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Babagana Kingibe

Date of Birth: 26 June 1945
Place of Birth: Borno State


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The shake-up that didn’t happen

Both Kyari and Funtua were part of Buhari's inner circle along with his nephew and veteran journalist Mamman Daura and former foreign minister Babagana Kingibe (AC Vol 61 No 9 Kudos to the health-workers)...


Kudos to the health-workers

The following names are contenders but few expect a quick decision: Colonel Hameed Ali Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service: a former Military Governor of Kudana State who is well-regarded by Buhari; Ahmed Rufai Abubakar Director of the National Intelligence Agency: a close friend of Kyari's and utterly trusted; Babagana Kingibe former foreign minister and intelligence specialist: long experience in government and close to Buhari's nephew Mamman Daura and long seen as a presidential contender; Ibrahim Gambari former foreign minister and ambassador to the UN: a unifier with good international network; Brigadier Mohammed Buba Marwa former military governor of Lagos state and founder of Albarka airline: popular and knows security from the inside; Adamu Adamu education minister: cerebral polyglot and worked with Mamman Daura on the New Nigerian; his pro-Iran views might grate with Saudi Arabia and United States; Muhammad Bello Minister of the Federal Capital Territory: an efficient administrator but may lack the required political savvy...


The waiting game

There are the men who would be king: former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar former military head of state General Ibrahim Babangida former Chief of Military Intelligence Aliyu Mohammed Gusau and former Secretary to the Federation Babagana Kingibe...


The storm before the storm

As soon as Yar’Adua returned to Nigeria last week he sacked Secretary to the Government Babagana Kingibe who was accused of scheming against the President...

After Babagana Kingibe’s sacking David Edevbie the Principal Secretary to the President now handles Yar’Adua’s correspondence and official appointments...


Making haste slowly

They add that the Secretary to the Government Baba Gana Kingibe is a veteran diplomat who will oversee the most important foreign relationships...


The new man in Abuja

Shrewdly Yar'Adua has appointed Baba Gana Kingibe as Secretary to the Government to bridge the gaps between the presidency National Assembly civil service and other public institutions...


Tafidan's ghost

Shehu had wanted Atiku to be Moshood Abiola's running mate in 1993 and regarded his choice of Babagana Kingibe as something of a betrayal...


An outsider moves up the list

' Sources at the presidency have indicated that Obasanjo may have passed over El-Rufai Babagana Kingibe Adamu Mu'azu (Bauchi State Governor) Peter Odili (Rivers) Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna) and other mooted favourites in favour of Umaru Musa Yar'Adua the Governor of Katsina state and brother of the late Shehu Musa Yar'Adua who served as Obasanjo's deputy in the 1976-79 military regime...


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