Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

Politician

1951 – 2010

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Who was Umaru Musa Yar'Adua?

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was the President of Nigeria and the 13th Head of State. He served as governor of Katsina State in northern Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 28 May 2007. He was declared the winner of the controversial Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He was a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party. In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria in 2010, where he died on 5 May.

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Born
Aug 16, 1951
Katsina
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Islam
Ethnicity
  • Fula people
Nationality
  • Nigeria
Profession
Education
  • Ahmadu Bello University
  • Barewa College
Lived in
  • Katsina
Died
May 5, 2010

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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