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A. A. Zaura

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A. A. Zaura
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A. A. Zaura
BornAbdussalam Abdulkarim Zaura
(1977-02-07) February 7, 1977 (age 47)
Dakata, Nassarawa Local Government, Kano State
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
🏳️ CitizenshipNigeria
🏫 EducationPolitical Science
🎓 Alma materBaze University Abuja
💼 Occupation
Business man, Politician
Known forPolitics
🏛️ Political partyAPC
👩 Spouse(s)Hauwa Abdussalam Abdulkarim
🥚 TwitterTwitter=
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Alhaji Abdussalam Abdulkarim populary known as A. A. Zaura (born 7th February, 1977), is a Nigerian business man, philanthropist and politician who is running in the 2023 Kano Central senatorial election under the party of All Progressive Congress.[1][2][3][4]

Early Life and Education[edit]

A. A. Zaura born in Dakata, Nassarawa Local Government, but originally he's from Zaura Babba, Ungogo Local Government Kano State. He attended his primary at Zaura Babba and his secondary school at Government Technical college Bagauda in Kano city. Zaura has studied political science at Baze University Abuja.[1][5][6]


Before joining politics, Zaura focused on business issues. Zaura's business is mainly focused on oil and gas. A A Zaura is the C.E.O of oil and gas company based in Kano Nigeria, Zaura Energy Limited.[7] He is also the MD of Plambeck Emirates Nigeria Limited, an oil and gas company in Nigeria which has its headquarters in Germany. Also, Zaura is the MD of Sals Core Limited, a company of car sales and rentals.[8]

In November 2022, a judge of the Federal High Court called for Zaura to be arraigned on charges of a $1.3 million fraud. The prosecution counsel told the court that the defendant Zaura was nowhere to be found for arraignment. The arraignment hearing was adjourned until 5 December.[9][10]

Political life[edit]

Zaura ran for the 2019 Kano State Governorship election under the GPN party in the 2019.[11] Now Zaura is running for the Kano Central senatorial seat in the 2023 election under the APC party.[12][13][14][15][16][17]

In December 2022, Zaura's motorcar was attacked in Gayawa village, Kano State by unknown assailants, leaving 17 people injured.[18][19]


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  2. "A. A. Zaura: An Uncelebrated Kano Philanthropist - NIGERIAN KICKER". 2022-11-27. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  3. "Kano APC senatorial candidate: "I won't give in to pressure from my political adversaries"". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2022-12-09. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  4. Muhammad, Adamu (2022-04-12). "Kano central senatorial district: Who fits the cap?". Blueprint Newspapers Limited: Breaking news happening now in Nigeria and todays latest newspaper headlines. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  5. Editor. "A.A. Zaura Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Career, Net Worth". Browse.NG - Nigerian Updates. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  6. "Abdulkarim Abdulsalam Zaura Archives". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  8. "EFCC to arrest APC senatorial candidate, A.A Zaura over alleged US$1.3million Fraud". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2022-12-05. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  9. Bukar, Muhammad (2022-11-10). "Alleged $1.3m fraud: Court insists on Kano APC senatorial candidate, AA Zaura's arraignment". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-01-12.
  10. Maishanu, Abubakar Ahmadu (2022-11-11). "Alleged $1.3million Fraud: Court orders Kano APC senatorial candidate to appear in person". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-01-12.
  11. Jaafar, Jaafar (2018-06-22). "Oshiomhole: I will ensure party supremacy as APC Chairman". Daily Nigerian. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  12. "A.A. Zaura emerges APC candidate for Kano Central". The Daily Reality. 2022-05-28. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  13. Oloyede, Clement A. (2022-12-08). "Kano Central: I won't succumb to pressure – APC senatorial candidate". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  14. HotPen (2022-12-18). "Zaura: The most celebrated APC Candidate in Kano". HOTPEN. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  15. Okoronkwo, Nnenna (2022-05-30). "Zaura Wins APC Kano Central Senatorial District Ticket". Voice of Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  16. "Abdulkarim Abdulsalam Zaura". KYP Naija. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  17. Olagoke, Bode (2021-04-30). "Zaura, former Kano gov. aspirant defects to APC". Blueprint Newspapers Limited: Breaking news happening now in Nigeria and todays latest newspaper headlines. Retrieved 2023-01-11.
  18. "Kano APC Senatorial Candidate Motorcade Attacked, 17 Wounded, Vehicles Destroyed – THISDAYLIVE". Retrieved 2023-01-12.
  19. Muhammad, Abubakar (2022-12-19). "'Yan daba sun jikkata mutum 17 a ayarin A.A Zaura". Aminiya. Retrieved 2023-01-12.

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