Muhammadu Buhari GCFR was born on the 17th of December 1942. 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.
What makes him peculiar is his discipline and resilience. He ran unsuccessfully for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. Given the past unsuccessful attempts at the office for president, he persisted, in a manner that has been likened to Abraham Lincoln. He ran for the office of the president under the APC party in 2015 with the running mate Yemi Osinbanjo, in what is regarded as the most expensive election to be held in Africa.  Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election by more than 2.5 million votes. Making it the first time an incumbent president has lost re-election in Nigeria. On March 31, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan called Buhari to offer his concession and congratulations for his election as president. Buhari was sworn in on 29 May 2015 in a ceremony attended by at least 23 Heads of State and Government, becoming the  5th and current President of Nigeria.
 
Personal information:
Muhammadu Buhari was born on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State. 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 is currently married to Aisha (née Halilu) Buhari.
They also have five children together, a boy and four girls. They are Aisha, Halima, Yusuf, Zarah and Amina.
 
Awards: 
Major-General Buhari is a recipient of several awards and medals. In alphabetical order they include:
 
– Congo Medal (CM)
– Defence Service Medal (DSM)
– Forces Service Star (FSS)
– General Service Medal (GSM)
– Global Seal of Integrity (GSOI)
– Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR)
– Loyal Service and Good Conduct Medal (LSGCM)
– National Service Medal (NSM)
 
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