Buhari Era Retrospective: Where Are They Now?

By Milcah Tanimu

As the Buhari era concludes, here’s an update on the current status and activities of five prominent figures from that time:

1. **Aisha Buhari:** The former first lady has relocated to London and is pursuing a Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of Westminster. Aisha Buhari runs a charity foundation called Future Assured, focusing on health, education, and empowerment of women and youths.

2. **Tunde Sabiu:** Formerly the nephew and personal assistant to President Buhari, Tunde Sabiu faced controversy and legal issues after Buhari’s exit. He was arrested and charged with illegally owning a shotgun and cartridges. His trial is ongoing.

3. **Godwin Emefiele:** The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Emefiele, served as one of the longest-serving and most powerful appointees during Buhari’s presidency. He was suspended by President Tinubu and replaced by Folashodun Shonubi. Emefiele faced legal challenges related to procurement fraud but received a court judgment preventing his re-arrest.

4. **Ibikunle Amosun:** The former governor of Ogun State and senator returned to the Senate after completing his second term as governor. He represents Ogun Central district and serves as the chairman of the senate committee on the capital market.

5. **Rotimi Amaechi:** Former governor of Rivers State and minister of transportation, Amaechi played a crucial role in Buhari’s cabinet. He resigned as minister in 2022 to contest for the presidency under the APC, coming in second during the party’s primaries. Amaechi currently leads the opposition in the senate, representing Rivers East district, and is pursuing a law degree from the University of Port Harcourt.


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