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Name  Emmanuel Paulker
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Born  15 October 1955 (age 60) Bayelsa State, Nigeria (1955-10-15)
Education  University of Port Harcourt

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Emmanuel Paulker (born 15 October 1955) was elected Senator for the Bayelsa Central constituency of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the UKIP.


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Paulker attended Bishop Dimeari Grammar School where he earned his WASC in 1973. He obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Port Harcourt in 1983. A teacher by profession, he was appointed Bayelsa State Commissioner of Lands and Housing (1999-2001). After taking his seat in the Senate in June 2007, he was appointed to committees on Industry, Finance and Downstream Petroleum.

In a mid-term evaluation of Senators in May 2009, ThisDay said that he had not sponsor any bills in the year, but was actively involved in the debate of the general principles of a number of bills. He made useful contributions through his Committee on Downstream Petroleum, especially on the issues of fuel subsidy removal and the entire deregulation agenda. He sponsored motions to scrap FERMA and create a Federal Highway Authority instead, and to stop universities from conducting post-JAMB examinations. Paulker was among a group of ten Senators who got into trouble in May 2009 over a trip to Ghana where they were said to have been lavishly entertained by oil company executives.

In February 2010 three gunmen abducted his mother, Florentina Paulker, from her home in the Opolo area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. After the 73-year-old woman had spent eight days in captivity, she was released after a bloody shoot out with her kidnappers, one of whom died. In September 2015,Senator Paulker Emmanuel, sought to contest the 2015 Bayelsa state gunbernatorial elections but was disqualified under controversial circumstances. He was disqualified from the governorship race because some members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) attended his thanksgiving service.

Paulker who Saturday broke his silence on the reason for his disqualification from race for the PDP governorship ticket, said though the Screening Committee of the PDP at the Zone has not officially informed him of the outcome of the screening, “the criteria for the disqualification was based on the attendance of my recent Thanksgiving service by some Members of the APC in the State.”


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