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Biography of Sen. Emmanuel Paulker

Emmanuel Paulker is a serving Nigeria senator, representing Bayelsa Central constituency, he obtained his WASC in 1973, from Bishop Dimeari Grammar School. A graduate of  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. taking his seat in the Senate in June 2007, he was appointed to committees on Industry, Finance and Downstream Petroleum.

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.

He 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.

was elected Senator for the Bayelsa Central constituency of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

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