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7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About President Buhari

Focus - Muhammadu Buhari (born on the 17th of December, 1942). Here are some interesting details:

1. Buhari was raised in polygamy. He was born into the home of Mallam Adamu and his mother, Zulaihat. His father died when he was four, he, then, was raised by his mother. Indeed, he was the twenty-third child of his father.

2. Buhari joined in the overthrown of Aguyi Ironsi, the first head of state in Nigeria. He alongside Sani Abacha, Ibrahim Babangida among other, planned the coup, which was successful and led to the assassination of Aguyi Ironsi. He also was among those who planned the coup against General Yakubu Gowon in in July 1975 coup, which led to Yakubu being overthrown..

3. Buhari was once the minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources in Nigeria. In 1976 precisely, Buhari served as a minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources in Nigeria as appointed by General Olusegun Obasanjo who was head of state then.

4. Abroad study. Buhari (class of 1980) attended the US Army War College located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in the United States, and gained a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies.

5. Buhari named his first daughter after his mother. Buhari who so much was loved by his mother, Zulaihat who died when he was of tender age. Buhari loved his first daughter Zulaihat, however, she too died later from Sickle Cell Anemia.

6. His first son also died. In total, Buhari had ten children, lost two and is left with eight.

7. Buhari's first wife. Before Aisha, Buhari married Safinatu who gave birth to five children, Zulaihat (late), Fatima, Musa (late), Hadiza, and Safinatu (named after her mum). Buhari divorced her and married Aisha. Safinatu passed on in 2006 due to diabetes.

- Source: Chat Dom 

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