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Mr Shehu Musa Yar'Adua
Nigeria

Mr Shehu Musa Yar'Adua

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


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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Pop goes the third term balloon

He keeps his hold on the PDP because its largest component, the People's Democratic Movement (PDM), was launched by him and the family of the late General Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, poisoned in gaol under the Sani Abacha regime...


Monster party

The event was held at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua centre, named after the late General who was deputy leader of Obasanjo's military regime from 1976-79...


Ogbeh walks out

Obasanjo won this latest trial of strength in the ruling party but Ogbeh still has influence there and through the political network that Atiku Abubakar inherited from the late Shehu Musa Yar'Adua...


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