1. In 1984 as Nigeria’s Millitary Ruler, Buhari had Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti arrested and sentenced to 5 years in jail. No one was reportedly allowed to testify on Fela’s behalf. (Washington Post)
2. Nigeria’s President Elect has 8 children.
3. Buhari attended the United States Army War College in Pennsylvania from 1979-1980. (NaijaGist)
4. The 2015 elections were the fourth time Buhari had contested in Nigeria’s Presidential elections. He was a candidate in 2003, 2007, and again in 2011, each time under a different political party.