Nuhu Bamalli

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Nuhu Bamalli was a Nigerian author and politician from Zazzau who was a member of the House Of Representatives, the Nigerian Senate and later made Minister of state for Foreign Affairs during the pre-liberation and liberation period in Nigeria's history. He joined the Northern People's Congress as a founding member from the Northern House of Assembly and quickly became an assistant secretary, he rose through the ranks to become the publicity secretary and principal organising secretary of the party.

He held the title of Magajin Garin of Zaria.


Bamalli was born in 1919 in Lere to Mallam Yero. He went to Zaria Primary School, Zaria Middle School and then Kaduna College. He started work as a translator, writer and farmer. He worked with the Literature Bureau of the department of Education and then became a book editor for Gaskiya Corporation in 1949. He then wrote a few books including Bala Da Babiya and also translated works of Mungo Park, Saladin and Abdul Aziz Al saud. He wrote the translated book, Abdul Aziz ibn Saʻūd: Sharifin Makka in 1948.

Nuhu Bamalli was an active participant in the political scene during the first republic rising to a cabinet position. After the termination of the democratic experiment, he returned to the political scene as a commissioner for Works in the North Central State. Later in his career, he was a notable board member in a few commercial ventures, including Peugeot Nigeria, C and C Nigeria, Ltd, and Nigeria Dredging and Marine.

According to, nuhu Bamalli was born in 1916. Also, He was Magajin Garrin Zauzzau and not Magajin Garrin Zaria. He was also Foreign Affairs Minister and not Minister of State

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Nuhu Bamalli was born in 1917