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General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau

Date of Birth: 18 May 1943
Place of Birth: Zamfara State


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Executive exerts its privilege

But defence policy has been driven by service chiefs for several years now: the main change since Buhari came to power has been to downsize the Office of the National Security Advisor which had acted under Aliyu Mohammed Gusau and Sambo Dasuki as a parallel government and procurement agency when the PDP was in power from 1999-2015...


OPL245: Fight or flight

Nigeria argues that the agreement (and original award in 1998) was corrupt claiming that those who benefited from improper payments from 2011 included the then President Goodluck Jonathan Attorney-General Mohammed Adoke Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Allison-Madueke and National Security Adviser Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (AC Vol 58 No 16 Trading places and faces)...


Sharks in an oily soup

When Atiku Abubakar defied expectations and emerged as the PDP candidate in Nigeria's presidential election one of the key figures lobbying at the party's convention on his behalf was Aliyu Mohammed Gusau a veteran spy chief...

Barbara then states that … "these funds … were mainly intended as actually happened for the remuneration of: the President of Nigeria Jonathan Goodluck …other Nigerian public officials such as National Security Advisor General Aliyu Gusau member of the House of Representatives Umar Bature and former Senator Ikechukwu Obiorah …" Both Gusau and Jonathan deny any wrongdoing in the OPL245 case...


Now the race looks serious

General supportThe arrival of former head of military intelligence General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau on the second day of the congress telling PDP officials that he and his fellow northern generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar would support Atiku's campaign if he got the nomination was the final boost...

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Rumblings in the regions

In August that year Babangida led a palace coup against Buhari with the help of General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau a military intelligence officer (AC Vol 55 No 5 A sage from Zamfara)...

Of the other political generals Aliyu Gusau has launched his own foundation and is contesting for the presidential nomination of the PDP in the party's primaries this year...


A sage from Zamfara

To those who know both men President Goodluck Jonathan's appointment of veteran spymaster General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau as Defence Minister on 5 March may be a case of 'my enemy's enemy is my friend'...


Inside the presidential fight

Many leaders – even retired military officers such as Ibrahim Babangida and Aliyu Mohammed Gusau – who have crossed Buhari worry that they would still remain targets...

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Eko Atlantic arises from the sea bed

After Abacha’s death in June 1998 Nigerian security began an intensive investigation into Chagoury’s business dealings culminating in face-to-face negotiations between him and General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau then National Security Advisor to President Olusegun Obasanjo...


How terror came to Kano

The shortcomings of President Goodluck Jonathan’s government have been pointed out by northern grandees such as Generals Muhammadu Buhari Ibrahim Babangida and Aliyu Mohammed Gusau and civilian politicians such as Atiku Abubakar...


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