Loading...

Thing you Should know about Buhari

For Massive Music & Video Promotion Contact +2348113839644 Or BBM: D3DFBE7A NOW!!

Muhammadu Buhari is the 15th head of the Nigerian government since 1960, the fifth democratically elected president, the first opposition candidate to win the presidential election and the second president of Katsina origin. What else do you know about him?

1. KATSINA PRODUCES ANOTHER
PRESIDENT

image

Katsina state has again produced a Nigerian head of state — the third since 1983. Buhari, from Daura, then in Kaduna state, was the first. Katsina state was carved out of Kaduna state in
1987 by Ibrahim Babangida. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, former governor of Katsina state, became the second president from Katsina in 2007. Buhari’s return in 2015 means the state
has produced yet another president. It could have been more. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, elder brother of Umaru, made a bid in 1992 and after getting the presidential ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the process was cancelled. He was still hoping to contest when he was arrested and jailed for allegedly plotting a coup in 1995. He did not come out of the prison alive.

2. THIRD EX-GOVERNOR TO BE
PRESIDENT

image

There is yet another interesting fact about Buhari — he has joined the league of former governors to be elected president. Having served as the military governor of the old north- eastern state from 1975 to 1976, he has equalled the record of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who became president in 2007 after serving as Katsina governor from 1999-2007, and Goodluck Jonathan, who was Bayelsa governor from 2005-2007. The major difference, though, is that Buhari was a military, not an elected, governor. The north-eastern state governed by
him is now broken into six: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.

3. ANOTHER EX-MINISTER AS
PRESIDENT

image

Murtala Muhammed. Olusegun Obasanjo. Shehu Shagari. Sani Abacha. Muhammadu Buhari. They all have something in common — they are all former ministers who went on to become heads of state. Muhammed was federal commissioner (minister) for communications under Gowon until the 1975 coup when he became head of state. Obasanjo, head of state from 1976 after Muhammed’s death, was
federal commissioner for works. Obasanjo appointed Buhari federal commissioner for petroleum and natural resources in 1976.
Shagari, who was elected president in 1979, was minister of economic development in 1960, minister of internal affairs in 1962 and minister
of works and survey in 1965. Abacha was appointed minister of defence by Babangida in 1990.

4. OLDEST PRESIDENT

image

Buhari is the oldest person to assume the office of president in Nigeria. He is 72 years and five months old. He broke the record set by Obasanjo in 1999 who became the oldest Nigerian president at 62. The youngest remains Gowon, who was made head of state a few months shy of his 32nd birthday in 1966. Two
other heads of state assumed office in their thirties: Muhammed (37) in 1975 and Obasanjo (38) in 1976. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (47), Ironsi (41), Buhari (41) and Babangida (41) all ruled in their forties. Shagari (54), Shonekan
(57), Abacha (50), Abdulsalami Abubakar (55), Yar’Adua (55) and Jonathan (52) assumed office in their fifties. The most common age is 41.

5. CHILD NO. 23

image

Buhari is not short of elder brothers and
sisters. He was born Child No. 23 to the family of Adamu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state, on December 17, 1942. His mother’s name was Zulaihat — the name he gave to his first daughter. He is a monogamist, like all previous Nigerian leaders (apart from Obasanjo and Shagari). Buhari divorced his first wife in 1988 and remarried in 1989.

6. ADDICT OF BBC HAUSA SERVICE

image

Buhari listens to BBC Hausa service religious. He told TheCable in an interview last year: “I am an avid listener of the Voice of America and
the BBC, Hausa service. This is because over the years I have discovered that they have been
very, very helpful in educating the mostly illiterate Hausa-speaking populace. From Agadez or even from Tripoli down almost to South Africa, and from Senegal to Central Africa Republic, there is large body of Hausa- speaking communities, not necessarily Nigerian or Hausa, but those who speak the
language because of trading over the centuries. I found out VOA and BBC commentaries on politics and economics very good. They help to
educate people. And they allow people to discuss, express different opinions and they interpret it, and I find that very helpful.”

7. PRO-AUSTERITY

image

For those who may be wondering about his economic direction, Buhari does not run away from adopting austerity policies in the face of economic crunch. In his first budget in 1984, he announced a range of belt-tightening measures to combat the crisis. These measures included: a temporary ban on recruitment, raising of interest rates, suspension of capital projects, and embargo on borrowing by states, among others.

8. RIDING HORSES

image

In the absence of real horses, he enjoyed playing with straw horses as a kid. Sani Abubakar Dan Kurma, one of his elementary school classmates, recently told Daily Trust:
“We played with sand together and rode straw horses… There was this time when we were children and we went to the outskirts of town to play our version of polo with straw horses and sticks, hitting a ball made from Goruba. It was
our favourite game then. As we played, I hit him with the dum-palm seed which served as a ball and he fell down. I consoled him fervently, assuring him it was a mistake, so much so that he also began to console me. That’s his character: he was the wronged party, yet he was telling me sorry.”

Most Viewed Articles

Loading...

WAEC GCE EXPO: FREE 2016 WAEC GCE EXAMINATION EXPO/ANSWERS/SPECIMEN(OBJ & THEORY) Albums Celebrities Gist Editorials Entertainment News Featured Articles Football Highlights Instrumentals Lyrics Mixtapes Movies/TV Series Music News Others Upcoming Videos 2pac 9ice 2018/2019 jamb : Da Beat adekunle gold Burna boy chidinma Club On Fire C ronaldo Cynthia Morgan dammy krane davido dbanj DJ Coublon Falz Flavour Ice Prince Iyanya jenifas diary lady LiL Kesh M.I olamide Orezi Oritsefemi P'square Patoranking Phyno Reminisce Season 1 Seyi Shay Shatta Wale Skales Solidstar Stonebwoy Tekno Timaya Tiwa Savage Valentine vector wizkid Work Ycee Yemi Alade Yung6ix Don Jazzy Omawunmi 2baba Tuface 2face Tubaba Idibia

wapBaze | wapBase Download Latest 2016 Music, Videos & Movies + WAEC, NECO, GCE Free Expo Answers MP4/MP3/3GP Nollywood Movies Yoruba Movie Hausa Movie Igbo Movie Calabar movie Edo movie Hospital California health USA education United States of America United Kingdom Obama Donald Trump Bill Clinton CNN BBC Goal Highlights Chelsea Arsenal Liverpool Manchester united Manchester City Southampton Everton West Ham united Leicester city Barcelona Real Madrid Atletico Madrid Eden Hazard Ibrahimovic Terry Mane Jamie Vardy Harry Kane Tottenham Aguero Sterling William Mourinho Arsen Winga Coutinho Jurgon Kopp 9jabaze 9jabaze.com tooxclusive tooxclusive.com notjustok notjustok.com youtube naijawapaz codedfilm codedextra codedextra.com funloaded funloaded.com expocrew.net expowap expoloaded ceebook codedwap expocrew guruswapaz expowap expoloaded soundcloud wapdoze wapdoze.com wapbom wapbom.com muviza.com muviza.net blogsob lindaikeji lailasblog lailan kellychi bet9ja today yesterday tomorrow this month last month this week last week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 January February March April May JUne July August September October November December 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 wapbaze wapbase wapbaze mp4 wapbaze neco wapbaze waec wapbaze gce expo free answers

Waec Gce 2016 Free Expo Answers 2baba 2016/2017 gce expo android anniversary battery computer etisalat etisalat cheat exams facebook funloaded funloaded.com gltrends government hackers hacking jamb lyrics mtn mtn cheat mtn cheats nam neco neco 2016 neco expo new olojoro psiphon s security smartphone tooxclusive twitter update videos waec waec gce waec gce 2016 waec gce 2016 expo waec gce expo waec gce expo 2016 waec gce practicals waec gce solutions waec gce specimens windows 10 Real Waec Gce 2016 Expo site, Gce Exam Runs, Free Waec Gce Questions, Sure WAEC Gce Answers, Verified WAEC GCE Expo, Free WAEC Runs / Runz, Trusted WAEC Exam Runz, WAEC GCE 2016 Correct Expo, WAEC GCE 2016/2017 Runs, WAEC Answers, WAEC Exam Assistance, WAEC Exam Runz, WAEC Expo Site, WAEC Real Expo / Runz Jenifer's diary Episode Season Mark Angel Comedy Episode 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100