuma, primarily to act as an agent for Nigeria American Line (NAL). COMET has grown and by the late nineties became one of the largest independent agents operating in Nigeria with experience in handling many types of vessels and cargo. In 2009 Comet handled over 200 vessels at the ports of Lagos, Port Harcourt, Calabar, and Warri. In 2005 NAL-COMET acquired a roll-in-roll-out port (RORO) in Lagos which makes it the largest independent port operators in Africa.

South Atlantic Petroleum Limited (SAPETRO)

South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO) is a Nigerian oil exploration and production company that was created in 1995 by General T. Y. Danjuma.

The ministry of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria awarded the Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 246 to SAPETRO in February 1998. The block covers a total area of 2,590 square kilometers (1,000 sq mi).

SAPETRO partnered with Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd (TUPNI) and Brasoil Oil Services Company Nigeria Ltd (Petrobras) to start prospecting on OPL246. Akpo, a condensate field was discovered in April 2000 with the drilling of the first exploration well (Akpo 1) on the block. Other discoveries made on OPL 246 include the Egina Main, Egina South, Preowei and Kuro (Kuro was suspended as a dry gas/minor oil discovery).

In 2004, SAPETRO’s subsidiary in Benin won through a competitive tender process an oil exploration contract covering 550 square kilometers offshore from the Republic of Benin.

In February 2005, SAPETRO was granted Oil Mining Lease (OML) 130 and thereafter the Federal government backed in through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

In June 2006, SAPETRO divested part of its contractual rights and obligations to China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). SAPETRO produced its “first oil” (condensate) on 4 March 2009.

In December 2009 SAPETRO donated a new state of the art medical center to the Nasarawa State University. The medical center, to be known as South Atlantic Petroleum Medical Centre would be available to serve the University, the local and neighboring communities.

NatCom Development & Investment Limited Nigerian business tycoon, Gen. TY Danjuma, was named Board Chairman by the NatCom Development & Investment Limited “NatCom”, trading as ntel.

The announcement was made on Wednesday, July 2016 following General Danjuma’s inaugural board meeting. ntel commenced commercial operations of its 4G/LTE-Advanced network on 08-04-16 in Lagos and Abuja.

ntel is Nigeria’s most advanced mobile 4G/LTE network providing superfast Internet Access that enables high-definition voice, data, and video services. ntel’s network is built on the 900/1800 MHz frequency bands which are the best propagation frequencies for the deployment of 4G/LTE technology.

ntel’s bouquet of services includes National Bandwidth; International Voice Termination, International Bandwidth; Mobile and Fixed Communications services.

The company made its first on-net test data call in Lagos on Monday, January 18, 2016, and followed this with its first on-net Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) call in Lagos on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Commercial operations commenced on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Politics

Since 1999 Danjuma has played an active role in Nigerian politics, some of his key appointments have been:

  • 1999 Appointed as Minister of Defence to President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Cabinet
  • 2003 Appointed as Chairperson for an investigative committee on the Warri conflict
  • 2010 Nominated as Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan

While in Office, Gen TY Danjuma sought to curb the politicization of the military and was a firm supporter of democracy and the Rule of Law.

He also oversaw the renaming of all Nigerian barracks and cantons from those of civilian or living persons.

He was also widely known to be an avid opponent of President Obasanjo’s attempts in 2006 to engineer a way that would enable himself and state governors to serve more than two consecutive terms.

Danjuma serves as Chairman of the Victims’ Support Fund Committee, supporting the victims of terror such as the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping.

On 16 July 2014, in a speech at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Danjuma “told President Jonathan that Boko Haram insurgents appear to be having the upper hand, as they choose where to strike and capture territory … Danjuma said the battle to win the insurgency war has already taken too long.”

TY Danjuma Foundation

In December 2008, the TY Danjuma Foundation was created in Nigeria.

The Foundation’s principal aims are to provide durable advantages through the implementation of development programs. The Foundation plans to operate more as a philanthropic organization rather than simply as a charity. This would allow for the foundation to seek out other deserving causes and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to partner with and make grants available.

The TY Danjuma Foundation seeks to alleviate poverty in communities by providing basic amenities, education for children and young adults while also providing free medical care for indigent people. Currently, USD500,000 has been given out as grants to NGOs working to relieve suffering in Danjuma’s home state of Taraba.

Taraba is historically one of Nigeria’s most impoverished states, compounded by the absence of a health service which catered for the masses. Furthermore, the state has the highest case of river blindness and other debilitating illnesses.

The TY Danjuma Foundation is currently partnering with over 50 NGOs throughout Nigeria, and with the support and co-operation of 36 state governors.

One of the many NGOs which is being supported by the Foundation is CASVI working in Takum, Wukari, and Donga. CASVI’s main area of expertise is on the provision of free eye care services such as the treatment of river blindness in Wukari, Ibi and Donga.

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Sambo Dasuki Biography: Who is Sambo Dasuki?

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Sambo Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki (born December 2, 1954) is a retired Nigerian Army Colonel and former National Security Adviser (NSA) to the former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. He was appointed NSA on June 22, 2012, following the removal of General Owoye Andrew Azazi.

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Who is Sambo Dasuki?

Early life and education

Dasuki was born on December 2, 1954, in Wusasa, Zaria, Kaduna State, to Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, the 18th Sultan of Sokoto and is the first son of the deposed sultan. Dasuki attended Kaduna Capital School for his elementary education and later Government College, Kaduna, for his secondary education. He entered the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1972 and was classmates with future officers such as Colonel Kayode Are, General Owoye Andrew Azazi, and Admiral Ganiyu Adekeye. Dasuki received his commission from the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1974 and was posted to an Army Headquarters platoon.

Coup d’état participation

Sambo Dasuki (then a major) and military assistant to General Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi participated in the 1983 Nigerian coup d’état that installed Major General Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s Head of State.

Later, Dasuki was among four majors (Abubakar Dangiwa Umar, Lawan Gwadabe, and Abdulmumini Aminu) who arrested the Nigerian head of state Muhammadu Buhari in the 1985 palace coup led by Major General Ibrahim Babangida.

Sambo Dasuki has consistently denied arresting Buhari. Following the coup, Dasuki was made Aide-de-camp (ADC) to General Ibrahim Babangida.

Sambo Dasuki

Career

Dasuki was also a former managing director of Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Limited (NSPMC). He resigned in protest from the NSPMC following its controversial privatization by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

National Security Adviser

In early 2015, while serving as a national security advisor, Dasuki informed the Independent National Electoral Commission “that operations against Boko Haram militants meant the military “will be unable to provide adequate security” for the upcoming 2015 Nigerian general election. The elections, scheduled for 15 February 2015, were postponed until March 28.

Also in April 2015, he insisted that the Nigerian military would ensure that Sambisa Forest, the last fortress of Boko Haram, would be liberated before the May 29 inauguration of President Buhari’s new government.

Coincidentally, on the one-year anniversary of the abduction of Chibok school girls, Dasuki insisted that government was concerned about the welfare of every single Nigerian, not only the Chibok girls, as terrorists abducted other innocent Nigerian girls, boys, men, and women, and security agencies were making all efforts to rescue them. The military rescued more than 300 abductees a few weeks afterward.

Alleged fraudulent activities

On December 1, 2015, Dasuki was arrested by Nigeria’s State Security Service (SSS) for allegedly stealing $2 billion and accused of awarding phantom contracts to buy 12 helicopters, four fighter jets, and ammunition meant for Nigeria’s military campaign against Boko Haram Islamist militants. As of November 2018, despite being granted bails by four different High Court judges in Nigeria and ECOWAS Court, Dasuki has remained in detention.

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Aisha Buhari Biography: Who is Aisha Buhari?

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Aisha Buhari Biography

Aisha Muhammadu Buhari (born 17 February 1971) is the First Lady of Nigeria and wife of the current President Muhammadu Buhari, who assumed office on 29 May 2015 after defeating the then-incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. She is a cosmetologist, beauty therapist, and author.

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Who is Aisha Buhari?

Early life and family

Aisha was born on 17, February 1971 in Adamawa State, Northeastern Nigeria. Her grandfather Alhaji Muhammadu Ribadu was Nigeria’s first minister of defense. Her father was a civil engineer, and her mother is a descendant of the Ankali family, renowned farmers.

Aisha Buhari went to primary and secondary school in Adamawa State. On 2 December 1989, she married Muhammadu Buhari, who had five children from a previous marriage to Safinatu Yusuf. Aisha and Muhammadu Buhari have five children together and one grandchild.

Aisha Buhari Biography

Education

Aisha Buhari holds a bachelor of arts degree in public administration from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), and a master’s degree in international affairs and strategic studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. She obtained a diploma in beauty therapy from the Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy, Windsor, United Kingdom.

She holds a post-graduate diploma in cosmetology and beauty from Academy Esthetique Beauty Institute of France.

She is a member of the United Kingdom Vocational Training and Charitable Trust and the International Health and Beauty Council.

Business career

For years, Mrs. Buhari has run a successful business as the founder/managing director of Hanzy Spa and principal of Hanzy Beauty Institute, a beauty salon in Kaduna and Abuja. She is a resource person to the National Basic Technical Education (NBTE) on beauty therapy and cosmetology and has participated in the curriculum development of small medium enterprises for NBTE.

Aisha closed her beauty salon following the emergence of her husband as president of Nigeria.

She published a book titled Essentials of Beauty Therapy: A Complete Guide for Beauty Specialists, which has been recommended as a text for the NBTE curriculum.

Political career and advocacy

In July 2014, she advised Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to resign from office as president of Nigeria, following a suicide bombing and an alleged assassination attempt on her husband. She is a women’s rights activist and child right Advocate, and she has criticized child marriage and homosexuality.

Aisha Buhari is a vocal advocate of women’s rights and children rights, and this was a focal point during her campaign for her husband’s election in 2015. She has, on several occasions, emphasized the need for young girls to get primary and secondary school education before getting married, saying that she believes no girl should get married before the age of 17.

In May 2015, on the sidelines of the Global Women Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she stressed the need for Nigerian laws that will protect the women from forced early marriages, sex trafficking and other issues Nigerian girls and women contend with. She raised concerns on child sexual abuse in Nigeria, sex trafficking and the need for legislation against early marriage.

On 12 June 2015, Aisha Buhari met with some mothers of the abducted Chibok Girls on 14 April 2016, and donated proceeds from her book to parents of the Chibok girls, the Buni yadi boys murdered in 2014, and children suffering from malnutrition.

In October 2016, Aisha Buhari said that she would not back her husband in the next election unless he got a grip on his government. He responded that she belonged in his kitchen, saying “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”

Future Assured

Future Assured is an initiative founded by Aisha Buhari to continue her advocacy work for the health and well-being of women and children through community mobilization and health promotion. She was prompted by the need to improve the current poor health outcomes of women, children and other vulnerable groups of the Nigerian population, and she affirmed her commitment to this work at a stakeholders meeting held at the presidential villa and a public launch, of Future Assured programs at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York on 29 September 2015.

She is currently working with the Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria which is as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency that has plagued the country since 2009. She set up a committee to deal with the distribution of relief materials after a visit to an IDP camp in Borno Northeast Nigeria.

Public image

She surprised Nigerians when she made it known that her role as the wife of the president of Nigeria will be limited to whatever is constitutionally recognized, as she promised not to overstep.

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Shehu Sani Biography: Who is Shehu Sani?

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Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani (born 29 October 1967) is a Nigerian senator, an author, playwright, and a human rights activist. He is President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria – (CRCN). and the Chairman of Hand-in-Hand, Africa. He was a leading figure in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.

He has been arrested and jailed by past successive military regimes in Nigeria. He was released from life imprisonment when Democracy was restored in Nigeria in 1999. He contested and won the Kaduna Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressive Congress on March 28th, 2015.

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Who is Shehu Sani?

Early life

Sani was born on 29 October 1967 in Tudun Wada, Kaduna. He had his primary schooling at Local Government Education Authority (LGEA), Badarawa, and Kaduna between 1975 and 1980. He enrolled at Government Day Secondary school, Kagara, Niger State (1980–84), and proceeded to Government Science College School, Kagara, Niger State. He gained admission into the Kaduna Polytechnic in 1984, to study Agricultural Engineering up to HND level, in 1993.

 

Unionism | Activism

During his school days at Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeria. He was a student union activist. He was Chairman, Central Mobilization Committee of PAN-African Student Organization and President African Democratic Youth Congress. He served as social Director Kaduna State Students Union. Sani came from a Nigerian middle-class family.

His father was a production manager. He trained in the UK and Germany and had worked with pro-Northern New Nigerian Newspaper for 30 years. Before that he worked as a printer with the Kano-based Daily Mail. He was also the government printer for Sokoto State from 1976 to 1979.

His father had a well-stocked library where he drenched himself and drank from the pool of literary knowledge, especially books on socialism and politics of the left. At that period there was a massive inflow of literature from Eastern Europe. The exposure to books helped shaped his thoughts and leftist perception of life, as well as exposing him to the reality and decadence brought to society by the military dictatorship.

Sani was equally influenced by his mother, who was a community women’s leader; and the likes of Aminu Kano and the Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) and PRP (Peoples Redemption party) radical politics.

From Kaduna Polytechnic, Sani plunged into national activism. He was introduced into the Campaign for Democracy (CD), Nigeria’s umbrella pro-democracy group by activists like Femi Falana and Beko Ransome-Kuti and thereafter served as the Northern Coordinator and National Vice-Chairman of the group.

He was first detained in July 1993 under the regime of General Babangida. His offenses than were that he advocated for the revalidation of the result of the 12 June 1993 Presidential election polls won by the Late Chief M. K. O. Abiola. Sani was charged at a magistrate court, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kaduna, for sedition.

During the interim government of Chief Earnest Shonekan, Sani was arrested and detained for two weeks and later charged to court for sedition again.

During General Sani Abacha’s regime, he was implicated in the 1995 phantom coup and subsequently jailed for life and later commuted to 15 years by the Patrick Aziza Special Military Tribunal that convicted the likes of General Olusegun Obasanjo (later President), Col Lawan Gwadabe (RTD) and Chris Anyanwu and other journalists; his charges were: “Accessory to the fact of treason and managing an unlawful society (the Campaign for Democracy)”.

He was detained in various prisons: Kirikiri, Kaduna, Port-Harcourt, Enugu, and Aba.

Before his several incarcerations, Sani co-founded the Movement for Unity and Progress and teamed up with other northern progressives such as Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (rtd.), Dr. Bala Usman, Mr. James Bawa Magaji and Alhaji Balarabe Musa, to fight for the actualization of 12 June annulled presidential election and other causes.

Sani is renowned for providing human rights campaign support to the poor and the disadvantage and in the process had clashed with security agents and other state power-wielders.

During the religious riots in Kaduna in 2000, he was the only human right activist in Kaduna that came out in the heat of the violence to condemn the massacre.

In 2005, he was appointed to reshape the civil society in the national conference. Tradition rulers in the conference asked that Shehu Sani is barred from further speaking went he asked for their dissolution because of their pliant support for a military dictator in the past.

The chairman of the commission, Justice Niki Tobi turned down the call. During the riot in Kaduna, he pioneered the distribution of relief materials and initiated the visit to the “war zone” at the time when it was the most suicidal thing to contemplate.

Sani has organized and led protests, namely:

  • Against Iraq invasion of the state of Kuwait
  • Against the Israeli war on Gaza in 2008
  • Against the visit of George Bush and Tony Blair to Nigeria in March 2010
  • Against Israeli raid on Gaza land flotilla in June 2011
  • Against the Congolese Government on the detention of two Norwegian, Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland
  • Against the removal of petroleum subsidy
  • He took his activism to a greater dimension with more emphasis on Peace activism.
  • He authored books on Peace. He organized rally and Bicycle race to promote peace.
  • He instituted the Shehu Sani Annual Prize (2013) for Community Peace Advocates and publishes “Peace” newspaper.
  • In an effort to contribute to addressing the challenges of insecurity in Nigeria, Sani facilitated the meeting of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the family of slain Boko Haram Leader Muhammed Yusuf in 2011; His initiative ignited debate and dialogue.
  • In 2013, he was appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan into a Federal Government National Committee to Dialogue with the Boko Haram insurgency, he turned down the offer on the ground that his previous recommendation was not used.

National assignment

Under President Olusegun’s administration Sani was appointed as a member of the African Union African Peer Review Mechanism, Member of the United Nation Reform Committee, appointed by Nigerian President as a Member of the Presidential Committee on Prison Reforms, Presidential Committee on the Control of Violent Crimes and Illegal Weapons, Presidential Committee on Petroleum Products Prices, Presidential Committee on Conflict Resolution, Member of the Niger State Judicial Commission of Inquiry, Member of the National Political Reform Conference, Member of the Charles Taylor Investigation Committee, also appointed by the Nigerian Government as a Board Member of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Sani was a Member of the Presidential Committee on National Security and Civic Responsibility.

Writing

Sani has many literary works to his credit, including:

Books

  • Killing Fields, 2007
  • Poverty in Northern Nigeria
  • Political Assassination in Nigeria, 2007
  • Youth as vanguard in the Battle against corruption
  • Scorpion under pillow, 2007
  • Civilian dictators of Africa, 2008
  • Always wrong, can Yar’adua get it right, 2009
  • Betrayal and Society, 2009
  • The Children of Kaduna, 2011
  • The Children of Jos, 2011
  • Protest and Freedom, 2012
  • Rebellious ideas, 2013
  • Nigeria and Ethiopia: An analysis of historical ties, 2013
  • Hatred for Black People, 2013.

Plays

  • Phantom Crescent, 2009
  • Thugs at the Helm

Poetry

  • Prison anthology, 2007
  • The poem of peace in the season of bloodshed

Politics

  • In 2003, Sani contested for the Senate under Alliance for Democracy (AD) and lost to Senator Mukhtar Aruwa of the All Nigerian Peoples Party ANPP.
  • In 2011, he contested for the Senate under Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and lost to Senator Sani Saleh in the primaries.
  • In 2015, Sani won the Senate seat after defeating Senator Sani Saleh in the primaries and defeated Senator Mukhtar Aruwa in the General Election.
  • On 4 September 2015, he became the first and only Nigerian Senator to declare his assets publicly.
  • On 20 October 2018, he announced his resigned from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and defected to the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Kaduna

Senate

He is currently the Senate Committee Chairman on Local & Foreign Debts and also serves as the Vice Chairman on Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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