First Lady of Nigeria


She told BBC Hausa that the responsibility to confirm or deny the rumour was that of those involved in the matter.

Speaking in Hausa, she said:

“He is the one they said is getting married not me so he is the one that should publicly deny it. The person they said he’s getting married to didn’t deny it initially, she waited until the wedding didn’t hold on the said date before she publicly denied it.”

Aisha Buhari also called for urgent action against the menace of fake news.

The social media was abuzz last weekend with news that President Buhari was to get married to one of his ministers.




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Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as “Muhammadu Buhari University”.

She disclosed this on Saturday during a townhal meeting in Yola organized by her in collaboration with concern indigenes of Adamawa.

Aisha, who did not however reveal when or where the university would be sited, explained that the university would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar.

Aisha who lamented the challenges facing education and various sectors in the state, called for active support of the state indigenes in complementing government efforts.

“I cannot conclude without suggesting how we can complement the efforts of government in achieving some of its developmental goals.

“On this note, I would like to advocate for the establishment of Adamawa Development Trust Fund through which prioritized developmental projects can be financed and implemented,” she said.

Amb. Fati Ballah also called for reconciliation and forgiveness among the people of the state and the setting up of a committee to come up with a blueprint for the development of the state.

Alhaji Sadiq Daware, who spoke on agriculture at the meeting, noted that 80 per cent of the state land was arable and suitable for farming.

Daware added that with River Benue which passes through the state, the state has the potential for massive irrigation and all year round farming programmes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other speakers at the meeting include Prof. Shehu Iya of Modibbo Adama University, Yola, who spoke on education; Prof. Auwal Abubakar of Federal Medical Centre, Yola, who spoke on health; and Mrs Helen Mathias who spoke on women and youths.

Othersvare Mallam Umar Abubakar who spoke on security; Gen. Buba Marwa on drugs; Sen. Silas Zwingina on Good Governance, and Dr Umar Bindir who spoke on Poverty.

The meeting was also attended by politicians, particularly APC, PDP and ADC members in the state.

Talented Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has been presented with an award of recognition from the wife of the President, Dr Mrs Aisha Buhari for her immense contribution to the development of Nigerian Entertainment Industry.

Toyin shared the news and picture of the award on her Instagram page. She also used the opportunity to appreciate her fans and dedicated the award to them.

 See her post below.

The magazine was unveiled during an award night dinner organized to mark the third year anniversary of her NGO, the Future Assured, at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The theme of the event was tagged: “3 Years of service to Humanity”.

Awards were also be presented to deserving Nigerians who contributed to better the society.

The Senior Special Assistant (Administration) in the office of the wife of the President, Dr Hajo Sani, said the aimed of the magazine was showcase activities of Future Assured Programme in the last three

Sani said the Future Assured programme was born out of Mrs Buhari’s passion to improve the health and physical wellbeing of women and children in Nigeria.

She said that the Future Assured and the Aisha Buhari Foundation had over the years champion the course of the helpless and voiceless Nigerians.

According to Sani, Aisha Buhari also presented awards to few Nigerians who contributed to the success of the Project.

She said the wife of the President also encouraged Nigerians to stand against all forms of abuse.

In his remark, the National Coordinator of Future Assured Programme, Dr Mohammed Kamal, said the NGO had impacted on the lives of women and children through partnership with other development partners.

Kamal expressed special gratitude to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners for ensuring improved medical services to less privileged Nigerians.

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