VIDEO: Buhari Goes Romantic, Celebrates 30th Wedding Anniversary With Aisha

An old picture of President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Mrs Aisha. Photo: [email protected]

 

 

Nigerians woke up to the romantic side of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday as he celebrates his 30th wedding anniversary with his beloved wife, Mrs Aisha.

The couple may have disagreed over certain issues privately and publicly, this is not enough to stop the President from expressing how much he loves his wife.

President Buhari took to his twitter handle to share an old picture of him and his wife.

He also shared another picture of himself, Aisha, and his children.

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In the tweet, the President prayed for Allah’s continued peace and blessings in his home and family.

Similar, the wife of the President shared a video on Twitter to commemorate the anniversary.

See the couple’s tweets below:

The Rate Things Are Going, Things Are Completely Out Of Hands – Aisha Buhari

 

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has raised alarm over the situation of things in the country.

She stated this on Friday in a short speech at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs General Assembly and National Executive Council Meeting held at the National Mosque in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Aisha said, “We should either fasten our seatbelt, get up and do the needful or we will all regret it very soon because, at the rate things are going, things are completely out of hands.”

“The Vice President is here, ministers are here; they are supposed to do justice to whatever. People cannot afford portable drinking water in this country. We have ministers, we have governors.

“Since this is the highest decision-making body of Islamic affairs, for those that are Muslims we should fear God and we know that one day we will return to God and account for our deeds here,” she added.

The President’s wife supported the Social Media Bill before members of the National Assembly and highlighted the importance of the bill.

She recalled a situation where a report was trending that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, had resigned from his office.

According to Aisha, the sponsor(s) of such a report deserved to be punished and people who engage in fake news should be made to face the consequence of their actions.

Aisha stated, “You cannot just sit in the comfort of your house and tweet that Mr Vice President has resigned. It’s a serious crime.

“If China Can Control 1.8 billion people on social media, I see no reason why Nigeria should not attempt controlling only 180 million people.”

“We must do justice to ourselves; … as a result of the long term of injustice done to others, today most of us cannot go to our villages and sleep with our two eyes closed,” she added.

Forgive And Forget, Aisha Buhari Tells Kogi Residents

The wife of the President of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has told Kogi residents to forgive and forget all that their governor Yahaya Bello has done to them.

Mrs. Buhari made the appeal on Thursday during the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally held in the state, ahead of the governorship election slated to hold on November 16, 2019.

She told the residents that following the President’s intervention of the payment of salaries in the state, the citizens will not be disappointed if they vote for the incumbent governor.

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“My husband used to emphasise on salaries, it took a while for the Kogi salary payment to get settled after a long time of verification.

“But this time vote for him for continuity of payment of salary on time”.

Mrs. Buhari asked the governor to assure the residents of early payment of salary which Mr. Bello pledged his support to ensure that civil servants get paid on time.

She also commended the state for having the less number of out of school children in the country, according to the survey of UNICEF.

 

 

 

Aisha Buhari Hosts Prayer Session For Nigeria

First Lady Aisha Buhari on Monday hosted a special prayer session for the nation.

The prayer session was held at the Banquet Hall in the State House, Abuja.

The event, according to a statement signed by the First Lady’s spokesperson, Aliyu Abdullahi, witnessed the presence of Islamic Scholars from across the nation.

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In her speech, Aisha Buhari spoke on the importance of worship, which according to her “is the highway through which our requests and innermost desires are achieved.”

She reminded participants that “Islam has outlined responsibilities to our creator, our societies, our close and extended families and our neighbours and we must carry out these responsibilities to the best of our abilities.”

She charged men to adhere to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad and be responsible to their families through love, care and provision, adding that this will spread horizontally across the society and vertically across generations, insisting that this can address the multiple societal ills that are bedeviling the nation.

Scholars at the event delivered speeches on issues of faith and practice, corruption, drug abuse, security, entrepreneurship and the emerging trend of child abduction.

Highlight of the occasion was a session of special prayers for the nation and its leaders conducted by a team of renowned Islamic Scholars present at the event.

Other government officials at the event include the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, Hon. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, Former Governor of Nasarawa state, Sen. Tanko Almakura, other distinguished Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Wives of Governors & former Governors and other dignitaries.

 

See photos from the prayer session below…

Breast Cancer: Aisha Buhari Encourages Women, Girls On Self Examination

Aisha Buhari Asks Nigerians To Support Girl Child Education
File photo of Mrs Aisha Buhari

 

Wife of President, Aisha Buhari on Thursday encouraged women and girls to cultivate the habit of doing a monthly self-breast examination.

Mrs Buhari said with the monthly examination will give room for early detection and ensure in saving the lives of many women.

She made this call in a post on her verified Instagram handle @aishambuhari

“I call on all Nigerian women and young girls to make a commitment to always do a monthly self-breast examination because early detection is key to saving lives. Let us all join Medicaid Cancer Foundation @medicaidcf to #Walkawaycancer,” her post read.

Mrs Buhari in the post also shared pictures of where she was being presented with a branded T-shirt with the inscription “Walkaway Cancer.”

Also in the picture was the wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr Zainab Bagudu; and a lady presenting the T-shirt to the President’s wife.

Aisha Buhari Unveils 2020 World Para Power-Lifting World Cup

Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians for Supporting Husband’s Administration

 

First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has unveiled the athletes that will compete in the 2020 World Para-Powerlifting World Cup being hosted in Abuja, early next year.

She unveiled the athletes at an event which held at the State House on Wednesday, October 17, 2019, as well as the mascot and logo of the competition.

The First Lady, who was represented by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, noted that hosting the 2020 championship will be an enormous task, with para-lifters coming from Europe, the Americas and Africa to converge in Abuja.

She, therefore, charged the organisers to put all hands on deck to ensure the success of the event.

A clothing line was also unveiled as a way to source revenue for retired athletes and the First Lady called for patronage, saying that it will help the athletes not to retire into poverty.

She vowed that “as an advocate for women, children and vulnerable groups, I will continue to champion their cause with all my strength.”

She also expressed gratitude to the Federation for naming the event after her and giving her the privilege of hosting the championships.

Meanwhile, President of the Nigeria Para Power Lifting Federation, Mrs Queen Uboh, in her address said the choice of the First Lady to host the event was deliberate, because of her commitment to the cause of the vulnerable Nigerians.

She said most of the team members are also female and will draw inspiration from her involvement.

She further stated that as a result of the respect which Nigeria has in the world of para-lifting, the nation has secured an approval to host the global event for the next three years.

Uboh, therefore, called on Nigerians to support the clothing line initiative which will usher in a new phase of life for retired athletes.

Viral Video: Aisha Buhari Apologises To Family, Nigerians

A file photo of Mrs Aisha Buhari.

 

 

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has apologised to her family and Nigerians following a video that went viral recently.

She tendered the apology in a statement by her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna.

The statement read, “Commenting on the videos circulating on social networks, Mrs Buhari extended her apology to her children, her immediate family members and all well-meaning Nigerians over the embarrassment that the videos had caused.”

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Meanwhile, Mrs Buhari said she had secured hectares of land for the construction of a regional secretariat for the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM).

She stated her resolve to construct a regional secretariat for AFLPM, which was established after the Beijing Conference of 1995, when she received first ladies from states in the country at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

“I have successfully secured 2.7 hectares of land in Abuja for this purpose and the foundation laying will soon be conducted in the presence of African First Ladies,” the wife of the President was quoted as saying in the statement.

On the advocacy project for the improvement of maternal and child health, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by Future Assured Programme in partnership with first ladies in Nigeria, Mrs Buhari said it would come to an end in December 2019.

She used the opportunity to commend the first ladies for the good work they have been doing in their various states, and the collaboration they did with Future Assured.

The President’s wife, however, called on new first ladies to do the same and urged them not to succumb to distractions by social media.

She thanked her husband for approving a new set of aides to assist her in carrying out her various responsibilities.

The First Lady of Borno State, Mrs Falmata Umara Zulum and her Edo State counterpart, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, spoke on behalf of the Northern and Southern First Ladies’ Forums respectively.

Also present were wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo; wife of the Senate President, Mrs Maryam Lawan, and wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs Salamatu Gbajabiamila, among others.

Buhari Approves Six New Aides For First Lady, Aisha

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of six new aides to the First Lady of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director of Information to the First Lady, Suleiman Haruna.

The appointments come days after the First Lady returned from a long holiday in the United Kingdom.

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According to her, although she had observed her 6 weeks long annual leave, she needed some extra time away to attend to her health.

See the list of aides and their portfolios below.

1) Dr. Mairo Almakura – Special Assistant on African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM)

2) Muhammed Albishir – Special Assistant on Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD)

3) Wole Aboderin – Special Assistant on Non-Governmental Organizations

4) Barr. Aiyu Abdullahi – Special Assistant on Media and Publicity

5) Zainab Kazeem – Special Assistant on Domestic and Social Events

6) Funke Adesiyan – Personal Assistant on Domestic and Social Events

The appointments take immediate effect.

VIDEO: Jubilation As Aisha Buhari Returns To Aso Villa

 

There was jubilation on Sunday as the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, returned to the Presidential Villa after a long holiday in the United Kingdom.

The First Lady arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via a British Airways flight at about 4:30AM.

She was received at the airport by wives of present and former and governors and many associates among others.

 

Aisha said she was happy to be home after a well-deserved rest and thanked her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as family and well-wishers for their support and encouragement while she was away.

See photos of the First Lady’s arrival below:

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, greeted by well-wishers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on October 13, 2019.

 

Why I Travelled To The UK – Aisha Buhari

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, greeted by well-wishers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on October 13, 2019.

 

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has returned to the country after a long holiday in the United Kingdom.

Director of Information to the First Lady at the State House, Suleiman Haruna, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

Aisha arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport via a British Airways flight at about 4:30AM.

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Addressing reporters on her arrival, she explained that she was away for health reasons.

According to her, although she had observed her 6 weeks long annual leave, she needed some extra time away to attend to her health.

 

The First Lady said she was happy to be home after a well-deserved rest.

She also confirmed that she was fully rejuvenated to continue the work of improving the health and well-being of women, children, and other vulnerable Nigerians while she was away.

Aisha used the opportunity to thank her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as family and well-wishers for their support and encouragement while she was away.

She was received at the airport by wives of present and former and governors and many associates among others.

Hajj Pilgrimage: Speaker Gbajabiamila, Aisha Buhari Meet In Mecca

 

Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and First Lady, Aisha Buhari, have met in Mecca where they are currently performing the hajj pilgrimage.

Photos of the meeting where share on the Twitter page of the Speaker.

His tweet reads:

With the First Lady @aishambuhari in Mecca. May Allah answer our prayers for unity peace and progress for our beloved country.

The First Lady was also in the holy land in May, when she and President Muhammadu Buhari performed the Umrah.

Below are photos from the meeting.

The Hajj

More than two million Muslims began the annual hajj Friday under sweltering conditions, as the Saudi hosts sought to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop of simmering Gulf tensions.

The hajj, one of the world’s largest annual religious gatherings, is one of the five pillars of Islam and must be undertaken by all Muslims with the means at least once in their lives.

It consists of a series of religious rites which are completed over five days in Islam’s holiest city and its surroundings in western Saudi Arabia.

“All of the arms of state have been deployed (and) we are proud to serve as ‘God’s hosts’,” said security forces spokesman Bassam Attia.

“We feel cleansed by achieving this pillar of Islam and meeting people from across the world. It’s marvellous,” said Mohamed Jaafar, a 40-year-old Egyptian pilgrim.

 ‘A golden opportunity’

“It’s an indescribable feeling. You have to live it to understand it,” said an Algerian in his fifties completing the pilgrimage for the first time.

“It’s a golden opportunity and moment,” said his female companion.

Built in a desert valley, Mecca is home to the Kaaba, a cube structure that is the focal point of Islam and draped in a gold-embroidered black cloth.

Muslims around the world pray towards the Kaaba, which is located in the Grand Mosque, and pilgrims walk around it seven times.

Earlier on Friday, worshippers took part in Friday prayers at the mosque.

Pilgrims from around the world then headed on foot or on buses to Mina, a rugged district of Mecca at the base of Mount Arafat, where the faithful will spend Friday night.

A total of “350,000 air-conditioned tents have been pitched” in Mina, a Saudi official said.

Cooling mist sprays were deployed across the area as temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).

Mobile clinics and ambulances were on standby along the route, while Saudi Red Crescent helicopters monitored the pilgrims’ progress from the sky.

“The whole world is here… being here in Mecca is the best feeling,” beamed Mohamed Barry, a pilgrim from Britain.

Saudi officials said that 2.26 million pilgrims had arrived in Mina by late Friday, of which 1.86 million were from abroad, the state-run SPA news agency reported.

On Saturday worshippers will climb Mount Arafat, also known as the “Mount of Mercy”, for hours of prayers and Koran recitals.

After descending, they will gather pebbles and perform the symbolic “stoning of the devil”.

That marks the beginning of Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, marked on Sunday.

Pilgrims then return to the Grand Mosque to perform a final “tawaf” or walk around the Kaaba.

‘Politicising the hajj’

This year’s hajj takes place to a backdrop of Gulf tensions following a series of attacks on tankers, the downing of drones and the seizure of ships.

Riyadh blames regional foe Tehran for the attacks on commercial shipping, accusations Iran vehemently denies.

Despite the absence of diplomatic ties between the two countries, some 88,550 Iranian pilgrims are due to take part in the hajj this year according to Iran’s Tasnim news agency.

As in previous years, Saudi authorities have been at pains to stress that the hajj is a religious event and have sought to prevent its politicisation.

Riyadh insisted its two-year embargo on Doha — which includes restrictions on Qataris travelling to the kingdom — would not affect the pilgrimage.

But hajj official Hassan Qadi acknowledged “very few Qataris have come to Mecca for the pilgrimage”.

Saudi Arabia’s hajj ministry accused Qatar of “politicising the hajj and creating obstacles for Qatari pilgrims,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

The scale of the pilgrimage presents vast security and logistical challenges, with tens of thousands of safety officers deployed.

Riyadh faced strong criticism in 2015 when some 2,300 worshippers were killed in the worst stampede in the gathering’s history.

‘Attention IGP’, Aisha Buhari Demands Justice For Rape Victims

 

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has demanded justice for rape victims.

In a tweet on Sunday, she called the attention of the Inspector of General, Mohammed Adamu, to ensure there is no intimidation of victims in the administration of justice.

 

This comes after Singer, Timi Dakolo said “strange men with guns” had stormed his home, and the police had served him letters instituting a “false investigation”.

According to him, the development was an act of “institutionalised intimidation” following allegations of rape by his wife, Busola, against the Founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo.

 

 

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Our lawyers had told us to get ready for this letter. We have long been ready for this type of institutionalized intimidation and dirtiness. Investigating officials have frustrated as a result of underhand delay? Dirty bloggers are fabricating things that cover the truth , going to the IG’s people under dark to force this case to be posted to Abuja? Now this: a false investigation in Abuja when our own petition filed since June has not been answered and NO INVITATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE ACCUSED IN A RAPE CASE????! NOT ONE MOVEMENT TOWARDS JUSTICE??? Rubbishing the legal and criminal system ? And sending a bus load of questionable armed “policemen” and shady men lying in wait to intimidate my wife and children today, forcing their way into my home? Is that how the REAL police delivers a letter ? This is best you can do? This is why all the hurting women and families havent come out with HORRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THEM???!! You picked the wrong one and you picked the wrong time. Nigerians are more awake than you think . I will fight for my wife and my children -it’s the promise I made with my life and one I intend to keep .I will defend them from the unrelenting attack of a weak man who thinks he can use money and power to cover for all of his crimes. Like I said ,we have since been ready . GIVE US THE FIRE, THEN WATCH ME WORK!

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While the police confirmed in a statement on Sunday that they had served official invitation letters on Timi Dakolo and his wife Busola, they, however, said the letters were not synonymous with a Warrant of Arrest.

It further explained that “rather, it is a polite investigative tool used in eliciting information voluntarily from parties to aid police investigations”.