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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Aisha Buhari Donates Relief Materials To Benue Flood Victims

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Monday donated relief materials to flood victims in Benue.

Aisha, who made the donation at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, at International Market Makurdi, said that she was in the state to identify with the Benue Government and the flood victims.

Represented by the wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Mrs Mairo Al-Makura, Aisha said more relief materials are on the way.

She said that the relief materials were to assist the IDPs and facilitate their recovery from the trauma caused by the flood.

It was reported that the wife of the President donated 279 cartons of 3 in 1 Gari, Sugar and Milk, 50 cartons of Onga seasoning, 600 packs of rice and 400 cartons of beverages.

Earlier, the Benue state Deputy Governor, Mr Benson Abounu, commended the wife of the President for her concern and care for women in the country.

Abounu said that the flood has affected 21 local government areas in the state, adding that over 110,000 families were so far displaced.

He said that the state was in receipt of relief materials from the NEMA and other donor agencies in the country and commended the President for his quick response to the disaster.

He disclosed that the dredging of River Benue and construction of drainage was the only way to prevent future reoccurrence of the flood disaster in the state.


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PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari Commissions Breastfeeding Room In Kebbi

The wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, commissioned breastfeeding rooms at the State scretariat in Kebbi State.

Aisha, who was unavoidably absent was represented at the event by wife of the state’s governor, Dr. Zainab Bagudu.

According to her, “Working mothers now have a private room to breast feed their children.”

This, she said would be replicated in all the local government areas in the state.

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Aisha Buhari Talks Tough, Says “Hyenas And Jackals Will Soon Be Sent Out Of The Kingdom”

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Monday, sent a strong message to the “hyenas and the jackals” that are currently running affairs in the “kingdom. ”

In what appears to be a reference to those who are running affairs of the government to the detriment of the masses because of the absence of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Buhari via her Facebook Page said that the political space may not be the same again when her husband returns to the country.

President Buhari has been in an undisclosed location in London, United Kingdom, where he is getting medical attention on his health.

Aisha Buhari, in reaction to a post shared by Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central, stated that “Jackals will soon be sent out of the kingdom.”

The post, which has generated over 301 reactions and 81 comments reads:

“God has answered the prayers of the weaker Animals, The Hyena’s and the Jackals will soon be sent out of the kingdom .

“We strongly believe in the prayers and support of the weaker animals.

“Long live the weaker animals, Long live Nigeria.”

Senator Shehu Sani had earlier posted on his Facebook page:

“Prayer for the absent Lion King has waned;Until he’s back then they will fall over each other to be on the front row of the palace temple.

“Now the hyenas and the jackals are scheming and talking to each other in whispers;still doubting whether the Lion King will be back or not.Now the Lion king is asleep and no other dare to confirm if he will wake up or not.

“It’s the wish of the Hyenas that the Lion King never wakes or come back so that they can be kings. Its the Prayers of the weaker animals that the Lion King comes back to save the Kingdom from the Hyenas, the wolves and other predators.”

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Aisha Buhari Urges Youth to Use Privilege Wisely and Responsibly

oung people have been acknowledged as the most special breed among the citizens of Nigeria on account of the range of privileges they enjoy, which their forebears never had.

The recognition was made by Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari at a dinner organized for young people to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. She spoke through Wife of the Acting President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo at the Banquet Hall of the State House on 27th June, 2017.

Privileges such as the digital revolution have opened up the world to young people, giving them a voice. Such privilege, she however said is a burden and therefore comes with responsibility. “I therefore call on you to be responsible in the way you apply these privileges” She urged.

Mrs. Osinbajo spoke on the need for young people to understand the importance of the family name, saying that names are honourable and must be protected.

“Both family names and those given to you by your parents are honourable and must be protected, one day; you will expect the same of your kids.” She cautioned that beyond family name is the name of Nigeria, and that must also be upheld. She reiterated that even though young people have a responsibility to own and rule their world, they must do what it takes to leave a good name.

In an address, Senior Special Assistant to the President, Dr. Hajo Sani said Wife of the President organized the event with a view to reminding the youths to sustain the positive values which they have imbibed during the holy month of Ramadan.

Also speaking at the event, Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, encouraged young people to continue to take advantage of the digital revolution. He said it is good that youths can assess development in this country from their doorstep; therefore it is easy for them to get agitated when their expectations are not met. He said change as a process may be slow but sure, painful but fruitful.

He called on them to imbibe peace, describing it as a basic commodity of existence, which should not be sacrificed on the altar of freedom of expression.

Speaking about what government is doing on social investment, Senator Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said despite the recession happening the world over, Nigeria has taken measures to cushion the effect by introducing programmes like Npower, GEEP, NASSP and others. He advised youths to take advantage of these opportunities and learn skills that can sustain them.

Special Adviser to the President on Media, Mr. Femi Adesina called on youths to be more accommodating, urging them to “keep a seat in your heart for everyone”, while Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media gave an inspirational talk on the importance of Education as a social leveler, and urged youths to embrace it as it will shape not only their thoughts but their utterances and their actions.

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Joins Muslim Faithfuls For Iftar

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday evening joined the Muslim faithful to break the fast at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The breaking of fast, organised at the instance of the wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, had Christians and people of different ethnic groups in attendance.

Professor Osinabjo, in his remarks commended Mrs. Buhari for organising the event.

“She thought that it was important that during this occasion of the fast we should come together; this type of gathering is important for us as a nation.”

Osinbajo further expressed dismay at the activities of some people who go about seeking relevance and notoriety by promoting division, hate and parochialism.

“Many are making hate-filled pronouncements, deriding the faith of others and saying things that could incense others,” he said, pointing out that  “the purveyors of hate and division, whether it is along ethnic lines or religious lines generally appeal to the basest instinct of any human being.”

He said such notions that promote ethnicity and religions were hypocritical and used by people to advance personal interests.

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Buhari Will Return Soon, Says Aisha

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has revealed that President Buhari is recuperating fast, and will soon return to the country.

Mrs. Buhari returned to the country on Tuesday morning having visited her husband who is undergoing treatment in London.

She was received on arrival by officials at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

According to a statement by her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna, the President’s wife expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their constant prayers.

She called on Nigerians to continue to be strong in the face of challenges and to support the Federal Government in implementing the agenda for which the present administration was elected.

“Mr. President thanked the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for his loyalty and called on Nigerians to continue to support the acting President in his effort to actualise the mandate of the All Progressives Congress,” Mrs. Buhari stated.

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President Buhari’s Health: Aisha Buhari Thanks Nigerians

The wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, love and prayers for the improved health  of her husband President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mrs Buhari stated this on Tuesday on her Facebook page.

“I thank all Nigerians for their concern, love and prayers over my husband’s health status.

“I wish to inform everyone that his health is not as bad as it’s being perceived,” she said.

The President’s wife said that her husband continued to carry out his responsibilities during this period.

“As it may come to your notice, he is meeting with the Minister of Justice and GMD of NNPC this evening,” Mrs Buhari said.

She also prayed for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.


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