Muhammadu Buhari

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Muhammadu Buhari (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician who has been President of Nigeria since 2015. Buhari is a retired Nigerian Army Major General and has served as military head of state in Nigeria between 1983 to 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the authoritarian policies of his military regime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammadu Buhari has received more than 4,357,918 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Muhammadu Buhari is the 3,570th most popular politician (down from 3,144th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Nigerian Politician.

Muhammadu Buhari is most famous for being a Nigerian military leader and politician who has served as the President of Nigeria since 2015.

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Among politicians, Muhammadu Buhari ranks 3,570 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Kanmu, Enmebaragesi, Verres, Venustiano Carranza, Albert III, Duke of Saxony, and Omar Torrijos. After him are Timoleon, Kʼinich Janaabʼ Pakal, Chen Duxiu, Muhammad I of Córdoba, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, and Childebert the Adopted.

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Among people born in 1942, Muhammadu Buhari ranks 79Before him are John Cale, Daniel Dennett, Terry Jones, Caetano Veloso, Françoise Dorléac, and Jean-Claude Trichet. After him are George Jung, Hissène Habré, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Larry Flynt, Michael York, and Donna Leon.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari ranks 4 out of 200Before him are Wole Soyinka (1934), Dr. Alban (1957), and Hugo Weaving (1960). After him are Chinua Achebe (1930), Fela Kuti (1938), Tony Allen (1940), Sade (1959), Hakeem Olajuwon (1963), Usman dan Fodio (1754), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), and Olaudah Equiano (1745).

Among POLITICIANS In Nigeria

Among politicians born in Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari ranks 1After him are Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Sani Abacha (1943), Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), Shehu Shagari (1925), Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Yakubu Gowon (1934), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Abdullah al-Thani (1954), Ibrahim Babangida (1941), Murtala Mohammed (1938), and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904).

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