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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.

See the school which Nigeria's next president attends

See the school which Nigeria's next president attends

See the school which Nigeria's next president attends
SHOCKING! How we planned to rule Nigeria after Buhari - Hon. Kazaure (VIDEO)

SHOCKING! How we planned to rule Nigeria after Buhari - Hon. Kazaure (VIDEO)

Hon Mohammed Ganduje Kazaure, who represents Kazuare's constituency in Jigawa state at House of Reps, granted a hilarious interview.

SHOCKING! How we planned to rule Nigeria after Buhari - Hon. Kazaure (VIDEO)
Buhari provides condition for release of more Chibok girls as Red Cross pays visit (photos)

Buhari provides condition for release of more Chibok girls as Red Cross pays visit (photos)

Mr. Peter Maurer applauded President Buhari for the development recorded in the country especially those related to security.

Buhari provides condition for release of more Chibok girls as Red Cross pays visit (photos)
Buhari to declare open N'Assembly seminar on corruption

Buhari to declare open N'Assembly seminar on corruption

Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara will co host the anti corruption seminar

Buhari to declare open N'Assembly seminar on corruption
Ohakim is a certified moron, Kemi Olunloyo slams ex-Imo state governor

Ohakim is a certified moron, Kemi Olunloyo slams ex-Imo state governor

The daughter of a former governor of Oyo State, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, has slammed immediate past Imo state governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim.

Ohakim is a certified moron, Kemi Olunloyo slams ex-Imo state governor
You have restored our image! Niger Delta youths sing Buhari’s praise

You have restored our image! Niger Delta youths sing Buhari’s praise

The Niger Delta Youth Movement has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari foe restoring the image of the country.

You have restored our image! Niger Delta youths sing Buhari’s praise
EXPOSED: How Nigeria’s economy was diagnosed HIV positive before Buhari – Ohakim

EXPOSED: How Nigeria’s economy was diagnosed HIV positive before Buhari – Ohakim

The immediate past governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim, said the hardship in the economy began before President Muhammadu Buhari's.

EXPOSED: How Nigeria’s economy was diagnosed HIV positive before Buhari – Ohakim
Failed campaign promises: Why Buhari must apologise to Nigerians – Bishop Ighele

Failed campaign promises: Why Buhari must apologise to Nigerians – Bishop Ighele

Bishop Charles Ighele has said that President Muhammadu Buhari needs to apologise to Nigerians over his failed campaign promises.

Failed campaign promises: Why Buhari must apologise to Nigerians – Bishop Ighele
Aisha Buhari: Discerning the politics of the message

Aisha Buhari: Discerning the politics of the message

Jibrin Ibrahim, a professor of political science, in this piece talks about the hidden messages behind Aisha Buhari's BBC interview.

Aisha Buhari: Discerning the politics of the message
FACE OFF: Northern elders MAD at Buhari, APC

FACE OFF: Northern elders MAD at Buhari, APC

The group alleged that federal allocations, especially in the 2016 budget, favoured the southern part of the country than the north.

FACE OFF: Northern elders MAD at Buhari, APC
Babangida rejoices with parents of 21 Chibok girls: sends message to Buhari

Babangida rejoices with parents of 21 Chibok girls: sends message to Buhari

Ibrahim Babangida has sent a message to President Buhari applauding him for his commitment that led to the release of 21 Chibok girls.

Babangida rejoices with parents of 21 Chibok girls: sends message to Buhari
The Other Room Saga: Enraged Nollywood actress hits at President Buhari (video)

The Other Room Saga: Enraged Nollywood actress hits at President Buhari (video)

Veteran Nollywood actress Hilad Dokubo is not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Other Room Saga: Enraged Nollywood actress hits at President Buhari (video)
Controversy! Okorocha says President Buhari, Aisha controversy are jokes taken too far

Controversy! Okorocha says President Buhari, Aisha controversy are jokes taken too far

Imo governor Rochas Okorocha says the recent controversies between President Buhari and his Aisha Buhari were blown out of proportion.

Controversy! Okorocha says President Buhari, Aisha controversy are jokes taken too far
REVEALED: See the list of 18 high-profile judges under investigation

REVEALED: See the list of 18 high-profile judges under investigation

A full list of some Nigerian judges currently undergoing investigation for alleged corruption has been released, NAIJ.com has learnt.

REVEALED: See the list of 18 high-profile judges under investigation
JUST IN: PDP to give Aisha Buhari membership registration card

JUST IN: PDP to give Aisha Buhari membership registration card

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared its readiness to register Aisha Buhari and giver her membership card.

JUST IN: PDP to give Aisha Buhari membership registration card
Fire in APC: Okorocha reveals deep trouble in ruling party

Fire in APC: Okorocha reveals deep trouble in ruling party

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has confirmed that all is indeed not well with the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Fire in APC: Okorocha reveals deep trouble in ruling party
'Aisha should stay out of politics and care for me' - Buhari insists (NEW VIDEO)

'Aisha should stay out of politics and care for me' - Buhari insists (NEW VIDEO)

Contrary to claims of banter, President Buhari reiterated his statement that his wife's place is in the kitchen in a new video interview.

'Aisha should stay out of politics and care for me' - Buhari insists (NEW VIDEO)
Buhari declares: No corrupt Nigerian will go unpunished under me

Buhari declares: No corrupt Nigerian will go unpunished under me

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that his war against corruption would be stiffer as no corrupt Nigerian will go unpunished.

Buhari declares: No corrupt Nigerian will go unpunished under me
Don’t crucify Aisha Buhari, she meant well for Nigeria - APC Chieftain

Don’t crucify Aisha Buhari, she meant well for Nigeria - APC Chieftain

Latimore Fred has commended the patriotic spirit and genuine concern of Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, for the success of the APC.

Don’t crucify Aisha Buhari, she meant well for Nigeria - APC Chieftain
Panic as EFCC investigates Buhari's ministers for corruption

Panic as EFCC investigates Buhari's ministers for corruption

There have been reports that the EFCC has decided to open investigations into activities of serving ministers, over financial corruption.

Panic as EFCC investigates Buhari's ministers for corruption
Pipeline bombing: Finally, President Buhari makes move to achieve lasting peace

Pipeline bombing: Finally, President Buhari makes move to achieve lasting peace

Following the bombing of oil and gas pipeline by militants, President Buhari is set to meet with the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PNDF) in Abuja.

Pipeline bombing: Finally, President Buhari makes move to achieve lasting peace
EXPOSED! Real reason Buhari travelled to Germany revealed by northern leader

EXPOSED! Real reason Buhari travelled to Germany revealed by northern leader

A leader in the northern part of Nigeria and former lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, says Buhari's trip to Germany is for medical reasons.

EXPOSED! Real reason Buhari travelled to Germany revealed by northern leader
34 top politicians suspended from party activities in Nigeria

34 top politicians suspended from party activities in Nigeria

A total of 34 members of the National Executive Council of the Young Democratic Party (YDP) have been suspended and replaced.

34 top politicians suspended from party activities in Nigeria
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