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Mai Mala Buni (born 19 November 1967), is a Nigerian politician and the current governor of Yobe state, Nigeria. He is the caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress. He was elected governor during the 2019 Nigeria general elections under All Progressives Congress (APC) party.

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Mai Mala Buni
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Caretaker Chairman of All Progressives Congress
Assumed office
25 June 2020
Preceded by Adams Oshiomhole
Governor of Yobe State
Assumed office
29 May 2019
Deputy Idi Barde Gubana
Preceded by Ibrahim Geidam
National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress
In office
14 June 2014 – March 2019
Preceded by Tijjani Tumsah
Succeeded by Victor Giadom
Personal details
Born 19 November 1967 (1967-11-19) (age 53)
Buni Yadi Town, Yobe State
Nationality Nigerian
Political party All Progressive Congress
Residence Yobe, Nigeria
Occupation Politician


He holds bachelor's degree in International Relation from Espan Formation University, Benin Republic. He also holds a Master Degree in International Relations from Leeds Becket University, United Kingdom.


Mala began his political career in 1992 when he contested and won a councilor sit under the platform of National Republican Convention (NRC) party, to represent Buni ward in the Gujba Local government council and subsequently elected as the speaker of the council.

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