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Mamman Daura

Date of Birth: 1939
Place of Birth: Daura, Nigeria


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Ready to rumble

Mamman Daura a nephew and political ally of Buhari's caused a storm last year when he suggested that the principle of rotating the presidency between the country's six regions was not necessarily a recipe for better governance...

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Generals tighten their grip

His nephew former journalist Mamman Daura has been in London for several weeks and former foreign minister Babagana Kingibe hasn't been seen in the presidential villa for several weeks...


Groaning about zoning

Politicians and pundits in Nigeria have shown a rare unanimity in outrage at comments by Mamman Daura widely regarded as President Muhammadu Buhari's most influential advisor about the rotation of power between north and south in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on 31 July (AC Vol 61 No 15 The shake-up that didn't happen)...


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...


Command economics on trial

Politicians bankers and wonks Personnel matter as much as policy when it comes to results in Nigeria and there are at least five centres of power when it comes to the economy whose influence can shift according to politics and business interests: The Presidency at Aso Rock: President Muhammadu Buhari Chief of Staff Abba Kyari Secretary to the Government Boss Gidahyelda Mustapha and a coterie of advisors including veteran businessman Mamman Daura...


Executive exerts its privilege

Buhari's closest advisers will again be chief of staff Abba Kyari Secretary to the Federation Boss Mustapha and his nephew Mamman Daura...


Troubles mount for Buhari

However there are other influential voices including the President's nephew Mamman Daura who have no official title but equally strong views on policy (AC Vol 57 No 21 Buhari's kitchen cabinet)...


Bitter pills for the politicians

Although Osinbajo makes diplomatic efforts to consult with Buhari and his closest advisors – his nephew Mamman Daura and Chief of Staff Abba Kyari – the relationship isn't particularly warm...

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Political schisms hit recovery and reform

Buhari's kinsman and advisor from Katsina Mamman Daura and the Chief of Staff Abba Kyari have known and worked with Buhari for four decades and share a common scepticism towards neo-liberal economics and political bling in Nigeria (AC Vol 57 No 21 Buhari's kitchen cabinet)...

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