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Prof. Ango Abdullahi

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Employment History

  • Spokesman
    Northern Elders Forum
  • Spokesperson of the Group and Vice Chancellor
    Ahmadu Bello University
  • Vice Chancellor
    Ahmadu Bello University
  • Adviser To the President
  • Mr. President
    Center for International Private Enterprise Inc
  • Special Advisor To the President On Food Security
    World Agricultural Forum
  • Chairman of the University
  • Professor and Vice Chancellor
    Amuatubelo University

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Secretary
  • Member
  • Secretary-General
    Northern Elders Forum
  • National Secretary
    Northern Elders Forum


  • Ph.D. , agronomy
    Amuatubelo University
  • Ph.D. , agronomy
    Kansas State University
93 Total References
Web References
A national newspaper over the past ..., 20 Oct 2014 [cached]
A national newspaper over the past weekend carried a bold headline: "North Vows To Stop Jonathan", with riders: "We will ensure PDP loses" - Ango Abdullahi; Arewa Chair Commassie: "We are keeping Plan B to our chest".
Professor Ango Abdullahi is the spokesman of the reactionary Northern Elders Forum, NEF, which is overpopulated with former holders of prominent offices at the federal level.
Ango Abdullahi and his cohorts were given free education and pampered like princes while at school because they were just a handful when compared with their teeming colleagues from the former Eastern and Western Regions.
The youth have now channelled their anger into Boko Haram insurgency to overthrow the ruling class of the North for which Ango Abdullahi is a noisy spokesman.
Where was equity when Ango Abdullahi and other Arewa freeloaders exclusively called the shots for 39 years, reducing the South to mere spectators? Is it now that a president from the South-South in the former Eastern Region is presiding over Nigeria and gradually restoring the broken institutions of state that Abdullahi attaches a sanctimonious meaning to "equity"?
The truth of the matter is that Ango Abdullahi and the NEF are in no position to carry out the threat they have issued.
Even at that, Arewa North does not dance to the political tune dictated by the faction that Ango speaks for. Ango Abdullahi, Lawal Kaita and Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, who boasted that the North would release "Plan B", are agents of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar's faction of the APC.
Ango Abdullahi is just letting off empty, hot air.
The Secretary of NEF, ..., 31 May 2013 [cached]
The Secretary of NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, was recently reported in the media to have insisted that the north would no longer misuse its right to produce the presidency at the next elections in 2015.
The forum had in September last year inaugurated special committees on politics, security and human rights and the review of the country's constitution.
While explaining the position of the north on 2015 presidential election, Abdullahi said the region no longer subscribed to the idea of zoning, adding that the process should be made open to all who are interested to contest.
Abdullahi, who acted as the spokesman for the forum, said the north had also decided to take a serious look at the issue of the revenue allocation formula, derivation policy and the onshore-offshore dichotomy with a view to ensuring that the interest of the north is not undermined.
On the review of the constitution, Abdullahi said the process was an open-ended thing, which every part of the country was free to take a position.
He however said the committee set up by the forum would look at the constitution and see what changes are helpful to Nigerians and which ones are injurious to the people.
A member of the NEF, ... [cached]
A member of the NEF, Prof Ango Abdullahi, confirmed the position of the north in an exclusive interview with Vanguard but declined to say how such action would work against top politicians, who were not voted into office by the forum. The former ABU vice chancellor, said that although the NEF had no power to remove such politicians from office, they had the prerogative to expose them as saboteurs of the north.
Abdullahi said: "It is true that we are looking at those from the north, who are fraternising with Jonathan to stop us from getting the Presidency in 2015.
New Nigerian Politics » Arewa House, 13 May 2015 [cached]
Speaking in the same vein, spokesman of Northern Elders Forum (NEF) Prof Ango Abdullahi described the proposed conference as President Jonathan’s conference and not Nigerians’ conference. He questioned the rationale behind government’s modalities, insisting that if the government knew it would not consider the views of the majority of Nigerians, the Femi Okoroumu-led committee shouldn’t have wasted time and public resources in moving round the country to collate the views of the people.
The Secretary-General of NEF, ..., 2 Jan 2014 [cached]
The Secretary-General of NEF, Professor Ango Abdullahi, said last week that the North had made its position on the 2015 presidency known to President Jonathan's emissaries that the zone would not support Jonathan's ambition.
Abdullahi further alleged that the Presidency's political tacticians have compiled a list of 151 key northern politicians and leaders with a view to wooing them to work for the President in 2015.
However, Alhaji Gusau said Abdullahi was on his own.
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