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Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by lalasticlala(m): 8:07am On Nov 25
Atiku Abubakar Turns 75 Today!

Atiku Abubakar GCON (born 25 November 1946) is a Nigerian politician and businessman who served as the Vice President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 during the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. He ran as Governor of Adamawa State in 1990, 1997 and later, in 1998, being elected before becoming Olusegun Obasanjo's running mate during the 1999 presidential election and re-elected in 2003.

Since his entry into politics in 1993, Atiku Abubakar has unsuccessfully contested five times for the Office of President of Nigeria in 1993, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. In 1993, he contested the Social Democratic Party presidential primaries losing to Moshood Abiola and Baba Gana Kingibe. He was a presidential candidate of the Action Congress in the 2007 presidential election coming in third to Umaru Yar'Adua of the PDP and Muhammadu Buhari of the ANPP. He contested the presidential primaries of the People's Democratic Party during the 2011 presidential election losing out to incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

In 2014, he joined the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2015 presidential election and contested the presidential primaries losing to Muhammadu Buhari. In 2017, he returned to the Peoples Democratic Party and was the party presidential candidate during the 2019 presidential election, again losing to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

Family
Atiku Abubakar was born on 25 November 1946 in Jada, a village which was then under the administration of the British Cameroons – the territory later joined with the Federation of Nigeria in the 1961 British Cameroons referendum. His father, Garba Abubakar was a Fulani trader and farmer, and his mother was Aisha Kande. He was named after his paternal grandfather Atiku Abdulqadir who hails from Wurno, Sokoto State and migrated to Kojoli village at Jada, Adamawa State, his maternal grandfather called Inuwa Dutse migrated to Jada, Adamawa State from Dutse, Jigawa State he became the only child of his parents when his only sister died at infancy. In 1957, his father died by drowning while crossing a river to Toungo, a neighbouring village to Jada.

Education
His father was opposed to the idea of Western education and tried to keep Atiku Abubakar out of the traditional school system. When the government discovered that Abubakar was not attending mandatory schooling, his father spent a few days in jail until Aisha Kande's mother paid the fine. At the age of eight, Abubakar enrolled in the Jada Primary School, Adamawa. After completing his primary school education in 1960, he was admitted into Adamawa Provincial Secondary School in the same year, alongside 59 other students. He graduated from secondary school in 1965 after he made grade three in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

Following secondary school, Abubakar studied a short while at the Nigeria Police College in Kaduna. He left the College when he was unable to present an O-Level Mathematics result, and worked briefly as a Tax Officer in the Regional Ministry of Finance, from where he gained admission to the School of Hygiene in Kano in 1966. He graduated with a Diploma in 1967, having served as Interim Student Union President at the school. In 1967 he enrolled for a Law Diploma at the Ahmadu Bello University Institute of Administration, on a scholarship from the regional government. After graduation in 1969, during the Nigerian Civil War, he was employed by the Nigeria Customs Service.

In 2021, Abubakar successfully completed and passed his Masters degree in International Relations at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atiku_Abubakar

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Amaechi2023(m): 8:08am On Nov 25
Atikus abubakar.
This man is a perfect example of a politician, wish you long life and good health sir..

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by jerrybakermillz(m): 8:08am On Nov 25
Wow

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Aufbauh(m): 8:09am On Nov 25
We should be celebrating his birthday as an Elder statesman and not as an aspiring politician in his seventies.

At this age he should be celebrating his birthday with his grand children in his country home at Jada instead of using the occasion for political histrionics.

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by sotall(m): 8:09am On Nov 25
Nigeria's next president .

I will rather vote this man than that betrayer who sold the south in 2015.

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by ceede2: 8:09am On Nov 25
Who cares

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by mogbeyiteren: 8:09am On Nov 25
It is high time Politicians stop celebrating their birthday but rather what they have done for the country or the masses. HBD.

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Ignite123: 8:09am On Nov 25
Happy birthday ooooo cry

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Timekeeper: 8:09am On Nov 25
Happy birthday bros

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by ogododo: 8:09am On Nov 25
lalasticlala:
Atiku Abubakar Turns 75 Today!



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atiku_Abubakar

Happi birthday Papa Atiku. God bless una!

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by itsme01: 8:09am On Nov 25
cool


BAT 2023

SWAGA 2023

Happy birthday Alhaji . Turaki Adamawa


.

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Disclaimer12: 8:09am On Nov 25
He had a diploma in 1969, Baba later had masters degree in UK in 2021! I don't understand o! By the way dude will be 77 in 2023! If we contested and win the election, he will be 81 at the expiration of his first tenure ! Who curse Africa sef undecided undecided

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by earlvickson: 8:09am On Nov 25
Cool
Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by johnjay4u2u(m): 8:09am On Nov 25
Old cargo
These men should let Nigeria be.

Come to think of it, Tinubu is claiming Atiku is older than him be that o.
Hmmmm

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Jackson105: 8:10am On Nov 25
Athiefku angry


Happy birthday

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by ipobarethieves: 8:10am On Nov 25
grin Happy birthday Atiaku frimpong Musa El Cameroonian cool.




Atiaku is 78 not 75.I knw him in Mubi lipsrsealed

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Timekeeper: 8:10am On Nov 25
Amaechi2023:
Atikus abubakar.
This man is a perfect example of a politician, wish you long life and good health sir..

No politician is perfect........ Maybe u think so bcox he hasn't attained the power he desires..

IMO

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by obedugo(m): 8:10am On Nov 25
Am waiting for BMCs that will come and start saying shit... HBD sir
Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by obedugo(m): 8:10am On Nov 25
HBD former and original NO 2 citizen with balls not like fake pastor , Lapo trader moni agent

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Hotfreeze: 8:10am On Nov 25
Congratulations to atiku

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by BrandBrainBox: 8:10am On Nov 25
Na only fossils wan rule us oh.

Hbd to him.

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by tegaville(m): 8:10am On Nov 25
Happy birthday..Atikukin
More Grace

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Assimhaven: 8:11am On Nov 25
Happy birthday sir
Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by omoolokunEsin: 8:11am On Nov 25
Happy Birthday, sir. It's morning yet.
Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by olatade(m): 8:11am On Nov 25
And the lagos landlord claims to be 69 yrs

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by KingEverest: 8:11am On Nov 25
hbd smiley

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by OGAStacks2021: 8:11am On Nov 25
Life and and good health at 75, you have not used that brain functionally.
Amaechi2023:
Atikus abubakar.
This man is a perfect example of a politician, wish you long life and good health sir..

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by princdebola201(m): 8:11am On Nov 25
Nyamiri Adamawa slave master. Happy birthday.

Unfortunately wike and pdp govs have decided your fate and the rest of General boys in 2023.
I hope you contest in apga. Cos certainly pdp flagbearer in 2023 is a current gov

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Re: Atiku Abubakar Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today by Abalado(f): 8:11am On Nov 25
Happy birthday sir Olori jaguda Nigeria.....na them,but them Buhari own worst ,na them kuku ma finish the country,yeye leader's

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