Former military governor of the Niger State, who became the President of the Senate of Nigeria in 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party and while he was president of the Senate he passed Nigeria's Prohibition of Same-Sex Marriage bill.
He attended the Nigerian Military School.
He became the Senator for Benue South in 1999.
He has raised children with his wife Randa.
He and Abdulsalami Abubakar are both Nigerian politicians.