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Angela Colley Gambia Nigeria politician

Angela Colley Gambia Nigeria politician

Angela Bernadette Colley (born November 13, 1964) is the Gambian High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She is a former Secretary of State for Tourism and Culture. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and worked in the teaching profession for 17 years before joining the Gambian cabinet …

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David Mark Nigerian politicia and general

David Mark Nigerian politician and general

David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark, GCON (born April 1948) is a retired Nigerian Army Brigadier General and politician who was President of the Senate of Nigeria from 2007 to 2015 and is the Senator for the Benue State constituency. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Prior to …

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Ali Saibou President of Niger

Ali Saibou President of Niger

Ali Saibou (1940 – 31 October 2011) was the third President of Niger from 1987 to 1993 succeeding the deceased Seyni Kountché. A member of the Djerma people, he was born in Dingajibanda, a village in the Ouallam arrondissement. Although from Kountché’s home village, Saibou is not a cousin. He …

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Jeremiah Useni Nigeria politician

Jeremiah Useni Nigeria politician

Jeremiah Timbut Useni (born February 16, 1943) was a Lt. General in the Nigerian Army and Minister responsible for the administration of the Abuja Federal Capital Territory under the Sani Abacha military junta. He came from Plateau State. He served Nigeria in various capacities such as Minister for Transport and …

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Djibo Bakary Nigeria politician

Djibo Bakary (1922–1998) was a socialist politician and important figure in the independence movement of Niger. Bakary was the first Nigerien to hold local executive power since the beginning of French colonialism. From 20 May 1957 to 14 December 1958, Bakary held the position of Vice President of the Council …

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Anthony Sanusi Catholic Nigeria bishop

Anthony Saliu Sanusi (January 2, 1911 – December 8, 2009) was a Nigerian Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. Anthony Sanusi born in Iperu, Nigeria in 1911. Ordained a priest on December 17, 1944 in Lagos, Nigeria. He was Appointed bishop of new created diocese of Ijebu-Ode on May 29, …

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Amadou Cheiffou Nigeria Prime Minister

Amadou Cheiffou Nigeria Prime Minister

Amdou Cheiffou (born 1 December 1942) is a Nigerien politician who was Prime Minister of Niger from 26 October 1991 to 17 April 1993, heading a transitional government. He has led the Social Democratic Rally (RSD-Gaskiya), a political party, since founding it in January 2004. Cheiffou was President of the …

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Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Nigeria politician

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Nigeria politician

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, KBE (December 1912 – 15 January 1966) was a Nigerian politician, and the first prime minister of an independent Nigeria. EARLY LIFE AND CAREER Abubakar Balewa was born late in 1912 in Bauchi, the son of a district head in the Bauchi divisional district of Lere. …

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Sani Abacha Nigeria Military leader, politician

General-Sani-Abacha[1]

Sani Abacha ( pronunciation ; 20 September 1943 – 8 June 1998) was a Nigerian Army general and politician who served as the de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION A Kanuri from Borno, Abacha was born and brought up in Kano, Nigeria. He …

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Joseph Nanven Garba Nigeria general, diplomat and politician

Joseph Nanven Garba Nigeria general, diplomat and politician

Major General Joseph Nanven Garba (17 July 1943 – 1 June 2002) was a Nigerian general, diplomat, and politician who served as president of the United Nations General Assembly from 1989 to 1990. EARLY LIFE AND MILITARY CAREER Born in Langtang, Nigeria, Garba was educated at Sacred Heart School, Shendam …

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