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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 photo of Buhari with his daughter in London that everyone is talking about

SEE photo of Buhari with his daughter in London that everyone is talking about

SEE photo of Buhari with his daughter in London that everyone is talking about
PDP lawmakers ‘protest’ exclusion of Ekweremadu to meet Buhari in London

PDP lawmakers ‘protest’ exclusion of Ekweremadu to meet Buhari in London

Some lawmakers in the PDP have questioned the non-inclusion of one of them in the National Assembly delegation that visited President Muhammadu Buhari in London

PDP lawmakers ‘protest’ exclusion of Ekweremadu to meet Buhari in London
NO CHILL! You won't stop laughing after seeing this newly launched 'Is Buhari' Around' website (photo)

NO CHILL! You won't stop laughing after seeing this newly launched 'Is Buhari' Around' website (photo)

While Nigerians continue to wait for their president’s return, someone decided to add humour to the whole saga by launching a website, ‘Is Buhari Around'.

NO CHILL! You won't stop laughing after seeing this newly launched 'Is Buhari' Around' website (photo)
4 times Buhari DISAPPOINTED critics, showed Nigerians he is hale and hearty (SEE PHOTOS)

4 times Buhari DISAPPOINTED critics, showed Nigerians he is hale and hearty (SEE PHOTOS)

Amid rumours over Buhari's health, several top chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have paid him a visit in UK to assure Nigerians that he is well.

4 times Buhari DISAPPOINTED critics, showed Nigerians he is hale and hearty (SEE PHOTOS)
I hope he told him to stop killing Christians: Fani-Kayode reacts to Buhari's phone call with Donald Trump

I hope he told him to stop killing Christians: Fani-Kayode reacts to Buhari's phone call with Donald Trump

Femi Fani-Kayode, Nigeria’s former minister of aviation, has described the call between President Muhammadu Buhari and President Donald Trump as good news.

I hope he told him to stop killing Christians: Fani-Kayode reacts to Buhari's phone call with Donald Trump
This is what God will do to those wishing Buhari death

This is what God will do to those wishing Buhari death

Apostle Daniel Aguocha of Divine Solutions With Favours Assembly, Kaduna, said God will disappoint all those wishing President Muhammadu Buhari death.

This is what God will do to those wishing Buhari death
Gov Aregbesola, Sultan of Sokoto, others offer special prayers for Buhari's quick recovery (See Photos)

Gov Aregbesola, Sultan of Sokoto, others offer special prayers for Buhari's quick recovery (See Photos)

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state, the Sultan of Sokoto and othersgathered on Sunday, to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari’s quick recovery.

Gov Aregbesola, Sultan of Sokoto, others offer special prayers for Buhari's quick recovery (See Photos)
Buhari: How APC uses EFCC to distract Nigerians with recovered loot - Brimah speaks up

Buhari: How APC uses EFCC to distract Nigerians with recovered loot - Brimah speaks up

Nigerian public affairs analyst, Dr Peregrino Brimah has described the $9.8 million loot recovered from ex-NNPC GMD Andrew Yakubu as a distraction.

Buhari: How APC uses EFCC to distract Nigerians with recovered loot - Brimah speaks up
Does one do medical tests for somebody who is hale and hearty? Adebanjo lashes Lai Mohammed, Adesina

Does one do medical tests for somebody who is hale and hearty? Adebanjo lashes Lai Mohammed, Adesina

Ayo Adebanjo, an Afenifere chieftain said Lai Mohammed and Femi Adesina were not telling Nigerians the truth concerning President Buhari’s health status.

Does one do medical tests for somebody who is hale and hearty? Adebanjo lashes Lai Mohammed, Adesina
The story so far: This is EVERYTHING you need to know about Buhari's health status

The story so far: This is EVERYTHING you need to know about Buhari's health status

Some Nigerians been speculating that President Muhammadu Buhari is seriously sick although the presidency has maintained that he is hale and hearty.

The story so far: This is EVERYTHING you need to know about Buhari's health status
You have joined bad gang: READ what Nigerians are saying about Saraki's call to Buhari

You have joined bad gang: READ what Nigerians are saying about Saraki's call to Buhari

Some Nigerians are wondering how President Muhammadu Buhari was able to communicate with Saraki while his spokesman said he cannot reach him directly.

You have joined bad gang: READ what Nigerians are saying about Saraki's call to Buhari
Buhari's absence: Senior Advocates reacts

Buhari's absence: Senior Advocates reacts

They said since he handed over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who will continue to act as President, there was no vacuum, which the Constitution abhors.

Buhari's absence: Senior Advocates reacts
REVEALED! What President Buhari does first when he gets to his office every day

REVEALED! What President Buhari does first when he gets to his office every day

The special presidential adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed how President Buhari gets his typical day going, told about the schedule.

REVEALED! What President Buhari does first when he gets to his office every day
Retro: Shekau's ghost, Buhari's nightmare and the technically defeated Boko Haram

Retro: Shekau's ghost, Buhari's nightmare and the technically defeated Boko Haram

Boko Haram attacks are still killing many in the northeast. Many controversial questions are being raised, as Nigeria seeks to demystify the jihadists.

Retro: Shekau's ghost, Buhari's nightmare and the technically defeated Boko Haram
Thanks to Buhari! Nigeria's rating on Freedom in the World will make your jaws drop (MUST SEE)

Thanks to Buhari! Nigeria's rating on Freedom in the World will make your jaws drop (MUST SEE)

In 2016 Freedom in the World, Nigeria’s political rights rating was 4 while that of civil liberties was 5. This year, political rights improved from 4 to 3.

Thanks to Buhari! Nigeria's rating on Freedom in the World will make your jaws drop (MUST SEE)
Why should I blame Buhari? Pastor Adelaja tells who is responsible for Nigeria's economic recession (VIDEO)

Why should I blame Buhari? Pastor Adelaja tells who is responsible for Nigeria's economic recession (VIDEO)

Pastor Sunday Adelaja said he is not joining others to blame President Muhammadu Buhari for the country's economic recession because he is smarter than that.

Why should I blame Buhari? Pastor Adelaja tells who is responsible for Nigeria's economic recession (VIDEO)
9 photos that prove President Buhari is alive and well in London

9 photos that prove President Buhari is alive and well in London

These 9 photographs were released amid increasing rumour over the state of health of Buhari since he announced his decision to embark on a short vacation.

9 photos that prove President Buhari is alive and well in London
President Buhari's delegates arrive Borno over IDP camp bombing (photos)

President Buhari's delegates arrive Borno over IDP camp bombing (photos)

A federal government delegation led by Abba Kyari the Chief of staff to President Buhari, has arrived Maiduguri, over the accidental bombing of an IDP camp.

President Buhari's delegates arrive Borno over IDP camp bombing (photos)
See the school which Nigeria's next president attends

See the school which Nigeria's next president attends

If there is a sector in Nigeria that needs reformation, then it is the educational sector; we need a very different approach to schooling, and here it is.

See the school which Nigeria's next president attends
The REAL cause of Nigeria's current recession - Sanusi

The REAL cause of Nigeria's current recession - Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has blamed the Nigerian government for the current economic situation drawing criticism for his bluntness from the presidency

The REAL cause of Nigeria's current recession - Sanusi
DSS raid: Nigerian judges under ATTACK

DSS raid: Nigerian judges under ATTACK

The National Support Groups for Good Governance (NASUGG) have said the judiciary is not under attack.

DSS raid: Nigerian judges under ATTACK
"Aisha, Buhari's kitchen, #theotherroom and hypocrisy of critics"

"Aisha, Buhari's kitchen, #theotherroom and hypocrisy of critics"

NAIJ.com Editor-in-Chief,Bayo Olupohunda, shares his views on recent comment of President Buhari in reaction to interview of his wife Aisha.

"Aisha, Buhari's kitchen, #theotherroom and hypocrisy of critics"
What did Jonathan do wrong that Buhari is ACTUALLY doing right? - Chief Tony

What did Jonathan do wrong that Buhari is ACTUALLY doing right? - Chief Tony

Chief Anthony Eshemokhai argues that Buhari is fighting corruption on the outside while his own cabinet is filled with corrupt people.

What did Jonathan do wrong that Buhari is ACTUALLY doing right? - Chief Tony
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