bubakar Atiku Bagudu (born 26 December 1961) is a Nigerian politician who was the Senator for Kebbi Central constituency of Kebbi State and was Minister of the Federal Capital Territory in December 2008. He became the flag bearer of the political party All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Nigeria's 2015 general elections and was elected Governor.
Although Bagudu came from a wealthy family, his father was actually the director of Primary Education in Kebbi He obtained a BSc (Economics),Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Msc (Economics)University of Jos and M.A. (International Affairs).
Bagudu succeeded Adamu Aliero when he won the by-election for the Kebbi Central Senatorial seat following Aliero's appointment to become the Minister for FCT. In the 6 April 2011 elections, Bagudu won for the PDP with 173,595 votes. His predecessor Adamu Aliero, who had moved to the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), came second with 137,299 votes and Aliyu Bello Mohammed of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) trailed with 11,953 votes.