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Preceded by  Awwal Ibrahim
Succeeded by  Bukola Saraki
Spouse  Helen Mark
Preceded by  Ken Nnamani
Nationality  Nigerian
Deputy  Ike Ekweremadu
Name  David Mark
Succeeded by  Garba Ali Mohammed
Political party  PDP

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Role  Former President of the Senate of Nigeria
Office  Senate Leader of Nigeria since 2015
Previous offices  President of the Senate of Nigeria (2007–2015)
Education  Nigerian Defence Academy, Nigerian Military School
Similar People  Ike Ekweremadu, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Bukola Saraki, Goodluck Jonathan, George Akume

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David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark, GCON (born April 1948) is a retired Nigerian Army Brigadier General and politician. He was President of the Senate of Nigeria from 2007 to 2015 and is the Senator for the Benue State constituency. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Prior to his senatorial career, Mark was the military governor of Niger State from 1984 to 1986 and the Minister of Communication.


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Early life and education

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Mark was born in Zungeru Niger State in April 1948. He attended St. Francis Catholic Practicing School before attending the Nigerian Military School. After that he attended the Nigerian Defence Academy. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1970 and became a Captain in 1971.Template:Citation neede He was Commandant of Static Communications in 1974, then later held a political post as Chairman Abandoned Properties Implementation Committee in the Eastern region in 1976.


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Mark headed the Communications Ministry and its two major parastatals: Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). As Minister of Communications, Mark was sometimes known for his blunt talk; during a two-day walking tour of facilities in Akure in 1989, some union workers complained that some of its members had not been promoted since 1978. Mark's response was that those who have not been promoted may have to be retired, meaning that unproductive workers will have to be let go. He also espoused the opinion of death penalty for telecom cable thieves, as well as a policy of dismantling under-utilized telecom facilities citing political considerations for giving allocations to towns with limited use of phone networks.

Senate of Nigeria

Mark was elected to his position as President of the Senate of Nigeria on June 6, 2007.

David Mark ran for re-election to the Senate for Benue South in April 2011 and was elected for a fourth term. David Mark noted that the polls pointed to his decisive victory, and called for his opponents to work together to improve Nigeria.

When leading the review of the Nigerian Constitution, Mark reportedly urged his colleagues to set aside their personal interests and focus on the interests of the Nigerian people. After the UK criticized Nigeria's Prohibition of Same-Sex Marriage bill, threatening to pull their foreign aid, Mark responded that they "should keep [their] aid." Mark called Nigeria's National Football Federation the "centre of corruption in the country," suggesting that they may need to temporarily disband to allow for reconstruction.

Personal life

Mark and his wife Mrs. Kate Mark have children. David Mark is polygamous and is also married to Omale, Helen and Randa. He was also married to Priye, a Bayelsa women, and embroiled in a high-profile divorce in the year 2000. He enjoys golf, tennis, and squash. He is an Idoma Christian.

Mark has a country house with a helicopter and helipad.


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