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Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed is a Nigerian Politician, Academician, philanthropist, Businessman and Economics. He was born on the 7th day of July 1969 into the family of Baba-Ahmed family in Zaria. He is from the Kaduna area of Nigeria. He is among the thirty-three children of his father. He was an Arab cattle trader from modern-day Mauritania. He was a member of the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007 and was elected Senator for Kaduna North, in Kaduna State, Nigeria in April 2011 running on the Congress for Progressive Change ticket, with a remarkable record of the credit of sponsoring important legislation in a concise time. Baba-Ahmed has four degrees; a BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of Maiduguri, an MBA from the University of Wales, Cardiff and in 2006, he successfully completed his PhD studies, earning the title of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Westminster. After his service year at the University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun state, he worked as Projects Co-ordinator, Baze Research and Data Services Ltd. and as Officer II in the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, Lagos. He worked as a Banking Officer, at the First Bank of Nigeria. He was known for speaking out against Corruption. During the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo, he was among lawmakers who opposed letting Obasanjo run for a third term. In May 2006 he said he would not run for reelection unless action were taken to investigate allegations that members had been bribed to support the constitutional changes needed for a third term presidency. He is currently a Vice President nominee for Labour Party, running along with Peter Obi.
|Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed
|7th July 1969
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|POLITICIAN, BUSINESSMAN AND ECONOMICS
|$1 million to $3
Early Life & Education
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed was born on the 7th day of July 1969 to the family of Baba-Ahmed in the Zaria area of Nigeria. He is among the thirty-three children of his father, Baba Ahmed, was an Arab cattle-trader from modern-day Mauritania he later became a known professor and expert on Islamic Jurisprudence
Baba-Ahmed has a BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of Maiduguri in Borno state. He worked in the security Printing and Minting, Lagos before entering politics.
In 2006, while a Federal representative, he earned the title of Doctor of Philosophy when he completed his PhD studies at the University of Westminster. In the April 2011 elections, Baba-Ahmed polled 366,398 votes in the contest for Senator for Kaduna North. Runner-up Senator Ahmed Makarfi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the incumbent, polled 365,043 votes.
Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed was born on the 7th day of July 1969 to the Baba-Ahmed family in the Zaria area of Nigeria. He is among the thirty-three children of his father, Baba Ahmed. He was an Arab cattle-trader from modern-day Mauritania who later became a known professor and expert on Islamic jurisprudence
Baba-Ahmed was elected in April 2003 to the Federal House of Representatives for the Zaria Federal Constituency, Kaduna State. He ran on the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) platform.
Baba-Ahmed was popular for his principled activism and No Corruption Etiquette. During the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, he was among lawmakers who opposed letting Obasanjo run for a third term. In May 2006 he said he would not run for reelection unless action was taken to investigate allegations that members had been bribed to support the constitutional changes needed for a third term presidency.
In 2007 he took the Independent National Electoral Commission to court over the conduct of past elections. Baba-Ahmed contested and won the Kaduna North Senatorial elections in 2011 under Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which was then led by President Muhammadu Buhari; the election was challenged in court by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which led to Ahmed’s controversial victory being upturned. In 2018, he ran unsuccessfully for the Presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2022, he pulled out as a gubernatorial aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries for the 2023 governorship elections in Kaduna State, citing his refusal to buy delegate votes as his reason. On 8th July 2022, just a day after his fifty-third birthday he was nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 Nigeria General election.
• Pro-Chancellor of Baze University
• Managing Director, Baze Research & Data Service Ltd
• Chairman, Baze Construction Ltd.
• LP Vice President Nominee
$1 million – $3 million dollars. He is estimated to have been worth $1 million to $3 million dollars through Business and politics. Baba-Ahmed is a very rich northern man.
You can reach Yusuf Baba-Ahmed on this handle @YDBaba_Ahmed on Twitter.