Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Biography

President (non-U.S.) (c. 1951–2010)
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was the 13th president of Nigeria for 3 years before his death in 2010.


Umaru Musa Yar'Adua won a decisive landslide victory with 70% of the Nigerian presidential vote in the April 21, 2007, election, but it was marred by reports of widespread electoral malpractice. When he was inaugurated, however, it marked the first time in the country's history that an elected civilian head of state had handed over power to another. Yar'Adua died just 3 years later.

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