Aisha Buhari Urges Nigerians To Know Their Consumer Rights.

The wife of the Nigerian President, Aisha Buhari, has urged Nigerians to understand their rights as consumers, in order to stand up to market abuses that undermine those rights.

She said the rights of the consumer must be protected and those on the wrong side of the law should be made to understand that.

“Their rights come to an end where the rights of the consumers begin”, Aisha said.

Mrs. Buhari made the remarks in Abuja, during her appointment as Consumer Ambassador of Nigeria, by the country’s Consumer Protection Council, as part of activities to mark the World Consumer Rights Day 2017.

Represented by the wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Mairo Tanko Almakura, she thanked the Management of the Consumer Protection Council for the honour bestowed on her.

She said: “The campaign for consumer rights is a noble cause and I assure the Commission of my support and commitment towards driving the campaign embarked by the council.”

The Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, Dupe Atoki, said digital technology, though beneficial, has exposed consumers to online threats such as cybercrime, data theft and invasion of privacy.

Atoki stated that this year’s theme tagged ‘Building a Digital World Consumers  Can Trust’ is intended to call attention to these consumer issues.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah and the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu in their goodwill messages highlighted the important role of the Council in protecting the rights of consumers.

The agency said the stakeholders workshop, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 will feature presentations from Google, Microsoft, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), among others.


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#IWD2017: Today is historic in the struggle to uplift women – Aisha Buhari

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has challenged governments at all levels to rise to the global challenge of ensuring gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.

Buhari gave the challenge in her message to mark this year’s International Women’s Day.

She appealed all stakeholders to rise to the global challenge of ensuring the achievement of the goals in line with the objective of sustainable development goals.

In a statement on Tuesday, Suleiman Haruna, director of information, office of the wife of the President, said Buhari congratulated the Nigerian women and women all over the world on the event.

She reaffirmed her commitment to the cause of women through her initiative, Future Assured.

According to her, the event has provided yet another opportunity to reflect on the condition of women both at the global arena and national level with a view to providing a way forward for the betterment of the Nigerian women.

“Today is a historic day in the struggle for the uplift[ment] women across the continents.

“I recall with happiness the series of steps taken at different levels to drive attention to the plight of women in the areas of health, education and opportunities in the scheme of things.

“However it is my wish therefore to felicitate with fellow Nigerian women and women all over the world on this very memorable and important day,” she added.

The wife of the president also urged the women not to be discouraged by the seeming socio-economic challenges they had been experiencing in their journey towards greatness in the society.

“As you may be aware, records have shown that women are the most vulnerable and poorest group globally.

“In Nigeria, this gap exists as a result of socio-economic and other factors. Despite these challenges that women face in their journey, however, they must not be deterred as they are the fountain of wisdom and endurance.”

The United Nations has set aside March 8 of every year to mark the International Women’s Day.

This year’s theme is ‘Be Bold for Change’.


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My husband became President because he never gave up – Aisha Buhari

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has advised Nigerians to emulate her husband by never giving up on their dreams and aspirations.

She said her husband became Nigeria’s president in 2015 due to his doggedness, persistence and compassion for the masses.

She said this in Abeokuta on Tuesday in Abeokuta during the launch of a book titled, “Buhari vs Yar’Adua: Facing the future,” written by a Special Assistant on Media to the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Opeyemi Soyombo.

The First Lady was represented by the wife of the Ogun State governor, Dr Olufunso Amosun.

She commended the efforts of the author, who documented the legal struggles of her husband in the 2007 election petition challenging the victory of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua.

Despite Buhari’s legal struggles which saw him moving to Court of Appeal and to the Supreme Court trying to prove that he won the 2007 presidential election, he lost the case. But he never gave up his presidential ambition.

Mrs Buhari noted that the importance of record keeping or documentation could not be over-emphasised because without it history would be distorted.

She said there were lots of lessons to learn from the life of President Buhari who contested the presidential election consecutively four times before he eventually won in 2015.

She said, “There are lots of lessons to learn from the life of President Muhammadu Buhari, most especially his doggedness and compassion for the masses. President Buhari contested presidential election consecutively four times before he eventually won in 2015.
“His victory has paid off considering his passion for helping the masses and most importantly the successes recorded in the anti-corruption war of his government.

“I commend the efforts of the writer for documenting the Presidential Election suit between the candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and President Umaru Yar’Adua of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2007.

“This shows that the author has been following with keen interest elections held in the country and the petitions arising from them. In most recent shared views and writings on human and societal development, the investment made on other people gives tremendous yields; thus the facts and authenticity of the book are invaluable.”

The chairman of the occasion, who’s a retired judge of the Ogun State High Court, Justice Ademola Bakre, said Nigerians must all work for a better future of Nigeria.

While he lamented the rot in the country’s judiciary, he warned against interference and undue pressure in the affairs of judges.

He said, “I want to appeal that Nigerians should allow the judges to do their job, people should stop putting unnecessary pressure on them.”
Speaking with journalists after the launch, the author said he was motivated to write the 179-page book, which was divided into seven chapters, to forestall election rigging in the future in Nigeria.

Soyombo noted that Buhari was short-changed in the 2007 presidential election, adding that the book would “ensure that we have credible, free and fair elections and to ensure that the judiciary on no account, either by design or default, would endorse electoral robbery.”

The book was reviewed by Mr Kayode Oyede of the Department of Public Private Law, Faculty of Law, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos.

VIP treatment by Nigeria High Commission is a ‘simple protocol’ for my status – Aisha Buhari

Lavish receptions organised by the Nigerian High Commission for the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, and her entourage, during her visits to the UK, were nothing more than “simple protocol” for a personality of her status, her spokesperson has said.

Mrs. Buhari initially denied abusing privileges offered by the commission in London as reported by Sahara Reporters.

She adjusted her statement after the newspaper presented evidence indicating the budgeting of several thousands of pounds for her trips to the UK.

After the first story reported that the High Commission spent up to £7,000 and provided other privileges each time Mrs. Buhari travelled to the UK, the first lady denied abusing any privilege and described the report as false.

“Mrs. Buhari had never travelled with a large entourage to London as reported by the Sahara Reporters,” her spokesperson, Adebisi Olumide-Ajayi, said in a statement.

“It is on record that the Nigerian High Commission in London did not receive Aisha Buhari at the Airport with any official distinction or privilege as it was accorded other first ladies before her.

“She never complained or raised dust about any of these act by the High Commission because of the understanding as clearly spelt out and practiced by her husband that public office must be separated from the private lives of the occupants. Even her drivers are privately arranged without any recourse to embassy for staff,” the statement added.

A follow-up report by Sahara Reporters on Saturday showed budgets for lavish reception by the High Commission for at least two visits.

One document showed that in July 2016, Mrs. Buhari traveled to the UK with nine people in her delegation. The commission spent at least £15,000 for the trip, covering bookings at Windsor Suites at Heathrow Airport.

In October 2016, Mrs. Buhari visited London again. During this trip, the High Commission budgeted £10,000 for expenses that included VIP reception on her rival at the airport. The High Commission paid £1,500 per passenger for VIP treatment at Windsor Suites. At least 10 women including the wives of several state governors accompanied Mrs. Buhari on the trip.

In her second statement issued on Saturday, Mrs. Buhari said she was not in “direct contact” with the High Commission, and was not involved in the business of providing for those privileges.

Describing, the evidence presented by Sahara Reporters as a “conjecture of a purported internal memo”, the first lady said did not demand the privileges.

Mrs. Buhari added that the said VIP treatment was “simple protocol for a personality of her status”, saying it was the practice all over the world.

Below is the statement in full:

“The continuous publication of unfounded stories by Sahara Reporters against the Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, is becoming a great concern. After our last rejoinder, we expected the paper to come out with concrete evidence of deliberate fraud or abuse of privileges, or be bold enough to own up and apologise for such hazy and unsubstantiated report.

“Alas! What Sahara Reporters came up with was another conjecture of a purported internal memo within the consulate, which has no direct link to Her Excellency. The new accusation, however, has still not been able to substantiate where Aisha Buhari made any direct contact with the mission for anything. The High Commission has its internal administrative procedure, and it’s not within the purview of the wife of the president to ask for diplomatic files.

“Furthermore, that the said memo showed little or no knowledge of Her Excellency’s itinerary proves the simple fact we earlier submitted that she had no direct business with the embassy to warrant the accusation of waste or corruption insinuated in the report. Part of the wife of the president’s trips abroad are for her NGO, which is not funded by the government, and It is not uncommon to have stop over in Britain like any other country as the case may be.

“According her VIP treatment is simple protocol for a personality of her status, which is done all over the world, and at no point was she offered anywhere else. The High Commission provided the lounge and Hajiya Buhari was not involved in the transaction. This is even a far cry from the £32,000 expended in the past as landing fees for private jets of former first ladies.

“Attending an international women function with the Governors’ wives couldn’t have been linked to the bogus allegation of corruption made by Sahara Reporters’ spurious headline earlier on, as these are approved trips. It will be to the credit of Sahara Reporters to carry out a thorough check if the so called monies (£3,500) spent for whatever reason by the High Commission has any direct link with Hajia Aisha Buhari. That is responsible journalism.”

Aisha Buhari Donates To Christian Community in Abuja

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, donates some bags of rice and cartons of liquid milk to the Christian community in Abuja for Christmas.


In her address on the occasion, she said that the donation was to support the Christian families of the First Baptist Church in FCT, Abuja.


Aisha Buhari, who was represented by Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the Vice-President, said the kind gesture was done out of passion and love.

Aisha Buhari, Magu To Kick-off Women Against Corruption Campaign

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will tomorrow,  flag off the Nigerian Women Against Corruption, WAC, project, at the International Conference Center, Abuja with the aim of engaging women across the country in a nationwide sustainable fight against corruption.

According to the acting chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, the epoch-making event, which is in collaboration with the office of the wife of the President would be flagged off by Her Excellency Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari beginning at nine o’clock in the morning.

“The choice of women is strategic, because we believe that they are torch-bearers in the anti-corruption crusade, and it is because of the important role they play in making the society a better place”, Magu said.

He further added that: “The WAC project is aimed at galvanizing Nigerian women to buy into the corruption fight and also to raise the consciousness of the consequences of corruption in the minds of their households.”

The WAC programme, which is coming up two days before the 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day celebration, has Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar (retd), Nigeria’s first female Chief Justice of Nigeria as the guest speaker.

The project will further be taken to the grassroots through the states and local governments across the country.


Aisha Buhari advises on Nigerian culture

Mrs Aisha Buhari, Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday urged children to embrace the cultural values of Nigeria and develop their creative minds.

Aisha said this during the Children Fiesta at the ongoing Abuja carnival, which began on Dec. 3.

Represented by her Senior Special Assistant, Dr Hajju Sani, Aisha said children were the leaders of the future and should uphold the rich culture of the nation.

She said that sustaining and promoting the countries rich cultural heritage required creativity.

“Nigeria is a culturally rich nation and children will not forget this culture when they are taught at their tender age.

“Children are the leaders of tomorrow and we love our children, we want them to be creative to do more than the present leaders.

“Creativity is not about doing something better than others, but a discovery of innovations.

“Children should endeavour to put their minds to work, advance more than what their teachers in school teach them,’’ Aisha said.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, said children were the hope of the nation.

Represented by Mrs ?Ayotunde Adesugba, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mohammed urged stakeholders in the creative industry to strive to join forces with the government to preserve the cultural heritage of the country.

According to him, if the culture goes into extinction, the children will not have the proper cultural background of their diverse tribes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Children Fiesta was a platform created to promote and develop the creative ability of children from ages five to 15 years.

NAN also reports that the aim of the programme was to promote cultural integration among children bearing in mind that they were of diverse socio-cultural, religious and economic background.

It was also designed to celebrate children’s positive attributes, creative ability through fun filled activities like traditional, modern dance, fashion parade, poetry, and drama, among other activities.

Children from different schools within the Federal Capital Territory and other states of the federation participated in the Children’s Fiesta.

The carnival continues on Monday with Masquerade Fiesta and Boat Regatta at the Eagle Square and Jabi Dam respectively.

Aisha Buhari Visits Lt-Col. Ali’s Family

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commiserated with the families of late Lt.-Col. Mohammad Abu-Ali and six others who died in the battle field. Mrs Buhari offered her condolences to the families during the burial of the soldiers on Monday at the Military Cemetry in Abuja

The wife of the President, who was among top dignitaries that attended the burial, also interacted with the families of the slain soldiers. In an emotional lending mood, Mrs Buhari said that the late Lt. Col. Abu-Ali and his colleagues died as heroes and would forever remain in her mind and the minds of Nigerians.

Mrs Buhari commended the efforts of Lt.-Col. Abu-Ali and his colleagues for the successful return of some of the Chibok girls and other persons held in captivity by the insurgents. She prayed for the repose of the slain soldiers’ souls, saying that late Lt.-Col. Abu-Ali and his colleagues paid the supreme price.

The wife of the President, who was accompanied by the wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, said that the soldiers laid their lives for peace and security in the North East. Also in her entourage were the wives of Borno, Kebbi and Kogi State governors, Mrs Nana Shettima, Mrs Zainab Bagudu and Mrs Rashidat Bello respectively, as well as wives of some ministers.

The families of the slain soldiers were later presented with the National Gorail for fallen heroes by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The presentation was performed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who represented the President at the burial ceremony.

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I’m interested in my husband’s success – Aisha Buhari

The wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has flagged off the distribution of foods and household utensils to returnees from Internally Displaced Persons camps to fast track their resettlement in their communities.

Buhari said at Beneshiek, headquarters of Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State that funds for the procurement of the foods were sourced from the donations from well-meaning Nigerians through her Get-Involved-Programme, a unit of her Future-Assured-project.

She also said she is interested in the success of the Federal Government headed by her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari.

“What I am after in particular is the success of my husband’s administration and he can’t do it alone except with the help of the governors, their wives and all members of our progressive party,” she declared at the flag off of nutritional foods and household utensils to IDPs who recently returned to their communities.

Hajia Buhari said she was happy that the flag off of the food distribution took place, noting that it was in fulfillment of her husband’s campaign promise to resettle displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency and rescue all citizens abducted or held by Boko Haram, including the Chibok girls.

She said: “We thank almighty Allah that we have started fulfilling some of the campaign promises that we made.

“This is the essence of leadership.

“You make a promise and then fulfill it.

“We thank my dear husband who made sure peace is returning to the North East states.”

The wife of the Borno State Governor, Nana Shettima, commended Hajia Buhari for the distribution, adding that it was the third time the First Lady would visit the state to attend to the humanitarian challenges of the people.

Shettima promised that she will continue to collaborate with Hajia Buhari’s Future Assured project through her Support for Widows, Orphans and Tsangaya programme.

It was gathered that Buhari’s delegation was flown to Maiduguri Airport in a jet before proceeding to Kaga town in an helicopter.

I Am After The Success Of My Husband’s Administration- Aisha Buhari

The wife of President Muhammau Buhari,  Aisha Buhari, has expressed support for her husband’s administration adding that  her priority is to ensure he succeed.

She made this  statement in Benisheik, one of the liberated towns of Borno State, as she flagged off the distribution of relief items to displaced rural women.

Aside from socail media post this is Aisha’s  first public statement since her controversial BBC interview where she said she will not support the President’s re-election in 2019 if he does not rid his government of the ‘cabal’ in control of it.

She said: “On our campaign promises to Nigerians, especially to the people of Borno State, we thank Almighty Allah for giving us the opportunity of beginning to fulfill these promises.

“That is the essence of being a good leader; when you promise, you try to fulfill your promises.

“That is what we are all after. And what I am after in particular is the success of my husband’s administration. And we can’t do it alone, except with the help of the governors, their wives and members of our progressive party and all Nigerians.”

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Nigeria must cherish, nurture strong family values – Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, the wife of the president, said on Monday that strong family values should be cherished and nurtured to surmount the challenges of poverty and crime in the country.

She gave the advice in Lagos while declaring open the three-day 16th National Women Conference organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO).

The conference has as its theme: “Strong Family, Strong Nation.’’

The president’s wife, represented by the wife of the Imo State Governor, Nneoma Okorocha, said that that love, support, friendship and guidance were key qualities necessary in the family.

“We must continue to emphasise the importance of strong family values.

“Poverty, crime and declining school performance are some of the challenges a country could face when families are not cohesive,” she said.

Ms. Buhari enjoined participants to take advantage of the array of topics to be discussed and see the conference as a knowledge-based one to enrich their lives.

“The conference also provides a forum for women to deliberate on issues that affect us, our families, communities and the nation at large.

“Our core concern should be how we can make a positive impact on ourselves as women and our society,” she said.

Also speaking, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said his administration had implemented many policies to enable women thrive.

He pledged to continue to ensure that the rights of women and girls were protected to ensure a peaceful and progressive society.

The governor said that the family unit was very important to the overall development of any nation.

“The family is the foundation and smallest unit of any nation. The heart and conscience of a nation is formed, to a large extent, in the family.

“With strong families, we can build a strong nation; but strong families will only exist in a society where nobody is left behind, where everybody has a voice and a stake,” Mr. Ambode said.

He described women as the glue that held families together.

According to him, an empowered woman, with a sense of self-esteem, will be better positioned to make a success of her career and at the same time be a pillar of strength for the family.

He said that his administration was totally committed to empowering women and also protecting the girl-child against all forms of negative vices to create platforms for families to bond and recreate.

In his goodwill message, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State said the theme of the conference was apt, as the myriad of problems facing the country were due to the erosion of family values.

His Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, said that women were the foundation of families, and as such, the values they passed on to their children reflected greatly on the society.

In her remarks, wife of the Lagos State governor, Bolanle Ambode, said the theme was carefully chosen for participants to rub minds on the best ways to tackle some of the social challenges confronting the nation.

“Most of the social challenges currently confronting our country like drug addiction, cultism, teenage pregnancy, kidnapping, armed robbery, among others, have their foundation in dysfunctional family
units,’’ she said.

According to her, to build a strong and virile country, strong family units must be built.

The highlights of the event include the investiture of Oluremi Tinubu as the Grand Matron of COWLSO and the presentation of Inspirational Woman of the year award to a beauty entrepreneur, Tara Fela-Durotoye.

Aisha Buhari Stylishly Heads For Brussels To Participate In African Women’s Forum

Wife of the President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, is headed for Brussels where she will be participating in the African Women’s Forum

Mrs. Buhari made it known on her Twitter handle that she will be giving the opening remark in the forum on the topic: “Women’s Role in Global Security”.

The First Lady is seen wearing a stylish multi- coloured coat and a navy blue turban. See pics below:

Details Of Aisha Buhari’s BBC Interview On Warning To President Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife has warned him that she may not back him at the next election unless he shakes up his government.

In a BBC interview, Aisha Buhari said the president “does not know” most of the top officials he has appointed.

She suggested the government had been hijacked, saying a “few people” were behind presidential appointments.

Mr Buhari was elected last year with a promise to tackle corruption and nepotism in government.

His wife’s decision to go public with her concerns will shock many people, but it shows the level of discontent with the president’s leadership, says the BBC’s Naziru Mikailu in the capital, Abuja.

The Nigerian economy, battered by low global oil prices and a currency devaluation, officially entered recession in August for the first time in a decade.

Oil sales account for 70% of government income.

The president famously remarked at his inauguration that he “belongs to nobody and belongs to everybody”.

In the interview with Naziru Mikailu from BBC Hausa, Mrs Buhari said: “The president does not know 45 out of 50 of the people he appointed and I don’t know them either, despite being his wife of 27 years.”

She said people who did not share the vision of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were now appointed to top posts because of the influence a “few people” wield.

“Some people are sitting down in their homes folding their arms only for them to be called to come and head an agency or a ministerial position.”

Asked to name those who had hijacked the government, she refused, saying: “You will know them if you watch television.”

On whether the president was in charge, she said: “That is left for the people to decide.”

Mrs Buhari, who at 45, is 23 years her husband’s junior, said he had not told her whether he would contest the 2019 election.

Her grandfather was Nigeria’s first defence minister.

“He is yet to tell me but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again.”

Asked what she regarded as the government’s major achievement, she said it was to improve security in the north-east where militant Islamist group Boko Haram has waged an insurgency since 2009.

“No-one is complaining about being attacked in their own homes. Thankfully everyone can walk around freely, go to places of worship, etc. Even kids in Maiduguri have returned to schools,” Mrs Buhari said, referring to the city which was once the headquarters of the militant group.

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#Edo2016: Aisha Buhari, Others Pledge Support For Godwin Obaseki

Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, and other women of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday expressed support for the party’s governorship candidate Godwin Obaseki in Edo State.s


The APC Women leader in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Mrs. Hailmary Aipoh, represented the First Lady at Obaseki’s campaign office to register their support.


The president’s wife said they were in the state to inform him “he must remember women and children if he wins the election.”


The women later visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp at Uhogua community in Ovia North East, where they donated foodstuff, writing materials and toiletries.


According to her: “Governor Adams Oshiomhole is our great brother who has done us proud with his developmental projects. APC has done well for the people and that is why we are asking for continuity.”

She described Obaseki as someone who is tested and trusted, adding that the women will rally round him to ensure that he wins the election.


The South-South zonal women leader, Mrs Racheal Akpabio, commended the president’s wife for her vision and assistance to the IDPs.


She said: “Winning the Edo election is non-negotiable, because it is the only APC-controlled state in the south-south and we intend to win more states in the region.”


The zonal leader urged the women to go back home and talk to their husbands and children about the achievement of the party in the state.


Obaseki promised that if elected, he would invest in women, as they constitute “57 per cent of our population.”


He added that common sense and logic demand that if more money is put into women empowerment, the economy would be better developed.

APC Victory In Edo Not Negotiable- Aisha Buhari

Progressives Congress (APC) women across the country led by Nigeria’s First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday stormed Edo state to give their support to the governorship candidate of the party, Mr Godwin Obaseki, saying that victory for the party in the forthcoming governorship election in the state is non-negotiable.

Shortly after paying a courtesy visit to Obaseki, the women also visited the internally displaced persons camp at Uhogua community, Ovia North East, where they donated food stuff, writing materials and toiletries.

Represented by the APC Woman leader in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Mrs Hailmary Aipoh, Aisha Buhari said they were in the state in solidarity with the Obaseki campaign organization and to equally remind the candidate that he must remember the women and children when he wins because his victory is already assured.

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Immunity Can’t Stop Fayose’s Prosecution- Aisha Buhari

The wife of the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has said that Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State cannot hide under the cover of immunity to avoid prosecution from several alleged criminal offences.
Her position is contained in her statement of claims filed before an FCT High Court in the defamation suit challenging Governor Fayose’s allegation linking her with the Harliburton bribery scandal in the United States.

Fayose’s counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), had in a reply to Mrs Buhari’s pre-action notice on July 8, stated that under Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution, no civil or criminal action may be brought against the governor while in office, advising her to wait till 2018.
But in the statement filed by her counsel, Ismaila Alasa and Mary Ekpere Eta, the president’s wife cited criminal charges on the murder of one Tunde Omojola, diversion of N1.2bn state funds in 2004 and the invasion of the Ekiti High Court with thugs who allegedly beat up a judge in 2014 as some of the governor’s ‘indiscretions’.
“The first defendant (Fayose) is a well-known coward who is scared of facing the consequences of his numerous indiscretions and sheer acts of criminality by timidly hiding under the cloak of immunity to want to evade prosecution,” she averred.
Meanwhile, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi has approved the service of the court papers to Fayose and his two aides- his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi and his special adviser on New Media, Lere Olayinka at the Government House, Ado Ekiti as the legal dispute proceeded in the week.
The judge directed service of the processes on the defendants by DHL courier service and publication in an online media platform.
Aisha Buhari, who has lined up 205 witnesses against Fayose, is seeking N5bn as damages over the statements.

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Aisha Buhari Sues Gov. Fayose, Aides

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, on Wednesday sued Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State for claiming she was involved in the Halliburton scandal.

Mr. Fayose had in June said Mrs. Buhari was the “Aisha Buhari” named in a U.S. court document, alleged to have been involved in bribery case involving a convicted former U.S. lawmaker, Williams Jefferson.

The governor, in what appeared to be an error, referred to the Jefferson bribery as the Halliburton scandal, which is an entirely different case.

Mr. Fayose however insisted he was right, despite Mrs. Buhari’s denial and threat of lawsuit.

In the ex-parte motion, filed July 20, 2016, Mrs. Buhari prayed the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, to grant her reliefs to issue writ of summons against Mr. Fayose and his media advisers, Idowu Adelusi and Lere Olayinka.

Olukayode Adeniyi, the presiding judge, granted all reliefs sought by Mrs. Buhari, including an order of substituted service.

Mary Ekpere, counsel to Mrs. Buhari, prayed the court for the lawsuit to be served on Mr. Fayose and his two aides.

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Aisha Buhari Gives Fayose 5 Days To Apologize Or Go To Court

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has described the statement by Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose which fingered her as an accomplice in the famous Halliburton bribery scandal that landed former U.S. lawmaker, Williams Jefferson in jail as “very wild and unfounded.”
She threatened to drag Fayose to court if the statement was not retracted within five working days. The letter emanated from the chamber of Mary Ekpere and Co.
The letter signed by Ismaila Alasa and Mary Ekpere was entitled: “Demand for unqualified retraction of the false statement published by you in various media on the 20th of June, 2016, and subsequent dates regarding our client, Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha Buhari the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
“The said statement which was caused by you and your agents to be widely circulated and published in various media platforms: print, electronic and online on 20th of June, 2016, contains very wild, unfounded and false allegations and imputations against the person of our client.
“Take notice that unless you and your agents meet our humble demands within five working days of the receipt of this letter, we shall take all necessary steps within the contemplation of the law to seek redress for our client.”
The governor had on Monday distributed a statement, which contained excerpts of court documents sourced from the United States Department of Justice Website allegedly indicting Mrs. Buhari in the sordid
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and key participant in the bribery scandal, Oyewole Fasawe, described Fayose’s accusations against Buhari’s wife, as “fallacious, baseless, misinformed and defamatory”, saying she was not connected “in any way” to the transaction,
“We were the ones in government, and she was never a member of our party or my business associate. So, how could she have been involved in the first place,” Mr. Fasawe said.
Fasawe advised Fayose and his handlers to desist from “this unprovoked attack and unsolicited defamation to the person of Mrs. Aisha Buhari,” adding that “no one should hide behind immunity clause to trample upon the rights and reputation of others with impunity.”
He said he had a business venture with Mr. Jefferson  who is now serving a 13-year jail term in the US, which went awry “based on misplaced trust.”
“I was convinced the Triple Play Cable Television Network was the future of home entertainment in Nigeria. I invested considerably in the business – even having to approach my bank for further investments.”
Mr. Fasawe said he petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission under then President, Olusegun Obasanjo, at the time of the incident but no action was taken.

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How EFCC Almost Arrested Aisha Buhari’s Impostor– Ribadu

The Aisha Buhari mentioned in the bribery scandal of a former United States congressman, William Jefferson, was an impostor who was peddling influence with the name of President Muhammadu Buhari, a former chairman of the EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu, has said.

Mr. Ribadu narrated how the EFCC during his tenure, in conjunction with U.S. authorities, almost arrested the impostor.

“She is a different person and has lived in the U.S. for years. She is hardly in Nigeria. The EFCC was working with U.S. authorities on the investigations. One of my plans was to arrest her before I left the commission. Our suspicion then was that she was using the Buhari name for influence.

“The EFCC laid ambush to see if she would come into the country so she could be arrested. I didn’t know what happened to the plan to arrest her after I left,” he said.

Mr. Ribadu however said if Nigerian authorities were still interested in the case it was easy to establish her real identity.

He said this should not be a problem for investigators because she recently renewed her passport at the Nigeria embassy in Washington and that they should still have a file on her.

Mr. Ribadu’s successor at the EFCC , Ibrahim Lamorde, had earlier told this newspaper the President Buhari’s wife was not the person mentioned in the scandal as alleged by the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.

Mr. Fayose had distributed a link to the U.S. Department of Justice Web site holding court documents where a certain Aisha Buhari was alleged to have transferred suspicious funds to a convicted former American congressman, Williams Jefferson.

 In a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Mr. Fayose said President Buhari was far from being a clean man.

“Even the President cannot claim to be an angel,” the governor said, in reaction to the freezing of his Zenith Bank account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“The estate he built in Abuja is known to us. His wife was indicted over the Halliburton Scandal. When that American, Jefferson, was being sentenced, the President’s wife was mentioned as having wired $170,000 to Jefferson. Her name was on page 25 of the sentencing of Jefferson. We can serialize the judgment for people to see and read.”

But Mr. Lamorde said that the Aisha Buhari in the Jefferson bribery scandal was not the President’s wife.

“I can tell you authoritatively that the Aisha Buhari named in that case is not President Buhari’s wife. It is another Aisha Buhari entirely,” Mr. Lamorde said.

“I was the director of operations at the EFCC at the time so I know about the case very well. I can tell you that it is not her (President Buhari’s wife). That much we established.”

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Presidency Responds To Gov. Fayose’s Claim On Aisha Buhari

The Presidency has dismissed as laughable the desperate attempt by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State to link President Buhari’s wife, Aisha, to US Congressman William Jefferson’s bribery scandal for which the American lawmaker was convicted in 2009.

Reacting to Mr. Fayose’s allegations in a press statement, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said ordinarily the presidency would have ignored Fayose because he was a man “childishly obsessed with the desire to grab the headlines and insulting people at will because of his incurably boorish instincts.”

Mr. Garba explained however that the presidency chose to respond on this occasion for the sake of innocent Nigerians who might be misled by Mr. Fayose’s shameless and blatant distortion of facts.

He said ignoring Mr. Fayose carried the risk of giving traction and credibility to outright and brazen falsehoods inconsistent with the status of anybody that calls himself a Governor or leader.

According to Mr. Shehu, Aisha had no direct, indirect or the remotest connection with William Jefferson’s corruption scandal in the United States.

He challenged Mr. Fayose to tell Nigerians if the so-called Aisha whose pictures he proudly, but ignorantly shared, was the same Aisha married to President Muhammadu Buhari, or if the Aisha of his idle imagination had any relationship by blood or any relationship in whatever form with President Buhari’s wife.

Mr. Shehu also challenged Mr. Fayose to produce evidence from the records of investigation and subsequent trial of Jefferson to prove that Mr. Buhari’s wife Aisha was in anyway linked to that scandal. He explained that common names alone were not enough to automatically link innocent people to crimes or scandals, especially in an era of identity thieves.

He further challenged Mr. Fayose to show proof when and where Aisha Buhari was invited for interrogation in connection with Congressman William Jefferson’s bribery scandal, let alone indicted for a crime locally or abroad.

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Aisha Buhari’s Book: Guests Refuse To Disclose Donations

Dignitaries who on Thursday attended the public presentation of a book written by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, deliberately refused to make their donations public.

 It was not clear whether their decision was based on the present administration’s anti-graft posture.

 The prominent Nigerians converged on the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for the presentation of Mrs. Buhari’s book, “The Essentials of Beauty Therapy: A Complete Guide for Beauty Therapy.”

 The proceeds from the presentation, the organisers said, would be sent to parents of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok in April, 2014 and the parents of the boys abducted in Buni Yadi.

 Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo started the secret donation when he announced that Mrs. Buhari should not expect any big donation from him because he and the President were on half salaries.

 He added that he would not be able to donate big money because “Buhari is very strict on money matters.”

 “The President and I are on half salaries. The President is very strict on money issues. So, don’t expect me to make a large donation,” he said.

 Osinbajo said the presentation of the book highlighted the importance of the girl-child education as he observed that if the wife of the President had not got the opportunity to go to school, she would not have been able to write the book and teach others.

 He said, “Girl-child education is still an issue, girls not having the opportunity to go to school. If the wife of the President didn’t have the opportunity to go to school, she wouldn’t have had the opportunity to reach others.

 “It emphasises the importance of education. Her desire to dedicate the proceeds of the presentation to the victims of insurgency and particularly the families of the Chibok girls is commendable.”

 The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who was the chairman of the occasion, also failed to announce his donation.

 Tinubu, who was represented by his wife, Oluremi, however, commended Mrs. Buhari for her decision to invest the proceeds in charity.

 On the importance of the book, the APC leader said Nigeria and Nigerians needed to begin to pay attention to beauty industry which he said was capable of generating income and employment.

 He also stressed the need to set up beauty and therapy schools where interested persons would be properly trained.

 The book presenter, Senator Daisy Danjuma, also failed to make her donation public.

 She however commended Mrs. Buhari for writing the book.

 The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who spoke on behalf of the 36 state governors, also followed the same line.

Although, he promised that state governors would make the books available to all the local government areas in the country, he did not announce how much they would pay.

Others who spoke but failed to announce their donations were the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education, Dr. Musa’udu Kazaure; the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Prof. Abdusalami Nasidi; and the wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab Bagudu.

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Aisha Buhari Launches Book On Essentials Of Beauty Therapy

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has launched her first book on “Essentials of Beauty Therapy’’ to enhance the health and wellbeing of human body.

Mrs Buhari made the public presentation of the book on Thursday in Abuja at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

She described the book as the outcome of many years of research after series of courses she undertook in order to acquire the necessary knowledge to specialize in those areas.

“My natural passion for beauty and fashion developed the unique interest to work, teach and mentor young ones on beauty and fashion.

“In my over 10 years in beauty industry, l have trained, mentored and empowered hundreds of young Nigerians in different areas such as facial, skin and body care,’’ she said.

Aisha said that she had served as member of the technical team that developed the curriculum on beauty therapy.

She said the curriculum development was aimed at building the capacity of young school drop outs for empowerment and self-reliance programmes in vocational institutions.

She expressed hope that the book as a training manual would be part of the curriculum of the new National Board for Technical Education, Vocational Enterprise Institute and National Institute Diploma on Cosmetology in beauty therapy in Nigeria.

Aisha said that her decision to present the book was to contribute through her personal efforts to support the victims of insurgents particularly women and children.

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Aisha Buhari Donates Relief Materials To Agatu Crisis’ Victims

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, yesterday donated relief materials to persons displaced in the Agatu crisis, camped at the NOGOA Secondary School Makurdi.

Mrs. Buhari who was represented by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osibanjo, said her visit to the state was also to enable her obtain first hand information on crisis. She condoled with victims of the crisis in Agatu and other crisis ridden areas of the state promising that they would not stand alone in their moment of grief.

Earlier, Governor Samuel Ortom insisted that Benue State was under the siege of marauding Fulani herdsmen who invaded the state from outside the country and urged the federal government to intervene to stem the killings. According to the Governor, “the devastation and destruction in Benue state is more than what happened in the North East, we are under siege and those behind this are not the normal Fulanis who have lived with us over the years, they are from outside. Given our strategic position as the food basket of the nation, if the Federal Government does not stand up to stop the crisis, there will be shortage of food in the country next year.”

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Aisha Buhari Unveils Nigeria Rebirth Art Project

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari on Thursday in Abuja unveiled the Nigeria Rebirth Art Project aimed at making Nigeria great.


She was represented by the Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo.


Mrs Buhari, who is the Grand Patron of the rebirth said that the need for the National Rebirth had become necessary as the country was being faced with some challenges.

She said the rebirth would bring about society free of corruption, nepotism and greed among other vices.


“The new Nigeria will make the country great as well as bring hope and prosperity to the country as a whole and to Africa in general.

“It will bring joy to us and generation after generation. Indeed, we will not rest until every Nigerian can enjoy equal opportunities to their dreams, pursue and achieve greatness in various field of their endeavours as people.

“The project will remind us that there is a drop and depth of greatness in every Nigerian. We are not yet there until all hands are on deck, we will achieve the desired change we all desire.’’


She said that all African countries were looking unto Nigeria for positive change, adding that If we change, thel continent would also change for good.

She said the present administration would continue to fight vices that hinder the development of the country.

Mrs Buhari said youths were the agents of change in any nation as they constituted the largest part of population of the country.

“I am happy, youths are ready for change mantra of the country and It is now left for them to actualise it.”


She commended the project team led by Cabinet X Africa Initiative, 37 artistes from each state and other stakeholders for their contribution to actualize the rebirth.

Speaking at the event, the National Coordinator of the Nigeria Rebirth Project, Mr Isaac Balami, said the project was an initiative of patriotic Nigerians who were passionate about a new Nigeria.


“The past and present challenges of our nation need to be confronted by the rebirthing of a new Nigeria to enable the country’s future reshaped.’’

Balami said the art symbolised the renewed commitment to national building as well as strengthening the potentials among the citizens to make the country great.

He said the rebirth was a new ideological framework that would “transform and strengthen our homes, offices, schools, institutions as well as enhancing our economic, socio-political, security and international outlook”.


He said the project team would showcase new Nigeria in 20 countries globally as well as going around the 36 states of the federation.

The Coordinator said the tour would build unity among Nigerians and those at Diaspora as well as create positive impressions about Nigeria.


“The tour across the globe would restore hope and faith of Nigerians in Diaspora to bring back home their expertise and knowledge towards building the new Nigeria of our collective dream,’’ he said.

Balami said the touring of the 36 states was aimed at supporting the state governments to harmonise their areas of economic advantages and to raise awareness the amongst the populace.


He said after showcasing the new Nigeria to the world, the project would be handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari on Oct 1.


A Young Ambassador, Maimunah Mustapha, who spoke on behalf of other young ambassadors, promised to redouble their efforts of making Nigeria great.


“As Nigeria Rebirth Ambassadors, we will uphold and represent this Nigeria Rebirth symbol which is the collective dreams in the heart of every Nigerian.

“Today, a new spirit of nationhood is awakened in the hearts of millions of Nigerians, ushering a new frontier of true greatness and quality prosperity.

She commended Mrs Buhari for her contributions toward the development of children in the country.

Highlight of the occasion was presentation of certificates to hundreds of young Nigeria Rebirth Ambassadors from various schools.




Aisha Buhari, Bello, Arase Visit Late Minister’s Family (PHOTOS)

Government officials at the federal and state levels today visited the home of the late Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi, to commiserate with his family.

Ocholi, his wife, and one of his sons had lost their lives on Sunday in a car crash along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, shocking the nation.

Among those who visited his home today were the Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha; the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, and the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase.

The officials, who paid tribute to the late Ocholi, all signed the condolence register before leaving.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, were among those who visited the home.




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Aisha Buhari Launches Maternal, Child Healthcare Week In Kebbi

The wife of the President Hajiya Aisha Buhari, on Thursday flagged-off the Maternal and New- Born Child Health(MNCH) week in Jega Local Government Area in Kebbi state.



She also inaugurated a new 80-Bed capacity general hospital named after her.



Speaking at the occasion Buhari, commended the state government for giving priority to maternal and child health.


She also pledged to ensure that maternal and child health centres were provided in communities across the country.



She also expressed her commitment to promote and support maternal and child health care especially the reduction in maternal mortality.



Hajiya Buhari, called on other wives of political leaders to emulate the timely efforts by the Kebbi government in tackling maternal and child health care.



The President’s wife also donated assorted foodstuff, textile materials and blankets to Internally Displaced Persons.



Speaking at the ceremony the wife of the state governor, Hajiya Zainab, said activities for the week would involve promotion of health and well being of mothers and children.



She commended donor agencies for supporting the health care sector of the state and pledged to expand the scope of impact especially in rural areas.


In his speech the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, said the Federal Government would boost healthcare delivery in the country.




Aisha Buhari Restructures Governors’ Wives’ Forum

Aisha Buhari has restructured the Governors’ Wives’ Forum, GWF, to encourage cooperation and constructive partnership.
At a meeting with the 36 governors’ wives at the Presidential Villa, the forum was restructured into Northern Governors Wives Forum, NGWF, headed by Zamfara State Governor’s wife, Asma’u Abdul’aziz Yari, and Southern Governors’ Wives Forum led by Imo State Governor’s wife, Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha.
The president’s wife said the two fora would have distinct programmes of activities that would address the peculiar and numerous issues of both regions. According to her, it would also create better opportunity to complement each other’s efforts in solving those common national issues. She noted that the restructuring of the fora would encourage networking, cooperation and constructive partnership.
While noting that as wives and mothers, the primary role was to support their husbands, she stressed that private efforts must be geared towards programmes and projects that would impact positively on the lives of citizens, particularly the less privileged members of the society.
Aisha Buhari stated that with their privileged positions as wives of political office holders, there was need to impact positively on the lives of people.

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Aisha Buhari Heartbroken Over Run Away Husband Of Hospital Patient, Shares Christmas Gifts To Patients

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, on Friday distributed gifts to patients at the Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja, to mark Christmas.
“I am here today to tell you that we do not forget you. We have you in mind,” she told the patients. She said she was in the hospital to celebrate and share gifts to the patients, who were supposed to have been home celebrating, but rather they were in the hospital as a result of ailments.
Mrs. Buhari expressed happiness while sharing the gifts because of the significance of Christmas which is synonymous with sharing and exchanging of gifts among people.

However, the wife of the president flayed the husband of Helen Agada, one of the patients with multiple operations, who abandoned her after admission. “I am not happy when I meet a lady who had several operations and her husband ran away and left her. I think men should have feelings for their wives,” she said. Mrs Buhari solicited the support of men for their wives and family.

She advised men to always remain firm as the pillars of the home not minding the trials or tribulations.
The wife of the president reiterated the need for prayers for the peace, progress and prosperity of the nation.
Mrs. Buhari wished all Nigerians a happy and prosperous New Year ahead, urging the citizens to remain peaceful and law abiding.

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Aisha Buhari Urges FG To Pay N5,000 Allowance To Unemployed Youths

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has appealed to the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), not to renege on its campaign promise of paying N5,000 to 25 million unemployed Nigerians.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the president’s wife on Media, Mrs Adebisi Ajayi, on Tuesday in Abuja.
She also urged the party to fulfill its promise of giving school children one free meal a day.
She stated this after the Senate voted against the motion calling on the Presidency to pay the N5,000 allowance.

“The APC is a party of integrity and has assured Nigerians during the campaign that it will pay N5,000 each month to 25 million most vulnerable citizens.
“Nigerians should be patient with the APC government as the change they had been yearning for has come to stay,’’ she said.

Aisha Buhari Speaks Of Her Husband’s Way Of Running Govt.

Wife of Nigeria’s President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari yesterday assured women that her husband would deliver effectively in line with the mandate given to him.

The president’s wife spoke in Enugu where she flagged-off the free health screening initiative, her pet project. Mrs. Buhari, who was accompanied on the visit by wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives as well as over 20 wives of state governors, stated that “the government of my husband is a government of unity and integrity”.

“You are in safe hands,” she further told the women, stressing that the health programme would be fully implemented with the support of governors’ wives.

She disclosed that the concept of the programme had since been designed and shared with local and international stakeholders, noting that it was intended to reach women, particularly those areas that are difficult to reach.

“I am glad that we are gathered here with governors’ wives for this programme. It is voluntary with health agencies rendering free health care services.

“If you help the less privileged ones, God will help you. This government is a government of unity,” she further stressed.

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2,000 Women Benefit From Aisha Buhari’s Free Health Scheme

Over 2,000 women drawn from various locations in the South East geopolitical zone, yesterday, converged at Queens Secondary School Enugu where President Muhammad Buhari’s wife, Aisha launched a one-day free health screening initiative programme .

The initiative, powered by Government of Enugu through Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s wife, Monica, seeks to entrench health care consciousness in women through advocacy, screening and boosting of primary health care centre facilities in Enugu State.

Buhari’s wife, who was accompanied by wife of Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, inspected service provider’s outlet, who rendered blood pressure, blood sugar, kidney function, dental and eye checks service to women, who thronged to benefit from the exercise.

While flagging-off the free health screening initiative, Mrs. Buhari described her husband’s administration as a government of unity.

According to her: “You are in safe hands. I am glad that we are gathered here with governors’ wives for this programme. It is a voluntary health agency  rendering free health care services.

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Aisha Buhari Urges Governors To Establish Children’s Parliament

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called on state governors to establish children’s parliament with a view to build the capacity of the youths in leadership position.

She made the call on Monday in Abuja at the inauguration of the 4th Assembly of FCT Children Parliament.

Buhari, who was represented at the occasion by Mrs Alayingi Sylva, wife of the former governor of Bayelsa, Timipre Sylva, stressed the need to establish children’s parliament in the 36 states.

She said that the parliament would provide a platform for the children to participate in national development and prepare them as future leaders.

She added that it would give a voice to the youths and inculcate in children the value of dialogue and collective participation that would equip them for leadership roles.

She congratulated the executive members of FCT children’s parliament for their victory at the April elections in which more than 90 schools in the six area council participated.

“This is a clear demonstration that our children have embraced the path to democracy which inevitably has been a course for governance.

“No doubt, your political consciousness will be raised and eventually offer you the opportunity of being valued members of our society and future leaders of this great country.

“I appeal to you to respect the rule and process of operating children’s parliament through which you can realize your dream,” she said.

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Aisha Buhari Vows Advocacy Against Child Marriage

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday pledged to lead public advocacy for the legislation against child marriage in the country.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Geoffery Njoku, the UNICEF Media and External Relations Officer, made available to newsmen in Abuja.

According to the statement, Buhari made the promise when 50 adolescent girls drawn from different schools in Bauchi, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger and Sokoto states as well as the Federal Capital Territory, paid her a courtesy visit.

It said: “No single girl will be left behind in my movement to get every girl into school.’’

The statement quoted Aisha as urging that “parents should endeavour to keep their daughters in school for at least 12 years’’.

It said: “UNICEF and other partners are focusing their activities on the transformation power of education to equip adolescent girls to overcome all challenges that affect their lives and inhibit their prospects of advancement.”

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Aisha Buhari Urges Students To Use Education For National Development

The Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Monday in Abuja called on Nigerian students to use education as a tool for national development.

Aisha, who was represented by the Wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, said this when the Chairman, Advisory Board, President’s School Debate Nigeria (PSDN), paid her courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa.

“I am exceedingly proud of the young citizens that have taken education as a way forward for the national development,’’ Aisha said.

She said the students, through education, were empowered and had enabled them to represent Nigeria in Singapore for a debate.

“You have done so well and made Nigeria proud. I am proud of you and hope that other young Nigerians will look at your achievement and emulate,’’ she said.

She urged other students in the country to emulate the example, to make the country a great nation.

The president’s wife commended the organizers and students for doing well at the Singapore debate competition, adding that “we hope to celebrate your progress, productivity and success in the next years.

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A Great Woman Is Gone- Aisha Buhari

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha  Muhammadu Buhari, has described the late Awolowo’s wife, Hannah Idowu as “a remarkable mother, wife and a fountain of inspiration”.

Mrs  Buhari, who was paying a tribute to the late Mrs Awolowo in the course of a visit to the deceased’s grand daughter, Mrs Dolapo Yemi Osinbajo, the wife of the Vice President, said it was “impossible to recall Chief Awolowo’s impressive political record and contributions to our democratic development without recognising the significant role the late Hanna Idowu played in his successes in life.”

At 99, the wife of the President said the late Mrs Awolowo had lived a fulfilled life, and left indelible footprints on the sands of time.

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Aisha Buhari Donates To Expectant Mothers In Calabar

The President’s wife, Hajia Aisha Buhari, at the weekend donated nutritional supplement, the Frisomum Gold brand, to about 3,000 expectant and nursing mothers in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

Hajia Buhari said the supplement, which is also an alternative to breast milk, would ensure nourishment for babies.

The President’s wife, who was represented by Mrs Mary Ekpere, said beneficiaries were drawn randomly devoid of any political undertone.

She said: “What we have is for over 3,000 women. We left it open so that those who could make it here would benefit.

“I am impressed and happy that just by the snap of the fingers we were able to gather a good number of expectant mothers and children. The essence of this is to educate mothers about what is healthy for their children. The children are the future. So, they should be nourished and brought up well. This is a little token for the children.”

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Aisha Buhari Moves To Presidential Villa

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has relocated to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, barely three weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was inaugurated.

Since they were inaugurated, Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo have been operating from outside the Presidential Villa.

This is despite the fact that both men have their official residences and offices inside the Villa.

Both of them have been operating from their private residences as well as the Defence House, official residence of the President-elect located at Maitama District, Abuja.

“Hajia (Buhari) arrived here (Presidential Villa) with her entourage at about 6pm on Thursday. She had relocated ahead of her husband. She passed the night here,” a Presidency official told our correspondent on Friday.

As of the time our correspondent visited the First Lady’s Wing of the Presidential Villa on Friday, some exotic cars were seen parked in front of the premises, an indication that Mrs. Buhari was playing host to some guests.

Another Presidency official told our correspondent that the President is expected to join his wife inside the Presidential Villa on arrival from his local trip.


Don’t Pay $50,000 To See Me Or My Husband, Aisha Buhari Warns

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has warned that anyone who demands $50,000 to enable him see her or her husband should be disregarded.

Speaking at an appreciation dinner she hosted for women and youths at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa on Saturday, she said whoever demands money to facilitates his or her seeing her or her husband was neither working for the President nor the All Progressives Congress, APC.

She said: “I will like to inform you that in the past regime, whether it is true or false, only God knows. Some people were going round, parading themselves as personal assistants. If you wanted to see the First Lady, you will pay $30,000 or $50,000; and if you are seeing the President, you will pay all that you have gathered in your lifetime.

“This will not happen in our regime. Whoever asks you to give a single penny in the name of coming to see the President or his wife is not our staff. He is not an APC member; it is a lie. Don’t be deceived.”

She stated that there was nothing people did not say about the past administration, stressing that it was not former President Goodluck Jonathan that was not good but the people around him.

The President’s wife said the people that are going to be around her husband have to be very careful because the election ended peacefully.

“We are praying and hoping that people around him should know that it took him 12 years to get to that position and they must know that they are coming to serve the masses, not President Muhammadu Buhari in person.

“It is the people that are around him that will determine the political health of our state.

“I am so delighted to stand before you today as the wife of a former Head of State and today being called the wife of the President. It was such a long journey and we thank God it ended this way; we really thank God.

“I want to thank all Nigerian women and youths for the crucial roles they played towards the success of the last elections. I am very much aware of your steadfastness during the election campaigns up till the elections proper,” she said.

She explained that in line with the philosophy of her husband, the administration would be open to all Nigerians.

While noting the challenges faced by the country in the areas of security, unemployment and corruption, she said the responsibility to solve the problems should not be left for the government alone.

Mrs. Buhari also used the occasion to explain that her husband never put her in purdah.

She urged Nigerians to come up with practical solutions, collectively and individually, that would facilitate answers to the ills of the society, especially women issues.

“Even, by the recent campaigns, it was Bola Ahmed Tinubu who insisted that I should come out and support my husband. Not that I never liked supporting my husband but it all depended on the people around him. And now, it is the people around him that said they wanted me to participate; we did and we have seen the difference.

“My husband is a gender- sensitive being, having so many girls as his own biological children and then having me as his wife. Then, you can see the generation gap. He allowed me to go to school. To cut the story short, he is the pillar of my success.

“The women of Nigeria are not asking for equal representation but a fair representation.

“As you are all aware, they were the major voters; we constitute more than 50 per cent and in the end, we found out that the number of female legislators that we used to have declined. I do not think this is fair to women. We feel we are not adequately represented.

“We should now make it as a mission in the next four years, to fight for fair representation of women in both leadership and decision-making bodies,” she said.

She also spoke on the high rate of divorce in the North, widowhood in the South and female students’ harassment in higher institutions, demanding that something be done to solve the problems.


Aisha Buhari Has No Right To Be Called Her Excellency- Shehu Sani

The senator-elect for Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has claimed that it is unconstitutional to call Aisha Buhari Her Excellency and to waste money from the treasury on the First Lady.

Sani thinks it’s unconstitutional to spend money from the treasury on the First Lady. Shehu Sani warned Muhammadu Buhari against repeating Goodluck Jonathan’s mistakes, whose wife led a lavish lifestyle at the public’s expense.

Speaking at a meeting with the executives of the Kaduna Branch of the Federecion Internationale De Agbogadas, Sani said “I want to advise our own party members who are in government at the executive level to be very much cautious about making the office of the First Lady flamboyant.”

He added, “this is because I am not aware whether the constitution of Nigeria recognized that the First Lady has an office and that she must be called Her Excellency. And it should therefore be very unconstitutional to allocate money to the office of the First Lady. Sani, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, also warned that Muhammadu Buhari should stay away from the circle of the former president, describing them as “parasites”.

“President Buhari must set up an economic team that is made up of academics and economic experts and not businessmen and parasites in the corridors of powers who have always used the opportunities in being in the economic team of government to formulate policies that will better their own businesses,”


Aisha Buhari Closes Beauty Parlour In Kaduna

Soft-spoken but extremely eloquent, there are many things that make Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s new president thick. Blessed with an infectious smile; many, often as a result of her warm disposition, underrate the power that lies in her.
Though, only soaring in popularity in recent months especially in the build up to the March 28 presidential elections where her husband, Muhammadu, a retired military general and former Head of State, coasted to an overwhelming victory, Aisha has always been a known face especially among people who seek to pamper their bodies. The First Lady, until recently, owned one of the biggest spas and beauty institute in the country. Situated along Camp Road, a high brow area of Ungwan-Rimi Government Residential Area in Kaduna State, Hanzy Spa and Hanzy Beauty Institute was always a beehive of activities all week long. It is the first beauty institute in Northern Nigeria and is a National

Board of Technical Education accredited vocational training centre and registered by the Ministry of Education with the aim of exploring the untapped wealth in the emerging beauty industry.

However, since the victory of her husband in late March before his swearing-in in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Friday, Aisha has since closed down the beauty parlour to take up the new role of Nigeria’s First Lady. The spa and beauty institute patronised by individuals across class, was sighted close to the private residence of the immediate past Vice President, Namadi Sambo. The institute was consulted by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation/Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company to help train individuals under its Youth Empowerment and Skill Acquisition Programme.
But as popular and strategically-placed as the spa and beauty institute was, not many knew Aisha was the brains behind it. Like her more popular husband who is famed for shying away from limelight and prefers to stay at the background most of the time, she operated the business only as a professional and not as wife of a former Head of State at the time. Many clients, who visited the place and also came across her, attested to how simple and impressive at customers’ relations she was.
But Aisha didn’t just venture into the business of pampering people’s skin and bodies – she worked very hard to learn the tricks of the business and how to succeed in it. A trained esthetician who obtained a diploma in Beauty Therapy from the Carlton Institute of Beauty Therapy, Windsor, United Kingdom and a certificate course from the French Beauty School, Esthetique Academie Dubai, she is a member of the United Kingdom’s Vocational Training and Charitable Trust and the International Health and Beauty Council.
In an interview she granted Thisday Style last year, the beautiful Adamawa State-born mother of five said: “I’m a very busy person who does her things quietly. I keep to my profession as an esthetician, managing my spa and beauty institute both in Kaduna and Abuja. I also personally perform some advanced facial treatments like mesotherapy, gold facial and application of TCA etc. I have a number of documentations on my experience in this area including writing a book titled “The Essentials of Beauty Therapy.”
Though, now saddled with the bigger responsibility of giving her ageing husband the needed moral and emotional support required to bring massive transformation in a country craving for change, Aisha’s training and experience as a beauty expert could come to bear in the colouration of things within her control in the coming weeks. For neighbours close to the First Lady’s now closed beauty institute, they would miss the atmosphere she brought to the area.

Aisha Buhari Calls For The Adoption Of The Child Rights Act In Every State

Wife of President-elect, Aisha Buhari has called on all states of the federation to implement the Child Rights Act which has been passed by the outgoing Senate with the view of protecting the rights of the Nigerian Child.

Mrs Buhari made this call in a statement released today to commemorate the International Children’s Day tomorrow May 27th. The statement, signed by was signed by the director of the Buhari Campaign Organization, Garba Shehu “Even if it means adapting the act to suit their specific needs. The Child Rights Act must be adopted in every single state of our country”she said in the statement.

Mrs Buhari in the statement promised that no child will be left out of her husband’s plans

“No child in Nigeria will be left out of my husband’s plan for Nigeria,” she said. “Every child in every geopolitical zone of the country will be taken care of by the APC federal government.”

I Will Support My Sister, Patience Jonathan To Aisha Buhari

Outgoing First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has pledged to support the wife of the President-elect, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, in any of her projects that would better the country.

Mrs. Jonathan gave the assurance at the inauguration of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association Skills Acquisition Centre, in Abuja yesterday.

The First Lady explained that her husband was able to complete his four-year tenure in office with ease because of the support he got from the military and security chiefs in the country.

She lauded the service chiefs and the women association for their support for the President, especially during the Boko Haram insurgency, and urged them to sustain the patriotic efforts.

She further called on Nigerian to pray for the security chiefs to ensure that their efforts were successful. “I want to thank all the Service Chiefs and all women associations for their support for the President and my office.

“You have really sacrificed a lot to ensure Nigeria is safe. Don’t be tired but ensure that Nigeria is safe. Pray for their success in finally keeping the nation safe,” she added.

On the incoming government, Mrs. Jonathan said, “I will make sure that I support my sister, the incoming First Lady to make sure Nigerian women are safe”.

Patience Jonathan, Dragged Before An Abuja High Court By Nigerian Women Over AFLPM Meeting

First Lady Patience Jonathan, has been dragged before an Abuja High Court by some women who want the court to restrain her from holding an emergency meeting of African First Ladies Peace Mission in Abuja on May 15.

According to them, it was called in bad faith with the aim of stopping the incoming first lady, Aisha Buhari, from assuming headship of the AFLPM.

The plaintiff’s argument is in direct conflict with Ms Jonathan’s assertion, which is that the emergency meeting was based on an agreement reached last year.

The plaintiffs clearly do not accept her explanation.

The women behind the suit are Nana Module Onwodi, Ekemma Ugborough Arisa, Louisa Ono Eikhomun, Deborah Oboh,Juliet Mene, Juliet Pearce, Sonia Adolf and Kate Duru.

The case could not go on yesterday when it was called because the procedure for proof of service had not been completed.

Accordingly, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the matter to enable Barrister Mohammed Ahmed file an affidavit of service and attach the Proof of Service to the said affidavit averring that the service had been effected on the defendant, Dame Jonathan.

The plaintiffs had filed a writ of summons for themselves and on behalf of Concerned Women for Peace and Development, seeking to stop the emergency meeting called by Jonathan aimed at picking a new president of AFLPM from among the other African first ladies to succeed her.

They explained that the defendant stepped into the shoes of president of AFLPM after Turai Yar’Adua stepped down following the death of her husband and then President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

The plaintiffs averred that the tenure of office of President of the Mission is three years, is expected to elapse in July 2015 and, therefore, any attempt for the defendant to convene a meeting to elect a new president would amount to short-changing Mrs. Buhari who ought to get a chance by May 29, 2015 to participate and even contest the office of president in July 2015.

They state that “the defendant/respondent’s intention to hold an election on May 2015 is inimical to the progress and development of the country” as “not only shall we be affected as individuals but the entire nation will be affected as our position in the committee of African nations will be relegated.

Summit: Patience Jonathan Denies Blocking Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday denied media reports that her plan to host the 8th summit of the African First Ladies Peace Mission on Friday is designed to deny the wife of the President-elect, Hajia Aisha Buhari, the opportunity of becoming the President of the mission.

Mrs. Jonathan, who is the current President, had summoned a meeting of the mission during which new executive members are expected to emerge.

Media reports had it that the election would have been held in July but the President’s wife brought it back to May to allow her successor to emerge before her husband will cease to be President from May 29.

But a statement by Mr. Ayo Adewuyi, on Tuesday said there was no truth in the reports.

Adewuyi explained that Mrs. Jonathan was elected President in July 2012 and was meant to serve for two years, according to the group’s internal regulation.

He further said that while her tenure ought to have ended in 2014, when a fresh election should have held, the President’s wife drew the attention of her colleagues to the then forthcoming election in Nigeria, which preparation would not enable her host the summit.

According to him, Mrs. Jonathan therefore proposed that the summit should hold after the general elections, and it was accordingly agreed that it should be held in July 2015.

Adewuyi however added that there was an understanding among members that if President Goodluck Jonathan did not succeed in his re-election bid, the President’s wife would convene the summit in May to enable the election of a new President and ensure a smooth handover since her tenure has ended.

The statement read in part, “Arising from the above, it is therefore clear that this is not a personal matter nor specifically a Nigeria sole affair but a continental platform governed by its own rules and protocols just as similar international organisations.

“It would therefore be out of place for anyone to insinuate that it is intended to shut out the incoming First Lady. This cannot be farther from the truth.

“We state therefore without any iota of equivocation that it is mischievous for anyone to scheme to cause disaffection between the outgoing and incoming First Ladies, Dame Patience Jonathan, and Hajia Aisha Buhari.

“Let us therefore come together in our tradition of hospitality to heartily welcome our guests, the African First Ladies, as they arrive Abuja for the 8th Summit of the Mission.

“Let us always remember that the personal ambition of anybody is not worth destroying the image of the nation.”


Aisha Buhari: 8 Things To Know About The President-Elect’s Wife

Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in May 29, which means there will be a new first lady of Nigeria at the presidential villa, Aso Rock in Abuja. Although there is no official role for the spouse of Nigeria’s elected ruler, the wife of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan has notoriously played a very public part in Nigerian politics.

The incoming first lady, Aisha Buhari, stayed out of the public eye for much of the election campaign. But she will be able to exercise a different style of influence from Patience Jonathan, the current first lady of Nigeria. Here are eight things to know about the new first lady and the wife of Nigeria’s president-elect:

1. Aisha, now 44, married her husband in 1989 after Buhari, now 72, divorced his first wife. The couple have five children together, Agence France-Presse said.

2. She was born Hajiya Aisha Halilu into the family of Nigeria’s first defense minister, Mohammadu Ribadu, in Adamawa state. Aisha was raised by Fulani traditions and customs, Naijnews site said. The Fulani people are an Islamic African ethnic group spread across West Africa, primarily northern Nigeria.

3. Aisha is an educated woman who speaks fluent English and Arabic. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Ahmadu Bello University, the largest university in Nigeria and the second-largest in Africa. She later received diplomas and training in cosmetology and beauty from institutions in Paris and London. Aisha is currently a graduate student of international affairs and strategic planning, Vanguard news in Lagos said.

4. Aisha called for Jonathan’s resignation from office last year, following a suicide bombing and an alleged assassination attempt on her husband in July 2014. Buhari’s wife urged Jonathan to follow former South Korean Prime Minister Jung Hong-won, who resigned following the April 2014 Sewol ferry disaster, after her husband survived a dual bombing in Kaduna state that left dozens dead, Naij news site reported.

“As he saw grieving families suffering with the pain of losing their loved ones and the sadness and resentment of the public, he took responsibility as prime minister; he apologized to his country and resigned because of service to humanity,” Aisha said in a statement last summer. “Jonathan should emulate such a leader, because Nigerians have been dying daily, for the four years, hoping that government is going to do something, but we are tired of this insecurity and increased attacks on innocent people. Where is Jonathan? What is he doing? If action is not taken now, when? It is not enough to verbally condemn. Action is long overdue.”

5. Aisha said she and her husband will respect Nigeria’s rule of law when Buhari takes office at the end of May. That includes whether or not the office of the first lady is constitutionally recognized. But Aisha said she will still perform traditional duties as the president’s wife and hopes to support the development of Nigeria’s women and youth.

“The wife of the president has some traditional roles, like receiving guests, visiting orphanages, helping the less privileged people. Also, leading the fight for the right of women and malnourished children, infant mortality rate, kidnapping and girl child trafficking,” Aisha told Vanguard.

6. Aisha has been described by Nigerian journalists and acquaintances as calm, patient, beautiful, soft-spoken and unassuming. “I met Aisha Buhari three times, and she seems to be a very humble person, very friendly and a good listener,” lawyer Ebere Ifendu, head of the Women in Politics Forum group in Abuja, told AFP.

7. She has been compared in stark contrast with Nigeria’s current first lady, who is no stranger to scandal in the media and has been called power-hungry. Patience Jonathan fueled controversy during the presidential campaign by urging supporters of Jonathan’s ruling People’s Democratic Party to “stone” anyone shouting “change,” the campaign slogan of Buhari’s All Progressives Congress opposition party, AFP said.

“Patience has been like a bull in a china shop. No control whatsoever,” Yemisi Ransome-Kuti, head of the Nigeria Network of NGOs, told AFP earlier this month. “We are very hopeful that we will have a very different first lady, who will bring calm and harmony at the presidency.”

8. Aisha said Nigerians have nothing to fear from her husband, a northern Muslim who is a former military dictator. “I know him personally. Not as a leader of Nigeria. I know him as my husband, and I think Nigeria should feel comfortable with him. He will get there,” she told AFP earlier this month.


African First Ladies Summit: Dame Patience Jonathan Plans To Rig Out Aisha Buhari

Notwithstanding the official preparation of the federal government to commence the handover ceremonies from the Goodluck Jonathan administration to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, the first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, plans to host wives of African leaders to a jamboree on May 15 before she leaves office.

It was her grand design to deny the wife of the President-elect Hajiya Aisha Buhari the hosting rights of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) in July aimed at electing a new President of the non-governmental organisation.

To Dame Jonathan, the summit of the AFLPM to elect its new president is a mission she must superintend before she leaves office.

It will be the first time in AFLPM history that an emergency meeting was called to meet transition exigencies.

Nigeria is the major financier of the AFLPM and is currently building an N8billion permanent secretariat for the continental non-government organisation. Mrs Jonathan finished Nigeria’s first term mandate given to her predecessor, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua, whose husband, President Umaru Yar’Adua, died in office.

The continent’s first ladies had scheduled their 8th Summit for July, 2015, before Mrs Jonathan requested them to bring it forward to May 15, because she would no longer be Nigeria’s first lady by that time.

If the status quo had been maintained, it would have been Hajiya Aishat Buhari’s privilege to host the continent’s first ladies in July, just two months   into her husband’s tenure.

The AFLPM had on July 26, 2012, re-elected Nigeria as its president at its 7th Summit in Abuja, where guests were extravagantly treated and driven in 200 exotic cars, comprising 80 units of BMW X3 and X5 with a market value of N13.5million each, while the remaining 120 were exotic Jaguar, Honda and other brands.

LEADERSHIP obtained a copy of the letter entitled ‘Notice of Emergency Summit of the African First Ladies Peace Mission’ addressed to all the 52 member countries.

Dated April 6, with reference number SH/HEC/AFLPM/VOL.1/15, Mrs Jonathan passionately pleaded for a change of date to enable her host the extravaganza as she prepares to leave office.

She signed it herself as: “Dame (Dr) Patience Faka Jonathan, First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria and President, Africa First Ladies Peace Mission.”

Mrs Jonathan’s letter recalled that when the executive bureau of the body met in October 2014, in Pretoria, South Africa, it was agreed that “the next meeting (8th Summit) of our organisation will hold in July 2015”

The purpose of the Summit, she added, was “to elect the next president of the Mission and ratify the appointment of its executive secretary.

“You will recall that Nigeria was re-elected president of the AFLPM at the 7th Summit in Abuja. With the recent election in my country and a new government coming on board from May 29, 2015, it has become necessary to convene an emergency summit of the AFLPM to facilitate a smooth and formal hand over to the new executive committee that will pilot the affairs of the Peace Mission for the next two years.”

The first lady said she was making the proposition to avoid a leadership vacuum in the AFLPM, “as was the case in 2010 when my predecessor left office suddenly without handing over to a successor.”

She stressed that she wanted to guarantee a seamless take-off for the incoming leadership of the organisation “in view of the limited time available.”

Senior special assistance to the president on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, however, denied that the lavish sponsorship of the summit was at the expense of government.

Abati said: “In accordance with its modus operandi, the AFLPM set up several committees, including a finance committee, to raise funds and sponsorship for the organisation of its Abuja summit.

“As part of its own contributions to the successful hosting of the summit by the first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Coscharis Motors Ltd offered to provide some cars for the event at no cost to the organisers or the federal government of Nigeria”.

The land on which the secretariat is being built was originally allocated to the Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation (WAYEF), a non-governmental organisation run by Mrs Jonathan predecessor, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua. However, in November 2011, however, the FCT minister, Bala Mohammed, revoked the allocation and transferred ownership of the land to AFLPM.


Bola Shagaya Denies Planning To Host Aisha Buhari, Reaffirms Close Ties With Patience Jonathan

An aide to Bola Shagaya has described as untrue, reports that the millionaire was planning a party for Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

Ms. Shagaya, an ally of the outgoing First Lady, Patience Jonathan, was criticised on social media for allegedly being a turncoat and planning to curry patronage by fraternising with the wife of the president-elect.

A tweet by the UK chapter of the All Progressives Congress about the alleged planned event also helped popularise the message. “BREAKING] Bola Shagaya to HOST Aisha Buhari to lavish dinner | WE CALL ON OUR INCOMING 1ST LADY TO DECLINE THIS INVITATION. @IamAishaBuhari” @APCUkingdom tweeted at 7:49 p.m. on April 2.

In her denial statement, Ms. Shagaya’s aide, Deji Adeyanju, accused the London chapter of the APC of mischief. He said Ms. Shagaya remains a close friend of Mrs. Jonathan and will continue to offer her invaluable contribution to the nation and always.

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Introducing A Charming First Lady & The Brain Behind Buhari

Aisha, the wife of president-elect Muhammadu Buhari is no doubt the brain behind the success of her husband.

Cool, calm and collected, the mother of five (out of Buhari’s 10 children) has been a solid rock to ensure her husband’s ambition of becoming a civilian president come to pass.

She joined Buhari during his campaign to most parts of the country, and organised her own campaign, wooing women to get their votes.

She has had her fair share of bruises on the road Aso Rock, where she was attacked in Ilorin during a campaign rally.

All her efforts paid off as she can now heave a sigh of relief following the official announcement on Wednesday morning of her husband emerging as president-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

She was one of the first to congratulate her husband as she took to her twitter handle@IamAishaBuhari.

Their marriage has lasted 26 years.

A graduate of Public Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, the 44-year old was born on February 17, 1971 and got married to Buhari on December 2nd 1989.

A professional make-up artist, Aisha also studied at the Carlton Institute of London, and the Academy Esthetique Beauty Institute of France, Dubai.

The country now looks forward to a cool, calm but purposeful contribution from Aisha as she takes the seat of the First Lady from May 29, 2015, and together with her husband, take Nigeria to greater economic, political and social level.


Did You Know Aisha Buhari Is A Beauty Therapy Expert? Read More Interesting Facts About Her

Aisha Buhari was born on the 17th of February 1971 and hails from Adamawa state; Fulani by tribe. She was married as a teenager but earned her academic qualifications, being supported by her husband, and did not stop till she gained her masters degree.


Most interestingly, she has a diploma and several certificates in beauty therapy and cosmetology. Now we all know where that elegance is coming from.


She got married to Gen. Buhari before her 19th birthday and is still his one and only present wife. They have 5 kids and she has been very supportive of her husband’s presidential ambition, despite his consistent failures. Gen. Buhari is lucky sha.


Court Remands Two For Attacking Aisha Buhari’s Convoy

Two men who attacked the convoy of Hajia Aisha Buhari, wife of the presidential candidate of the APC, during her recent visit to Kwara state have been ordered to be remanded in prison custody.

Reports provides that the two men, Sulaiman Lawal, 27, and Lukuman Isiaka, 20, were arraigned before a Nigerian Magistrate’s court on a five-count charge of criminal conspiracy, mischief, belonging to a gang of thieves, extortion, assault and disturbance of public peace contrary to sections 97, 327, 306, 292 and 113 of the penal code law.

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My Husband Will Win Presidential Election- Aisha Buhari

The wife of the Presidential can­didate of the All Progressives Con­gress (APC), Hajia Aisha Buhari has declared that her husband, General Muhammadu Buhari and his party, APC would win the March 28 elections. Aisha Buhari spoke yester­day, at the Government House in Kano, during her town hall meeting organised for her to meet with women groups and representatives from Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states.

She hinged the prospects of the success of their party at the presidential poll on the huge support her husband was receiving from all over the country, including the support of women in Nigeria. According to her, the peo­ple of the Northern region were being looked down upon as Almajiris, and charged them to see the forthcoming election as a challenge, and thereby come out en masse to vote the APC to victory.

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Don’t be Afraid of Jail, Aisha Buhari Tells Patience Jonathan

Hajia Aishat Buhari, wife of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has replied the wife President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan who has been campaigning that General Buhari will jail his political opponents if elected President in the March 28 election, saying Patience Jonathan needs not fear as Nigerians only want a change in the way Nigeria is being run presently .

Speaking at a mega rally where she interacted with Women in Edo State Thursday, Hajia Buhari said the PDP’s attempt to paint her husband black ith the tar of religion is a desperate attempt to hoodwink the people, saying only those who want to loot the treasury campaign with religion which is at variance with politics.

She said: “Each zone of the country has its peculiar problems. For me in this zone, girl-child trafficking should be considered one of our problems, though I know there is unemployment.

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Buhari’s Wife is Deceiving Nigerian Women – Patience Jonathan

First Lady Patience Jonathan, says Aishat Buhari, wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been going about deceiving Nigerian women.

According to The Cableng, the first lady said this on Tuesday when the campaign train of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women birthed in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state.“Don’t be deceived. Don’t look at any woman that comes here; don’t listen. They are just deceiving themselves because out of the abundant of the heart, the mouth speaketh,” she said.

“Their husbands have said that they would not carry women along and that there is no office for the first lady but now they want to deceive Nigerian women and she has come out to say ‘My husband said it in error’. Don’t worry, I’ll carry on in the traditional way. “Any woman that comes, tell her to go back. Don’t let any Nigerian woman deceive you.”The first lady said she ran into the entourage of
Buhari’s wife at the airport but ordered her security details to avoid any possible problem.

Alleging that the opposition party has been fomenting trouble, she advised women to shun violence and always embrace peace.“I was in Edo state but before I got there, APC had gone. They went there just to make trouble,” she said. “I want to go to Kwara, they are there. Why do you want to go to Kwara? It is to make trouble. Trouble is not good for women. “They ran to the airport so that PDP will clash with them, but I told my security people that I am Mama Peace, I don’t kill, I don’t stone people. Please let them go with their problems. “It is not the women that are contesting elections but our husbands and all we can do is to pray for them to succeed.

As wife of leaders, we should be careful and avoid allowing ourselves to be used.”Buhari’s wife visited Kwara state on Monday.