Muhammadu Buhari

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Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian politician and a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army who ruled Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup detat add

Category: Politics

Born in 1942.

Countries: Nigeria (36%), Niger (17%), United Kingdom (9%)

Main connections: Boko Haram, Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammad Yunus

Linked to: People's Democratic Party, Mons Officer Cadet School, US Army War College, All Nigeria People's Party

 

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Muhammadu Buhari was born in 1942 add something


1962

From 1962-1963, he underwent Officer Cadets training at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in England add something


1963

In January 1963, Buhari was commissioned as second lieutenant, and appointed Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta, Nigeria add something


1965

From 1965-1967, Buhari served as Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion add something


1966

Other participants in the coup which became known as the Nigerian Counter-Coup of 1966 included 2nd Lieutenant Sani Abacha, Lieutenant Ibrahim Babangida , Major Theophilus Danjuma, Lieutenant Ibrahim Bako among others add something

 

In July 1966 Lieutenant Muhammadu Buhari was one of the participants in a coup led by Lt-Col Murtala Muhammed that overthrew and assassinated Nigeria's first military Head of State General Aguiyi Ironsi add something


1967

He was appointed Brigade Major, Second Sector, First Infantry Division, April 1967 to July 1967 add something

 

Buhari was made Brigade Major of the Third Infantry Brigade, July 1967 to October 1968 and Brigade Major/Commandant, Thirty-first Infantry Brigade, 1970-1971 add something


1971

Buhari served as the Assistant Adjutant-General, First Infantry Division Headquarters, 1971-1972 add something

 

In 1971, Buhari got married to his first wife, Safinatu Buhari add something


1973

He attended the Defense Services Staff College, Wellington, India, in 1973 add something


1974

From 1974-1975 Buhari was appointed Acting Director, Transport and Supply, Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport Headquarters add something


1975

In August 1975, after General Murtala Mohammed took power that year, he appointed Buhari as Governor of the North-Eastern State, to oversee social, economic and political improvements in the state add something


1976

When the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was created in 1976, Buhari was appointed as its Chairman, a position he held until 1978 add something

 

In February 1976, the North Eastern state was divided by the Military Government into Bauchi, Borno and Gongola states add something

 

In March 1976, the Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Buhari as the Federal Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources add something


1978

He was made Military Secretary, Army Headquarters,1978-1979, and was a member of the Supreme Military Council, 1978-1979 add something


1979

The coup ended Nigeria's short-lived Second Republic, a period of multiparty democracy started in 1979 add something


1983

In 1983, when Chadian forces invaded Nigeria in the Borno State, Buhari used the forces under his command to chase them out of the country, crossing into Chadian territory in spite of an order given by President Shagari to withdraw add something

 

This 1983 Chadian military affair led to more than 100 victims and "prisoners of war" add something

 

Major-General Buhari was one of the leaders of the Nigerian Military Coup of December 31, 1983 that overthrew the democratically elected government of President Shehu Shagari add something

 

Ishaya Audu - After the 1983 overthrow of Shagari's government by General Muhammadu Buhari , Audu was detained for a year

 

Alhaji Abdul Azeez Kolawole Adeyemo - The government was later removed from power on New Year's Eve 1983 by Major General Muhammadu Buhari

 

Cornelius Adebayo - In 1983 he was elected governor of Kwara state, but lost the position in December 1983 when the military overthrew led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari took control


1984

According to Decree Number 2 of 1984, the state security and the chief of staff were given the power to detain, without charges, individuals deemed to be a security risk to the state for up to three months add something

 

In January 1984, in his new year broadcast speech, Buhari stated that he would maintain and enhance diplomatic relations with all countries and international organisations such as the OAU, UN, OPEC, ECOWAS and the Commonwealth of Nations add something

 

Launched on March 20, 1984, the policy tried to address the perceived lack of public morality and civic responsibility of Nigerian society add something

 

On 7 May 1984, Buhari announced the country's 1984 National Budget add something

 

He was arrested on September 4, 1984 at the airport as he was about to embark on an American tour add something

 

By October 1984, about 200,000 civil servants were retrenched add something

 

The Guardian (Nigeria) - During the administration of General Muhammadu Buhari, reporters Tunde Thompson and Nduka Irabor were both sent to jail in 1984 under Decree No. 4 of 1984, which suppressed journalistic freedom

 

Fela Kuti - In 1984, Muhammadu Buhari's government, of which Kuti was a vocal opponent, jailed him on a charge of currency smuggling which Amnesty International and others denounced as politically motivated.

 

Beko Ransome-Kuti - In 1984, Fela was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison by the government of General Muhammadu Buhari

 

Rilwanu Lukman - Lukman was appointed Minister of Mines, Power and Steel from 1984 to 1985 in the government of General Muhammadu Buhari


1985

Buhari has failed to submit any such evidence, claiming that he has lost the original copies of his diplomas when his house was raided following his overthrow from power in 1985 add something

 

In 1985, prompted by economic uncertainties and a rising crime rate, the government of Buhari opened the borders with Benin, Niger, Chad and Cameroon to speed up the expulsion of 700,000 foreigners and migrant workers add something

 

In another prominent case of April 1985, six Nigerians were condemned to death under the same decree: Sidikatu Tairi, Sola Oguntayo, Oladele Omosebi, Lasunkanmi Awolola, Jimi Adebayo and Gladys Iyamah add something

 

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 add something

 

Ibrahim Babangida - He ruled Nigeria from his coup against Major General Muhammadu Buhari on August 27, 1985 until his departure from office on August 27, 1993 after his annulment of elections held on June 12 that year


1988

Buhari was detained in Benin City until 1988 add something

 

In 1988, Buhari and his first wife Safinatu got divorced add something


1989

In December 1989, Buhari got married to his second and current wife Aisha Buhari add something


1991

In August 1991, Yobe state was created from Borno state, while Gongola state was split into two states, Taraba and Adamawa add something


1996

In October 1996, Gombe State was created from Bauchi State add something


1998

A 1998 report in "New African" praised the PTF under Buhari for its transparency, calling it a rare "success story" add something


2001

He was quoted in 2001 as saying I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria, he added that; God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country add something


2003

He ran unsuccessfully for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections add something

 

In 2003, Buhari contested the presidential election as the candidate of the All Nigeria People's Party add something


2006

On 14 January 2006, Safinatu Buhari, the former first lady of Nigeria and Buhari's first wife, died from complications of diabetes add something

 

On 18 December 2006, Gen. Buhari was nominated as the consensus candidate of the All Nigeria People's Party add something

 

Congress for Progressive Change - The Congress for Progressive Change originated in The Buhari Organization formed in 2006 by General Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler of Nigeria, and his associates


2007

His main challenger in the April 2007 polls was the ruling PDP candidate, Umaru Yar'Adua, who hailed from the same home state of Katsina add something


2009

However, according to the Modalities for Coordinating Nigeria's Anti-Corruption Strategies, Constructive Engagement Vol.1 No.1, , in 1983, Shagari administration inaugurated the Crude Oil Sales Tribunal of Inquiry, headed by Justice Ayo Irikefe, to investigate allegations of N2,8 billion misappropriation from the NNPC account add something


2010

In March 2010, Buhari left the ANPP for the Congress for Progressive Change , a party that he had helped to found add something


2011

Buhari was the CPC Presidential candidate in the 16 April 2011 general election, running against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People's Democratic Party , Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of Action Congress of Nigeria , and Ibrahim Shekarau of ANPP. They were the major contenders among 20 contestants add something


2012

In November 2012, Buhari's first daughter, Zulaihat Junaid died from sickle cell anaemia, after having a baby two days before at a Hospital in Kaduna add something


2013

"' "'In 2013, Muhammadu Buhari made a series of contentious statements, when he asked the Federal Government to stop the killing of Boko Haram members and blamed the rise of the terrorist group on the prevalence of Christian militants in the South add something


2014

In May 2014, in the wake of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping, Buhari strongly denounced the Boko Haram insurgency add something

 

In July 2014, Buhari escaped a bomb attack on his life by Boko Haram in Kaduna, 82 people were killed add something

 

In December 2014, Buhari pledged to enhance security in Nigeria if he wins the general elections on 14 February 2015 add something

 

In December 2014, he emerged as the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, for the 2015 elections add something


2015

Buhari is running in the 2015 Presidential election, as a candidate from the All Progressives Congress party add something

 

In the run up to the 2015 Presidential elections, the campaign team of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan asked for the disqualification of General Buhari from the race, claiming that he is in breach of the Constitution add something

 

In January 2015, the insurgent group The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta endorsed Buhari in the Presidential race, saying he is the best candidate to lead the country add something

 

On 4 January 2015, Buhari stated that he favoured freedom of religion, that every Nigerian should be free and secure to practice their different religions add something

 

In February 2015, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo quit the ruling PDP party and threw his support behind the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket add something

 

Due to Buhari's stance on security, credible polls, surveys, and organizations in Nigeria indicates or predicts a landslide victory for him in the general elections on 28 March 2015 add something

 

In response to his human rights criticism, Buhari has stated that if elected in the general election due to take place now on 28 March 2015, he will follow the rule of law, there will be access to justice for Nigerians and respect for fundamental human rights of Nigerians add something

 

On March 31, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan called Buhari to offer his concession and congratulations for his election as president; he will assume office on 29 May 2015 add something

 

When he takes office on 29 May 2015 as scheduled it will mark the first time in Nigeria's history that an incumbent elected President will peacefully transfer power to an elected leader of the opposition add something

 

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation - He was appointed as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Chief Executive to wide public acclaim in August, 2015 under the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari

 

Royal Institute of International Affairs - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on the 26th of February, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Chatham House - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on the 26th of February, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Royal Institute of International Affairs - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on 26 February 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Chatham House - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on 26 February 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Goodluck Jonathan - On 31 March 2015, Jonathan conceded the election to challenger Muhammadu Buhari, who will be sworn in to succeed him on 29 May 2015

 

Goodluck Jonathan - Jonathan's term as President of Nigeria will end on 29 May 2015, when he will hand over to President Elect Muhammadu Buhari

 

2014 Chibok kidnapping - On 29 May 2015, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in his inaugural address to the nation said that they could not claim to "have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents

 

2014 Chibok kidnapping - On June 12, 2015, just two weeks after President Buhari was sworn in, he and his wife Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, and the Vice President's wife Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo met with some mothers of the abducted Chibok girls, a meeting Mrs. Buhari had wanted to hold for a long time

 

Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture - He was appointed to head the ministry by president Muhammadu Buhari in November 2015

 

Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education - President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Adamu Adamu a well known journalist, and loyalist to the president the minister for education in November 2015

 

Chris Ngige - On November 11, 2015, Ngige was named minister of Labour and Employment by President Muhammadu Buhari

 

2014 Chibok kidnapping - In December 2015 Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian President, said that he was willing to negotiate with Boko Haram for the release of the Chibok girls without any preconditions

 

Islamist insurgency in Nigeria - In December 2015 Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, claimed that Boko Haram was "technically defeated"


2016

In May 2016, Buhari cancelled a two-day visit to Lagos which would see him inaugurate some projects in the state but he was however represented by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo after citing an "ear infection" suspected to be Ménière's disease as the reason for his inability to come in person add something

 

LADOL - In the opening remarks at the sixth African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition held in 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR identified LADOL, General Electric, Dangote Group and Samsung as companies that are adding value to the Nigerian economy by strategically investing in projects that implement sustainable local content policies

 

LADOL - In the opening remarks at the sixth African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition held in 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR identified LADOL, General Electric, Dangote Group and Samsung as companies that are adding value to the Nigerian economy by strategically investing in projects that implement sustainable local content policies

 

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation - He was appointed as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Group chief executive officer in July 2016 under the presidency of General Muhammadu Buhari , after intense pressure and lobbying from the Sultan of Sokoto, Emir of Kano, Emir of Zazzau and Chief of Staff - Abba Kyari; he succeeded in his third attempt to usurp the incubment, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu

 

Islamist insurgency in Nigeria - On 24 December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that Boko Haram had been ousted from their last stronghold in the Sambisa Forest, effectively reducing Boko Haram to an insurgent force


2017

Thereby, expansionary budget allocation to finance infrastructure is pushed back to 2017 add something

 

In February 2017, following what were described as "routine medical check-ups" in the UK, Buhari asked parliament to extend his medical leave to await test results add something

 

On 6 May 2017, Buhari's government secured a further release of 82 out of 276 girls kidnapped in 2014, in exchange of five Boko Haram leaders add something

 

On 7 May 2017, President Buhari met with the 82 released Chibok girls, before departing to London, UK, for a follow up treatment for an undisclosed illness add something

 

President Buhari returned to Nigeria from his medical leave in the UK on 19 August 2017 add something


2018

The 2018 budget signaled an expansionary fiscal policy with funds dedicated to infrastructural projects such as strategic roads, bridges and power plants add something

 

On 24 January 2018, former president Obasanjo wrote a letter to president Buhari accusing his government of nepotism, while commending his war against corruption and lauding his achievements on Boko Haram add something

 

Finance Minister of Nigeria - On 14 September 2018 in Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari accepted the resignation of his $Finance (Category:Federal_ministers_of_Nigeria) Minister Kemi Adeosun


2019

Obasanjo's letter included an appeal to president Buhari not to contest re-election in 2019 but to instead "join the stock of Nigerian leaders whose experience, influence, wisdom, and outreach can be deployed on the sideline for the good of the country" add something

 

In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes add something

 

On 26 February 2019, Buhari was elected to a second term, defeating People's_Democratic_Party_(Nigeria) opponent Atiku Abubakar add something

 

INEC issued the certificate of return to President Buhari and Osinbajo on February 27, 2019 add something