For the February 14, 2015 presidential election, 10 candidates will be running for the top position and Mohammed Buhari is one of them. What do we know about him?
He is 71-years old
Was the Military ruler from 1984 to 1985
500 politicians, officials and businessmen were jailed as part of a campaign against waste and corruption
Ordered the notoriously unruly Nigerians to form neat queues at bus stops, under the sharp eyes of whip-wielding soldiers
Deposed in a coup Poor human rights record Seen as incorruptible Disciplinarian – civil servants late for work had to do frog jumps
Buhari was imprisoned for 40 months.
When Mr Obasanjo was a military ruler in the 1970s, Mr Buhari held the key post of minister of petroleum affairs
Muslim from northern Nigeria and campaigned for Sharia Law in the north
Survived an apparent Boko Haram assassination attempt
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