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Buhari's Latest Bid Brings Nigerian Presidency Closer Than Ever

For Muhammadu Buhari, the March 28 elections may be the best chance to regain the power he held in the 1980s, and has tried repeatedly to get back ever since. As a major general in the army, Buhari served as Nigeria’s ruler in 1984 and 1985, after a group of military officers overthrew democratically elected President Shehu Shagari. Buhari only lasted 20 months in power before being overthrown himself. But unlike many deposed military rulers in Africa or elsewhere, he has enjoyed a...

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