Born November 9, 1939,




Mamman Daura is a Nigerian journalist and businessman who was appointed editor of the New Nigerian newspaper a few months after completing his graduate degree. He is a nephew and longtime close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari. Daura finished secondary education at Okene Provincial School in 1956. He worked with the Daura Native Authority for a couple of years before joining the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation as a programme assistant. From 1962 to 1968, he studied economics and public administration at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1968, the Adamu Ciroma, editor of the New Nigerian was looking to recruit qualified and educated northern Nigerians for the newspaper. One of those recruits was Daura who was just finishing his degree in Dublin. Daura was hesitant to take the position when he returned to Nigeria but instead worked in the office of Abba Kyari, the military governor of North-Central State. In April 1969, he finally joined the staff of New Nigerian as the paper's new editor. The first two years of his stewardship was a focus on coverage of issues affecting Northerners and protection of northern interests. Daura later became the managing director of paper's holding company. When Murtala Mohammed's administration opted to takeover the ownership of the paper, Daura soon left the company. Mamman, a nephew of the younger Buhari, was influential in the government of Buhari between 1984 and 1985. He was a board member of BCCI's Nigerian affiliate, Africa International Bank and founded a furniture factory in Kaduna. He was also a former chairman of the now defunct Nigerian Bank of Commerce and Industry.
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State of Origin: Katsina
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Profession Journalist , Administrator
Working Experience Served with Daura Native Authority, 1957-58; Programme Asst, Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (now Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Kaduna, 1958; Deputy Secretary, Executive Council of Northern Nigeria, 1967-68; Snr. asst. sec, (Political), Military Governor's Office, Kaduna, 1969; Editor, A/eiv Nigerian Newspaper, 1969-73; md. New Nigerian Newspapers, 1974-76; mm: Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, Committee of lnquiry, 1970-71, Committee of lnquiry, Broadcasting Company of Northern Nigeria, 1974, State Drought Relief Committee, Kaduna, 1974; ch: defunct North Central State Campaign against Drag Addiction and Allied Evils, 1974;mem. Board of Directors, News Agency of Nigeria, 1978; former ch. Dunlop Nigeria Industries Limited; dir. Northern Nigeria Investments, 1984, Hagemeyer Nigeria Limited, Lagos, (defunct) Bank of Credit and Commerce International, Lagos; ch.(defunct) BCC1,1989; dir. Blackwood Hodge Nigeria Ltd, Monotype Nigeria Ltd, Kaduna Furniture and Carpets Company Ltd,The Boots Company Nigeria Limited; former mm. Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
Daura Elementary School, 1946-49; Katsina Middle Secondary School, 1949-54; Okene Secondary School, 1955-56; Bournemouth College of Technology, England, 1958-62; Trinity College, University of Dublin, Eire, 1962-66

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