Muhammadu Buhari GCFR is a Nigerian politician who has been President of Nigeria since 2015. Do you President Buhari once took part in a military coup d’état? Here are things you know about the President of Nigeria, Biography, Age, Wife, Net worth, and more.
Who is Muhammadu?
President Buhari was born in Daura on the 17th of December 1942. Buhari is a retired Nigerian Army Major General and has served as military head of state in Nigeria between 1983 to 1985.
Full name: Muhammadu Buhari GCFR
Date of birth: 17 December 1942
Place of birth: Daura, Kastina State
State of origin: Kastina State
Positions held: Nigeria’s head of state(1984–85), federal commissioner for petroleum resources by Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, and President since 2015
Wife: Aisha Buhari (1989), Safinatu Yusuf (1971–1988)
Net worth: $80 Million(Estimated)
Children: Zulaihat(Deceased), Fatima, Musa (deceased son), Hadiza, Safinatu, Aisha, Halima, Yusuf, Zahra, and Amina
Education: US Army War College, Defence Services Staff College, Nigeria Defence Academy
Political party: Congress for Progressive Change(CPC), All Progressive Congress
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Awards: CAF Platinum Award
Books: The military class, political class, and the quest for good governance in Nigeria
In 2003 President Buhari ran for president and was defeated by Olusegun Obasanjo of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). President Buhari ran again in 2007 but was defeated by the PDP’s candidate, Umaru Yar’Adua, in an election that was strongly criticized by international observers as being marred by voting irregularities. Buhari also stood in the 2011 presidential election, which was praised for largely being transparent, free, and fair, but he again lost to the PDP’s candidate, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
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