Biography Of Buruji Kashamu 

Buruji Kashamu (19 May 1958 – 8 August 2020) was a Nigerian politician who served as a Senator representing Ogun East in the 8th National Assembly. Ogun East covers eleven local government areas: Ijebu North East, Ijebu North, Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu East, Ikenne, Odogbolu, Remo North, Sagamu, and Ogun Waterside. Senator Kashamu was the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on States and Local Government.

Buruji Kashamu
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Senator Kashamu
Senator for Ogun East
In office
9 June 2015 – April 2019

Serving with Lanre Tejuosho
Joseph Dada
Preceded by Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka
Vice-Chairman of the
Senate Committee on State and local Governments
In office
9 June 2015 – April 2019
Succeeded by Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi
Personal details
Buruji Kashamu

19 May 1958
Ogun, Nigeria

Died 8 August 2020 (aged 62)
Lagos, Nigeria
Political party People’s Democratic Party
Residence Abuja (official)
Ogun (private)
Alma mater
  • Igbobi College
  • University of Lagos
  • Pitman College
  • Businessman
  • politician
  • NANS Golden Man of the Year 2015
  • Cambridge Graduate University (Honorary PhD. Philosophy)

He was a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Ogun State. He was appointed as the chairman, Organization and Mobilization Committee of the PDP in the South West zone of Nigeria. In 2018, he was expelled from the People’s Democratic Party, a decision later voided by an Abuja High Court in October 2018. He was the 2019 Ogun State gubernatorial election candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. He died of COVID-19 on 8 August 2020

Early Life and Education

Kashamu was born in Ogun State, Nigeria on 19 May 1958. Kashamu started his education at Ansarudeen Primary School, Ijebu Igbo and left in 1972 to complete his primary school education at St. John Modern School, Lagos. He then attended evening classes at Igbobi College while working as a licensing agent. He later went to London where he took courses in Business Management at Pitman College, London. He was awarded an honorary PhD by the unaccredited, diploma-mill Cambridge Graduate University, located in Massachusetts, at a privately organised ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria.

Cambridge Graduate University claims to be accredited by the International Accreditation Organization (IAO). The IAO itself is listed as part of unrecognized higher education accreditation organizations. Cambridge Graduate University is not a recognised university in the United States due to this lack of accreditation.


He contested the Ogun east senatorial seat and beat his closest rival with a poll of 99,540 votes against Prince Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who polled 84,001 votes to clinch the senatorial seat.  He was the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 Ogun State gubernatorial election and lost against Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress coming in a distant 4th.


Kashamu died in Lagos on 8 August 2020 as a result of complications caused by COVID-19. He was 62 years old

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