Full Name: Muhammadu Buhari
Profession: President of Nigeria
Why Famous: Current President of Nigeria. He took power in a military coup d'etat in the 1980s when he was the major general of the army. He has described himself as a converted democrat and won the 2015 general election.
- 1983-12-31 President Shagari of Nigeria is overthrown in a military coup and Major General Muhammadu Buhari is installed as Head of State
- 1984-01-02 Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup.
- 2015-05-29 Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the President of Nigeria