Let Nobody Deceive You, Aisha Buhari Tells Party Faithful

The wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has urged women and youth in the country to vote for continuity in this year’s general election so they could continue to enjoy the peace and prosperity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

“Don’t allow anybody to deceive you,” she said at a rally this weekend in Ibadan.  “Vote for Buhari, vote for continuity so that all of us can benefit immensely from this government.”

Represented by the wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, at the rally organised by the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team in the South-West, the First Lady said the APC government should be allowed to continue the good work it has been doing for four more years.

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his wife Florence (she serves as the coordinator of the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign, South-West) hosted the event held at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan.

Among other dignitaries present at the stadium, which was filled to capacity, were Ekiti State Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi,  Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State,  Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole, Dayo  Adelabu, and Taslim Folarin. 

The wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, who is the South-West Zonal Chairperson of the Media Committee of the APC Women and Youth Presidential Campaign, as well as Hajiya Salamatu Baiwa, National Women Leader of the party, also spoke on the occasion, advising women and youth to vote for APC to have a better Nigeria.

Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin PhD
Director of Media and Strategic Communication Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team

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Eschew Thuggery, Violence During And After Election, Aisha Buhari Tells Owerri Youths

Wife of the President Mrs. Aisha Buhari has appealed to youths to eschew thuggery and violence during and after the forthcoming elections.

Mrs. Buhari represented by wife of the Vice President Mrs. Dolapo Osibanjo gave the charge in a message to the South East APC Women and youths rally held in Owerri.

Mrs. Buhari urged the people of the zone to vote massively for APC to enable the party to complete the good works it started.

She described APC as a women and youths friendly party pointing out that policies like N-Power, Trader-moni and School feeding programme of the federal government had significantly reduced unemployment in the country.

Mrs. Buhari called on youths to not only come out en masse to support the APC but to ensure they protect their votes.

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Aisha Buhari’s ADC In SSS Custody Over Alleged N2.5 billion Fraud

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest of her Aide De Camp (ADC), Sani Baba-Inna over allegation of N2.5 billion fraud.

Aisha Buhari had alleged that Baba-Inna received huge donations from politicians and business people on her behalf and kept the cash to himself.

The ADC, who is a Chief Superintendent of Police, is presently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Spokesperson of DSS, Peter Afunanya confirmed that Baba-Inna is in their custody, saying “He was handed over by the Police and investigation is ongoing.”

The ADC had earlier been investigation by the Police and his house raided.

“Shockingly, investigators only found N1,200 cash in the House. His bank account was also investigated and had only a balance of N30,000 while the transaction records showed that most credits to the account were his salaries and allowances,” a source said.

The police, it was gathered, concluded that Mrs Buhari must have been wrongly informed as there was nothing to show or prove that such huge sums of money was in the custody of Mr Baba-Inna.

An associate of Mr. Baba-Inna said the police contacted those named as donors of the controversial funds but that they all denied making the donations attributed to them.

“For instance, one of those named was the Inspector General of Police himself,” the source said. “But the IG said he has never passed any money through Baba-Inna.”

When Mrs Buhari was informed of the outcome of police investigation, the source said the first lady flared up and accused the police of colluding “to protect one of their own”.

She then reportedly asked the State Security Service (SSS) to take over the case and get her money back”.

 

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Aisha Buhari Donates Food, Grinding Machines At Sallah

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday donated nutritional food items to patients of Aisha Buhari Maternal Clinic in Daura.

Mrs Buhari, who had a stop-over at the clinic to commemorate her Sallah celebration with the patients also visited the Post operation and General ward.

In another development, the wife of the President also donated undisclosed amount of money to 200 grassroots women in Daura to enable them set up their businesses.

Mrs Buhari, who made the symbolic presentation of the cash on Wednesday, said the gesture was aimed at empowering grassroots women to be self-reliant.

The wife of the President who inaugurated Daura office for grassroots women initiatives also donated groundnuts grinding machines to the women.

She said that the centre would be used as an avenue to reach the women in the grassroots where they would be economically self-reliant.

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Aisha Buhari Bags Honorary Doctorate In Humanities

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has been awarded a Doctorate in Humanities by Sun Moon University in South Korea.

This was disclosed by Professor Hong Young-Shik of Political Science Department of the University, who led a team to pay a courtesy visit on the wife of the President, on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Professor Hong said the award was in recognition of Mrs Buhari’s dedicated service to humanity.

“The humanitarian activities of Mrs. Buhari have caught the attention of the world and the Senate of the Sun Moon University, especially her outstanding work with women and children.”

The University, he said, identifies with her efforts through her pet project, the Future Assured programme.

Professor young-Shik said further that Mrs. Buhari and her husband the President are showing good leadership example to humanity.

The letter conveying the award states: “I have been directed to notify you, Your Excellency, on the decision of the University to confer on you, a meritorious Doctor of Humanity (Hon. Causa.) Recommendations came from various sources and these were verified.”

The letter listed some of her interests as IDPs, families of fallen heroes and educational justice, describing these as efforts that align with the University’s culture of promoting good governance.

Responding, on behalf of Mrs Buhari, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr. Hajo Sani, who received the delegation on behalf of the wife of the President thanked the University for recognizing the humanitarian activities of Mrs. Buhari, especially to women and children through the award of Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa).

She said Mrs. Buhari accepts the award, dedicating it to Nigerian women and children.

She promised to continue the good work she is doing through Aisha Buhari Foundation and Future Assured Programme.

“Mrs. Buhari has impacted thousands of lives of less privileged and vulnerable Nigerians through health, education and empowerment initiatives as well as social protection,” she said.

The award ceremony is expected to take place in South Korea later in the year.

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President Buhari Urges Governors To Support Wives’ Humanitarian Activities

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended wives of Governors for the various humanitarian activities they carry out in their states.

He made the commendation when wives of state governors paid him a visit under the auspices of the Northern and Southern Governors Wives Forum at the Presidential Villa on Saturday 26th May, 2018.

President Buhari assured the governors’ wives of his support and assured them that he would canvass more moral and financial support for them.

“I appreciate the role you are playing as your work helps in pricking the conscience of the people.” He especially commended their work on the IDPs and disadvantaged children as well as the fight against drug abuse.

President Buhari also encouraged them to interface with Central Bank of Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Agriculture over new and existing opportunities that women farmers and entrepreneurs can take advantage of.

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, speaking at the occasion, underscored the complementary role that wives of Governors play in supporting the programmes and policies of their husbands, stressing the need for the governors to encourage them.

She highlighted areas where efforts are more pronounced as girl-child education, child abuse, women and youth empowerment and health promotion.

“Äs mothers of the states, wives of governors have the ears of women and youths; this is so because they run programmes that directly touch these categories of Nigerians” she said, calling on the President to support their work.

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2019: ‘I Support My Husband’s Call To Service,’ Says Aisha Buhari

As the 2019 presidential election approaches, wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has declared full support for the aspiration of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a second term in office.

She made the disclosure in Lagos, while receiving the  Vanguard Personality of the Year 2017 award.

Speaking through her daughter, Halima Buhari Shettima, who received the award on her behalf, Mrs. Buhari said:  “Let me use this opportunity to state that I support my husband in this call to service and will continue to do so.”

The president’s wife, in her short remarks, thanked the management of Vanguard Media Limited “for this unexpected award, in recognition of my humanitarian efforts towards improving the health and welfare of Nigerians, particularly women, children and less privileged.

“As we are all aware, Nigerians elected this administration based on the trust and confidence they have in my husband; I, therefore, feel that we are here to serve Nigeria to the best of our ability.”

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Aisha Buhari, NASS Converge On Abuja For Peace Conference

The Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, National Assembly members and other 3,000 delegates will converge at the All Nigerian Women Leaders Conference on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution on Monday, March 19 in Abuja,

Mrs Nma Love Onyechere, Executive Secretary, Centre for Gender Studies International, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

She said that the four days conference will hold from March 19 to March 22 at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre.

She said that the conference with the theme: “Peace in Nigeria; A Collective Responsibility,” is organised by the Centre for Gender Studies International in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA).

According to her, the conference is for Nigerian women to critically discuss the way forward to ensuring peace in the country.

Onyechere said women’s equal participation in peace processes is an essential ingredient for lasting peace and true reconciliations.

She added that the conference was a practical step to mobilise and educate Nigerian women to join efforts at all levels to support the peace process of government at all levels.

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Aisha Buhari Advocates Increased Women Participation In Politics

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has called on more women to participate in politics, so as to make it easy to actualize the 35 percent affirmative action.

Mrs. Buhari made the remark while receiving All Progressives Congress, APC State Women Leaders, who paid her a courtesy visit on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

She called on the Women Leaders to mobilize female members of the APC across the country and also encourage candidates with capacity for leadership and integrity to contest for elective positions in order to achieve this.

The wife of the President commended the Women Leaders over the unity they have exhibited, saying it has given her courage.

“It is this unity that has led you to come up with a forum to speak with one voice. I hope this unity will endure, even among women at the state level and at the grassroots. I urge you to continue to support the activities of the party,” Mrs  Buhari said.

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Police IG Replies Senator Misau, Says Cars Released Were For Aisha Buhari’s ADC

Following the controversy surrounding alleged release of cars to Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said that he released a Toyota Sienna and Hiace bus to the aide-de-camp to Aisha Buhari, and not to the President’s wife.

Senator representing the Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Misau, had alleged that the police boss gave Aisha Buhari two jeeps, which according to him is not part of the appropriation.

However, in a statement signed by the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, the police chief stressed that the two vehicles are not for Aisha’s personal use as alleged by the lawmaker.

“It is within the powers of the IG as stated above that when on January 17, 2017, SP Sani Baba-Inna, the ADC  to the wife of the President requested two vehicles for police personnel for convoy movement and security purposes, two vehicles, Toyota Sienna Bus with Reg. No. NPF 2406D and Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg. No. NPF 3363D, were approved by the Inspector-General of Police to the ADC, wife of the President, SP Sani Baba-Inna, for the purposes requested and not to the person of the wife of the President or for her personal use as alleged by Misau,” the state reads.

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APYF Cautions Senator Misau Over Comment On Aisha Buhari

The All Progressives Congress Youth Forum (APYF), Adamawa State Chapter, wishes to caution Senator Issa Hamma Misau, the Distinguished Senator representing Bauchi Central in the National Assembly, from involving the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, in his ongoing feud with the Inspector General of Police.
While Senator Misau has every right to raise allegations of corruption, impropriety and irregularities against the institution of the police and the Inspector General as an individual, the involvement of Mrs. Buhari in this matter is a step taken too far.
This is because the allegation raised against her and her staff border on the personal safety of the wife of the President and Commander in Chief of Nigeria’s Armed Forces. Therefore, this should not be an issue that is up for debate, whether politically or personally.
The APYF stands by the truth and by the ideals of transparent governance that guarantees the safety and well-being of our public office holders, their families, and the general public, consequently, it is our strong belief as the youth wing of the ruling party that all members of our party must adhere to an honorable code of conduct that is devoid of the inclusion of family members of political figures to settle political scores or make sensational points.
On this account, we strongly urge Senator Misau to cease and desist from all pointless allusions and insinuations to the person of Mrs. Buhari.
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Aisha Buhari Frowns At Alarming Decline Of Women In Politics

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has said that despite the good intention of Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to actively engage women in governance, there has been an alarming decline of women participation.

Aisha stated this at a 2-day Nigeria Women Political Stakeholders Summit in Abuja with the theme: “Increasing the Participation of Women in  Governance process in Nigeria,” organised by the National Council of Women Societies ( NCWS ).

According to her, the decline in participation of women in governance has led to poor national development in the country.

Represented at the event by the former deputy governor of Plateau State, Dame Tallen, she stressed the need for women to actively get involved in politics for develeopment to spread to the grass root.

Her words: “Since 1999 there has been an alarming decline in the statistics of women in governance, something has gone terribly wrong, and we women need to speak out and do something about it.

“We make up 50 per cent of this country’s population and we cannot continue to be sidelined in the decision making process of this country”.

 

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