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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Ahmadu Bello University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Ahmadu Bello University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Ahmadu Bello University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Ahmadu Bello University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Ahmadu Bello University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Ahmadu Bello University.

You can rank all of these graduates, from Atiku Abubakar to Bamanga Tukur.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ahmadu Bello University?” and “Which celebrities are Ahmadu Bello University alumni?”

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Nuhu Ribadu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Politician, Police officer, Lawyer {{Infobox Politician | name=Nuhu Ribadu | nationality=Nigerian | image = | imagesize = 185px | order= Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Task Force | term_start = 2012 | term_end = | Former ...more

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Yayale Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Yayale Ahmed Politician Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, CFR is a Nigerian politician from Azare, Bauchi State, and was Defence Minister of Nigeria. Ahmed is the Ajiyan Katagum, a Katagum Emirate position, and the Akowojo of ...more

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Umaru Musa Yar'Adua is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Politician Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was the President of Nigeria and the 13th Head of State. He served as governor of Katsina State in northern Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 28 May 2007. He was declared the ...more

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Atiku Abubakar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Politician Atiku Abubakar is a Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist, who served as the 2nd elected Vice-President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, on the platform of the People's Democratic ...more

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Namadi Sambo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Politician, Architect Mohammed Namadi Sambo is a Nigerian politician and currently the 4th Vice President of Nigeria. He was sworn in as Vice President on 19 May 2010. An architect by training, Sambo is an alumnus of ...more

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Ahmed Makarfi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Politician Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi is a Nigerian politician. He was governor of Kaduna State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007, and was elected Senator for Kaduna North in April 2007. He is a ...more

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Donald Duke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Politician Donald Duke was the Governor of Cross River State, Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He received LLB degree in 1982 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - Nigeria, the B.L in 1983 from the ...more

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Sunday Awoniyi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Sunday Bolorunduro Awoniyi, CON was a Northern Nigerian Yoruba politician and tribal aristocrat as the Aro of Mopa in Kogi State, formerly Kabba Province. Known as little Sardauna, Awoniyi was a ...more

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Adamu Aliero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Adamu Aliero Politician Muhammad Adamu Aliero was governor of Kebbi State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party. He became Senator for Kebbi Central from June 5, ...more

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Aminu Safana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Aminu Safana Politician, Physician Aminu Shuaibu Safana was a Nigerian politician who represented the Batsari/Safana/Danmusa constituency of Katsina State in the House of Representatives. A doctor by training, Safana was a ...more

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Ibrahim Shekarau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Ibrahim Shekarau Politician, Teacher Ibrahim Shekarau was elected Governor of Kano State in Nigeria April 2003, and reelected in April 2007. He is a member of the People Democratic Party. He was one of the candidates aspiring to ...more

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Ibrahim Umar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Ibrahim Umar Scientist Professor Ibrahim Khalil Umar is a Nigerian scientist and university administrator. He was Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria from 1979 to 1986. He holds a B. Sc. in physics and ...more

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Shehu Ladan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Shehu Ladan Alhaji Shehu Ladan was a Nigerian lawyer, philanthropist and oil and gas management strategist from Kaduna State who has contributed to the socio-economic activities of the state and Nigeria at ...more

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Theophilus Danjuma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Theophilus Danjuma Politician General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma GCON FSS psc is a Nigerian Jukun soldier, politician and multi-millionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was Nigerian Army Chief of Army Staff from July ...more

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Turai Yar'Adua is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Turai Yar'Adua Hajiya Turai Umar Musa iar'Adua is the widow of former Nigerian President and former Katsina State Governor Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. She served as the First Lady of Nigeria from 2007 until the death ...more

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Bamanga Tukur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Businessperson Bamanga tukur is a prominent Nigerian businessman and politician who served as Minister for Industries in the administration of General Sani Abacha during the 1990s. He is one of the high ...more

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Usman Bayero Nafada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Usman Bayero Nafada Politician Usman Bayero Nafada is the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He is a People's Democratic Party member and represents the Dukku/Nafada Federal Constituency of ...more

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Shamsuddeen Usman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Shamsuddeen Usman Shamsuddeen Usman, CON is a Nigerian economist and banker. He is currently the CEO of SUSMAN & Associates, an economic, financial and management consulting firm headquartered in Nigeria. ...more

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Ibrahim Shema is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Ibrahim Shema Ibrahim Shehu Shema is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who was elected Governor of the northern Katsina State during the 2007 general elections. He was reelected for another four year term on ...more

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Jerry Gana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Jerry Gana Professor Jerry Gana is a Nigerian scholar, politician and former Minister for Information under Ernest Shonekan. He was the director of the Mass Mobilization for Social Justice and Economic Recovery, ...more

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Rebecca Ndjoze-Ojo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Rebecca Ndjoze-Ojo Rebecca Kapitire Ndjoze-Ojo is a Namibian politician and educator. A member of SWAPO, Ndjoze-Ojo has been a member of the National Assembly and Deputy Minister of Education since 2005.

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Nenadi Usman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Nenadi Usman Politician Nenadi Esther Usman is a Nigerian politician from Jere in Kaduna State, Nigeria. She was elected Senator for Kaduna South in the April 2011 elections, running on the People's Democratic Party ...more

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Obiora Udechukwu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Obiora Udechukwu Obiora Udechukwu is a Nigerian painter and poet.

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Isa Yuguda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Isa Yuguda Politician Mallam Isa Yuguda was elected Governor of Bauchi State, Nigeria in April 2007 on the All Nigeria Peoples Party platform. In April 2009 he changed allegiance from the ANPP to the People's ...more

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Dahiru Musdapher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Dahiru Musdapher Dahiru Musdapher is a Nigerian jurist. In 2011, he was appointed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He served as Chief Judge of the Kano State Judiciary from 1979 to 1985, and as ...more

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Chike Aniakor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Chike Aniakor Chike Aniakor is a Nigerian painter. A native of Abatete, Aniakor received his first artistic training at Ahmadu Bello University, receiving his master's degree in 1974. He received a doctorate ...more

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Ibrahim Lamorde is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Ibrahim Lamorde Ibrahim Lamorde is a Nigerian police officer who was appointed Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on 23 November 2011 after chairman Farida Waziri had been dismissed ...more

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Ahmed Mohammed Inuwa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Ahmed Mohammed Inuwa Ahmed Mohammed Inuwa is a Nigerian politician who was elected to the Nigerian Senate in 2003 representing the People's Democratic Party for the Kawara North constituency of Kwara State. He was ...more

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Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo {Talban Gombe} is a Nigerian who was elected Governor of Gombe State, Nigeria in the 26 April 2011 elections, running on the People's Democratic Party platform. Dankwmbo ...more

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Rosaline Bozimo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Rosaline Bozimo Judge, Lawyer Rosaline Patricia Irorefe Bozimo is a Nigerian lawyer who was appointed Chief Justice of Delta State with effect from 23 March 2003. She retired on 1 January 2011 and was succeeded by Honorable ...more

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Audu Innocent Ogbeh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Audu Innocent Ogbeh Audu Innocent Ogbeh is a Nigerian politician who was chairman of the People's Democratic Party from 2001 until January 2005.

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Mohammed Bello Adoke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Mohammed Bello Adoke Barrister Mohammed Bello Adoke, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was appointed Nigerian Attorney General and Minister of Justice on 6 April 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his ...more

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Mansur Muhtar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Mansur Muhtar Mansur Muhtar is a Nigerian economist who was appointed Minister of Finance in the cabinet of President Umaru Yar'Adua on 17 December 2008. He left office in March 2010 when Acting President ...more

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Attahiru Jega is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Attahiru Jega Professor Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega is a Nigerian academic and Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano. On 8 June 2010 he was nominated by President Goodluck Jonathan as the new Chairman of the ...more

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Clarence Olafemi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Clarence Olafemi Clarence Olafemi was appointed acting Governor of Kogi State, Nigeria in February 2008 after the election of governor Ibrahim Idris was annulled. He handed back to Ibrahim Idris on 29 March 2008 ...more

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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II was born into the Fulani Torodbe clan of Kano on the 31st of July 1961. He was crowned on the 8th of June 2014 as the Emir of Kano, succeeding his late great-uncle Dr ...more

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Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Politician Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa was a Nigerian politician. He was appointed Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria in July 2005, and returned as Deputy Governor in the April 2007 elections. He was ...more

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Halima Tayo Alao is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Halima Tayo Alao Halima Tayo Alao is a Nigerian civil servant who appointed Minister of Environment and Housing in July 2007 by President Umaru Yar'Adua, and was released from the post on 29 Oct 2008.

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Idris Waziri is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Idris Waziri Ambassador Idris Waziri headed the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Commerce, until the June 2006 cabinet reshuffle, when he was replaced by Aliyu Modibbo Umar. Waziri gained a degree at Ahmadu ...more

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Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Ahmadu Bello University Alumni
Umaru Tanko Al-Makura Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is a Nigerian businessman who was elected Governor of Nasarawa State, Nigeria on 26 April 2011, running on the Congress for Progressive Change ticket. He was re-elected for ...more