Mr Shehu Musa Yar'Adua
Nigeria

Mr Shehu Musa Yar'Adua

Former Vice-President and brother of Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

Date of Birth: 05/03/1943
Died: 08/12/1997

Education: Katsina Provincial Secondary School; Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom.

Career:
Nigerian Army; Federal Commissioner of Transport, 1976; Vice-President, 1976-79; imprisoned by Sani Abacha’s Government, 1995. 

Commentary: Older brother to Former President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (2007-10), Shehu Yar'Adua Olusegun Obasanjo's deputy during the 1976-79 military regime. The lifelong friendship between the two men contributed to Obasanjo backing Umaru Yar'Adua as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. Shehu Yar'Adua died behind bars after being sentenced to life in prison by Abacha, after he called for a return to civilian rule.


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Electric elections

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Reformers, politicians and generals

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On her Majesty's Secret Service

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The opposition frontrunners

Ahead of the 1999 elections, he assumed the leadership of the governing People's Democratic Party after the death of Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, whose political machinery made up its core...

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Welome back, Chief Tony

Shehu Yar'Adua, brother of the incumbent President, wanted to be the SDP's presidential candidate and Anenih became National Director of his campaign...

Sani Abacha, who put Shehu Yar'Adua in gaol, where he died of poisoning...

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See you in court

In Buhari's hierarchy of infamy, Babangida and Obasanjo rank far higher than Yar'Adua, the younger brother of his school friend, Shehu Musa Yar'Adua...

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The new man in Abuja

Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, the late brother of the new President...

Two decades earlier, Kingibe had worked extremely closely with Shehu Yar'Adua and was known to get things done quickly...

Kingibe blocked the nomination of Shehu Yar'Adua's then protégé, Atiku Abubakar, as running mate in 1992-93...

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Tafidan's ghost

General Shehu Musa Yar'Adua's shadow looms large over Nigeria's April presidential elections...

Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, the Tafidan Katsina (a title inherited from his father), signed up to civilian politics in 1987 with the formation of the People's Front of Nigeria (PF) at the beginning of the extended, and ultimately failed, transition programme of then military ruler Ibrahim Babangida (1985-93)...

' Unlikely pair Atiku went into business with Shehu Yar'Adua in the late 1980s and later became one of his most trusted political associates...

Buhari was Shehu Yar'Adua's oldest friend and Shehu named his second son after him (his first son, Murtala, was named after Murtala Mohammed, with whom Yar'Adua served in the 1967-70 civil war and on whose behalf he helped organise the 1975 coup against Yakubu Gowon)...

Such a rapprochement would be very much in Shehu Yar'Adua's style of politics, a curious blend of the inclusive and the opportunistic...

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Annivesaries and elections

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An outsider moves up the list

' Sources at the presidency have indicated that Obasanjo may have passed over El-Rufai, Babagana Kingibe, Adamu Mu'azu (Bauchi State Governor), Peter Odili (Rivers), Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna) and other mooted favourites in favour of Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, the Governor of Katsina state and brother of the late Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, who served as Obasanjo's deputy in the 1976-79 military regime...

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