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Friday, July 7, 2023

AGE: Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed is celebrating his 54th birthday today

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed is celebrating his 54th birthday today.

His father, Baba Ahmed, was a well-known lecturer and Islamic authority who began his career as a livestock trader from the Arab world in Mauritania. According to accounts, the Baba-Ahmed family has lost 11 boys and girls in addition to their relatives throughout the years. On November 5, 1987, Baba Ahmed passed away at 95.

There is no available information on Datti’s mother.

Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed ((Listen); born 7 July 1969) is a Nigerian economist and politician who served as Senator for Kaduna North in 2011. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. A member of the Labour Party, he was the party's vice presidential nominee in the 2023 presidential election, alongside presidential candidate Peter Obi.

From the prominent Baba-Ahmed family of Zaria, Baba-Ahmed graduated from the University of Maiduguri. After schooling, he worked in business and banking for several years before entering politics. Baba-Ahmed was elected as House of Representatives member for Zaria in 2003; while in the position, he became known for speaking out against corruption and the Third Term Agenda of President Olusegun Obasanjo. After leaving office in 2007, Baba-Ahmed continued advocating for good governance while returning to his Baze business grouping and founding Baze University. By 2010, he moved back to politics and successfully ran for Senator for Kaduna North; however, the electoral tribunal overturned his victory and he left office in 2011. After an unsuccessful presidential campaign in the 2018 PDP primary, Baba-Ahmed joined the Labour Party in 2022 to become Peter Obi's running mate. They lost the election to Bola Tinubu and his running mate Kashim Shettima.

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