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Adamu Adamu

Adamu Adamu is a Nigerian accountant, writer, former journalist and current Minister of Education.[1][2] He was appointed minister by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 2015, along with 35 others, when the president made his first major appointments.[3] Before his appointment, Adamu wrote backpage column for Media Trust's titles and often syndicated by many news outlets including London-based Crescent International.[4][5]

Malam Adamu Adamu
Minister of Education
Assumed office
November 2015
Personal details
BornAzare, Bauchi State
Alma materAhmadu Bello University
Columbia University

Life and educationEdit

Adamu was born in Katagum, Bauchi State. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University where he obtained bachelor's degree in Accounting. He also obtained master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University's School of Journalism [1] Adamu is polyglot, being fluent in Arabic, Persian, Fulfulde, Hausa, and French[1]


After graduation from University, Adamu worked briefly as an accountant in his home state Bauchi before venturing into Journalism where he rose through ranks to become Deputy Editor of now defunct New Nigerian newspaper.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Executives-Ministry of Education". Federal Government of Nigeria. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Jubilation at Education Ministry as Adamu takes over". Daily Post. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Full list of Buhari's Ministers". Vanguard Newspapers. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Tears for Haramayn". Daily Trust. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Tears for the Haramayn". Crescent International. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Why Adamu Adamu's appointment as education minister is "well-deserved"". Daily Trust. Retrieved 3 October 2017.