Dr Andy  Uba
Nigeria

Dr Andy Uba

Former Governor of Anambra State

Date of Birth: 14/12/1958
Place of Birth: Anambra

Commentary: Andy Uba used his early support for Olusegun Obasanjo to his advantage. He was both pimp and purse for the President, securing a string of mistresses and representing his interests in business deals. Accompanying Obasanjo on a trip to the United States in 2003, Uba was caught trying to smuggle US$170,000 into the country on Nigeria's presidential jet. The incident led to his resignation as an aide to the president, but was not an end to the extraordinary access and influence he enjoyed in the corridors of power.

Uba was briefly Governor of Anambra State between May and June 2007, until a court declared his election illegal. Uba also has extensive oil and gas interests. He set up Afren’s Nigerian affiliate, First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Limited, and has a significant stake in China Sonangol, a joint venture between Angola’s Sonangol and China’s Beiya International Development.

 


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Vol 54 N0 23

NIGERIA

Anambra kicks off the race

The two candidates claiming the official PDP mantle are: Andy Uba, who is recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and a former acolyte of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo; and Tony Nwoye, recognised by the PDP’s National Executive Committee as the party’s official candidate...

Vol 51 N0 8

NIGERIA

The Goodluck cabinet

Vol 51 N0 1

NIGERIA

The elite scrambles for cover

Maurice Iwu, INEC Chairman, owes his position to one of the aspirants, Andy Uba (Labour Party), a former advisor to President Olusegun Obasanjo...

Vol 49 N0 18

NIGERIA | ECONOMY | BRITAIN

Two virgins

Bi-Courtney has links with Andy Uba, the disgraced former Governor of Anambra State who was forced out of office by the courts less than a month after rigging his way to victory in last year’s elections (AC Vol 48 No 25)...

A former special assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Andy Uba has been widely accused of fraud, theft and money laundering...

Vol 49 N0 13

NIGERIA

Yar'Adua boosts oil production

He was suspended in 2006 after claimed improprieties over the award of an oil block to associates of Andy Uba, a close Obasanjo ally...

Vol 48 N0 25

NIGERIA

See you in court

DOMINO FALLS The dominoes began to fall when the Supreme Court nullified the election of Andy Uba, a kingmaker under Obasanjo, as Governor of the south-eastern Anambra State...

Vol 48 N0 22

NIGERIA

Godfathers, the sequel

In Anambra State, the heart of the Igbo-dominated south-east, the brothers Chris and Andy Uba have helped to turn the political system into a violent farce...

Andy Uba served as a Special Advisor to President Olusegun Obasanjo throughout most of his eight years in office...

HRW claims that police sources in Anambra said they knew of Andy Uba’s involvement with the Black Axe but were powerless to pursue him because of his political influence...

Vol 48 N0 10

NIGERIA

A troubled transition

' However politicians such as Anambra's Governor-elect and former advisor to President Obasanjo, Andy Uba, and Ekiti's Segun Oni are making every effort to block the tribunals...

Vol 48 N0 8

NIGERIA

Too many parties spoil the polls

Labour is trying to corral all the smaller parties to oppose PDP baron and Presidential Advisor Andy Uba in Anambra State...

Vol 48 N0 3

NIGERIA

Party pieces

In Anambra State, for example, Obasanjo's Special Assistant Andy Uba is set to carry the PDP ticket forward as governor, against opposition from his brother, State godfather Chris Uba, and from oppositionists in Odumegwu Ojukwu's All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party...

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