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Gen. Muhammadu Buhari Biography, Profile and Background



In previous post we wrote about the Biography of Adams Aliu Oshiomole and we discussed it thorougly , we want to look at the Biography of his political ally General Muhammadu Buhari , the president of Federal Rebublic of Nigeria . This post is titled  Gen. Muhammadu Buhari Biography, Profile and Background . We ought to have written this biography  long time ago but our busy schedules and time constraint couldn’t make it possible for us but i set aside today to write this biography for the sake of those people who would like to know everything about the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari .

He was born  Muhammadu Buhari on the 17 th of December 1942 , he is  a native of Daura, a Fulani town situate in Katsina State of Nigeria and he was born and bred in Daura. He attended Primary School in Daura and Mai’adua from 1948 to 1952, before proceeding to Katsina middle School in 1953 . After completing his primary school education , he proceeded to the Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government College Katsina) from 1956 to 1961 .

In the year  1961 , he rounded up his Secondary School and his graduation was successful . He now went to the Nigerian Military Training School, Kaduna in 1963. In thesame year , he attended officers’ Cadet School in Aldershot in the United Kingdom and was thereafter commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1963 and posted to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, Abeokuta as Platoon Commander in 1963. At this time Buhari became a galant soldier and he furthered his training on the Platoon Commanders’ Course at the Nigerian Military College, Kaduna which took place between  1963 to 1964 . It didn’t end there , when General Murtala Mohammed was in power , he appointed Buhari as Governor of the North-Eastern State so that he could push the state to a greater hieght as he was seen as a very responsible and hard working man . General Murtala Mohammed appointed him as the Governor of the North-Eastern State in the year 1975 .

In March 1976 , General Olusegun Obasanjo was the acting head of Head of State, he appointed Buhari as the Federal Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources (this position is now address as  Minister) .  In 1976, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was created and Buhari was the first person appointed as its Chairman, this position he held until 1978 .

On December 31, 1983, Nigeria was under  civilian  government and the civilian President was Shehu Shagari , he was removed in a coup d’etat and Major-General Buhari being a soldier replaced him as planned by high ranking military officials .

Muhammadu Buhari decided to try himself on the other side which is the higher side ,he contested for the Presidential election as the candidate of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) in 2003 and lost .  In the 2007 , he again contested for thesame position and he lost again . As at then , his main contender was Umaru Yar’Adua of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Umaru Yar’Adua  won but died from a long battled illness .

Gen. Buhari came the third time , he was the CPC Presidential candidate in the April 16, 2011 general election, running against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and Ibrahim Shekarau of ANPP. Again he lost the fourth time. It was time for 2015 general election , Muhammadu Buhari gathered his courage and contested for the Presidential election under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) but this time he was determine to win . The race was very tight but he was able to unseat the incumbent, His Excellency, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to emerged the winner in the election .

Muhammadu Buhari  compaign strategy focused on bringing corruption in Nigeria to it knee and he also  promised to tackle youth unemployment, security and general infrastructure like electricity , water and more . His drive was CHANGE and i believe we have really seen that change . Please don’t hold your voice , this post is an interactive one and don’t hesitate to contribut to this discussion by using the comment box after the jump .

I hope you enjoyed reading the Mini Biography of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari , the president of Federal Republic Of Nigeria . Don’t forget to share this post .


  1. May Allah give u llnp an lead u to the right path amin

  2. you are requesting for comments but after which you now focus your corruption fight on those unravel the truth. Is it not corrupt for a president to operate with lopsided appointment,especially appointing family members

  3. you are requesting for comments but after which you will now focus your corruption fight on those unraveling the truth. Is it not corrupt for a president to operate with lopsided appointments,especially appointing unqualified by constitutional measures family members into keys offices ?

  4. Highly motivational for the youth to emulate.



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