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HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI GCFR
6 November, 2017

GCFR PRESIDENT COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

Muhammadu Buhari GCFR was born on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Adamu and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.

He attended primary school in Daura and Mai'adua before proceeding to Katsina Model School in 1953, and Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government College Katsina) from 1956 to 1961. He then joined the Nigerian Military Training School in Kaduna, where his military career began.

He is a retired Nigerian Army Major General and was Head of State of Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for whatever happened under his watch during his military rule, saying that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a "converted democrat".

In March 1976, the Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo, appointed Buhari as the Federal Commissioner (position now called Minister) for Petroleum and Natural Resources. When the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was created in 1976, Buhari was also appointed as its Chairman, a position he held until 1978.

He ran unsuccessfully for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 elections. Buhari won the 2015 general election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, thus marking the first time in Nigeria's history that an incumbent President was defeated in an election by the leader of the opposition. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015.

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22 September, 2017

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Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SANright and Governor of Plateau State Barr Simon Bako Lalongleft during the Executive Session of the 3rd National Council on PowerNACOP with the theme Completing Power Sector Reforms at the Crest Hotel Gardens Old Airport Road Jos Plateau State on Thursday 21st September 2017

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9 May, 2017

FASHOLA LALONGYAYALE AHMED AT THE 15TH MONTHLY MEETING OF POWER SECTOR OPERATORS IN PLATEAU STATE

Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SANleft being welcomed by the Chairman Jos Electricity Distribution Plc Alh Yayale Ahmedright during the 15th Monthly Meeting with Sectoral Participants in the Power Sector hosted by Jos Electricity Distribution Plc at the NIPP Injection SubStation Lamingo Jos Plateau State on Monday 8th May 2017

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