My wife belongs in the kitchen, Buhari insists

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President Muhammadu Buhari has maintained that his wife, Aisha, wife belongs in the kitchen, saying she should stay out of politics.

The president held his ground when he was asked to clarify his earlier comments by German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle.

“I am sure you have a house. You know where your kitchen is. You know where your living room is. And I believe your wife looks after all that even if she’s working,” Mr. Buhari said when the interviewer, Phil Gayle, asked him to clarify his controversial comments.

The president’s comment counters the previous explanation by his media aide, Garba Shehu, who tried to play down the remarks.

Mr. Shehu had, hours after Mr. Buhari made the statement at a press briefing in Berlin, said the president was only joking.

“My friends, can’t a leader get a sense (of) humour anymore? Mr. President laughed before that statement was made,” Mr. Shehu said as the comments drew worldwide condemnation. “He was obviously throwing a banter.”

But when Mr. Gayle asked Mr. Buhari if “that is your wife’s function?”

The president answered: “Yes, to look after me”.

Mr. Buhari said “I think so” when asked if his wife should desist from talking about politics.

Mr. Buhari has been roundly criticised for his comments, which he made in response to his wife’s criticism of his cabinet composition.

Mrs.  Buhari threatened to withdraw her support for the president should he decide to run for reelection.

This is the second time Mr. Buhari will contradict his media assistants in recent months.

In April, when former British Prime Minister David Cameron said Nigeria was fantastically corrupt , Mr. Shehu pushed back against the comments on behalf of his principal, saying Mr. Buhari was embarrassed by it.

The next day, Mr. Buhari said in at least two different occasions that he agreed with Mr. Cameron that Nigeria was indeed a fantastically corrupt country.


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  • Decimator

    Like before:This Train has no destination. Anyone boarding it is doing so at his or her own risk. Sorry

    • Kallah Bature

      The train surely has a destination and a good one for that matter.The driver has a good license and by the time he finishes with your corrupt masters, the whole world will witness the arrival of the train safely.

      • Decimator

        If you have boarded the train not withstanding as I presume, I am happy you have read the
        warning sign. That’s all.

      • Watch man

        Thank you for your optimistic response.

  • emmanuel

    Once a DOGmatic extremist, always an extremist. Oh Mr Iroko, my Iroko! How right you were!

  • ANIMAL_in_CrazeMan’s_Skin

    Animal Talk don start again,dash dem Human Rights!
    How Animal go no say slave trade don pass?
    How Animal go no say dem no born me as slave?
    Hen hen hen, dem wan dash us Human Rights
    Animal must talk to Human beings
    Dash dem Human Rights!

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    Fela was not only a prophet but a philosopher and a Seer with unprecedented degree of accuracy in his visions and predictions. Once again, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been proven right.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    I have earlier stated in other blogs that the man Buhari was candid and deliberate, his answer to that question was calculated to rubbish his wife and debase womanhood in general. Many major news networks of the western world kept beaming the daft sexist comment over and over again to the awe and shock of viewers, they cannot understand why Nigeria with such a pool of intellects is governed by a crude and uncivilized president with despotic inclinations.

    The man Buhari just exposed himself to the entire western elite, they now understand why the female child is treated with such contempt in northern Nigeria, they now understand why Chibok girls were abducted and used as sex slaves, they also understand why under-aged forced marriages is the order of the day in Buhari’s northern Nigeria

    • persona

      Guy, joke’s on you. I told you that the man meant he loves to share his special moments in those 3 places which are:
      1- kitchen: where his meals are made irrespective of the fact he has a cook. The wife knows what’s best for him
      2- The living room: Their hang out zone and she controls who get in that zone
      3- The other room: The private place where they discuss heart to heart and a symbol of fidelity.
      He was asked if she should stay out politics, he said he thinks so.
      Buhari is who he is, he is not afraid to say what he desires and even go after such. He grounded BA when Dikko was released after the capture attempt, worked with Mossad even when most Muslims will detest the Jews and all they stand for.
      The issue here as I said it, the man wants his family issues private and he has stood his grounds. He didn’t beg Sheu to spin anything, he is a man who has chosen to love his wife, he did say all along, he never wanted his wife on the front line, some asked him to so that it could help his candidacy, he went thereafter to say the office of the first lady would be non official. The man has been talking and you and many others have failed to listen. Its his views and he has every rights to protect and project his family. Nobody crucifies you for your views on Biafra, nobody crucifies you for your views on Buhari not fit for the presidency, I am sure if you were chanced to be on a world stage, you would not be diplomatic about the fact you detest the present Nigeria and how are you different from Buhari?

      • Rumournaire

        Thanks for your candid post. And to those who think PMB’s remark means he has no regard for women and the girl child, how come he has 6 women ministers and another 5 in top cabinet positions in his government? How come he vigorously pursued the release of the kidnapped Chibok school girls – and has achieved some result which his predecessor could not do?

        PMB made it clear from the start – that his wife would not be a politician. He would not be like GEJ’s wife that went about like a loose canon. So, regardless of the validity or otherwise of what Aisha said, her husband simply re-iterated his position as regards the status of his wife vis-a-vis his own political career. Each man defines his own family and PMB has defined his. If Tawanda or whoever does not like it, there is absolutely nothing they can do about it!

        • persona

          Has the German chancellor’s husband ever gone out to say a thing against his wife? Michelle Obama is only unleashed with the permission of her husband, Buhari probably knows his wife that she can be emotionally attacked by politicians and sought to keep her life private. If a husband chooses to protect his wife, does that mean he hates her? Sometimes, prevention is better than cure and this is one of such instances. The woman was attacked by Fayose and several politicians simply because her name tallies with a fraudster, the man simply wants his wife on his side and not in the battle because he is well able to fend off attacks by himself. He wants a home to come to when he has gone against the world and no matter what anyone tries to demand of political correctness, he has his rights to seek that his wife should make their home comfortable for him to come to.

    • Lanre

      This is not Buhari’s fault. Blame the short sighted Obasanjo, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Oyegun and the gullible supporters of this Neanderthal fossil. When Lanre comes here to say that we are different and we need to go our separate ways some do not understand the philosophical underpinnings of my logic. Which Southerner, educated and exposed, married with a wife at home will utter this kind of irresponsible statement? You will find many in the North supporting this statement. The usual southern lick-spittle – Dele Awogbeoba, Kaysoyemi, Mufu Ola, Julius, Bayo Ola,Tundemash will also concur. The question to ask yourself is this. If your wife of over 27 years, who is 30 years younger than you and is not retarded, has travelled and raised children who are purported to have excelled in school, comes out in the open to advise you, because she is tired of talking at home and you not listening; telling you you are not governing over only Hausa-Fulanis, the poor girl has screamed out. MY MAN IS NOT LISTENING AND I AM TIRED!
      God bless Aisha. Amen.

      • Chukwuka Okoroafor

        But did Yar’Adua, who comes from the same state as Buhari, view his wife in the same manner?

    • John

      We cannot follow everything about the western world ok my brother, though he would have been more diplomatic. I bet you if your own go to the public like the President wife, your reactions might be worst.

  • Ibirogba Eleniyan

    The only thing that has remained constant is the truth.The President really meant what he said earlier about his wife by this statement. So no aide should further attempt to defend him.May God bless Aisa Buhari for speaking the minds of millions of her husband’s frustrated party members. I love Shakespeare’sJulius Caesar to no end.Hear him..””lowliness is young ambition’s where to the climber upward turns his face, and when he once attains the upmost round,he then unto the ladder turns his back,looks in the clouds,scorning the base degree by which he did ascend” Simply translated to mean that once a leader attains his goal,he abandons those who supported him to realize his ambition. Now this is being replicated in Buhari case.

    • Al

      Point of correction, she didnt speak my mind either my family as well majority of well meaning Nigerians. Nigeria is bigger than Aisha buhari and her interest fro get slots for appointments and juicy contracts

      • Ibirogba Eleniyan

        Your statement about ‘appointments and juicy contracts” was highly pejorative of Aisha”s purpose of admonishing her husband to be Fair and just to those that worked hard for his presidency.I believe many Nigerians, irrespective of their political leanings concurred with her on this point.We must be realistic pls.

        • James Ojapa

          She singled out amaechi and fashola for commendation. Was that not advocacy for more super ministries to be created as compensation for the boys? Just like she compensated her boy bello with kogi governorship after hefunded her with money he embezzled as a civil servant?

    • James Ojapa

      She did not speak my mind

      • marig

        me neither!

        • Harry Haruna

          Nor mine

          • Commentsfile..!!!

            nor mine either…

  • Truthometer

    Until Baba retract his statement, no “pussy” for him until further notice. I’m with Aisha on this. #nopussyforbabauntilfurthernotice!

  • Factsay

    Shehu has tweeted another one” Buhari was under the influence of alcohol”

    • Damian Akor

      @Factsay:disqus

      I don’t know
      this person called SHEHU GARBA. He must be a shameless person
      who can sell himself for money. Can the Garba Shehu of a man say he is
      getting JOB SATISFACTION when President Buhari is teling the whole world
      not to believe Garba Shehu as presidential spokesman?

      Every time Garba Shehu opens his mouth to talk President Buhari will
      disgrace Garba Shehu as a bloody liar. So why can Garba Shehu not resign
      for his own self-respect? Is it by force to speak for somebody who contradicts
      anything you say on his behalf?

      I think everybody here will agree with me that
      the love of estacode, free house and free car, is the only reason that this
      useless Garba Shehu cannot resign. There is no respect for him anywhere, no
      regard from anybody, but like a moron he stays there to get money. When he gets
      this money what will he buy it? Is it not the dignity President Buhari has removed from
      him that he will be struggling to buy back again with money? But nobody can buy dignity.
      It is better not to lose dignity. Once it is lost it is gone. No amount of money Garba Shehu
      packs away from Aso Villa can ever make him look like a responsible human being again.

      • Factsay

        The thing tire me ooo. That Shehu has no shame at all

        • Baba

          Enemies of progress, envy will kill you people. Like it or not, Garba Shehu is an asset to the presidency .

          • Factsay

            yes, a lying asset

          • AlBsure23

            You are funny and at the same time sick.

      • OGK

        Pity you don’t know Garbage indeed. He has never been a carpet-begger all his his professional life. You must definitely be in diapers to witness the professional life of Garba, hence, your ignorant comment. Try to check out his pro life before you rush to the keyboard

      • River Jordan

        Have you forgotten that he was Atiku’s spokesman until his appointment by Buhari? He should try to distinguish between speaking for his former and current bosses.

  • Conscience

    “He (President) is yet to tell me
    (if he will contest in 2019) but I have decided as his wife, that if
    things continue like this up to 2019, I will not go out and campaign again and
    ask any woman to vote like I did before. I will never do it again”.

    ….……MRS. AISHA BUHARI

    • Tamadina

      It was not her campaign that made PMB the President, otherwise he would have won in her previoys campaigns when he contested. Nigerians voted for him and he won. Aisha was nothing untill PMB became the President and even much less until he married her. This her ill informed interview has caused serious checks on her life history : pre- PMB, with PMB, and Post PMB. If nothing else it is now clear to the world that she has no regards for the marriage instituition, no respect for her husband, and no affection for her children. By the time this whole saga is through she will realise her mistake, and her miserable life would have reverted to the gutters where providence picked her from. That is where a woman who has no respect for her husband, her children and the highest office of her country ( Presidency ) deserves to be. She has not only betrayed her children but also insulted the pride of womanhood, the instituition of marriage, and worst of all the collective essence of Nigerians. She is a total disgrace, and i pray God, Fate and Destiny pay her back in her own coins.

  • Amir

    I love this man Buhari who says what he means and means what he says. A leader that doesn’t paint issues can be better understood and trusted.

    • PolyGon2013

      I concur

  • James Ojapa

    He better not allow her into his kitchen again or anywhere near his food again for that matter before the demons that sent her to BBC possess her to ‘manipulate’ his food.

    • Babagordy

      My brother you are right William Shakespeare said “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” the problem is that they have not allowed her to be the first lady of her dream; one with a lot of authority.

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  • Iirona49

    Nigerians should be contented that they have a real man as a president. Certainly with him there’s no qualm whether the country is in good-hand.

  • Watch man

    “But when Mr Gayle. asked Mr. Buhari if “that is your wife’s function?” The president answered: Yes, to look after me”.

    PMB is not far from the truth. I say this based on my previous post elsewhere and reproduced here:

    “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Gen.2:18). The root word from which “help meet” is derived is ‘azar’ and it means ‘to surround, protect, aid’. That is the divine assignment God gave to woman – to surround (like a fence), protect and aid. That is the divine assignment to Aisha and every other woman. It is not her responsibility to usurp the function of her husband, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    • Baba

      Yes, the wife is to look after him while he also look after her! What’s wrong with that, thats what marriage is all about.

      • Watch man

        Thank you dear!

  • Watch man

    It is unfortunate that Shehu Garba is treating his principal as if he (PMB) has no mind of his own. He did not even get to his boss before going to “speak for” him (PMB). This is the second time he is misrepresenting PMB. Shehu, be careful not to misrepresent Nigeria’s president because you are not only rubbishing him but Nigerians.

  • Watch man

    Nigeria is not irresponsible US where all they use for campaign is “sex, he touched me, he groped me, he kissed me, he looked at me”. The day Nigeria allows the senseless and irresponsible type of western journalism in Nigeria, then the country should get ready for burial. Let the US and western uncultured journalism remain and perish there, we don’t need it. PMB has said what they hate but who cares. Nigeria is not a femininist country and WILL NEVER BE. Period!

    • Jujubeans

      It seems you think that’s the end of the matter. FYI Nigerian women no longer have the kitchen and bedroom as their primary responsibility. The sooner you wake up and smell the coffee, the better for you and your ilk.

      • Watch man

        I’m more interested in what the Manufacturer of man said in His manual. In fact, the explosion of femininism and your “women no longer have the kitchen and bedroom” is one of the six objectives of NWO which Adam Weishaupt encapsulated in his treatise and upheld by the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite (Albert Pike). Look it up in Morals and Dogma as well as in Alice Bailey’s Externalisation of the Hierarchy. So, I am more interested in what the Creator said than what your misinformed women are saying. Period! (Check my previous post if you care!)

        • Ogom

          Continue to brainwash yourself

  • Du Covenant

    My take on all this nonsense is, Mrs first lady has only succeeded in giving food to the President’s critics. She has no business speaking to the press on issues of governance just because she is a wife to the President. Why is it so difficult to learn that creating controversies and chaos does not help anyone. Michelle Obama or the husband of Mrs Merkel would never have answered such a question in the press. If our first was a Minister, Governor, Senator etc, it would have been fine to make comments on issues of governance that are within her remit. I have no problem if she decides to launch her own political career independent of her husband after all she is young and appears full of energy. I thought the mentality of winner carries all is retrogressive?, why should positions be given only to people who participated in the campaign?. Is this not the reason why most decent Nigerians have stayed away from our politics that is now populated by thugs?.

  • Commentsfile..!!!

    Lol…. Buhari really did Disappoint those who went to Aisha for
    appointment into his Govt.
    For me I like the fact that Aisha could voice her displeasure
    about her husbands Government , for me it shows that Buhari´s
    administration has not been reduced to a family affair like in the
    last administration, and if she is quite uncomfortable with that
    she can join the opposition by next election.
    For Buhari I was happy too at his response, insisting people
    take it how he said it no matter how hard it is to understand.
    there is an adage in Ibo language that says…
    if a wooden statue begins to disturb he will be reminded of what
    wood its made of. if Aisha is comfortable calling her Husbands
    Govt. a confused one she should also accept her position in the
    family as belonging to the kitchen ..well balanced, if Buhari dont
    make this clear now Nigeria may begin to experience Turai and
    Patience in Aisha very soon.

    • Ibere

      IS THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT A TOTALLY CONFUSED GOVERNMENT OR NOT, ANSWER ME!

      • Commentsfile..!!!

        Perception of confusion! depends on
        which position you are looking from..
        from my position it has never been,
        is not and will never be confused!

        • Kekedu

          Exactly, thanks. You’re wise.

  • Chinedu

    However we look at this development the fundamental issue is that our dear president has started loosing support from where it matters most. If you are married and want a happy life, I believe you understand what I mean. No responsible man can estrange his better half and have Peace. You can ask a divorcee. And no man that lacks peace can rule wisely. Ask the bible.

    • Commentsfile..!!!

      you are not serous.. there are people who are single
      or divorced and are ruling their country better..
      Is Vladimire Putin still married?.. just asking?
      if your wife makes decision for you like it is in the
      west, in Nigeria we ask of our “wives” Opinion
      that is how our tradition and culture has made it.

  • PolyGon2013

    Nigerians should get over this. If his wife is not upset, then leave him alone. There are better things to worry about in Nigeria.

    • Sho

      @PolyGon2013:disqus

      Can you see it now? PREMIUM TIMES wants to convince Nigerians that women should be in the kitchen,
      without freedom of expression or any political viewpoint. Can you see why people have been saying
      Premium Times is Mujahedeen media house where HIJAB is compulsory for all staff members and
      including the very old gate-man at the entrance? Can you people see what we are saying now?

      • PolyGon2013

        Premium Times have the right to express itself. Since it is not the only newspaper around, whatever they day is also a freedom of expression.

    • George

      Are Nigerians using your time.

      • PolyGon2013

        I have no idea on what you are trying to say.

  • Kekedu

    Aisha wants to dish out positions like dem past people. She wants attention as well. PMB should take note. This madam is pretty and I learnt anything goes in the guest houses in Abuja. She just opened a big flank for the devious ones to capitalise on in the name of sympathy and support. A big scandal is cooking either for real or by set up.

    • George

      Are you saying the Kitchen wife may move into house or guest houses to start flirting with other men like Yuadua wife did with Saraki

      • Kekedu

        That’s one of the possible scenarios… but I think the reverse would be the case. They would flood to her like mad till her head starts spinning… like those calling her ‘heroin’, courageous, amazon, etc. Women loves attention and to be praised to high heavens. Then anything can happen.

  • Idea

    Aisha is lucky she has plenty of food and ingredients to keep her busy in the kitchen. Trouble is that lots of women don’t have much to do in the kitchen anymore. There just is nothing to cook, no food and no money to buy the food.
    Buhari and Osinbanjo’s time will go down in history as ‘The hungriest and deadliest’ period in Nigerian history.

    • George

      You are very right this lady from Mali is very lucky she has foods at the kitchen to play with.

      But this man is wicked ohh, saying this to his wife others should be very careful.

  • Lanre

    Aisha is a heroine.The question to ask yourself is this. If your wife of over 27 years, who is 30 years younger than you and is not retarded, has travelled and raised children who are purported to have excelled in school, comes out in the open to advise you, because she is tired of talking at home and you not listening; telling you you are not governing over only Hausa-Fulanis, the poor girl has screamed out. MY MAN IS NOT LISTENING AND I AM TIRED!
    God bless Aisha. Amen.

    • Arabakpura

      She should seek for divorce if she is tired; their religion approves it without much ado! You think Obama does not disagree with Michelle?

      • Lanre

        You appear to be responsible so I will reply you. Please do not compare any of the countries in the West to Nigeria. These countries have institutional mechanisms to deal with sycophancy and corruption. Not Nigeria. Nobody in Nigeria has ever had the courage that Aisha has exhibited. No one! Close to a leader/ruler and you voice your opinion? What guarantee do you have that she has not talked to him in private and she was told to “shut-up”! As for divorce, that is her personal decision to make, not Lanre’s. All I am happy about and which will go in the history books for eternity is that a convinced woman, Aisha stood up to be counted when it mattered.

        • Arabakpura

          I believe just like you that she is courageous but I expected her to tone her rebellion in a way that will not bring opprobrium to her husband and further reduce his popular moral bank account! As for other countries having checks, this is pseudo matrimonial problem that has been brought to the fore! No one’s better half or significant other should prepare their partner for the slaughter slab in this fashion; but they can do that from the outside!

          • Watch man

            You are completely right!

          • Lanre

            You are missing the point. Buhari tried to be president four times succeeding at the last attempt. Aisha still believes in the Nigerian Project unlike her husband and the close coterie that compose his kitchen cabinet – They believe in the Hausa-Fulani, Northern Nigeria Project – Farouk Aliyu, El-Rufai, Babachir Lawal, Mamman Daura, Abba Kyari, Isa Funtua. A project that makes Hadiza Usman the MD of NPA, a sensitive organzation with enormous earning power generation capacity. What we hear is that the cornering of NPA, NNPC and other strategic institutions is to build a war-chest for the next elections.
            Tinubu and his co-fellow travelers were naive. Suddenly they see the light. Start shouting, Buhari is not listening. Talk to the wife to ask her to remember when they were in the trenches. Wife (still believing in Nigeria) talks. Aisha has done her part. She is a blessed woman for I do not believe she did this for selfish reasons. Have a nice week.

          • Arabakpura

            Ok, I will give her credit also for throwing her husband under the bus since you think it’s good for their union and Nigeria!

  • George

    Shehu has tweeted another one” Buhari was under the influence of alcohol”.

    Buhari may eat poison from Tinubu through this bed room wife watch out.

  • Ogom

    Buhari insists on embarrassing himself.. and Nigeria

    • Haba mallam

      You know Bill Clinton the president of the United States of America had an oral sex with an intern IN the Oval Office and was impeached while still married to Hillary Clinton. Do you know why mr Ogom?

      • Ogom

        I’m not sure how this is relevant, but please enlighten me

        • Haba mallam

          I though so, you just rush and say some bullshit nonsense simply because its Buhari, while others have done even worst than this, my friend you where already embrassed by Goodluck, Diezani, Iherijika, patience goodluck and the rest way before Buhari came to power so next time get an enlightenment before you rush with your bullshit nonsense.

          • Ogom

            Mallam, you’re a dunce.

            Your limited exposure to the English language hasn’t equipped you to detect sarcasm.

            I really didn’t want to know what you thought, as I already knew it would be some backward, ignorant garbage.

            Jona and Co embarrassed us in the past, yes. Buhari is embarrassing us NOW.

          • Haba mallam

            Here we go again, mr Englishman, now that you’re enlighten you basically have nothing to say. With my little English my messages came through loud and clear. You should use this platform to show how’s sophisticated you are by presenting a “superior argument ” so far youre nothing but just an empty burrel and that doesn’t kill a bird.

          • Ogom

            What’s a “burrel”?

          • haba mallam

            Find out from your English teacher, Ogom sounds more like a Ijaw or Ibo name, am a Fulani man we speak fulfulde and hausa.

          • Ogom

            .. and how would it “kill a bird”?

      • Babagordy

        Clinton was never impeached but there was impeachment proceedings that yielded no fruit

        • igboham

          Clinton was impeached but the impeachment failed in the senate.

    • Ogini

      …well that is for you Nigerians. Those of us from the South (Niger Delta) know he does not in anyway represent our country. I am sure it is same with our brothers from the East.A clown like Buhari can not represent us. God forbid!

      • Ogom

        Until you separate yourselves from the “zoo”, he will continue to represent you.

      • Iirona49

        Whether you like it or not he represents you & me; i’m from the south too!

      • Burbank

        And your elected PDP ruling the SS SE states has Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff as the PDP boss and he is an Ijaw Christian from Rivers State.

    • Burbank

      You embarrased your family.

  • Haba mallam

    Now that’s the Buhari that I know and love to dead. Mr president never waivers, stand firm and solid like ever before, he talk the talk and walk the walk just like the way a leader should be, and yes my wife too belong to my kitchen, we don’t comprised our values and religious believe to comfort ignorant, permitive, uncivilized and uncultured people who do all kind of things to women and then turn around and point fingers at others. Aisha belong to his kitchen and yet she is better than patience goodluck who belonged to the cabinet and stole 31 mln dollars. Mr president we are with you.

    • igboham

      Haba Malam – good for you and your family.

      • Burbank

        What the Bible said about it?

        1 Corinthians 14:34-36
        Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are
        commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

        Ephesians 5:22-24
        Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is
        subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

        Colossians 3:18
        Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

        1 Timothy 2:11-15
        Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived,
        but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    President Muhammadu BUhari, is right and has the fundamental right and liberty to say his wife,Mrs Aisha Buhari, belongs in his kitchen.
    @disqus_dxdYkW7rwg:disqus: How did president Muhammadu Buhari, embarrass himself and Nigeria, by saying his wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, belongs in his kitchen.Is she your wife? And what kind of embarrassment does that word cause Nigeria?
    Do you have a wife and what is your wife,s duty? Maybe, Ogom,is the wife cooking in his wife kitchen.

    • Ogom

      She was on the campaign trail in 2015 abi? Why didn’t Buhari send her back to the kitchen then?

      If you don’t know how it is embarrassing for Nigeria’s president to say this to the world in 2016, then there is no hope for you. I will have to leave you to wallow in ignorance.

      • Burbank

        The campaign trails were her kitchen !

    • Babagordy

      Pat let us look at things this way what is the political worth of Aisha; she became important because she is Buharis wife. The people in the north were looking for a turn around man and they thought Buhari fits the bill because he is a very honest man. Buhari is old school and honest and he has not changed one bit. Buhari has told the whole world the way it is; his wife belongs to the kitchen and the best way to a mans heart is through the kitchen and his stomach. This should be a lesson to all future first ladies, endeavour to discuss your differences at home and make sure it does not boil over to the public place. Support your husband if you can, if you cannot stay at home and keep quiet instead of coming to the public place to show your displeasure in order to embarrass him to submission. I am happy Buhari has chosen to be himself.

    • Taiwo

      Angela Merkel may have referred to Buhari as ‘this old, African shit’ after he left (or is he still there?). He is a total embarrassment to the nation and a disgrace to himself and his family. I don’t think Merkel will like to share the podium with him again.

    • Burbank

      1 Corinthians 14:34-36
      Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

      Ephesians 5:22-24
      Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

      Colossians 3:18
      Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

      1 Timothy 2:11-15
      Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing.

      • Tolu Ogunrinde, LP

        Dear Burbank, those scriptures do not totally have any effect on the statement President Buhari made. He isn’t a christian but a moslem. Besides, he was just making a statement that was targeted at his wife’s topmost duties. It’s is wife, not any other person’s wife. As Eph. 5:22 affirms, he is the head of his wife. The statement was made SPECIFICALLY concerning HIS WIFE and not every wife/woman/lady out there.

        • Burbank

          As a christian, one compiled with the teachings of the Bible while, Buhari, as a muslim, compiled with his beliefs in the Quran.
          And even as a muslim, Buhari’s statement is in accordance with Eph. 5:22.

    • Tolu Ogunrinde, LP

      Finally! someone’s thinking from a different perspective. The president made a SPECIFIC statement to a SPECIFIC person (being his wife and not every wife/woman). Technically speaking, his wife isn’t a housewife whose head
      -office is situated in the kitchen. She is, at least, involved in other things. He was just referring to her topmost duties (as far as he’s concerned), though, it might not be the same for other men/husbands or women/wives.

  • Oj

    The truth is that Aishatu has not really told us the actual reason for this bitter quarrel. We are only aware of Ear problem arising from old age since its has been described as an Ear disease associated with the aged. However, we are unable to decipher whether this age related disease is a one off affliction on a one off organ (The Ear). What if Papilo is also affected in that zone. I mean that very zone that matters most. Many believe that is the reason for all the unhappiness from Aishatu. Even the way she has been spending money on expensive red lip sticks of late has raised sufficient red flags that she might be seeking attention from elsewhere. Papilo can try “akpeteshi” or “battery life extender”. These two have been proven to be extremely potent. This is my recommendation and I believe all problems with the Daura clown will be solved

  • Babrutus

    He who is afraid of the answers must not ask questions…

    • Babagordy

      So true my brother I am sure this must be the words of wisdom of the elders from your village

      • Babrutus

        No. They have actually been derived from Boyle’s Law. Though Boyle himself is an elder…

      • Babrutus

        Indeed. As one of the elders, I must take care not to misrepresent you.

  • Lawrence Efana

    Mr
    President note that people see and read your intent and efforts. They
    understand the frustration, and feel concerned because they do not want
    situations possible to manage and be strategic about destroy your good
    intent and efforts. Value your dear partner in the house, show
    tenderness, listen and discuss understandingly with her. Show concern
    for her concerns. She is your best everything under these circumstances,
    and might be doing you good. Sift the best out of “old manly” culture,
    and show that you can modernize – though in context carefully! This
    could have been a test in disguise for you and the nation. Don’t read
    its challenge cheep, to make the mission of your leadership credible. On
    the average, this is cultural dilemma and older Nigerian men would not
    have acted differently from you! Do not let them capitalize and make
    untrue claims. Give the vibrant youth population the chance to see and
    understand this dimension of change: that the kitchen, sitting room and
    the other room for married couples are agents of fulfillment and love,
    and besides all, the man belongs to the kitchen as well. This is not
    about feminism, nor am I culturally drunk of the external, lest some see
    not what this is all about. It is but interdependence railed on
    balance – what we need as we interact within closer circles, outer
    circles and special circles. For you as a leader of the nation the
    special circles should be of primary importance, but so too the other
    circles. Your wife has insight to the special circles and found reasons
    to be worried, respect her for that, listen to her and reason privately
    with her. Turn the kitchen you think she belongs: look closely at her
    dinner table and read in the glory of communing to enjoy delicious bits
    and pieces arrayed and chat with joy over issues…..all of which could
    even be more pleasant in the “other room”. You are the Head of State. It
    is burdensome, but she is there for comfort privately so she is more
    than the three rooms, besides being mother of the family and you father
    of the family on top of the challenges of serving the nation. In actual
    fact both of you are servants so what a joy if both of you enjoy serving
    in different capacities. Nigeria needs a fatherly head much more than a
    tough guy and yet blending both, if successful can be a credit.
    Opinions are divided, because of values and loss of solidarity as the
    base to interpret, understand and weather the storms of her political,
    social and economic development. Even so many think you are trying under
    relatively difficult local and international situations. Setting the
    country on the path of consciousness is not easy. It has never been for
    any other country. You can earn understanding due to commonality of such
    a challenge. Do not allow people and media capitalize on what seems
    like a family feud, which they want to blow out of proportions. You can
    remedy that and remedy the country you love, the peoples you love and
    all you want and can do with their support during the tenure of your
    office. We send you light from above! Take the bull by the tail and do
    your best with love and intent to serve.

    • haba mallam

      Another bullshit nonsense

  • Gary

    A man who does not respect his wife and mother of his children is not capable of showing love to the people he governs.
    At every opportunity in his public life, Muhammadu Buhari has shown himself to be a wicked and unjust man, totally without feelings or affection for even those closest to him. This is the man Nigerians were bamboozled into returning to office.

    Let’s see how he and his chauvinist acolytes hope to get Nigerian women and men who respect them to ever vote for him and his party of cavemen going forward. Not that they needed Aisha to show them her husband’s true colours.
    Lesson for today: Psalm 127:1.

    • Burbank

      Lesson for today:

      1 Corinthians 14:34-36
      Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

      Ephesians 5:22-24
      Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

      Colossians 3:18
      Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

      1 Timothy 2:11-15
      Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing.

      Try to be attentive in your Sunday session.

  • Burning Spear

    Nigerian Women Would Return To The Kitchen Under Buhari — Patience Jonathan.

    Like a Prophecy, the former Nigerian First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan in one of her campaign trains warned Nigerian women that voting Buhari as the Nigerian President in the 2015 election will surely send most of them back to the kitchen….The ill adviced President totally forgot that he is standing next to a woman who is a world leader. Here in Germany as in the rest of Europe, the issue of women’s right is a delicate one as women have come a long way fighting inequality in both society and at work place.

    Without warning, a visibly angry Mrs Merkel (the German Chancellor) quickly ended the press conference to save the President further embarrassment.

    The emancipation of women in Europe is a civil rights issue, that is why feminist groups in Germany immediately reacted to his outing as a hate speech and demanded his exit from their territory.

    A German opposition leader called for his immediate expulsion from Germany, while a renowned German newspaper in its editorial, has this to say about our President.

    _He is simply a dumb leader, hailed as the Messiah of Africa’s most populous democracy after winning election in 2015 His agenda of fighting corruption which was given a blessing by the West, especially former colonial master, England is very unpopular in his country as citizens are more concerned about the economic hardship and joblessness to his fight for financial recovery_.

    It went ahead to say,… _when it comes to world issues, the former general has little knowledge of events of the moment and hardly articulates.The more you listen to him, the dumber you become_ -; Hard words, but written with some elements of sincerity. Germany has a woman as head of state…

    • Burbank

      “Germany has a woman as head of state.
      So did Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Pakistan.

  • Burning Spear

    Nigerian Women Would Return To The Kitchen Under Buhari — Patience Jonathan.

    Like a Prophecy, the former Nigerian First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan in one of her campaign trails warned Nigerian women that voting Buhari as the Nigerian President in the 2015 election will surely send most of them back to the kitchen..Menawhile, the ill advised President totally forgot that he was standing next to a woman who is a world leader. Here in Germany as in the rest of Europe, the issue of women’s right is a delicate one as women have come a long way fighting inequality in both society and at work place.

    Without warning, a visibly angry Mrs Merkel (the German Chancellor) quickly ended the press conference to save the President further embarrassment.

    The emancipation of women in Europe is a civil rights issue, that is why feminist groups in Germany immediately reacted to his outing as a hate speech and demanded his exit from their territory.

    A German opposition leader called for the immediate expulsion of Buhari from Germany, while a renowned German newspaper in its editorial, has this to say about our President.

    _(He is simply a dumb leader, hailed as the Messiah of Africa’s most populous democracy after winning election in 2015 His agenda of fighting corruption which was given a blessing by the West, especially former colonial master, England is very unpopular in his country as citizens are more concerned about the economic hardship and joblessness to his fight for financial recovery) Unquote ..what a shame_.

    It went ahead to say,… _when it comes to world issues, the former general has little knowledge of events of the moment and hardly articulates.The more you listen to him, the dumber you become_ -; Hard words, but written with some elements of sincerity. Germany has a woman as head of state…

    • Babagordy

      Why are you blaming a dog for barking, Buhari is old school and belongs to a different era. should you ask 90% of those of Buharis age group they will agree with him 100%

      • igboham

        Then he has no business being president in 2016.

        • Burbank

          How old was Mandela when he became S Africa’s president?

      • Danjuma

        LOL. I go die ooo

      • Burbank

        Just like when 76 years old Mandela became South African president.

    • Burbank

      “A German opposition leader called for the immediate expulsion of Buhari from Germany…”

      So the German ruling government did NOT “called for the immediate expulsion of Buhari from Germany.”

  • thusspokez

    The president’s comment counters the previous explanation by his media aide, Garba Shehu, who tried to play down the remarks.

    When I disputed Garba Shehu’ “It was a joke” claim and argued that he had made it up without having discussed the offending remarks with his boss, some posters disputed my analysis.

    Now that the Neanderthal man has repeated his offensive remarks, what has the social media addict Garba Shehu got to say for himself? Garba Shehu lied to the Nigerian people when he claimed that his boss’ offensive remarks were in jest. The Nigerian people, therefore deserve nothing less than an apology from Garba Shehu.

    Garba Shehu seems addicted to social media and needs help. His comments on social media in defence of Buhari are often contradicted by Buhari himself and other top officials in the government. This would indicate that Garba Shehu has no influence in the administration nor regular contact with his boss. He is serial poster of fabricated lies — intended to deceive Nigerians — in defence of his boss on social media.

    • igboham

      Come on – is this the first time?

      • thusspokez

        No, it has happened so often that one wonders why some people still take his social media postings seriously.

    • Burbank

      “This would indicate that Garba Shehu has no influence in the administration nor regular contact with his boss.”

      Not like Fani Kayode who has FULL INFLUENCED over Jonathan!

  • Taiwo

    Am very sorry for Buhari the way he is going. I know he wants to help is Hausa/Fulani people but he is ageing and will definitely need someone to look after him. I imagine him being an old lonely, and perhaps Alzheimer’s patient in few years when Aisha would have left him to stay with her kids in th UK.

    If he thought Aisha should not be involved in politics, why did he allow her to mount the podium during campaign?

    • Burbank

      And when she mounted the podium, you cried out that Aisha Buhari must stayed out of politics.

  • MC

    Garba Shehu is the clown making jest of himself. How can you manage Buhari – a man who has lost sanity? Na when the man naked comot for street una go no say him don kolo?

  • Excisionist

    The impression one has about northern Nigeria Muslim women is that they are neither meant to be seen nor heard. Only in PUDA, “ba shiga”. But Mrs Buhari has shown herself to be different, apparently due to her education and family background. She is highly educated compared to Buhari and she comes from a powerful well to do family there in the North.

    Her statements in the interview show that she can connect with the feelings and aspirations of ordinary Nigerians. She can as well connect with their sufferings at this time and, despite the risks, she is not afraid to say it. By this, she has demonstrated that she is a leader in her own rights even though that was not what she set out to do. She has earned my respect and, I believe, the respect of millions of Nigerians.

    @thussspokez has described the consequence of Buharis’ reaction in the most appropriate way. He talks like someone who does not understand the world we live in. He has stirred the hornet’s nest. Not ony German women, women around the world, Particularly in the West will be up in arms. I pity Buhari, not because o what Aisha said but because of consequences of his own reckless utterances

    • Burbank

      “The impression one has about northern Nigeria Muslim women is that they are neither meant to be seen nor heard.”

      And another northern Nigeria Muslim woman named Patience Jonathan was seen in looted luxury frequently in Germany and heard fighting the EFCC for her $26m cash, earned as a school teacher.

  • Burbank

    Even his wife cannot influence his affairs-of-the state decisions.

    • Reasonable

      Aisha, bottom power would not work on Baba o. Park well, change is everywhere.

  • Reasonable

    All those who cry fowl over PMB’s reply to his wife makes me wonder.
    1. Did any one asked why Aisha was this much frustrated with her Husband’s way of governance?
    2. Would she open up the way she did if she was having a free run on governance (commanding greater control) just like Maryam Babangida, Maryam Abacha, Stella Obasanjo, Turai Yaradua and Patience Jonathan had during their husbands regimes?
    Would Aisha Buhari accept any insinuations that she hijacked PMB government if she truly command greater government control like her predecessors? which I personally believe she won’t agree to such.
    May be she had tried to use her influence on PMB as his wife to give her cronies juicy post in government like in the past and the President is not giving in to her desires.
    Assuming she did exert her influence on PMB and the those given appointment were her nominees would she outburst about it. She sang the change melody, First lady office scrapped, he said he is for everybody and for nobody, that include her. Has she forgotten so soon. He said EFCC should investigate his family members and prosecute any if found wanting. This PMB for you Aisha. It’s like we knew your husband, our president better that you.

  • haba mallam

    OK that’s how you overcome your insecurities in your communities, you let your wives out of the kitchen to where? since when did you have kitchens? all your women are on the streets of Italy, Germany, Belgium, France and UK as far as I know they are called ASHAWO.

    • Ogom

      Just say you married a brainless woman with nothing to contribute to society and stop insulting other people’s “communities” you know nothing about.

      Bigot.