Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, December 17, 2018, clocked 76 and a parade performance and rendition of birthday songs were used to commemorate the day.

The birthday activities were the first elaborate ceremonies since he took over power three years ago.

During the mini celebration, the president urged Nigerians for more time and prayers to fix the country with just 60 days to the 2019 presidential poll.

Here are pictures highlighting the birthday activities in Abuja, the nation's capital

The 203-member Guards Brigade held a special parade to honour him.

President Muhammadu Buhari cutting his birthday alongside his aides
President Muhammadu Buhari cutting his birthday alongside his aides
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President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun governor) and other aides on hid 76th birthday
President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun governor) and other aides on hid 76th birthday
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The event took place at the Fore Court of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the nation's capital.

President Muhammadu Buhari at the Fore Court of the Presidential Villa alongside his aides
President Muhammadu Buhari at the Fore Court of the Presidential Villa alongside his aides
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According to Femi Adesina, Buhari's media aide, the Special Birthday Parade by Guards Brigade was a surprise one for the president by his aides.

President Muhammadu Buhari and security officials during his 76th birthday
President Muhammadu Buhari and security officials during his 76th birthday
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President Muhammadu Buhari looking at birthday gifts presented to him while walking alongside Ibikunle Amosun.
President Muhammadu Buhari looking at birthday gifts presented to him while walking alongside Ibikunle Amosun.
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President Muhammadu Buhari took over the reign of government at the age of 73 years in 2015.