Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

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Birthday
16, 1951
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
May 5, 2010 (58)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1951
Birthplace
Nigeria
Death Date
May 5, 2010 (58)

About

Politician and member of the People's Democratic Party who was the President of Nigeria and the thirteenth Head of State from 2007 to 2010. He had previously served as governor of Katsina State in northern Nigeria for eight years.

Before Fame

He worked at Holy Child College and lectured at several universities before becoming involved in politics through the People's Redemption Party.

Trivia

He was known for his relatively spotless record and earned his degrees in Zaria in the sciences.

Family Life

He had seven children with his first wife, Turai Umaru Yar'Adua, and he later remarried Hauwa Umar Radda, with whom he raised two children.

Associated With

His tribute was written by Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning writer.