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TY Danjuma clocks 75  print

Published on December 9, 2012 by   ·   8 Comments

General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, the civil war veteran, the coup maker, former chief of army staff, former defence minister, big corporate player, oil magnate and one of Nigeria’s rich men will be 75 years old on Sunday 9 December.

General TY Danjuma: 75 years old today

Fondly called TY by his compatriots, his net worth is estimated at $600 million, according to Forbes. Some say Forbes arithmetic may actually be an under-estimation of his true assets.

If we use the 70th birthday as a marker, we expect the General to mark this birthday, in a more lavish manner, along with his wife, Daisy, a former Senator.

Tributes are pouring in for the retired army general.

One of them came from the Northern Governors’ Forum, whose chair, Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger, in a statement said that Danjuma made positive impact in his chosen career.

In the statement signed by Mr Danladi Ndayebo, Chief Press Secretary to Aliyu, the governor said Danjuma made the impact because of his rare vision and good leadership.

“Were Gen. Danjuma not as visionary and courageous as he is, the Nigerian Army would not have attained the height it reached, and Nigeria would have been the worse for it.

“It is no longer news that Gen.Danjuma rose through the ranks to reach the highest echelon of the military by hard work, perseverance and honesty and used his office to preserve the oneness of Nigeria,” he said.

Aliyu said the forum is proud to be associated with Danjuma’s achievements, especially his efforts at keeping Nigeria one.

P.M.NEWS wishes the general a happy day!

What do you have to say about Danjuma at 75? What advice do you have for him? Tell us

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8 Comments for “TY Danjuma clocks 75”

  1. AGOCO

    i have nothing to say you have said it all

  2. Rufus

    TY should go to Takum, see the poverty and waste, no water, no electricity, no jobs in a fertile land. He has over 1000 hectares that produces nothing! Not even oranges that are abundant there…..and beat his chest and say ‘I have done my best, let God judge me on Earth’ if he survives that in 1 hour, then I may doff my hat to him.

  3. EMOBEIFO OYAKHILOMEN

    Happy b/day 2 Gen.TY Danjuma…dis an icon who hv his pple in mind,a man who hears d cry of his pple,a man who,s pples pain r his own pain,a man who eradicate poverty in d life of his pple…long life and God bless TY Danjuma,,,kudos 2 u Gen.TY..HAPPY B/DAY….

  4. Oscar

    THESE WERE MEN (DANJUMA, OBASANJO, GOWON, OJUKWU ETC) WHO HANDLED AND DIRECTED THE DESTINY OF THIS GREAT NATION (NIGERIA) WHEN THEY WERE BARELY 30 YEARS OF AGE OR EVEN YOUNGER. JESUS!!!

  5. Oscar

    THESE WERE MEN (DANJUMA, OBASANJO, GOWON, OJUKWU ETC) WHO HANDLED AND DIRECTED THE DESTINY OF THIS GREAT NATION (NIGERIA) WHEN THEY WERE BARELY 30 YEARS OF AGE OR EVEN YOUNGER. JESUS???

  6. Iroanya charles

    Ty is a war criminal

  7. Serpico

    When he looks at the state of the nation he should be able to say to himself: ‘ what an arsehole I am’. So called general, general of poverty!

  8. ocliff

    Like Rufus said he should go to Takum and see the poverty there,he was once asked by a millitary governor of Taraba state. when he was asking the governor to provide virtually everything for his immidiate community then.’ SIR WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR YOUR PEOPLE AND WHAT MIRACLE ARE YOU EXPECTING THE PRESENT GOVERNOR TO DO’that was the then Governor statement to him in an open community forum then.

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