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President Muhammadu Buhari

News about Muhammadu Buhari - biography, history, interviews.

Born on December 17, 1942 in Katsina state, Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is the President of Nigeria who was sworn in on May 29, 2015. He also served as the military ruler of Nigeria (December 31, 1983 - August 27, 1985).

In 1983, Major-General Buhari and Major-General Tunde Idiagbon were selected to lead the country by middle and high-ranking military officers after a successful military coup d'etat that overthrew civilian President Shehu Shagari on December.

In 1985, Buhari was himself overthrown in a coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida on August 27th, and other members of the ruling Supreme Military Council (SMC) ostensibly, because he insisted on investigating allegations of fraudulent award of contracts in the Ministry of Defence.

Buhari contested the Presidential election as the candidate of the All Nigeria People's Party on 2003.

On 18th December 2006, Gen. Buhari was nominated as the consensus candidate of the All Nigeria People's Party.

His main challenger in the 2007 April polls was the ruling PDP's Umaru Yar'Adua, who is also from the same state - Katsina and he lost. In March 2010, Buhari left the ANPP for the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), a party that he had helped to found.

He said that he had supported foundation of the CPC "as a solution to the debilitating, ethical and ideological conflicts in my former party the ANPP".

Buhari was the CPC Presidential candidate in the 16 April 2011 general election, running against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and Ibrahim Shekarau of ANPP.

They were the major contenders among 20 contestants. He was running on an anti-corruption platform and pledged to remove immunity protections from government officials. He also gave support to enforcement of Sharia law in Nigeria's northern states, which had previously caused him political difficulties among Christian voters in the country's south.

However, he remains a "folk hero" to some for his vocal opposition to corruption. Buhari won 12,214,853 votes, coming second to the incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP, who polled 22,495,187 votes and was declared the winner candidate.

Buhari won the 2015 general election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, thus marking the first time in Nigeria's history that an incumbent President was defeated in an election by the leader of the opposition. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015.

Expulsion of reporter from Presidential Villa: Buhari disowns CSO

Expulsion of reporter from Presidential Villa: Buhari disowns CSO

Expulsion of reporter from Presidential Villa: Buhari disowns CSO
Newspaper review: Saraki finally reveals outcome of meeting with Buhari

Newspaper review: Saraki finally reveals outcome of meeting with Buhari

The Newspaper headlines for Wednesday, April 5, have focused on the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly.

Newspaper review: Saraki finally reveals outcome of meeting with Buhari
Newspaper review: IBB accused of indiscipline in army as Senate’s rift with presidency worsens

Newspaper review: IBB accused of indiscipline in army as Senate’s rift with presidency worsens

Newspaper headlines for Monday, April 3, have focused on the battle between Senate and Presidency and allegation that IBB promoted indiscipline in armed forces.

Newspaper review: IBB accused of indiscipline in army as Senate’s rift with presidency worsens
Presidency finally reacts to Jibrin’s call for Buhari to resign

Presidency finally reacts to Jibrin’s call for Buhari to resign

Buhari's spokesman Femi Adesina says that over 15 million Nigerians voted for the president and so embattled lawmaker Jibrin cannot ask the president to quit.

Presidency finally reacts to Jibrin’s call for Buhari to resign
The old days of excessive stealing that brought us into recession are over – Buhari

The old days of excessive stealing that brought us into recession are over – Buhari

The Presidency says that the present administration will continue to get criticisms because those whose illegal ways of making wealth have been blocked by FG.

The old days of excessive stealing that brought us into recession are over – Buhari
Buhari's minister calls for calm as fresh outbreak of disease kills 328 Nigerians

Buhari's minister calls for calm as fresh outbreak of disease kills 328 Nigerians

Prof Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has assured Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of Health will stop outbreak of meningitis ravaging some states.

Buhari's minister calls for calm as fresh outbreak of disease kills 328 Nigerians
Buhari appoints Tony Okpanachi as development bank MD, names board

Buhari appoints Tony Okpanachi as development bank MD, names board

The Federal Government on Thursday, March 30, appointed Tony Okpanachi, as the pioneer Managing Director of the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN).....

Buhari appoints Tony Okpanachi as development bank MD, names board
Magu: Presidency, Senate set to resolve crisis as Buhari 'offers' peace deal

Magu: Presidency, Senate set to resolve crisis as Buhari 'offers' peace deal

The Senate on Thursday, March 31 said it had accepted the peace moves by President Muhammadu Buhari to end the clashes between the Executive and the Legislature

Magu: Presidency, Senate set to resolve crisis as Buhari 'offers' peace deal
Southern Kaduna: El-Rufai sends strong message to 'blackmailers', vows he can’t be intimated

Southern Kaduna: El-Rufai sends strong message to 'blackmailers', vows he can’t be intimated

Kaduna gov Elrufai has assured the people of that he will take all steps to curtail the crisis in Southern Kaduna crisis and no amount of blackmail can stop him

Southern Kaduna: El-Rufai sends strong message to 'blackmailers', vows he can’t be intimated
Newspaper review: Senate, presidency face-off over Magu

Newspaper review: Senate, presidency face-off over Magu

The Newspaper headlines for Wednesday, March 29, have focused on the battle between Senate and Presidency over the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC boss.

Newspaper review: Senate, presidency face-off over Magu
Nigeria is making steady progress under President Buhari - Oyegun

Nigeria is making steady progress under President Buhari - Oyegun

Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the federal government is making sure and steady progress.

Nigeria is making steady progress under President Buhari - Oyegun
Buhari mourns over death of former colleague in Nigerian Army

Buhari mourns over death of former colleague in Nigerian Army

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, March 22, commiserated with the family of Major General Emmanuel Abisoye (retd.), who died at the age of 81..

Buhari mourns over death of former colleague in Nigerian Army
Unpaid salaries: Kogi citizens write touching letter to Buhari, say they are in severe agony

Unpaid salaries: Kogi citizens write touching letter to Buhari, say they are in severe agony

Some citizens of Kogi state have written a Save Our Soul letter to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to save them from severe agony they are facing.

Unpaid salaries: Kogi citizens write touching letter to Buhari, say they are in severe agony
Majority of Nigerians are still in love with Buhari - Presidency

Majority of Nigerians are still in love with Buhari - Presidency

The presidency has said that majority of Nigerians were still in love with President Muhammadu Buhari and his effort of his government to reposition Nigeria.

Majority of Nigerians are still in love with Buhari - Presidency
After resumption: These 7 PHOTOS will show you what Buhari was up to this week

After resumption: These 7 PHOTOS will show you what Buhari was up to this week

Upon his return, President Buhari wrote to officially inform the National Assembly that he will be would be resuming his presidential duties on March 13.

After resumption: These 7 PHOTOS will show you what Buhari was up to this week
APC women issues stern warning to Fayose over attacks on Buhari

APC women issues stern warning to Fayose over attacks on Buhari

APC women group, National Coalition for Peace and Development, has cautioned Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state to stop further attacks on President Buhari.

APC women issues stern warning to Fayose over attacks on Buhari
7 TOTALLY GENIUS things Buhari said on arrival that will make Nigerians LOVE him more

7 TOTALLY GENIUS things Buhari said on arrival that will make Nigerians LOVE him more

Shortly after his arrival, President Muhammdu Buhari addressed government officials at the State House in Abuja and here are some notable things he said.

7 TOTALLY GENIUS things Buhari said on arrival that will make Nigerians LOVE him more
JUST IN: President Buhari mourns on arrival

JUST IN: President Buhari mourns on arrival

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his grief following reports that former‎ governor Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, passed away on Thursday, March 9.

JUST IN: President Buhari mourns on arrival
Buhari's 2016 vs 2017 medical vacation: See 4 EXCEPTIONAL differences that will BLOW YOUR MIND (photos)

Buhari's 2016 vs 2017 medical vacation: See 4 EXCEPTIONAL differences that will BLOW YOUR MIND (photos)

President Buhari's absence has been a major topic on the lips of Nigerians and there were speculations over his health but the presidency said he was hale.

Buhari's 2016 vs 2017 medical vacation: See 4 EXCEPTIONAL differences that will BLOW YOUR MIND (photos)
On Buhari's return: The drama that ensued with the phone calls President Buhari made from London (see evidence)

On Buhari's return: The drama that ensued with the phone calls President Buhari made from London (see evidence)

President Buhari has been calling people in Nigeria from London and some people are wondering why he cannot address Nigerians through a live video call.

On Buhari's return: The drama that ensued with the phone calls President Buhari made from London (see evidence)
Buhari’s health: SGF ‘opens up’ on comments against Christians

Buhari’s health: SGF ‘opens up’ on comments against Christians

Engr David Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of federation, has denied reports he accused Christians of fuelling the death rumour of President Buhari.

Buhari’s health: SGF ‘opens up’ on comments against Christians
Buhari's health: Nigerian students go spiritual, embark on 3 days prayer

Buhari's health: Nigerian students go spiritual, embark on 3 days prayer

The National Association of Nigerian Students has declared three days prayers to intercede on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari for his quick recovery.

Buhari's health: Nigerian students go spiritual, embark on 3 days prayer
Buhari's health: Presidency accuses Christians, sends warning

Buhari's health: Presidency accuses Christians, sends warning

Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal said that Christians occupy positions in government and yet complain about the federal government.

Buhari's health: Presidency accuses Christians, sends warning
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