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Umaru Dikko is a Nigerian politician and was a trusted adviser to President Shehu Shagari. He was also the Nigerian minister for Transportation from 1979-1983.
He started playing a role in the nation's governance in 1967, when he was appointed as a commissioner in the then North Central State of Nigeria (now Kaduna State). He was also secretary of a committee set up by General Hassan Katsina to unite the Northerners after a coup in 1966. In 1979, he was made Shagari's campaign manager for the successful presidential campaign of the National Party of Nigeria. During the nation's Second Republic, he played prominent roles as transport minister and head of the presidential task force on rice.
A coup on December 31, 1983 overthrew the government of Shagari. Dikko fled into exile in London with a few other party officials.
On July 5, 1984, he played the central role in the Dikko Affair; he was found drugged in a crate labeled Diplomatic Baggage at Stansted Airport, an apparent victim of a government (Nigerian) sanctioned, but aborted ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Umaru Dikko (1936 – 2014): The Passing Of A Northern Star
2014-07-05
The demise of the influential Second Republic minister of transport, Alhaji Umaru Dikko, in a London hospital on Tuesday, July 1, came as a shock to many. But some believe that, at nearly 78, he had fought a good fight on the political arena and left ...
(Leadership Newspapers)
  1. Why Umaru Dikko's burial is delayed
  2. Umaru Dikko's Body Arrives Nigeria, Burial to Hold Today
  3. Umaru Dikko: Diplomatic Baggage, Millionaire Crate-man And Nigeria By Prince ...

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Tambuwal, Uduaghan, Others Pay Tribute to Umaru Dikko
2014-07-03
“The late Alhaji Umaru Dikko will be remembered for his unusual candour and contributions in politics. Though sometimes controversial and misunderstood, you cannot take away the fact that he was a true nationalist, who was ready to put down his life ...
(THISDAY Live)
  1. Tambuwal, Sen Adamu Mourn Umaru Dikko
  2. Umaru Dikko: Facts you need to know about Umaru…THIS IS REVEALING
  3. Uduaghan Mourns Umaru Dikko, Says He Was A True Nationalist

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Breaking - Prominent Northern Politician, Umaru Dikko Is Dead
2014-07-01
A prominent northern politician and Minister of Transportation during the Second Republic, Umaru Dikko, is dead, his son, Bello Dikko, has said. Mr. Dikko, 78, died early Tuesday in a London hospital, family members told PREMIUM TIMES. He has been sick ...
(AllAfrica.com)
  1. Umaru Dikko Dies At 78
  2. Nigeria's Umaru Dikko dead at 78

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Blocked by police, desperate Attorney General scales fence to serve injunction ...
2014-03-26
The Nasarawa State House Assembly has called on Governor Umaru Al-Makura to immediately sack the state Attorney -General and Commissioner for Justice, Innocent Lagi, for scaling the fence of the Assembly to deliver an injunction. The House reached a ...
(Premium Times)
  1. Nasarawa Assembly Calls for Attorney-Gen's Sack for Scaling Fence

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Baraje faction pledges never to go back to PDP
2013-11-29
“As we have repeatedly pointed out, the work of the committee is null and void and of no effect whatsoever since the committee was illegally set up and its chairman, Dr. Umaru Dikko, is not a member of PDP,” Mr. Eze said. He said suspending Mr ...
(Premium Times)
  1. PDP rebels say merger with APC not a 'done deal' yet

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Tread Softly: Oyinlola's Counsel Warns PDP
2013-11-23
The four officials of the party have been arraigned before the Umaru Dikko led disciplinary committee of the Party. In a correspondence dated November 21, 2013, addressed and forwarded to the National Chairman of the PDP and signed by Mr. Awa Kalu, ...
(spyghana.com)
  1. PDP: Such a Funny Conclave
  2. Disciplinary C'ttee: Oyinlola, Baraje, Others Write Tukur
  3. PDP may expel Baraje, Oyinlola others over failure to appear before ...

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PDP: How Tukur, Gulak, Mantu, Dikko Plotted Oyinlola's Suspension
2013-11-22
LEADERSHIP FRIDAY gathered that after a closed door meeting, held at the insistence and residence of Tukur in Abuja, the president's political adviser Ahmed Gulak, chairman of PDP's disciplinary commitee Alhaji Umaru Dikko and erstwhile deputy Senate ...
(Leadership Newspapers)
  1. PDP defends refusal of Baraje, Oyinlola, others to appear at
  2. Try Tukur for anti-party activity, New PDP challenges Dikko Committee
  3. Why Baraje, Oyinlola Won't Face Disciplinary Committee

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PDP crisis: Oyinlola drags PDP to court •As Umaru Dikko disciplinary C'ttee ...
2013-11-19
THE suspended National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, on Tuesday, dragged the party before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja challenging his suspension. In the suit filed by his counsel, Awa Kalu (SAN), ...
(Nigerian Tribune)
  1. My suspension meant to ridicule the judiciary, says Oyinlola
  2. Oyinlola Back in Court to Fight Suspension
  3. PDP crisis: Oyinlola drags PDP to court over suspension

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I Remain National Secretary of PDP, Says Oyinlola
2013-11-14
Oyinlola questioned the legitimacy of the Umaru Dikko-led Disciplinary Committee of the party recently set up by Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the party's National Chairman. According to him, the committee has not been approved by the party's National ...
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