UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2014
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Nigeria's president considers term limits

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 28 (UPI) -- Any future Nigerian president would serve only a single term but it may be extended by two years under a proposal from Nigeria's current leader.
Tense Nigeria inaugurates president

Tense Nigeria inaugurates president

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 29 (UPI) -- Nigerian officials said Islamic terrorists were believed to be behind a spate of bombings ahead of Sunday's inauguration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Report: Nigerian elections fair but bloody

DAKAR, Senegal, May 16 (UPI) -- April presidential elections in Nigeria may have been the fairest in years but they were also the bloodiest, Human Right Watch said Monday from Senegal.

Opposition says Nigerian vote manipulated

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 10 (UPI) -- The results of the Nigerian presidential election that gave a full term to Goodluck Jonathan last month were "manipulated," an opposition leader said.

London calls for calm in Nigeria

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- London condemns the violence that greeted Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory in a weekend vote, the British foreign secretary said.

Bombs and ballots for Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Southern insurgents who have battered Nigeria's oil industry since 2005 took their war into the capital, Abuja, on Friday in what was widely seen as a last warning to the country's political elite to make a deal or face new attacks on the all-important oil fields.
Nigeria's oil field insurgents rearming

Nigeria's oil field insurgents rearming

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Insurgents in Nigeria's southern oil fields are reported to be rearming amid a faltering peace agreement with the government as Africa's most populous country prepares for a January presidential election that could split the nation.

Nigeria: Fears grow of Islamist uprising

KANO, Nigeria, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The recent breakout by scores of Islamist militants from a prison in northern Nigeria has raised fears the extremist Boko Haram sect plans a new uprising in retaliation for a ruthless government crackdown, and that the United States could be a target.
Nigeria under fire for oil legislation

Nigeria under fire for oil legislation

HOUSTON, May 7 (UPI) -- International oil companies working in Nigeria said they would sue the government in Abuja over a measure that would replace existing oil and natural gas laws.
Nigeria's Yar'Adua buried

Nigeria's Yar'Adua buried

KATSINA, Nigeria, May 6 (UPI) -- Nigeria Thursday buried its late president, Umaru Yar'Adua, in Katsina, 10 weeks after he had been treated for heart problems in Saudi Arabia.

Troubled Nigeria faces power struggle

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 6 (UPI) -- The death of Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has plunged Africa's most populous country into crisis as it grapples with simmering unrest in its oil fields, Christian-Muslim bloodletting, rampant corruption and power struggles in the ruling party.
Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's president

Jonathan sworn in as Nigeria's president

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 6 (UPI) -- Nigeria's acting President Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as the country's leader following the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua.
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Umaru Yar'Adua
Umaru Yar Adua, president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, addresses the 62nd General Assembly at the United Nations on September 26, 2007 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 1951 – 5 May 2010) was the President of Nigeria and the 13th Head of State. 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. He was a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria in 2010, where he died on May 5.

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 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. 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.

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.

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