They reached and captured Ogoja within a week with the intention of advancing through the flanks to Enugu, the rebel capital. In 2007, he unsuccessfully ran for office under the APP and lost to Umaru Yar'Adua. The last resulted in the violence between migrants including Nigerians and black South Africans. He earned the position through an All Progressives Congress party a presidential ticket. He stated that the president had urged the security agencies to "operate within the confines of legality" and "not to do anything that will aggravate the situation.". In February 2019, Buhari was reelected, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes. 19, Federal Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, List of international presidential trips made by Muhammadu Buhari, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, "Military Regime of Buhari and Idiagbon, January 1984 – August 1985", "Buhari and Idiagbon: A Missed Opportunity for Nigeria", "Buharism: Economic Theory and Political Economy", "Nigeria: The Spontaneous 'Buharism' Explosion in the Polity", The Guardian: "Muhammadu Buhari: reformed dictator returns to power in democratic Nigeria" by David Smith, "Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Candidate", "Exclusive Interview With GMB – Buhari speaks to The Sun Newspaper", "The Nigerian Defence Academy – A Pioneer Cadet's Memoir", "India can rival China in Nigeria, by being exactly what China is not: Open and free", https://thecommonwealth.org/our-member-countries/nigeria/constitution-politics, "PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI (GCFR) | Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike", http://www.nigeriaroute.com/state-structure.php, "History of the Nigerian Petroleum Industry", "Nigeria: The Mess 'Full Literates' Have Put Us All In!  At the time of his investiture, the president had already held a title - that of the Ogbuagu I of Igboland - in the Nigerian chieftaincy system. Yusuf Buhari is not only undergoing treatment in Abuja, he is also on top of the country’s Twitter trends. The former first lady, Safinatu, passed on on 16th January 2006 due to complications related to diabetes.  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.. He was later appointed Governor of the North-Eastern State from 1 August 1975 to 3 February 1976, to oversee social, economic and political improvements in the state.  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. Meet Safinatu Yusuf Mani – Buhari’s 1st wife before A’isha from Mani LGA, Katsina. In December 2014, Muhammadu Buhari went on the record to say he would abolish the office of the First Lady if he was elected as President, claiming it was unconstitutional.  RUGA was to set aside grazing areas for herders as they migrate south, however, many Southern states opposed any involuntary acquisition of land for RUGA and the plan was suspended, Since 2015, the Buhari administration has suffered with an increased spate of banditry-related activities in Northern Nigeria. In 20 months as Head of State, about 500 politicians, officials and businessmen were jailed for corruption during his stewardship. The speech was later found to be lifted from the 2008 inaugural speech of former US President Barack Obama.  The intensity and politicization of the conflict along ethnic and religious divide increased during the administration of Buhari as instances of conflicts flared in parts of Southern Nigeria. Their other children are Fatima, Musa (deceased son), Hadiza, and Safinatu. On 7 May 1984, Buhari announced the country's 1984 National Budget. , On 13 October, Mohammed Adamu the Inspector General of Police announced the creation of a new unit the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) to take over the duties of SARS. In March 1976, following the botched 1976 military coup d'état attempt which led to the assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, his deputy General Olusegun Obasanjo became the military head of state and appointed Colonel Buhari as the Federal Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources (now minister).  The presidency later apologized and says the blunder was caused by "overzealous staff" and "Those responsible" will be sanctioned. On 3 February 1976, the North Eastern State was divided into three states Bauchi, Borno and Gongola. In his 2019 Independence Day Speech, the President attributed the movement to the need to have the programmes institutionalized.  In 1968, he was posted to the 4 Sector also called the Awka sector which was charged to take over the capture of Onitsha from Division 2.  Upon completion of the on-campus full-time resident program lasting ten months and the two-year-long, distance learning program, the United States Army War College (USAWC) college awards its graduate officers a master's degree in Strategic Studies. He then served as the Assistant Adjutant-General, First Infantry Division Headquarters, from 1971 to 1972. , However, in the conclusion of the Crude Oil Sales Tribunal of Inquiry headed by Justice Ayo Irikefe to investigate allegations of 2.8 billion Dollars misappropriation from the NNPC account, the tribunal found no truth in the allegations even though it noticed some lapses in the NNPC accounts. , Buhari remained a "folk hero" to some for his vocal opposition to corruption.  In May, 2016, the government announced a rise in the official pump price of petroleum to curtail shortfall in the commodity as a result of foreign exchange shortages. The last time he was a heavy trending topic was in May, 2015, when he was identified to The former first lady, Safinatu, passed on on 16th January 2006 due to complications related to diabetes. , Previously, Buhari gave his support for the total implementation of Sharia in the country. The program works with local farmers and empowers women as cooks, building the community and sustaining economic growth from farm to table. ", https://guardian.ng/news/buhari-says-n-power-others-will-be-institutionalised/, "Federal Ministry of Finance introduces new whistleblowing initiative", https://allafrica.com/stories/201805290530.html, "CCT convicts Onnoghen of false assets declaration -", "Former Nigerian attorney general arrested, to face corruption charges - Xinhua | English.news.cn", https://www.channelstv.com/2020/01/23/transparency-international-scores-nigeria-low-on-corruption-perception-index/, https://www.thecable.ng/breaking-nigeria-ranks-lower-on-transparency-internationals-corruption-index, "Security agents arrest EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu", "EFCC: Ibrahim Magu opens up on 'N550b missing interest, "Buhari appoints new Ag. In November 2012, Buhari's eldest daughter, Zulaihat, succumbed to sickle cell anaemia, two days after delivering a baby in Kaduna. Many people might not know the story of Late Hajiya Safinatu Yusuf Mani, President Muhammadu Buhari’s first wife before he married his current wife, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari. In the 1975 military coup d'état, Lieutenant Colonel Buhari was among a group of officers that brought General Murtala Mohammed to power. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old. Her four other siblings are Aisha, Yusuf, Zahra, and Amina. , Buhari with the support of the Central Bank chief initiated policies to improve agriculture production through lobbying private banks to lend to the sector and restriction of foreign exchange at official rates for importation of food product that are grown locally. The government built about 21 petroleum storage depots all over the country from Lagos to Maiduguri and from Calabar to Gusau; the administration constructed a pipeline network that connected Bonny terminal and the Port Harcourt refinery to the depots.