Admiral Murtala  Nyako

Admiral Murtala Nyako

Governor of Adamawa State

Date of Birth: 27/08/1943
Place of Birth: Mayo-Belwa

Education: Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, United Kingdom, 1963-65; Indian Naval Ships School, Vendruthy, India, 1969-70; Naval War College, United States, 1975; Royal College of Defence Studies, Nigeria, 1983.

Career: Enlisted, Nigerian Navy (NN), 1963; commissioned Sub-Lieutenant, NN, 1966; Officer, Nigerian Naval Station (NNS) Benin and Obuma, 1966-67; First Executive Officer, NNS Kwa Riber, 1968; Commanding Officer NNS Ekpe, 1968-69; Navigating Officer, NNS Obum, 1970-72; Staff Officer, Naval Headquarters, NN, 1972-74; Governor, Niger State, 1976-77; Commanding Officer, NNS Erinomi, 1977; Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, 1985-88; Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command, Lagos, 1989;  Member, Armed Forces Ruling Council/National Defence Council, 1985-89; Commander, Naval Training Command, 1988; Chief of Naval Staff, 1990-92; Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, 1992-93; Governor, Adamawa State, 2007 to date.

Commentary: Nyako owns Sebore Farm, one of the biggest farms in the country. His approach to government is just as large. He has more than 2000 special assistants, many of whom are relatives. The Adamawa State People's Democratic Party (PDP) is divided over whether to allow Nyako to win in the elections scheduled for 2011.

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Vol 55 N0 17


Oil, the political lubricant

This is organised by the PDP's canny new National Chairman, Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu, and involves a hugely expensive governorship campaign in Ekiti State and the impeachment of Admiral (Retired) Murtala Nyako, the APC Governor of Adamawa State (AC Vol 55 No 15, The Jonathan surge)...

Vol 55 N0 15


The Jonathan surge

The first target was Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa, who had defected to the opposition APC last year...

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Vol 54 N0 24


Small earthquake, President slightly hurt

The next day, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano State), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara) assembled at Kwankwaso’s house in Abuja and announced they would join the opposition All Progressives’ Congress (APC, AC Vol 54 No 23, Politics versus the budget & Anambra kicks off the race)...

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Vol 54 N0 22


Jonathan’s dialogue plan outflanks rebels

Almost all the seven rebel governors – Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu (Niger State), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) and Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) – want to take a run at the presidency...

Vol 54 N0 19


Punching out the PDP

They bring with them the political firepower of the original breakaway governors from northern states – Sule Lamido (Jigawa State), Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano) and Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) – as well as influential former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar...

Vol 54 N0 18


Cracks widen in the PDP

This rebellion was swelled by two more governors, Admiral Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) and Amaechi, who were barred from attending the convention due to long-standing disputes with Tukur...

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Amaechi takes on Jonathan

After clashes between supporters of Jonathan and Amaechi in Port Harcourt in mid-July, governors Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu (Niger) visited Rivers to show solidarity...

Vol 54 N0 14


The governors and the insurgency

The other northern PDP governors – Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (Sokoto), Isa Yuguda (Bauchi) and Admiral (Retired) Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) – are equally clear that Jonathan should not run in 2015 but less confident of their own chances of winning the PDP nomination...

Vol 51 N0 19


The field gets more crowded

In attendance were Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of the General’s home state of Niger, Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, former Rivers State Governor Peter Odili and a former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba...

Vol 51 N0 11


Reformers, politicians and generals

Meanwhile, in Adamawa, his home state, Atiku is being barracked by Governor Murtala Nyako, who is close to Obasanjo; Nyako maintains that Atiku brandishes a fake party membership card...

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