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Nigeria

Mr 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)...


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...


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