Hashidu was the minister of Water Resources as well as a minister of Agriculture and Rural Development during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. He was also a member of the Vision 2010 committee set up by General Sani Abacha to chart a developmental road-map for the country.
In January 2003 the All Nigeria Peoples Party endorsed Hashidu as its gubernatorial candidate for the April 2003 elections. He failed to be reelected and conceded with praise for the Independent National Electoral Commission. He was again candidate for governor of Gombe State in 2007 on the DPP platform. He was arrested in March 2007 and put on trial over violence that allegedly broke out after he started his political campaign. Armed supporters stormed the magistrate's court, freeing Hashidu and wounding the judge presiding over his case.
Hashidu died in his house in the early hours of 27 July 2018, after a protracted illness.
Abubakar Habu Hashidu
|Governor of Gombe State|
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2003
|Preceded by||Mohammed Bawa|
|Succeeded by||Mohammed Danjuma Goje|
|Born||10 April 1944|
Hashidu, Colonial Nigeria
|Died||27 July 2018 (aged 74)|
|Political party||All People's Party (APP)|
was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1944th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 944th year of the 2nd millennium, the 44th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1940s decade.Deaths in July 2018
The following is a list of notable deaths in July 2018.
Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:
Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.Gombe Emirate
The Gombe Emirate is a traditional state in Nigeria that roughly corresponds in area to the modern Gombe State.
Gombe state also contains the emirates of Dukku, Deba, Akko, Yamaltu, Pindiga, Nafada and Funakaye.
The current Emir of Gombe is Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, who acceded on June 6, 2014. The late Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Usman Abubakar, had been Emir since August 1984.List of Governors of Gombe State
This is a list of administrators and Governors of Gombe State, Nigeria. Gombe State was formed on 1 October 1996 from part of the old Bauchi State by the Sani Abacha military government.Tula Chiefdom
The Tula Kingdom is a Nigerian traditional state in northern Nigeria with its headquarters in Wange,Kaltungo, Local Government Area Gombe. It comprises three districts; Yiri, Baule and Wange, and is located 101 kilometres away from the Gombe State capital and 15 kilometres off the Adamawa-Yola highway.
The Present Emir or Mai Dr Abubakar Buba Atare II is the paramount Ruler and Chairman Tula Chiefdom.
Nigerian state governors 1999-2003 term