General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, graduated from the United States Army War College in 1980, the college confirmed on Thursday.
In an email response to Sunday Iwalaiye, a US-based Nigerian who contacted the institution in view of the controversy about the General’s academic credentials, Carrol Kerr, the school’s Public Affairs Officer, said that Buhari earned a diploma. He was at that time a colonel.
It is instructive that the American public institution’s response to Iwalaiye arrived within 17 minutes of his inquiry. Ms. Kerr also confirmed that the college began to award Masters degrees with the class of 2000.