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Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

Date of Birth: 16/08/1951
Place of Birth: Katsina State, Nigeria
Died: 05/05/2010


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Politics of patronage

A draft was finished in 2008 under his successor, the late Umaru Yar'Adua, setting out a new tax and regulation framework for the sector, Nigeria's only major source of exports and government revenue...

Oando's management are in dispute with the minority shareholders Gabriele Volpi, the Italian owner of leading oil service company Intels, and Dahiru Mangal, one of the wealthiest businessmen in the north, who was close to the late President Umaru Yar'Adua...


The probity contest

Reappointed in 2007 and simultaneously promoted by Obasanjo to Assistant Inspector General of Police – three weeks before the President's successor, the late Umaru Yar'Adua, was sworn in – Ribadu was instantly demoted by the then Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, on a flimsy excuse concerning a training course...


All about votes and the naira

The question is whether Atiku, from Adamawa State in the north-east and a veteran ally of Umaru Yar'Adua's north-western political dynasty, can rejuvenate the north-south axis which, with the help of a formidable rigging machine, secured four presidential election victories for the PDP...


Health checks

Unlike the power vacuum that ensued in 2010 when President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua left the country for medical treatment, Osinbajo has been given full decision-making powers as Buhari has followed the constitution, keeping the Senate and its leadership informed...


The great militant chase

It also led to the formation of the PAP by Jonathan's predecessor, the late Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, an arrangement which Buhari has conceded – provisionally – that he'll continue with for now...

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Lots of gunboats, little diplomacy

PAP and patronageUnder pressure to deliver benefits to his home region, President Jonathan has greatly expanded the amnesty and training programmes launched by his predecessor, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (AC Vol 50 No 22, Abuja buys a Delta amnesty)...


Party rivalries grow as Sata ails

As with several other presidents, including Nigeria's Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Mwanawasa's death became the subject of an unedifying public argument between political parties...


After the amnesty, more amnesty

In May 2013, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, then Central Bank Governor, reported that the programme had cost US$1 billion since it was launched in 2009 under President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua...


Reshuffle may not help Jonathan's chances

The independent-minded Usman is best known for effective stints as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and as President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's Finance Minister...


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