You will be shocked to find out the 19 people President Muhammadu Buhari has been following on Twitter since he took over the reigns of power as Nigeria's 6th elected President.

After joining the social media platform in 2014 during his campaign for office, Buhari had not been the most vibrant President on Twitter.

Though Buhari follows just 19 Twitter users, they range from politicians to writers, African presidents and human rights activists as well his critics.

Roll Call of 19 people Buhari follows on Twitter

African Presidents

Dr John Magufuli

@MagufuliJP is the Fifth President of The United Republic of Tanzania.

Macky SALL

@Macky_Sall is the Président of the République du Sénégal.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

@aguribfakim is the 6th President of the Republic of Mauritius.

Paul Kagame

@PaulKagame is the President of the Republic of Rwanda.


Garba Shehu

@GarShehu is the official Spokesperson to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari. Shehu is the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity and he has been battling both political and social critics of the president since 2015.

Kayode Fayemi

@kfayemi is one of the aides of President Buhari. He currently occupies the position of the Minister, Solid Minerals Development in Nigeria.

Government of Nigeria

@AsoRock is the account for the activities of the Federal Government of Nigeria as handled by the Secretary to the Government of Nigeria, Boss Mustapha.

Tolu Ogunlesi

@toluogunlesi is a new media expert hired by President Muhammadu Buhari to oversee his Digital Communications as the President of Nigeria as well as the Government of Nigeria.


Prof Yemi Osinbajo

@ProfOsinbajo is the Vice President of Nigeria. A legal luminary, who seems to have been tasked by his boss to find ways of continuously re-jigging the Nigerian economy, is another individual whom President Buhari retweets some of his tweets.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu

@AsiwajuTinubu ‏is the former Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria. A Democrat, who has remained the voice of true Federalism, Tinubu is the National Leader of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC.

Bukola Saraki

@bukolasaraki is the Nigerian Senate President and Chairman of the 8th National Assembly, Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is known to have consistently won the heart of the populace with his ability to embrace the new media when most politicians and even the President are grappling with the social media platforms.

Atiku Abubakar

@atiku is the Waziri Adamawa and former Vice President of Nigeria.  A dad, businessman and philanthropist, this politician is one of the most possible contender against President Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.

Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

@elrufai is the governor of Kaduna State. A member of The All Progressives Congress Board of Trustees and one of the most vocal and smart Nigerian politician.

New Media experts

Kayode Ogundamisi

@ogundamisi is a producer and host of the show, PolitrickswithKO. A commentator on Nigeria & Inter-Politics and a strictly anti-Corruption campaigner, Kayode is known for his tweets that critics the government policies and corrupt practices.

Adebola Williams

@DebolaLagos is a young media mogul, whose political communication agency, State Craft Inc, has helped three presidential candidates in Africa to election victory.


Oby Ezekwesili

@obyezeks ‏is one of President Buhari's major critics. A fiercely passionate believer in the public good of nations, serving before leading. A front runner in the campaign for the Bring Back Our Girls group, Oby was a former minister under ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Gyada Ibn Gyada

@Satundee is a humble man who believes in Change. He is an entrepreneur and an introvert with a staunch believe in Allah.

Lọlá Shónẹ́yìn

@lolashoneyin is a writer, director of Ake Festival and founder of Book Buzz Nigeria. Lola is  @BookBuzzNG. Nigerian. British. Giver. Fighter. Custard-lover. Mosquito-slayer.

However, the Nigerian president's followers have increased from mere 25,000 to a commendable 1.38million followers.