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Well.. there is not story yet.., just reports that the President of Nigeria has died..
In May 2007, Alhaji Umaru Yar'Adua was sworn in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the 13th head of state of Nigeria. Yar'Adua died on 5 May 2010. The Vice President Goodluck Jonathan will be sworn in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 6 May 2010.
United States yesterday solicited the support of Nigeria in a bid to ensure the on-going United Nations (UN) conference on Nuclear non-proliferation treaty imposes sanctions on Iran. Sources at the closed door meeting between US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and Head of Nigerian delegation to the confernce and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Odein Ajumogobia, yesterday said. US appealed for Nigeria's understanding on the issue.
Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua has died, an official at his office confirmed late on Wednesday.
The website 234next.com reported that he died at the Nigerian presidential villa.
Yar'Adua won the 2007 presidential election with 24.6 million ballots cast in his favor, which was 70% of the vote.
But the election was highly controversial. Strongly criticized by observers, as well as the two primary opposition candidates, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) and Atiku Abubakar of the Action Congress (AC), its results were largely rejected as having been rigged in Yar'Adua's favor.
Yar'Adua's new cabinet was sworn in on July 26, 2007. It had 39 ministers, including two from the ANPP. However, Buhari and Abubakar filed petitions to have the results of the 2007 presidential election invalidated due to alleged fraud, but a court rejected the petitions on February 26, 2008.
President Yar'Adua left Nigeria on November 23, 2009 and was reported to be receiving treatment for pericarditis at a clinic in Saudi Arabia. He had not been seen in public since and his absence created a dangerous vacuum of power in Nigeria.