Atiku, who is now in America on a foreign campaign, has always regarded Yar'Adua
as his mentor and leader.
on Tuesday sent the list of 13 nominees to the senate for approval, in order to complete the cabinet reshuffle.
Despite fluctuations in other elements of his policy, his government stuck by this deadline and it has been retained by the current president, Umaru Yar'Adua
. While LNG projects, the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) and domestic power plants will absorb much of the gas previously flared, some companies insist they cannot end flaring this year.
'Mr President can save the project from being enmeshed in another controversy as it occurred during the government of President Yar Adua
where a Presidential adviser allegedly took millions of dollars in bribes, and eventually led to the removal of the official and the termination of the $1.46b civil works contract,' said Mr Adesanya
Officials from states around the Niger Delta were meeting in Warri to discuss implementing the terms of an amnesty program launched last year by President Umaru Yar Adua
, under which thousands of gunmen agreed to lay down their weapons.
President Umaru Yar'Adua
, criticised by Nigerians for having a "slowcoach" attitude towards governing the country, promptly summoned Jang to Aso Rock (Nigeria's seat of government in the capital, Abuja), for a security consultation.
Whether the courts would allow Atiku Abubakar to stand for the presidency and Umaru Musa Yar' Adua
's state of health were of far more interest than their respective policies.
Spurned spouse Adua
, who was married to the tubby tenor for 35 years, branded him a skinflint as a simmering feud boiled over into a slanging match.
The latest unrest at the heart of Africa s most populous nation comes at a turbulent time, with Acting President Goodluck Jonathan trying to assert his authority while ailing President Umaru Yar Adua
remains too sick to govern.
He has three grown-up daughters with ex-wife Adua
- Lorenza, 40, Cristina, 38, and Giuliana, 35.
The 63-year-old has had to postpone his wedding to young lover Nicoletta Mantovani while he sorts out a huge pay-off to his first love Adua
FIFA's decision came on the heels of reports of an attempted coup by military officers, and the subsequent arrest of 29 military officers and several prominent civilians, including former Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo and his deputy, Major-General Shehu Musa Yar Adua
. And with the Government showing no serious commitment to an early return to democratic rule, the atmosphere of insecurity and instability is bound to continue.