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Muhammadu Buhari

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari

Profession: President of Nigeria


Biography: 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
Birthplace: Daura, Nigeria
Age: 79 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Historical Events

  • 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
  • 2018-12-02 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari denies he has died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor after ill health
  • 2019-02-23 Nigerian presidential election: President Muhammadu Buhari wins re-election defeating Atiku Abubakar, amid violence and a delay, on turnout of 35.6%
  • 2020-03-29 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari orders a lockdown in the cities of Lagos and Abuja after the country records 97 COVID-19 cases and one death
  • 2021-09-04 Nigerian government announces it is suspending Twitter indefinitely after it removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari
  • 2022-03-17 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari apologies for recent fuel shortages and power outages, including the failure of the national electricity grid and an increase in adulterated fuel

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