Buhari at 76, Things you need to know about him

Buhari was in 1985 detained for over two years by then military president Ibrahim Babangida. President Muhammadu Buhari, was born on 17th of December, 1942.

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  • Buhari was in 1985 detained for over two years by then military president Ibrahim Babangida.
  • President Muhammadu Buhari, was born on 17th  of December, 1942.

Felicitation have started pouring in all over as the number one citizen clocks 76 today but in the midst of all these, you don’t want to miss few facts about this man being celebrated today.

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Congratulatory message came very early from the quarters of the former military president Ibrahim Babangida to President Buhari. He hailed the president for providing focused leadership and showing tremendous energy despite his age. However, former president Goodluck Jonathan has followed suit, on Sunday, December 16.

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However, these are few facts on the man called Muhammadu Buhari. As the second, after Olusegun Obasanjo to rule Nigeria under the military and civilian governments, he first served as Nigeria’s military ruler (1976–79). After ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, he is the second Nigerian to achieve the feat. However, in his three times of trial to get back to power democratically, he failed. President Buhari eventually became the nation’s 15th leader.

Buhari was in 1985 detained for over two years by then military president Ibrahim Babangida.

However, Buhari’s administration has harped more on the fight against corruption far more than the recent administrations though many believes his administration still remains very corrupt as he was being viewed by many to be partial in the fight against corruption by taking the fight against corruption only to the members of the opposition party.

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