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Hajia Aisha Buari
After reportedly spending five months in Dubai, Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has returned to Nigeria.
According to a source at the presidential villa, the first lady who has not been seen at public events since October 2020, apparently departed Nigeria after Hanan, one of her daughters, got married in September.
While one source said she left the country for medical reasons, another said she went to spend some time with one of her daughters.
Amid reports that the first lady left the country, the Presidency had not communicated to Nigerians why she left, and how long she was going to be away.
The president’s wife also stayed away from social media for months, and has had other people represent her at events.
The latest was on March 13 at the funeral of the late Benson Lulu-Briggs, oil magnate, where she was represented by the wife of Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum resources.
Sulieman Haruna, spokesman to the first lady, has kept mum concerning the development.
It is unclear if the return of the president’s wife is temporary.