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General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by naptu2: 5:54pm On May 12, 2020
The Buhari Regime had closed all Nigeria's land borders and this made life difficult in Niger. Therefore, the Nigerien head of state, General Seyni Kountche, visited Nigeria to meet with General Buhari. He was received at the Murtala Muhammad Airport by General Buhari and Dr Ibrahim Gambari.

Dr Gambari welcomes Seyni Kountche to Nigeria at the 1:21 minute mark.

General Buhari introduces Dr Gambari at the Council Chambers of State House, Dodan Barracks at the 6:12 minute mark.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjx1EFUdQzc


naptu2:
From memory.

There are 2 people in that video that served in almost every government in Nigeria from 1984 until the 2000s.


General Buhari introduced them as, "the external affairs minister, Dr Ibrahim Gambari" and "the minister of mines, power and steel, Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman".

Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari served as minister of external affairs in the Buhari administration from 1984-1985 (my window at Broad Street was opposite his office smiley ). He then became Nigeria's permanent representative to the United Nations and then ambassador to the United Nations during the administration of President Ibrahim Babangida. He was a professor of international relations at several American universities while he was at the UN.


Professor Gambari also served as Nigeria's ambassador at the UN during the regime of General Sani Abacha and also during the administration of General Abdulsalam Abubakar.

Professor Wole Soyinka famously told General Abubakar (in the presence of Professor Gambari) that he was going to sue the Nigerian Government because of statements that Professor Gambari made about him in New York (I can't remember what the statements were, but I think it had something to do with the strange woman that claimed that she was Soyinka's wife).

Professor Gambari took up various positions at the United Nations in the 2000s. If I remember correctly, he served as the secretary general's special representative on Dafur and later as the secretary general's special representative on Iraq. He also later served as the United Nations under secretary general for political affairs.

Professor Gambari's brother, Alhaji Sulu Kolapo Gambari (a former Appeal Court judge) is the current Emir of Ilorin.





Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman served as the minister of mines, power and steel from 1984-1985 during the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari. He served as the minister of petroleum resources between 1986 and 1990 during the administration of President Ibrahim Babangida. Babangida briefly made him the minister of foreign affairs early in 1990, but he brought him back to the position of petroleum minister a few months later.

Alhaji Lukman served as chairman of the board of NEPA during the administration of General Sani Abacha. However, he soon had a clash with Abacha and in 1995 he was elected as the secretary general of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Basically, Rilwanu Lukman was in exile as OPEC secretary general from 1995 until Abacha's death. (He had previously served several terms as OPEC president in the 1980s, when he was Nigeria's minister of petroleum resources.


President Olusegun Obasanjo made Rilwanu Lukman his special adviser on petroleum affairs in the year 2000. Obasanjo was both president and minister of petroleum affairs at that time. Obasanjo sacked him c2003 when Alhaji Lukman clashed with the group managing director of the NNPC, Mr Jackson Gaius Obaseki (Obaseki felt that Lukman was behaving as if he was the petroleum minister, when Obasanjo was actually the petroleum minister).

President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua appointed Alhaji Lukman as his special adviser on petroleum resources in 2007. In 2008, President Yar'Adua appointed Rilwanu Lukman as his minister of petroleum resources.

Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman left office in 2010 when President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved the cabinet.

At a point I started thinking of Rilwanu Lukman as Nigeria's version of Sheikh Yamani. Sheikh Yamani was Saudi Arabia's oil minister and he also held several positions at OPEC. He was a familiar face at OPEC meetings for almost 30 years.

He died in 2014.


Picture 1) Alhaji Rilwanu Lukman.

Picture 2) Professor Ibrahim Gambari

Picture 3) Professor Gambari and General Joe Garba c1990 (Nigeria was a member of the Security Council at that time and General Garba was president of the UN General Assembly).

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by naptu2: 5:54pm On May 12, 2020
Does anybody know the name of the tune that was playing at the 3:29 minute mark in this video (when Seyni Kountche was inspecting the troops)? I've been searching for the name of that song for a very long time.

I'm referring to the Hausa song, not Syncro System.

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by Officialgarri: 5:54pm On May 12, 2020
President Muhammad Buhari has a reputation of surrounding himself with seasoned and skillful old war horses and elderly and ancient northern political veterans and warriors like Mamman Daura, Zangon Daura, Funtua, Lawal Daura, Baba Gana Kingibe and many others, e.t.c. including the late COS Abba Kyari

We really hope the new COS —will out perform Abba Kyari who had so much impact in this administration that even the crooks in the government hated him and smeared his image for denying them access to loot
- facilitated the funds for Enugu Airport and second Niger bridge
- facilitated release and escape of Nnamdi Kanu, Dasuki, Sowore e.t.c yet he never sat back to take glory and never cared about blames and accusations even though he wasn't the president.

I wish the new COS best of luck

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by Golan007: 6:02pm On May 12, 2020
naptu2:
Does anybody know the name of the tune that was playing at the 3:29 minute mark in this video (when Seyni Kountche was inspecting the troops)? I've been searching for the name of that song for a very long time.

I maybe wrong but I think it's called Nyarinya.

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by Romanoff(f): 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
Is it just me or that man on the left is not Buhari.

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by IME1: 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
tongue
Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by Lanre4uonly(m): 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
How time flies!
Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by GodPunishBiafra: 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
So?


Careless, wicked and reckless generation.

Got hold of power at early thirties - young and energetic. Something that should have been beneficial and advantageous. Yet, their generation MADE MESS OF EVERYTHING!
And now we are here.

90% All Nigerian leaders dead and alive between the age of 55 to 90 years ARE ALL FAILED GENERATION!

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by tot(f): 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
Space bookers, where una dey? cheesy

Honor10:
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All these throwback pictures, what value exactly do they add to the average Nigerian? What do we do with throwback pictures when people are struggling to eat 3 square meals in this depressed economy? undecided

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by sonnie10: 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
Paddy paddy government
That is how one said he was the best man in the wedding of Abba Kyri’s who was the COS to Buhari.

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by Emes101(m): 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
The General himself

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by lpowel: 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
naptui2:
The Buhari Regime had closed all Nigeria's land borders and this made life difficult in Niger. Therefore, the Nigerien head of state, General Seyni Kountche, visited Nigeria to meet with General Buhari. He was received at the Murtala Muhammad Airport by General Buhari and Dr Ibrahim Gambari......


Okay sad
Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by porthouse7(f): 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
nothing for youth in Dis country

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by TheFacelessMan: 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
grin

Lucky guy. Baba has been in the corridors of power since the 1980s.

He retired and probably was not even dreaming that he would get the greatest appointment of his career in retirement.

Impossible is nothing. Still got the best at 76...

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by Fragility6: 6:06pm On May 12, 2020
Una don start. Throwbacks upon throwbacks.Allow us see wat he has to offer not like we were expecting anything better before.

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by Ikegift4real(m): 6:07pm On May 12, 2020
Bella caio
Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by sochey(f): 6:07pm On May 12, 2020
Bubu all de wayyyy grin

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by IamPatriotic(m): 6:07pm On May 12, 2020
I thought it was said that Abba Kyari was responsible for recruiting old people for the presidency. shocked shocked

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by olazy6(m): 6:08pm On May 12, 2020
Its has always bn a family&friends business na...check my signature....

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by jlinkd78(m): 6:08pm On May 12, 2020
Prebandelism

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by naptu2: 6:08pm On May 12, 2020
naptu2:
Protocol in that video.


(That entrance to Dodan Barracks [the Council Chambers] was not the entrance that was usually used. There is a roundabout or traffic island in front of that entrance and there's another entrance on the other side of the roundabout. It's that other entrance that was used during council meetings).

Buhari did not observe normal protocol here. I think that's because it was a state visit. While inteoducing his team to Seyni Kountche he said, "I think I should start with the chief of staff, Supreme Headquarters", then he introduced Idiagbon and then introduced Dr Ibrahim Gambari (as he then was) before introducing General Bali.

Buhari was the "number 1 citizen" at this time and he introduced the number 2 citizen (Idiagbon). He should have introduced the number 3 (Bali) next, but instead he introduced Gambari (the foreign minister) before Bali.

There were allies and enemies sitted around that table. One of Buhari's staunchest allies, the minister of interior, General Muhammadu Magoro was there, as was Babangida's good friend and ally, General Garba Duba.


This video showed the usual protocol regarding venues. The state welcome ceremony was (partly) held at State House Marina, the meeting was held at Dodan Barracks and the state banquet was held at State House Marina.

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by unitysheart(m): 6:08pm On May 12, 2020
Same arrangement
Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by oluwasegun007(m): 6:08pm On May 12, 2020
His CV is heavy, I think he's qualified for the position...


Anyways can we change our laws to have contestants for presidential elections to have robust qualifications like this...


Because looking at the CV of those that have governed us since 1960....

Lemme go work on my VIZA abeg.

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by Ubykcee(m): 6:08pm On May 12, 2020
shocked
Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by RichDad1(m): 6:09pm On May 12, 2020
Naptu2 on the beat again. Thanks for this Sire.

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by PrinzEleju: 6:09pm On May 12, 2020
Fulani appointed Gambari, lobatan

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Re: General Buhari And Ibrahim Gambari In 1984 (Video) by topedoski(m): 6:09pm On May 12, 2020
Senior bros dem

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