Muhammadu Buhari

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Muhammadu Buhari (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician, who has served as the president of Nigeria since 2015. He is a retired Nigerian Army major general who served as the country's military head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the authoritarian policies of his military regime.Buhari ran for president of Nigeria in 2003, 2007, and 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammadu Buhari has received more than 4,754,392 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Muhammadu Buhari is the 3,062nd most popular politician (up from 3,565th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular 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 3,062 out of 15,577Before him are Nikolai Tikhonov, Jacques Santer, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Alfonso I of Asturias, György Dózsa, and David of Trebizond. After him are Robert I, Count of Artois, Go of Balhae, Agis IV, Bülent Ecevit, Bronisław Komorowski, and Tomislav Nikolić.

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Among people born in 1942, Muhammadu Buhari ranks 80Before him are Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Jean-Claude Trichet, Daniel Dennett, Caetano Veloso, George Vella, and Vladimír Mečiar. After him are Gilberto Gil, Junichiro Koizumi, Daniela Bianchi, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Sandro Mazzola, and Mehran Karimi Nasseri.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari ranks 3 out of 236Before him are Hugo Weaving (1960) and Wole Soyinka (1934). After him are Dr. Alban (1957), Chinua Achebe (1930), Fela Kuti (1938), Sade (1959), Usman dan Fodio (1754), Olaudah Equiano (1745), Hakeem Olajuwon (1963), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), and Jay-Jay Okocha (1973).

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), Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Shehu Shagari (1925), Ernest Shonekan (1936), Yakubu Gowon (1934), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Abdullah al-Thani (1954), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (1954), and Ibrahim Babangida (1941).

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