Mallam Adamu Adamu was born in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State. He attended Government Secondary School Azare between He obtained his B.Sc Degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and also has a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He started his working career as an accountant before joining the New Nigerian Newspapers as a Special Correspondent and Member, Editorial Board. He rose to become the Deputy Editor of the Daily Newspaper. Between 2000 and 2001, he was Secretary of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF; Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and Member/Secretary, Strategy Committee of the APC Presidential Transition Committee. Adamu Adamu is fluent in Arabic, Persian and French.