(i) The first Northeasterner that become Senate President in the history of Nigeria.
(ii) Made by Unimaid ( B.Sc Geography From University Of Maiduguri in 1984).
(iii) Lecturer In University Of Maiduguri (1987-1997) . Sen. Lawan was born in 1959 in Gashu'a town of yobe state, he is a graduate of the University of Maidugiri where he read geography. He also has a postgraduate diploma in land and survey ABU Zaria , MSc in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Remote Sensing from the University of Cranfield, United Kingdom. His National Youth Service Corps programme was in Benue state.
- Lawan has never worked outside the educational sector. He became a graduate assistant at the University of Maidugiri after he graduated and he retired as an accomplished scholar and educationist before his foray into active politics. He currently represents Yobe North senatorial district in the Senate.
- Lawan has been a member of the Nigerian parliament since the return of democracy in the country in 1999. He was elected a member of the House of Representatives in 1999. After 8 years in the lower chambers, Lawan was elected into the Nigerian Senate in 2007, and he has been a member of the upper chamber since then. He is the most experienced senator in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress.
Lawan has bagged so many awards that include National Honours Award of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON); Fellow of the Institute for Government Research and Leadership Technology (2012); Best Performing Senator in Yobe State in 2009 by Yobe State Students’ Association,
University of Abuja Chapter; Best Senator for Effective Oversight, NUJ; Best Senator in 2011 by Baseline Global Ventures; and the Sardauna Legendary Pillar of Exemplary Leadership Award by Leadership and Role Model Foundation of Nigeria