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    PDP: Buhari has reduced presidency to Fuji House of Commotion

PDP: Buhari has reduced presidency to Fuji House of Commotion

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has become a house of commotion. In a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said the president has handed over the control of the government to a cabal. The opposition party was reacting to a statement by Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, [...]

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    Who advises Aisha Buhari – the angry matron of the villa?

Who advises Aisha Buhari – the angry matron of the villa?

Jane Appleton Pierce, the wife of Franklin Pierce, 14th president of the United States, is perhaps, most remembered as the ‘’calamity first lady’’. She spent her years working against the political ambition of her husband. And when he eventually became president she still did not let up. Is Aisha Buhari ‘’calamity first lady’’? Really, I ask because she appears to reveal [...]

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    ‘You cuddled past dictators’ — presidency replies PUNCH again

‘You cuddled past dictators’ — presidency replies PUNCH again

The presidency has issued yet another response to PUNCH over its protest against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. After the newspaper announced that it had taken the decision to henceforth prefix Buhari's name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said the action is a proof [...]

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    ‘It’s your family problem’ — Twitter reactions to Aisha Buhari’s attack on Garba Shehu

‘It’s your family problem’ — Twitter reactions to Aisha Buhari’s attack on Garba Shehu

Wild reactions have greeted Aisha Buhari's open reprimand of Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman. On Wednesday, the first lady in a statement accused Shehu of taking instructions from Mamman Daura, the president’s nephew, and of undermining her office. As expected, some Nigerians took to Twitter to share their opinions on the ''feud at the presidential villa''. "This Aisha Buhari's letter shouldn't distract us from [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Garba Shehu should have resigned for misconduct

Aisha Buhari: Garba Shehu should have resigned for misconduct

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, should have resigned for going beyond his brief. In a statement on Wednesday, she accused the presidential spokesman of interfering in the affairs of the president’s family. “In saner climes, GarbaShehu would have resigned immediately after going beyond his boundaries and powers,” she said in the statement personally signed by her. Aisha [...]

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    Aisha Buhari attacks Garba Shehu, says he’s gone beyond his boundary

Aisha Buhari attacks Garba Shehu, says he’s gone beyond his boundary

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, says Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has gone beyond his brief. In a statement released on Wednesday and personally signed by her, she accused Shehu of taking instructions from Mamman Daura, the president's nephew. Here is the full text of her statement. Garba Shehu Has Gone Beyond His Boundaries Nigeria’s development is hinged on the ability of public officials [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Presidential aides not doing enough to defend my husband

Aisha Buhari: Presidential aides not doing enough to defend my husband

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused presidential aides of failing to speak up on important matters but rather commenting on unnecessary things. Speaking on Journalists' Hangout, a programme on Television Continental (TVC), the first lady cited instances where she felt the presidential aides did not do enough to dispel fake news peddled about Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. During the [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Bad people have taken over the country from us

Aisha Buhari: Bad people have taken over the country from us

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says "bad people" have taken over the country from people who are "supposed to be in charge". Aisha said this on Thursday during a phone-in interview on Television Continental (TVC)'s 'Journalists Hangout' programme. She said it is unacceptable that those who should be in control of the government have remained mute, while some persons are [...]

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    ‘I pray for Allah’s continued peace in our home’ — Buhari, wife celebrate 30th wedding anniversary

‘I pray for Allah’s continued peace in our home’ — Buhari, wife celebrate 30th wedding anniversary

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    Governors: Aisha Buhari indicted the entire political elite — not only us

Governors: Aisha Buhari indicted the entire political elite — not only us

The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) says Aisha Buhari, first lady, did not only indict governors when she lamented that things were getting out of hand in the country.  The first lady said at a meeting in Abuja on Friday that citizens do not have access to potable water in some states, yet they have governors there. The forum said the entire political [...]

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    ‘China controls its 1.3bn people’ — Aisha Buhari backs regulation of social media

‘China controls its 1.3bn people’ — Aisha Buhari backs regulation of social media

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has backed the proposed legislation for the regulation of social media. Speaking on Friday at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) general assembly meeting in Abuja, Aisha said the issue of social media is a serious one. She said China has been able to control the use of social media for its 1.3 billion [...]

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    Ambrose Alli University to honour Aisha Buhari, Bash Ali, Odion Ighalo

Ambrose Alli University to honour Aisha Buhari, Bash Ali, Odion Ighalo

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    Nigeria’s first family and the war within

Nigeria’s first family and the war within

BY GIDADO YUSHAU SHUAIB If a President cannot address a family problem before it goes public, how can he address the herculean task of governance and nation-building? This has been my concern since the rumour mongers went to town with marriage speculation in the Presidency. Frankly speaking, the media handlers of President Muhammadu Buhari could have handled the rumour of his purported wedding [...]

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    A letter on the First Lady

A letter on the First Lady

It is gratifying that the first family rallied in the face of a blistering attack last week by busybodies. I would be remiss not to give full credit where it belongs: the office of the First Lady.  In a week when President Muhammadu Buhari presented the Appropriation Bill in record time and when the entire country was outraged by the sex-for-grade [...]

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    Aisha Buhari apologises to Nigerians over viral video

Aisha Buhari apologises to Nigerians over viral video

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has apologised for the embarrassment of a video where she was seen shouting at Aso Rock. According to Suleiman Haruna, her spokesman, the first lady tendered the apology when she played host to wives of governors of the 36 states at the presidential villa in Abuja. "Commenting on the videos circulating on social networks, Buhari extended [...]

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    Aisha Buhari to flag off Para Powerlifting World Cup at presidential villa

Aisha Buhari to flag off Para Powerlifting World Cup at presidential villa

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, will on Thursday flag off the first major activity leading to the 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup. The announcement was made in a statement issued on Wednesday by Queen Idris, president of the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation. She said the first lady, who agreed to host the Abuja 2020 World Cup in demonstration of her passion [...]

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