Bukola Saraki, medical doctor, politician, president of the Senate and former governor of Kwara State, 54, December 19. Born in Kwara State, he was educated at King’s College, Lagos, 1973-1978, Cheltenham College, Cheltenham, London, 1979-1981, London Hospital Medical College of the University of London, 1982-1987, when he obtained his M.B.B.S (London). He worked as a Medical Officer at Rush Green Hospital, Essex, 1988-1989, director of Societe Generale Bank, 1990-2000. In 2000, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Saraki as Special Assistant to the President on Budget. Saraki also served on the Economic Policy Coordination Committee, where he was responsible for the formulation and implementation of several key economic policies for Nigeria. He was elected governor of Kwara State in 2003 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and was re-elected in 2007. He became chairman Nigerian Governors Forum in 2007, elected senator of the federal republic in 2011. Saraki won re-elected as senator in 2015 and became the President of the Senate. He is one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
— Dec 26, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT