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I Spent Most Part Of My 40 Months Detention In 1985 In Small Bungalow In Benin – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he spent most of the 40 months of his incarceration after the 1985 coup in the ancient city of Benin, Edo State. Buhari who is currently on a two-day workingVISIT, made the disclosure while going down memory lane.

“Not many people may remember: I spent most of the 40 months of my detention, following the 1985 coup, in a small bungalow here in Benin,” he said. Inaugurating the remodeled 200-bed capacity ultra modern central hospital in Benin, Buhari, stressed that he was impressed with the edifice, said it was “the best way to do things and the best thing to do for the people” by any government. Recall that Buhari, after assuming power in 1983 through a coup, was ousted two years later by a coup led by Ibrahim Babangida and he was detained until 1988. Earlier, Buhari, had expressed satisfaction with the administration of the State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, for sacrificing his personal comfort to provide essential services to the people of the state.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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