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Muhammadu Buhari
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Muhammadu Buhari - APC Presidential Election candidate


Muhammadu Buhari - APC Presidential Election candidate
Party (APC) All Progressives Congress

Background

Muhammadu Buhari was born on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State. He is the twenty-third child of his father, Adamu. Buhari was raised by his mother, his father died when he was about three or four. Buhari attended primary school in Daura and Mai'adua, 1948-1952 and later proceeded to Katsina Model School in 1953 and Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government College Katsina) from 1956-1961.
He joined the then Nigerian Military Training School, Kaduna in 1963 and also attended Officer's Cadet School in Aldershot (United Kingdom), October 1963. In 1964, he was at the Nigerian Military College, Kaduna for Platoon Commanders' Course and later attended the Mechanical Transport Officer's Course at the Army Mechanical Transport School in Borden (United Kingdom) 1965. Buhari also studied at the Defense Services' Staff College, Wellington (India), 1973 and the United States Army War College, June 1979 to June 1980.
In 1971, Buhari got married to his first wife, the former first lady, Safinatu (nee Yusuf) Buhari. They had five children together. In 1988, Buhari and his first wife Safinatu got divorced. In December 1989, Buhari got married to his second and current wife Aisha (nee Halilu) Buhari. They also have five children together.

Past Records

In his career as a military man and in public service, he was :
  • Platoon Commander, 2nd Infantry battalion, 1963-1964;
  • Mechanical Transport Officer, Lagos Garrison, 1964-1965;
  • Transport Company Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1965-1966;
  • Battalion Adjutant/Commander, 2nd Infantry Division, August 1967-October 1968;
  • Brigade Major, 2nd sector, 1st Infantry Division, April to July, 1967;
  • Brigade Major, 3rd Infantry Division, August 1967-October 1968;
  • Acting Commander, 4th Sector, 1st Division, November 1968 to February 1970;
  • Commander, 31st Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, February 1970 to June 1971;
  • Assistant Adjutant-General, 1st Infantry Division Headquarters, July 1971 to December 1972;
  • Colonel, General Staff, 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters, January 1974 to September 1974;
  • Acting Director Supply and Transport, Nigerian Army Corps, Headquarters, September 1974 to July 1975;
  • Military Governor, North Eastern State of Nigeria, August 1975 to March 1976;
  • Federal Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources, March 1976 to June 1978;
  • Chairman, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, June 1978 to June 1979;
  • Military Secretary, Army Headquarters, July 1978 - June 1979;
  • Member, Supreme Military Council, July 1978 - June 1979;
  • General Officer Commanding, 4th Infantry Division, August 1980 to January 1981;
  • General Officer Commanding, 3rd Armoured Division, November 1981 - December 1983;
  • Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, December 1983 to August 1985.
  • Executive Chairman, Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF), March 1995 to May 1999.

Major-General Buhari was selected as Head of State 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 31 December 1983. At the time, Buhari was head of the Third Armored Division of Jos.[12] Buhari was appointed Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and Tunde Idiagbon was appointed Chief of General Staff (the de facto No. 2 in the administration). Buhari justified the military's seizure of power by castigating the civilian government as hopelessly corrupt, and his administration subsequently initiated a public campaign against indiscipline known as "War Against Indiscipline" (WAI).
In order to reform the economy, as Head of State, Buhari started to rebuild the nation's social-political and economic systems, along the realities of Nigeria's austere economic conditions. The rebuilding included removing or cutting back the excesses in national expenditure, obliterate or remove completely corruption from the nation's social ethics, shifting from mainly public sector employment to self-employment. Buhari also encouraged import substitution industrialisation based to a great extent on the use of local materials and he tightened importation.
On 7 May 1984, Buhari announced publicly for the first time his administration's 1984 National Budget. The budget had in it::
  • A temporary ban on recruiting federal public sector workers
  • Raising of Interest rates
  • Halting Capital Projects
  • Prohibition of borrowing by State governments
  • 15 percent cut from Shagari's 1983 Budget
  • Realignment of import duties
  • Reducing the balance of payment deficit by cutting imports
  • It also gave priority to the importation of raw materials and spare parts that were needed for agriculture and industry.
  • Other economic measures by Buhari took the form of counter trade, currency change, price reduction of goods and services.
Buhari's regime is one remembered for a strict campaign against indiscipline and corruption, and for its human rights abuses. The public impression of his 20 months as Nigeria's leader is mixed:
About 500 politicians, officials and businessmen were jailed as part of a campaign against waste and corruption. Some saw this as the heavy-handed repression of military rule. But others remember it as a praiseworthy attempt to fight the endemic graft that prevented Nigeria's development.
He retains a rare reputation for honesty among Nigeria's politicians, both military and civilian, largely because of this campaign. As part of his "War Against Indiscipline", he ordered Nigerians to form neat queues at bus stops, under the sharp eyes of whip-wielding soldiers. Civil servants who were late for work were publicly humiliated by being forced to do frog jumps. He also introduced a notorious decree to restrict press freedom, under which two journalists were jailed.
However, his attempts to re-balance public finances by curbing imports led to many job losses and the closure of businesses. As part of anti-corruption measures, he also ordered that the currency be replaced - the colour of the naira notes were changed - forcing all holders of old notes to exchange them at banks within a limited period. Prices rose while living standards fell.
In August 1985, Major General Buhari was himself overthrown in a coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida and other members of the ruling Supreme Military Council (SMC). Babangida brought many of Buhari's most vocal critics into his administration, including Fela Kuti's brother Olukoye Ransome-Kuti, a doctor who had led a strike against Buhari to protest declining health care services. Buhari was then detained in Benin City until 1988.
Buhari served as the Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF 1995-1999), a body created by the government of General Sani Abacha, and funded from the revenue generated by the increase in price of petroleum products, to pursue developmental projects around the country. A 1998 report in New African praised the PTF under Buhari for its transparency, calling it a rare "success story". However, the same report also noted that critics had questioned the PTF's allocation of 20% of its resources to the military, which the critics feared would not be accountable for the revenue.

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News on Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Buhari Signs Amended Banking Bill Into Law - Bloomberg


Domkat Bali: Who be di former Defence Minister wey President Buhari dey mourn? - BBC News


Nigeria: President Buhari's war on Boko Haram 'far from over' - DW (English)


N12.5m allegedly transferred to Buhari is fake news — Presidency - Vanguard


Buhari: From virtual to isolated Presidency - Vanguard


Nigerians kneel on dilapidated highway, ask God to touch Buhari to repair it - Premium Times


Dozens of farm workers killed in 'insane' Nigeria attack - BBC News


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Nigerian recession: Nigeria economy dey recession under Muhammadu Buhari watch - See wetin dey happun during economic recession - BBC News


Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Joe Biden, says democracy is the best form of government - Conan Daily


This video shows the funeral of former Nigerian leader Yar'Adua – not President Buhari, who is alive - AFP Factcheck


Why 78 Nigerian farmers were murdered - The Economist


Buhari reinstates whistleblower wrongfully retired four years ago - Premium Times


Buhari congratulates Biden - Premium Times


President Buhari sends Finance Bill 2020 to Reps - Nairametrics


Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari signs law giving relief to struggling lenders - SowetanLIVE


Buhari calls for ECOWAS commitment as AfCFTA begins Jan 2021 - Vanguard


Eye on Africa - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari warns protesters over unrest - FRANCE 24


Nigeria – USA: Will Biden’s win reset relations with Abuja? - The Africa Report


Presidency distances Buhari from PMB Estate ownership - Guardian


Buhari approves expansion of beneficiaries of N-Power, other NSIP programmes - Nairametrics


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#EndSars shows that Muhammadu Buhari is the biggest threat to Nigeria’s democracy - The Washington Post


Meaning of recession wey Africa largest economy don enter for second time in four years - BBC News


Auschwitz museum head fights for imprisoned Nigerian teen - DW (English)


President Buhari as the curse of APC - The Nation Newspaper


The United States and Europe Should Work Together to Promote a Prosperous Africa - Council on Foreign Relations


Bofia Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari okay new Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020 - BBC News


Zabarmari massacre: 36 Governors to meet Buhari to discuss insecurity [ARTICLE] - Pulse Nigeria


Improved Nigeria-South Africa relations will quicken African development, says President Buhari - Encomium


Muhammadu Buhari's Nigerian Presidency And His Niger Republic Development Agenda By Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi - SaharaReporters.com


Enough of The Bloodshed - THISDAY Newspapers


Nigeria: Buhari to Inaugurate Lagos-Ibadan Railway Line January - AllAfrica.com


The US and UK Are Helping Nigeria's Violent Suppression of Protesters - Foreign Policy


Buhari makes a hero of Jonathan - The Punch


Insecurity: Adopt other strategies to end killings, Gov Sule tells Buhari - Vanguard


Reconstitute NDDC board, Okowa tells Buhari - Vanguard


Buhari, Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, Odumosu save Apapa residents from untimely death - Vanguard


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Buhari moves against DISCOs that collect money for prepaid meters - Nairametrics


At Least 110 People Feared Dead in Attack on Farmers in Nigeria - Voice of America


We'll create more jobs via agriculture, arts, entertainment, mining – Buhari - Premium Times


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Buhari bids farewell to outgoing Slovak ambassador - The Nation Newspaper


Buhari speaks on murder of Nasarawa APC chairman - Premium Times


Buhari declares 2020 Lagos trade fair open - Guardian Nigeria


What we've done to check violence against women -- Buhari - Premium Times


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Buhari keeps mum as Nigerians condemn his violation of NAPTIP Act - Premium Times


Nigeria’s new banking act: A step in the right direction? - The Africa Report


Don't reverse ban on rice importation – Ortom begs Buhari - Pulse Nigeria


Nigerian Media's Unsubstantiated Claims that U.S. Agencies Investigating Corruption by Buhari's Inner Circle - Council on Foreign Relations


Will APC implode when Buhari quits in 2023? - Vanguard


Zabarmari Massacre: Atiku tells Buhari to rejig security architecture - Pulse Nigeria


President Buhari's Top Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Nigeria - Council on Foreign Relations


Buhari commends Umahi for defecting to APC - Premium Times


What I say’ll happen in Rivers – Amaechi - Vanguard


Buhari visit Bamako Mali: How Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari first trip abroad since coronavirus pandemic go be - BBC News


PDP asks Nigerians to hold Buhari, APC responsible for terrorism in Nigeria - Pulse Nigeria


Buratai’s coup warning attempt to divert attention from failure of service chiefs-Elders - Vanguard


UPDATED: Buhari appoints new DG for NAPTIP - The Punch


FEC approves N117 billion for rehabilitation of major roads across Nigeria - Premium Times


Buhari celebrates Chief of Staff Gambari at 76 - Premium Times


Nigerian women are stabilizers of peace, says Buhari - Guardian


Buhari Sets up Committee to Review Probe Report on Magu - THISDAY Newspapers


President Muhammadu Buhari order Nigeria security to stop violence - BBC News


Nigerian President Buhari Suspends Anti-Graft Agency Head Magu - Bloomberg


Senate call for Service chiefs’ removal is cowardly – PANDEF - Vanguard


Buhari receives photos of Lagos attack - Premium Times


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Fed Govt Can No Longer Bear Electricity Tariff Shortfalls – Buhari - Economic Confidential


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Sule Lamido: Buhari has totally failed... he should seek God's forgiveness - TheCable


2023: Main reason Umahi defected to APC - Vanguard


Nigeria 'may lapse into recession': President Muhammadu Buhari - Deccan Herald


Buhari Launches First Eko Disco Control, Data System - PR Nigeria News


Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari arrival at airport in Abuja - WDRB


Nigeria to extend coronavirus lockdowns for 14 more days: President Buhari - Reuters


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari 'floors' Anthony Joshua - BBC News


Nigeria President Announce Easing of Some Lockdown Restrictions - VOA News


EDITORIAL: Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari misses chance to empathise - Business Day


Nigeria’s President Buhari Calls for Debt Forgiveness - Bloomberg


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Nigerian newspaper says it will now call President Buhari a 'military dictator' - CNN


Nigeria’s Buhari Reiterates He Won’t Seek Third Term - Bloomberg


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