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Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran

47years | Lagos State | PDP
Aspiring for Governor - Lagos

Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran is a politician, journalist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and technocrat. Popularly referred to as “JANDOR”, he is the lead visioner of the Lagos4Lagos Movement. Jandor is an alumnus of several institutions of learning, including The Polytechnic Ibadan; Modul University, Vienna; the Prestigious Howard University School of Business, Washington DC, USA; and Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom. He also belongs to several professional bodies such as the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR); the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON); the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ); and the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON)....

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Abdul-Lateef Kola Abiola

60years | Ogun State | PRP
Aspiring for President - Federal Republic of Nigeria

Abdul-Lateef Kola Abiola, born July 1, 1962, better known as Kola Abiola, is a Nigerian politician and the eldest son of the late MKO Abiola. Kola Abiola was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He had his elementary and secondary education in Ogun State before proceeding to a higher institution. After his secondary education, Kola Abiola went to Berkeley and Colorado State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and MBA in Business Administration. He is married with children....

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AHMADU UMARU FINTIRI

55years | Adamawa State | PDP
Aspiring for Governor - Adamawa State

Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (born October 27, 1967) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Adamawa State. He was a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly and was appointed the Speaker of the House. He became the acting Governor of Adamawa State following the impeachment of admiral Murtala Nyako the former governor of the state in July 2014, handing later to Bala James Ngilari after serving for three months. After the collation of results of the state gubernatorial election on the 9th of March 2019, Fintiri emerged as winner of the election with the highest number of votes. However, the election was declared inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes was more than the...

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Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed

51years | Adamawa State | APC
Aspiring for Governor - Adamawa State

Also known as Binani is a Nigerian senator of the All Progressives Congress "APC" representing Adamawa Central senatorial district in the 9th Assembly She was formerly a member of the House of Representatives representing Yola North/Yola South/Girei federal constituency as a member of the People's Democratic Party in the 7th Assembly (2011–2015). She was born in 1971. She started her early school education at Kaduna and completed it at Gwadabawa Primary School, Jimeta Yola. She went to the UK for her university education where she obtained a Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southampton. She is currently the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sustainabl...

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Alhaji Yusuf Mamman Dantalle

51years | Kano State | APM
Aspiring for President - Federal Republic of Nigeria

A grassroot politician and political juggernaut, Dantalle joined politics since the return to democracy in 1999 and had distinct outing that had not only strengthened democratic practice in the current dispensation, but created a veritable opposition. With a multiple family background and exposure along with in-depth experience in businesses, conglomerates, he was born into the family of late Alhaji Mamman Dantalle, a famous entrepreneur/enterprise and business man on the 25th October, 1971, with ancestral origin from Kumurya Town, Bunkure Local Government Area, Kano State....

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Atiku Abubakar

76years | Adamawa State | PDP
Aspiring for President - Federal Republic of Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar, born 25 November 1946 is a Nigerian politician and businessman who served as the vice president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 during the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. He ran as governor of Adamawa State in 1990, 1997 and later, in 1998, being elected before becoming Olusegun Obasanjo's running mate during the 1999 presidential election and re-elected in 2003....

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Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu

57years | Lagos State | APC
Aspiring for Governor - Lagos

BABAJIDE OLUSOLA SANWO-OLU was born on June 25, 1965, and holds a BSc in Surveying and an MBA from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of the John F. Kennedy School of government, the London Business School and the Lagos Business School. Mr Sanwo-Olu became an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD)....

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Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu

70years | Lagos State | APC
Aspiring for President - Federal Republic of Nigeria

Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (born 29 March 1952) is a Nigerian accountant and politician who served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and Senator for Lagos West during the brief Third Republic. In June 2022, he was chosen as the All Progressives Congress nominee in the 2023 Nigerian presidential election. Tinubu spent his early life in southwestern Nigeria and later moved to United States where he studied Accounting at Chicago State University. He returned to Nigeria in the early 1980s and was employed by Mobil Nigeria as an accountant, before entering politics as a Lagos West senatorial candidate in 1992 under the banner of the Social Democratic Party....

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Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun

51years | Lagos State | AA
Aspiring for Governor - Lagos

Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun is an accomplished medical practitioner and administrator with over two decades of work experience both in the medical field and public service. He earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree with a Distinction in Microbiology from the University of Maiduguri. He went further to attain a Masters in Public Administration and Masters in Public Health from the Lagos State University and University of Lagos respectively....

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Hakeem Olaogun Dickson

65years | Lagos State | Accord
Aspiring for Governor - Lagos

Hon. Hakeem Olaogun Dickson is a seasoned administrator and politician with good managerial skills and has contributed his quota at various times to the development of Lagos State. From his exalted position as the Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, LSSC, Hon. Dickson's charismatic leadership has assembled a team that is desirous of breaking frontiers to push occupational and health safety to the forefront. The annual Vision Zero conference organized by the LSSC has become a must attend event that recognizes best practices with positive impact on improving the environment....

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Hamza Al-Mustapha

62years | Yobe State | AA
Aspiring for President - Federal Republic of Nigeria

Hamza Al-Mustapha (born 27 July 1960) is a former Nigerian Army major and intelligence officer who served as Chief Security Officer to General Sani Abacha, who was Nigeria's military head of state from 1993 until his sudden death on June 8, 1998. Hamza Al-Mustapha was born and educated in Nguru. He enrolled at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna and was commissioned into the Nigerian Army in 1983....

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Hon. Angulu Zakari Dobi

51years | FCT State | APC
Aspiring for Senate - FCT

Hon. Angulu Zakari was born in 1971 in Dobi, Gwagwalada Local Government Area of Abuja. He is a politician and currently represents Kuje, Abaji, Gwagwalada, and Kwali Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja. He attended Government Secondary School Dobi, Gwagwalada, Abuja, where he sat for the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). He proceeded to the University of Abuja and obtained a bachelor’s degree....

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Hon. David Emmanuel Ombugadu

44years | Nasarawa State | PDP
Aspiring for Governor - Nasarawa State

David Emmanuel Ombugadu is the PDP Nasarawa state Governorship candidate for the 2023 elections. He was a member of House of Representatives Nigeria representing Akwanga, Wamba and Nassarawa Eggon federal constituency from 2011 to 2019. He contested as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Nasarawa state in the 2019 general elections....

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Honourable Raphael Ekpang

Selectyears | Cross River State | NNPP
Aspiring for State House of Assembly - Boki 2 State Constituency

Honourable Raphael Ekpang is a journalist and the Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) GLOGOOD Media (Publisher of Core Reporters)....

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IMUMOLEN IRENE CHRISTOPHER

38years | Edo State | A
Aspiring for President - FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

Christopher Irene Imumolen (born 5 September 1983) is the Addo of Abaji, an educationist, a university professor, a serial entrepreneur, a business mogul and a Nigerian Politician. He is the founder of Joint Professional Training and Support International Limited (JPTS) and UNIC Foundation, a non-profit, non governmental organization....

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OHUCHE BOND OLUCHUKWU

48years | Select State | AAC
Aspiring for Governor - ABIA STATE

OHUCHE BOND OLUCHUKWU is a native of Amoba in Arochukwu kingdom, Arochukwu LGA of Abia state. He attended primary school in Onunweke where his mother taught from 1980-1986, he also attended St. Augustine seminary school at Izzi high school where he became the deputy senior prefect, founder of the schools debate and jets club. He graduated from the university of Nigeria, NSUKKA with a degree in geology and mining and a masters degree in hydrogeology; a B.Ed. degree in political science/education. He is also a member of the International Water Association....

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Olubankole Wellington

41years | Lagos State | PDP
Aspiring for House of Representatives - Eti-Osa Federal Constituency

Olubankole Wellington (born 27 March 1981), popularly known by his stage name Banky W and credited in the film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and politician. Wellington schooled in Lagos for his primary and secondary education and returned to further his tertiary education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, US on a scholarship. He started the record label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2002 while studying. He also worked at GlobalSpec....

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Omoyele Sowore

51years | Ondo State | AAC
Aspiring for President - Federal Republic of Nigeria

Omoyele “Yele” Sowore (born 16 February 1971) is a Nigerian human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, former presidential candidate under African Action Congress, and founder of an online news agency Sahara Reporters. Yele Sowore is from Ese-Odo, Ondo State in South West Nigeria. Sowore was born in the Niger Delta region of the country (comprising six states in South-South region, Ondo, Abia and Imo States) where he was also raised in a polygamous home with sixteen children....

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ONUOHA SUNDAY NDUKWO

65years | Abia State | ADC
Aspiring for Governorship - ABIA STATE

Bishop Dr. Sunday N. Onuoha is the founder and President of Vision of Africa, which focuses on bringing networks of faith communities to share God’s love and empowering the grassroots which helps build Nigeria’s indigenous capacity to solve problems and cure society’s ills from the inside out. A former pastor and chairman of Youth for the Abia State government, he is the executive of director of Nigerian Interfaith Action Association, the largest Christian-Muslim collaboration in history that provides a platform for inter-religious collaboration to end malaria in Nigeria. He was appointed as Special Assistant on Privatization in the Presidential Cabinet of Nigerian President Olusegun Obasan...

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Peter Gregory Obi

59years | Anambra State | LP
Aspiring for President - Federal Republic of Nigeria

Peter Gregory Obi CON (born 19 July 1961) is a Nigerian businessman and politician who served as the Governor of Anambra State two separate times from 2006 to 2014. In May 2022, he became the Labour Party nominee for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election. Born in Onitsha, Obi graduated from the University of Nigeria in 1984. Afterwards he entered business and banking, eventually rising to hold several high-ranking executive positions at banks. By the early 2000s, Obi was the chairman of Fidelity Bank before leaving the position to enter politics....

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