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Umaru Dahiru Tambuwal was elected Senator for the Sokoto South constituency of Sokoto State, Nigeria on the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) platform, taking office on 29 May 2003. He was reelected in 2007 as a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Dahiru obtained a B.Sc in Law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and became a Barrister at Law. He became a company director, and in 1983 was appointed a Commissioner in Sokoto State. He was elected a member of the National Constitutional Conference in 1993, and was appointed to the Constitutional Drafting Committee in 1999.
After resuming his Senate seat in 2007 Dahiru was appointed to committees on Rules & Business, Judiciary, Human Rights & Legal Matters, Independent National Electoral Commission, Health and Aviation. In February 2008 he became the Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum. He replaced retired General John Shagaya. In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay noted that he had sponsored a bill to amend the National Human Rights Commission act, had sponsored or co-sponsored five motions and contributed fairly incisively during debates in plenary. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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National confab chairman, Kutigi, loses wife
2014-05-28
Vice President Namadi Sambo, three former chief justices of the federation – Mohammed Uwais, Alfa Belgore and Dahiru Mudsdapher; former president of Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir; and former speaker of House of Representatives, Ghali Umar ...
(Daily Sun)
  1. National Conference adjourned, as chairman loses wife
  2. Jonathan, Northern Governors Mourn Kutigi's Wife

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Northern Senators Vow to Stop Extension of Emergency Rule
2014-05-15
Briefing journalists at the end of their meeting, Chairman of the Forum, Senator Umaru Dahiru (Sokoto South), said the forum, having reviewed the emergency rule declaration so far, including its merits and demerits, resolved not to allow its further ...
(THISDAY Live)
  1. Northern Senators vow to oppose extension of emergency rule
  2. Northern Senators Reject Emergency Rule Extension

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Northern senators to vote against emergency rule extension
2014-05-14
NSF Chairman, Umaru Dahiru from Sokoto State, told newsmen after the meeting that the group has raised a committee to meet with the state governments on the way forward. His words: “Our meeting this afternoon discussed basically, the issue of ...
(Daily Sun)
  1. Northern Senators Reject Emergency Rule Extension

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Senators Push for Life Jail for Human Traffickers, Slave Trading
2014-03-12
While presenting report on the bill, the committee chairman, Senator Umaru Dahiru said: “In practice, these provisions are among the offences that are difficult to prove because of the penalty prescribed for them. “Consequently, prosecuting officers ...
(THISDAY Live)
  1. Senate may approve life jail for human traffickers, slave trading
  2. Senate considers life jail for human traffickers
  3. Senate Defers Consideration Of Human Trafficking Prohibition Bill

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Mark: APC's Allegation of Double Standard Mischievous
2014-02-16
The defecting senators are Bukola Saraki (Kwara Central), Magnus Abe (Rivers South-east), Danjuma Goje (Gombe Central), Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa West), Umaru Dahiru (Sokoto South) and Ibrahim Gobir (Sokoto East). Others are Bindowo Jubrilla ...
(THISDAY Live)

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    Ding-dong over defection in Senate
    2014-02-13
    One was the claim that the letter was given to him when the proceedings in the chamber had passed the slot allotted for letters. It was also said that Mark had to listen to one of his colleagues, Senator Umaru Dahiru, who approached him on the floor ...
    (Nigerian Tribune)
    1. Defections: House to Probe Alleged Bribe to Legislators
    2. David Mark Blocks Defection of Saraki, Others from PDP to APC
    3. Defecting Senators Confront David Mark!

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    SARAKI, OTHERS' DEFECTION: SENATORS SET FOR SHOWDOWN ...
    2014-02-04
    It was already confirmed that one of those that signed the letter, Senator Umaru Dahiru, had immediately raised issues and advised Mark not to read the letter last Wednesday. Senator Dahiru, whose name appeared on the defection list, had stepped up to ...
    (Nigerian Tribune)
    1. Senate Douses Tension over Defection by Saraki, Goje, Others

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    Rivers APC Commends Defection of 11 Senators
    2014-02-03
    Others are Mohammed Jibrilla Bindo from Adamawa, Umaru Dahiru and Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir from Sokoto, Mohammed Ali Ndume from Borno and Aisha Jummai Alhassan from Taraba. The party in a statement issued in Port Harcourt and signed by Chief ...
    (AllAfrica.com)
    1. Rivers APC Says: Abe, Saraki, Other Defectors Are True Progressives …

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    PDP Defectors Are Wise-APC
    2014-02-02
    ... and another former Kwara Governor Mohammed Sha'aba Lafiagi. Others are Mohammed Jibrilla Bindo from Adamawa, Umaru Dahiru and Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir from Sokoto, Mohammed Ali Ndume from Borno and Aisha Jummai Alhassan from Taraba.
    (spyghana.com)
    1. 10 SENATORS GIVE NOTICE TO DUMP PDP FOR APC •No defection in Senate ...

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