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Thursday, 5 May 2016

TODAY in HISTORY / BIOGRAPHY: Today May 5, 2016 Marks 6 Years Since Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Died


Umaru Musa Yar'Adua died on this day, May 5, 2010. He was born on 16 August , 1951. He was the 13th President of Nigeria. He served as governor of Katsina State in northern Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 28 May 2007. He was declared the winner of the controversial Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria
on 2 May 2010, where he died on the 5th.
Yar'Adua was born into an aristocratic Fulani family in Katsina, his father, a former Minister for Lagos during the First republic, held the royal title of Mutawalli (custodian of the treasury) of the Katsina Emirate, a title which Yar'Adua inherited. He attended Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria from 1972 to 1975, obtaining a B.Sc. degree in Education and Chemistry, and then returned in 1978 to achieve an M.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry.
Alhaji Umaru Yar'Adua married Turai Umaru Yar'Adua of Katsina in 1975 they had seven children (five daughters and two sons).Their daughter Zainab is married to Kebbi State governor Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari. Their daughter Nafisat is married to Bauchi State governor Isa Yuguda . Yar'Adua was married to Hauwa Umar Radda as a second wife from 1992 to 1997. They had two children.
Yar’adua was a lecturer at the College of Arts, Science, and Technology in Zaria, Kaduna State. In the year of 2000, during his administration as governor, Katsina became the fifth northern Nigerian state to adopt sharia, or Islamic law. In 2002 Amina Lawal, a woman from Katsina, was sentenced to death by stoning by a sharia court in the town of Bakori for committing adultery; the story attracted international attention.
May Yar’Adua’s soul continue to rest in Peace. Amen


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Commzy James

rip baba

Browayson John Sr.

The best President Nigeria ever had. Rest on hearer and doer. Naija misss u

Bishop George

WOW Endy DID U MEAN HE DIED TODAY??? "Umaru Musa Yar'Adua died on this day, May 5, 2016"

Endy Edeson

@bishop: hahahahaha. seriously, "On This DAY in History, not today but in HISTORY,.

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