Politics & Government

Habibu Idris Shuaibu Nigeria politician

Habibu Idris Shuaibu was military administrator of Niger State in Nigeria from August 1998 to May 1999, when he handed over control to the democratically elected Abdulkadir Kure. Habibu Shuaibu was an aide to General Ibrahim Babangida. In 1989, while at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort …

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Hamza Abdullahi Nigeria politician

Air Vice Marshal (retired) Hamza Abdullahi (born 2 March 1945) was Governor of Kano State in Nigeria from January 1984 to August 1985 during the military regime of General Muhammadu Buhari. After General Ibrahim Babangida took power, he was appointed Minister of Works and Housing, and later Minister of the …

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Gideon Orkar Nigeria politician and army officer

Gideon Orkar politician

Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar (October 4 1952 – July 27 1990) was a Nigerian military officer who staged a violent coup against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida on April 22, 1990. Orkar and his conspirators seized the FRCN radio station, various military posts around Lagos and the Dodan Barracks, …

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Garba Ali Mohammed Nigeria politician

Garba Ali Mohammed was Military Administrator of Niger State in Nigeria from 1986 to December 1987 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. Garba Mohammed was born on 13 April 1949 in Zaria, Kaduna State. He studied at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and …

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Garba Nadama Nigeria politician

D r. Garba Nadama was the second civilian governor of Sokoto State, Nigeria in the short-lived Nigerian Second Republic, holding office from January 1982 to November 1983. He succeeded Shehu Kangiwa, who had died in a polo accident. Garba Nadama obtained a PhD in History from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria …

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Fidelis Oditah British lawyer


Professor Fidelis Oditah QC SAN (born 1964) is an English barrister, an authority on insolvency law, and a prospective Governor of Delta State in Nigeria. He is President of the Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association. Oditah was born in Nigeria. At the age of twenty he graduated from …

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Fidelis Makka Nigeria politician and army officer

L t. Colonel Fidelis Makka (born 21 December 1950) was Military Governor of Benue State, Nigeria from 21 July 1988 to 2 January 1992 during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. BACKGROUND Fidelis Makka was born on 21 December 1950 in Gawu, Suleja Local Government of Niger State. On …

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Femi Okurounmu Nigeria politician

Femi Okurounmu was elected Senator for the Ogun Central constituency of Ogun State, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the Alliance for Democracy (AD) platform. He held office from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003. Okurounmu was earlier Commissioner of the Ogun State Ministry …

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