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Office 1: Chief of Army Staff
Term Start 1: October 1979
Term End 1: April 1980
Predecessor 1: David Ejoor
Successor 1: Ipoola Alani Akinrinade
Office 2: Federal Minister of Defence
Term Start 2: June 1999
Term End 2: May 2003
Successor 2: Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
Birth Date: 9 December 1938
Birth Place: Takum, Taraba, Nigeria
General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma GCON FSS psc (Rtd.) is a Nigerian Jukun soldier, politician and multi-millionaire businessman. He was Nigerian Army Chief of Army Staff from July 1975 to October 1979. He was also Minister of Defence under Olusegun Obasanjo. Danjuma is chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO).
Danjuma was born in Takum, Taraba State (formally Gongola), Nigeria to Kuru Danjuma and Rufkatu Asibi. Takum was mainly a farming community when Danjuma was young, the crops grown there such as yams, rice, cassava and beniseed were cultivated largely by families and clans. His father was a hardworking peasant whose ancestors were all highly respected members of the community. Kuru Danjuma was a farmer who also traded in metal parts for farming implements and tools.
Theophilus Danjuma started his education at St Bartholomewa??s Primary School in Wusasa and moved onto the Benue Provincial Secondary School in Katsina-Ala where he was the captain of the school cricket 1st XI team, he received his Higher School Certificate in 1958. In 1959 Danjuma enrolled at the Nigerian College of Arts Science and Technology in Zaria (Ahmadu Bello University) to study History on a Northern Nigeria Scholarship. However by the end of 1960, Danjuma had left university in order to enroll with the Nigerian Army.
Danjuma was commissioned into the Nigerian Army as second lieutenant and platoon commander in the Congo and in 1963 joined a UN Peace-keeping force in Sante, Kataga Province in Congo when he was promoted to captain three years later. In 1966 Captain Danjuma was involved in a counter-coup with the 4th Battalion in Mokola, Ibadan. On July 29, 1966, Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi spent the night at the Government House Ibadan as part of a nation-wide tour. His host, Lieutenant Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, Military Governor of Western Nigeria, alerted him to a possible mutiny within the army. Aguiyi-Ironsi desperately tried to contact his Army Chief of Staff, Yakubu Gowon, but h

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Coordinator of Niger Delta Riverine Protection Program, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd) yesterday read the riot act to militants who bomb oil pipelines. The special presidential committee which was named last week, is expected to recover illegal weapons ...
Posted: November 22, 2016, 6:53 pm

Danjuma assures Nigerians of protection of IDPs

Residential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) Chairman Gen. Theophilus Danjuma has assured the citizenry of the protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), describing the Air Force strike as highly regrettable. He spoke yesterday through a ...
Posted: January 18, 2017, 3:09 pm

TY Danjuma denies any role in Niger Delta programme

The Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative, PCNI, Theophilus Danjuma, has reacted to news reports on Friday where he was referred to as the Coordinator of Niger Delta Riverine Protection Program. In a statement by the spokesperson ...
Posted: November 25, 2016, 8:06 am
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