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Adekunle Gold Biography

Adekunle Gold born Adekunle Kosoko, is a Nigerian professional graphics designer, music recording artiste, singer, songwriter and performer with a unique genre of music he calls Urban Highlife. Adekunle was born into a royal family in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Adekunle Gold Music Career

While growing up, Adekunle developed interest in music while listening to songs by King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey. He became a member of his church’s junior choir during his teenage years, and went on to write his first song at the age of 15. In 2014, Adekunle went solo after he disbanded a music group he formed with a friend while in school. Adekunle Gold was dubbed the “King of Photoshop” after posting an edited Photoshop image of him hugging Tiwa Savage. On 19 December 2014, he released a cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life” titled “Sade”, which rose to critical acclaim and went on to be nominated at the 2015 edition of The Headies.

After the release of “Sade”, Adekunle released his first official single titled “Orente” through YBNL Nation after signing a music contract with the record label on March 5, 2015. He was nominated in the Most Promising Act of the Year category at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.


Adekunle Gold Age

On 18 July 2016, Adekunle Gold revealed the cover and track list of his debut studio album titled Gold. The album is a 16-track project, with musical production from Pheelz, Masterkraft, B Banks, Sleekamo, Oscar and Seyikeyz. It was released on 25 July, three days before the original scheduled date of release. Upon its release, it peaked at #7 on the Billboard World Album Chart for the week of 13 August 2016. Moreover, it was critically reviewed by contemporary music critics. Following his departure from YBNL Nation due to the expiry of his contract, Adekunle Gold unveiled his band “The 79th Element” in reference to the atomic number of gold.

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He was born on January 28, 1987.

Adekunle Gold 

He holds a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic.

Adekunle Gold Songs

  • Gold
  • My Life
  • Beautiful Night
  • Orente
  • Nurse Alabere
  • Friend zone
  • Paradise
  • No Forget ft Simi
  • Pick up
  • Work
  • Temptation
  • Ariwo ko
  • Fight for you
  • Ready
  • Sweet me
  • Sade

Adekunle Gold Phone Number

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Email: ybnlbookings@gmail.com
Call : + 234 708 921 9034

Adekunle Gold Interview with Vibe Magazine

On how he started out as a singer years back, Gold said:

Adekunle Gold: “My father would say religion is education’ he tells me, recounting the events that paved the way for music.”

“I joined the teens choir and it was very competitive. It was a thing to just hold the mic and I would try to impress my choir mistress for a chance then but she wasn’t having it. She’d say “you’re not there yet” so I kept doing the most to impress this woman. I think I was in the church for 11 years and it never happened.”

On his kind of music:

Adekunle Gold: “My genre is a fusion of Highlife and Pop and Indie. My manager says it’s Modern Highlife but I still say that it’s Urban Highlife.” Right behind us is Niyi, a young lady full of warmth and natural hair who had earlier introduced herself as his friend and manager. As accused by Adekunle, she repeats herself with a stress. “Moderrrrn highlife…”

On several attempts at breaking into the industry:

Adekunle Gold: “I went to so many auditions and I got so many NOs to the point that I was like ‘I’m done; I’m not doing these reality shows again. Let me focus on my own reality…See that line yeah?’ he pumps his index finger, nodding and smiling at his poetic usage of the word “reality”.”


Adekunle Gold: “It started out as fun, you know. One Saturday morning, I was in my house and I saw one particular photo of Tiwa Savage. I thought, I would love to take a picture with this lady, ‘cause I really love Tiwa Savage. Then I thought, you know, I can. So I told my friend to take my picture. He thought I was crazy. And I did as if I was holding her from behind and then I did the photoshop and people really liked it. I was struggling for people to hear my music so I thought, if I can be popular for this one, I might as well. It might find its way to the people I really want to work with as a musician. I went on to do pictures with Toolz and Tontoh Dikeh and it became a sensation. They started saying King of Photoshop. So, when I released a song, they didn’t take me seriously at first. This Photoshop guy, what can he sing?”

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‘I studied Art and Industrial Design at Lagos State Polytechnic and I majored in graphics.” He says

Explaining how a twist of fate landed him a job as the official graphics designer for YBNL.

Adekunle Gold: “I designed the YBNL logo. It was just a business relationship and I did stuff for Olamide. Though I remember sending him something that I wrote for him, but that was some balls because Olamide writes for himself but I just thought maybe he would like this one. There was no music relationship at all. Then I released Sade on my own then he said he would like to have me on board. I took the deal, before my guy will change his mind.”

On his personal life:

Adekunle Gold: “Girl. My life has been about girls. Everything girl! It was 2004, I went to see a friend and she said they were having a midweek service. I said, why not? Is it not to go and get the girl? But then, I found Jesus. You get the greater God then you now get the girl. Interesting story right?’

On Orente and writing the song for rumored lover Simi:

Adekunle Gold: “I thought I said this already. I wrote Orente about Simisola, it’s not even news again. But it’s for you as well,” he adds with a cheeky laugh.

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Jim Iyke Biography, Age, Wedding, Wife, Son and Movies

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Jim Iyke born James Ikechukwu Esomugha, is a Nigerian actor in Nigeria’s movie industry. He was born on September 25, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon. His parents are Mr and Mrs Stephen Okolue, whose last name changed to Esomugha from Enugu Agidi town in Anambra State. He is the only boy in a family of eight children.

He studied at the University of Jos, Plateau State where he got a diploma in Banking and Finance and then a B.Sc. in Philosophy.

Jim began acting in 2001. He is one of the stars of the movie Last Flight to Abuja alongside Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim. He’s one of the highest paid actors in Nollywood and has appeared in over 150 films. He started a movie production company, Untamed Productions in 2007.

He began his own music label, Untamed Records. He produced a first album, titled “Who Am I?” featuring some of Nigeria’s top musicians such as TuFace Idibia, and Sound Sultan.

Jim lyke is the founder of Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities. He visited Kenya in December 2012 in support of the Make a Change Campaign, a charity project founded by Christopher Grey, and Jamaican dancehall artist Cécile.

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Jim Iyke Age

He was born on September 25, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon. He is 41 years old as of 2018.

Jim Iyke Deliverance

The controversial video of Iyke’s purported ‘deliverance’ at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, led by Pastor T.B. Joshua went viral and led to intense debate on social media. The ‘evil spirit’ supposedly confessed that it was behind Iyke’s inability to get married.

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Jim Iyke and Nadia Buari

Jim Iyke was formerly dating Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari. The relationship which some suggested was a publicity stunt came to an end when Nadia Buari gave birth to twins in March.

Jim Iyke Wedding – Jim Iyke Wife

Nollywood Actor Jim Iyke tied the knot in a Private Ceremony at Chateau Cocoma in Texas with a white lady, Dana Kinduryte. In Attendance were very close friends in the Industry who flew in to grace the Occasion.

Jim Iyke Son

The Nollywood star has a baby boy from Dana Kinduryte called Harvis Chidubem Iyke. The baby boy was born on September 1, 2015. Harvis was born in Atlanta at Grady Hospital.

Jim Iyke Net Worth

Jim Iyke has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars. He has earned his wealth through acting.

Jim Iyke House

Jim iyke  has a house in the prestigious city of Abuja which is worth hundreds of millions. Industry report has it that his house is worth over 200 million Naira. In his home he has boku (many) cars in his garage, to name a few of what he’s got; a Convertible Plymouth Prowler, one Camero SS convertible 2011 in silver straight from the United States of America, which Jimmy claims were worth 16M ($104k), as at the time of purchase, a Dodge worth millions of Naira and others not listed here.

Jim Iyke Movies

  • 2018 Cultural Clash
  • 2017 /IIClosure
  • 2017 American Driver
  • 2014 Palace War
  • 2013 And Then There Was You
  • 2012 The Mechanic-Who Is the Man
  • 2012 Last Flight to Abuja
  • 2010 Power of a Kiss
  • 2010 Power of a Kiss 2
  • 2010 Between Kings and Queens
  • 2009 Eyes of the Nun
  • 2009 Eyes of the Nun 2
  • 2009 Heavy Heart
  • 2009 Heavy Heart 2
  • 2009 King of Kings
  • 2009 King of Kings 2
  • 2009 King of Kings 3
  • 2009 No Man’s Land
  • 2009 No Man’s Land 2
  • 2009 Royal Madness
  • 2009 Royal Madness 2
  • 2009 Run Away Prince
  • 2009 Run Away Prince 2
  • 2009 Save the Prince
  • 2009 Save the Prince 2
  • 2008 Bad Blood
  • 2008 Bad Blood 2
  • 2008 Bad Blood 3
  • 2008 Beyonce & Rihanna
  • 2008 Beyonce & Rihanna 2
  • 2008 Don’t Wanna Be a Player
  • 2008 Don’t Wanna Be a Player 2
  • 2008 Excess Money
  • 2008 Excess Money 2
  • 2008 Holy City
  • 2008 Holy City 2
  • 2008 Life Incidence
  • 2008 Life Incidence 2
  • 2008 Love My Way
  • 2008 Love My Way 2
  • 2008 Perfect Temptation 2
  • 2008 Royal Covenant
  • 2008 Royal Covenant 2
  • 2008 Total Love
  • 2008 Heartbeats
  • 2007 A Better Place
  • 2007 A Better Place 2
  • 2007 Last Faculty
  • 2007 Last Faculty 2
  • 2007 Price of Peace
  • 2007 Price of Peace 2
  • 2007 Show Me Heaven
  • 2007 Show Me Heaven 2
  • 2007 Show Me Heaven 3
  • 2007 Silent Whispers
  • 2007 Silent Whispers 2
  • 2007 Silent Wish
  • 2007 Silent Wish 2
  • 2007 Strong Men at Work
  • 2007 Strong Men at Work 2
  • 2007 Tears of Sacrifice
  • 2007 Tears of Sacrifice 2
  • 2007 The Faculty
  • 2007 The Faculty 2
  • 2007 The Weeping Tiger
  • 2007 The Weeping Tiger 2
  • 2007 Women at Large
  • 2007 Women at Large 2
  • 2006 Fatal Seduction
  • 2006 Fatal Seduction 2
  • 2006 Games Men Play
  • 2006 Games Men Play 2
  • 2006 Games Men Play 3
  • 2006 Holy Cross
  • 2006 Holy Cross 2
  • 2006 Jealous Heart
  • 2006 Jealous Heart 2
  • 2006 Perfect Planner
  • 2006 Perfect Planner 2
  • 2006 Ultimate Risk
  • 2006 Ultimate Risk 2
  • 2005 Beyond Passion
  • 2005 Beyond Passion 2
  • 2005 Diamond Forever
  • 2005 Diamond Forever 2
  • 2005 Guys on the Line
  • 2005 Guys on the Line 2
  • 2005 Otelemuye
  • 2005 Otelemuye 2
  • 2005 Otelemuye 3
  • 2005 Saving the Crown
  • 2005 Stronghold
  • 2005 Stronghold 2
  • 2005 Under Arrest
  • 2005 Unexpected Mission
  • 2005 Unexpected Mission 2
  • 2004 Cry Like Rivers
  • 2004 Deadly Kiss
  • 2004 Deadly Kiss 2
  • 2004 Deep Loss
  • 2004 Deep Loss 2
  • 2004 Feelings
  • 2004 Goodbye New York
  • 2004 Goodbye New York 2
  • 2004 Honeymoon Hotel
  • 2004 IILast Girl Standing
  • 2004 Last Girl Standing 2
  • 2004 Life in New York
  • 2004 Love & Pride
  • 2004 Love & Pride 2
  • 2004 Love from Above
  • 2004 Love from Above 2
  • 2004 Love Temple
  • 2004 Millionaire’s Daughter
  • 2004 Millionaire’s Daughter 2
  • 2004 Promise & Fail
  • 2004 Promise & Fail 2
  • 2004 Promise Me Forever
  • 2004 Promise Me Forever 2
  • 2004 Ready to Die
  • 2004 Ready to Die 2
  • 2004 Royal Family
  • 2004 Royal Family 2
  • 2004 Shattered Illusion
  • 2004 Shattered Illusion 2
  • 2004 Silent for Life
  • 2004 Silent for Life 2
  • 2004 Two in Love
  • 2004 Two in Love 2
  • 2004 Virgins Night Out
  • 2004 Virgins Night Out 2
  • 2004 We Are One
  • 2004 We Are One 2
  • 2003 A Night to Remember
  • 2003 Blind Love
  • 2003 Break Up
  • 2003 Break Up 2
  • 2003 Emotional Tears
  • 2003 Emotional Tears 2
  • 2003 Extreme Measure
  • 2003 Jealous Lovers
  • 2003 Jealous Lovers 2
  • 2003 Lost Passion
  • 2003 Love You Forever
  • 2003 My Sweet Heart
  • 2003 Rescue
  • 2003 The Intruder
  • 2003 The Intruder 2
  • 2003 The One I Trust
  • 2003 Unforgetable
  • 2003 Unforgetable 2
  • 2002 $1: One Dollar
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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Biography

Muhammadu Buhari was born on December 17, 1942, in Daura, Katsina State. Buhari is the twenty-third child of his father, Adamu. Buhari was raised by his mother, his father died when he was about three or four.

Muhammadu Buhari went to Primary School in Daura and Mai’adua from 1948 – 1952, before proceeding to Katsina middle School in 1953. He attended the Katsina Provincial Secondary School (now Government. College Katsina) from 1956 – 1961. On graduation from Secondary School in 1961, Buhari went to the Nigerian Military Training School, Kaduna in 1963.

Muhammadu Buhari Early Life

Muhammadu Buhari joined the Nigerian Army in 1961, when he attended the Nigerian Military Training College (in February 1964, it was renamed the Nigerian Defence Academy, (NDA)) in Kaduna. From 1962-1963, he underwent Officer Cadets training at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in England (Mons OCS was officially closed down in 1972).

In January 1963, Muhammadu Buhari was commissioned as second lieutenant, and appointed Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta, Nigeria. From November 1963- January 1964, Buhari attended the Platoon Commanders’ Course at the Nigerian Military College, Kaduna. In 1964, he facilitated his military training by attending the Mechanical Transport Officer’s Course at the Army Mechanical Transport School in Borden, United Kingdom.

From 1965-1967, Buhari served as Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion. He was appointed Brigade Major, Second Sector, First Infantry Division, April 1967 to July 1967.

Buhari was made Brigade Major of the Third Infantry Brigade, July 1967 to October 1968 and Brigade Major/Commandant, Thirty-first Infantry Brigade, 1970-1971.

Buhari served as the Assistant Adjutant-General, First Infantry Division Headquarters, 1971-1972. He also attended the Defense Services Staff College, Wellington, India, in 1973.

From 1974-1975 Buhari was appointed Acting Director, Transport and Supply, Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport Headquarters.

He was also made Military Secretary, Army Headquarters,1978-1979, and was a member of the Supreme Military Council, 1978-1979.

From 1979 -1980, at the rank of colonel, Buhari (class of 1980) attended the US Army War College (established in 1901) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States of America and gained a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies. Upon completion of the on-campus full-time resident program lasting ten months and the two-year-long, distance learning program, the United States Army War College (USAWC) college awards its graduate officers a master’s degree in Strategic Studies.

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Biography
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Biography

Muhammadu Buhari Career

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In July 1966 Lieutenant Muhammadu Buhari was one of the participants in a coup led by Lt-Col Murtala Muhammed that overthrew and assassinated Nigeria’s first self-appointed military Head of State General Aguiyi Ironsi who assumed leadership of the Nigerian government after a failed coup attempt on January 15,1966 which overthrew the elected parliamentary system of government of independent Nigeria (also known as first republic). Ironsi’s assumption of Nigeria’s leadership was technically another coup following the January 15, 1966 coup. Other participants in theJuly 28, 1966 coup included 2nd Lieutenant Sani Abacha, Lieutenant Ibrahim Babangida , Major Theophilus Danjuma, Lieutenant Ibrahim Bako among others. The coup was a reaction to the January 15 coup where a group of mostly Igbo led by Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. Many Northern soldiers were aggrieved by the murder of senior politicians, Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, northern regional premier, Ahmadu Bello, and four senior officers, Brigadier Zakariya Maimalari, Colonel Kur Mohammed, Lt-Cols Abogo Largema and James Pam. The counter-coup was very bloody leading to the murder of mostly Igbo officers. Among the casualties were the first military head of state General Aguiyi Ironsi and Lt Colonel Adekunle Fajuyi, the military governor of the Western Region.

In August 1975, after General Murtala Mohammed took power that year, he appointed Buhari as Governor of the North-Eastern State, to oversee social, economic and political improvements in the state.

In February 1976, the North Eastern state was divided by the then Military Government into Bauchi, Borno and Gongola states. In August 1991, Yobe state was created from Borno state, while Gongola state was split into two states, Taraba and Adamawa. In October 1996, Gombe State was created from Bauchi State.

In March 1976, the then Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo appointed Buhari as the Federal Commissioner (position now called Minister) for Petroleum and Natural Resources. When the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was created in 1976, Buhari was also appointed as its Chairman, a position he held until 1978. During his tenure as Commissioner, $2,8 billion allegedly went missing from the accounts of the NNPC in Midlands Bank in the United Kingdom. Former President Ibrahim Babangida allegedly accused Buhari of being responsible for his fraud.

However, according to the Modalities for Coordinating Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Strategies, Constructive Engagement Vol.1 No.1, (2009), in 1983, Shagari administration inaugurated the Crude Oil Sales Tribunal of Inquiry, headed by Justice Ayo Irikefe, to investigate allegations of N2.8 billion misappropriation from the NNPC account. The tribunal however found no truth in the allegations even though it noticed some lapses in the NNPC accounts.

In 1983, when Chadian forces invaded Nigeria in the Borno State, Buhari used the forces under his command to chase them out of the country, crossing into Chadian territory in spite of an order given by then President Shagari to withdraw. This 1983 Chadian military affair led to more than 100 victims and “prisoners of war”

Muhammadu Buhari – Military Coup

Major-General Buhari was one of the leaders of the Nigerian Military Coup of December 31, 1983 that overthrew the democratically elected government of President Shehu Shagari. At the time of the coup plot, Buhari was the General Officer Commanding (GOC), Third Armored Division of Jos. With the successful execution of the coup General Tunde Idiagbon, Buhari was appointed Chief of General Staff (the de facto No. 2 in the administration). The coup ended Nigeria’s short-lived Second Republic, a period of multiparty democracy started in 1979. According to the New York Times, the officers who took power argued that “a flawed democracy was worse than no democracy at all”. Buhari justified the military’s seizure of power by castigating the civilian government as hopelessly corrupt and promptly suspended Nigeria’s 1979 Constitution.

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Muhammadu Buhari has denied his role in the December 1983 coup however the example of the late Major Bamidele betrays Buhari’s complicity in the December 1983 coup. Nigerian military historians Max Siollun and Nowa Omoigui note that when Major Bamidele got wind of the coup to oust Shagari, Bamidele reported the issue up the chain of command to his GOC 3rd Armored Division (Major General Buhari) who was allegedly in on the plot. To prevent Bamidele from leaking the plot, Buhari ordered the arrest and detention of Bamidele for 2 weeks. Bamidele wasn’t released until the successful execution of the coup. Learning from this unfortunate experience, Bamidele didn’t report any rumors of the so-called Vatsa coup (between 1985 and 1986) and was executed for it. Bamidele’s words to the Special Military Tribunal that tried and convicted him are:

“I heard of the 1983 coup planning, told my GOC General Buhari who detained me for two weeks in Lagos. Instead of a pat on the back, I received a stab. How then do you expect me to report this one? This trial marks the eclipse of my brilliant and unblemised career of 19 years. I fought in the civil war with the ability it pleased God to give me. It is unfortunate that I’m being convicted for something which I have had to stop on two occasions. This is not self adulation but a sincere summary of the qualities inherent in me. It is an irony of fate that the president of the tribunal who in 1964 felt that I was good enough to take training in the UK is now saddled with the duty of showing me the exit from the force and the world”

Major General Buhari’s Supreme Military Council (SMC) observed a minute of silence for the slain Brigadier Bako during the SMCs first meeting, saying Bako has been shot and killed when his troop arrested Mr. Shagari in Abuja

In order to reform the economy, as Head of State, Buhari started to rebuild the nation’s social-political and economic systems, along the realities of Nigeria’s austere economic conditions. The rebuilding included removing or cutting back the excesses in national expenditure, obliterating or removing completely corruption from the nation’s social ethics, shifting from mainly public sector employment to self-employment. Buhari also encouraged import substitution industrialisation based to a great extent on the use of local materials and he tightened importation.

However, Buhari’s bid to re-balance public finances by curbing imports led to many job losses and the closure of businesses.

Buhari broke ties with the International Monetary Fund, when the fund asked the government to devalue the naira by 60%. However, the reforms that Buhari instigated on his own were as or more rigorous as those required by the IMF.

On 7 May 1984, Buhari announced the country’s 1984 National Budget. The budget came with a series of complementary measures:

  • A temporary ban on recruiting federal public sector workers
  • Raising of Interest rates
  • Halting Capital Projects
  • Prohibition of borrowing by State governments
  • 15 percent cut from Shagari’s 1983 Budget
  • Realignment of import duties
  • Reducing the balance of payment deficit by cutting imports

It also gave priority to the importation of raw materials and spare parts that were needed for agriculture and industry.
Other economic measures by Buhari took the form of counter trade, currency change, price reduction of goods and services.

Buhari’s military government continued largely with the foreign policy it inherited from Shehu Shagari. In January 1984, in his new year broadcast speech, Buhari stated that he would maintain and enhance diplomatic relations with all countries and international organisations such as the OAU, UN, OPEC, ECOWAS and the Commonwealth of Nations. He also stated that he would honor all treaty obligations entered into by previous governments, which he did.
Buhari’s foreign policy also focused on Africa, mostly Nigeria’s neighbors due to financial commitments.

Buhari’s administration was embroiled in a scandal[when?] concerning the fate of 53 suitcases, allegedly containing $700 million, owned by the Emir of Gwandu that were cleared through customs without inspection on his return flight from Saudi Arabia.

According to Decree Number 2 of 1984, the state security and the chief of staff were given the power to detain, without charges, individuals deemed to be a security risk to the state for up to three months.[28] Strikes and popular demonstrations were banned and Nigeria’s secret police service, the National Security Organization (NSO) was entrusted with unprecedented powers. The NSO played a wide role in the cracking down of public dissent by intimidating, harassing and jailing individuals who broke the interdiction on strikes. By October 1984, about 200,000 civil servants were retrenched.[29]

Critics of the regime were also thrown in jail, as was the case of Nigeria’s most popular artist and one time presidential contender, afro-beat singer Fela Kuti.[30] He was arrested on September 4, 1984 at the airport as he was about to embark on an American tour. Amnesty International described the charges brought against him for illegally exporting foreign currency as “spurious” Using the wide powers bestowed upon it by Decree Number 2, the government sentenced Fela to 10 years in prison. He was released after 18 months,[30] when the Buhari government was toppled in a coup d’etat.

In 1984, Buhari passed Decree Number 4, the Protection Against False Accusations Decree,[31] considered by scholars as the most repressive press law ever enacted in Nigeria.[32] Section 1 of the law provided that “Any person who publishes in any form, whether written or otherwise, any message, rumour, report or statement […] which is false in any material particular or which brings or is calculated to bring the Federal Military Government or the Government of a state or public officer to ridicule or disrepute, shall be guilty of an offense under this Decree”.[33] The law further stated that offending journalists and publishers will be tried by a military tribunal, whose ruling would be final and unappealable in any court and those found guilty would be eligible for a fine not less than 10,000 naira and a jail sentence of up to two years. Tunde Thompson and Nduka Irabor of The Guardian were among the journalists who were tried under the decree.

Decree 20 on illegal ship bunkering and drug trafficking was another example of Buhari’s tough approach to crime. Section 3 (2) (K) provided that “any person who, without lawful authority deals in, sells, smokes or inhales the drug known as cocaine or other similar drugs, shall be guilty under section 6 (3) (K) of an offence and liable on conviction to suffer death sentence by firing squad.” In the case of Bernard Ogedengebe, the Decree was applied retroactively. He was executed even if at the time of his arrest the crime did not mandate the capital punishment, but had carried a sentence of six months imprisonment.

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In another prominent case of April 1985, six Nigerians were condemned to death under the same decree: Sidikatu Tairi, Sola Oguntayo, Oladele Omosebi, Lasunkanmi Awolola, Jimi Adebayo and Gladys Iyamah.

In 1985, prompted by economic uncertainties and a rising crime rate, the government of Buhari opened the borders (closed since April 1984) with Benin, Niger, Chad and Cameroon to speed up the expulsion of 700,000 foreigners and migrant workers. Buhari is today known for his gestion this crises, there even is a famine in the east of Niger that have been named “El Buhari”.

One of the most enduring legacy of the Buhari government has been the War Against Indiscipline (WAI). Launched on March 20, 1984, the policy tried to address the perceived lack of public morality and civic responsibility of Nigerian society. Unruly Nigerians were ordered to form neat queues at bust stops, under the eyes of whip-wielding soldiers. Civil servants who failed to show up on time at work were humiliated and forced to do “frog jumps”. Minor offences carried long sentences. Any student over the age of 17 caught cheating on an exam would get 21 years in prison. Counterfiting and arson could lead to the death penalty.

His regime drew the critics of many, including Nigeria’s first Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka, who, in 2007, wrote a piece called “The Crimes of Buhari” which outlined many of the abuses conducted under his military rule.

The Umaru Dikko Affair was another defining moment in Buhari’s presidency. Umaru Dikko, a former Minister of Transportation under the previous civilian administration of President Shagari who fled the country shortly after the coup, was accused of embezzling $1 billion in oil profits. With the help of the Mossad, the NSO traced him to London where operatives from Nigeria and Israel drugged and kidnapped him. They placed him in a plastic bag, which was subsequently hidden inside a crate labelled as “Diplomatic Baggage”. The purpose of this secret operation was to ship Dikko off to Nigeria on an empty Nigerian Airways Boeing 707. The plot was foiled by British airport officers.

Buhari mounted an offensive against entrenched interests. In 20 months of presidency, about 500 politicians, officials and businessmen were jailed for corruption charges during his stewardship.

Muhammadu Buhari Overthrown in a Military Coup

In August 1985, Major General Buhari was himself overthrown in a coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida and other members of the ruling Supreme Military Council (SMC). Babangida brought many of Buhari’s most vocal critics into his administration, including Fela Kuti’s brother Olukoye Ransome-Kuti, a doctor who had led a strike against Buhari to protest declining health care services. Buhari was then detained in Benin City until 1988.

Buhari’s admirers believe that he was overthrown by corrupt elements in his government who were afraid of being brought to justice as his policies were beginning to yield tangible dividends in terms of public discipline, curbing corruption, lowering inflation, enhancing workforce and improving productivity. Ibrahim Babangida justified his coup d’état by saying that Buhari failed to deal with the country”s economic problems and promised “to rejuvenate the economy ravaged by decades of government mismanagement and corruption”

Buhari served as the Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), a body created by the government of General Sani Abacha, and funded from the revenue generated by the increase in price of petroleum products, to pursue developmental projects around the country. A 1998 report in New African praised the PTF under Buhari for its transparency, calling it a rare “success story”. However, the same report also noted that critics had questioned the PTF’s allocation of 20% of its resources to the military, which the critics feared would not be accountable for the revenue.

Muhammadu Buhari and Politics

In 2003, Muhammadu Buhari contested the presidential election as the candidate of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP). He was defeated by the People’s Democratic Party nominee, President Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ, by a margin of more than eleven million votes.

On 18 December 2006, Gen. Buhari was nominated as the consensus candidate of the All Nigeria People’s Party. His main challenger in the April 2007 polls was the ruling PDP candidate, Umaru Yar’Adua, who hailed from the same home state of Katsina. In the election, Buhari officially took 18% of the vote against 70% for Yar’Adua, but Buhari rejected these results. After Yar’Adua took office, the ANPP agreed to join his government, but Buhari denounced this agreement.

In March 2010, Buhari left the ANPP for the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), a party that he had helped to found. He said that he had supported foundation of the CPC “as a solution to the debilitating, ethical and ideological conflicts in my former party the ANPP”.

Buhari was the CPC Presidential candidate in the 16 April 2011 general election, running against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), and Ibrahim Shekarau of ANPP. They were the major contenders among 20 contestants. He was running on an anti-corruption platform and pledged to remove immunity protections from government officials. He also gave support to enforcement of Sharia law in Nigeria’s northern states, which had previously caused him political difficulties among Christian voters in the country’s south.

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The elections were marred by widespread sectarian violence, which claimed the lives of 800 people across the country, as Buhari’s supporters attacked Christian settlements in the country’s center regions. The three day uprising was blamed in part on Buhari’s inflammatory comments. In spite of assurances from Human Rights Watch, who had judged the elections as “among the fairest in Nigeria’s history”, Buhari claimed that the poll was flawed and warned that “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood”

However, he remains a “folk hero” to some for his vocal opposition to corruption. Buhari won 12,214,853 votes, coming second to the incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP, who polled 22,495,187 votes and was declared the winner.

In the run up to the 2015 Presidential elections, the campaign team of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan asked for the disqualification of General Buhari from the race, claiming that he is in breach of the Constitution. According to the fundamental document, in order to qualify for election to the office of the President, an individual must be “educated up to at least School certificate level or its equivalent”. Buhari has failed to submit any such evidence, claiming that he has lost the original copies of his diplomas when his house was raided following his overthrow from power in 1985.

Muhammadu Buhari and Boko Haram

In 2012, Buhari’s name was included on a list published by Boko Haram of individuals it would trust to mediate between the group and the Federal Government. In 2013, Muhammadu Buhari made a series of contentious statements, when he asked the Federal Government to stop the killing of Boko Haram members and blamed the rise of the terrorist group on the prevalence of Christian militants in the South. Buhari stated that “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants […] The Niger Delta militants started it all”. He also questioned the special treatment those militants received from the Federal Government and deplored the fact that Boko Haram members were killed and their houses destroyed.The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, reacted to the statements made by the retired general and called for his arrest.

In May 2014, in the wake of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping, Buhari strongly denounced the Boko Haram insurgency. He “urged Nigerians to put aside religion, politics and all other divisions to crush the insurgency he said is fanned by mindless bigots masquerading as Muslims”.

In July 2014, Buhari escaped a bomb attack on his life by Boko Haram in Kaduna, 82 people were killed. In December 2014, Buhari pledged to enhance security in Nigeria if he wins the general elections on 14 February 2015.Since this announcement Buhari’s approval ratings reportedly have skyrocketed amongst the Nigerian people (largely due to the incumbent Goodluck Johnathan’s apparent inability to fight Boko Haram’s brutal insurgency). Buhari has now made internal security and wiping out the militant group one of the key pillars of his campaigning.

Previously, Buhari has given his support for the total implementation of Sharia in the country. He was quoted in 2001 as saying “I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria”, he then added that; “God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country”.

Muhammadu Buhari – Religious Freedom

On 4 January 2015, Buhari stated that he favoured freedom of religion, that every Nigerian should be free and secure to practice their different religions. Buhari said, “Religion must never be used as an excuse to divide us, oppress others or gain unfair advantage. All my life I have expressed the belief that all Nigerians must worship God according to their wish”.

Buhari has denied all allegations that he has a radical Islamist agenda. On 6 January 2015, Buhari said “Because they can’t attack our record, they accuse me falsely of ethnic jingoism; they accuse me falsely of religious fundamentalism. Because they cannot attack our record, they accuse us falsely of calling for election violence – when we have only insisted on peace. Even as Head of State, we never imposed Sha’riah”

Muhammadu Buhari Awards and Endorsement

Major-General Buhari (rtd) has received several awards and medals. In alphabetical order they include:

  1. Congo Medal (CM)
  2. Defense Service Medal (DSM)
  3. Forces Service Star (FSS)
  4. General Service Medal (GSM)
  5. Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (GCFR)
  6. Loyal Service and Good Conduct Medal (LSGCM)
  7. National Service Medal (NSM)

Muhammadu Buhari Controversies

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Muhammadu Buhari have been linked to terrorism in Nigeria many times as most people believes and conclude he is one of the prominent sponsors to the dreaded islamic sect Boko haram due to few wrong things he’s said.

Muhammadu Buhari is also linked to Islamizing Nigeria since he declared his presidential ambition for 2014/2015 elections.
In 2015 Buhari also had a certificate scandal to his name which is making Nigerians doubt his eligibility to rule the country as he fails to provide his real SSCE result to showcase prove he went to school.

Muhammadu Buhari Wife and Children

In 1971, Buhari got married to his first wife, the former first lady, Safinatu (nee Yusuf) Buhari. They had five children together. In 1988, Buhari and his first wife Safinatu got divorced. In December 1989, Buhari got married to his second and current wife Aisha (nee Halilu) Buhari. They also have five children together.

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari’s Inaugural Speech

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Genevieve Nnaji: Net Worth

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Genevieve Nnaji: Net Worth

Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, a movie producer and a designer. The Nigerian screen goddess who is known to be selective of her movie roles happens to be one of Nollywood’s biggest earners (and makes more from endorsements alone than what she makes on her acting). The mother of one represents various brands and has a clothing line.

Genevieve was a brand ambassador for Lux and while the deal was rumoured to be worth N40Million naira, she’s not currently on the deal anymore with Lux deciding not to renew the deal. She also represents Cintrion Energy Drink which got her around the same amount in endorsement fees. In endorsement fees, Genevieve was rumoured to have gotten N50Million naira from the fashion brand – Polo.

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Together with Chelsea FC star John Obi Mikel, Genevieve represents Amstel Malta with the deal said to within a range of N30Million naira. MUD Cosmetics could also count themselves lucky to have captured Genevieve’s signature when she agreed to sign for them but the details and endorsement fees was securely kept behind closed doors. The biggest of her arrays of endorsements is with telecommunication brand: Etisalat, which was said to be in excess of N90Million naira. But she’s smarter than relying solely on acting (which she barely has time for) and endorsement deals (which would inevitably expire or could be cancelled at any time).

She owns the clothing line St Genevieve which is a fast growing fashion brand both in Nigeria and abroad, and she is rumoured to be working on starting a modelling agency. In 2013 Nnaji bought a N220 million ($2.2 million) home in highbrow estate, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi. Sometimes last year, she bought a mansion in Lekki (which was her fourth house) and handed the keys over to her parents. She owns a few very expensive cars – A Toyota 2014 Venza, a Range Rover Evogue and a Mercedes G-Wagon. Genevieve is undoubtedly the most industrious female celebrity in Nigeria.

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Genevieve’s current net worth stands at an authoritative $7Million.

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