A biography on President Muhammadu Buhari will be launched on Oct. 3 at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the book, entitled “The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria”, is written by Prof. John Paden, a notable Don of International Studies, George Mason University, America.
Some of the personalities expected at the occasion include the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu and the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.
Others are Nigeria’s former United Nations (UN) Permanent Representative, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and former U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell.
Buhari, a retired Maj.- Gen. in the Nigerian Army, was born on Dec. 17, 1942.
He served as the nation’s Head of State from Dec. 31, 1983 to Aug. 27, 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état.
He unsuccessfully ran for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 general elections.
In Dec. 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the March 2015 general elections.
Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.
This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election.
He was sworn in on 29 May 2015.