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Muhammadu Buhari

Date of Birth: 17 December 1942
Place of Birth: Katsina State


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The guard changes, at last

Insiders at Aso Rock in Abuja were saying that was precisely why President Muhammadu Buhari who prides himself on his resilience to outside pressure would never do it...


Ready to rumble

In May President Muhammadu Buhari will reach the halfway point of his second and final four-year term...

Although President Muhammadu Buhari is re-opening the land borders to trade he and CBN governor Emefiele are unlikely to roll back the numerous foreign exchange restrictions designed to shore up the currency and help domestic producers...

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Mapping the long road to recovery

NIGERIA'S SECURITY AND SUCCESSION QUESTIONSPressure will mount on President Muhammadu Buhari to reorganise the national security system in the wake of an attack by insurgents killing over 59 rice farmers in Borno State in the north-east and then the kidnapping of over 300 students from a boarding school in Katsina State in the north-west...

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Unbalancing the books

This time last year President Muhammadu Buhari and his numerous economic policymakers were optimistic that 2020 could see growth acceleration job creation significant infrastructure investments and progress on major oil projects...


Protest, what protest?

CensorshipSources in the presidency say the government is more determined than ever before to restrict freedom of expression on social media which has been the springboard for the #EndSARS protests and other criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration including the rising insecurity in the north (AC Vol 61 No 5 Aides leak north-east burns)...


Generals tighten their grip

We hear that Lt Gen Buratai along with Chief of Defence Staff Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (with whom Buratai has his own disputes) – all of whom were appointed as service chiefs in 2015 and have been under pressure to retire – told President Muhammadu Buhari that the protest movement was being backed by clandestine local and foreign forces (AC Vol 61 No 4 Generals on the run)...


Rage at the gates

Pressure is mounting on President Muhammadu Buhari's government after the shooting of protestors at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on 20 October with the African Union and the United Nations condemning the violence calling for a full investigation of the deaths and negotiations to resolve the crisis...

30 years of protests against Nigeria's police 1984: The military government led by General Muhammadu Buhari and Brigadier Tunde Idiagbon sets up a special section of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to combat armed robbery...

August 2018: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo during President Muhammadu Buhari's medical leave in London orders the 'immediate overhaul' of SARS after a succession of well documented reports of abuses...

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