Emmanuel Dangana Ocheja Politician

Emmanuel dangana ocheja

Emmanuel Dangana Ocheja (born April 3, 1956) is a Nigerian Senator representing Kogi East senatorial district in the National Assembly, and a member of the People's Democratic Party (Nigeria). He is the Principal Partner of Dangana, Musa & Co, a law firm based in Kano and Lagos states in Nigeria. Ocheja was born in Idah, Kogi State. He is a graduate of law from the Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria. Ocheja was born into the family of Mallam Yusuf Okpanachi Ocheja (father) and Princess Ajuma Ocheja (nee Obaje) (mother). He is a member of the royal establishment of the Igala Kingdom as a direct descendant of HRM Aiyegba oma Idoko (father of Inikpi). His Mother is a sister to the sitting Atta (King) of the Igala Kingdom HRM Dr. Aliyu Obaje GCFR. He enrolled in St. Boniface Primary school in Idah where he obtained his first school leaving certificate. He then proceeded to Our Lady of Schools, Anyigba, Kogi State for his secondary education. He served as Head Boy there between 1973 and 1975. He enrolled in Ahmadu Bello University and earned a diploma in Law with distinction in 1978. He earned his LL.B degree from the same university in June 1981.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 3rd, 1956


1. Ahmadu Bello University Colleges/University

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is the largest university in Nigeria and second largest in Africa, second only to Cairo University, Egypt. It is situated in Zaria. It was founded on October 4, 1962 as the University of Northern Nigeria.

Type Public school
October 4th, 1962
Sokoto Road, Samaru-Zaria, 2222 - Zaria, Kaduna State
Official web page www.abu.edu.ng
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Notable alumni by gender

People attended Ahmadu Bello University connected by profession and/or age

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Political engagements

People's Democratic Party

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Economic liberalism
Social conservatism

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The People's Democratic Party is a conservative political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the Centre-right of the political spectrum. It has won every Presidential election since 1999, and is the dominant party in the Fourth Republic amid controversial circumstances.


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