Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

His Excellency
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
Yar'Adua in 2007.
13th President of Nigeria
In office
29 May 2007 – 5 May 2010
Vice PresidentGoodluck Jonathan
Preceded byOlusegun Obasanjo
Succeeded byGoodluck Jonathan
Governor of Katsina
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007
Preceded byJoseph Akaagerger (military administrator)
Succeeded byIbrahim Shema
Personal details
Born(1951-08-16)16 August 1951
Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria
Died5 May 2010(2010-05-05) (aged 58)
Aso Villa, Abuja, Nigeria
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party (1998–2010)
Other political
Alma mater

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 1951 – 5 May 2010)[1][2][3] was the 13th president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was 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. He was a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria on 24 February 2010, where he was pronounced dead on the 5th of May.[citation needed]

Family and early life

Yar'Adua was born into an aristocratic Fulani family in Katsina;[4] his father, a former Minister for Lagos during the First republic, held the chieftaincy title of Matawalle (or custodian of the royal treasury) of the Katsina Emirate, a title which Yar'Adua inherited.[5][6] He started his education at Rafukka Primary School in 1958, and moved to Dutsinma Boarding Primary School in 1962. He attended the Government College at Keffi from 1965 until 1969. In 1971 he received a Higher School Certificate from Barewa College.[7] He attended Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria from 1972 to 1975, where he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Education and Chemistry, and then returned in 1978 to pursue an M.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry.[7]

Alhaji Umaru Yar'Adua married Turai Umaru Yar'Adua of Katsina in 1975;[8] they had seven children (five daughters and two sons).[9] Their daughter Zainab is married to Kebbi State governor Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari.[10] Their daughter Nafisat is married to Bauchi State governor Isa Yuguda.[11][12] Yar'Adua was married to Hauwa Umar Radda as a second wife from 1992 to 1997. They had two children.[13][14]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Umaru Yar'Adua
العربية: عمر يارادوا
беларуская: Умару Яр-Адуа
български: Умару Ярадуа
čeština: Umaru Yar'Adua
ދިވެހިބަސް: ޢުމަރު ޔަރުޢަދުއާ
español: Umaru Yar'Adua
Esperanto: Umaru Jar'Adua
français: Umaru Yar'Adua
hrvatski: Umaru Yar'Adua
Bahasa Indonesia: Umaru Yar'Adua
italiano: Umaru Yar'Adua
Basa Jawa: Umaru Yar'Adua
Kiswahili: Umaru Yar'Adua
Lëtzebuergesch: Umaru Yar'Adua
lietuvių: Umaru Yar'Adua
Bahasa Melayu: Umaru Yar'Adua
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ရာအဒူဝါ၊ အူမာရူ
Nederlands: Umaru Yar'Adua
Plattdüütsch: Umaru Yar’Adua
português: Umaru Yar'Adua
română: Umaru Yar'Adua
Simple English: Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
ślůnski: Umaru Yar'Adua
српски / srpski: Умару Јар'Адуа
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Umaru Yar'Adua
українська: Умару Яр-Адуа
Tiếng Việt: Umaru Musa Yar'Adua