President Umaru Yar'adua of Nigeria

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Original source: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2008
Author: World Economic Forum from Cologny, Switzerland
The presidency wishes to affirm that there is no truth whatsoever to the suggestion that President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua is contemplating resignation from office," his spokesman Olusegun Adeniyi said in a statement.
An email appearing to originate from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), bearing the NAN sender address, and in the format NAN uses for flashes, said that Yar'Adua was likely to step down soon for health reasons.
For the avoidance of any doubt whatsoever, President Yar'Adua has no intention of abandoning the mandate given to him to lead Nigeria further along the path to restoration, growth and development," Adeniyi continued.
Yar'Adua took on a job he never asked for -- hand-picked by his predecessor Olusegun Obasanjo to succeed him in last year's election.
Hajia Turai Yar'Adua is the wife of Nigerian President and former Katsina State Governor Umaru Yar'Adua and is the First Lady of Nigeria.
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 has inherited.
On December 16–17, 2006, Yar'Adua was chosen as the presidential candidate of the ruling PDP for the April 2007 election, receiving 3,024 votes from party delegates; his closest rival, Rochas Okorocha, received only 372 votes.
Yar'Adua has been married to Turai Umaru Yar'Adua since 1975 and they have seven children.
Yar'Adua was married to Hauwa Umar Radda as a second wife from 1992 to 1997.
President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua is the first civilian leader in Nigeria to have taken over from another after winning controversial polls in April.
As an undergraduate student in Nigeria's Ahmadu Bello University, Mr Yar'Adua was a self-confessed Marxist and criticised his elder brother's 'capitalist' leanings.
In other words, Obasanjo's choice of Yar'Adua was a pay back in honor of his late brother, Obasanjo's bosom friend.
General Strike Over Rising Fuel Price Takes Hold in Nigerian CitiesBy SARAH SIMPSONThe strike by powerful labor unions is President Umaru YarAduas first major challenge since taking office three weeks ago.
inconsistencies and how the scam works.
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua is the ruling party's candidate in Sunday's presidential election.
A devout Muslim, Yar'Adua is one of 12 northern governors to have implemented Islamic law in his state.
Obasanjo as a military leader during the 1970s.
Though a blue-blood politico, Yar'Adua is not above menial labor, Habiba says.
They contend that Yar'Adua was put where he is by the.
Umaru Yar'Adua is pious, taciturn and.
April, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was seen by many as an.
Yar'adua imposes his authority: despite his reputation as a low-key political actor, president Yar'Adua has moved swiftly to address several outstanding problem issues and if he can get his large cabinet to work together, he could well find himself as the leader who turned Nigeria around.
When President Umaru Yar'Adua was elected in April, many expected.
Yar'Adua is already implementing deepseated.
state in northern Nigeria, President Umaru Yar'Adua was known fondly as the silent achiever.
government minister who lost out when Mr Yar'Adua came to office.
President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua took office in May this year under the shadow.
credibility and the government he heads, President Yar'Adua has said he would be prepared to step.
Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Nigeria.
born with sliver spoon in his mouth.
Innocent Christians have been mobbed and lynched by Islamists in Katsina state and governor Umaru Yar'Adua was an eye-witness during the bloody Danish Cartoon riots in Northern Nigeria, when irate Muslims attacked and murdered scores of innocent Christians in cold blood, including a priest; and Umaru Yar'Adua and his cabal never prosecuted the perpetrators of these crimes against innocent Christians.
Umaru Yar'Adua is hereby declared the winner, said Maurice Iwu, head of the electoral commission.
Umar Yar'Adua was declared the winner of Saturday's election yesterday with 70% of the vote, ending a campaign marked by intimidation, ballot-stuffing, and violence.
Governor Umaru Yar'Adua is one of the few governors not currently under investigation for corruption and treasury looting by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Nigeria.
The truth is that, Governor Umaru Yar'Adua is generally known to be humble and unassuming in the conduct of his private and or public affairs even though born with sliver spoon in his mouth.
A former college lecturer, Mr Yar'Adua is one of the few governors not currently under investigation for corruption.
Described by his critics as taciturn and not known for his tolerance of opposition, Mr Yar'Adua has sometimes been underestimated.
Umaru Yar'Adua has governed remote northern Katsina state since May 1999.
Born in 1951, Yar'Adua comes from a famous political family.
Umaru Yar'Adua was a chemistry teacher until he went into business, then politics, in the 1980s.
The Plateau State Christian Consultative Forum , yesterday, said that President Umaru Yar'Adua is not sincere in finding a lasting solution to the Jos crisis, as he had refused to meet with the Plateau State.
President Umaru Yar'Adua has taken a swipe at Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State, in the aftermath of the recent crisis in Jos, saying the setting up of a parallel panel by the state government does not show.
THE Executive Director of the National Institute for Oil Palm Research Edo State, Dr Dere Okiy has disagreed with the insinuation in some quarters that the present administration of President Musa Yar'Adua is.
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238If Yar'Adua is in hospital and so what? What is the big deal of hiding it? Afterall, he is also human.
Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has put together a new team of economic advisers to tackle.
President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has charged both old and new ministers to use the challenge.