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Nigeria

George Akume

Date of Birth: 27 December 1953


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Governors get set

Both Jime and Ortom were protégés of former governor George Akume now a senator...


The strange case of the ex-Governors

Ex-governors who like Dariye made their way to the Senate are Zamfara’s Ahmed Sani Yerima (who pioneered the clamour for Sharia law in the north in 1999) and Benue’s George Akume...


The new man in Abuja

For five weeks after the vote he was based at Aguda House receiving delegations led by state governors such as Segun Oni (Ekiti State) Segun Agagu (Ondo) Bukola Saraki (Kwara) and George Akume (Benue) who have all been accused of gross electoral abuses...


A troubled transition

A group of outgoing state governors including Ahmed Makarfi Adamu Mu'azu and George Akume from Kaduna Bauchi and Benue States respectively is in the running for posts in the new government...


The battle in the states

Nigeria: 2003 Governorship race Abia Orji Uzor Kalu PDP Yes Strong Adamawa Bonnie Haruna PDP Weak Akwa Ibom Victor Attah PDP Yes Even Anambra Chinwoke Mbadinuju PDP Yes Weak Bauchi Adamu Muazu PDP Yes Even Bayelsa Diepreye Alamieyeseigha PDP Yes Weak Benue George Akume PDP Weak Borno Mala Kachalla ANPP Weak Cross River Donald Duke PDP Strong Delta James Ibori PDP Strong Ebonyi Sam Egwu PDP Even Edo Lucky Igbinedion PDP Yes Strong Ekiti Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo AD Strong Enugu Chimaroke Nnamani PDP Yes Even Gombe Abubakar Hashidu ANPP Even Imo Achike Udenwa PDP Even Jigawa Ibrahim Saminu Turaki ANPP Weak Kaduna Ahmed Makarfi PDP Yes Even Kano Rabiu Kwankwaso PDP Yes Weak Katsina Umaru Musa Yar'Adua PDP Even Kebbi Adamu Aliero ANPP Strong Kogi Abubakar Audu ANPP Even Kwara Mohammed Lawal ANPP Weak Lagos Bola Tinubu AD Yes Even Nassarawa Abdullahi Adamu PDP Yes Weak Niger Abdukadir Kure PDP Yes Weak Ogun Olusegun Osoba AD Strong Ondo Adebayo Adefarati AD Strong Osun Adebisi Akande AD Strong Oyo Lam Adesina AD Strong Plateau Joshua Dariye PDP Weak Rivers Peter Odili PDP Strong Sokoto Attahiru Bafarawa ANPP Strong Taraba Jolly Ngame PDP Strong Yobe Bukar Abba Ibrahim ANPP Strong Zamfara Ahmed Sani Yerima ANPP Yes Even * Petition submitted to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ANPP ambitions Buhari and the ANPP also hope to make big gains in the south-east where the Igbo (the third biggest ethnic group) believe they have been sidelined by Obasanjo's government...

Obasanjo's belated and qualified apology for the atrocities (launched in retaliation for a militia attack on federal soldiers) may not be enough to swing the vote for State Governor George Akume...


A victory for the generals

Governors present included the long standing Obasanjo adversary Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia State) and several others who had not been publicly antagonistic to the government such as: James Ibori (Delta); Diepreye Alamieyeseigha (Bayelsa); Victor Attah (Akwa Ibom); Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna); George Akume (Benue); Bonnie Haruna (Adamawa); Sam Egwu (Ebonyi); Peter Odili (Rivers); Abdullahi Adamu (Nassarawa); Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano)...


Unknown soldiers

The Benue State Governor George Akume is reluctant to allow the Tiv to stay there because it would seem to sanction ethnic cleansing which is how the exodus is described by Paul Unongo a Tiv leader and former Steel Minister...


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