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See The Biography Of The 15th Nigeria President, Muhammad Buhari (Photos).

Muhammadu Buhari (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician who has been president of Nigeria since 2015. Buhari is a retired general of the Nigerian Army and served as military head of state from 1983 to 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état.The term Buharism is ascribed to the right-wing policies of his military regime. Buhari has said that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. 

Educated largely in Kastina, Buhari took military training in Kaduna as well as in Great Britain, India and the United States. He was involved in the military coup that ousted Yakubu Gowon in 1975 and was appointed military governor of North Eastern state (now Borno) that same year. He was appointed federal commissioner for petroleum resources by Gen. Olushegun Obasanjo, who became military head of state when Gowon’s successor, Murtala Mohammed, was assassinated in 1976. 

Buhari got married to his first wife, Safinatu Yusuf in 1971. Safinatu became the first lady when Buhari served as the Head of State (December 1983 – August 1985). With her, Buhari has five children. The marriage ended in 1988. Buhari then married Aisha Halilu in 1989. Aisha currently holds the office of the first lady. And, their union is blessed with five children. Sadly, Buhari lost his former wife, Safinatu and his first daughter, Zulaihat in 2006 and 2012 respectively.Do you think he has done a great work for Nigeria.

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