Jennifer Atiku Abubakar Biography: Atiku Abubakar’s Ex-Wife

February 01, 2022

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar was a Nigerian TV reporter who was popular for being the reporter for Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

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Jennifer Atiku Abubakar, Atiku Abubakar's Ex-Wife

This article is about Jennifer Atiku Abubakar. It contains Jennifer Atiku's biography, age, career, education, divorce story, and everything else we know about her.

However, before we continue, we would like you to have a glance at Jennifer Atiku Abubakar's profile summary.

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar Profile

Full Name: Jennifer Atiku Abubakar (Jamila Atiku Abubakar)

Date of Birth: Not Available

Age: 50s

State of Origin: Anambra State, Nigeria

Tribe: Igbo

Nationality: Nigerian, United States of America

Education: University of Washington DC

Occupation: Legal Practitioner, Philanthropist

Net Worth: Not Available

Who is Jennifer Atiku Abubakar?

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar was the former wife of the popular Nigerian politician and one-time presidential candidate, and former vice-president of the country, Atiku Abubakar.

She was also known as the reporter on the popular television channel, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

She is a legal practitioner and a philanthropist.

Jennifer Atiku Early Life

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar was born Jennifer Iwenjora. It was her maiden name until she got married to the former Nigerian vice-president, Atiku Abubakar.

How Old is Jennifer Atiku Abubakar?

There's not much information about Jennifer Atiku Abubakar's birth and age, however, she is believed to be in her 50s.

Where is Jennifer Atiku Abubakar From?

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar is from the Eastern part of the country, Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. She is of the Igbo tribe.

Jennifer Atiku Education

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar attended the American University of Washington DC where she first bagged a degree in Political Science and Communications. 

Afterward, she pursued her Master's degree in International Politics with a concentration in International Law and Communications.

Later, she bagged a doctorate in International Relations.

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar Career

Jennifer Atiku's career began in the 1980s when she worked as a news correspondent with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

Towards the later period of the 1980s, she moved to the United States of America where she became a US citizen.

After her marriage to the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, Jennifer Atiku Abubakar had some issues in the US.

Between 2000 and 2008, she became a subject of indictment by the government of the US where she was said to have assisted her husband, Atiku Abubakar, to bring over $40 million in suspect funds into the States through wire transfers sent by offshore corporations to US banks. However, she denied the claims.

Also, it was alleged that she assisted her husband in establishing the American University of Nigeria using the transferred funds.

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar is named after one of the administrative buildings in the American University of Nigeria which she is alleged to have established with the funds.

In 2008, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the American University of Sharjah, UAE.

She is currently a Legal Practitioner and is the Managing Partner at an Abuja-based private Law firm, Miyetti Law.

She also works as the Editor+in-Chief of the Miyetti Law Quarterly Law Review.

As a philanthropist, Jennifer Atiku Abubakar founded the Abuja-based NGO called GEDE Foundation set up to help the less fortunate in the society.

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar Personal Life

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar got married to her first husband, Douglas, but unfortunately, the union ended in a divorce. However, the union was blessed with a son, Anthony Chuka Douglas, Jennifer Atiku Abubakar's first son.

In the 1990s, she got married to Atiku Abubakar and then embraced the Muslim religion and also changed her name to Jamilah.

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Atiku Abubakar and Ex-Wife, Jennifer Atiku Abubakar

Her marriage with Atiku Abubakar was blessed with three children.

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar's Marriage with Atiku Abubakar

This section is about Atiku Abubakar's personal life. It is about Atiku Abubakar's wives.

Atiku Abubakar first married at the age of 25 to Amina Titi Atiku Abubakar in December 1971. It was a private wedding at the Ikoro registry in Lagos State, Nigeria because Amina Titi Atiku Abubakar's family was against the union.

In 1979, Atiku Abubakar married his second wife, Ladi Atiku Abubakar.

In 1983, he married late Mamịrị of Adamawa's daughter, Princess Rukaiyatu Atiku Abubakar as his third wife 

In 1986, he married his fourth wife, Fatima Atiku Abubakar.

He divorced his first wife, Ladi Atiku Abubakar, and married Jennifer Iwenjora who became Jennifer Atiku Abubakar (Jamila Atiku Abubakar) after marriage.

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar Divorce With Atiku Abubakar

This section answers the question: Why did Jennifer Atiku divorce Atiku Abubakar?

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar's marriage divorce came as a shock to Nigerians. However, she explained that the divorce was as a result of the disagreement over her continued stay in the United Kingdom, "among other long-standing issues," she added.

She claimed that her ex-husband, Atiku Abubakar, has demanded to take back an asset which was previously given to her, adding that the property in Dubai is a subject of litigation.

She further added:

“During the initial mediation discussion, Excellency denied that he gifted the house (matrimonial home in Asokoro) even after I showed him the document with the signatures of his aide, his Excellency asked me to give him the deed of gift.

“’When I asked him, where will I and the kids stay when we come to Nigeria?’, he told me that since I am the one that asked for a divorce, I should find a place to stay, and subsequently, I moved out.”

However, the former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, Jennifer Atiku Abubakar's ex-husband, is yet to publicly comment on the issue.

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar Net Worth

Jennifer Atiku Abubakar's net worth is not available at the moment.

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