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Aisha Buhari’s  Twitter Handle Deactivated
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Aisha Buhari’s Twitter Handle Deactivated

The Twitter handle of Nigeria's First lady, Aisha Buhari, has been deactivated. This comes hours after the Buhari-led government announced the suspension of the micro-blogging site's operations in the country. A search on Twitter for her handle shows it has been deactivated. See a screenshot below Meanwhile President Buhari's Twitter handle is still active.
Why Aisha Kept Mum On Buhari’s ‘Other Room’ Comment – Biographer
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Why Aisha Kept Mum On Buhari’s ‘Other Room’ Comment – Biographer

THE Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs (Office of the First Lady), Dr Hajo Sani, has given an insight into why the wife of the President, Aisha, did not react publicly to “the other room” comment made by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in 2016. Sani said the outspoken Aisha refused to react to the statement because she understood her husband’s mindset and sense of humour. She disclosed this in the biography of the wife of the President titled, ‘Aisha Buhari: Being different,’ which was presented to the public at an elaborate event held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja on Thursday. The President at a joint press conference with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, during a state visit to Germany in Octobe...
Any Woman Will Want To Associate With My Husband – Aisha Buhari
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Any Woman Will Want To Associate With My Husband – Aisha Buhari

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has said the future seemed unsure when she got married at an early age to her husband, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The couple got married in 1989 when Aisha Buhari was 18 years old. In a book launched yesterday titled ‘Aisha Buhari: Being Different’, the First Lady, however, said the marriage placed on her on the path of greatness. According to the book authored by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Daji Sani, the First Lady said her husband is the kind of man any woman would want to associate herself with. According to a quote by Daily Trust, “In many villages in northern Nigeria, educating a girl is not considered a priority. In fact, early marriage affects every eight...
Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)
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Aisha Buhari’s book launch: Dangote gives N30m, Tinubu gives N20m (full list of donations made)

The launch of a book written in honour of First Lady Aisha Buhari was held yesterday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The launch of the book written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs Dr Hajo Sani, was attended by many prominent Nigerians even though some key persons invited were conspicuously absent. While  Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many governors were present, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Muhammadu Indimi, and Jim Ovia were among those who sent representatives. Here is a list of those who bought copies of the book and what they donated. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (N20m), Alhaji Aliko Dangote (N30m), Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu (N25m), Mrs Folo...
Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock
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Buhari Absent As His Wife, Aisha Launches Book In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari is not among the dignitaries at the Conference Centre of the State House, Abuja, venue of the book launch of Aisha, his wife. The book, “Aisha Buhari, Being Different”, was authored by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr. Hajo Sani. Buhari, who is currently in London for a medical check-up, is being represented by Prof Ibrahim Gambari, his Chief of Staff. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo, are among the dignitaries in attendance.  
Aisha Buhari Is A Worthy Partner To Our Government – Osinbajo
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Aisha Buhari Is A Worthy Partner To Our Government – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said First Lady Aisha Buhari has been a worthy partner to the current administration. The Vice President was physically present at a book launch in honour of Mrs. Buhari in Abuja. The book, authored by Hajo Sani, is titled ‘Aisha Buhari – Being Different’. Sani is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration. In an Instagram post, Prof. Osinbajo associated Mrs. Buhari with the values of courage, integrity and selflessness. “History has shown that it doesn’t matter how many degrees you have or how many titles precede or honours follow your name, or how high the position you hold,” he said. “The rare privilege of public service can only be justified by courage, integrity and selflessness. To t...
Bola Tinubu Hails Aisha Buhari, Describes her as a ”Voice of Conscience”
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Bola Tinubu Hails Aisha Buhari, Describes her as a ”Voice of Conscience”

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has described first lady, Aisha Buhari, as a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their better selves. Tinubu stated this while speaking at the public presentation of the biography of Mrs. Aisha at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today April 8. The book, “Aisha Buhari: Being different,” was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani. Speaking as the chairman of the occasion, Tinubu said “Given the First Lady’s achievement, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember that there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign any official role to the First Lady. With Mrs Dr Aisha Buhari, their concern...
Aisha Buhari Assembles 12 Billionaires For Her Book Launch
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Aisha Buhari Assembles 12 Billionaires For Her Book Launch

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has mobilised 12 Nigerian billionaire businessmen for the launch of her book, titled, “Aisha Buhari, Being Different”, authored by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr. Hajo Sani. The event, which will hold on Thursday, April 8, 2021, is being jointly organised by the Office of the First Lady of Nigeria and the Women and National Development (WAND), at the Conference Centre, State House, Abuja at 9am. The billionaires listed as presenters of the book at the occasion to be chaired by the former Governor of Lagos State/National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, include Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Prince Arthur Eze, Bola Shag...
Tinubu To Chair Aisha Buhari’s Book Launch “Aisha Buhari Being Different”
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Tinubu To Chair Aisha Buhari’s Book Launch “Aisha Buhari Being Different”

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will chair the launch of a book written in honour of Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari. The book titled “Aisha Buhari Being Different” and written by Dr. Hajo Sani, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration (Office of the First Lady), is billed to be launched on April 8, at the Conference Centre, State House, Abuja. Details from the invitation letters sighted by SaharaReporters indicated that Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu, Abdusamad Rabiu, Prince Authur Eze, Hajiya Bola Shagaya and Femi Otedola are among the dignitaries expected to grace the ceremony where Aisha will formally unveil the book. While Tinubu will chair the event, Folorunsho Alakija is expected to be the ...
Why Aisha Buhari Returned To Nigeria After Months In Dubai
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Why Aisha Buhari Returned To Nigeria After Months In Dubai

The return of Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, to Aso Rock Villa from the United Arab Emirates last Thursday was partly due to the ailment of a top member of the cabal in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, Mamman Daura. Daura has long been viewed as the leader of a powerful cabal or 'powerful kitchen cabinet' alleged to have hijacked the Buhari presidency since he came to power. SaharaReporters learnt from Presidency sources that 81-year-old Daura, who is Buhari’s nephew, is now partially paralysed on the left side and managing his health presently in Kaduna. SaharaReporters further gathered that the First Lady returned to the country, believing that Aso Villa was more secure with Daura out of the way and managing his health away from the State House. It was also l...
Son of Aisha Buhari’s aide adds a Mercedes Benz to his fleet of Cars
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Son of Aisha Buhari’s aide adds a Mercedes Benz to his fleet of Cars

Dibbo, the son of Dr. Hajo Sani, Senior Special Assistant on Administration, to Aisha Buhari, took to Instagram on Sunday, March 21, to show off his new Mercedes Benz. "Baby, Flex! #MyBaby Mercedes Benz  # Alhamdulillah #AndMore" he captioned the photo. It's not the first time the young man will be showing off his fleet of luxury cars. In 2018, he posted photos of cars including a Lamborghini.                 Dibbo with President Buhari       Zahra with Dibbo's mother, Dr. Sani
Aisha Buhari Speaks On Abductions Of School Girls, Women
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Aisha Buhari Speaks On Abductions Of School Girls, Women

First Lady Aisha Buhari has lamented the continuous mass abductions of women and girls by bandits and insurgents, especially in the north. Aisha in a statement on the occasion of the International Women’s Day posted on her official Twitter handle @aishambuhari, said: “As a mother, I share the sorrow and agony of the victims and families”. “I am also not unaware of the impact that these abductions could have in reverting many successes we have hitherto achieved, especially in terms of girl-child education and early marriages.” She however called on all stakeholders to exert their different levels of influence towards bringing the mass abductions to an end. While appreciating efforts of women and girls in the fight against COVID-19, she noted the pandemic has had a huge impact ...
Aisha Buhari Has Separated From President Buhari – Kemi Olunloyo
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Aisha Buhari Has Separated From President Buhari – Kemi Olunloyo

Kemi Olunloyo just posted this on her Instagram. #BREAKING Sadly Mrs Aisha Buhari has separated from her husband General Buhari (rtd). Sources tell me that she's had it up to her throat and so fed up of "being the mother of a nation she cannot protect" She's the mother of UAE now. Too sad. The MSM will never report this.
Aisha Buhari’s Photographer, Mohammed Yusuf Ovajimo Is Dead
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Aisha Buhari’s Photographer, Mohammed Yusuf Ovajimo Is Dead

The First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has lost her photographer, Mr Mohammed Yusuf Ovajimo. The news of the death of Ovajimo was announced by Suleiman Haruna, Director of Information in the Office of the First Lady, on his Facebook page. Details of the incident were not disclosed in the brief message. Haruna, who described the deceased in glowing language, said that he would be greatly missed. “Today, we lost Mohammed Yusuf Ovajimo a professional photographer of the First Lady of Nigeria. “He is an accomplished professional with loads of skill and great human relations. “He will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” it said.
Aisha Buhari Calls For Prayers For Nigeria
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Aisha Buhari Calls For Prayers For Nigeria

Nigeria First lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for prayers for Nigeria. She made the appeal on her Instagram page on Wednesday morning, November 11. Mrs Buhari shared a photo of a burning candle alongside an Islamic quote with the hashtag "#PrayforrNigeria."
Your Strength Is Second To None – Zahra Buhari Gushes Over Her Mother, Aisha
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Your Strength Is Second To None – Zahra Buhari Gushes Over Her Mother, Aisha

Zahra Buhari-Indimi daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari has described her mother Aisha Buhari as one whose strength is “second to none”. Zahra shared a picture on Instagram on Saturday of herself looking with “admiration” at her mother. She said: “And so I look at you with admiration because your strength is second to none.” The first lady had in the past openly spoken against those she referred to as members of a cabal who allegedly hijacked her husband’s government. The social media post, however, comes amid rumour that Zahra is in Dubai for the birth of her baby and that her mother had joined her, Igbere TV reports. Zahra is married to Ahmed Indimi son of Maiduguri-based billionaire Mohammed Indimi. They got married at an elaborate wedding on December 16, 2016....
Aisha Buhari Jets Out To Dubai For Delivery Of Daughter, Zahra, As Agitation Against Police Brutality Continues In Nigeria
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Aisha Buhari Jets Out To Dubai For Delivery Of Daughter, Zahra, As Agitation Against Police Brutality Continues In Nigeria

This revelation is against widespread belief that Mrs Buhari was in Nigeria at the moment especially after she lent her voice to calls by young citizens for an end to police brutality earlier in the week. Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, is currently in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with her entourage ahead of the expected delivery of a baby by her daughter, Zahra. This revelation is against widespread belief that Mrs Buhari was in Nigeria at the moment especially after she lent her voice to calls by young citizens for an end to police brutality earlier in the week. On October 17, the First Lady posted a video on social media that had a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with service chiefs using the hashtag #AChechijamaa, meaning “rescue the people” in Hau...
Aisha Buhari, El-Rufai, Wike, Matawale, Onyeama, Bag Democracy Heroes Awards
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Aisha Buhari, El-Rufai, Wike, Matawale, Onyeama, Bag Democracy Heroes Awards

Following the remarkable success of the 8th Edition of Democracy Heroes Award-DHA2020, the Organising Committee has released a statement of appreciation, commending the contributions of Institutions and individuals who played key roles to the eventual success of the prestigious Award ceremony, held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on the 14th of October 2020. The amazing ceremony witnessed and recorded the recognition of notable and reputable personalities across key sectors in Nigeria. The statement was signed by Mr. Alexander Olufunshi Ajagbonna, the President of Face of Democracy Nigeria Projects, Organisers of Democracy Heroes Award-DHA. In the statement, Mr. Alexander outlined a list of persons and Institutions whom his organization may be unable to finds words enough to apprec...
Aisha Buhari Sends Relief Materials To Flood Victims In Kebbi State
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Aisha Buhari Sends Relief Materials To Flood Victims In Kebbi State

In continuation of the distribution of palliatives to communities affected by the recent flood disaster across the country, First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari dispatched a team consisting of her Aides and officials of 'Future Assured' to Kebbi State to deliver the relief materials and commiserate with the victims. Kebbi state is known to have many flood prone communities because of the presence of three major rivers; the recent flooding, however, affected communities in all the 21 Local Government Areas. Some of the communities visited by the team included Kalgo, Bagudo, Zagga, Jega, Makera (Birnin Kudu), and Argungu. Speaking on behalf of the First Lady at Jega town in Jega local government area, Aliyu Abdullahi, Special Assistant to the Presi...
Aisha Buhari Reacts To Daily Trust Cartoon On Her Daughter, Hanan’s Wedding
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Aisha Buhari Reacts To Daily Trust Cartoon On Her Daughter, Hanan’s Wedding

The elaborate wedding ceremony held last Friday at a time many Nigerians were complaining of hardship as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari government’s harsh economic policies. Nigeria First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has attacked a Daily Trust employee, Bulama Mustapha, over a cartoon on the lavish wedding of her daughter, Hanan. On Sunday, Daily Trust published a cartoon showing the President’s wife holding pictures of the wedding on her hands and displaying them in the faces of Nigerians struggling to find their balance in life. The cartoon drew inspiration from Aisha’s several posts on Instagram where she displayed pictures of Hanan’s wedding. In reaction to the cartoon, Mrs Buhari said children of Nigerian leaders had the right to get married whether they were performing...
Naira Rains At Hanan Buhari’s Wedding Party
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Naira Rains At Hanan Buhari’s Wedding Party

President, Muhammadu buhari and the First Lady, Aisha buhari, on Friday gave out the hand of their last daughter, hanan, in marriage to Mohammed Turad Sha’aban. The wedding which took place inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, under strict COVID-19 protocols was graced by the timbers and calibers in Nigerian politics and others including Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha, former Imo First lady and wife of Senator Rochas Okorocha. Below is the video showing moment money rained rained at Hanan Buhari’s Wedding
Aisha Buhari Wanted Amokachi As Sports Minister – Gara-Gombe
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Aisha Buhari Wanted Amokachi As Sports Minister – Gara-Gombe

Former Gombe FA chairman, Shuaib Gara-Gombe, has sensationally disclosed that Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), wanted former Super Eagles forward, Daniel Amokachi, appointed as sports minister. Buhari on August 20 appointed the former Everton star as his Special Assistant on Sports, months after he was named the country’s football ambassador by the President. Gara-Gombe, while speaking on a sports breakfast show on Kennis 104.1 FM on Monday stated, “Aisha Buhari has always been fighting for those who participated in the husband’s campaign to be compensated and for a very long time, she has been fighting for him (Amokachi). “Actually, she wanted Amokachi to be the minister of sports. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get that position, so w...
Nigerians Slam Aisha Buhari Over Call For ‘Better Hospitals’
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Nigerians Slam Aisha Buhari Over Call For ‘Better Hospitals’

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Saturday, returned from medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates, calling for improved hospitals in the country. But many Nigerians on social media are furious over her demand, accusing her of being insensitive. Some of them also described her demand as “shameful and insulting”. On her return, she had asked healthcare providers to take advantage of the Federal Government’s N100bn credit support for the health sector, saying that “will no doubt help in building and expanding the capacity of the Nigerian health sector and ultimately reduce medical trips and tourism outside the country.” Reacting to the First Lady’s comment, one Bulama Bukarti on Twitter said, “Your husband spent huge money on the Villa clinic, yet it couldn’t treat...
Near Crash Experience: Aisha Buhari Commends Flight Crew, Thanks Nigerians
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Near Crash Experience: Aisha Buhari Commends Flight Crew, Thanks Nigerians

I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians for their prayers and well wishes while I was away for medical treatment . I am well now and fully recovered and have since returned back home, Nigeria. On our way back, the Nigerian Airforce Flight encountered a violent clear air turbulence which was navigated safely and professionally by the Captain and crew of the Flight. I want to commend and appreciate the courage and professionalism of the Captain and his crew, the wonderful gallant service men and women of the entire Nigerian Airforce for their dedication to duty and the quality of maintainance of its Fleet. I recall hosting the private healthcare Providers earlier in the year and we had a very productive engagement where the issue of building the capacity of Nigeri...
Aisha Buhari reportedly flown to Dubai for medical Treatment
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Aisha Buhari reportedly flown to Dubai for medical Treatment

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Buhari, has reportedly been flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for medical treatment. According to a report by DailyTrust, the first lady suffered persistent neck pains after returning from a condolence visit to Florence Ajimobi, the widow of a former governor of Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi. The first lady was said to have gone on 14 days isolation after visiting Ajimobi’s family in Lagos state. However, after the isolation, the president’s wife reportedly continued to experience the pains, prompting the trip to Dubai for medical attention. She is said to be in a stable condition
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Nurse who travelled with Aisha Buhari on same plane tests positive for COVID-19

The presidential villa is apparently in alarm as a medical attendant who was on a private plane with an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari tested positive to Covid-19. A close source in Aso rock said : “The First Lady has got all her staff back because the investigative panel discovered the ADC did not fire a shot in the Villa.It was discovered that the ADC was not even at the scene of the incident and he was not armed on the said day.“ “The panel was also able to establish that there were no armed policemen at that moment. There were only issues about compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.What really happened was that a presidential aide travelled to Lagos penultimate Monday in a private jet and when he returned last Thursday, the First Lady asked him to isolate for 14 days. “...
Aisha Buhari’s ADC,  Usman Shugaba, Other Security Aides Restored
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Aisha Buhari’s ADC, Usman Shugaba, Other Security Aides Restored

Following clearance, the aide-de-camp (ADC) to First Lady, Aisha Buhari has been restored to his post. The ADC, Usman Shugaba, who is a police officer, was absolved of any complicity by an investigative panel which was drawn from the Security Council. Also, other security aides of the First Lady have been returned to the Presidential Villa. But a nurse on the private jet from Abuja to Lagos and Kano, which caused misunderstanding at the Villa, has tested positive. The Federal Government has however directed that all staff at the private wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja for COVID-19 test. There had been issues in the last two weeks over a minor family misunderstanding between the First Lady and an aide to the President over compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. ...
Backstory Behind Aisha Buhari Gunfight With Sabiu Yusuf by Farooq A. Kperogi
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Backstory Behind Aisha Buhari Gunfight With Sabiu Yusuf by Farooq A. Kperogi

By now, most people have read the story of the scuffle that occurred between Mrs. Aisha Buhari, her children, and her security aides on one hand and Sabi’u “Tunde” Yusuf, son of Buhari’s niece who also works as his private secretary, on the other hand, which caused Aisha’s ADC to shoot at Sabiu inside the Presidential Villa, narrowly missing him. Recall that I was the first to publicly publish the names of Muhammadu Buhari’s close relatives working for him in the Presidential Villa, including Sabiu Yusuf. At the time I published the names, the regime activated its online troll factory to call my revelation “fake news.” Daily Trust even refused to publish a column by Sonala Olumhense that repurposed my revelations of Buhari’s close relatives working in the Villa. Now most of the n...
Aso Villa Shooting: Sabiu Tunde Yusuf Resumes Work, Refuses To Self Isolate
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Aso Villa Shooting: Sabiu Tunde Yusuf Resumes Work, Refuses To Self Isolate

All the security officers involved in the fracas that led to gunshots in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, have been released and redeployed to new locations. Sources told Daily Trust last night that those redeployed but whose new posts were not known were security aides attached to the First Lady, including her Aide-De-Camp, Usman Shugaba and Escort Commander. Meanwhile, the Special Assistant to the President, Sabiu Tunde Yusuf, has resumed work, jettisoning advice to go on self-isolation after returning from Lagos recently. Sabiu, who is popularly known as Tunde was sighted in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday. It would be recalled that Aisha Buhari had approached Tunde to respect the COVID-19 guidelines, following his alleged refusal to go on self-isolation for 14 days. The ...
Aso Villa Crisis: How Tinubu Provided Jet That Flew President Buhari’s Aide
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Aso Villa Crisis: How Tinubu Provided Jet That Flew President Buhari’s Aide

New facts about how the jet of Wale Tinubu, Chief Executive Officer of Oando PLC, played a major role in the beginning of events that led to the fracas within the Aso Villa, which has since pitched Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, against some power brokers also known as the "cabal". SaharaReporters reported how Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, Personal Assistant and Private Secretary of President Buhari, was forced out of the Villa by Aisha’s aides to observe a 14-day self-isolation having exposed himself to the risk of contracting Coronavirus when he travelled to Lagos on a visit to his wife, who recently delivered a baby. However, new facts have revealed that the real cause of Tunde's ordeal was that he illegally procured Wale Tinubu's private jet with registra...
Femi Fani-kayode Makes More Revelations About Aso Rock Gunshots
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Femi Fani-kayode Makes More Revelations About Aso Rock Gunshots

Femi Fani-Kayode, Former Minister of Aviation, has made more claims about the sporadic gunshots witnessed at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja. It was gathered that the nephew of the president cum personal assistant, Sabiu Yusuf, allegedly ordered the withdrawal of Security Aides of the First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari after series of gun battle at the villa. Yusuf was said to have returned from interstate travel, ‘Lagos’ to Aso Rock and failed to observe the Covid-19 safety code. Aisha Buhari, Zahra, Halima and Yusuf, accompanied by some of her security aides went to the residence of Sabiu, demanding that he self-isolate for 14 days, so as not to endanger the first family. In an attempt to intimidate the first lady, Sabiu was said to have ordered his security details ...
IGP Adamu Shuns Aisha Buhari, Refuses To Release Her Aides
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IGP Adamu Shuns Aisha Buhari, Refuses To Release Her Aides

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ignored the demand by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, to release her aides who are in custody. This is just as children of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) have declared war on the Private Secretary to the President, Yusuf Sabiu, aka Tunde, who is a nephew to the President A family member told Sunday PUNCH that as of 4pm on Saturday, the aides were still in police custody. He said, ‘’Tunde met the NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru, who recently died of COVID-19. He also visited several other places. Instead of going on self isolation, he decided to return to the Villa and he is one of the few aides that has direct access to the President. “The President is almost 80 and he is very vulnerable given his ...
Shooting In Aso Rock: PDP Raises Alarm, Demands President Buhari’s Response
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Shooting In Aso Rock: PDP Raises Alarm, Demands President Buhari’s Response

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is alarmed by the reported shooting and security breaches within the precincts of the Presidential villa following a reported degenerated squabble among family members and officials of the Buhari Presidency. The PDP is deeply worried that the protracted spat between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, and aides of President Muhammadu Buhari has now degenerated into violent combats, raids and free use of firearms within the Presidential villa. The party described as distressing, the report that a members of Mr. President's family were at scene of the assault against one of President Buhari’s aides, during which the First Lady’s security details were alleged to have resorted to the use of firearms. Our party is disturbed by such ugly situation in the B...
”Who is in charge of our country?” FFK asks as he reacts to the face-off between Aisha Buhari’s aides and President Buhari’s nephew in the villa
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”Who is in charge of our country?” FFK asks as he reacts to the face-off between Aisha Buhari’s aides and President Buhari’s nephew in the villa

Femi Fani-Kayode is asking who is really "in charge" of Nigeria following reports of a face-off between the aides of the first lady, Aisha Buhari, and a Personal Assistant and Nephew of President Buhari, Sabiu Yusuf. According to reports, Yusuf traveled from Lagos to Abuja on Monday, June 8 and drove straight to the villa where he resides but he was denied access by the aides of the first lady who insisted he goes into self-isolation at a different location since he was returning from Lagos which is the epicenter of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Yusuf allegedly refused and got the police to arrest the aides of the first lady. Mrs. Buhari took to her Twitter handle last night to ask the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to release her aides. Reacting to the face-off, FFK said the...
Impunity In The Presidential Villa As Aisha Buhari, Kids Confront Husband’s PA, Shots Fired
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Impunity In The Presidential Villa As Aisha Buhari, Kids Confront Husband’s PA, Shots Fired

The power tussle in the Presidential Villa between First Lady Aisha Buhari and Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, the President’s influential Personal Assistant and favourite nephew, has taken a dangerous turn that could undermine security at the Presidential Villa, with the President’s top security aides’ loyalty split between the opposing camps. The Villa was thrown into confusion, Thursday night, when the First Lady accompanied by her children – Zahra, Halima and Yusuf, – took a team of policemen led by her Aide-De-Camp to forcefully confront Tunde following an earlier heated disagreement over his refusal to self-isolate after his trip to Lagos to see his wife, who had just given birth to a boy. Sources familiar with the event said on reaching the House 8 Guest Chalet of the President, wher...
Aisha Buhari Calls On The IGP To Release Her Detained Staff
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Aisha Buhari Calls On The IGP To Release Her Detained Staff

Nigeria's First lady, Aisha Buhari has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to release her assigned staff, citing COVID-19 fears. MCI learned that Mrs Buhari is currently embroiled in a battle with certain forces in Aso-rock leading to the detention of her personal security staff. President Buhari’s Personal Assistant and Private Secretary, Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf is currently at loggerheads with the first lady after she denied him entry into Aso-rock. She reportedly ordered that Tunde should go on mandatory 2-week self-isolation as he recently returned from a trip to Lagos. Yusuf who is reportedly one of the most influential people around President Buhari flatly refused and pushed his way into the Villa. Worried that his presence could expose them to dang...
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Sani Yekini, Protocol Officer To Aisha Buhari, Wife Of President Buhari Is Dead

News broke out early hour of Wednesday, 10th June 2020 about the passing away of a protocol officer to the First Lady of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhjia Aisha Buhari, in the person of Mr. Sanni Yekinni. Mr Sanni Yekinni has served the wife of the president for four years before being down with a sudden illness diagnosed to be diabetes. He lost the battle to diabetes in the early hour of Wednesday as reported by the official twitter handle of his boss, Her Excellency Aisha M. Buhari. The first lady mourns her demised protocol officer. From her tribute, she eulogised the commitment, dedication and courage of Late Mr. Sanni Yekini. Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihi Rajiun. On behalf of my family and entire staff of my office, I wish to condole the family of Mr Sani Yekini a p...
First Lady, Aisha Buhari Reacts To Surging Rape Cases Says ‘Women Are Really Becoming Vulnerable In Nigeria’
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First Lady, Aisha Buhari Reacts To Surging Rape Cases Says ‘Women Are Really Becoming Vulnerable In Nigeria’

The first lady of Nigerian, Mrs Aisha Buhari has urged the Ministry of Women Affairs and all security agencies to ensure that all suspects caught in all the rape cases are brought to book. Taking to her social media platforms, she indicated that women in Nigeria at the moment have become vulnerable. Her post reads; “It is devastating to hear about the gruesome death of our daughters who were mercilessly raped by men, who in some cases are their fathers, brothers, and protectors of their chastity. Women are increasingly becoming vulnerable in a society that is expected to guaranty their safety and we owe it a duty to do everything possible to protect them. Last year, I started working with governors’ wives of the 36 states to end gender-based violence in Nigeria. I laun...
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Aisha Buhari Donates Food & Medical Items To Kano (Photos)

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari on monday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Medical consumables and assorted food items to Kano State. Today, through the Get Involved initiative of my @futureassured program, 16 trucks of food items, essential commodities and medications were donated for the benefit of the good people of Kano state. The items for distribution include Rice, Flour, Spaghetti, Sugar, Cooking Oil, Milk, Tea, Bathing soaps, washing soaps, foot wears, pain killers , Antibiotics, Anti Hypertensive Medications, Multivitamins, oral Diabetic medications and intravenous dextrose saline fluids. Over 700,000 units of Personal Protective Equipments were also donated to the Kano state government through the Kano State Covid 19 response team, the items were ...
Aisha Buhari Sends New Message To Nigerians
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Aisha Buhari Sends New Message To Nigerians

First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has told Nigerians that she was concerned about the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria. She begged Nigerians to take social distancing more seriously as cases have now passed the 1,000 mark. This was contained in a statement on Saturday by her Special Assistant on Media, Aliyu Abdullahi. It noted that Aisha has swung into action by activating her ‘Get Involved Initiative’ to support the fight. The president’s wife has sent items to Bauchi, Gombe States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). “She expressed appreciation to those who donated, saying the nation will benefit from their donations. “Mrs. Buhari called on Nigerians to stay safe and practice social distancing in order to defeat the Covid-19 Pandemic. She called on the benefitting stat...
Aisha Buhari Mourns Late Abba Kyari, Former Chief of Staff to President Buhari
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Aisha Buhari Mourns Late Abba Kyari, Former Chief of Staff to President Buhari

First lady, Aisha Buhari, has joined many Nigerians to mourn the former Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari, who died on Friday April 17, of Coronavirus. In a post shared on her official Instagram page, Mrs Buhari prayed that Allah forgives Kyari's shortcomings and give his family the fortitude to bear the loss. ''From God Almighty we came and to him we shall return) I condole with Mrs. Kulu Abba Kyari and the entire family of Late Malam Abba Kyari over the death of their husband and father. I pray that Allah (SWT) will forgive his shortcomings, grant him Al-Jannatul Firdausi and give the family the fortitude and patience to bear the loss, Ameen. While wishing all those infected a speedy recovery and I pray for an end to Covid-19 Pandemic''she wrote Kyari, 81,...
COVID-19: Aisha Buhari Seeks Total Lockdown
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COVID-19: Aisha Buhari Seeks Total Lockdown

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called for a total lockdown of activities across the country as coronavirus toll hits 36 with one death recorded on Monday . Mrs Buhari specifically cited the case of state governors shutting down schools but allowing their parents to continue going to work. She noted that much as the move by the governors was commendable , it could be counter productive if the parents continued to report for work. Taking to her twitter handle , @aishambuhari , she tweeted, “ It is commendable that state governors have closed down schools; however , this could be counterproductive if parents are still going to work. “ We should not isolate students and expose their parents. “ Let us remember that they will meet at home. “ #TotalLockDown “ #StayAtHome . ” ...
Nigeria May Face Worse Security Problems – Aisha Buhari
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Nigeria May Face Worse Security Problems – Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Monday, warned that Nigeria may face worse security problems. She, therefore, called for synergy among all security agencies. Aisha urged them to re-strategize and re-examine the security structure with a view to stem the rising cases of terrorism in Nigeria. She made the call at an international conference on state and security held at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna. Aisha Buhari urged government to look into the welfare of security personnel. “Security in Nigeria remains the biggest challenge, it is high time to explore new strategies and approaches. “If care is not taken, we will be expecting the worse of the security problems we are facing in Nigeria,” NAN quoted her as saying. The First Lady appealed to Nigerians to ...
Fathers Who Send Out Their Children As Almajiris Should Be Arrested – Emir Sanusi
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Fathers Who Send Out Their Children As Almajiris Should Be Arrested – Emir Sanusi

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi has called for the arrest of fathers who send out their children as almajiris. Speaking at a conference organized by the Future Assured Initiative, a non-governmental organisation of First Lady Aisha Buhari, in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Thursday February 20, the Kano monarch said there is no law that backs a man to marry, have children and abandon them without living up to his responsibility to them. Emir Sanusi told men who are too poor to take care of their family, to go out themselves and beg instead of sending their children. He said; “Every day, wives are complaining about their husbands who claim their rights but abandon their responsibilities of marriage, women being divorced with their husband...
Patience Jonathan Visits Aisha Buhari
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Patience Jonathan Visits Aisha Buhari

Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan on Monday February 10 visited her successor Aisha Buhari, at the state house in Abuja. Aisha Buhari who tweeted about the visit, said they discussed greater involvement of women in politics and at lower level of governance. The First Lady also revealed that they discussed about the girl child education, Patience Jonathan's pet project "women for change”, as well as her predecessor's experience during her husband, Goodluck Jonathan's administration. Aisha added that she listened to Patience Jonathan's perspectives on issues affecting women and children in the society.
Former First Lady, Turai Yaradua Visits Aisha Buhari In Aso Rock (Photos)
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Former First Lady, Turai Yaradua Visits Aisha Buhari In Aso Rock (Photos)

Turai Yaradua, Wife of the former President late Umaru Yar'adua visited Nigeria First Lady, Aisha Buhari in the Aso Rock Villa, ten years after she had to leave because of her husband's death. Yesterday, I received my sister, former First Lady, HE, Hajiya Turai Yar’adua at the State House with her daughter Mrs Zainab Dakingari and Mrs Abdulaziz Yar’adua . I was pleased to see Mrs. Yar’adua in high spirit, we rubbed minds on a number of issues that touches on issues of gender based violence, drug abuse and youth development in Nigeria. I also got to hear her experience and perspectives on these issues. I conducted Her round the area of what used to be her former office and while she reminisced her time in the state house, she also inspected the pictures of former First Ladies in...

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