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Shehu Musa Yar'Adua

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


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Now the race looks serious

Before his struggle with Obasanjo Atiku led the influential People's Democratic Movement (PDM) which was originally built by Shehu Musa Yar'Adua President Umaru Yar'Adua's elder brother who was murdered by General Sani Abacha's assassins in prison in 1997 (AC Vol 38 No 25 After Yar'Adua)...

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Blame game scuppers reform

Under the Goodluck Jonathan and Shehu Musa Yar'Adua governments the National Assembly failed even to vote on draft legislation...


Cracks widen in the PDP

Within minutes of their storming out they were addressing a press conference at the nearby Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre (AC Vol 47 No 9 Monster party & Veteran rebels)...


Electric elections

President Goodluck Jonathan from Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta faces a strong challenge from former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar the consummate political networker whose collaboration with the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua in the 1990s laid the foundations of the PDP...


Reformers, politicians and generals

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s return to the PDP is an attempt to regain control of the People’s Democratic Movement the network set up by the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua which lay the basis for the PDP...


On her Majesty's Secret Service

Baba is so loyal to the family that he got himself imprisoned with the late President Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Umaru’s elder brother who was gaoled by Abacha on a fictitious coup charge...


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...


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