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Shehu Musa Yar'Adua (March 5, 1943 – December 8, 1997) was a Nigerian businessman, soldier, and politician. His father, was a former Minister for Lagos during the First republic. His younger brother was the former Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua. Following his training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Sandhurst, England, Yar'Adua participated in the Nigerian Civil War. When Olusegun Obasanjo was military head of state from 1976 until 1979, Yar'Adua was his Vice President.
He was sentenced to life in
prison by a military tribunal in 1995, after calling on the Nigerian military government of Gen. Sani Abacha and his Provisional Ruling Council to reestablish civilian rule. He died in captivity on 8 December 1997.
Yar'Adua's younger brother,
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua became President of Nigeria in 2007.
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Shehu Yaradua was also served as trade minister in General Murtala Mohammad's regime.
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