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Nigeria

Aminu Kano

Date of Birth: 1920
Place of Birth: Kano, Nigeria
Died: 17 April 1983


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The Emir exits

One of West Africa's biggest commercial centres Kano is a bellwether for the north but also has a radical tradition of trade unionists and politicians such as Aminu Kano...


Sanusi's political throne

The city has a long tradition of radical politics carried forward by such figures as Aminu Kano and some of northern Nigeria's pioneer trades union leaders...


From the shadows

His friendship with the late Samuel Goomsu Ikoku in prison for attempting to overthrow the northern-dominated government was key to the formation of a broad- based national government that included rebels such as Obafemi Awolowo Aminu Kano and Joseph Tarka during the civil war (1967-70)...

Northerner stake Yusufu's radical credentials seriously: in the 1950s he was active in Aminu Kano's Northern Elements Progressive Union and joined his People's Redemption Party in 1979...


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