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5 things to know about new INEC chairman, Yakubu

By Olufemi Ajasa

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a professor of political history and international studies, Mahmood Yakubu, as new chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) read more.  Read five things about the newly appointed INEC boss.

inec newYakubu, a professor of political history and international studies, was Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

He is an expert in guerrilla warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism.

He was an Assistant Secretary, Finance and Administration, at the 2014 National Conference under the Jonathan led administration.

Professor Yakubu, is the first and only first class graduate of history from the North till date,who was on secondment from the Nigeria Defense Academy where he was a lecturer to the Federal Ministry of Education.

He was a member of the very dynamic Oby Ezekwesili Educational Transformation Team which received plaudits from Nigerians for their far reaching recommendations for the turn around of the fortunes of education in Nigeria.


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