Abdulsalami Abubakar
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Abdulsalami Abubakar

Personal data
Date of birthJune 13, 1942(age 68)
Place of birthMinna, Niger State
Political partynone (military)
SpouseFati Lami Abubakar
Alma materTechnical Institute, Kaduna
11th President of Nigeria
In officeJune 9, 1998 - May 29, 1999
Succeeded byOlusegun Obasanjo
Preceded bySani Abacha

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General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar (rtd.) (born June 13, 1942) is a Nigerian general who was President of Nigeria from June 9, 1998 until May 29, 1999. He succeeded Sani Abacha upon Abacha's death. It was during Abubakar's leadership that Nigeria adopted its new constitution on May 5, 1999, which provided for multiparty elections. Abubakar transferred power to president-elect Olusegun Obasanjo on May 29, 1999.

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'Nigeria Lacks Peace-keeping Policy' - THISDAY Tweet this news
THISDAY---...- former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former military Head of State, -Abdulsalami Abubakar-, Minister of Defence, Adetokunbo Kayode and the service chiefs ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:44:25 GMT+00:00
American style primaries for parties - Vanguard Tweet this news
Vanguard---Abdulsalami Abubakar-; and former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at the opening of an international seminar on peace support operations organised by the ... - Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2010 23:00:24 GMT+00:00
2011: Speeding to crash? - Vanguard Tweet this news
Vanguard---...- day a new government is sworn into power as was the tradition before General -Abdulsalami Abubakar- unilaterally shifted it to the curious May 29 date. ... - Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2010 23:02:23 GMT+00:00
If Jonathan decides to run - Daily Sun Tweet this news
Daily Sun---Abdulsalami Abubakar- who took over after the death of Abacha didn't adopt this recommendation in the 1999 constitution, the PDP still implemented it in an ... - Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:11:22 GMT+00:00
Amended Constitution: The Gains, The Knocks, The Expectations - THISDAY Tweet this news
THISDAY--However, the General -Abdulsalami Abubakar- Administration set up the Justice Niki Tobi Constitution Amendment Debate Coordinating Committee on 11th November, ... - Date : Tue, 20 Jul 2010 03:38:37 GMT+00:00
My Darkest Moments In Prison -Kunle Ajibade - P.M. News Tweet this news
P.M. News---Abdulsalami Abubakar- regime. Asked what kept him going during his detention, Ajibade said “the strength of the human spirit when it is confronted with ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 12:22:59 GMT+00:00
Military Rulers As Council Of State - Nigeria Daily Independent Tweet this news
Nigeria Daily Independent---...- Ibrahim Babangida (1985-1993) and -Abdulsalami Abubakar- (1998-1999) were the cynosure of all eyes. Chief Ernest Shonekan (August to November 1993), ... - Date : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 19:01:16 GMT+00:00
Tunde Soleye plans return - Nigerian Tribune Tweet this news
Nigerian Tribune--The former physician to General -Abdulsalami Abubakar- closed his social diary and left the country when he was allegedly fingered in a deal-gone-sour. ... - Date : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 22:07:06 GMT+00:00
Why we are reviewing 1999 Constitution � Ekweremadu - The Punch Tweet this news
The Punch--According to him, the failure of the 1999 Constitution could also be traceable to the manner of its emergence, as the -Abdulsalami Abubakar's- administration ... - Date : Fri, 04 Jun 2010 16:02:46 GMT+00:00
Shades of temptation - Nigerian Compass Tweet this news
Nigerian Compass--The story I want to write today will be illustrated by the way the interim administration of General -Abdulsalami Abubakar- (rtd) fought and conquered ... - Date : Wed, 19 May 2010 00:54:50 GMT+00:00

Political offices
Preceded by
Sani Abacha
Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council of Nigeria
1998 - 1999
Succeeded by
Olusegun Obasanjo
Preceded by
Sani Abacha
Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States
1998 - 1999
Succeeded by
Gnassingbé Eyadéma

Presidents of Nigeria (List)

First RepublicAzikiwe
Military regimeAguiyi-Ironsi * Gowon * Mohammed * Obasanjo
Second RepublicShagari
Military regimeBuhari * Babangida * Shonekan (interim)* * Abacha * Abubakar
Fourth RepublicObasanjo * Yar'Adua * Jonathan

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