Take a look at the beta version of dw.com. We're not done yet! Your opinion can help us make it better.
President of Nigeria, took office in May 2015, after defeating Goodluck Jonathan in elections. Born December 17, 1942, Muhammadu Buhari is part of the All Progressives Congress party.
Buhari served in Nigeria's military from 1961 until 1985, and formerly served as head of state between December 1983 and August 1985 after taking power in a coup. He has since described himself as a "converted democrat." A major challenge of his tenure is likely to be the separatist Islamist group Boko Haram.
For some, calls for independence in southeastern Nigeria were reawakened by the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, a veteran of the Biafran war. Now the arrest of separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has raised tensions. Fred Muvunyi met a veteran of the war who wants to prevent a return to conflict.
He had been on the run for years: Nnamdi Kanu, leader of a separatist group striving for an independent state of Biafra. His followers call themselves the Indigenous People of Biafra, and they've not given up their dream of their own homeland in the southeast of Nigeria.