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May 6, 2010

Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yaradua is dead

It's no longer news that Nigerian president, Umaru Musa Yaradua is dead, The shocking news came to Nigerians in the early morning of today Thursday May 6 2010. Nigerians observed a public holiday to mourn the passing president

Meanwhile, Reports from Vanguard News online;

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that Late President Umaru Muasa Yar’Adua has left a vacuum with his integrity, commitment to due process and the rule of law and his deep sense of patriotism to the nation, saying he will miss him the most.

The President made this during his sworn in ceremony as the substantive president of the country following Wednesday’s death of ailing President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

In a speech after his swearing in, President Jonathan said, he was shocked by the news of the death of his boss and friend, with whom they were elected in 2007 to govern the country.

‘My dear brothers and sisters, it is with deep sense of loss and profound sorrow that I received the news of the passing on of His Excellency, President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Our President passed away peacefully in the Presidential villa in Abuja yesterday evening, the 5th day of May 2010. While we submit to the will of God as a people of faith, this sad event has placed our nation in deep mourning’.

The president condole with the former first lady, Hajiya Turai and the entire Yar’Adua family, saying, “On behalf of the good people of our great Country Nigeria, I stand by our First Lady, Her Excellency Hajia Turai Yar’ Adua, the Children, our Mother, Hajia Habiba Musa Yar Adua, and the entire Yar’ Adua family and offer our heartfelt condolences on the demise of our amiable leader.