Muhammadu Buhari

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Muhammadu Buhari
Muhammadu Buhari - Chatham House.jpg
President of Nigeria
Assumed office
29 May 2015
Vice PresidentYemi Osinbajo
Preceded byGoodluck Jonathan
7th Head of State of Nigeria
In office
31 December 1983 – 27 August 1985
Preceded byShehu Shagari
Succeeded byIbrahim Babangida
Governor of the Northeastern State
In office
August 1975 – March 1976
Preceded byMusa Usman
Personal details
Born (1942-12-17) 17 December 1942 (age 77)
Daura, British Nigeria[1][2]
Political partyAll Progressives Congress
  • Safinatu Yusuf (1971–1988)
  • Aisha Halilu (1989–present)
Alma mater
Military service
Allegiance Nigeria
Branch/serviceNigerian Army
Years of service1961–1985
RankMajor General

Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is the President of Nigeria and a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army who was Head of State of Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état.[4][5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Candidate". Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  2. "Muhammad Buhari". Enyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
  3. "Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni". Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. "Military Regime of Buhari and Idiagbon". Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  5. Max Siollun (October 2003). "Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria". Retrieved 12 September 2013.

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