Baba Gana Kingibe
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|Baba Gana Kingibe|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Preceded by||Matthew Mbu|
|Succeeded by||Tom Ikimi|
|Minister of Internal Affairs|
|Minister of Power and Steel|
|Secretary to the Federal Government|
July 2007 – Sept 2008
|Succeeded by||Mahmud Yayale Ahmed|
Baba Gana Kingibe (born 1945) is a Nigerian politician and political appointee havening held many high-level Nigerian governmental posts. He hails from Borno State in the northeastern part of Nigeria, and is of Kanuri extraction.
Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe also served from October 2002 to September 2006 as AU Special Envoy to Sudan and subsequently Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and head of the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS) and Darfur.
Baba entered Nigerian political scene by initially campaigning for the presidency for the elections scheduled for 1993. He later backed fellow contender MKO Abiola as Vice-presidential running mate in the same election. The pair won the electoral majority although the result was annulled by abdicating president General Ibrahim Babangida. Baba later betrayed Abiola by joining General Sani Abacha as the Foreign Minister of Nigeria from 1993 to 1995. Baba also served as Minister of Internal Affairs, Minister of Power and Steel, Nigeria's Ambassador to Greece and Pakistan.
In June 2007, he was appointed Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria. He was unceremoniously removed from office on September 8, 2008 by the President, Umaru Yar'Adua after spreading rumors about the President's ill-health while believed to be contending for the presidency.
- "Nigeria president exerts authority in power struggle" Mail & Guardian retrieved September 11, 2008
- "Nigerian leader appears in public" BBC News