Muhammadu Buhari

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari 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.

Born: December 17, 1942 (75 years old)
Birthplace: Daura, Nigeria

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events in the Life of Muhammadu Buhari

  • 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
  • 1985-08-27 General Ibrahim Babangida overthrows Major General Muhammadu Buhari's regime in Nigeria
  • 2015-05-29 Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the President of Nigeria

Famous Nigerians