Abubakar Habu Hashidu

Alhaji Abubakar Habu Hashidu (10 April 1944 – 27 July 2018) was a Nigerian politician and former governor of Gombe State, Nigeria from May 1999 to May 2003.[1]

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.[2] 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.[1]

Hashidu was the first elected governor of Gombe State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 1999, on the platform of the All People's Party (APP).[3] His Deputy Governor was Joshua Lidani.[4]

In January 2003 the All Nigeria Peoples Party endorsed Hashidu as its gubernatorial candidate for the April 2003 elections.[5] He failed to be reelected and conceded with praise for the Independent National Electoral Commission.[6] 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.[7] Armed supporters stormed the magistrate's court, freeing Hashidu and wounding the judge presiding over his case.[8]

Hashidu died in his house in the early hours of 27 July 2018, after a protracted illness.[1]

Abubakar Habu Hashidu
Governor of Gombe State
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2003
Preceded byMohammed Bawa
Succeeded byMohammed Danjuma Goje
Personal details
Born10 April 1944
Hashidu, Colonial Nigeria
Died27 July 2018 (aged 74)
Political partyAll People's Party (APP)


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  2. ^ "Former Gombe governor, Abubakar Hashidu, dies – Punch Newspapers". punchng-com.cdn.ampproject.org. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  4. ^ IBRAHIM DEGRI (28 April 2010). "Who replaces late Senator Tawar Wada?". Daily trust. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  5. ^ "ANPP Endorses Hashidu's Candidature". ThisDay. 6 January 2003. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  6. ^ Saka Ibrahim (21 April 2003). "I Won't Challenge Results, Says Hashidu". ThisDay. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Ten feared dead, 30 houses burnt in Nigerian violence". BBC Monitoring International Reports. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  8. ^ "2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Nigeria". UNCHR Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. 25 February 2009. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

1944 (MCMXLIV)

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.

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